New Stuff This Week… 12/9/19 (last one of 2019!)

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Dec 082019
 

Held Hostage
“Lightning” (single)
Metal Mania Records
Featuring Ripper Owens with a Judas Priest hard rockin’ sound.

Rob Halford
Xmas EP
Legacy
Halford has a new Xmas ep with some classics… this sampler has Donner and Blitzen and Hark! The herald Angels sing… a good classic metal priest like sound with, well, metal god’s vox…

Running Wild
Crossing The Blades
SPV
Classic/power metal on this 4 song EP with a cover of Kiss’ “Strutter”

Molly Hatchet
Battleground
SPV
Not normally a staple on the Mosh Pit… but I tag and review everything we get sent… a double live album from this classic hard rock group… sounds good… maybe not for the Mosh Pit, but it’s there!

JASTA
The Lost Chapters Volume 2
Perseverance Media
Jasta’s second album with a guest on each track..from Corpsegrinder to Tommy Victor… cool stuff all around!

Oni
Alone – EP
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records
13 December 2019
A good mix of kind of proggy metal and meloidic death, you might remember this band had the xylosynth… can’t really hear it on this EP…

MORTEM ATRA
A Dark Lament
Pitch Black Records
6 December 2019
Here we have some melodic death/symphonic death metal type stuff.

June 1974
MindTrip
Visionaire Records
9 December 2019
Laid back kind of post rock psychedelic atmospheric stuff.

APOCALYPTICA
CELL-0 [ADVANCE TRACKS]
Silver Lining Music
2 tracks… first one has a good rocking edge to it, the 2nd is a bit more symphonic laid back.

EGOSYSTEMA
Distance
Self-Release
26 November 2019
Modern metal meets prog metal meets a little alternative metal and hard rock… pretty cool catchy mix of stuff here.

INFINITAS
INFERNUM
Self-Released
6 December 2019
A little folk (violin sounds) metal, a bit melodic death and some catchiness… a bit of a unique, yet familiar kind of sound.

NEDXXX
NEDXXX
NoEvDia
13 December 2019
Extreme, experimental, chaotic, probably more on the black metal side of things…

Unbegotten
Manifestion
Nebular Carcoma
6 December 2019
Lo Fi black metal

Negativa (Spain)
01
Nebular Carcoma
6 December 2019
Dark harsh black metal with a little melodic stuff

Oath of Cruelty
Summary Execution at Dawn
Dark Descent Records
9 December 2019
Fast heavier thrash

DEATH WOLF (swe)
IV: Come The Dark
Blooddawn Productions (distributed & marketed by Regain Records)
10 December 2019
Classic metal, melodic maybe with a pinch of a thrashy groove

The River
Vessels Into White Tides
Nine Records
11 December 2019
Melodic doom, down tempo, chilled out in parts

Black Dreams
Deep Inside
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 11th 2019
melodic Rock, a little goth soundindg

IN HUMAN FORM
III
I, Voidhanger Records
13 December 2019
3 tracks, a couple over 18 mins… a proggy/melodic death/black metal… a pinch of an opeth vibe, but a bit more basic and harsh… cool stuff.

Trajeto de Cabra
Supreme Command of Satanic Will LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
13 December 2019
Black/death metal, brutal, leaning more to the death metal with a dark evilness… not quite that cold harsh thing

VOLTUMNA
Ciclope
Extreme Metal Music
13 December 2019
melodic death, harsh vox, lots of cool stuff going on… good stuff!!

Resonance
Out of the Silence
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 13th 2019
Modern Metal with a melodic death thing, clean vox, a little djent

Israthoum
Arrows From Below
New Era
13 December 2019
Wall of sound black metal.

NOVA
Veniamo Dal Cielo
ATMF
13 December 2019
Classic melodic black metal

COMANDO PRAETORIO
Ignee Sacertà Ctonie
ATMF
13 December 2019
Here’s some more classic harsh cold black metal.

Xantam
Altered State CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
13 December 2019
Here’s a little EP of some grooving death metal… cool stuff!

Skullcrush
Archaic Towers of Annihilation
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Raw Skull Records (Europe)
13 December 2019
music is a skull crush of heavy grooving death metal. cool stuff.

Ty Morn
Istor
Docgator Records
15 August 2019
Classic metal, decent edge, a bit on the power metal side overall.

Daemoniac
Dwellers of Apocalypse
Xtreem Music
19 December 2019
Gritty, kind of black metal tone, but mostly death metal underneath the prominent guitar…

Beast Of Damnation
Dawn Of The Beast
Black Sunset
Some solid blackened death with a thrashy feel… catchy, dark, brutal, heavy!

Condemned to Dream
Black Emerald Cold
Ancient Mythos Entertainment
22 November 2019
I guess this would fit into the melodic death… more deathy and just good melodic parts too… great stuff!

Nocturnal Depression
Tides of Despair
Sun & Moon Records
25 November 2019
A little bit of a blackened melodic doom

Bones
Diseased
Transcending Obscurity
20 September 2019
Grooving death metal, makes you really want to headbang

Stealth Bomber
First Strike From Above
Self-Released
8 December 2018
A heavier thrashy groove, more extreme vox… cool stuff on a 4 song EP.

Band: Kaldvard
Album: Dømt Til Bål Og Brann
Self Released
Release date: November 29th, 2019
A kind of classic modern black metal… still cold and dark, good production and melodic heavy grooves too.

MXD
Endurance
Tenacity Music
1 November 2019
More of an electronic thing… described as more industrial… might have to pass on this one.

Artist: Kein
Album: Kein
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 13th, 2019
They say it’s “Hard Rock | Metal | Black” And weirdly enough it’s all right, there’s a black metal tone/feel, a hard rock pace and groove and just a bit of a classic metal thing too.

AngelBlast
Rotting Paradise
Edged Circle Productions
20 December 2019
Blackened death metal… cool stuff on this 3 song ep.

SEVENTH CIRCLE
Cycle of Violence
Caligari Records
29 November 2019
a dark gritty sludgey doomy death

GUNJACK
The Cult Of Triblade
Self-produced
16 December 2019
your standard grooving metal

Street Lethal
Welcome to the Row
Fighter Records
5 December 2019
Classic metal with female vocals… cool catchy beats

Band: PROPHETS OF THE APOCALYPSE
Album: Threshold Of War
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 17th, 2019
They call this Thrash metal, but I’d say it’s more of a heavier classic metal with more of a lighter black metal feel… yeah there’s a little bit of a thrash vibe, but it’s a bit darker…

Iku-Turso
Storm Over Isengard
Independent & Wolfspell Records & His Wounds
8 August 2019
A bit doomy, but then like, black metal kicks in, so it’s that kind of slow burn evil doomy black metal!


LAST ADDS

Pyramids On Mars
Edge of The Black
Self-Release
21 December 2019
Classic metal with a little bit of an Iron Maiden feel.

Deadly Carnage
Decadenza
Self-Released
21 December 2019
Kind of doom, Kind of black metal, melodic, dark, cold, kind of proggy too.

Tylor Dory Trio
Unsought Salvation
Self-Release
21 December 2019
Prog metal! Atmospheric in parts, a bit modern metal, and just a definite prog thing with melodic grooves

The Bastard Within
Better Dead Than Friends
Immortal Souls Productions
24 December 2019
Fast and brutal death metal, great stuff!

CIANIDE
Unhumanized (CD, 12″ MLP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
27 December 2019
Classic grooving death metal. good stuff!

Goatblood (Germany)
Apparition of Doomsday
Dunkelheit
27 December 2019
Grindy grungy dirty sludgy death metal.

Horrid (Italy)
As We Forget Our Past
Dunkelheit
31 December 2019
a bit death metal, melodic death, gritty grooving stuff, catchy, a cool sound… good stuff

Band: MYRHOLT
Album: Solens Soenn og Maanens Datter
Country: Norway
Genre: Norwegian Black metal
Release date: December 20, 2019

Irae (Portugal)
The Old Ways
Purodium Rekords
25 December 2019

Cult of Erinyes
Æstivation
Amor Fati
21 December 2019

Band: SABER TIGER
Maxi-EP: The Shade Of Holy Light
Country: Japan
Genre: Heavy metal
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 18th, 2019

New Stuff This Week…12/2/19

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Nov 302019
 

Obsequiae
The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, November 22nd 2019
A laid back, melodic blackened death metal. Good grooves, a bit atmosheric (but in a good more epic way).

Prong
Age Of Defiance
SPV/ Steamhammer
A couple of brand new tracks and 3 live classics. The two new tracks are good new classic sounding Prong. Tommy Victor keeping the Prong ship steady!

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Mettal EP
ATO
The double acoustic guitars going at it on a new EP with “Battery” “Holy Wars” and “Seasons in the Abyss” whoa… cool stuff!

Misery Loves CO.
A Little Something – Single
Black Lodge Records
A modern metal nu wave of nu metal type sounding single.

Shadow’s Mortuary
Kuoleman Portit
Purity Through Fire
30 November 2019
Brutal and heavy black metal.

Pagan Altar
Mythical & Magical
Temple of Mystery
4 December 2019
A bit throwback doom and melodic classic hard rock

Hellehond
Verslonden LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
6 December 2019
A bit of a raw blackened death… mostly black metal with a bit of a deathy groove while staying harsh and cold.

Blot & Bod
Ormekongens Argelist LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
6 December 2019
Harsh old school black metal.

IMPRECATION(us) / BLACK BLOOD INVOCATION(gre)
“Diabolical Flames of the Ascended Plague” Split Album 2019
Helter Skelter Productions / Regain
6 December 2019
Imprecation has a brutal death metal thing going on. Black Blood INvocation is more of an extreme blackened death

Hellsodomy
Morbid Cult
Saturnal
6 December 2019
HEre’s an extreme thrash/death metal thing. big solid grooves, catchy good stuff!!

Witchbones
The Seas of Draugen LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
6 December 2019
Sludgy doomy atmospheric-ish black metal.

Nefarious Spirit / Void Prayer
Split LP
Goatowarex
1 December 2019
Both bands are some black metal…

INVERTED MATTER
DETACH
LABEL: LETHAL SCISSOR RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2019
Fast and brutal death metal, good stuff.

Helleborus
Saprophytic Divinations
Redefining Darkness Records
6 December 2019
Melodic death metal, leaning more on the death metal. Cool stuff.

Human Fortress
Reign Of Gold
AFM Records
6 December 2019
Pretty standard good ol classic metal.

MORTEM ATRA
A Dark Lament
Pitch Black Records
6 December 2019
Grooving kind of almost proggy/melodic death metal.

Nefarious Dusk
The Wanderer of the Cold North
Purity Through Fire
30 November 2019
Cold dark black metal,

Yawning Void
Streams Within
Weird Truth Productions
20 September 2019
Kind of a slow doomy black metal.

Dio reissues

7 Miles To Pittsburgh
Revolution On Hold
A67 Records
11 October 2019
Groovin’ hard rock.

SIJJIN
Angel of the Eastern Gate
Sepulchral Voice
13 November 2019
Kind of a brutal blackened death metal… cool stuff.

Hexekration Rites
Desekration Manifesto
Atavism Records
22 November 2019
Dark doomy death metal with a cold black metal feel.

Deivos
Casus Belli
SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
29 November 2019
Heavy brutal and catchy groovin’ death metal.

Arises’
System
Wormholedeath
Melodic death with a little thrashy thing… harsh and clean vox. cool stuff.

Witch Trail
The Sun Has Left the Hill
Consouling Sounds
15 November 2019
kind of a classic black metal with a dark doomy feel

Carlos Lichman
Lendas Urbanas de Porto Alegre
Self-Released
30 September 2019
Instrumental, mostly guitar based, some bluesy stuff, some straightforward hard rock stuff

WITHIN NOSTALGIA
Conjuring A New Reality
Self Released
Melodic blackened doom death.

Emerald Shine
Misty Tales
Self-Released
9 November 2018
Folk metal with female vox, a bit proggy/power metal-ish, a decent heavy edge in parts

Crusadist
The Unholy Grail
Self-Release
29 November 2019
Brutal blackened death with a fast thrashy feel too… from Chicago and recorded in Racine… great stuff!

Trépas
L’héritage du monde
Sepulchral Productions
5 December 2019
Classic black metal, good production

Vampyromorpha
Herzog
MDD Records
29 November 2019
Gothic Doom Rock, a bit of a modern metal thing too

Band: Enquire Within
Album: Bloodlines
Release date: October 20th, 2019
A little metalcore, a bit of a classic kind of thrashy groove

Diabolical Mental State
Diabolical World
Self-released
13 September 2019
Kind of a melodic death/ heavy thrash

In Obscurity Revealed
Glorious Impurity CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
13 December 2019
2 songs of dark black metal…

LES CHANTS DU HASARD
Livre Second
I, Voidhanger Records
1 November 2019
This just seems like some dark symphonic stuff, not even like, metal or anything. hehe

Hæresiarchs Of Dis
Adumbr?tus
Moribund Records
29 November 2019
Black metal, with a kind of full evil sound… A bit symphonic

Waxen
Blasphemer in Celestial Courts
Moribund Records
29 November 2019
Heavy thrashy/melodic death type… heavy, catchy, technical… great sounding stuff!

Adversvm
Dysangelion
Moribund Records
29 November 2019
Doomy death metal

Carnifliate
Disgusting Festivities
Self-released
23 October 2019
Brutal death metal with some cookie monster/pig squeal vox… cool heavy stuff

KALT || WEISS – “Serotonin”
Kvltstick4000 Records
20 September 2019
Black metal with a little doom/meloidic thing

Chaos Path
Downfall
Self-Released
14 September 2019
A heavier thrash/classic metal good edge.

Iron Curtain
Danger Zone
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
A NWOBHM type sound… good ol classic metal grooves

Band: RHODIUM
Album: Sea Of The Dead
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: December 3rd, 2019
Classic metal with a heavier edge, not quite thrashy, melodic, sing-along… cool stuff.

CLOAK
The B urning Dawn
Season of Mist
25 October 2019
Good old school blackened death metal, dark, evil and catchy too…. reminds me of Satyricon

LIFVSLEDA (swe)
Manifest MMXIX
Shadow Records / Regain Records
13 December 2019
Classic cold black metal… dark, evil and track names are only roman numerals so you know it’s too evil for words!

New Stuff This Week… 11/25/19

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Nov 242019
 

Tragedy
#1 Christmas Holiday Party Mix
Beautyrock Records
Being a sucker for metal “not metal” songs… this has some rocked/metal’ed up christmas stuff, always good for this time of year.

Like Machines
”Like Machines”
Madison Records
Melodic and catchy kind of alt modern metal.

KATAKLYSM
The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours (single)
“Meditations”
Nuclear Blast
Good old brutal Death metal, but a little bit of a melodic death thing too

JASTA
“Spilled Blood Never Dries’ Feat. Kirk Windstein”
Stillborn Records
A hardcore melodic metal thing happening on this track.

Avatarium
The Fire I Long For
Nuclear Blast Records
22 November 2019
Doomy groove with some female vox.

(0)
EP
Napalm Records
Doomy dark metal.

Heartlay
Attack & Agony
An Exile
27 November 2019
A bit industrial, groovin’ atmospheric a bit, some modern alt metal too.

Disharmony (Greece)
Messe de Minuit LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
28 November 2019
A sort of melodic death with a little doomy feel

Blooming Carrions
Sisters in Blooming Flesh 12″MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
28 November 2019
Old school black metal

Sun Of The Dying
The Earth Is Silent
AOP Records
29 November 2019
Dark doomy melodic death metal.

SARTEGOS
O Sangue da Noite
I, Voidhanger Records
29 November 2019
A little doom, a little black metal, a little death metal.

Ofdrykkja
Gryningsvisor
AOP Records
29 November 2019
Slow post metal ambient atmospheric stuff.

Human Agony
Putrescence of Calvary
Invictus
29 November 2019
Mostly black metal with a bit of sludgey noise, while staying fast

Flamekeeper
We Who Light the Fire
Invictus Productions
29 November 2019
PRetty cool melodic death

Bull Elephant
Bull Elephant
Eat Lead and Die Music
29 November 2019
Doomy yet grooving metal with some more extreme or screamed vox..

AVSLUT
Tyranni
Osmose Productions
29 November 2019
Classic black/death metal with some technical fast playing, cold harsh yet brutal stuff

Sentient Horror
Morbid Realms
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Testimony Records (Europe)
29 November 2019
Here’s some just good old groovin’ death metal.

BLOSSE
Nocturne
De Tenebrarum Principio
29 November 2019
Some really long tracks 15-20 mins… more classic black metal

The End A.D.
Badlands
Fastball Music
29 November 2019
Gritty classic metal pushing towards some thrashy stuff.

Red Death
Sickness Divine
Century Media
Release date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Some cool heavier thrash with a good technicality and edge

Chained To The Dead
A Gruesome Encounter
HPGD
November 29th
Brutal death metal with a black metal evilness… cool stuff!!

Possession (Belgium) / Venefixion
Passio Christi Part II / Necrophagous Abandon split 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
29 November 2019
Possession is some fast and furious blackened death metal, brutal! Venefixion, brutal death metal, great stuff.

Possession (Belgium) / Spite (US)
Passio Christi Part I / (Beyond the) Witch’s Spell
Invictus Productions
29 November 2019
This EP, Possession is a bit more on the black metal side, a bit more dark and raw. Spite is some cold classic black metal

Pombajira
Pombajira
Helldprod
29 November 2019
Doom with a little sludgey thing happening

Crusadist
The Unholy Grail
Self-Release
29 November 2019
Fast and heavy death metal with a bit of a blackened groove going on… great stuff!

Artist: AVALANCHE
Album: Sent From Hell
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: November 26th, 2019
Hard rock from down under, a little bit of a stoner thing happening

Band: ABEYANCE
Album: Portraits Of Mankind
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: November 27th, 2019
Meloidic Death metal, with a little black metal thing, a little thrash… cool stuff!

MATTERHORN
Crass Cleansing [ Special Edition ]
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Dying Victims Productions (Europe)
29 November 2019
Kind of a thrash, grooving death metal thing

Teitanblood
The Baneful Choir
NoEvDia
18 October 2019
Fast and frenetic blackened death noise metal.

Façade
The Eternal Dance
Self-Released
29 November 2019
Doomy post metal.

Degenerate
Devastation Ahead
Self-Released
15 November 2019
Technical thrashy/melodic deathmetal… cool stuff!!

Neverlight
The Quiet Room
Self-Released
15 November 2019
kind of a proggy power metal, with a heavier almost melodic death edge

Dizastra
Elder Sun
Self-Release
22 November 2019
Thrashy/blackened melodic death… nice cold/dark tone in a thrashy melodic death mix… great stuff!

Band: Mind’s Cove
Album: Drift
Label: Revalve records
Release date: November 22nd, 2019
classic metal, catchy rockin’ stuff.

Trinity
Lux Aeterna
Cippangu Production
1 November 2019
Death metal with a melodic blackened thing going on

New Stuff This Week… 11/18/19

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Nov 172019
 

RAGE
“True” (single)
SPV
Epic classic metal with a thrashy edge.

TRAGEDY
“Oh Hanukkah”
Beautyrock Records
The band that’s known for the metal style abba songs and other covers… this is a Hanukkah themed song done with the music of Refuse Resist… fun new holiday song.

Slayer
The Repentless Killogy, Live At the Forum in Inglewood, CA
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 8 November 2019

Nile
Vile Nilotic Rites
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 1 November 2019
We previously only had a single before… now with the full it shows they are still firing on all cylinders, fast, technical, brutal death metal. great stuff!

SEPULTURA – Isolation (4:56)
Taken from the album “Quadra”
Nuclear Blast
New single, classic heavy thrashy sound of Sepultura!

BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA
War Feeds War
Taken from the album “Legacy Of The Dark Lands”
Blind Guardian’s project with no band, an orchestra! over a decade in the making… epic!!

Lindemann
F & M
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.

Skyblood
Skyblood
Napalm Records
Mats Leven (former vocalist for Candlemass, Therion) and others with a solo album effort with various musicians… kind of a melodic classic heavy metal sound, great vox, heavier music. A little proggy/power metal feel

The Hydden
Vagabond Songs
Metalville Records
A little bit of a stoner rock, a little bit of a straightforward rock thing too. Cool catchy stuff.

Tribulation
Alive & Dead at Södra Teatern
Metal Blade Records
15 November 2019
Live album… good clean sound, and yeah, the pull this all off live great too!

Marras
Where Light Comes to Die
Spread Evil
18 November 2019
SOme basic old school black metal

Grylle
Les Grandes Compagnies
Antiq
20 November 2019
Kind of a folky black metal.

Canyon of the Skull
Sins of the Past
Self-Release
20 November 2019
Two 25 minute plus tracks of doomy and sludgey instrumental stuff.

King Satan
I want You To Worship Satan
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 22nd 2019
This is kind of a techno/industrial thing.

Magic Kingdom
MetAlmighty
AFM Records
22 November 2019
An epic power metal thing with singalongs and fast almost dragonforce-like playing and catchiness too! metal!!

Crystal Viper
Tales Of Fire And Ice
AFM Records
22 November 2019
Female fronted classic power metal… big vocals with the occasional big scream!

Release: Somehow Jo
Tusk
Record label: Inverse Records
Decribed as Alternative-progressive metal… it has a melodic catchy groove, and being a bit of a classic prog thing, but also a bit of some alternative hard rock… cool stuff.

Unfathomable Ruination
Enraged and Unbound
Willowtip Records
22 November 2019
Good old classic grooving brutal death metal… throw a bit of technicality too.

Vesperith
Vesperith
Svart Records
22 November 2019
Post metal.

KING
Coldest Of Cold
Indie Recordings
22 November 2019
Melodic blackened death with some cool grooves… cool stuff.

Third Chamber
Harvesting Our Decay (EP) – Out Nov 22nd, 2019
Self-Release
22 November 2019
Classic death metal… great grooves, production and overall brutality.

Blood Incantation
Hidden History of the Human Race
Dark Descent Records (North America release)
22 November 2019
at first I thought this was just classic old school death metal, but dig deeper, there’s a proggy technical death thing going on here.

Aggressive Perfector
Havoc at the Midnight Hour
Dying Victims Productions
22 November 2019
Here’s a raw kind of atmospheric thrashy thing with a bit of a hardcore/thrash feel and vox seem a bit more heavy/raw.

Abythic
Conjuring the Obscure
Xtreem Music
11 September 2019
Dark brutal death metal… cool stuff with some melodic grooves thrown in too

Siculicidium
Utolsó vágta az Univerzumban
Sun & Moon Records
25 November 2019
A melodic doomish black metal.

JC Autobody
Turbo (Doomsday Radio Edition)
Seeing Red Records
22 November 2019
Kind of a basic doomy rock

Tragedy In Hope
Smile At Death
Self-Release
22 November 2019
A heavier modern kind of epic black-ish metal… reminds me of Cradle of Filth… cool stuff. (4 track ep)

Band: V/A
Album: A Tribute to W.A.S.P.
Country: Various
Genre: Heavy metal
Label: Antichrist magazine / Grand Sounds PR
Release date: November 5th, 2019

SuidAkrA
Echoes Of Yore
MDD Records
15 November 2019
BLackened death metal, technical, brutal, melodic heavy, catchy, all that great heavy stuff. great stuff!

Drev
Hollow Loss
Labile Records
15 November 2019
Industrial/electronic kind of stuff.

Space Parasites
Raw and Violent
Zoundr
26 October 2019
Classic metal with lots of thrashy stuff going on, screamy punky female vox with some good grooves.

UNANSWERED rip
CASUALTIES OF INNOCENCE
AUTOPRODUCTION The Unanswered Society
26 October 2019
SOme classic thrashy stuff, fast with some cool guitar work, vox are a bit growly, but not quite cookie monster

RDS-220
Hell is Truth Seen To Late
Consouling Sounds
Release Date: 27/09/19
Classic black metal, some melodic parts, mostly cold and evil… good production… decent stuff!

MAGEFA
New Era Of Darkness
Self-Released
9 August 2019
A heavier thrashy/melodic death/ classic death metal thing… cool stuff.

Sonus Corona
Time Is Not On Your Side
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 22nd 2019
PRetty straightforward Progressive Metal… melodic, musical, some edginess, classic prog moments… cool stuff.

Midnight Prey
Uncertain Times
Dying Victims Productions
8 November 2019
Classic metal, a pinch of doomy throwback, otherwise, cool melodic metal.

TREASONIST / Y-INCISION
Mechanical Perdition
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
22 November 2019
Y Incision is brutal death and gore type stuff then getting kind of thrashy too, Treasonist is kind of a grindy brutal death metal… cool stuff.

Band: Raven Black
Track Name: “He is the One”
Label: Independent
Release Date: 11/8/2019
CLassic metal, female fronted, a bit thrashy… decent stuff on this single.

New Stuff This Week… 11/11/19

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Nov 112019
 


MORTUARY
The Autophagous Reign
XENOKORP
8 November 2019
Kind of a brutal death metal thrash… great stuff!

Celestial Ruin
Heart Shaped Ashes (single)
Self-Release
5 November 2019
A little bit of a gothy classic metal.

NETHERLANDS
”Casual Monsters”
NethRock
Here’s an experimental, proggy, noise/stoner/industrial melting pot

JASTA
The Lost Chapters Volume 2 [Advance Tracks]
Perseverance Media
A couple of advance tracks from the next solo-ish collab album from the Hatebreed frontman. a sound you’d kind of expect, a bit hardcore like hatebreed, maybe a little more melodic.

ARMORED DAWN
VIKING ZOMBIE
New Ocean Media
A bit of a groovin’ hard rock/modern metal.

SCHAMMASCH
Hearts Of No Light
Prosthetic Records
8 November 2019
Kind of an ambient laid back post black metal thing…some parts are just super chilled out, others are more traditional melodic black metal… and a bit prog too!

Despised Icon
Purgatory
Nuclear Blast USA
A kind of brutal death metal gets tuned down and grooves big time on this single.

Cyhra
No Halos In Hell
Nuclear Blast USA
2nd album from this supergroup… a bit of a classic metal, almost power metal, with a bit of an epic feel too.

Raised Fist
Anthems
Epitaph Records
Melodic hard rock with maybe a little goth-ish feel too?

Meshiaak
Mask Of All Misery
Mascot Label Group
This is a bit thrashy, proggy and a bit melodic too… cool catchy heavy vibe

Angeles
Fire It Up
Dark Star Records
here’s a classic metal sounding thing.

Anacrusis
Screams and Whispers (Bonus Edition)
Metal Blade Records
15 November 2019
Reissue with bonus stuff of their final album from 1993. Probably a bit ahead of their time… proggy melodic metal with a little thrash feel.

Infirmity
Descendants of Sodom
Lost Apparition Records
9 November 2019
BLackened thrashy death metal… brutal… great stuff.

Terminus
A Single Point of Light
Cruz Del Sur Music
9 November 2019
kind of heavier melodic power metal… a heavy edge

Fuil Na Seanchoille
The Crossing
Me Saco Un Ojo / Tour de Garde
14 November 2019
One track of a full 28 some minute album… post black metal noise

Swampbeast / Void Terror
Holocaust of Terrestrial Empires
Me Saco Un Ojo
14 November 2019
Swampbeast is more of a grooving death metal, Void Terror has a bit of a black metal/noise death metal thing going on.

Serpens Luminis
Bright Euphoria
Goathorned Productions
15 November 2019
Black metal with a noise thing happening

Formless Master
First Strike
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on November 15th)

HAVOHEJ
Table of Uncreation (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
15 November 2019
here we have some kind of blackened noise metal.

HANGING GARDEN
Into That Good Night
Lifeforce
Nov 15
Blackened proggy doom.

R.U.S.T.X
Center of the Universe
Pitch Black
Release date: Friday, November 15th 2019
Classic standard metal, with a bit of a dirty organ/keyboard thing too and a bit of complexity to maybe make it a bit into prog. Female/male vox, almost push it to similar to a Meatloaf thing?

Front Beast
Shadows
Helldprod
15 November 2019
Raw blackened metal a bit of a doom slower feel… meh on the production.

Tan Kozh
Lignages Oubliés
Antiq
15 November 2019
This is some more black metal but a lean with some melodic death and grooves too, fast and heavy… good stuff.

INFIDEL REICH (nl/us)
Reichenstein
Helter Skelter
15 November 2019
I’d throw this in a pile of what i’d call brutal thrash, it’s kind of a death metal, but has that catchy thrash thing going on. Cool stuff.

Ignivomous
Hieroglossia LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 November 2019
Noise covered death metal.

Release: Nibiru Ordeal
Solar Eclipse
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 15th 2019
Power metal

Band: Fecality
Album: It’s Only Smellz…
Label: Eclectic Productions
Release date: November 15th, 2019
Grindy gore metal with a sick sense of humor

Gaua
Feeble Psychotic Vortex
Nebular Carcoma
15 November 2019
Classic old school black metal, a bit lo-fi.

Crooked Horns – “The Metamorphosis”
Self-Released
31 May 2019
A bit of a blackend melodic death thing

SYR DARIA
Tears Of A Clown
Label: Sliptrick records
Released November 12th, 2019
Melodic metal, a bit classic metal, just a pinch into thrash.

IMAGIKA
Only Dark Hearts Survive
Self Released
Pretty solid proggy power metal/classic metal. A catchy heavier edge

VADIAT
Darkness Proceeds EP
Redefining Darkness Records
31 October 2019
A dark doomy death metal.

Like Torches
Loves and Losses
Victory Records
1 November 2019
Kind of a modern emo alt rock.

VESSEL OF LIGHT
“Meet and Bone” video and “Abandon Life” mp3
Independent
1 November 2019
Abandon Life is a new single, solid grooving classic metal with a little doom feel.

Uncut
From Blue
Klonosphere Records
15 November 2019
here’s some stonery doom with solid grooves

MYSTAGOGUE
And The Darkness Was Cast Out Into the Wilderness
VENDETTA
30 August 2019
Classic fast and cold black metal. nice short songs too!

Legion Of Bokor
Digital_Life
Terrasound Records
13 September 2019
I guess this is some standard metal with clean vox, and growls too. maybe a basic melodic death type thing

DarkIfied
Cthulhu Riseth – The Complete Works of Darkified LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
25 October 2019
Death metal with a little blackened edge.

Massive Destruktion
Mercenaries
Self-Released
5 July 2019
An extreme deathy thrash metal

New Stuff This Week…11/4/19

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Nov 032019
 

HAZZERD
A TORMENTED REALITY
M-THEORY AUDIO
Classic techy thrash.. just one track so far, but looking forward to more! S

Fire From The Gods
American Sun
Eleven Seven
This is kind of a modern nu-metal thing. Melodic, emo, catchy, but not really for the Mosh Pit.

KINGS COUNTY
KINGS COUNTY
TRIBRO RECORDS
A kind of classic hard rock thing

Agnostic Front
Get Loud!
Nuclear Blast USA
Classic catchy hardcore with those unique vox… great stuff again!

Bask
III
Season Of Mist
A little bit of a doomy, classic rock crossover. Melodic and chill.

Pretty Maids
Undress Your Madness
Frontiers Music SRL.
CLassic melodic hard rockin’ stuff with a keyboardy base… been around since 1981 and still sounding good.

Granny 4 Barrel
The Art Of Deception
Concrete/ADA
Kind of a shock rock, with a guy that dresses up like a granny. haha catchy modern hard rockin’ stuff.

The Dark Element
Songs The Night Sings
Frontiers Music SRL.
Female fronted symphonic power metal with a bit of an epic feel.

Flying Colors
Third Degree
Mascot Label Group
Cool! Wasn’t sure if this was going to make it to “Radio”… a super group featuring Neal and Steve Morse, Dave LaRue, Casey MacPhearson (from alt-rock band ALpha Rev) and the one and only Mike Portnoy… this band (and album) have a proggy modern hard rock thing going on, going from a melodic Muse feel to a poppy Beach Boys and beatles feel… while then getting some big time guitar work from Steve Morse and of course the drumming of Portnoy keeping driving along. Obviously as I (matt) am a Portnoy fanboy, this is one of my favorites, and I’m sure Mike can find something “metal” enough to play!

Mammoth Mammoth
Kreuzung
Napalm Records
Here is kind of a stoner groovin’ hard rock thing.

Obscure
Darkness Must Prevail
Xtreem Music
05 November 2019
Good ol death metal. More of a solid groove death metal than brutal.

The Flower Kings
Waiting For Miracles
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, November 8, 2019
CLassic prog, long time band great stuff… if you like regular prog light on the metal.

Second To Sun
Legacy
Self-Release
7 November 2019
Is there such a thing as proggy black metal? I guess, a heavy strapping young lad type thing, right?

Midnight Prey
Uncertain Times
Dying Victims Productions
Nov 8
Melodic classic metal, clean vox, a gallopy fast sound… cool stuff!

Quayde LaHüe
Love Out of Darkness
K / Adult Fantasy Records
8 November 2019
A bit of a doomy classic stoner thing

Galaxy
Lost From the Start
Dying Victims Productions
Nov 8
Classic metal bordering on a bit of thrash and a pinch of power metal and a lot of Judas Priest feelings happening. Cool stuff!

Black Beast (Finland)
Nocturnal Bloodlust
Primitive Reaction
8 November 2019
Here we have a blackened death thing, not full on cold harsh black metal, but a fast and dark evil death metal… cool stuff.

BLOOD OF THE WOLF
“III: Blood Legend”
Horror Pain Gore Death
nov 8
Brutal death metal with a pinch of a black metal feel.

Wolf Jaw
The Heart Won’t Listen
Listenable Records
8 November 2019
Bluesey hard rockin’ stoner/doom type stuff with a classic rock feel.

Megaton Sword
Niralet
Dying Victims Productions
Nov 8
Classic metal with a little doom, but overall just a pretty decent just “metal” thing

Imperial Jade
On The Rise
Listenable Records
8 November 2019
Big solid meaty grooves, with a little bit of a southern blues mixed in. Catchy cool stuff!

Ruach Raah
Submission In Absolute
War Arts Productions
8 November 2019
A bit of a punky blackened deathy doom metal

Hate Propaganda
World War 666
War Arts Productions
8 November 2019
Fast and furious blackened death… a tiny bit of a raw punky thing happening too

Godless Agenda
Death Awaits You All
Self-Released
8 November 2019
Not quite deathmetal, but harsh vox, but a solid heavier groove. decent stuff.

Band: IRONTHORN
Album: Legends Of The Ancient Rock
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: November 5th, 2019
Classic hard rockin’ metal… Good catchy stuff, heavy, but not thrashy/brutal… just good ol metal!

Sarke
Gastwerso
Indie Recordings
1 November 2019
Melodic doomy metal, a tiny bit of a dark black metal feel, but lots more laid back.

Mindreaper
Mirror Construction (…a disordered World)
Black Sunset
8 June 2018
Technical death metal, big meaty grooves and a bit of a thrashy feel when not grooving out. Great stuff (even if it’s over a year old)

Band: TakaLaiton
Album: SisuKastraatio I & II
Release date: July 1st, 2019
Finnish thrashy metal, leaning into more of an extreme lighter death metal… cool stuff!

MORKNATT
Victorious Satan
Negra Nit distro
30 November 2018
Black metal at its base, this has a more down tempo groove going on.

JUDASWIEGE | MORIBUNDO | SÖNAMBULA | BARBARIAN SWORDS Split
Tetrarchia Ex Bestia”
Negre planY
26 June 2019
Judaswiege is more classic bladk metal, Moribundo mixing some black and death metal with a kick of melody, Sonambula more of a classic death metal and a pinch of sludge. Barbarian Swords rounding it out with some blackened doomy death metal.

MELANGIA
Rèquiem
Negre planY
24 June 2019
One long track of doomy black metal.

Dissorted
The Final Divide
Black?Sunset/MDD
25 October 2019
This is some cool kind of technical trashy, heavier classic metal.. great stuff!

Band: UNDER ATTACK
Album: Under Attack
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 25th, 2019
Here is some basic just classic old hard rock/metal.

King Hiss
Earthquaker
Self-Released
1 November 2019
Cool groovin’ stoner metal

Golden Core
Fimbultýr
Fysisk Format
1 November 2019
Mostly a doomy stoner metal… a bit of a dark feel with monster grooves.

New Stuff This Week… 10/28/19

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Oct 262019
 

Bad Wolves
N.A.T.I.O.N
Eleven Seven
Kind of a metalcore supergroup… Tommy Vext, Doc Coyle, John Boecklin (former Devildriver drummer). etc. A melodic heavy modern metal type thing.

Edenbridge
Dynamind
SPV
A heavier proggy power metal with clean female vox with a little bit of a folk metal thing too.

Turbokill
Vice World
SPV
This has a classic metal, fast and a little bit thrashy, more of a dragonforce speed, but not quite as shreddy and over the top.

1349
The Infernal Pathway
Season of Mist
18 October 2019
BLackened death? Extreme thrash? It’s great stuff, fast, heavy, catchy, brutal.

DAWN RAY’D
BEHOLD SEDITION PLAINSONG
Prosthetic Records
25 October 2019
A kind of blackened death, cold guitars, harsh vox, but a punishing beat.

SOILWORK
Feverish (single)
Nuclear Blast
A new song part of a forthcoming trilogy of songs with a topic… classic soilwork stuff… clean and harsh vox, catchy melodies and some blast beatss.

Dawn Of Disease
Procession Of Ghosts
Napalm Records
Death metal with a bit of a melodic death thing too

Voyager
Colours In The Sun
Season Of Mist
Kind of a modern prog rock/metal-ish. thing

Une Misere
Sermon
Nuclear Blast USA
Kind of a heavy hardcore and a bit of a metalcore… good catchy and melodic while having a punching beat and riffs.

Counterparts
Nothing Left To Love
Pure Noise Records
this is some melodic deathcore/screamo type stuff… heavy stuff with a bit of a technical prog metalcore

Edge of Paradise
Universe
Frontiers Music SRL.
Classic metal/hard rock with a bit of a keyboardy synth thing, female vox… pushing just a little into power metal.

Imbolg
The Sorrows
Forever Autumn Records
A kind of melodic classic hard rock with a doomy vibe.

Quiet Riot
Hollywood Cowboys
Frontiers Music SRL.
You know this band… I’m not even sure who’s in this version of the band… but it has that classic hard rock drivin’ guitar head bobbin’ stuff going on.

Angel Witch
Angel of Light
Metal Blade Records
1 November 2019
Classic metal, with their NWOBHM sound… with a new album and a throwback sound. Cool stuff.

Deaf Rat
Ban The Light
AFM Records
1 November 2019
A heavier edge in parts, vox and overall feel says “solid rock”… catchy melodic and stuff.

Nocturnal
The Great Emptiness
Seance Records
29 October 2019
A bit of a classic black metal, a bit doomy melodic stuff when not being all classic black metal.

Dolore
Fantasmi
Horror Pain Gore Death
October 31st
A kind of experimental and electronic goth type thing

Vanhelga
LPT (Remastered)
War Against Yourself
31 October 2019
Post metal… piano stuff, a bit black metal here and there too… meh.

Ectoplasma
White-Eyed Trance
Memento Mori / Repulsive Echo
31 October 2019
Great meat and potatoes death metal, solid heavy grooves, brutal riffs and great buildups and heavy payoffs.

Vultur (Greece)
Drowned in Gangrenous Blood
Memento Mori
31 October 2019
Heavy classic death metal… Brutal riffs and drumming, harsh growly vox… great stuff.

VAULTWRAITH
Light the Candle In Honour of Devils (CD)
Hells Headbangers
31 October 2019
Some raw death metal with a bit of a black metal tilt. Good stuff.

Orthodoxy
Novus Lux Dominus
The Sinister Flame
31 October 2019
Kind of a grooving deathy black metal.

Lvx Caelis
Maher Shalal Hash Baz
Lamech Records
31 October 2019
mostly a classic black metal.

Grond / Graceless
Endless Spiral of Terror
Raw Skull Records – RSR 036
31 October 2019
Both are a good heavy brutal grooving death metal!

Aegrus
Wolves Howl Revenge
Puritý Through Fire
31 October 2019
Classic black metal, with some good production, and good layers of cold darkness with a meaty double bass underlayment… cool 2 song ep!

The Kryptik
When The Shadows Rise
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2019
Atmospheric and kind of a symphonic (keyboardy) /epic black metal… cold and harsh but with a full sound.

Die Kunst der Finsternis
Revenant of a Phantom World (Queen of Owls Addendum)
Lamech Records / Amor Fati Productions
31 October 2019
A bit of a horror metal, goth-ish, a little death/black metal going on, some big epic stuff too. interesting!

Minenwerfer
Alpenpässe
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2019
Kind of a classic black metal, but a bit more melodic and a bit of a doom thing too.

Úlfarr
Hate & Terror – The Rise Of Pure Evil
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2019
A heavier classic kind of black metal, good stuff.

Griiim
Pope Art
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2019
Post metal, ambient, creepy weird stuff.

Valosta Varjoon
Oberpfälzer Wald
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2019
Classic cold black metal.

Nachtig
Nachtig
Purity Through Fire
31 October 2019
A kind of classic black metal thing with meedly cold melodic stuff.

Psychomancer
Shards of the Hourglass
Orchestrated Misery Recordings
31 October 2019
Gritty grooving death metal.

Carcinoid
Metastatic Declination LP
Blood Harvest
1 November 2019
Raw kind of doomy death metal

Voimaton
Demo 2019
Blood Harvest
1 November 2019
Grooving marchin’ death metal stuff… 3 song EP… cool stuff.

Apotheus
The Far Star
Black Lion Records
1 November 2019
This has some melodic prog metal and melodic death stuff going on with a dark/doom thing in parts too.

PURULENT NECROSIS
CADAVERIZED HUMANITY
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 1st 2019
Full on brutal brutal brutal death metal! Great stuff.

Woodhawk
Violent Nature – Out Nov 1st, 2019
Self-Release
1 November 2019
This is one of those albums just sent to us… i found myself getting a lot of this show related stuff done while letting it play, has a great just driving rock groove… vocals reminded me a little of the early 90’s band Law and Order. Cool catchy stuff with a little bit of a bluesy southern thing going on. A kind of a great stoner groove… from Calgary!

Novembers Doom
Nephilim Grove
Prophecy Productions
1 November 2019
Great stuff.. solid melodic doomy death metal, kind of, like, well Opeth while still having growls… a bit proggy, heavy stuff too…

Year Of The Cobra
Ash And Dust
Prophecy Productions
1 November 2019
A kind of doomy dark metal, a little gothy and teeny bit sludge… female vox

VESSEL OF LIGHT
“Meet and Bone”
VESSEL OF LIGHT to release 3rd CD independently
1 November 2019
Groove metal cool single.

Band: Eigenstate Zero
Album: Sensory Deception
Self Released
Release date: November 1st, 2019
When their genre is “Swedish Death Metal” you know it’s going to be good… what is it about this genre that it can just be? You kind of know what it is too… A good solid grooving death metal with a bit of a melodic touch whil staying heavy and brutal too.

Phantasmal
Ansaan Syntyneet – Ansaan Kuolleet
Self-Released
31 May 2019
A little older, but some cool melodic death with a bit of a black metal tone.

Meth Fetish
Meth Fetish EP
Dry Cough Records
1 November 2019
Sludgey noise metal

Band: KING SVK
Album: New Æon
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 22nd, 2019
The description says “oriental metal” but they’re from Slovakia I’m confused… it does have a little bit of a “the Hu” or a bit of that feel thrown into some more typical melodic death metal.

Band: Blackhearth
Album: Blackhearth
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 29th, 2019
This has a just grooving standard heavy metal thing going on.

North Of South
“The Dogma and The Outsider” EP
Wormholedeath
Some Spanish progressive metal, some classic prog stuff, technical, melodic, has some clean and harsh vox… something kind of neat here.

Atlas:Empire
“The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet”
Wormholedeath
AN Alternative hard rock/ kind of prog rock thing

Band: Extinction
Album: The Apocalypse Mark
Label: Revalve records
Release date: October 18th, 2019
Big grooves, a little thrashy, classic death metal stuff, catchy and did I mention some monster grooves? yeah!

Kaamos Warriors
Shadows Of Northern Chaos
Record label: Inverse Records
Nov 1
A kind of dark melodic death, more on the death metal side of things, some harsh and brutal stuff mixed with some more melodic interludes… cool stuff.

Cockroach Clan
Songs About Blunt Knives and Deep Love
Fysisk Format
Release Date: 13/09/19
Punky hard rock.

Throatsnapper
About The Dead
Consouling Sounds
25 October 2019
Sludgey doom

THE GREAT OLD ONES
Cosmicism
Season of Mist
25 October 2019
Black metal, some melodic stuff, atmospheric stuff… you know the drill.

Golgotha
Erasing the Past
Xtreem Music
22 October 2019
Melodic doomy death metal.

SUNN O)))
Pyroclasts
Southern Lord
Release date: Wednesday, October 23rd 2019
I just don’t know how people like this band… just not for me. Drony sludgey noise.

Fear-Less
Earth Mother, Beautiful Mother
Independent
1 October 2019
More of an opera/classical thing sent to us from long time radio guy…

Rings Of Saturn
Gidim
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 25 October 2019
Classic brutal death metal, some technical death stuff happening too.

New Stuff This Week…10/21/19

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Oct 202019
 

SANTA CRUZ
KATHARSIS
M-THEORY AUDIO
A kind of wall of sound modern metal/commercial-ish thing with that electronic/rob zombie feel.

Jinjer
Macro
Napalm Records
Kind of a metalcore, melodic catchy grooves with some harsh vox, clean vox. Cool stuff

Silvertomb
Edge Of Existence
Long Branch/SPV Records
A couple of Type O guys with another single… kind of a doomy stoner metal feel.

Phil Campbell
Old Lions Still Roar
Nuclear Blast USA
Good solid classic hard rockin’ stuff.

Fit For An Autopsy
The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
Nuclear Blast USA
Wall of sound djenty tech death metal metalcore type stuff… they’ve always had a good catchy and harsh sound with melodic stuff too… this continues!

Aephanemer
Prokopton
Napalm Records
Here is some melodic death with a big epic feel Cool stuff!!

Mayhem
Daemon
Century Media Records
CLassic black metal… with a good modern production from one of the bands that invented the genre! Great stuff from these first two singles.

HORROCIOUS
Depleted Light And The Death Of Uniqueness
Osmose Productions
25 October 2019
This has a bit of a classic black metal thing goin gon

Perverted Ceremony / Witchcraft (Finland)
Nighermancie / Black Candle Invoker split LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
19 October 2019
Both bands are pretty raw old school death metal… a bit dark and doomy.

Selenite
Mahasamadhi
Seance Records
21 October 2019
Long tracks of melodic doom death metal. Epic stuff.

Darvulia
Acte Dix: Démos
Nebular Carcoma
21 October 2019
Harsh old school black metal. Decent stuff.

RUNEMAGICK
Into Desolate Realms
High Roller Records
25 October 2019
Meaty deathy doom with some big grooves and a heavy dark feel.

SAVAGE MASTER
Myth, Magic & Steel (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
25 October 2019
Doomy classic hard rock with some female vox that add to a nice sound and catchiness

The Lone Madman
Let the Night Come
Saturnal
25 October 2019
Classic doom, long songs, dark and brooding

Cthonica
Typhomanteia: Sacred Triarchy of Spiritual Putrefaction
Clavis Secretorvm
25 October 2019
Raw old school black metal with a kind of a gore thing

VISION DIVINE
When All The Heroes Are Dead
Scarlet Records
25 October 2019
A bit of an Epic metal, some power metal, melodic death, epic power metal, prog metal… lots of cool stuff going on.

NOVERIA
Aequilibrium
Scarlet Records
25 October 2019
A kind of proggy power metal thing, a cool edge, but all melodic metal type stuff.

Leprous
Pitfalls
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, October 25, 2019
PRobably not mosh pit material, but this is some cool prog rock, pretty laid back and melodic and atmospheric with an occasional more rockin’ part.

Orodruin
Ruins of Eternity
Cruz Del Sur Music
25 October 2019
Here we have classic doom with a bit of a stoner feel, Ozzy-like vocals with some cool head bobbin’ grooves.

Band: MELTDOWN
Album: Deadringer
Label: Rambo Music/Fifth Island Music AB/Sony Entertainment AB
Release date: October 25th, 2019
A bit of a classic metal feel with a tiny bit of a melodic death (clean/harsh vox) Cool stuff!

Sölicitör
Sölicitör
Gates of Hell Records
25 October 2019
Kind of a classic metal, a bit thrashy and some solid female vox, bit voice, cool edge to it, mostly a big powerful clean vox thing. Cool throwback stuff.

Ogre
Thrice As Strong
Cruz Del Sur Music
25 October 2019
Good old classic hard rockin’ metal-ish with a tiny bit of bluesy metal thing going on too.

DENIAL OF GOD
The Hallow Mass
Osmose / Hells Headbangers
25 October 2019
Kind of an old school black metal, but not all super cold and harsh and dark… this has a bit of a horror metal thing with a pinch of that cold black metal-ness and some neat melodic grooves too.

Atomic Cretins
Spiritual Cancer
Suicide Bong Tapes
26 October 2019
Harsh vox, a bit of a groove, a bit of a doomy stoner groove while having a pinch of black metal feel (harsh vox)

Metalite
Biomechanicals
AFM Records
25 October 2019
A female fronted power metal, a decent edge, and your kind of standard keyboardy female fronted metal… Good, but nothing super groundbreaking

Band: Millennium
Album: A New World
Label: Pure Steel Records
Release date: October 25th 2019
They say it’s NWOBM as the genre and yeah, just a good ol classic metal thing.

The Scourge
Warrant for Execution
Seeing Red Records
25 October 2019
A heavier thrash thing… great stuff.

Hashshashin
Badakhshan
Art As Catharsis
27 September 2019
Melodic instrumental kind of prog with a bit of a middle eastern thing going on.

CLERIC
Serpent Psalms
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Raw Skull Records (Europe)
25 October 2019
Dark grooving death metal… good stuff.

Band: TAIWAZ
Album: The Uninvited Guest
Label: Psykofarmaka Records
Release date: October 25th, 2019
A heavier classic doom

Alcest
Spiritual Instinct
Nuclear Blast
25 October 2019
A bit doom, a little bit of a dark metal and a pinch of black metal going on too.

Plateau Sigma
Symbols – The Sleeping Harmony of the World Below
Avantgarde Music
25 October 2019
Doomy Death Metal

Slutavverkning
Arbetets Sorgemusik – Del II
Suicide Records
Release Date: 09/09/19
Kind of a heavy ska sounding thing

V
Led Into Exile
Suicide Records
Release Date: 13/09/19
Kind of a doomy post metal

Cirith Ungol
I’m Alive
Metal Blade Records
25 October 2019
Good sounding live album from this classic doomy band

NARRENWIND
Ja, Dago
Pagan Records
A kind of black metal, a little dark, doomy, melodic… not quite so cold and harsh.

Dimman
152
Inverse Records
Melodic death with a little bit of a strong keyboard presence

Douaumont
Chironex Fleckeri
Pale Noise Media
20 September 2019
Black metal, a bit doomy with a pinch of a post metal

Nebulae
Pulse
Time To Kill Records
Oct 18
This has a bit of a metalcore thing going on… clean and harsh vox

Artist: CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR
Album: Guided
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 18th, 2019
A bit of a metalcore/melodic thing a little tech death there too

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!

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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.

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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.