October 19, 2011

New Jersey’s ABACINATE have made their return after a year-long hiatus following the tragic loss of vocalist Jason "Plunger" Sica. Rejoined by original vocalist Ian Neal, who appeared on the band’s full-length debut, "Ruination", ABACINATE is picking up right where they left off over a year ago. Denied the opportunity to tour in support of their last album, "Genesis", which was released earlier this year, ABACINATE is currently planning on hitting the road in the spring of next year. The band is also currently writing new material in preparation for their third full-length, which is expected to be released sometime next year. In the meantime, ABACINATE is currently streaming a selection of tunes on their Facebook page and a string of "return shows" set for this fall. More ABACINATE info at www.abacinate.net

Mexico’s ZOMBIEFICATION will release a five song EP entitled "Reaper’s Consecration" through Pulverised Records. Tracklisting: ‘Dead Today, Dust Tomorrow’, ‘Deathrides’, ‘Necrohell’, ‘I Am The Reaper’ and ‘We Stand Alone’. In an official statement from the band: "The Mexican Death Metal scene returns from the grave with one of its most promising bands: ZOMBIEFICATION. The new EP is entitled "Reaper’s Consecration" and was mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studios (WATAIN, INTERMENT, DEMONICAL) in Sweden. "Reaper’s Consecration" is surely the band’s best work to date which comes after the highly-acclaimed "Midnight Stench". Also, this new release will be a co-operation between Chaos Records and our friends at Pulverised Records, which as you know, is one of the leading Extreme Metal labels in the world." The EP opener ‘Dead Today, Dust Tomorrow’ is now available at the Pulverised Records SoundCloud Page. More info at www.zombiefication.com

HOD are proud to announce the addition of Erika Tandy (MORGENGRAU, BRACAGLIA, ex – IGNITOR) as second guitarist. Known for her impressive vocal work running the gamut from neoclassical (AUTUMN TEARS) to traditional Heavy Metal (IGNITOR, BRACAGLIA), Erika is also a guitarist who fronts her own Death Metal unit, MORGENGRAU. "This was an opportunity I could not turn down," she says. "HOD is a first class band and brothers in arms. I’m honored to be a part of the band and ready to start the destruction!" HOD guitarist Carl "Necron" says "I have known Erika for some time and I know she is dedicated to Metal. She has a great attitude and ferocious playing style. We look forward to playing more shows and destroying more souls with her!" Erika will join the band next month when they take part in this year’s Goregrowler’s Ball, which runs November 18th – 20th in San Antonio, TX. HOD will perform on Saturday, November 19th. She will also take part in the recording of HOD’s second full-length album, "Book Of Worms" which is set to be recorded later this year. For more on HOD visit the band’s official Myspace or  Facebook page.

Irish Black Metallers ETERNAL HELCARAXE have revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting for their Abyss Records debut, "Against All Odds". The album, which is due out later this year, is the follow up to the band’s 2010 EP "To Whatever End". Tracklisting: ‘Claim Your Place With The Gods’, ‘One Stands Still Here’, ‘Invictus’, ‘We Assist Death’, ‘Shadow Of The Wolf’, ‘As The Snow Gathers’, ‘Echoes Through Our Blood’ and ‘Against All Odds (All The Battles To Come – Part II)’. "Against All Odds" was recorded at Jam Studios in Kells, Ireland in August 2011. More info at www.eternalhelcaraxe.net

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