October 12, 2012
Listenable Records have signed ACHERON. Band founder and frontman Vincent Crowley commented on the band’s signing by saying: “ACHERON has been a thriving entity for many years now. We never got a proper push from any of our past labels to get to the next level. The band has received a lot of interest within the last year. When Listenable Records talked with me about signing ACHERON, I was indeed interested. The reason being is that he was a fan of ACHERON a long time ago. He believes in our music and wants to finally give ACHERON the push we deserve. We are not just a band, we’re a fucking diabolic War Machine!” The new ACHERON album "Kult Des Hasses" is scheduled for Spring 2013.
Century Media Records have signed reformed Chicago Death Metallers BROKEN HOPE. The band’s founder, Jeremy Wagner, comments: “For years, I wanted to write a new BROKEN HOPE album and see BROKEN HOPE firmly placed with a new home. My dream came true as BROKEN HOPE just signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. I’ve harbored great appreciation for CM and its stellar roster of artists since ’88 and I’m extremely happy and grateful to see BROKEN HOPE become part of the CM family. My sincere thanks to Robert Kampf and Maurizio Iacono for embracing our musical art. Watch for a new, sick and über-ferocious BROKEN HOPE album to hit the globe in 2013!” For more information please visit www.brokenhope.com
The next chapter in Relapse’s DEATH reissue campaign is the band’s 1990 "Spiritual Healing" album. The reissue comes as a double CD in super deluxe packaging and features brand new liner notes from James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen. Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes and studio instrumentals. In addition to the 2-Disc edition, a limited edition (2000 machine numbered copies) triple CD digipak will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com. The third CD features a never before released live set recorded in 1990 featuring the "Spiritual Healing" line-up. An iTunes deluxe edition will also be released containing 5 additional previously unreleased pre – "Human" rehearsal tracks not available on either of the CD versions.
Iron Bonehead Productions have just released two new 7" EPs: "Enter Transcendence" by Germany’s BEYOND (with gatefold cover, limited to 500 copies) and "Under The Shadow Of Death" by Denmark’s PUSTULATION (with insert, also limited to 500 copies). More info and ordering details at www.ironbonehead.de
U.S. Death Metallers ABYSME are currently streaming their entire 10-track debut album "Strange Rites" at this location. The band released the CD version on September 24, 2012 via Hellthrasher Productions and the vinyl treatment is due out by the end of 2012 through Blood Harvest Records. ABYSME was formed in 2006 in Pittsburg by ex – FUNERUS member, Brad Heiple. More information at www.facebook.com/abysme
Selfmadegod Records have just released a DECREPITAPH compilation CD entitled "Forgotten Scriptures". It includes the previously unreleased track ‘Vengeance Of The Abyss’, songs from the split 7"es with ANATOMIA, ETERNAL SOLSTICE, ERODED, MEATHOLE INFECTION, FATHER BEFOULED, the split 12" MLP with OFFAL, the "Resurrected And Rotting" 7" EP and a live version of ‘Unholy Crucifixion’. DECREPITAPH features current members of ENCOFFINATION, FATHER BEFOULED, SCAREMAKER, TOMBSTONES, LOATHSOME, BEYOND HELL etc. More info at www.decrepitaph.com