Selfmadegod Records has announced the album from Crypticus and Scaremaker through this fall:
"This special split album will feature 4 songs from Crypticus and 5 songs from Scaremaker! This epic meeting of two horror-obsessed bands will also feature amazing cover artwork from none other than the mighty Putrid!"
"Crypticus and their brand of classic horror-inspired old-school death metal with original tales of deadly scarecrows, black magic, and an undead HP Lovecraft! Scaremaker with their horrific-thrashing Death Metal with songs inspired by classic horror films such as Madman, Burnt Offerings, and Trick or Treat! All of this and more! This release will be exclusive to Selfmadegod Records and will be available sometime later this Fall!"
Czech Republic metal act Root, has announced the bands upcoming ninth album Heritage of Satan, follow-up to the Daemon Viam Invenient album, will be released via Agonia Records on October 25th in Europe and November 22nd in North America.
"Finally we finished the work on Legion, our new album! Release date is the 16th of September.The CD also contains a video clip for Kaiserschnitt Replikant. You can pre-order your copy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 250 copies include an alternative coverdesign-box!"
Swedish extreme death metallers AS YOU DROWN have announced Rat King as the title of their upcoming sophomore album to be released in October worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The successor to the band's 2009 debut Reflection, Rat King was recorded at the band's own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011.
Finnish thrashers HATEFORM - featuring in its ranks former members of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST and WATCH ME FALL as well as current members of SOLUTION .45 and DEMIGOD - has inked a management deal with Pivotal Management, the management arm of Pivotal Rockordings record label. The band is currently writing the follow-up to 2010s Origins of Plague to be released at the end of 2012 via Spinefarm Records.