September 14, 2010
California-based Stockholm-styled Death Metallers FATALIST are pleased to announce the return of drummer Tyler Castro to their ranks. Tyler returns to a recently revamped line-up featuring Matt Drexler on lead guitar and Mike Deity (CARNAL DEITY) on vocals. Guitarist / vocalist Neil Burkdoll made the following statement: "FATALIST is happy to have Tyler Castro back behind the drums. We would like to thank Sean Jessel for performing on our DEATH cover ‘Beyond The Unholy Grave’ and playing our 2010 shows so far. Tyler played on our album "The Depths Of Inhumanity" and our demo "Loss" and will be playing with us on our upcoming shows as well as on the November 19-21 dates with INCANTATION in Chicago, New York, and Cleveland. We are working on new songs for the next album." FATALIST’s recently recorded cover of DEATH’s ‘Beyond The Unholy Grave’ will appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming film, "After Party Massacre", directed by Kristoff Bates and INCANTATION drummer Kyle Severn. For more on the film and soundtrack, visit www.afterpartymassacre.com. As already mentioned in Neil’s statement FATALIST will be joining Ibex Moon Records labelmates INCANTATION and FUNERUS this November for INCANTATION’s "Onward To Golgotha Hall Of Fame" shows. The dates you’ll find here. More info on FATALIST at www.myspace.com/fatalist666
China’s Area Death Productions will soon release a compilation CD by New Jersey’s SAVAGE DEATH entitled "Crucified After The Genocide". SAVAGE DEATH was a cult demo band that managed to achieve a cult following and an influential place in the early Death Metal hall of fame. Their name says it all: pure old school Death / Thrash in the vein of early SLAYER ("Show No Mercy"), POSSESSED ("Seven Churches") and early MANTAS / DEATH. The band featured Tom Stevens (of NOKTURNEL) on guitars. This CD contains all their recordings that survived (both demos and their live show) and the booklet comes with photos, zines reviews, a biography written by Tom Steven and some rare flyers. For more info check out http://adp.areadeath.net. The CD is limited to 1000 copies only, a vinyl version will be released by F.O.A.D. Records (www.foadrecords.it), also in a super limited press run.
"Infected From Birth", the debut album by Swedish Thrashers GERM BOMB, will be released in October 2010 via Area Death Productions. The CD was recorded in Grand Recordings Studio (Gothenburg) in September 2009 and the mixing was done in spring 2010 in Sweden. The cover artwork was created by Halseycaust (TOXIC HOLOCAUST, EVIL ARMY) and can already be viewed on the band’s myspace page www.myspace.com/germbombsweden