BAPTIZED IN THRASH: With the summer slew of tours starting up in the coming weeks, Wisconsin thrashers Lazarus A.D. have announced an upcoming tour with labelmates in Bison B.C. and Woe Of Tyrants along with Barnburner. Appropriately titled "Baptized In Beer Tour" the tour will begin early July in Canada and make its rounds until the beginning of August with their last showdate in Seattle, Washington.

ANGEL-LESS: Announced in an official statement recently, San Fransisco's Death Angel will be parting ways with founding drummer, Andrew Galeon. In the statement the band makes clear that, "While we are sad to see him go, we wish him nothing but success. Not only has he been an integral part of DEATH ANGEL from day one, but he's also family and a friend and we will miss him. All the best to you, brother." Filling in for upcomng tour dates will be Scarecrow's Will Carroll.

SPEEDY SIGNING: Heading over to the Boston, Massachusetts' thrash / grind ensemble, Ramming Speed have just inked a deal with Candlelight Records. They're putting the finishing touches on a seven inch single, so expect to see the road veterans armed and prepped for some touring on the road very shortly.