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!

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