New Stuff This Week… 10/14/19

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Oct 142019
 

Babymetal
Metal Galaxy
Cooking Vinyl
The girls (and kick ass band) are back… it is a bit of a novelty thing… musically it’s nice and heavy and melodic in parts… but probably a bit too much for some “true” metal fans

CeVILAIN
”How It Ends”
Self Released
hard rock, melodic, kind of an active rock thing

VA Rocks
I Love VA Rocks
Metalville Records
Classic southern/blues hard rock stuff with solid female vox.

Refused
War Music
Spinefarm Records
Melodic, yet a bit punky classic metal type stuff.

Motorhead
Deluxe Collectors Box Set Sampler
BMG
A few more tracks from Motorhead’s new box set… and yeah, another excuse to throw out some classics!

Exmortus
Legions Of The Undead (EP)
M-Theory Audio
They take classic thrash to a new level… with some great melodic and catchy guitar playing, while still keeping vox and the overall feel a bit extreme. Kind of a thrashed up melodic death… technical and catchy… great stuff again!

Michael Monroe
One Man Gang
Silver Lining Music
This classic rocker is back… just a straigthforward classic hard rock thing going on here.

Infected Rain
Endorphin
Napalm Records
Some kind of heavy groove, kind of thing, like a bit of an older more straightforward metal Otep… without all that arty stuff… good heavy stuff!

Freaks And Clowns
Freaks And Clowns
Metalville
25 October 2019
Good old just classic metal… cool stuff.

Sanctvs
Mors Aeterna
Sepulchral Productions
15 October 2019
Classic cold and dark black metal… (good production though!)

Shrine of Insanabilis
Vast Vortex Litanies
W.T.C.Productions
17 October 2019
Here we have another classic black metal, kind of a bit more deathy groove, while still being cold, harsh and dark.

Byyrth
Cold Autumn Shadows 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
18 October 2019
WHat’s this? more black metal? Yeah! This has a bit of a catchy groove going on, not quite as COLD, but still cool, harsh and dark too.

Wasted
Electrified
Denomination Records
18 October 2019
Thrashy classic metal, a heavy groove, leaning more towards heavy thrash… but still having a bit of that standard classic “metal” sound. Great stuff.

Ray Alder
What The Water Wants
Inside Out
Release date: Friday, October 18, 2019
The voice of Fates Warning (and others) has a solo album now! Not quite as heavy as some of his other projects, but it’s a good solid prog-ish hard rock thing which showcases his voice. cool chill stuff.

Black Mastiff
Loser Delusions – out October 18, 2019
Grand Hand Records
18 October 2019
Catchy hard rockin’ stoner metal.. good solid grooves and fun tracks to listen to.

Armagedda
Only True Believers
Nordvis Produktion
18 October 2019
classic sounding black metal, again, solid heavy gritty groove, not so cold/harsh, but dark and evil.

Coffin Rot
A Monument to the Dead CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest / Rotted Life
18 October 2019
Monster grooving blackened death… a good mix of good old death metal with some faster black metal

Temple ov Perversion
Temple ov Perversion
Clavis Secretorvm
18 October 2019
A raw kind of black metal with a bit of a deathy thrash beat but a full on cold, harsh black metal thing

MERZOTNA POTVORA
Suca Maty
Duplicate Records
A kind of grooving blackened death metal with melodic stuff too, almost a little bit of a proggy catchy thing happening too.

JOSEPH THOLL
Devil’s Drum
High Roller Records
18 October 2019
kind of a doomy throwback to the 70’s… clean vox, a little bit of a bluesy doom stoner rock groove.

Necronomicon
UNUS
Season of Mist
18 October 2019
Fast and furious with an epic and symphonic take on some Behemoth-like blackened death.

Eloy
The Vision,The Sword And The Pyre (Part II)
Artist Station Records
18 October 2019
Old school classic prog.

Xoth
Interdimensional Invocations
Self-Release
18 October 2019
Melodic technical/proggy kind of death metal thing. Heavy edge, catchy, and brutal too! Great stuff.

MERDA MUNDI
Hatred
Malpermesita Records
18 October 2019
Kind of a blackened death metal, heavy, fast, cool song titles… “Condemn Them”, “Castigate Them”, “Annihilate Them”, “Fucking Them All” lol

Steavy Metal
Fear The Steel
Self-Released
31 May 2019
Classic metal, a bit of a Motorhead/Manowar -ish thing happening.

Booze & Glory
Hurricane
Scarlet Teddy Records
18 October 2019
Classic hard rock, a bit of a punky maybe ska style…

Djevel
Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode
Aftermath Music
18 October 2019
Classic black metal

Norden
Z Popio?ów i Krwi…
Beverina
1 May 2019
Doomy black metal.

Moosifix
Sacrilicious
Self-released
4 September 2019
An extreme kind of death metal, a little brutal, a bit blackened, and sometimes when the symbols hit, the production makes it sound like someone is dropping silverware all over. otherwise, pretty decent

PLAGUE PIT
LABYRINTHINE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019
Good ol brutal death metal with a bit of a dark cold black metal feel.

Unaussprechlichen Kulten
Teufelsbücher LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
18 October 2019
Brutal groovin’ death metal.

Band: Sarcasm
Album: Esoteric Tales of the Unserene
Label: Chaos Records
Release date: October 14, 2019
Swedish death metal, so there’s a bit of a melodic thing going on too. Also, just a pinch of a cold/dark black metal sound

Resurrect TomorrowS
The Wolf “The Awesome Deluxe Remastered Edition””
Profane Records
Just a solid heavy groove metal, a bit of a heavy thrash thing.

Infamy
Age of Deceit
Self-Released
3 July 2019
More of a classic heavier metal… a bit light thrashy

Ossuaire
Derniers Chants
Sepulchral Productions
15 October 2019
Wall of sound-ish black metal.

Andralls
Bleeding For Thrash
MDD Records
11 October 2019
Heavier, grooving fast, almost deathy thrash. Catchy great stuff!!

NON OPUS DEI
G?ód
Label: Pagan Records
Release date: 23 September 2019
Fast and heavy blackened death, a bit like a behemoth/deathspell omega type… some longer songs which get a bit melodic in parts too Cool stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 10/7/19

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Oct 062019
 

Exhumed
Horror
Relapse
Release date: Friday, October 4th 2019
Fast and brutal, what else would you expect? These guys have been around a long time and keep putting out sick brutal death metal!

ARMORED DAWN
RAGNAROK
INDEPENDENT
kind of a classic metal, melodic but with a pinch of a viking thing going on.

POPPY
I DISAGREE
Sumerian
A kind of metal edge musically, vocally it’s kind of a female pop style… interesting mix… not sure if for mosh pit?

Cattle Decapitation
Death Atlas – radio singles
Metal Blade Records
29 November 2019
Another new single for “Bring Back The Plague” whoa… fast, brutal, technical, no fuckin’ around… bring it on!

KING
Beyond The Exosphere
Indie Recordings
8 October 2019
A cool single of fast and heavier melodic death.

Eclipse
Paradigm
Frontiers Music SRL.
Classic hard rockin’ almost AOR type metal

A Pale Horse Named Death
Uncovered
Long Branch/SPV Records
This is a special 2 song EP with cover versions of Three Dog Night’s “One” as well as The Cure’s “Prayers For Rain” Done in a doomy style that these guys are known for. Probably not the most “Metal” thing out there, but it’s dark.

Life Of Agony
The Sound Of Scars
Napalm Records
This new stuff (2 singles) have a good solid groove… some of their other stuff I’ve found too slow and doom/gothy… this has a harder rock feel… but still getting a bit lighter and melodic… pretty accessible…

Toothgrinder
I Am
Spinefarm Records
Female fronted gooving kind of modern-ish metal.

Lacuna Coil
Black Anima
Century Media Records
There’s a bit of hype around this… how it’s a bit heavier and best album in a while… and it’s all true!

Align The Tide
Dead Religion
Cleopatra Records
A pretty cool sort of melodic death with a heavier edge to it… kind of almost a just metal Slipknot without any gimmicks or anything… great stuff.

Entrails
Rise of the Reaper
Metal Blade Records
11 October 2019
Meaty big time grooves from this classic swedish death metal band. Headbanging, a little melodic while keeping it dark and brutal too.

?????? ???????? (AKA Wolf’s Source)
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Goatowarex
6 October 2019
Raw production, old school punky black metal.

Burier
Burier
Goatowarex
6 October 2019
Some more lo-fi old school black metal.

Carcinoid
Metastatic Declination
Memento Mori
7 October 2019
Raw grooving classic death metal

Dysangelium
Death Leading
W.T.C.Productions
8 October 2019
Classic black metal with more of a harsh vox than shreiky stuff.

Thrashfire
Into the Armageddon
Xtreem Music
10 October 2019
Classic thrash with a modern melodic technical thing too… more of an extreme vox thing going on.

The Bleeding
Morbid Prophecy
World War Now Records
10 October 2019
Kind of thrashy, kind of deathy… yeah both! a bit of a blackened thrash thing too. Good stuff!

ARX ATRATA
THE PATH UNTRAVELLED
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 11th OCTOBER 2019
classic black metal with some melodic stuff, good production, some proggy slower parts too… cool stuff!

Stomachal Corrosion
Stomachal Corrosion
Greyhaze Records
11 October 2019
Kind of a punked up death metal.

APOKALYPTIC RAIDS
The Pentagram (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
11 October 2019
a raw kind of death metal with a bit of a black metal rawness and feel…

Aegrus
In Manus Satanas
Saturnal
11 October 2019
Harsh yet heavy black metal with a bit of a deathy groove too.

Release: Shadecrown
Riven
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: October 11th 2019
A solid grooving melodic death, a pinch of goth and dark doom… but overall pretty cool.

Shadow Limb
Burn Scar
Seeing Red Records
11 October 2019
A doomy and melodic kind of blackened, but kind of stoner metal… pretty cool stuff.

Acathexis
Acathexis
Amor Fati / Entropic
9 October 2019
A kind of black metal classic… cold, dark, atmospheric with a bit of a post metal thing going on in parts too.

Helloween:
United Alive In Madrid
Nuclear Blast Records
4 October 2019
A big long live show from the original Power metal band. Good live production… not too perfect and actually kind of “live” sounding yet good.

Sights & Sounds
No Virtue
Static Era Records
11 October 2019
Melodic hard rock, maybe a bit on the prog side.

Kadavar
For The Dead Travel Fast
Nuclear Blast
11 October 2019
Big meaty doomy grooves, a classic sabbath-like sound. cool stuff.

Vritra
Deinde Signum Mortifera
Goatowarex
6 October 2019
Classic noise black metal. production is a bit raw

Evulse
Call of the Void
Self Released
Fast and furious blackened death… four quick tracks of brutal fast death metal with a little black metal evilness

Band: Ashborn
Album: Awakening
Self Released
Release date: September 28th 2019
Brutal grooving death metal. some melodic stuff too, but overall, just solid heavy stuff! Love it!

Fateful Finality
Executor
Fastball Music
11 October 2019
Heavier, i’d say “brutal thrash” going on Just a heavier dark edge, but a regular thrash base. Pushing into a melodic death… good stuff!

As I Lay Dying
Shaped By Fire
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 20 Sep. 2019
First album back after the Lambesis drama… great solid heavy metalcore, catchy, heavy melodic.. great stuff.

Band: Jumpscare
Album: Don’t Close Your Eyes
Self Released
Release date: October 7, 2019
Melodic death with a metalcore thing happening… decent stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 9/30/19

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Sep 302019
 

Gatecreeper
Deserted
Relapse
When I had the single for this I just wanted more… well, more is here! Good classic grooving death metal

Breath After Coma
Woke Up In Babel
Ikaros Records
As a bit of a Life of Agony Volbeat thing going on… a gothy doom melodic hard rockin’ mix

DragonForce
Extreme Power Metal
Metal Blade Records
27 September 2019
Well heck, the name of the album pretty much describes it and of course, the band as a whole. Fast meedly meedlies and drumming… vox are good, it’s just another great album from these guys of their own genre!

Midnight
Rebirth by Blasphemy – Single
Metal Blade Records
27 September 2019
This has a good classic kind of grooving extreme metal… not fast and brutal, but a dark metallic groove with some more harsh vox… new signing to metal blade and opening for Obituary here in Madison soon!

SLAYER
Repentless (live)
Nuclear Blast
Great live version showing the raw heavniess that is a live slayer show.

Pangaea
VESPR
Self Released
Madison’s own proggy death metal band… Kind of a Between The Buried and Me type style, a little djent, great technical stuff and brutal with some thrash elements, classic prog… lots of stuff. and great production too! Great stuff.

Syberia
Seeds of Change
Metal Blade Records
4 October 2019
Doomy melodic post metal with a bit of a black metal coldness and a bit of a melodic opeth thing too.

Anacrusis
Reason (Bonus Edition)
Metal Blade Records
27 September 2019
Anacrusis
Suffering Hour (Bonus Edition)
Metal Blade Records
27 September 2019
Reissues

Wömit Angel
Under Sadistic Pressure
Reaper Metal Productions
1 October 2019
Fast and heavy blackened death with some cool deathy grooves.

Insomnium
Heart Like a Grave
Century Media
Release date: Friday, October 04, 2019
Proggy Technical melodic death metal Great stuff!

Toxic Holocaust
Primal Future: 2019
Entertainment One
4 October 2019
First new album in 6 years and it’s entirely performed by frontman Joel Grind… this first single has a raw basic old school metal, classic thrash sound… Cool stuff!

Gyze
Asian Chaos
Out Of Line Music
This is a melodic death thing, a bit like Children of Bodom from Japan!

Fate Destroyed
Art Of Betrayal
Knucklehedz Inc
Melodic death with female clean and harsh vox… a good solid groove and maybe a bit of a modern metalcore thing

Mobile Deathcamp
Vol 4-ish
Pavement Entertainment
New Mobile Deathcamp! Great modernized classic thrash going on!

THE COLONY
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 28 SEPTEMBER ’19
I’d throw this into the melodic death umbrella, catchy melodic Maiden-esque guitars, heavier vox but a bit of a moderm metal/solid rock thing too.

Algebra
Pulse?
Unspeakable Axe Records
30 September 2019
A basic old school kind of thrash thing. Cool stuff.

Obsidian Tongue
Volume III
Bindrune Recordings
30 September 2019
Kind of a post-black metal thing, doomy atmospheric stuff when it’s not being a heavier classic black metal.

Ripper
Sensory Stagnation
Unspeakable Axe Records
30 September 2019
Classic melodic thrashy stuff but a more extreme vocal thing going on…great stuff!

Band: ZEISTENCROIX
Album: Gen Z
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 1st, 2019
They call it post industrial… it kind of sounds like just some noisy industrial type stuff to me. decent… passing on to Something Wonderful. (WORT Mondays 8-11p!)

Slutvomit
Copulation of Cloven Hooves
Invictus Productions
Oct 4
A raw old school black metal thing

Dogs For Breakfast
Suiru
Promethean Fire / Kolony Records
Release date: Friday, October 4th 2019
A kind of grungy maybe a bit of doom and stoner metal happening.

Ehlder
Nordabetraktelse
Nordvis Produktion
4 October 2019
Classic old school cold black metal.

Iron Kingdom
On The Hunt – Out October 4, 2019
Self-Release
4 October 2019
CLassic thrashy metal with a little bit of a heavier Judas Priest thing going on.

MYRONATH
Into The Qliphoth
Non Serviam Records
4 October 2019
Melodic death leaning towards more of a blackened death thing. Evil dark sound too Great catchy grooves, brutal heavy in parts too… (ex marduk drummer!) Great stuff.

Messora
The Door – Out October 4, 2019
Self-Release
4 October 2019
A bit of a melodic death with a bit of a grooving death metal interspersed with some ambient queiter interludes.

XUL OV KVLTEN
Entropic Increase From The Omega Aeon
ATMF
4 October 2019
Blackened death… a harsh brutality, but with a heavy death metal extreme thrashy thing too.

Alfahanne
Atomvinter
Indie Recordings
4 October 2019
This has a pinch of a doomy melodic black metal

Grand Demise of Civilization
Below the Feet of Kings
independent
Released on June 23, 2019
Described as “hell metal” it is some extreme blackended death… fast and heavy, brutal and burning from hell… great stuff.

Goatburner
Extreme Conditions
Chaotic Doom Records
27 September 2019
Sludgey doomy death metal.

Douaumont
Chironex Fleckeri
Pale Noise Media
20 September 2019
Also a bit doomy, sludgey and kind of a bit black metal, some more focus on the guitar, but a bit too sludgey for me.

Michael Schenker Fest
Revelation
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 20 Sep. 2019
Follow up to the first album this is a collection of some good hard rock classic metal type stuff with the same singers he’s had through the years… Gary Barden (MSG), Graham Bonnet (MSG, Rainbow), Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), and Doggie White. Great cool catchy stuff.

Arkadia
Master of Fears
Record label: Self released
Release Date: September 20th 2019
Melodic metal with a cool edge, a bit technical, prog-ish… a pinch of thrash and melodic death too. Cool stuff.

Larvae
Necroptuary
Self Released
Gritty blackened death metal 3 tracks with some solid meaty grooves and some great brutality.

Drawn By Evil
Another Sin, Another Life
Black Sunset/MDD
27 September 2019
Kind of a melodic classic metal, a bit on the prog side, with a big of a melodic death edge to it (mostly with some harsher vox, but not like full on growly stuff) good stuff.

Out Of Order
Facing The Ruin
Self Released
Release date: Friday, June 14th 2019
Here’s some general “metal” a pinch on the melodic thrashy thing… then getting into some more heavier classic thrash too. a good mix.

EXORCISME
Visceral Lifestyles
Redefining Darkness Records
20 September 2019
A couple songs of some classic black metal.

Phoenix Titan
Avatar Of Fire
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: September 27th 2019
Classic melodic metal.

Savaoth
Neophyte
Self-Released
8 September 2019
A kind of raw black metal, a bit of a melodic thing here and there, but production is a big “narrow”

Dorminn
Dorminn
Antiq
21 September 2019
Post metal, like, chimes and sound effects and stuff. Music? yeah I guess. Metal? no.

Ramallah
The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N Roll
Sailor’s Grave Records
4 October 2019
Kind of a party hard rock sounding thing.

30,000 Monkies
Are Forever
Consouling Sounds
27 September 2019
Noise metal/rock

New Stuff This Week…9/23/19

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Sep 222019
 

1349
“Enter Cold Void Dreaming” (Radio Single)
Season of Mist
18 October 2019
Fast and brutal black metal.. old school feel, but new school production and style. harsh and pissed off vox, catchy yet dark and brutal too… great stuff.

Kissin’ Dynamite (feat. The Baseballs)
Cadillac Maniac
Metal Blade Records
13 September 2019
Single of rockabilly 50’s rock with elvis sounds switching into a kind of modern hard rock thing too… interesting, and probably not really for the mosh pit…

The Number 12 Looks Like You
Wild Gods
Overlord
Experimental, a bit prog metal, like almost a Mr Bungle meets BTBAM? Heavy, metalcore technical stuff with some different time signature stuff… brutal, heavy, quirky… neat stuff.

SNOW BURIAL
Ostrava
Prosthetic Records
20 September 2019
A bit hardcore, a bit melodic metalcore, doom/stoner and a bit progressive and laid back too.

VEIL OF MAYA
Members Only (single)
Sumerian
Technical, melodic, djenty metalcore, a bit prog too.

IN MOTIVE
SUBTLE MISTAKES (single)
Sumerian
Modern commercial-ish hard rock metalcore type stuff.

Coffins
Beyond the Circular Demise
Relapse
Release date: Friday, September 20th 2019
Kind of a classic death metal, a little bit of a grindy crust sound going on, a little doom too. Good stuff.

Hellyeah
Welcome Home
Eleven Seven
That good ol Hellyeah sound… yeah the mudvayne meets just good ol modern metal type thing… but keeping kind of heavy… decent stuff.

Lindemann
Steh Auf (Single)
Caroline
Rammstein’s frontman steps out solo… Vox are what you’d expect… musically a bit more “bright” than rammstein… a bit more clean and not dark… still an industrial type thing going on.

Bloodred Hourglass
BRHG
Out Of Line Music
Here we have some melodic death with a little thrash and death thing going on… great stuff from Finland!

Matriarchs
Eviscerate
Knucklehedz Inc
This is some kind of thrashy metalcore, a bit more extreme and deathy, but with some big grooves and catchiness while having that hardcore punishing beat. Cool stuff.

Creeping Death
Spectre Of War
Entertainment One
This has a gritty deathy/blackened thrash thing going on, cool dark heavy “extreme” thrash… good stuff.

Wind Rose
Wintersaga
Napalm Records
Epic catchy folky viking-ish metal. great stuff.

VINTERSEa
ILLUMINATED
M-THEORY AUDIO
Epic Melodic death with clean female vox, harsh vox, a full dark sound and yeah, some great melodic stuff, kind of like an Epica but not quite as symphonic/epic… a touch more gritty perhaps?

A KILLER’S CONFESSION
NUMB
WAKE UP! MUSIC
A kind of modern melodic nu-metal thing

Opeth
In Cauda Venenum (ENGLISH VERSION)
Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Records
27 September 2019
We’ve heard 3 singles so far, and they’re some heavier proggy “new” Opeth sound… the rest of the album seems a bit more laid back and chilled, more like a Watershed… really laid back… “Charlatan” is a heavier one as well as Continuum. Well, as a fan, overall it’s still pretty great!

Howling Giant
The Space Between Worlds
Blues Funeral Recordings
27 September 2019
A melodic doom, a bit of a groove, clean vox

Band: Sarpedon
Album: Before The Nightingale Sings
Country: Norway
Genre: Progressive metal
Release date: September 27th 2019
A heavier thrashy base with prog metal/power metal stuff going on… me likey

Graveview
Demos ’18 ’19
Raw Skull Recordz – RSR 034
26 September 2019
Dark blackened death metal, cool stuff.

The Neptune Power Federation
Memoirs of a Rat Queen
Cruz Del Sur Music
27 September 2019
Female fronted rock…a little gothy, a bit of a classic stoner/doom thing with solid hard rock grooves

Sempiternal Dusk
Cenotaph of Defectuous Creation
Dark Descent Records
27 September 2019
Blackened doomy death metal… mostly a death metal doom thing with a pinch of a black metal darkness

VORNA
Sateet palata saavat
Lifeforce
September 27th, 2019
More of an atmospheric black metal… a bit of a proggy melodic thing going on too…

URAL
Just for Fun
Swell Creek
Sept 27
Classic metal with a grooving sound

Borknagar
True North
Century Media
Release date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Folky melodic death metal with an extra prog metal thing going on… great stuff from these guys as always!

Chron Goblin
Here Before (Grand Hand Records) – Out Sept 27, 2019
Grand Hand Records
27 September 2019
A cool grooving catchy stoner metal with a nice meaty sound.

Bhleg
Äril
Nordvis Produktion
27 September 2019
CLassic cold black metal

IATT
Nomenclature
Black Lion Records
27 September 2019
Blackened death metal… a little black metal sound, but mostly a heavier melodic death thing too with a seemingly technical thing too Cool stuff!!

EXCALION
Emotions
Scarlet Records
27 September 2019
Proggy power metal, fast and technical with clean vox and actually a good metal groove

Nex Carnis
Black Eternity 7″ EP
Blood Harvest
27 September 2019
2 song brutal death metal with a bit of a black metal thing going on.

Goatess
Blood and Wine
Svart Records
27 September 2019
A solid stoner metal with some solid riffage and catchy grooves

Vortex
Them Witches
Gates of Hell Records
27 September 2019
Here we have kind of a classic metal, just a hard to categorize thing… just “metal” clean-ish vox, maybe a stoner/doom lean.

ADVENT SORROW
Kali Yuga Crown (CD, LP)
Werewolf
27 September 2019
Melodic black/death metal… cool stuff, has a good heavier melodic vibe while staying true to a black metal base.

PATRONYMICON
Ushered Forth By Cloven Tongue
Osmose Productions
27 September 2019
A base of black metal with more of a melodic death thing happening… cool stuff.

RETURN FIRE
RETURN FIRE
Independent
27 September 2019
A kind of deathcore thing… good grooves, heavy, catchy a bit thrashy too. cool stuff!

DRUADAN FOREST
Dismal Spells From the Dragonrealm (CD, DLP)
Werewolf
27 September 2019
Drony atmospheric something.

VENEREAL BAPTISM
Repugnant Coronation of the Beast
Osmose Productions
27 September 2019
As the band name suggests, you’re going to have something pretty brutal and heavy… you got it man… good heavy grooving and BROOOOTAL death metal. great stuff.

Bretus
Aion Tetra
Ordo MCM
27 September 2019
Doomy hard rock with a bit of a Danzig thing going on.

65daysofstatic
replicr, 2019
Superball Music
Release date: Friday, September 27, 2019
An electronic alt-ish post rock thing.

Tales of The Tomb
Volume Two : Mendacium (2019) (EP) – Out Sept 27, 2019
Self-Release
27 September 2019
Cool grooving melodic death metal… more on the death metal side.

M:40
Arvsynd
Suicide Records
27 September 2019
Here’s some kind of black metal with a raw crusy pinky noise thing going on too… melodic and heavy too

Band: Fvneral Fvkk
Album: Carnal Confessions
Label: Solitude Productions
Release date: September 27, 2019
They call it “Epic traditional doom metal” and it fits that pretty well… a dark gloomy feel, but a bit of a fuller sound.

Band: (EchO)
Album: Below The Cover Of Clouds
Label: BadMoodMan Music
Release date: September 13, 2019
Dark doomy metal, getting a little heavier at times, but mostly just keeping a dark sound.

Band: SURVIVE
Album: Immortal Warriors
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 24th, 2019
Good meaty brutal and melodic death metal with maybe an extreme thrash thing going on too.

Big Scenic Nowhere
Dying on the Mountain
Blues Funeral Recordings
13 September 2019
stonery doom metal, one track is 20 minutes, gets a little too “post” metal for me.

CoreLeoni
II
AFM Records
27 September 2019
Big voice classic hard rock… a bit early 90’s AOR sound… great stuff if you like that sort of thing (i do)

Dreamarcher
The Bond
Indie Recordings
27 September 2019
This reminds me of a Ghost meets some more laid back classic rock… a bit more dark and ambient and perhaps doomy

CATHARI
Corporeality
Seeing Red Records
27 September 2019
Here we have some kind of melodic post metal type stuff.

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Prosthetic Records
27 September 2019
Techy crazy heavy dillinger escape plan screamo sounding stuff.

Black Mood
Toxic Hippies II
Black Sunset/MDD
13 September 2019
They describe this as sludge metal… I hear a bit of a Down/Pantera thing going on… solid grooves, a bit of a sludge thing happening too… cool stuff from Germany!

Band: SOUL OF STEEL
Album: Rebirth
Label: Revalve records
Release date: September 20th, 2019
This one is primarily some pretty standard power metal with a little leaning to prog metal.

Release: Planistry
Confucktion
Record label: Secret Entertainment
Release Date: September 20th 2019
Kind of a hard rock thing a little goth, a little alternative stuff

In Thousand Lakes
Evolution
Xtreem Music
25 September 2019
Here we got some pretty cool melodic death, a pretty standard melodic metal thing, then some of the vox kick in to a bit of an Amon Amarth thing.. cool stuff!

Artist: Doom Rot
Title: Great Old Ones
Release: September 13, 2019
A grooving and melodicdoomy death metal

Profanation
Into Cascades Of Blood And Burning Soil
Hostile Media
26 April 2019
Just into our inbox (a bit late..) This is some pretty cool technical death metal… Brutal, heavy, cool stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 9/16/19

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Sep 162019
 

Sinner
Santa Muerte
AFM Records
13 September 2019
Classic metal with a little bit of a power metal thing going on.

The HU
The Gereg
Eleven Seven
Funny, as I write this, the Hu are in milwaukee playing at the Rave… this album has a mongolian folk music metal thing going on.

Mob Rules
Beast Over Europe
SPV
Live album of this classic metal band… good production clean sound

Monolord
No Comfort
Relapse
Sludgey and meaty doomy stoner metal

BlackRain
Dying Breed
SPV
A pretty basic classic metal, melodic grooving stuff.

Cult of Luna
A Dawn to Fear
Metal Blade Records
20 September 2019
Blackened doomy metal with a little bit of a post-metal thing going on although there seems to be a bit of a stoner groove going on a bit too.

SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL
Agony
Sumerian
A kind of metalcore thing with a little bit of Slipknot thing building up to a bit more of a tech death …

Blood Oath
Infernum Diablous (single)
Self Released
A catchy cool almost Slayer like groove. need more!

Sarke
Ties Of Blood
Indie Recordings
11 September 2019
A bit of a black n roll… or death n roll? Harsh vox, but a slow meaty catchy groove.

The Agonist
Orphans
Napalm Records
A good melodic death groove, harsh and clean female vox, all the stuff they’re known for… these two songs are pretty solid.

Lee Aaron
Power, Soul. Rock N’ Roll Live In Germany
Metalville Records
live album of a female fronted guitar oriented classic metalll good hard rockin’ sweet stuff.

Motorhead
Deluxe Collector’s Boxset 1979
BMG
another box set… we only got a single as a sample, but it’s a good live track of “Stay Clean” from 1979… sounds great and an excuse to play some Motorhead!

Kobra And The Lotus
Evolution
Napalm Records
Solid hard rocking grooves… Great catchiness, almost has a big hard rock prog thing going on too. Vox are great… While not deathy speed thrash metal, this is a huge sounding hard rock.

Wednesday 13
Necrophaze
Nuclear Blast USA
Has that creepy horror shock rock rob zombie type thing going on.

Rendered Heartless
Death From Afar (Single)
Independent
a modern metalcore thing, but a bit more of a doomy thing… clean vox, heavier stuff has a good groove with some harsh vox. (just a single)

No One Knows What The Dead Think
No One Knows What The Dead Think
Willowtip Records
20 September 2019
Just about everything we’ve received lately from Willowtip has been pretty solid… this one is good too! A bit of a metalcore/screamo thing, a bit technical and in your face with a few breaks where it slows down a tiny bit to groove a bit… all with harsh screamy vox.

TripleMurder
Pre-Meditated (EP) – Out September 20, 2019
Self-Release
20 September 2019
A solid kind of grooving death metal with a bit of a melodic thrashy thing too?

Wolcensmen
Fire In The White Stone
Indie Recordings
20 September 2019
A little bit of a folky doom thing… I don’t think i’d call this metal.

Grabunhold
Unter dem Banner der Toten 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
20 September 2019
Melodic black metal, a bit of a fast and cold thing, but a great melodic warm (yeah for black metal) sound

Engulf
Transcend
Everlasting Spew Records
20 September 2019
Classic death metal with some chuggy riffs and grooves… great stuff.

Fathom Farewell
Consume the Earth
Self-Released
20 September 2019
Melodic hard rock/classic metal. clean vox… there’s a “solid rock” thing going on decent grooves, cool clean vox…

Arctos
Beyond The Grasp of Mortal Hands
Northern Silence Productions
20 September 2019
A sort of black metal with some atmosphere and melodic stuff, maybe a bit down tempo and doomy

Ancient Moon
Benedictus diabolica, Gloria Patri LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
20 September 2019
Two super long tracks of mostly classic black metal with some long post metal passages too.

DETRAKTOR
Grinder
Label: Violent Creek Records
Release Date: 20. September 2019
Clasic thrash, solid grooves… cool stuff!

Artist: THE LESS FORTUNATE
Album: Self-Titled
self released
Release date: September 17th, 2019
A female fronted melodic death/metal core thing… solid grooves and a nice heavy edge to balance out the melodic stuff.

Band: Luna
Album: Luna
Label: Solitude Productions
Release date: July 12, 2019
Three super long (14 min+) tracks of symphonic doomy down tempo stuff.

Band: Consecration
Album: Fragilium
Label: Solitude Productions
Release date: June 28, 2019
Described as “death doom metal” and this is of course, accurate… A real down tempo doom thing, but a heavy death metal groove going on.

Mother’s Tomb
Absent Not Dead
Redefining Darkness Records
Good ol brutal death metal, a bit of a black metal edge to it to keep it dark and evil.

Band: BEYOND FORGIVENESS
Album: Live To Tell The Story
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 23rd 2019
Symphonic metal with a really melodic death edge and harsh vox mixed with operattic female vox too.

Band: Downcross
Album: What Light Covers Not
Label: Cavum Atrum rex
Release date: September 11, 2019
Classic black metal, a bit of a dark groove while staying cold and harsh in vocals ..

Ankhara
Sinergia
Fighter Records
18 September 2019
A bit thrashy, a bit classic metal, vox a bit like a Halford or just bit powerful stuff, all in Spanish… cool stuff

Capilla Ardiente
The Siege
High Roller Records
13 September 2019
Longer tracks of mostly stoner sludgey metal, but there is more melodic doomy stuff going on and getting a bit heavier in parts too.

DEMENZIA MORTIS
Memento Mori
Malpermesita Records
31 May 2019
This is kind of a melodic blackened death thing… decent stuff.

Flagellant / Orcivus
Split Album
W.T.C.Productions
11 September 2019
Both bands have a classic heavy black metal thing going on.

New Stuff This Week… 9/9/19

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Sep 082019
 

FOSCOR
Els Sepulcres Blancs
Season of Mist
6 September 2019
Doomy post black metal type stuff. meh.

Cattle Decapitation
One Day Closer to the End of the World – radio single
Metal Blade Records
29 November 2019
Wall of technical brutal death metal with a little hint of old school Deicide wow… great stuff.

Necronomicon
Single Promo – (Paradise Lost ) – Unus (Season of Mist) – Out October 18, 2019
Season of Mist
18 October 2019
Brutal death metal with a solid melodic groove and a pinch of a black metal darkness. Great stuff!

Like Machines
”Run, Hide”
Madison Records
Grooving hard rock… a bit of a commercial classic hard rock thing

Dry Kill Logic
Vices (single)
eOne
A melodic metalcore type thing…

Sifting
The Infinite Loop
Eclipse Records
27 September 2019 (add sept 9)
Technical proggy melodic death… great stuff again!

Exhorder
Mourn The Southern Skies
Nuclear Blast
Catchy grooving thrashy stuff as they’ve always done… they’re back and with force!

Derek Smalls
Gimme Some (More) Money (Single)
BMG
Bluesey classic hard rock with a sense of humor of course… and lots of bass.

Sascha Parath’s Master Of Ceremony
Signs Of Wings
Frontiers Music SRL.
Female fronted kind of power metal with a little epic heavy/almost thrashy feel… vox have a bit of a good raspy edge to them… cool stuff!

Fozzy
Nowhere to Run
Catchy hard rockin’ classic metal thing… they’ve always done some catchy good stuff, this has a commercial hard rock feel

RAM
The Throne Within
Metal Blade Records
13 September 2019
Classic metal with a thrashy thing going on… great stuff.

Endseeker
The Harvest
Metal Blade Records
13 September 2019
Good meaty and gritty classic death metal with a bit of an Entombed thing going on.

GREVIA
MISOPHONIC
LABEL: LETHAL SCISSOR
RELEASE DATE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2019
Brutal fast and heavy death metal, Great stuff!

Various Artists
Brutal Africa – The Heavy Metal Cowboys of Botswana
Svart Records
13 September 2019
An interesting mix of different extreme bands from Africa… mostly thrashy and brutal type stuff… and pretty decent too

Void King
Barren Dominion
Off The Record
13 September 2019
Doomy stoner metal with some decent catchy grooves… A tiny bit of a Volbeat thing going on

Toxikull
Cursed and Punished
Metal on Metal Records
13 September 2019
HEre we have some fast and heavy thrash with a bit of a melodic classic metal thing happening too Great stuff!!

FORMICARIUS
RENDING THE VEIL OF FLESH
LABEL: SCHWARZDORN PRODUCTION
RELEASE DATE: 13 SEPTEMBER ’19
Black metal with a bit of a melodic death thing going on… it’s not super cold/harsh/dark… has a good bright sound and vox aren’t all totally shrieky.

Asagraum
Dawn of Infinite Fire
Edged Circle Productions
13 September 2019
Grooving black metal… cool stuff.

Crypt Sermon
The Ruins of Fading Light
Dark Descent Records
13 September 2019
Doomy melodic metal with a heavier edge.

HAUNTER
Sacramental Death Qualia
I, Voidhanger Records
13 September 2019
Starts off super brutal death metal like… then slows into some sludgey doom and post-ish brutal black metal and back to some cool brutal death metal!

WEEPING SORES
False Confession
I, Voidhanger Records
13 September 2019
Down tempo, yet heavy and doomy deathy metal… big sludgey melodies

Mourn The Light / Oxblood Forge
Mourn The Light / Oxblood Forge
Self-Release
13 September 2019
Mourn the Light is a bit of a doomy hard rock thing, and Oxblood Forge is a slower doom thing

Nupta Cadavera
Nupta Cadavera 7″ EP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 September 2019
Black metal with a bit of an old school sound, and a neat melodic groove… just a couple of short 3.5min songs too!

Smash Potater
Suburban Legends
Horror Pain Gore Death
September 13th
A bit of a horror metal thing, solid grooves, raw production, cookie monster vox.

SCARECROW
“NACHZEHRER” mini album 2019
INVERSE
I guess this is a bit of a traditional metal, doesn’t really fit into really any super sub genre… a little hardcore, a little thrash, some just classic metal.. vox are a little screamy shouted… a little punk/grunge thing

Artist: ABBINORMAL
Title: 1996
Release: September 10th, 2019
Label: Sliptrick records
Solid brutal death metal with some grooves and all around wall of heavyiness. Cool stuff!

Blackstar Halo
Siren
Inverse Records
Release Date: September 13th 2019
A bit of a melodic death sound… it has a bit of a modern In Flames thing going on… has some cool catchy/heavy moments, vox are mostly clean and melodic.

DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS
Postmortem Whispering Crows
Non Serviam Records
13 September 2019
A groovin’ blackened death metal …. 3 songs of extreme headbanging goodness

Band: NEMESIS ALPHA
Album: Eternal Machines
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 13th, 2019
This is some pretty cool technical/proggy melodic death metal. a little pinch of a metalcore feel, but great stuff with a bit of a Soilwork thing going on.

Phobophilic
Undimensioned Identities TAPE
Blood Harvest / Rotted Life
13 September 2019
Brutal yet grooving death metal.

CELL
Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos – Out October 4, 2019
Self-Release
4 September 2019
A bit of a blackened melodic death… fast in some parts, good gritty technical stuff, more of a modern tech death/black metal thing… great stuff.

Solace of the Void
Solace of the Void
Robustfellow Prod
6 September 2019
classic black metal with a little bit of a folk / melodic stuff happening… the heavy stuff is good heavy harsh/cold black metal.

The 69 Eyes
West End
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 13 Sep. 2019
A gothy hard rock with some cool grooves

New Stuff This Week…9/2/19

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Sep 022019
 

NETHERLANDS
“FORCE QUIT!” & “ZOMBIE TECHNO”
Nethrock
A kind of electronic and modern metal thing with robot vox… interesting, but not super metal.

Silvertomb
Love You Without No Lies (single)
SPV Records
Single from the album that comes out in October of the band with former Type O Members Johnny and Kenny… a doomy groove happening.

CULTED
Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer For Union And Emptiness
Season of Mist
30 August 2019
Kind of a doomy dark death metal with a little melodic stuff and some noise and post metal stuff going on too.

Band: Paganland
Single: “Nazavzhdy U Serci” (“In The Heart Forever”)
Country: Ukraine
Release date: August 22, 2019
Epic and symphonic folk melodic death stuff.. just a single, but cool stuff!

Ceremony
In The Spirit World Now
Relapse
Airplay Date: Monday, August 19th 2019
Kind of an alternative synth punk rock type thing… I mean, it’s on Relapse records… but they just aren’t the same anymore… yeeesh.

Sonata Arctica
Talviyö
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 6 Sep. 2019
Fairly standard power metal… not all that heavy or fast actually, it’s more of a kind of traditional melodic metal thing.

Warrior Soul
Rock ‘N’ Roll Disease
Cargo Records
a classic grooving hard rock… nothing to heavy or too light…

Knocked Loose
A Different Shade Of Blue
Pure Noise Records
A kind of modern metalcore… screamy vox, breakdowns, grooves… harsh vox… catchy and kind of brutal too… cool stuff.

Visions Of Atlantis
Wanderers
Napalm Records
Epic female fronted symphonic power metal stuff… (just a single, but decent so far)

Year Of The Goat
Novis Orbis Terrarum Ordinis
Napalm Records
Throw back blues doom-ish melodic hard rock.

Tarja
In The Raw
earMUSIC
Tarja’s unmistakeable voice… musically it’s got a classic grooving catchy metal thing going on, but a bit of a heavier edge too. Cool stuff.

Twilight Force
Dawn Of The Dragonstar
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 16 August 2019
A classic kind of epic power metal.

Equilibrium
Renegades
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 23 August 2019
A kind of melodic death with an industrial gothy/techno-ish thing… it does have a good edge and heaviness, but a very electronic thing too.

The Glorious Dead
Imperator of the Desiccated 7″
Eihwaz/Bindrune Recordings
31 August 2019
Raw death metal.

Alcoholocaust (Portugal)
Necro Apocalipse Bestial
Helldprod
5 September 2019
Extreme thrash, harsh vox, heavy thrash based almost death metal … great stuff.

Band: Swan Valley Heights
Album: The Heavy Seed
Label: Fuzzorama records
Release date: September 6th 2019
Psychedelic stoner metal, a bit grungy and laid back.

Black Cilice
Transfixion of Spirits LP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead
6 September 2019
kind of a lo-fi black metal, there’s a bit of a doomy black n roll thing, but it’s just so lo-fi and distracting

Cropsy Maniac
Carnage
Horror Pain Gore Death
September 6th.
Grindy brutal death metal with a pinch of melody

THE NEW DEATH CULT
THE NEW DEATH CULT
Indie Recordings
6 September 2019
Kind of a stoner classic hard rock thing with some catchy grooves.

Juliet Ruin
Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos – Out Sept 6, 2019
Self-Release
6 September 2019
Melodic death with female clean and harsh vox… good grooves, good melodic stuff too…

5RAND
Dark Mother
Time To Kill Records
6 September 2019
Another female fronted melodic death… clean and harsh vox… great stuff.

SLAUGHTBBATH
Alchemical Warfare (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
6 September 2019
PRetty solid blackend death, harsh vox, fast and kind of brutal stuff… catchy and dark… great stuff.

Rottendawn
Occult
Saturnal Records
6 September 2019
A kind of sludgey doom thing

Surface of The Sun
Panacea
Self-Release
6 September 2019
This has a very Tool-like style… a kind of laid back proggy groove.

HORRIFIC DEMISE
EXCRUCIATING EXTERMINATION
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 6th 2019
Full on brutal death metal with big meaty grooves… great stuff from Comatose once again.

Twin Seeds
Red Powder
Self-Released
6 September 2019
Seemingly instrumental proggish metal. Primarily guitar driven, but not all wanky… there’s a decent groove and well rounded sound.

Runespell
Voice of Opprobrium LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
6 September 2019
Doomy post black metal.

Rise Twain
Rise Twain
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, September 06, 2019
A bit of a laid back prog rock thing

RETURN FIRE
RETURN FIRE (single)
Independent
27 September 2019
Thrashy catchy good old metal with a little bit of a Slayer thing happening

Cemetery Lights
The Underworld LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
7 September 2019
An old school black metal with some doomy stuff all with some raw production.

Dikasterion
Stavelot 1597 / Rome 897
Amor Fati Productions
9 September 2019
Classic black metal with a bit of a groove while staying cold, harsh and dark

Band: SHADES OF SORROW
Album: Paradox
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 3rd, 2019
Female fronted melodic metal poking into a bit of a prog

Holy Dragons
Unholy and Saints
Release date: Friday, September 20th 2019
Airplay Date: Tuesday, August 20th 2019
A sort of classic traditional metal meets a bit of a power metal with female vox… a cool thing

New Stuff This Week… 8/26/19

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Aug 252019
 

The Dead Daisies
Locked and Loaded
Spitfire Music
Kind of a bluesy classic hard rock with some big grooves doing some classic rock covers… Fortunate Son, Fortunate Son, Bitch… cool stuff, but not really “metal”

Freedom Call
M.E.T.A.L
SPV
Veteran power metal band with a new album doing power metal things… cool stuff.

Domination Inc.
Memoir 414
SPV
Classic thrash meets a melodic groove and a pinch of a proggy melodic death… great stuff.

The Number 12 Looks Like You
”Raised & Erased”
Overlord
A little all over the place experimental, proggy, metalcore-ish, quirky… neat.

Illusions Of Granduer
The Songs Of The Siren
Pavement Entertainment
Female fronted hard rock, a tiny bit gothy… a good solid catchy groove.

Black Star Riders
Another State Of Grace
Nuclear Blast Entertainment
As with all their stuff… it’s just got that full on Thin Lizzy thing going on… good stuff for this single.

Imperium Dekzdenz
When We Are Forgotten
Napalm Records
Solid Grooving black metal.. a classic harsh and cold thing with some atmosphere

THE HU
Yuve Yu”, “Wolf Totem” & “Shoog Shoog
ELEVEN SEVEN
Mongolian sort of folk metal, a lot of native specialized vocals… decent unique stuff.

BABYMETAL
“Elevator Girl (English Version)” / “PA PA YA!!” (feat. F.HERO)
This is another unique thing… catchy nu-metal stuff with kpop type vocals… musically it’s pretty awesome… and the baby part of it, well, it’s different and makes it set apart different

Ritualizer
Speed of Sound
Independent
Classic metal with female vox… a cool catchy throwback sound.

No/Más
Last Laugh
Horror Pain Gore Death
August 30th
Fast and brutal death metal with some monster grooves and short fast songs. Great stuff.

GEISTAZ’ IKA
Trolddomsejd i skovens dybe kedel
Signal Rex
30 August 2019
A classic harsh black metal with some great heavier melodic grooves… cool stuff!

Northern Genocide
Genesis Vol. 666
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: August 30th 2019
A pretty heavy and gritty melodic death, a cool heavy edge with actually a good prog metal base… great stuff.

Elvenking
Reader Of The Runes – Divination
AFM Records
30 August 2019
Power metal with a bit of a folk thing going on… catchy melodic songs… pretty cool stuff!

Crytivore
Unseen Divinity
Vaginal Autopsy Records / Dawning Septic Productions
30 August 2019
Brutal death metal with a dark grindy sound and meaty grooves.

Mutilatred
Ingested Filth
Redefining Darkness Records
30 August 2019
Brutal classic death metal, good meaty grooves

SYNTELEIA
Ending of the Unknown Path (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
30 August 2019
Kind of a melodic death metal with a bit of a black metal thing, some good grooves and nice dark feeling… a bit prog too… cool stuff!

SADOKIST
Necrodual Dimension Funeral Storms (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
30 August 2019
Old school black metal, a bit raw.

Atomic Witch
Void Curse EP
Seeing Red Records
30 August 2019
Melodic death pushing into some extreme thrash… catchy and brutal too.

Colored Moth
DIM
Wolves and Vibrancy Records
29 August 2019
A kind of post metal, a bit doomy, a little groovin’ laid back thing

Band: CABRAKAÄN
Album: Cem Anahuac My Home
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: August 27th, 2019
This is a female fronted (clean) kind of melodic death thing, harsh and clean vox, with a little bit of a prog metal/folk metal element.

Sorcery
Necessary Excess of Violence
Xtreem Music
20 August 2019
Blackened thrashy death metal. A bit of a slower grooving tempo with a kind of cool dark feeling

Múspellzheimr
Raukn
Amor Fati Productions
2 September 2019
Classic fast and cold/dark black metal, a little on the lo-fi wall of sound (far away wall) production.

Aludra
Mass Stellar Graves
Akashic Envoy Records
30 August 2019
Post metal, atmospheric black metal stuff

Opeth
Dignity (english / Svekets Prins swedish)
Nuclear Blast
The next single… classic “new” opeth sound… technical, proggy and yeah heavy complex stuff. great!

8Kids
Bluten
Napalm Records
Alternativer hard rock.. a little electronic-ish… kind of sent to us as a “hear ya go, if you want to play it”… meh.

Jinjer
“Judgement (& Punishment)”
Napalm
New single, has a bit of a reggae

Various Artists
Apófis
Self Release (Against PR)
Release date: Friday, August 23rd 2019
A variety of bands and genres… going from classic black metal to more traditional death metal. most of this stays pretty extreme

Artist: Bagira
Album: From Russia With Groove
Self Released
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Grooving female fronted metal… a modern catchy sound.

New Stuff This Week…8/19/19

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Aug 182019
 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Infest The Rats Nest
ATO
A kind of stoner metal, but some huge monster grooves

Destruction
Born To Perish
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 9 August 2019
Classic German thrash… awesome stuff as always!

The Murder Capital
“More Is Less”
Human Season
A kind of basic hard rock/punk-ish hard rock.

DEAD RITES
OBSCURE
New Ocean Media
Melodic hard rockin’ stuff… reminds me just a little bit of Danzig… at least stylistically.

Killswitch Engage
Atonement
Metal Blade Records
16 August 2019
These guys have a sound and they are consistent… heavy in parts, melodic in others.. .this album is up there as one of their better efforts… a bit “solid rock” for the Mosh Pit, but worth a spin here and there.

Awake For Days
Magnificent Disorder
Music Gallery International
A bit of a metalcore modern “nu-metal” good grooves, harsh vox, cool melodic stuff.

Nemesea
White Flag
Napalm Records
Female fronted kind of goth metal… melodic, a bit of an edge, catchy… modern metal type stuff.

Sacred Reich
Awakening
Metal Blade Records
23 August 2019
I can’t believe there’s really a new Sacred Reich album… one of those bands that could have been like, part of the big 10 of american thrash? This one is quite the comeback, vox are classic just like the old days and the music, catchy thrashy edgy and heavy. Production is ok, a bit raw… great stuff though.

Hagzissa
They Ride Along LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
23 August 2019
A little black metal groove going on here, but not all super cold and harsh, there’s like a warm feeling and a bit catchy, but yeah, not all harsh.

Astralium
Land Of Eternal Dreams’ – Out Aug 23, 2019
Rockshots Records (EU), Spiritual Beast (JP)
23 August 2019
Symphonic proggy/power metal with some operatic female vox and male power metal vox… A cool heavy epic sound

Darkened
Into the Blackness
Edged Circle Productions
23 August 2019
Grooving dark death metal with a pinch of a black metal darkness

ABYSMALIST
Reflections of Horror
Caligari Records
23 August 2019
This is some good heavy grooving down tempo death metal head banging goodness

THE HOLEUM
Sublime Emptiness
Lifeforce
August 23rd, 2019
A kind of doom/dark down tempo post-black metal. It isn’t too full on drone/shoegaze, but it does seem a bit monotonous

Release: Amanita Virosa
Original Plague
Record label: Inverse Records
“Genre: Hospital metal ” I’m not quite sure what this means? maybe because the song titles are a bit like sickness and disease? Otherwise, this is some pretty good epic/symphonic sounding blackened death metal with some big monster deathy grooves.

Märvel
Guilty Pleasures
The Sign Records
12 April 2019
Classic old school hard rock, covers… like Sultans of Swing, Keep Pushin’… neat stuff.

Greve
Nidingsdåd utav det Uråldriga
Purity Through Fire
19 August 2019
Swedish black metal… a bit atmospheric (keyboards) but still cold, brutal, melodic…

Stealth Bomber
First Strike From Above
Self-Released
8 December 2018
Grooving death metal with more of a screamy growly “scrawl” vocal… cool stuff.

VAK
Loud Wind
Indie Recordings
23 August 2019
A dirty grungy kind of doomy black-ish metal.

Scimitar
Shadows of Man – Out Aug 23, 2019
Self-Release
23 August 2019
A bit of a power metal/folk metal/prog / melodic death… cool stuff! A little bit of an Amon Amarth meets prog metal going on.

Wolcensmen
Lorn and Loath
Indie Recordings
8 August 2019
Melodic post-metal doom type stuff.

Band: ARSHENIC
Album: Final Collision
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Melodic female fronted kind of classic metal/hard rock with a pinch of prog rock.

Neptrecus
Ars Gallica
Purity Through Fire
19 August 2019
Here we have a bit of a classic black metal… pushing into a melodic death thing.

Aiw?gaz Unðergangaz / Múspellzheimr
Split CD
Lunar Apparitions
22 July 2019
Aiwigaz is a bit more of a melodic black metal, Muspellzheimr is more just classic old school.

ERRA
“EYE OF GOD”
Sumerian
Single of some modern metalcore type stuff…

Myrholt
Nordland
Myrholt Design (Digital), Snake Oil Kassettforlag (cassette), Azermedoth (CD)
7 July 2019
A kind of grooving blackened death metal…

VLTIMAS
Something Wicked Marches In
Season of Mist
29 March 2019
Brutal blackend death with David Vincent (morbid angel) and a guy from Mayhem and one from Cryptopsy… melodic, catchy stuff too. Mike bought this and has been playing it, but I finally asked for the promo and bam… great stuff.

Cryptae – “Vestigial”
Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Aug 16
Doomy, sludgey post metal type stuff.

Mysterizer
Invisible Enemy
Record label: Inverse Records
Melodic heavy metal… a great solid classic metal.

Pa Vesh En
Pyrefication LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
23 August 2019
Kind of a post black metal noise thing

New Stuff This Week…8/12/19

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Devourment
Obscene Majesty
Relapse
Release date: Friday, August 16th 2019
Brutal grindy death metal… so fast, furious and yes, brutal upon brutal.

FOSCOR (Radio Single)
“Cel Rogent”
Season of Mist
6 September 2019
Kind of a melodic black metal, a bit atmospheric

Krashkarma
Cruel Summer (single)
Split Nail
A modern nu-metal take on an old Bangles classic

Slipknot
We Are Not Your Kind
Roadrunner
Some classic old school slipknot going on here, a few more emo laid back dark moments (not heavy) than I’d like.

GATECREEPER
“Boiled Over” (single)
Relapse
Grooving brutal death metal… cool stuff, me want more!

Banshee
The Madness
Visionary Noise Records
Kind of a heavier classic metal with some clean good ol metal vox.

Ascending From Ashes
Glory
360 Management
A kind of melodic metalcore… heavier in parts, slower and melodic in others… one of those like, Protest the Hero-esque prog-core things. lol

Hammerfall
Dominion
Napalm Records
Big time power metal just like hammerfall does!

Album title: Doomed Or Be Doomed : A French Tribute To CATHEDRAL
Country: France
Genre: Doom metal
Label: Sleeping Church Records
Release date: August 13th, 2019
A very doomy tribute to Cathedral… even more downtempo and depressing than the originals.

Band: EDGEOVEREDGE
Album: EdgeOverEdge
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Describe as “rock, metal, prog” I tend to hear the rock, or more hard rock… production is a bit “basic” had a little classic hard rock groove… not really too much in the prog area though.

Waingro
III
Sludgelord Records / No List Records
15 August 2019
Some doomy more uptempo stoner metal… then getting a bit more extreme on the vox, all with a cool laid back groove

Anticosm
The Call of the Void
Hell Kill Destroy Records
16 August 2019
A sort of melodic death, maybe death core… kind of technical, heavy, abrasive vox, good grooves… great stuff.

Hellvetron
Trident of Tartarean Gateways LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
16 August 2019
Lo fi old school black metal… doomy post type stuff.

Reign In Blood
Missa Pro Defunctis LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
16 August 2019
BLackened death, leaning more towards a classic cold black metal sound. a good fast beat, creepy vox,

SOPHIST
‘Betrothal To The Stone: Conception of Mephisto’ – Out August 16, 2019
Self-Release
16 August 2019
Fast and heavy blackened grindy death metal

Detherous
Hacked to Death
Redefining Darkness Records
16 August 2019
Kind of a heavy thrashed up death metal, cool stuff

ABSYMAL LORD
Exaltation of the Infernal Cabal (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
16 August 2019
Kind of a raw blackened death/gore metal.

Wraith
Absolute Power
Self-released
16 August 2019
A bit thrashy, a bit traditional metal, vox are a bit more on the extreme side… great playing and edge… good stuff.

Evil (Japan) / Siege Column
Split 7″ EP/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 August 2019
Evil is some pretty sick blackened thrash with some great heavy stuff going on. Siege Column is a bit more

Horizons Edge
Let The Show Go On
Fastball Music
1 March 2019
Melodic power metal

Mavorim
Aasfresser
Purity Through Fire
18 August 2019
Classic black metal with a melodic groove too.

Boomerang Rapido
Rises Again
Self-Released
16 August 2019
A little grungy alternative hard rock

Death by Fungi
Die in Bombay
Independent
5 August 2019
Kind of a metalcore meets punk… since I don’t really like punk and I think this is pretty decent, it’s not super punky and just has a good mix leaning a bit more screamo metal.