Former Obituary Bassist Frank Watkins Passes Away

From Former OBITUARY bassist Frank Watkins has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 47 years old. Watkins left OBITUARY in 2010 on acrimonious terms and was eventually replaced by Terry Butler. Watkins started playing music at the age of 12 and joined OBITUARY in 1989, after the recording of the band’s […]

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE to begin tracking new album!

Italian symphonic-death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will tentatively release their new album King in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. Tracking will start this summer at Kick Recording and 16th Cellar studios in Rome. Mixing and mastering will be handled by the world-renowned Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY) at Fascination Street […]

VEHEMENCE: Phoenix Death Metal Outfit Returns After A Decade Of Silence; New LP To See Fall Release Via Battleground Records

New LP To See Fall Release Via Battleground Records Following an entire decade without a new album, Phoenix-based melodic death metal kingpins, VEHEMENCE, return to full-time duty in 2015, having reactivated the band and completed their fourth full-length studio full-length, Forward Without Motion, which is now set for release this Autumn via Battleground Records. Their […]


The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed. Produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon. The album will be released late summer via Nuclear Blast Records. Mastermind Karl Sanders states: “All of us in NILE are […]

ENTRAILS: Swedish Death Metal Overlords To Unleash New Studio Offering This May Via Metal Blade Records

– March 24th, 2015 – Preorders + Teaser Track Unveiled Swedish death metal overlords, ENTRAILS, will unleash the putrid fruits of their newest studio offering this May via Metal Blade Records. Fittingly dubbed, Obliteration, the follow-up to 2013′s Raging Deathfull-length was tracked by guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist at his own “Bloodshed Studios” and mixed and mastered […]

KATAKLYSM Reveal New Album Details!

      Canadian powerhouse KATAKLYSM is set to release their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Gods this summer on Nuclear Blast.   The new artwork from KATAKLYSM‘s explosive new album was done by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist  Art by Surtsey ( The new KATAKLYSM album cover echoes a sinister artwork depicting the reality of […]

SKINLESS: Reunited New York Death Metal Legion To Release First New Full-Length In Over Eight Years; Artwork + Release Date Revealed

Reunited New York death metal legion, SKINLESS, will defile the ears of the living this June with their first new studio offering in nearly a decade. Titled Only The Ruthless Remain, and featuring their classic late ‘90s lineup, SKINLESS returns stronger and more vicious than ever before with a prime slab of truly brutal death metal. Recorded […]

FATALIST – Deal with FDA Rekotz! New album to be released later this year!

With Californian death-metal-bulldozer FATALIST, FDA Rekotz have added another high-quality band to their already stunning roster. FATALIST plow up the underground since 2006 and can be described as the American answer on bands such as Entombed, Dismember, Grave, Unleashed, etc. Neil Burkdoll on the deal with FDA Rekotz: “Wes and I are very happy and […]

Mörbid Vomit Set to Release ‘Return to the Crypts’ Compilation via Blast Head Records

Finnish old school death metallers Mörbid Vomit will be releasing Return to the Crypts later this year  on Canada’s Blast Head Records. The release will contain the band’s 2012 Demo, ‘I Breathe Hell’ EP + a bonus cover song exclusive to this CD. Says Blast Head Records owner Paul Shaw: “This is an Amazing album of old […]

ARCTURUS Sign With Prophecy Productions: New Album Due May 18th, 2015.

From Prophecy Productions: Arcturus are legend. Unparalleled in creativity, musicianship and artistic approach since their foundation days, mastermind Steinar “Sverd” Johnsen and his cosmic crew consisting of past and present members of bands like Ulver, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar and Ved Buens Ende have been dancing their very own tightrope between genius and madness ever […]

NOCTURNUS to release cult demos collection, play special early-years concert‏

Today, Nuclear War Now! Productions announces March 13th as the international release date for Nocturnus‘ The Science of Horror collection. Although he played a pivotal role in the emergence of the early U.S. death metal movement as both a co-founder of Morbid Angel and a member of Incubus in the mid-to-late 1980s, Mike Browning’s legacy is most inextricably tied to […]

NEGURA BUNGET announce North American release date for new album, reveal first video‏

Today, Prophecy Productions announces March 3rd as the North American release date for Negura Bunget‘s highly anticipated new album, Tău. With Tău, these Romanian folk/black metal pioneers not only present the long-awaited successor to 2010’s Virstele Pamintului, but also their first album for Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions with genuinely new song material. Tău also marks the beginning of Negura Bunget‘s ambitious “Transilvanian Trilogy,” a sonic and […]

DEMONICAL Signs With Agonia Records

DEMONICAL signs with Agonia Records Swedish death metal sensation, DEMONICAL, has inked a worldwide record deal withAgonia Records. Spawned in March 2006 by members of Centinex, the band preserves the flame of sheer, traditional death metal with a suitable dose of melodiousness and a damaging portion of unbound darnkess and utter brutality. Paving the way […]

HATE ETERNAL Signs With Season of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of legendary death metal band Hate Eternal. Helmed by founder, guitarist/vocalist, primary songwriter and acclaimed producer Erik Rutan, HATE ETERNAL has been one of the leading bands in the worldwide death metal scene for over eighteen years. The band’s five full-length albums are considered crucial genre […]

BLOODBATH Reveal New Vocalist

From metalhammer:   After months of speculation, wild guessing and scurrilous rumour, Bloodbath – Sweden’s horror-gorged death metal supergroup featuring Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, as well as past member Per Eriksson and Opeth’s Martin Axenrot –can exclusively reveal here the successor to former frontmen Peter Tägtren and Mikael Åkerfeldt. The new frontman for […]

EINHERJER Announce New Album Details

Pioneers and godfathers of Viking Metal are set to release new studio record “Av Oss, For Oss”!  One of the leading stars of the genre are now ready to release yet a defining record. Behind them, Einherjer has an array of albums – some of which stand as milestones in a genre of explosive growth. “Av Oss, For Oss” […]

AVERSIONS CROWN signs with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!

AVERSIONS CROWN signs with Nuclear Blast Entertainment! Six-headeddeathmachine, AVERSIONS CROWN, havesigned a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the release of their new slab of astral punishment, Tyrant. Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane, the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline as PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION,AVERSIONS CROWNdeveloped their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing […]

Deepsend Records Sign Greek Technical Death Metal Act SICKENING HORROR

Greek extreme metal outfit SICKENING HORROR have signed with Deepsend Records for the release of the band’s third album, Overflow.   Overflow combines dissonant riffs with psychedelic melodies to create an all-encompassing metal journey. Adopting more groove and less technicality finds these Greeks crafting a much more memorable experience with Overflow. The riffs are still mindbending without being […]

CANNIBAL CORPSE: American Death Metal Icons To Release A Skeletal Domain

New Song And Pre-order Packages Now Available + Band To Kick Off Summer Tour As Part Of The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival American Death Metal Icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length, entitled, A Skeletal Domain. Lucky number thirteen? Lucky or not, it’s a quantity of releases (not even counting […]

ANAAL NATHRAKH signs to Metal Blade Records!

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of ANAAL NATHRAKH to its roster! Comments ANAAL NATHRAKH: “We are very pleased to announce our signing with Metal Blade Records. It means we are joining a roster with some truly titanic figures, and a label responsible for releasing some utterly legendary albums. Few other labels can touch their […]

Order of Ennead to Release New EP

Extreme metal band, Order Of Ennead will enter FHU Productions in Seminole, FL within the next two weeks to track an as yet untitled EP. Their previous releases include 2008’s self titled album and 2010’s “An Examination Of Being” both released through Earache Records. Track listing for this release will be: 01. Identifying The Faults […]

OBITUARY and Relapse Records Join Forces For New Album

    Death metal legends OBITUARY has partnered up with Relapse Records to release the band’s highly anticipated new album. One of the most influential and important death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY have completed recording their highly anticipated 9th studio album and first full-length in over five years. Self-recorded this April by the […]

NAILS Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

NAILS Sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment! Southern CA based four man hatecrew, NAILS, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment to release their as-of-yet-untitled third album. This rabidly anticipated full-length, is currently tentatively scheduled to be unleashed upon the masses sometime in the first quarter of 2015. “After waging an oppressive blitzkrieg against the […]

ORIGIN: New Album Details Revealed!

Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, will release Omnipresent on July 8, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast (and on Agonia Records on July 4th in Europe). Omnipresent was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS. The album was mixed and mastered atMenegroth – The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (NEVERMORE, KATAKLYSM, EXODUS). Regarding the artwork, vocalist Jason […]

NOVEMBER’S DOOM Prepare For Release of 9th Studio Album Via The End Records

“Bled White” Pre-Orders Available Now! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (April 30, 2014) – Cited as one of the earliest death/doom metal bands to come out of the US, Chicago’s Novembers Doom will release their ninth studio album titled – Bled White on July 15, 2014 via The End Records. The follow up to the group’s critically […]