Maryland Deathfest XII is starting to take shape. The fest will happen from May 22nd - May 25th, 2014 but the first bands have already been confirmed for next year's festivities. Baltimore is in for a treat again.
Swedish gothenburg metal act Deals Death announced today that their third album, entitled Point Zero Solution, will be released on September 13th via Universal/Spinefarm Records. This album will be the first to feature the new bassist Kammo Olayvar. The album cover art and tracklist can be appreciated below. Do you like?
No Remorse Records will release the Death Cult demo from Swiss technical thrash metal masters Coroner on CD and limited vinyl. Death Cult was a four-song demo originally recorded and issued in 1986 in a limited edition of 250 cassette tapes. Due in December 2013 on No Remorse Records, it will also include bonus material.
Bay Area veteran thrashers Death Angel's upcoming new album is one step closer to completion as its mixing process has already been completed. The mastering will start on Monday and it will be released in October via Nuclear Blast Records. The band promises to reveal the title, tracklist and more in the near future about the follow-up to Relentless Retribution.
As many of you may already know, American thrash metallers Five Finger Death Punch are going to release their 4th and 5th full-length album in summer/fall 2013. More precisely, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell - Volume 1 is scheduled to be released on July 30th, while Volume 2 should hit the stores around September.
Carpathian Forest frontman Nattefrost was unable to gain entry into the US due to the immigration laws. Despite this setback, Carpathian Forest, whose remaining four members had been granted visas, was still aiming to appear at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on the 26th May as scheduled, but as a four-piece, with guitarist Blood Pervertor taking on vocals. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the embassy was not able to return drummer Kobro's passport in time for the band to leave, and Carpathian Forest has therefore been forced to pull out of the festival completely.
Five Finger Death Punch fans, watch out. Big news are coming from the band's official site. The band has announced the release of their new single "Lift Me Up" (featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest). You can listen to the band's new single via iHeartRadio here. The song was originally introduced via a live performance at the Revolver Golden Gods. The band also unveiled that their upcoming two-part double album will be named The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 and The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2. Volume 1 which will be released on July 23rd, while its successor is scheduled for fall 2013.
A Pale Horse Named Death are pleased to announce Dave Bizzigoti as the new bassist. Dave will replace Eric Morgan, who was part of the band for the last two years. The band is about to release their new sophomore album, Lay My Soul To Waste, which will be out on May 21st through Steamhammer/SPV.
Following 2011's American Capitalist, Five Finger Death Punch has announced a pair of new albums. The band will release their fourth and fifth studio albums in two installments with Vol. 1 hitting stores on July 23rd and Vol. 2 scheduled for later this fall. Prospect Park will release the albums in North America and Eleven Seven releases them in all other territories.
Death Valley Driver have shared online the album art and tracklist for their second album Graveyard Dead which will be released on Diminished Fifth Records later this year. You can see the artwork below and also listen to the brand new song "Bull Off The Woods".
Swedish group Deathstars has began writing new material for their upcoming album and follow-up to Night Electric Night, and they will be entering the studio in July. However, Eric "Cat Casino" Bäckman will not be there as Deathstars have also parted ways with the guitarist "who wanted to focus on other things in life but death" if that makes sense. Deathstars will continue as a four piece for a while and are not looking for a replacement yet. The album will be the fourth full length release from the band.
With their second album coming up, A Pale Horse Named Death have premiered online "Shallow Grave", a brand new song from Lay My Soul To Waste. The song can be streamed using the Soundcloud widget below.
Swedish metallers Deals Death have recently parted ways with bass player Fredrik Ljung, who decided to leave the band. As of now, the band has yet to reveal his replacement. You still will be able to hear his contribution on the upcoming Deals Death album.