Mythodea Announces New Lineup, Working On “Disconnected” Single

Symphonic progressive metal band Mythodea has announced an updated line-up, bringing in a new drummer from Brazil, Pedro Tinello (Almah) and introducing new vocalist from Italy, Francesco Cavalieri (Wind Rose, Fairyland).

Carrying over from last album is American bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death) and Greek composer/guitarist Christos Nikolaou. A new single titled “Disconnected” is being recorded and will be released later this year.

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Cryptic Hymn Recruits New Drummer Chris Smith

Cryptic Hymn just issued the following announcement via Facebook about officially recruiting a new drummer:

“Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to our new, official drummer Chris Smith! Not only has Chris been a great friend of ours for years, but his skill and dedication to his craft will help take the future of Cryptic Hymn to a new level.

“We are very enthused to have him on board and are even more eager to write and record new music. Thank you all once again for your continued support. See you at a show in the near future!”

6/10 – Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar
6/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/24 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Autograph Rehearsal Studio
9/30 – Louisville Deathfest @ The Cure Louge

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Ashes Of Abaddon Recruits New Drummer Jake Starr

Boise, ID group Ashes Of Abaddon just issued this brief announcement via Facebook about bringing on a new drummer:

“We are stoked to announce Jake Starr as Ashes of Abaddon’s new drummer! Jake has previously played with the band Latimer / Threshold and is armed to keep it heavy on the skins…”

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Megadeth Premieres New Live Drum-Cam Video For “The Threat Is Real” From Latest Album “Dystopia”

Megadeth premieres a new drum-cam video for “The Threat Is Real”, taken from the band’s latest album “Dystopia”, out in stores via Universal Music Enterprises. The clip showcases the band’s new drummer Dirk Verbeuren performing the song live at Oosterpoort in Groningen, The Netherlands on June 14th, 2016.

Check out now “The Threat Is Real” below.

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Devilment Recruits New Drummer Matt Alston

Devilment is wrapping up work on the follow-up album to “The Great And Secret Show,” and now the band is officially announced the recruitment of a new drummer, issuing this statement:

“In all the excitement yesterday mastering the Devilment album, we forgot to introduce our new drummer Matt Alston (already about to be deceased by Colin and Nick in the picture below) who has played his little black heart out on our latest opus nocturne.

“Matt replaces former skinsman Aaron Boast, who departed earlier in the year to pursue a different career (though I still see him to play football every Wednesday evening with our ‘Metal Gods’ seven-a-side team).

“So the second Devilment album is now finished – thank the stars – so now it’s time for finishing up the booklet artwork and organising our customary and much-needed celebratory band piss-up! L-R Matt Alston, Fani Dilth, Lauren Francis, Colin Parks, Nick Johnson in jovial mood.”

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Benighted Reveals Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Monument Of Misanthropy, Raising The Veil, Agressor, Disavowed etc.) As New Drummer

French brutal death metal/deathgrind outfit Benighted just revealed Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Monument Of Misanthropy, Raising The Veil, Agressor, Disavowed etc.) as the band’s new drummer, succeeding Kevin Foley. States the band:

“Here we are! We are extremely proud to welcome war machine Romain Goulon as our new drummer! Watch him blast away while performing our song “Asylum Cave” in this video clip!”

You can now check out the new drum playthrough clip below.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Premieres New Drum Playthrough Video For “Entering A New State” From Latest Album “Anger Mismanagement”

Austrian-French brutal death metal outfit Monument Of Misanthropy premieres a new drum playthrough video, showcasing the band’s new drummer Julien Helwin blasting through the song “Entering A New State”, taken from the latest album “Anger Mismanagement”.

Check out now the drum playthrough video for “Entering A New State” below.

The official music video for “Entering A New State” can be seen below:

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Morbid Vomit Recruits New Drummer Vili Köhäri

Finnish death metal band Morbid Vomit just issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

“…AND THEN THERE WAS FOUR! We are pleased to announce that Vili Köhäri joins Mörbid Vomit as a drummer. We want to thank everyone who came to the shows, bought our album and spread the word in 2015 but this is only the beginning. See you next year, have a good one!”

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Svolk Recruits New Bassist And Drummer

Norwegian “bear metal” group Svolk just checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist and drummer:

“Hey guys! Svölk is proud to announce two new additions to the band! Bass player Mats Myrvold has been rehearsing with the band for more than a year, and after months of hunting for a new drummer we’re happy to welcome Otto Basgård behind the kit. We can’t wait to hit the road in 2016! More bear metal news to come.”

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Chaos Trigger Recruits New Drummer

U.K. group Chaos Trigger has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer to round out the band’s lineup:

“Great news, after a couple of months of try-outs and searching we’re back up to full strength.
Please extend a warm welcome to Jay.

“Some of you may recognize him as he’s had a period in the band a few years back, he’s the drummer in the Me And My Flamethrower video and he looks like the FHRITP guy if he was 30 years younger.

“We are super excited for this new chapter and will have some more things to share with you very soon.”

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