Test Your Metal Records has signed Vancouver, Canada-based thrash metal band TERRIFIER for the release of its next album Weapons Of Thrash Destruction, which is set to be released in January. The release will be the follow-up to 2013’s Metal Or Death and 2012’s Destroyers Of The Faith. The first single from the release is Reanimator and is inspired by the band’s love for the horror movie of the same name.
Following its recent tour with MADBALL and performances at Mexico’s Off Limits Festival and Arizona’s Southwest Terror Fest, POWER TRIP prepares to head back out on the road next week joining the likes of NAPALM DEATH, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, PIG DESTROYER, ABNORMALITY and more. Additionally, POWER TRIP has completed the full-length follow-up to its 2013-released Manifest Decimation LP and is preparing to release Nightmare Logic in early 2017 through Southern Lord.
Art Gates Records has signed Spain’s [IN MUTE]. The band is recording process its new album, which is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Germany-based PRECIPITATION’s has an album called The Power Of through Sliptrick Records. The band is described as “post/prog melodic death metal.”
Death/thrash metal band SCUM will release an album called Humana through Sliptrick Records. The band is based in Italy.
Finland-based MARIANAS REST’s Horror Vacui album is out through Sliptrick Records. The band is described as “melancholic death metal.”
Sweden-based IN MY EMBRACE has an album called Black Waters Deep through Sliptrick Records. The band describes itself as black/death metal.
Black metal band LARVA OV CUM has issued an album called Internazionalismo through Sheep United Productions.
The UK thrash metal band SOLITARY is back after eight years and has signed a new deal with UKEM Records to release a new record. The album’s name is not yet available, but the band has issued a single called Unidentified.
Malta-based death metal group BEHEADED will release its next full-length next year through Unique Leader Records. Entitled Beast Incarnate, the eight-track production is the follow-up to 2012’s Never To Dawn. It features new drummer Davide Billia and guitarist Simone Brigo.
Southern Lord has signed Ohio-based CRYPT ROT – formed by several current/former members of HOMEWRECKER – for the release of its Embryonic Devils debut in early 2017.
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting has announced that the eighth edition of the annual festival is taking place December 16 and 17th at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Bands playing including HARAKIRI IN THE SKY, PROTECTOR (SE), HAIL OF BULLETS, HELL (UK), ILLDISPOSED (DK), DESTRUCTION.
MAYHEM has announced North American and European dates for winter and spring of 2017. The black metal band will embark on the De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas tour performing its debut album in full. The band is also performing at Eindhoven.
ANTHRAX will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Among The Living album by performing the album in its entirety on a European tour in February and March.
Germany-based BURN DOWN EDEN has issued Ruins Of Oblivion through Sliptrick Records. The band’s style is described as melodic death metal with punk influences.
Greece-based black metal band NATVRE’s Wrath album is issued through Argento Records.
MARIANAS REST’s Horror Vacui album was issued last month through Sliptrick Records. The band hails from Finland.
ALTERED SHADE is a death/thrash metal band from France, which has signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of its album The Path Of Souls.
DARK RITES has signed with Sliptrick Records for the worldwide release of its self-titled album. The band was formed in early 2016.
ARCH ENEMY will release a new live DVD, called As The Stages Burn!, on March 31st, 2017 through Century Media. The footage includes a show from last summer at the Wacken Open Air.
German pagan/black metal band THORMESIS shall release its next album, Trümmerfarben, through MDD Records on February 10th.
USA-based THE DRIP will release a full-length album called The Haunting Fear Of Inevitability through Relapse in January. The band plays grindcore.
OVERKILL has recruited former GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta on second guitar for its European headlining tour. Waldemar is filling in for Dave Linsk who is unable to tour for undisclosed reasons.
Metal Blade has signed Swedish death metal unit EVOCATION. The band’s next full-length album will be released in the winter of 2017.
Century Media has signed French death/black metal band SVART CROWN.
Calgary, Canada-based KREPITUS has issued a demo called The Eyes Of The Soulless.
New York City-based BLACK ANVIL is back with As Was, a fifty-minute follow-up to 2014’s Hail Death. It will be out in January through Relapse.
Clavis Secretorum is releasing THRON’s self-titled debut album on digipack CD this January. The band is based in Germany.
According to his wife, EYEHATEGOD singer Mike Williams needs to urgently undergo a lifesaving liver transplant. They have launched a crowdfunding appeal.
Italy-based ANTICLOCKWISE has an album called Raise Your Head through Revalve Productions. The band was formed back in 2004 by Michele Locatelli and Pietro Baggi (former members of NASHTIR).
Swedish death metal project DIATONIC has a demo called I Am The One. DIATONIC is the solo project of Joakim Antman, a Swedish musician who plays bass in the likes of THE UGLY, SKITARG and OVERTORTURE. For this project, the musician shows his multi-instrumental capability and teams up with MARDUK‘s drummer Fredrik Widigs.
Base Records has issued THE DOWNSPIRAL TO HELL’s Unusual Methods To Dismember The Spiritual Halo album. The band plays black metal.
White metal band ORATIONEM has released a full-length entitled Your Presence And Strength through Vision Of God Records. The lyrics stem from the bible.
Sri Lanka-based black metal band PLECTO ALIQUEM CAPITE has an EP called The End.
Italy-based death metal band WORSTENEMY is recording a new album at Mathlab Studio with producer Jonny Mazzeo. The record will be mixed by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) in Montreal, Canada.
MDD Records has issued PESSIMIST’s Call To War and ACROSS THE BURNING SKY’s The End Is Near albums.
The Messe Des Morts featival, which was scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada on Saturday, November 26th was cancelled “for safety reasons” following a campaign and protest by anti-fascist organizers against Poland’s GRAVELAND, which is a NAZI and white supremacist band. This would have been GRAVELAND’s first show in Canada.
Metal Scrap Records has issued Italy-based death metal band FROM THE SHORES’ Of Apathy album.