Didn’t keep up with the news last week? Here’s everything you missed from July 9 to July 15, condensed down.
- Cynic frontman and guitarist Paul Masvidal is working on a new acoustic album and “other surprises” for this fall, as well as a new Cynic album.
- Eyehategod guitarist Brian Patton quit the band after 25 years to focus on family. Vocalist Mike IX Williams says Eyehategod has “five or six” new songs demoed as a four-piece.
- Opeth is demoing a “more complex, more energetic” new album compared to their previous three efforts. Don’t expect it until 2019.
- Pyrexia will release their first new album in five years this September.
- Speaking of 2019, both Nile and Children Of Bodom have pushed their records back until then.
- Maryland Deathfest 2019 added Cryptic Slaughter, Messiah, and 20 more bands to its lineup.
- Haunt hasn’t even released Burst Into Flame yet and they’re already promising a new B-Sides EP. Oh, and album #2 is already written.
- Pig Destroyer dropped their new track “Army Of Cops,” which is less grind and more groove. It also features Agoraphobic Nosebleed vocalist Richard Johnson.
- Revocation kept their promise of more death metal on “Of Unworldly Origin,” complete with a Lovecraftian music video.
- Deicide is back and still very angry about Christ on “Excommunicated.”
- Hate signed to Metal Blade Records for a new album in (you guessed it) 2019. In the meantime, enjoy a pre-production version of a new song called “Path To Arkhen.”
- Ancestors continued to forge a beautiful, fairly spacey comeback with their new song “Gone.”
- Need some slow, old school-sounding heavy metal? Cauldron has you covered.
- Horrendous‘ new song “Soothsayer” was a lesson in how to make progressive death metal.
- Extremity (feat. members of ex-Repulsion, ex-Agalloch, Vastum) continued down their crusty, graven path with “Occision.”
- Soreption teched your face off with “Children Of The Automaton.”
- Tribulation and Pallbearer will tour North America this September and October.
- New Relapse Records signees Full Of Hell and Outer Heaven will hit the road together this October in North America.
- Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, and Exist finally revealed September and October North American dates after announcing the tour weeks ago.
- Machine Head announces solo October and November North American dates including make-up shows from when frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn got sick back in February.
- Windhand announces October and November North American tour with Satan’s Satyrs in support of their coming album Eternal Return.
- Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee gon’ prog it up in North America this November.
- Tombs will hit the road with Barishi in North America August with the added bonus of opening for Godflesh on one date.
- Paradise Lost returns to North America for the first time in six years this October.
- Myrkur will perform her first-ever headlining tour in Europe this December.
- Exodus, Sodom, Death Angel, and Suicidal Angels will embark on the European MTV Headbangers Ball Tour this December.
- Conan and Bell Witch will bring the doom to Australia in November.
- Cattle Decapitation and The Black Dahlia Murder are headed to Japan in October.
- Decapitated announces Poland mini-tour for the winter.