April 20, 2023

Dutch Death Metallers GRACELESS have been signed by Listenable Records. The band’s fourth full-length album will be released early next year. In the meantime the GRACELESS back catalogue (previously released on Raw Skull Records) will be re-released via Listenable Records with bonus tracks in late June. More about GRACELESS at www.facebook.com/graceless.osdm

Bay Area Thrashers FORBIDDEN are back and will appear at this year’s Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium, August 11 – 13, 2023. Here’s an official statement from the band’s guitarist Craig Locicero: “First off, I did not see this coming. When FORBIDDEN quietly disbanded the second time in 2012, I figured it was over. While I always apply the “never say never” mantra to my life, Russ made it clear that he was completely finished with touring. My wingman and main dude from the conception of FORBIDDEN EVIL, Russ was my mentor and the guy who bought me beer when I was 15! I couldn’t imagine FORBIDDEN without him, so I had little hope of a future with FORBIDDEN. Today Russ is happily retired and living the sober life. I have nothing but love for that and him. Everyone needs to respect his wishes like we do. So then… fast forward 11 years after our last show, Bay Area vocal talent Norman Skinner walks in to help us rehearse and sing a few Thrash classics for the Bay Area Interthrashional set at Dynamo Metal Fest 2022. Whammo! That’s when it all happened by accident. Truly. Then it happens again when Norman sings ‘Chalice Of Blood’ on stage alongside WARBRINGER at the one Bay Area show of Bay Area Interthrashional. Holy fuck! We will go into detail thoroughly in the upcoming weeks. It’s an amazing and organic progression story to tell. I now can announce that alongside my brothers Matt Camacho (bass) and Steve Smyth (guitar) we are officially introducing Norman Skinner (vocals) and Chris Kontos (drums) to the FORBIDDEN family. As far as Kontos goes, he’s well known as one of the Bay’s very best and most respected drummers. Chris’s work in MACHINE HEAD and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT alone are legendary. Historically he’s sat behind the kit in with EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL and TESTAMENT to name few. I’ve been lucky enough to play music with Chris in the past and present as well most recently with Punk legends THE BONELESS ONES. We work amazingly well together and have remained great friends for over 30 years. In a long line of amazing drummers… Bostaph, Jacobs, Hoglan, Hernandez and Horn… Kontos is the perfect fit for FORBIDDEN. Having 5 people all moving the same direction with enthusiasm and positivity. It’s all I’ve ever wanted with FORBIDDEN. Making the seemingly impossible, possible. This is not a reunion, it’s a rebirth.” For regular updates make sure to follow FORBIDDEN at www.facebook.com/forbiddenofficial

Chilean old school Doom / Death Metallers SPORAE AUTEM YUGGOTH have just premiered the track ‘The Pendulum Of Necropath’ at this location. It will be featured on the band’s upcoming debut full length “However It Still Moves”, which will be released on May 19, 2023 via Personal Records. You can still stream the previously revealed album track ‘Disintegration’ over here. The full “However It Still Moves” tracklist reads as follows: ‘Apparition Of Internal Odes’, ‘The Pendulum Of Necropath’, ‘Colossus Larvae: The Crimson Coffin & The Scarlet Worm’, ‘Disintegration’, ‘Disguise The Odius Spirits’, ‘Enantiodromia’, ‘Through Dominion To Interlude’ and ‘The Night Ocean’. For all additional information please visit the band at www.facebook.com/sayuggoth

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