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  • June 2019
    • (06.05) Monotheist will release a single this summer and expect to release a new full length album in 2020!
    • (06.05) Wormed will release their new album "Metaportal" on July 19th. Visit their bandcamp to pre-order and listen to the new single 'Remote Void':
    • (06.03) The new Hour Of Penance album is completed. It will be out later this year on Agonia Records.
    • (06.03) To listen to the new Pathology song 'Hieroglyphs On Cement Walls', visit
    May 2019
    (05.23) Unmerciful will be heading into the studio 2 weeks from today to record their new album. The vocal duties for this album will be handled by Karl Schmidt from the band Gorgatron.
  • (05.22) To listen to the new Beheaded song 'The Charlatan's Enunciation', visit
  • (05.21) Go here to listen to a sample from the new Humanity's Last Breath album:
  • (05.20) Hideous Divinity have finished writing their 4th album. They enter the studio to record in 10 days.
  • (05.14) Dream Theater will record a show from their "Scenes From A Memory" 20th-Anniversary Tour for a future DVD / CD release.
  • (05.14) Vader is almost finished recording their new full length album.
  • (05.13) Disentomb have signed with Unique Leader records. Their new album "The Decaying Light" will be out July 12th. Go here to listen to the track 'Your Prayers Echo Into Nothingness':
  • (05.10) Cattle Decapitation have started recording their new album.
  • (05.08) Tool's new album will be out August 30th.
  • (05.06) Sepultura will be recording their new album in August for a tentative February 2020 release date.
  • (05.06) Testament have entered the studio to start pre-production on their new album.
  • (05.06) Nile is almost ready to mix their new album.
  • (05.06) Prophecy bassist Allen Culmo has just had triple bypass heart surgery and is recovering nicely!
  • (05.02) Vocalist Dave Hunt will be leaving Benediction after a 20 year run. Says the band: "Dave’s schedule has become increasingly congested with his commitments with both Benediction and Anaal Nathrakh as well as his relentless studies for his PhD. Therefore Dave will vacate the role in Benediction he has commanded with such strength for over 20 years.
  • (05.01) Cryptopsy bassist Olivier Pinard has joined Cattle Decapitation. He will juggle both bands for the forseeable future, however, his spot on the next Cryptopsy tour will be taken by Dominic Grimard of Ion Dissonance.
Apr 2019
  • (04.30) Cryptopsy plan on starting work on the "The Book Of Suffering Tome III" EP as soon as the various band member's schedules allow.
  • (04.29) Immolation have started writing their new album, and have 3 songs done so far.
  • (04.29) Guitarist Joakim Karlsson has left Bloodbath. He says "To be honest, I’ve never really considered myself a guitarist – at least not a particularly good one – just someone who plays guitar out of necessity because I wouldn’t be able to write my music otherwise. Bloodbath needs a lead guitarist; someone who can pull off these fast, evil solos and whatnot, and to be completely honest, that guy simply isn’t me. Bloodbath needs someone who can do it justice."
  • (04.29) To listen to the new Vader song 'Grand Deceiver', visit
  • (04.29) Soils Of Fate session drummer since 2014, Henrik Axelsson, has decided to step down from SOF live shows due to other commitments.
  • (04.25) Added a review to Nightrage's "Wolf To Man'" album.
  • (04.23) The new Prophecy album's release date has been pushed back to July 13th.
  • (04.21) Auras' new album will be called "Binary Garden" and will be out July 12th. Check out the first track 'Momenta' here:
  • (04.21) Soils Of Fate have inked a deal with Rising Nemesis Records for their new album.
  • (04.21) Aborted is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year, and is going to make special release that will likely consist of one track unused track from their "TerrorVision" album, a couple of new songs, and then a bunch of re-recorded songs from their first 2 albums.
  • (04.17) Sensory Amusia's new album "In Extremis" will be released May 18th 2019.
  • (04.17) Bloodsoaked is working on 2 new albums simultaneously, "Disgorging The Wretched”, which they describe as a "more straightforward gore filled chunk and grove", and continuing work on "Desolate Paradise", from which they have already released a few tracks.
  • (04.15) Uneven Structure have started recording their third album.
(04.12) Nails has released a 2 song EP, check out the song 'I Don't Want To Know You' here:
Mar 2019
  • (03.28) Unmerciful will enter the studio in June to record their 3rd album.
  • (03.28) Deivos have satarted recording their new album.
  • (03.27) Release of the new Napalm Death album has been pushed back to 2020 for various reasons including the band's touring schedule.
  • (03.27) Beheaded's new studio album is called "Only Death Can Save You" and it will be released on June 14th via Agonia Records.
  • (03.25) Bass tracking has begun on the new Nile album.
  • (03.19) The new Hour Of Penance album starts mixing today at Hertz Studio.
  • (03.18) To listen to the new Aflockalypse song 'On Steel Wings We Rise', visit It is a power metal project about a cartoon chicken metal band called Aflockalypse; the song features Stu Block from Iced Earth on vocals.
  • (03.16) To listen to the new Devin Townsend song 'Evermore', visit
(03.13) Hideous Divinity have signed with Century Media records, and plan to release their new album fall of 2019.
  • (03.12) To listen to the new song 'Mind Asylum' off the new Origin demos album "Abiogenesis - A Coming Into Existence", visit
  • (03.09) Internal Bleeding bassist Shaun Kennedy has left the band for personal reasons, and is now permanently replaced with Ryan Giordano.
  • (03.07) Tool's new album is in the mastering stage.
  • (03.04) Disavowed have finished recording vocals for their new album.
  • (03.04) Pathology will head back into the studio next month to finish their new album.
  • (03.01) To listen to the new song 'Garden In The Bones' off the new Periphery album, visit
Feb 2019
  • (02.28) Apparently the siesta is over for Broken Hope, who are now looking to new music and touring in 2019.
  • (02.22) To listen to the new Devin Townsend song 'Genesis', visit
  • (02.22) To listen to the new Darkwater song 'In Front Of You', visit
  • (02.22) Origin will be releasing a Demos type album on May 3rd called "Abiogenesis - A Coming Into Existence". The first half of the album will be rerecorded demnos from the band from before they officially became Origin. And the end of the album will be the out of print "A Coming Into Existence" demo.
  • (02.21) Depravity have finished recording drums for their new album.
  • (02.21) Skinlab have started recording their new album with new drummer Fabian Vestod.
  • (02.19) Wormed has finished recording their new album.
  • (02.16) Despondency will be releasing a new EP called "Excruciating Metamorphosis", go here for the track 'Divine Ceremonial Mutilation':
  • (02.16) Napalm Death is mostly finished recording their new album.
  • (02.15) Aeon have added drummer Timo Häkkinen to their ranks. Tos ee one of his audition songs, check here:
  • (02.14) Vader will be releasing an EP called "Thy Messenger" in late spring. Go here for the cover artwork: Vader plans to release a full brand new album before the end of the year.
  • (02.13) Morbid Angel will start writing music for a new album this year while continuing to do tours.
  • (02.11) The new Fear Factory album will be called "Monolith". Go here for the cover artwork:
  • (02.09) The new Tool album should be out in May or June of this year.
  • (02.08) Putrid Pile's 6th full length album “Revel In Lunacy” will be released spring/summer 2019 on Sevared Records.
  • (02.08) To listen to the new song 'Paralyzed' by Dream Theater, visit
  • (02.06) Periphery's new album will be called "Periphery IV: Hail Stan", and will be released April 5th. To listen to the new song 'Blood Eagle', visit
  • (02.06) Unmerciful have been signed to Willowtip Records.
  • (02.04) Sensory Amusia welcomes vocalist Jei Doublerice from Italy to their ranks.
  • (02.04) Drum recording has started for the new Hour Of Penance album.
  • (02.04) Immolation are working on a new album.
  • (02.04) Suffocation confirms they will continue to tour and make new records even though vocalist Frank Mullins has retired.
  • (02.01) Guitar tracking has started on a new Sensory Amusia EP.
  • (02.01) Go here to listen to the first single 'A New Beginning' off the new Darkwater album:
Jan 2019
  • (01.23) Testament is hoping to get into the studio in April to record their new album.
  • (01.23) Listen to the new Malevolent Creation song 'Release The Soul':
  • (01.19) Cannibal Corpse have recruited Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) to fill in for guitarist Pat O'Brien on the band's upcoming tours. The court case against O'Brien is still pending.
  • (01.16) Devin Townsend's new album "Empath" will be released March 29th 2019.
  • (01.14) To listen to the new song 'Fall Into The Light' by Dream Theater, visit
  • (01.11) Go here to listen to the first single 'Alive (Pt. II)' off the new Darkwater album:
  • (01.11) After their next tour cycle, Tesseract plan on starting to write their next album in August.
  • (01.10) Prophecy have finished recording everything except the vocals for their new album, vocal recording should start Jan 20th.
  • (01.09) Revulsed have signed with Everlasting Spew Records for their new record.
  • (01.05) Uneven Structure teases album 3 is coming this year.
  • (01.05) Maynard James Keenan has finished recording vocals for the new Tool album.
  • (01.05) Vital Remains hope to finally release a new album this year.