DISINTER (Peru) and DISINTER (USA) have a split release called Alliance Of Death through Pest Records. The songs were available on other releases previously.
A Tom Gabriel Warrior trilogy charting the career of the man responsible for HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST and TRIPTYKON will occur over a three-day series of headline concerts at the Time To Rock festival in Knislinge, Sweden next June.
OBITUARY will release a new album, entitled Dying Of Everything, through Relapse Records on January 13th. There is a music video for the song The Wrong Time. The band promises music akin to its debut album.
CONSECRATION released an EP of old material, Reanimated, through Cavernous Records on CD in 2021. Reanimated is being given a digital release. Cast Down For The Burning MMXXI and Gut The Priest MMXXI are reworked versions of tracks that appeared on the band’s 2010 debut EP, Gut The Priest, while Domain Of Despair is a new interpretation of an unreleased 2011 demo song.
Described as death and thrash, but having synthesizers, USA-based RONWE has signed with Music-Records for the release of its debut self-titled album, which is scheduled on May 26th. The band is Clint Listing (UNTIL THE SKY DIES and A DARKENED SEA) – vocals and Ryan Michalski (also of UNTIL THE SKY DIES and A DARKENED SEA) – guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.
Canada-based SUPERMODEL TAXIDERMY combines skate punk, hardcore and thrash and has uploaded a new song called Blood Painted Dash, which is the story of the misfortune of three teenagers taking drugs and alcohol.
Horror Pain Gore Death is releasing USA-based SHINING WIZARD’s Tournament Of Death album. It is a wrestling themed release that mixes teen pop alternative with grindcore and is compared to MAGRUDERGRIND, MIKE AWESOME VS. MASATO TANAKA, THE MISFITS and NAPALM DEATH. The label is also releasing USA-based PERCUSSOR’s Ravenous Despondency, which is described as being akin to BOLT THROWER and CELTIC FROST. The band was previously on the label before working with other concerns.
UK-based LUNAR MERCIA has a full-length demo called Leaving The Fragile Space. The band is compared to AGALLOCH.
Germany-based thrash metal group FATEFUL FINALITY has a demo called Emperor Of The Weak. The band has it distributed by Blood Blast.
Toronto, Canada-based solo act of Ric Galvez, MALICE DIVINE, has a demo called Everlasting Ascendancy. The act is compared to IMMORTAL and DISSECTION. The man is transitioning into an ensemble in order to play live. Dylan Gowan (VESPERIA) played session drums.
XYGRBRYRX will release a new demo, called Cunning Punts, on December 12th. The grindcore band’s monicker is pronounced ‘zye-ger-bry-rex.’
Detroit, Michigan, USA-based ASYLENCE has a music video for the song Soulless, which is taken from the Endanger Us All demo that is scheduled for February.
France-based WOLOK has an album, called The Bilious Hues Of Gloom, through Brucia Records on December 8th. The band is streaming a song called The Slough Of Despond. The black/doom/crust band is compared to ABSTRACTER and THE AXIS OF PERDITION.
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions presents THE CRIPPLER’s debut album I’m Just Gonna Let Myself In. The USA-based band features current and former members of EAT THE TURNBUCKLE, BAD LUCK 13 RIOT EXTRAVAGANZA, BRUTAL TRUTH And TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION. The band touches on metal, hardcore and grindcore.
Nepal-based death metal band UGRA KARMA has a full-length demo called Photonic Death. It has been worked on and recorded in the USA and Nepal over the course of the last three years. A cassette version is being issued by Gore-Kha Records.
MORBID ANGEL will tour the USA in March and April 2023. Using the United States Tour Of Terror monicker, the band will be supported by REVOCATION, SKELETAL REMAINS, VITRIOL and CRYPTA on different dates.
Everlasting Spew Records is releasing NOTHINGNESS’ Supraliminal on 20.01.2023. The band is compared to GOJIRA and MORBID ANGEL.
Czech Republic-based death black metal band ALTARS ABLAZE has released a video for the track Across The Empires Of Death. The song is from the debut LP, Life Desecration, which was released through Lavadome Productions in September.
Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots is issuing Croatia-based TRYGLAV’s The Ritual album in February 2023. It is the follow-up to 2019’s Night Of Whispering Souls. The main man of the solo act reports the album follows his two open heart surgeries. Callum Wright is the album’s guest singer.
LAMB OF GOD has jumped on the cruise bandwagon and announced Headbangers Boat, which sails from Florida on October 31st 2023. LAMB OF GOD will perform shows including playing its Ashes Of The Wake 2004 album in its entirety. Also appearing are MASTODON, VIO-LENCE, GATECREEPER, LACUNA COIL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, GWAR, SHADOWS FALL, GOD FORBID and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY.
LAMB OF GOD and KREATOR have once again postponed their State Of Unrest European co-headlining tour. The concerts were expected this month, but are pushed to February and March now.
SPLIT IMAGE has a documentary of its tour with PSYCHO MANTIS. The Psycho Image Tour’s 2022 Tour Documentary was helmed by Reelverse Productions.
Karachi, Pakistan-based thrash metal act TABAHI has a single called Survive Or Die. It pays tribute to soldiers, armies and the military in the name of the land. The band’s monicker is Urdu for ‘destruction.’
VENOMOUS CONCEPT, featuring former BRUTAL TRUTH singer Kevin Sharp, guitarist John Cooke, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury and drummer Carl Stokes formerly of CANCER, has an album called The Good Ship Lollipop through Decibel Records on 24.02.2023.
UNEARTH has announced two concerts for Tokyo, Japan in January. One concert will feature openers SABLE HILLS and GRAUPEL and another features VIEW FROM THE SOYUZ.
Finland-based black metal act RIENAUS released a new album in November. Luciferille is out through Kvlt.
Consécration Cadavérique is the name for the album for the Canada-based black metal band ORPHIQUE. It is out through Sepulchral Productions.
Japan-based MANIPULATED SLAVES has a single called The Bloody Cross. It features the song Suicide Into Nightmare and a re-recording of No Name Grave Post. The song My Grave Post appeared on Oath In Black Tears from 2006.
BRIDEAR has announced a live album called Aegis Of London through Setsuzoku Records for February. It was recorded live in London, England at the Boston Music Room on the Decide To Survive tour on September 10th 2022.
Jonas Åkerlund, who for a brief period, was the early drummer for BATHORY is directing a movie called GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die about the life of the punk musician. GG Allin died due to drugs in 1993.
SADUS has signed with Nuclear Blast and will release a new album in 2023. The band’s last studio album was Out For Blood from 2006. The group has uploaded a song called It’s The Sickness.
SCATTERED STORM has a music Video, which is described as “a homage for their love of Star Wars.” A new EP, entitled In this Dying Sun, is out through Bloodblast Distribution now.
Greece-based death metal band ACID DEATH is working on a new album and hopes to enter the studio to record the follow-up to Primal Energies in the middle of next year.
Yannick Argast (ex-OUTRAGE) is the new drummer for FINAL DEPRAVITY. Dennis “Blaze” Baron is focusing on playing the guitar, as was the case in the band’s earlier incarnation, and the act has picked up Benjamin Krzis as its new singer. The act has a single called As The Crow Flies.
Italy-based SIRRUSH has a lyric video for the song A Son Set His Father Free, which is taken from the debut full-length Molon Labe. The record company is Non Serviam Records.
Inspired by KEEL? BIOHAZARD has reformed with singer and guitarist Billy Gradziadei, guitarist Bobby Hambel, bassist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Danny Schuler, all part of the line-up. The band is planning to tour the world and record new material in 2023. Everybody is also honoured and humbled.
BEHEMOTH has hired former JOB FOR A COWBOY and current UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS drummer Jon Rice for its current South American tour with ARCH ENEMY. Rice is again filling in for drummer Inferno as he did in 2017 and 2019.
In the world of ever-changing substitute members and musicians with part-time gigs, MACHINE HEAD has recruited HAVOK‘s Reece Alan Scruggs to play guitar on its current Electric Happy Hour (Live) tour. Guitarist “Vogg” Kiełtyka was unavailable as he is busy with DECAPITATED.
Texas, USA-based HIGH FELLS has a 40-minute demo called Catharsis. The band is compared to DECAPITATED.
Spain-based black metal group EMPTY has an album called Omnia Amet Lorem through Drakkar Productions and half a dozen other labels.
DARKENED has a video for the song Swallowed By The World. It is taken from the band’s The Black Winter release, which was released through Edged Circle Productions in May.
Australia-based ESKHATON has a MLP called Horracle through Hells Headbangers on CD. A vinyl version is due in the winter.
Austria-based techno metal band MASTIC SCUM has a lyric video for Create And Destroy. The song is taken from the band’s Icon album.
HOUR OF PENANCE will re-release its 2019 album Misotheism through Agonia Records in late January. There is a lyric video for the song Flames Of Merciless Gods.
The Netherlands-based LUCIFERICON has a full-length called The Warlock Of Da’ath through Invictus Productions.
NOCTURNIS has a video for the song Reue. The track is taken from the Unsegen album, which was released through MDD Records in October.
Groovy thrash metal group NØMADUS has signed with The Distortion Project for bookings, management and the release of its Axis Primordial demo. NØMADUS will undertake its first UK tour in 2023. They will co-headline with London, England-based thrashers SECREUM.
Spain-based thrash metal band HOLYCIDE is releasing a series of 10 videos for its Fist To Face album. The latest is called The Aftermath and is a RECIPIENTS OF DEATH cover version. Fist To Face was released in 2020.
Eminente Lucifer Libertad is the new full-length from Norway-based PHANTOM FIRE. It will be released through Edged Circle Productions on March 3rd. The band has a video for the song De Taptes Dans. NIFELHEIM’s Hellbutcher has again provided the cover artwork for the album and ENSLAVED’s Iver Sandøy played session drums and produced.
Kazn is the title for the new album by Poland-based black metal group WITCHMASTER. It is out through Agonia Records.
Italy-based EXTIRPATION has a mini-album called The Endless Storm through Chaos Records. A vinyl edition is due next year.
London, England-based death metal group QRIXKUOR will release an EP entitled Zoetrope on CD and cassette formats through Invictus Productions (Europe) and Dark Descent Records (USA) this month. A vinyl edition will follow in mid-2023.
AMON AMARTH has a graphic novel called The Great Heathen Army and a board game in the autumn of 2023.
INSOMNIUM will release an album, called Anno 1696, through Century Media Records in February. There is a video for the song Lilian. The album’s title refers to the age of witch hunts across Europe.
Toronto, Canada-based KORROSIVE has an album called Toxic Apokalypse through CDN Records. The cover artwork was rendered by Ed Repka.