are almost done writing their new album, and expect a release in late
(10.02) The Amenta
are working on a new album.
have decided to call it quits for the second time. Thanks guys for some
excellent music over the years! Here's the full statement: "After 34
years, all the demos, EP’s and Albums. We have decided to finally say
it’s time to stop on a good note. Brutality will no longer be
performing as a band. We would like to thank all of our fans that have
supported us over all this time. You have been the reason we were able
to do any of it. Although we haven’t been the biggest band we have the
most loyal fans in metal. We also want to thank all of the artists,
designers, merchandise companies and Independent record labels that
have been so gracious to provide their services sometimes at no cost
simply because they were fans as well. We are lucky to have had such
dedicated people on our side. “ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO A END!!!!!”
(09.29) Burton C. Bell has announced he is officially leaving Fear Factory.
You can read his full statement here,
but in short, it seems he's disgusted with the other band member's
recent legal fight over the Fear Factory name, the fight has drained
his finances, and he's just done with dealing with the drama of the
(09.28) Deeds Of Flesh
finally reveal the details of their new (and likely last) album. After
founder, songwriter and guitarist / vocalist Erik Lindmark passed away
from Sclerosis in 2018, there were a lot of questions about the
album he had in progress when he died. From the sound of things, he had
finished recording all the music, and had partially mixed it. So former
members Jacoby Kingston and Mike Hamilton rejoined the band to write all the lyrics for
the songs, and then they got a whole host a guest vocalists to help
record the vocals (including Luc Lemay, John Gallagher, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Frank Mullen, Matti Way, Bill Robinson, and many more). The album will be called
"Nucleus" and is the final in the alien related trilogy the band was
doing when Erik passed away. The album will be out Dec 11th 2020. Go
here for the track 'Alyen Scourge" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC8-3PImbeA
(09.25) Dream Theater
will be releasing a new Live CD / DVD called "Distant Memories - Live
In London", which is their recent concert from the Apollo Theatre in
London, which includes tracks from their latest album "Distance Over
Time" and a play through of "Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes From A Memory",
it being the album's 20th anniversary. Release will be Nov 27th.
(09.22) Morta Skuld's
new album "Suffer For Nothing" will be out September 25th.
new album "Grand Malevolence" will be released December 4th 2020.
have signed with Vicious Instinct Records.
are about to record a new album.
(09.15) A teaser on the Deeds Of Flesh
facebook page seems to indicate that the album Erik Lindmark was
working on when he passed away in 2018 from sclerosis
has been completed and will be revealed Sept 29th. More details when I
have them, would be wonderful to see the album, in whatever form it
exists, released as a final chapter in an amazingly influencial band's
(09.13) I usually don't report on band drama, since I really have
no interest in it, but a thread has started up on all the shenanigans
going on in the Fear Factory
and former Fear Factory camp. https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/burton-c-bell-distances-himself-from-upcoming-fear-factory-album-says-his-focus-is-on-ascension-of-the-watchers/
Very short version: Dino and Burton finished a Fear Factory album in
2017, but weren't able to release it due to a lawsuit over the Fear
Factory name with former band mates. The lawsuit has now cleared up and
Dino wants to re-record parts of the album (the original album had
computer drums, and he wants to rerecord with real drums and rerecord
the guitar and bass to more closely match). So Dino set up the GoFundMe
mentioned below. Burton doesn't see why anything needs to be
re-recorded, and so has distanced himself from the project. Then former
FF bassist Christian Olde Wolbers made some disparaging comments about
Dino and Burton on twitter. Anyways, to sum up, if you'd like a newly
recorded album that will likely sound better than the original, donate
to the GoFundMe. If you are fine listening to the original version of
the album that has computer drums, I suspect it'll get released if
Dino's GoFundMe doesn't get all the money it needs. And in all honesty,
after the release of the album, since Dino seems like the only original
person left, I'd be more than happy to see the band officially laid to
rest. They produced some spectacular music and were true pioneers in
the genre, but all good things come to an end and with all the yelling
going on, now seems like the perfect time.
(09.11) Apparenrly the legal battle over the Fear Factory
name has been resolved, but Dino and Burton need the money to finish
off the new album, and so have started a GoFundMe.
(08.21) Due to COVID, Carcass
is postponing the release of their new album, but will be releasing a
new 4 song EP called "Despicable", which contains some tracks that
didn't make the new forthcoming album. To listen to the track 'The
Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue', go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mr492JcNHc
(08.17) Devin Townsend
will be releasing a new Live DVD / CD / Blu-ray combo of his most
recent concerts for Empath entitled "Order Of Magnitude - Empath Live
Volume 1" on October 23rd. More info here!
Deformation will release a 4 song EP before the end of the year.
(08.09) Very sad news, former Entombed
vocalist Lars-Goran Petrov (who performed on their debut album) has
been diagnosed with cancer. The tumor can't be removed surgically, but
they are trying to treat it with chemotherapy. We wish him the best of
luck and outcomes!
(08.08) Dream Theater
are taking the coronavirus downtime to write a new album since they are
unable to tour like originally planned.
will release their new album, "Scriptures", on October 16 via Nuclear
Blast. Go here
for the cover artwork. And here for the
first single, 'Rabid Carnality'.
are writing music for a new album while in quarantine.
(07.27) The new Depravity
album will be called "Grand Malevolence". Go here
for the cover artwork.
(06.01) Cannibal Corpse
are apparently in the studio (together or separately due to covid,
we're unsure) recording their new album.
(05.31) Dino of Fear Factory
talks about the band's future: "At the moment, the last three years,
unfortunately, Fear Factory has
been plagued with lawsuits, so it has been preventing the band from
doing anything for the last three years." When asked if the band will
come back, he said "We'll see. I can't say yes or no, but I'm gonna be
very positive and I hope in the near future that things will change."
Hopefully the band works through the legal issues, as they apparently
have a new album entitled "Monolith" already in the can.
new album "Revocation Of The Fallen" will be released July 31st.
have renamed themselves Alter Idem,
and will be release a 4 song EP called "Fragments of Consciousness" in
the near future.
have signed a deal with New Standard Elite,
where they'll be releasing their next album.
Creation has parted ways with drummer Phil Cancilla and
vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger and has replaced them with
Ronnie Parmer and Ryan Taylor, respectively. Phil was let go due to
to family related issues and internal problems that were unforeseen to
us at the time", and Lee was let go due to several reasons, "One being
distance, another being multiple visa issues that caused us to cancel
shows in Europe and South America during these last few tours." They
hope to start working on a new album soon.
(04.22) Shattered Skies
are hard at work on album 3.
(04.18) On May 29, Earache Records will release Morbid Angel's
"Altars Of Madness: Ultimate Edition". It will include the original
classic album, along with a second disc "Juvenilia", recorded live at
Rock City November 1989 during the "Grindcrusher" tour with Napalm
Death, Carcass and Bolt Thrower. The first disc will also use a full
dynamic range mastering, pressed from the original master tapes.
first album in 20 years, "Never Enough Snuff", will be out May 15th.
(04.13) Due to the coronavirus, release of the new Benediction
album has been pushed back to August.
(03.23) Chuck Billy, vocalist for Testament,
along with his wife and several Testament tour crew members, have
tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. May he and all those
affected get through this with the most mildest of symptoms!
Putridity's new album will be called "Parasitic
Metamorphosis Manifestation" and will be released later this
year. To listen to the first single 'Non Infinite Sequence', go
(01.26) Sean Reinert,
former drummer for Cynic and
has died at the age of 48. He was found unresponsive at his California
home January 24th. No cause of death has yet been revealed. His unique
drummng style helped propel Death into a new progressive era, and
inspired countless drummers who came after him. He will be greatly
(01.24) Former Nile, Divine Heresy and Lust Of Decay
bassist Joe Payne has died at age 35 years old. No cause of death has
will release a new studio album titled "Deeds Of Ruthless Violence" on
March 27th via Agonia Records.
new album will be released April 3rd.
(01.17) Napalm Death
will release a Digital EP called 'Logic Ravaged By Brute Force', which
includes the brand-new title-track as well as a freshly recorded cover
version of "White Kross", originally performed by Sonic Youth.
new album will be called "Revocation of the Fallen", to be released
later this year on Brutal Mind Records.