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Frank Mullen’s last ride Suffocation's legendary vocalist plans one last hurrah

Sad to see the day: “Hello my friends — so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time — I bid you a farewell. “I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared…

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Hammerheart Records to reissue Deicide Legendary Dutch label sign the Hoffman brothers and prep reissue campaign for Deicide & Amon, plus plan release for new Amon album

Netherlands’ Hammerheart Records has announced that they’re going to work with the Hoffman brothers on some pretty big DEICIDE news: Hammerheart Records will also re-issue all the Deicide albums that were released from 1990 until 2001. All albums will get a deluxe treatment, remastering, 2-CD editions, bonus tracks (tons of never released recordings), LP editions (first time for some), digital, MC, merchandise. The whole package, the whole deal, as done on Pestilence and currently being…

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Cancer’s back UK legends have gotten the old band back together

Well, this is exciting. Reunited, signed to Peaceville with a new album in the can? Sign me up. Straight from the horse’s mouth: “We are delighted to have signed a recording deal with such an esteemed label as Peaceville. We have full confidence that they understand this metal and CANCER as a band. Together we want to deliver an album that celebrates our 30-year existence and the old school death metal sound that we played…

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Mercyless tease new album Something wicked this way comes...from the land of wine and cheese.

France’s MERCYLESS don’t get a lot of love, but that’s only because they had a short window of awesomeness before shooting themselves in the foot with an ill-advised genre shift. In that short window of good times however, they released 3 demos and 2 back-to-back albums of unpredictable, pummeling, semi-technical death metal — Abject Offerings (1992) and Coloured Funeral (1993) — which cemented their reputation as the real deal. At least it did until the band pivoted to a…

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Firespawn release video for “All Hail”

Sweden’s FIRESPAWN (originally named Fireborn and fronted by L. G. Petrov of ENTOMBED / ENTOMBED A.D. fame) have released a new video in support of their 2015 effort, “Shadow Realms” (Century Media). Can’t say I love it, but Century Media certainly put some dollars into the production, which is nice to see. If nothing else, perhaps it will turn people on to this solid slab of death clean, well-produced death metal that flew under a lot people’s…

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Memoriam sign with Nuclear Blast Past and current members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction retaliate.

This slipped under the radar! Apparently, back in January, Karl Willets (vocals; Bolt Thrower) and Frank Healy (bass; Benediction, Sacrilege) started a new band with Andy Whale (drums; ex-Bolt Thrower) to “jam out some cover versions of old classic songs that had influenced us in the past along with some cover versions from the bands we had played with over the years, and maybe eventually do a few low key gigs” in the wake of…

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Gruesome are visiting the (un)holy land! Cuz where's more fun than Florida in August?

DEATH worshippers GRUESOME are hitting the road to support their new EP, Dimensions of Horror, out now on Relapse Records. Their 10-date European run is preceded by what will no doubt be 3 suitably swampy August shows in the home of gators, sweltering humidity and inexplicable behavior: Florida. North American Dates Aug 4 Tampa, FL New World Brewery Aug 5 Winter Park, FL The Haven Aug 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Kreepy Tiki European Dates Aug…

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60% of Entombed are back together! Reunited and it feels so uuuurrrrrrgh!!!

Decibel Magazine broke the news a couple weeks ago that the mighty ENTOMBED is back in action with 3 original members: Guitarists Alex Hellid & Ulf Cedarlund and drummer/writer/driving force/sometimes secret vocalist Nicke Andersson! Plans on the table at the moment are Close-Up Magazine’s Båten cruise in late October and a performance of Entombed’s 1991 classic Clandestine with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra on November 12.

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Incantation Summer 2016 Tour

Incantation are set to play some select US dates and a solid European run this summer, kicking off with an appearance at the Obscene Extreme fest in the Czech Republic. June US Dates Jun 24 Columbus, OH O’Shecky’s* Jun 25 Crest Hill, IL Bada Brew* Jun 26 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar* July European Dates Jul 14 Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov (CZE) Jul 15 Neudegg Alm Abtenau – Salzburg (AUT) Jul 16 Elyon Club –…

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