CRUEL FATE has an album called Destin Cruel through Personal Records.
Canada-based HATRED REIGNS has a new demo called Awaken The Ancients on December 1st. The lyrics on the demo are inspired by the film What Dreams May Come and Dante’s Inferno and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
XOTH has an album called Exogalactic through Dawnbreed Records on November 3rd. A vinyl and MC edition will follow in early 2024.
SADIST has completed the songwriting for its next album. It has entered the studio and aims to release the record next autumn.
Ottawa, Canada-based PESSIMYSTIC has a demo called Burnt Offering. It was produced by Topon Das of FUCK THE FACTS at Apt 2 Recording.
Amor Fati Productions has released Forsaking, Forseeking, full-length from France-based black betallers NETHERDOOM.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has announced AROMA’s debut EP Adenocarcinoma. It is described as “Disgusting, Slamming, And Skin Curling Punky Goregrind Straight Out Of The Gurgling Bowels Of Filthadelphia.” The band is compared to PULMONARY FIBROSIS.
Italy-based death-thrashers INFECTION CODE have uploaded a song, called Something Wicked This Way Comes, from the full-length album Sulphur which is out through Time To Kill Records on November 17th. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at The Cat’s Cage Recording Studio by Francesco Salvadeo.
ONE MASTER’s full-length The Names Of Power will be released through Eternal Death on 24.11.2023. The release will coincide with ONE MASTER’s second live performance at the Messe Des Morts festival in Montreal, Canada with a US tour being organised by Ripping Headaches for spring 2024.
FEAR FACTORY has recruited SCATTERED STORM’s Javier Arriaga to play bass on the band’s current tour. The man, who is a roadie for FEAR FACTORY, is filling in for Tony Campos who is on the road with STATIC-X. MACHINE HEAD and FEAR FACTORY will tour North America in 2024. ORBIT CULTURE and GATES TO HELL will open.
JOB FOR A COWBOY will release its first album in ten years, Moon Healer, through Metal Blade on 23.02.2024. There is a video for the song The Forever Rot.
Heavy/thrash band MANDRILIA, which is based in Chile, has a single and video called Hombre Hostil, which addresses the Chilean social outbreak heroes and historical figures. The members are Daniel Peralta on drums, Jaime Prat on guitar, Rodrigo Vicens on vocals and JC Saavedra on bass.
Australia-based nu band DISTORTA has a demo called A Devil In The Dust. It features the band’s new vocalist Dmitry Keremetskiy.
Marseille, France-based STONE HORNS has signed with Rockshots Records. The band is releasing its third album Chimaira in January 2024 along with tour plans across Europe. Metal fans should approach this act with caution as they are being compared to SLIPKNOT, JINJER and MACHINE HEAD.
Australia-based ACROLYSIS has a demo called Revolution. An accompanying video is said to showcase the band’s sense of humour.
Poland-based death metal group MARTYRDOOM has a full-length called As Torment Prevails through Memento Mori.
After releasing albums with SHAGOR, OSSAERT, DINBETHES and WEERZIN, J. and P. decided to put their shared passion for mythology into a new project called SUOL. They decided to work with musicians from their local region exclusively. SUOL’s self-titled debut album is available through Swarte Yssel.
The Netherlands-based SAVAGE, featuring multi-instrumentalist Michel Jonker (ex-ENTRAPMENT, MAKILADORAS, SUFFERING QUOTA and MASSIVE ASSAULT), has a first demo, simply entitled Demo I. The tape is out in partnership with Dawnbreed Records.
Singapore-based modern act (i.e. SCAR SYMMETRY, etc.) has an album called As The Bridge Collapses, which will be released through Rockshots Records on November 24th. NOPROPHECY has uploaded a song called Ghost Of Yesterday, which the label calls, “a single.”
WRATHEON released Becoming Nil through Seek And Strike on October 20th. Session musician Theodor Borovski (SECOND TO SUN, VINTERGATA etc) drummed after a drum machine was used in the first iteration of the recording and sounded fake and digital. Since recording Becoming Nil the act has become a full band with the addition of bassist Lillian Wong, guitarist Natalee Algozino and drummer Tulio Savatierra. The label was formed by former Century Media staff.
NILE has been joined by Dan Vadim Von (MORBID ANGEL and INCANTATION) on bass and Zach Jeter (HIDEOUS DIVINITY, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE and OLKOTH) on guitar for touring. The band is still working on its new album.
Canada-based ARTACH has a single and video called Hell On Halloween, which references several horror movie characters. The band is working on a full-length for 2024.
Iceland-based black metal act HELFRÓ has an album called Tálgröf, a project inspired by the dark manifestations of the human mind, through Season Of Mist.
White metallers A HILL TO DIE UPON has uploaded a song called Left Handed Wizard (My Eyes Look West). It is in advance of the new full-length album The Black Nativity, which is available on Rottweiler Records in late November.
Denmark-based SORT SIND has a track called Dysterhed from its debut full length I Skyggen Af Livet, which will be released through Nuclear Winter Records this month.
FOUL BODY AUTOPSY will release an EP, called Crucifix Dreams, on October 31st. As well as a couple of other guests,the demo employs the standard-issue contributors. These include Dirk Verbeuren on drums and Steve Di Giorgio on bass, with guitar solos being provided by Andy LaRocque and Bobby Koelble (DEATH) and an unnerving spoken word intro from Simon Shaw (TEMPLE OF LIES).
KRYPTOXIK MORTALITY releases a new album, entitled Interdimensional Calamitous Extirpation, on through Comatose Music on December 8th. The band has four guest vocalists on the release.
REVULSED’s Cerebral Contamination is out through Everlasting Spew Records on 15.12.2023.
Sweden-based FARSOTH has an album called Morbid Symphonies, which will be released through Black Lion Records on November 24th.
Avantgarde Music releases US/Swedish black metal band RINGARË’s Of Momentous Endless Night and Russia-based post-black metal/sludge trio CRUST’s Dissolution. In addition to these, OLHAVA has a digital single called Eternal Fire.
USA-based death and doom metal group FURNACE FLOOR has a self-titled debut EP. The release is out through Dawnbreed Records this month. A vinyl version is expected in 2024.
KRIEG has returned with a new full-length entitled Ruiner, which is out through Profound Lore.
RAVENOIR released a new full-length album, entitled Cultus Inferi, Through Black Barn Music on October 31st.
Described as “Cascadian Black Metal,” USA-based RETURNING will have Breath Sun Bone Blood release the band’s debut album Severance on November 10th.
THREE EYES OF THE VOID has an album called The Atheist through Folter Records since 27.10.2023. The band was a solo studio project by Ukrainian musician Dmytro Kvashin initially before acquiring a full line-up. Dmytro visited Gdańsk, Poland and came across Arkadiusz Niziołek and Marcin Urban – former drummer and guitarist of SACRILEGIUM – in 2021. Jakub Milszewski, the bassist of groove/thrash metal band PERPETUAL, also joined. The band appeared at the Under The Black Sun festival and is booked for the winter edition of the festival Niech Cisza Milczy.
I HELVETE has a lyric video for the track Paratiisi, which is part of the band’s concept album Yksi Yhteinen Yhteiskunta through Inverse Records.
Described as avant-garde black metal, Argentina-based PSICOSFERA has released a new album, Summa Negativa. The album was released through Lavadome Productions on October 27th.
Germany-based DETHRONED has signed with Dominance Of Darkness Records and will release an album called A Bridge To Eternal Darkness. Guitarist John Never handled all artwork. The band’s debut Bluotrunst is being rereleased by the label.
Finland-based funeral doom and death metal band CONVOCATION will issue its third record, entitled No Dawn For The Caliginous Night, through Everlasting Spew Records on 24.11.2023. It is described as, “aural study of concepts encircling death.”
Comprised of the leftover tracks from 1994’s Ceremony Of Opposites full-length, SAMAEL’s Rebellion EP is being reissued by Metal Scrap Records in a “Limited Deluxe Edition 24-kt Gold Translucent CD.” A sticker is also included.
Satanic black/heavy act DEATH MAGICK is having its debut demo, Demo MMXXIII, released as an EP through Dawnbreed Records in November.
They served McDonald’s at the funeral? FUNERAL VOMIT has a lyric video for Spectral Parasite. The song is taken from the Monumental Putrescence album, which will be released through Xtreem Music.
Vancouver, Canada-based CRYSTAL COFFIN has a video for the song Cryogenesis. The track is taken from The Curse Of Immortality album, which is out through A Beast In The Field.
The anti-underground forces strike again: S.U.P/SUPURATION will re-release its back catalogue of demos and albums through Xtreem Music in the coming years.
Japan-based thrash metal band RIVERGE has lost singer Nakamura Shouji to cancer. The band was booked for True Thrash Fest in November and intends to appear with a special line-up.
The new Dwell Records? Time To Kill Records will release Mesmerized – A Tribute To Celtic Frost on January 26th. Compiled by Alberto Penzin of SCHIZO, participants include DOOMRAISER, KRYPTONOMICON and NECRODEATH among others.
USA-based heavy/thrash metal group MINDRAZER has a full-length called A Thing of Nightmares. It is produced by Kevin Antreassian who has worked with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. The demo is out through Misanthropic Records’ imprint. The band opened for VENOM INC., SATAN and RINGWORM in October.
SLAMMER, which reformed earlier in 2023, has cited family health issues and logistics to disband again.
VALDRIN has premiered a track named Paladins Of Ausadjur from the Throne Of The Lunar Soul full-length, which will be released through Blood Harvest Records.
Switzerland-based IMPALEMENT has a demo called The Dawn Of Blackened Death. It is the follow-up to 2020’s The Impalement and was recorded by Jens “Pestilence“ Förster at AMP Studio in Duisburg, Germany and mixed and mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio.
MANTICORA has uploaded a song called Beast Of The Fall through Mighty Music.
Tokyo, Japan-based BLOOD PROPHECY has a demo called Last Battle, Under The Starry Sky.
DARK TRANQUILLITY is at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden to record a new album. It is the follow-up to Moment from 2020.
Chile-based DOLEZALL has a new EP and lyric video, which is the third part of a mediaeval story. It is a part of a new album, called Dark Tales From Medieval Times, and entitled Part 3: The Presence Of Evil. The third chapter is a portion of four that will make up the aforementioned record.
Inspiratio Profanus is the name of a compilation by DIMMU BORGIR of the cover versions it has recorded. Black Metal, originally by VENOM, is a single. The album is out through Nuclear Blast in December.
PHOBOCOSM will release a new full-length, called Foreordained, through Dark Descent Records in December.
Loud As Hell festival in Alberta, Canada has opened up submissions for its 2024 edition. Bands may visit https://www.loudashell.ca/bands.