Asphyx Lose Drummer


But do not worry. They found another one. Bob Bagchus has left Dutch doom death metal legends Asphyx. Why? He wants to spend more time with his family, the drummer claims. Taking over on drums will be Stefan Hüskes, who is a longtime friend of the band. The group states: “We wish Bob and his […]

Harm Exclusive Song Stream: “Harmageddon”

Cadaver Christi

Who is in the mood for some punishing German-based death metal? Show of hands. Good. I knew you people were fucking down. I had my suspicions but they’ve since been allayed by your overwhelming interest in Harm, a new cut from whom we’re streaming at the end of this post. The song you are about […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Abominant’s Mike May

Guest Column

We’ve reached out to our metal and hard rock brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming. The topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and […]

Under The Radar — Gruesome Stuff Relish And Machetazo

Sempiternal Death Grind

In this week’s Under The Radar we’re going to take a look at two grindy death metal bands from Spain that write riffs to cut a rug to. While Gruesome Stuff Relish’s Sempiternal Death Grind and Machetazo’s Ruin both maintain the staple elements of the death and grind styles, they let loose and have a […]

Dan Swanö Signs With Century Media Records

It's Dan!

That’s right, people. Dan Swanö has inked a new deal with Century Media Records. But you’re saying, “Chris, isn’t Dan known mostly these days for his production work?” He is. But Dan can also singö and playö. “Swanö has been no stranger to Century Media Records: He was originally involved with the death metal supergroup […]

Grand Supreme Blood Court Debut Due In November

That's evil

How’s this for an album title: Bow Down Before The Blood Court? I dig it. In fact, if I get a dog, that’s what I will name it. That’ll be fun…when people ask the inevitable question — “Oh, what’s your dog’s name?” Trips to the vet will be amusing, too. Dutch death metal doom mongers […]

Grand Supreme Blood Court Sign To Century Media

Grand Supreme Blood Court

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Dutch death metal, doom-leaning outfit Grand Supreme Blood Court to a worldwide recording deal. The band — founded in 2011 — features former Asphyx guitarist Eric Daniels, who subsequently recruited his former Asphyx cohorts Martin van Drunen and Bob Bagchus to join. “GSBC is a five-piece band, […]

Chapel Of Disease Signs With FDA Rekotz

Chapel of  Disease

German band Chapel of Disease has inked a deal with FDA Rekotz, Germany’s home to “dirty, rotten music of metal.” At the end of this post, you can hear a preview of Chapel of Disease’s forthcoming album. Their first demo Death Evoked will be released on Friday, April 13, on a cassette which will be […]

Necrowretch Sign With Century Media


So, as you read this, I am in New York City, preparing to cover the New York Giants ticker tape parade for my real job. Technology’s fucking cool, no? So, Century Media Records has announced the signing of a French band, called Necrowretch. A press release claims the band combines “influences from the early works […]

Vallenfyre Sign With Century Media


Century Media has signed U.K. death metal band Vallenfyre. I had never heard of this band before the signing, but they look mean. “I was already blown away by Vallenfyre’s old school orgy of doomy and crusty death metal riffs when I heard the first demo last winter,” says Jens Prueter, the head of A&R […]