New Stuff This Week… 5/13/19

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May 132019
 

The Absence
Walking Shadows (single)
M-Theory Audio
A great new single from these guys, a sharp, technical melodic blackened death thing… catchy yet harsh too… great stuff.

ABBATH
Harvest Pyre (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
Full album not out til June, but this single is ready now… a heavy, yet melodic blackened death… it’s kind of a black n roll… just a full catchy, yet still evil sound like the last album…. great stuff.

Full Of Hell
Weeping Choir
Relapse
two Brutal tracks of grindy death metal.

Rammstein
Rammstein
Caroline
So far a couple of singles of new Rammstein… Classic sound in the genre they invented and nobody does it better!

Summoners Circle
Become None
Pavement Entertainment
This is some cool melodic blackened death.. some cool grooves with extreme vox and some longer songs too.

Entrapment
Imminent Violent Death
Dawnbreed
Release date: Saturday, May 11th 2019
This is some pretty cool kind of classic death metal with a bit of a melodic/blackened feel to it. Great stuff.

Band: Ungoliantha
Album: “The Howl in the Waste”
Label: self-released
Release date: May 13th, 2019
Meaty brutal, melodic, catchy blackened death. A harsh brutal attack, a bit of an epic feel too. cool stuff!

Band: Ironguard
Album: Towards Victory
Label: Heathen Tribes
Release date: May 13th, 2019
Got some kind of classic power metal, Big vox, gritty classic metal… Powerful stuff!

Vale of Pnath
Accursed
Willowtip Records
17 May 2019
Technical melodic blackened death metal! Yeah! Fast, heavy, technical, yet cold, harsh, melodic and evil. Great stuff.

HAUNT (U.S.)
If Icarus Could Fly (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
17 May 2019
This is a bit of a classic metal, a tiny bit of a Ghost vibe, (melodic, throw-back-ish)… but a bit more of a classic Basic Iron Maiden thing too…

Calyx
Vientos Arcaicos LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
17 May 2019
Black metal, but with a big death metal groove… while still staying harsh and cold.

PYTHIA
THE SOLACE OF ANCIENT EARTH
LABEL: GOLDEN AXE
RELEASE DATE: MAY 17th 2019
Power metal with a little grittier sound, female clean “femetal” vocals decent stuff.

Fractures & Outlines
Defenseless – Out May 17, 2019
Self-Release
17 May 2019
Kind of a modern metal/hard rock… I’d say a bit on the commercial hard rock side of things

UDK
Burnt Cradles
Self-released
22 October 2018
I guess this would be a grooving’ modern melodic death-ish type thing

DEATH’S-HEAD AND THE SPACE ALLUSION
The Counterbalance
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: May 3rd 2019
This is kind of a power metal with a bit of a heavier groove, but still having that proggy power metal thing prominent

Joe Stump
Symphonic Onslaught
Lion Music
All shreddy instrumental with a good heavy catchy real metal edge… not just a bunch of noodling.

Burn Down Eden
Liberticidal
Kernkraftritter Records
12 October 2018
Technical / brutal melodic death metal.. great shredding, brutal drumming and edge… harsh vox, some meedly guitars and full on brutal death metal too. great stuff.

ALL CAPS
“All’s Well That Ends Well”
Black Basset Records
15 March 2019
Kind of a noise rock with just bass, drums and a little keyboard, haven’t really heard much like it before, it has a little bit of a stoner metal thing, but a good fat sound.

Release: Blackwater Commotion
Strike One
Record label: Concorde Music Company
Release Date: May 10th 2019
This is a classic metal/hard rock, a little bluesy

Clockwork
Closer (single)
Freemood – Heavy Load
This band is an 8 piece symphonic metal opera band, featuring Dark Horizon members. And as you may imagine, you got a full on epic metal opera singer thing going on

VLEDDERMOS
Worshippers Of The Unholy Gather Under The Full Moon
Tribulacion Production
1 December 2018
Kind of a fast and scary black metal thing…experimental horror movie type feel.

Drontheim
Down Below
Wraith Productions
22 February 2019
Doomy kind of post metal, a bit slow and depressing, not really pushing into “metal” at all.

Calamity
Kairos
Independent
10 May 2019
here we have a sort of basic classic thrash / general classic metal.

Tormentor Bestial
Supplicium Plus Quam Bestia
Music-Record
5 April 2019
A heavier thrashy metal… catchy and some melodic and technical stuff too… pretty cool.

Black Dreams
Under My Skin EP
Inverse
May 16
Melodic doomy hard rock with a bit of a goth feel

Phaeton
Self-Titled
Self-Release
Dec 31 2018
Melodic progressive metal. A bit more of a laid back thing, getting a little heavier into a classic metal (you know, with that prog sound… piano, good guitar work, etc)

Release: Maniac Abductor
Casualties Of Causality
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: May 10th 2019
ooooo! Some just good old classic sounding thrash… catchy and a bit heavier… more like a Testament.

Ghoulunatics
Move Along (single) – Released April 26, 2019
Self-Release
26 April 2019
one song… a bit of a thrash/punk/hardcore

Kingbéast
Straps Of Wrath
Black Sunset
10 May 2019
A bit thrash, a bit of a groove metal, maybe pushing a tiny bit into a melodic death/metalcore thing… pretty good stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 5/6/19

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May 052019
 

Dead By Wednesday
Dead By Wednesday
EMP
A kind of heavy groove metal, catchy songs, big grooves, clean and harsh vox, a bit of a metalcore/melodic death feel. Cool stuff!

Arch / Matheos
Winter Ethereal
Metal Blade Records
10 May 2019
Just amazing to think John Arch went all those years with doing nothing until his solo EP…and then to a “real” project with Jim Matheos, which is kind of basically current Fates Warning with Arch singing…best of both worlds. This album is heavy, gritty, prog-metal and with the classic and unmistakeable John Arch… still sounding the same too! Great stuff all around.

Abnormality
Sociopathic Constructs
Metal Blade Records
10 May 2019
Brutal classic death metal but with some awesome technicality… so yeah, brutal technical death metal! awesome stuff!

Amon Amarth
Berserker
Metal Blade Records
3 May 2019
Really… at this point, you know Amon Amarth, you know they’re playing viking metal disguised as great melodic death… catchy, heavy and really just making you want to headbang and drink beer. Great stuff again!

Employed To Serve
Eternal Forward Motion
Spinefarm Records
A kind of basic doom/death metal with harsh vox (female)

Whitesnake
Flesh And Blood
Frontiers Music SRL.
ALready a few Whitesnake reissues… it’s Flesh and Blood’s turn… I wasn’t into this stuff back then, so it’s cool to have a reason to listen to it now… this was some great stuff!

Possessed
Revelations Of The Oblivion
Nuclear Blast USA
Classic!! But new! Brutal and grooving death metal.

American Sharks
11:11
The End Records
This is a bit of a punky grunge with a little doomy feel.

Monasterium
Church of Bones
Nine Records
6 May 2019
Doomy stoner metal. Big clean powerful vox…

NIBIRU
Salbrox
Ritual Productions
10 May 2019
Chalk this one up to the dark post-metal… meh.

Vultures Vengeance
The Knightlore
Gates of Hell Records
10 May 2019
This is kind of a classic metal, maybe a classic prog metal? Just has that like, old school metal with a big voice.

BEWITCHER
Under the Witching Cross (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
10 May 2019
ANother classic sounding metal, this is probably more of a dark thrashy metal…

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Transiberiana
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Some classic rock rock/hard rock (more like a Spock’s Beard/Yes/Genesis type thing) but the wrench here is Italian language lyrics! Looking into this a bit more… First album in 22 years! (founded in 1972) whoa.

EXTREMA
Headbanging Forever
Rockshots Records
10 May 2019
CLassic thrashy sound… a bit more of a heavier technical sound though too… Great stuff.

Pulver
Kings Under The Sand
Gates of Hell Records
10 May 2019
A bit of a stoner metal, classic grooving standard “metal”

TIR
Metal Shock
Gates of Hell Records
10 May 2019
A bit of a classic metal with a little catchy groove

Band: Decision to Hate
Album: Anti-human Art
Label: Self-released
Release date: December 8th, 2018
Something from late last year new in the inbox… great stuff, blackened death metal… plenty of brutal meaty grooves, but with a cold harsh evil edge… even a bit of a melodic death thing going on.

Grenouer
Ambition 999
Sleaszy Records
1 February 2019
A sort of modern metal with a little prog rock feel to it. Nice and catchy.

Black Pestilence
Urban Hell Rhythmics
Self-released
25 May 2018
Another thing from last year just being sent out now… this has a grooving death metal vibe with a pinch of black metal to keep it evil.

Band: Terravore
Album: Unforeseen Consequences
Label: Heathen Tribes
Release date: January 14th, 2019
Another older one… extreme thrash… vox are harsh, but a fast kind of classic thrash music thing going on… cool stuff.

Artist: CRAWLING MANIFEST
Album: Lords Of War
Release date: April 30th, 2019
Label: Sliptrick Records
Here we have a little bit of a melodic death / thrash / modern kind of groove metal. Harsh vox, melodic heavier metal…

Marianas Rest
Ruins
Label: Inverse Records
Release date: 26 -04-2019
A kind of doomy black/death metal. Some melodic death type stuff happening. Good grooves too.

CineMuerte
Refúgio
Core Artists
26 April 2019
Female fronted kind of gothy modern metal/hard rock.

Tenebra
Gen Nero
LSDIY Records
April 22nd
Solid grooving doomy metal… clean powerful soulful vox, head nodding catchy stuff.

Band: REBEL COLLECTIVE
Album: Rebelism
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: May 7th, 2019
Some major stoner type grooves going on here… just a catchy heavy kind of CoC brand of grooving hard rock. Cool stuff from Sweden!

Vargsheim
Söhne der Sonne
MDD Records
22 March 2019
Black metal? death Metal? melodic death? Yeah, we’ll go the black metal/death metal way… not all cold and meedly, but more dark and cold, some melodic grooves mixed in with the blast beats and dark evilness.

Release: Midnight Bullet
Into the Fire
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: May 3rd 2019
Here is some just good old modern “metal” catchy grooves, vox are a little raspy, not quite growly, music has some solid riffs and easy to listen to without being boring and blah.

Gunpowder Gray
Lethal Rock and Roll
Midnight Cruiser Records
17 July 2018
Another release just sent out for an “if you have time, get awareness” type thing… a little bit of a bluesy hard rock. Found myself listening and air drumming along…hah.

Port Noir
The New Routine
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, May 10, 2019
As with most stuff in InsideOut, it’s going to be prog… this has a tiny bit of a Tool vibe (vocally), but a light melodic rock thing happening too.

Dark Heresy
Abstract Principles Taken To Their Logical Extremes
Svart Records
26 April 2019
We have some kind of death metal, with a bit of an extreme thrash thing going on… Cool dark evil stuff.

Bastardizer
“Dawn of Domination”
Evil Spell Records/Undercover
30 April 2019
I’d have to call this extreme ohh… blackened thrash …. big black metal sound, but a faster heavy thrash type sound… but fast and dark.

Excruciation
“[E]met”
Auric Records
22 March 2019
A doomy death metal thing… kind of a big meaty groove going on

Band: Marcia Funebre
Album: Marcia Funebre
Label: Heathen Tribes
Release date: May 6th, 2019
here is some basic black metal a bit more on the melodic death metal side of things…

Release: Scythe For Sore Eyes
Nothing
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: May 3rd 2019
Hard rock, classic metal

CHAOS FACTORY
HORIZON
UNDERGROUND SYMPHONY
15 April 2019
Kind of an epic prog symphonic metal thing… seemingly telling a big story… with some great catchy and epic moments too.

New Stuff This Week…4/29/19

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Apr 282019
 

Helms Alee
Noctiluca
Sargent House
this reminds me of a Voivod maybe meets helmet. A bit of a grungy kind of proggy groove, and a little different similar to yeah, Voivod.

Hate
Sovereign Sanctity – radio single
Metal Blade Records
New album out in June! Great grooving melodic death.

DANKO JONES
A ROCK SUPREME
M-THEORY AUDIO
we got some classic punky stoner party hard rock type stuff.

Myrath
Shehili
earMUSIC
Prog metal with a middle eastern vibe… these guys have been around for a little while now, and this album has a great proggy groove, catchy kind of folky mediterranian thing going on too. Great stuff.

Eye Of The Destroyer
Baptized In Pain
High Potency Records
Good old just death metal… harsh vox, good brutal grooves…

Black Dawn
On Blackened Wings
Pavement Entertainment
Kind of a classic metal… catchy grooving stuff, maybe a dirtier heavier Godsmack type thing.

Reverend Jack
Not Playing Games
Resurgence America
a good solid hard rock/metal-ish bluesy metal groove… big powerful clean vox. a cover of Midnight Rider plain out rocks.

Harms Way
PSTHMN
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
4 tracks of remixes of some noise metal stuff.

Sacred Reich / Iron Reagan
Split 7-Inch
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
one track from each… great to hear a new little something from Sacred Reich (and their new/old Drummer Dave McClain) both tracks are kind of political statements about the current administration. Both tracks are kind of an old school trashy thing

ANDREW W BOSS
“LEFT ALONE”
ANDREW W BOSS MUSIC
Apr 22
If this were the 90’s this would be some pretty cool modern nu-metal type stuff… nowadays, this reminds me a little of a Mudvayne rap-metal type thing… then getting into some full on rap. not sure it’s quoite mosh Pit material these days.

Tronos
Celestial Mechanics
Century Media Records
Shane Embruy, Dirk Verbeuren and more… a doomy dark metal, gets going a little heavier in spots with some solid grooves

DEIPHAGO
I, The Devil (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
30 April 2019
Fast and crazy black metal, a bit of a wall of sound with some noise metal… dark and evil… harsh and not like a meedly cold black metal… a bit more grindy.

Verwüstung (Belarus)
Gospel ov Fury
Handful of Hate
1 May 2019
Dark and heavy blackened thrash, catchy classic thrash musically… harsh black metal style vox… cool stuff.

AMYGDALA
Our Voices Will Soar Forever
Prosthetic Records
3 May 2019
Just like the above, this is kind of thrashy, with black metal vox… this one is a bit more extreme… musically it’s a bit more harsh and vox are pretty harsh and pissed off too… also, musically it gets more into some meaty death metal grooves too.

Appalling
Inverted Realm
Redefining Darkness Records
3 May 2019
Here we have a blackened death metal.. .has that harsh evil black metal, but full on brutal-ish death metal with some big grooves

Sorgelig
Devoted to Nothingness 12″ MLP
Iron Bonehead
3 May 2019
Cold, old school lofi black metal

Pa Vesh En
Cryptic Rites of Necromancy 7″ EP
Iron Bonehead
3 May 2019
More lo-fi old school black metal with an atmospheric meh.

Kampfar
Ofidians Manifest
Indie Recordings
3 May 2019
Long time melodic black metal band… new melodic black metal album! Not quite all cold and evil, but a good melodic dark thing going on.

Dizzy Mystics
Wanderlost – Out May 3, 2019
Self-Release
3 May 2019
Kind of a proggy jazzy almost fusion-ish with a little old school Incubus type feel (minus the DJ stuff) pretty cool stuff.

BODY HARVEST
PARASITIC SLAVERY
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: MAY 3rd 2019
Good meaty heavy death metal… great stuff.

Thronehammer
Usurper of the Oaken Throne
Release date: 03-05-2019
Label: Church Within Records
Big long songs of meaty classic doomy stoner metal.

Sxuperion
Endless Spiritual Embodiment
Bloody Mountain Records
3 May 2019
Fast and furious blackened death metal… more on the black metal side with a bit of an atmospheric thing going on.

SINS OF THE DAMNED
Striking the Bell of Death (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
3 May 2019
A sret of extreme thrash… musically fast heavy thrash… vox are a bit more growly shouted… good stuff.

Lord Vicar
The Black Powder
The Church Within Records
Release date: Friday, May 3rd 2019
Doomy metal, long tracks, meaty riffs, down tempo with a little stoner metal feel.

Band: Walls Of Babylon
Album: The Dark Embrace
Label: Revalve records
Release date: March 15, 2019
They say it’s “modern prog metal” I’d say it’s more of a classic proggy power metal… some proggy euro-ish metal with more of a straightforward power metal vocal and feel.

MOLLO RILLA
Mollo Rilla
Seeing Red Records
3 May 2019
On its base… i’d have to throw this on the stoner metal pile… but there’s a bit of a gothy rock thing going on, a bit of an atmospheric groove and a little QotSA thing too.

Band: V/A: Soulskinner / Obsecration / Abyssus / Malicious Silence
Album: Sign Of The Covenant Of Death
Country: Greece
Genre: Death metal
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: March 31st, 2019
A compilation of 4 good classic death metal sounding bands… all good production too…

Band: Devourer
Album: Dawn of Extinction
Country: Sweden
Genre: Black metal
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: March 31st, 2019
CLassic black metal, heavy, complex, evil, more of a dark death metal vox style (not all shrieky) and solid grooves while keeping that cold black metal sound.

Band: Bloodlust
Album: Black Mass
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: April 30th, 2019
This is a speed metal / extreme thrash type thing, shouty vox, fast and heavy… good stuff!

Band: Braveride
Album: …of Heroes and Innerfire
Label: Heathen Tribes
Release date: March 26th, 2019
AN epic power metal thing… decent stuff, but seems overly compressed/processed, a bit distracting to the sound.

Maraton
Meta
Indie Recordings
26 April 2019
Modern proggy alt-gothy electronic-ish hard rock

Protosequence
“A Blunt Description of Something Obscene” (single) – Out April 19, 2019
Self-Release
19 April 2019
Technical melodic deathcore type stuff.

Tessitura
Unearth The Underworld (EP)
Self-Release
8 June 2018
Melodic death with female vox… similar sound to Alissa White Gluz… music is catchy and tight.

New Stuff This Week…4/22/19

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Apr 222019
 

Belzebubs
Pantheon Of The Nightside Gods
Century Media Records
A full epic melodic black metal type thing… a bit of a Cradle of Filth meets Amon Amarth thing going on. Melodic, heavy, catchy, great grooves

Motionless In White
”Brand New Numb”
Roadrunner
So this band… a bit on the commercial modern mall-core type thing… i mean, you look at them and was like, WTF… when I saw them live the first time, I hadn’t heard them, they came out and WHOA… brutal good stuff… over the years they’ve gotten a bit more of the emo metalcore… a lot of Good heavy stuff, but then a bit too pop-modern metal in the choruses… this kind of follows their newer pattern. Heavier stuff is good n catchy, but not a fan of the auto-tuney clean vox.

Full of Hell
“Silmaril”
Relapse
Grindy fast death metal… quick songs (just 2 songs so far) good brutal stuff.

Fractal Universe
Rhizomes of Insanity
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
Progressive metal, more on the progressive side, a bit of a fusioney feel… but definately filling the progressive side of things, a lot of crazy different things going on…

Allegaeon
Apoptosis
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
Their 2016 album was my favorite of the year (usually I pick top 10 and stay a bit ambiguous… but it was tops)… this follow up isn’t messing around either, just so heavy, catchy, brutal and technical… lots of technical but being just so cohesive and a full crisp sound… definitely top 10 of the year here too.

Amon Amarth
Crack the Sky & Raven’s Flight – singles
Metal Blade Records
3 May 2019
Speaking of Amon Amarth… Another new single! Great classic AA grooving melodic death!

The Damned Things
High Crimes
Nuclear Blast USA
Just a single so far from this kind of supergroup’s sophomore effort. Catchy hard rocking goodness, getting a little heavier and more metal-like halfway through, a little bit of a punky influence. I liked the first album, but then again, i saw them live too, came across more heavy… This one has a good vibe though.

Nine Shrines
Retribution Therapy
Mascot Label Group
Nice edge to it, but it really has a commercial hard rock thing going on with an electronic thing happening too.

Menegarm
Fornaldarsagor
Napalm Records
A bit of a viking metal feel and some folk metal type style grooves…

Lord Dying
Mysterium Tremendum
Entertainment One
Grooving metal, a big growly on the vox, but straightforward grooving metal with some melodic stuff too.

Astral Doors
Worship Or Die
Metalville Records
Power metal with some clean vox with a little edge to ’em… musically straightforward classic metal/power metal.

Enforcer
Zenith
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 26 April 2019
Classic metal of classic metal! Just well, “metal” clean vox, a tiny bit into thrash, a tiny bit into power metal… cool stuff.

Archaic Tomb / Cryptworm
Split 7″ EP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
19 April 2019
Both bands are sludgey death metal.

HOLOCAUST
Elder Gods
Sleaszy Rider
April 19
A bit classic metal, a little heavier edge, but not quite thrashy.

VOËMMR
O ovnh intot adr mordrb
Harvest Of Death
20 April 2019
Old school lo-fi creepy black metal. A bit frenetic and atmospheric-ish

ÓREIÐA
Óreiða
Harvest Of Death
20 April 2019
Also old school classic black metal, a bit more melodic, meedly and also kind of lo-fi.

Filtheater
Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction
Memento Mori
22 April 2019
Brutal death metal. A bit raw, with a black metal gurgly vox going on along with cookie monster… brutal!

Crownaside
From Mud To Ashes
Independent
24 April 2019
Grooving metal, not quite death metal, not quite classic metal, while yeah, there are death metal vox, it’s a good solid groove metal with meaty hooks and catchy riffs.

VARAHA
A Passage For Lost Years
Prosthetic Records
26 April 2019
Atmospheric and ambient doomy post metal stuff which peaks into some black metal…. but overall a bit too laid back and chilled out for me.

EMBALMER
Embalmed Alive (CD)
Hells Headbangers
26 April 2019
Brutal death metal, solid grooves, tight production, shorter songs, maybe a little grindy too.

Chevalier
Destiny Calls
Gates of Hell Records
26 April 2019
A kind of old school doomy black metal…. Not really cold, meedly black metal, more of a Mercyful Fate kind of “black metal” has that dark evil sound, but a old school doomy thrashy dark production and vibe.

VARGRAV (Finland)
Reign in Supreme Darkness (CD, LP)
Werewolf
26 April 2019
classic melodic black metal… Good cold, dark stuff.

ALTAR OF OBLIVION
The Seven Spirits (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
26 April 2019
Vox have that Volbeat gothy doomy sound, musically, it’s classic doomy metal

Protector
Summon The Hordes
High Roller Records
26 April 2019
Here we have some kind of like, “brutal” thrash… you know, not quite death metal, but mostly thrash and super heavy? yeah… and it’s great!

Tanagra
Meridiem – Out April 26th, 2019
Self-Release
26 April 2019
Prog metal with a little tiny bit of a folky power metal thing going on. Full dynamic sound…

Smoulder
Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring
Cruz Del Sur Music
26 April 2019
Female fronted doomy old school thrash. Great catchy grooves big powerful voice… cool melodic doom speeding up to some thrashy speeds. Cool stuff.

SINNRS
Profound – Out April 26, 2019
Rockshots Records/ Extreme Metal Music
26 April 2019
Got this back in October when they weren’t signed… now they have a label and some PR… so here it is again… Brutal, blackened death metal, heavy, and melodic, technical and did I mention brutal? Has some almost Amon Amarth type grooves too.

OCEANWAKE
Lights Flashing In Mute Scenery (Doom Metal)
Lifeforce
April 26
Doomy, laid back acoustic-ish stuff… poking into some black metal vox and heaviness in parts.

De Lirium’s Order
Singularity
Inverse
4/26
Technical death metal, cool brutal stuff, good grooves and yeah! proggy techy stuff.

Ossuaire
Premiers Chants
Sepulchral Productions
26 April 2019
Solid classic black metal. Good Grooves, cold meedly blast beats good melodic stuff

Maraton
Meta
Indie Recordings
26 April 2019
Electronic alt hard rock. Cool catchy stuff, probably not for the Mosh Pit.

NIGHNACHT
Christophila (7″ EP)
Hells Headbangers
26 April 2019
Raw blackened death metal… lo-fi, some good grooves, but a bit too raw

BAT
Axestasy (CD, 12′ MLP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
26 April 2019
A sort of thrashy classic extreme metal.,.. short fast songs. good stuff.

Murg
Strävan
Nordvis Produktion
26 April 2019
Classic cold black metal with some melodic grooves

Cathartic Demise
Self-Titled (EP) – Out April 26, 2019
Self-Release
26 April 2019
3 songs of extreme technical melodic death metal type stuff… great things here.

XILLA
DISTANT MINDS
Self REleased
Release date: Monday, April 1st 2019
Classic rock into a hard rock thing… maybe a bit of an AOR thing.

LOST IN PAIN
Gold Hunters
Label: Self-released
Release date: 07-04-2019
Thrashy melodic metal, Good catchy grooves, cool basic metal

Band: Anachronaeon
Album: Everyday Chronicles
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: April 1th, 2019
This one is just called “Dark metal” which yeah, I can see it, it’s not quite black metal, or death metal, or thrashy… just a dark meaty grooving melodic metal!

Band: Last Wail
Album: Forgotten
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: April 1st, 2019
Folky melodic death… pretty cool stuff.

Monolith
Vermin Among Us
Self-released
26 April 2019
Here’s a proggy melodic death, pretty cool stuff! big grooves, harsh vox… but some spots just laid back melodic classic metal too.

Chine
Like Vultures
Self-released
2 March 2019
It’s always cool when you get one of “those” promos, and you’re like Ugh, what is this going to be… soooo much stuff comes in… then you listen to it and don’t want to skip to the next one. This is some kind of technical, grooving death metal… just has a great catchy thrashy, groove, shit, almost nu-metal/metalcore type grooves too.. while staying harsh and cool.

Obiisss
Female Fronted is not a genre
Devizes
5 April 2019
Well, the album title says it all. It’s female fronted metal! haha… but really, it’s got a raw grungy garage stoner hard rock thing going on. Vox go between clean to kind of shouted. meaty catchy grooves.

Odious
Mirror Of Vibrations
Shaytan Productions
22 March 2019
So I thought this was new… turns out it’s a vinyl release from their 2007 album… either way, it’s some pretty cool middle-east folk/melodic blackened death… pretty cool stuff, production is a bit raw… but not bad enough to say no thanks.

CABRIO
Devotion And Hate
Label: Toxic/Mechanix
Release date: 05-04-2019
Some classic grooving extreme thrashy type stuff from Chile. coooool stuff!

Vigilance (Slovenia)
Enter the Endless Abyss
Dying Victims Productions
23 April 2019
A classic kind of NWOBHM sound with a classic maiden kind of sound meets like old school Venom…

New Stuff This Week…4/15/19

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Apr 142019
 

Dub Trio
The Shape Of Dub To Come
New Damage
A laid back grooving, not quite stoner metal, just a rockin’ thing, chilled out a little doomy, definitely not metal…

Demir Demirkan
“Bring It On”
Demir Recordings
A kind of classic hard rock track.

NUMENOREAN
Adore
Season of Mist
12 April 2019
starts off with some snoozy post metal, but then kicks into some good classic heavy black metal, and goes back to some ambient atmospheric interlude… then getting back to some technical blackened death type stuff too.

Tank
Re-Ignition
Cleopatra Records
Classic metal of all that is classic! Good catchy stuff.

Dead Superstar
I Did It For The Rock Gods
Independent
This is some modern straightforward metal stuff. clean vox, catchy music, some melodic grooves, a bit on the “solid rock” side of things

Entity
Atonement
Pavement Entertainment
Death metal, good modern grooves, some technicality happening, a little doomish

ABSINTHROPY/SALIX BABYLONICA – SPLIT
LABEL: CLOBBER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 12th 2019
The first band is a doomy but a bit catchy black metal, second band, also a dark depressing doomy black metal.

Release: Hedonihil
I
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: April 14th 2019
Meaty heavy grooving death metal with a more screamy death metal vox style… a little bit of an extreme thrash feel with the guitar work. Great stuff!

Flashback Of Anger
Shades
Label: IceWarrior Records
Release date: 15-11-2018
Genre: Power Prog Metal

Doombringer (Poland)
Walpurgis Fires LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 April 2019
Brutal death metal, big grooves, a pinch of black metal evilness.

Sangue
Cul? LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 April 2019
This is kind of a doomy black metal, classic black metal, but with a bit of an atmospheric dark feel.

TOTENGOTT
The Abyss
Xtreem Music
16 April 2019
Doomy death metal, big grooves, 4 songs, one is 13 mins, another is 22 mins, so some pretty long jams…

Martelo Negro
Parthenogenesis
Helldprod Records
17 April 2019
Kind of a grindy deathy grooving thrash/black metal? Yeah… lol why not. Has a brutal death groove, thrashy riffs and a dark coldness of black metal

Pagan Altar
Judgement of the Dead
Temple of Mystery
17 April 2019
Classic old school doomy hard rock. Production is a little raw.

MEPHORASH (swe)
Shem Ha Mephorash
Shadow Records
18 April 2019
Melodic doomy black metal.

EMBLUDGEONMENT
BARN BURNER
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: 19th APRIL 2019
Super brutal classic death metal, monster grooves, catchy riffs, brutal drumming, and cookie monster vox

Vitriol (Germany)
Chrysalis 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
19 April 2019
An atmospheric noisy post death metal thing. 2 long tracks.

DEVOID OF THOUGHT
Cosmic Apoptosis
Caligari Records
19 April 2019
VOcals are definitely death metal growls, music is kind of a grooving thrashy death metal with a tiny sludgey groove.

Walking Corpse
Walking Corpse
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on April 19th)
A fast and kind of grindy techy frenetic death metal… brutal!! 4 really quick tracks.

Sólveig Matthildur
Constantly In Love
Artoffact
19 April 2019
Alt gothy rock.

FATAL CURSE
Breaking the Trance (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
19 April 2019
Classic metal, a little bit of a dark basic thrash, or a basic Mercyful fate thing going on.

FÖRGJORD
Ilmestykset (CD)
Werewolf
19 April 2019
Blackened dark metal, a cold brooding feeling, melodic grooves, some faster catchy stuff too… just dark and cold though!

COSMIC PUTREFACTION
At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm
I, Voidhanger Records
19 April 2019
As the name might suggest… brutal death metal! woo! great stuff.

Deathwomb
Moonless Night Sacraments LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
19 April 2019
Classic Black metal with more of a death metal thing going on… dark and brutal too.

Wounds
Light Eater
Everlasting Spew Records
19 April 2019
Great stuff… blackend technical brutal death metal. Reminds me of Allegaeon.

Erancnoir
Erancnoir
Morrowless Music
12 April 2019
Two long tracks of post black metal

Monolyth
“A Bitter End / A Brave New World”
Ellie Promotion
25 September 2018
Technical melodic death / groove metal. Cool stuff.,

Iron Savior
Kill Or Get Killed
AFM Records
15 March 2019
Good fast paced and catchy/edgy power metal. Always great stuff.

Unfair Fate
Send Us to Our Graves
Self-released
8 November 2018
Thrashy classic metal pushing into some melodic blackened thrashy stuff.

NecrUterO
METALLO
Vomit Arcanus Production
15 January 2019
Grooving death metal

HELLVADEC – Discomfort
Self-released
22 February 2019
Female fronted hard rock/modern metal… 4 song EP.

New Stuff This Week…4/8/19

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Apr 072019
 

Constantine
‘Press on Regardless’ – (feat. Ralf Scheepers – Primal Fear) (single)
Rockshots Records
28 March 2019
A pretty standard hard rock/classic metal thing with nice big vox.

Rammstein
”Deutschland”
Caroline Records
First single…first album in 10 years soon! This one is just classic Rammstein! Not too heavy, not real light, just good catchy stuff.

Periphery
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN
3DOT Recordings
Heavy techy metalcore, a melodic thing with cleanish (raspy) vox, and a tiny djent too

Brutus
NEST
Sargent House
A kind of bluesy heavy stoner metal with a higher singy vocal, some of that “cold” meedly black metal guitar sound, but old school grooves

The Machinist
Confidimus In Morte
Prosthetic Records
A kind of screamy metalcore with some catchy groove and techy prog-ish stuff happening too

Monkey3
Sphere
Napalm Records
This is just a single so far, but it’s 9 minutes, a bit of a doomy post metal stoner thing, it took about half the track to start getting interesting, then kind of just went back to doomy post-metal.

Diesear
BloodRed Inferno
Entertainment One
A bit modern metal, a bit screamo, yeah, I like to throw the prog/technical thing around a lot, but when there’s something that just has a little bit more and techy and a bit over the top, that’s where it goes… cool stuff.

Sworn Enemy
Gamechanger
M-Theory Audio
5 April 2019
This band has been around for a while… always solid hardcore metal type stuff… This one has some of that great catchy heavy hardcore stuff, along with a pretty heavy thrashy edge too. Great stuff!

Inter Arma
“Citadel” / “The Atavist’s Meridian”
Relapse
blackened doomy post metal, a bit experimental, and yeah, techy proggy all crazy n stuff

Malokarpatan
Cesta podzemnými sálami Kovovlada
Sun & Moon
8 April 2019
Some out there experimental stuff, then a bit of a sludgey black metal..

NEKRASOV
Lust Of Consciousness
Prosthetic Records
12 April 2019
Extreme wall of black metal noise, shorter songs, very fast and yeah.

Tasteful Turmoil
The Phantom Fear
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: April 12th 2019
They say it’s modern thrash, I guess if you call classic thrash with more extreme vocals and good production “modern” I’m all for that! cool stuff.

Hath
Of Rot and Ruin
Willowtip
April 12
Oooooooh This is some technical blackened death metal. Brutal yet catchy and a little melodic with that death metal chugga chugga groove. Great stuff.

Release: 2 Wolves
…Our Fault
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: April 12th 2019
Gothy melodic death with some doomy elements (aren’t goth and doom pretty close to each other?) This has some heavier grooves on more of melodic death with a little gothy doom

Totalitarian (Italy)
Bloodlands
Barren Void / Lavadome
12 April 2019
Classic “modern” black metal Fast blast beats, kind of a cold, melodic guitar, harsh vox, overall pretty fast tempo… good stuff.

Sludgehammer
Antechamber
Self-Release
12 April 2019
I guess this would be a melodic death metal thing… some brutal death metal parts, some more catchy classic melodic metal too, way cool stuff.,

Waldgeflüster
Mondscheinsonaten
Nordvis Produktion
12 April 2019
More of a doom-ish melodic classic old school black metal

TROLL (Portland)
Legend Master (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
12 April 2019
sludgey doom.

Sacrilegia
The Triclavian Advent
Invictus Productions
12 April 2019
I would put this into a blackened thrash… has a tr00 black metal sound, but more of a thrashy base. Fast and heavy as you’d expect.

Inculter
Fatal Visions
Edged Circle Productions
12 April 2019
Fast speedy classic thrash with a bit of a black/death metal thing too… “extreme thrash!”

Mist of Misery
Unalterable
Black Lion Records
12 April 2019
Classic cold, melodic and doomy black metal with a bit of an atmospheric feel too.

FINAL COIL
HE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND FOR OTHERS
LABEL: WORMHOLEDEATH
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 12 2019
Here we have some post rock/prog rock, with a Tool meets post metal thing going on.

Siculicidium
A Halál és az irányt?
Sun & Moon
8 April 2019
2 song EP. Kind of a black metal, a bit of an experimental sound, a little doomy .

Drastus
La Croix de Sang
NoEvDia
1 March 2019
More or less this would fit in a black metal slot, but leaning a little in the melodic death realm too.

VANISH
“The Insanity Abstract”
Fastball Music
29 September 2017
This is something that’s a year and a half old that a promo company sent out presumably to start awareness of this band for something in the future? It’s labeled as prog metal, so I was like what the hell… and yeah, it’s some decent proggy power metal. Big vox, cool standard metal sound.

Suffering Hour
Dwell CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
5 April 2019
One 18 minute track of doomy post black metal. Then some of the heavier parts are actually really good, almost tech death… just takes a long time to get there.

Release: Red Moon Architect
Kuura
Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
Label: The Vinyl Division (physical), Grey Beton Records (digital)
Release date: April 5th 2019
3 tracks, 2 are over 15 mins, doomy post metal.

Baroness
“Borderlines” (single)
Abraxan Hymns
Grooving laid back stoner rock… yeah, more rock than any metal… a little bluesy too actually.

SystemHouse33
“End Of Days”
Self-Released
04 April 2019
Kind of a modern metal meets thrash, good catchy riffs, a heavier grooving edge.

WORT-FM Loud Rock Top 20 and Adds for the Week of 4/1/19 (for real)

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Apr 012019
 

WORT-FM Loud Rock Top 20 and Adds for the Week of 4/1/19

Artist — Album — Label
1) Queensryche — The Verdict — Century Media
2) In Flames — I, The Mask — Eleven Seven
3) Children of Bodom — Hexed — Nuclear Blast
4) Malevolent Creation — The 13th Beast — M-Theory
5) Hiss From The Moat — The Harrier — M-Theory
6) Dream Theater — Distance Over Time — InsideOut
7) Misery Index — New Salem — Season of Mist
8) Fallujah — Undying Light — Nuclear Blast
9) I.N.C. — Terrible Things — M90
10) Tyr — Hel — Metal Blade
11) The Three Tremors — The Three Tremors — Steel Cartel
12) Blacklist 9 — Mentally Ill, Legally Sane — Eclipse
13) Contrarian — Their Worm Never Dies — Willowtip
14) Sermon — Birth of the Marvellous — Prosthetic
15) Battle Beast — No More Hollywood Endings — Nuclear Blast
16) Spectrus — Mankind — Mafer
17) Archer Nation — Beneath the Dream — EMP
18) Hell Fire — Mania — RidingEasy
19) Devin Townsend — Empath — InsideOut
20) Arrival of Autumn — Harbinger — Nuclear Blast

Top 5 Adds
1) Eluveitie — Ategnatos — Nuclear Blast
2) Nita Strauss — Controlled Chaos — Sumerian
3) Exumer — Hostile Defiance — Metal Blade
4) Lance King — ReProgram — Nightmare
5) A Wake In Providence — The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon — Outerloop

Other Adds/Reviewed: Enterprise Earth, Whitechapel, Antropomophia, Lik, Arch Matheos (single), Wormwitch, Suzi Quatro, Hulkoff, Blud Red Roses, West of Hell, Aether Void, Zatemno,
Vikings, Viuda Negra, Three Dead Fingers, Vile Assembly, Ceremony of Silence, Warchest, Sadism, Necrodeath, Celophys, Oltretomba, Godhead Machinery, Critical Extravasation, Teleport, Suffering Hour, Corrosive, Seax, Lost In Pain, Heavy Justice, Extrema, Ola Englund, Bloodsoaked Necrovoid, Porn, Heat of Damage, Anomalism, Inferno Noir, Frust, Nocturnal Witch, Cosmogyral, Palehorse, Gorgonchrist

New Stuff This Week…4/1/19

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Mar 312019
 

Arch / Matheos
Straight and Narrow – radio single
Metal Blade Records
full: 10 May 2019
Holy shit… you got about half of the old Fates Warning and half of the new FW and John Arch on this song… album forthcoming… wow… great proggy heavy fast stuff with Arch’s unmistakable, unique and still awesome vox. MORE PLEASE!

BACKYARD BABIES
SILVER & GOLD
M-THEORY AUDIO
This has a standard maybe punked up rock/hard rock thing… pretty straightforward and probably not too “metal” for the Mosh Pit…

A Wake In Providence
The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon
Outerloop
Brutal death metal with a bit of a melodic deathcore thing happening, full death metal vox brutal drumming, and a pinch of djent.

Suzi Quatro
No Control
SPV
Melodic hard rock with a little blues thing going on and solid female vocals.

Whitechapel
The Valley
Metal Blade Records
29 March 2019
I’m not sure how I missed this in my inbox last week, but fail! Great brutal technical grooving death metal as they have a knack for doing! But dialing it back a notch and getting a little tool-like in some parts too! great stuff.

Antropomorphia
Merciless Savagery
Metal Blade Records
5 April 2019
Death metal, good clean brutal stuff with a little black metal feel to keep it evil sounding. great stuff.

LIK
Mass Funeral Evocation
Metal Blade Records
5 April 2019
Reissue of their first album, we only just got their most recent album and it was great, this one is great too! A brutal monster grooving death metal with some great melodies.

Lance King
ReProgram
Nightmare Records
29 March 2019
Great proggy power metal, big vox, from the big metal veteran… Catchy technical grooves musically with a great vocal power/range too

Nita Strauss
Controlled Chaos
Sumerian Records
Virtuousic guitar, catchy riffs, heavy stuff, melodic stuff all instrumental. Cool stuff!

Hulkoff
SCYTH (Single)
Faravid Recordings
An industrialized kind of catchy folky metal with a little Rammstein thing

Blud Red Roses
A Tempest Descends
Independent
A little melodic, a little crunchy heavy in parts, a kind of basic rock/hard rock with some classic prog rock stuff going on too.

Enterprise Earth
Luciferous
Entertainment One
Kind of a classic death metal meeets a bit of deathcore… good and heavy, chugging brutality.

Eluveitie
Ategnatos
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 5 April 2019
This band has been around for a while, some great heavier edged folk metal leaning more in a melodic death metal area with folky instruments… great stuff!

Exumer
Hostile Defiance
Metal Blade Records
5 April 2019
Classic thrash, good edgy catchy fast stuff!

WORMWITCH
Heaven That Dwells Within
Prosthetic Records
5 April 2019
A bit of a blackened melodic death… heavier edge, with a catchy headbanging beat. cool stuff.

West of Hell
Blood of the Infidel
Self-Release
1 April 2019
A bit of a thrash, with some classic metal going on… melodic stuff too… great stuff!

Band: Aether Void
Album: Curse of Life
Label: Revalve records
Release date: March 29, 2019
This one qualifies as good ol just metal… melodic, clean vox, a good solid edge and maybe a little technicality too.

Band: Zatemno
Album: In The Noose
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: March 22, 2019
Some black metal, a bit creepy, doomy in parts, full on old school black metal in others.

Vikings
Far Beyond My Dream
A-Stereo-ID, Stuttgart
28 December 2018
This one you’d think would just sound like Amon Amarth, right? LOL It’s more of some edgy modern prog-ish metal… not too technical, but still under the prog metal umbrella

VIUDA NEGRA
Al Final / In the End
Fighter Records
2 April 2019
classic metal in spanish language… pretty standard stuff, maybe a little 80’s / 90’s metal thing

Three Dead Fingers
Breed Of The Devil
Bleeding Music Records
5 April 2019
This has a sort of brutal/extreme thrash thing going on… musically it’s mostly some heavier classic thrash with more of a heavier vocal… but mixing it up with some cleaner stuff along with some melodic stuff, so if there was a way to make a thrashier melodic death type thing? this is it… great stuff.

Vile Assembly
Last Century Man
Vile Entertainment
5 April 2019
this is kind of an alternative hard rock thing

Ceremony of Silence
Outis
Willowtip Records
5 April 2019
how about some brutal blackened death metal all technical and proggy too… heavy and extreme for sure!

WARCHEST
Sentenced Since Conception
Label: Toxic/Mechanix
Release date: 05-04-2019
Alright! No fucking around here, thrashy death metal, brutal riffage, fast fast playing, just what super heavy metal should be… reminds me a bit of heaver Kreator… awesome stuff.

SADISM
Ethereal Dead Cult
Label: TOXIC/MECHANIX
Release date: 05-4-2019
classic edgy brutal death metal. Headbang and pit it up!

NECRODEATH
Defragments Of Insanity
Scarlet Records
5 April 2019
re-recorded this 1989 album in its entirety… great extreme thrash!

Celophys
Fried Chordata
Label: Robustfellow Prods.
Release date: 05-04-2019
Some sludgey metal, kind of “blackened sludge”

Oltretomba
“THE HORROR – Figure del Terrore
Moribund Records
5 April 2019
Death metal with a tiny bit of a black metal edge with a bit of thrash too… pretty catchy stuff, with a raw sound.

Godhead Machinery
Aligned to the Grid
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: April 5th 2019
Doomy melodic death with a prog metal element.

Critical Extravasation
Morbid Existence
Redefining Darkness Records
5 April 2019
A proggy extreme thrash, good bass guitar, a bit of a Death/Cynic thing going on?

Teleport
The Expansion
Edged Circle Productions
5 April 2019
A little like the above… kind of an extreme technical death metal, this one is a bit more raw, but a little bit like Death.

Suffering Hour
Dwell CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
5 April 2019
One song, 18 minutes, a bit post metal, some parts get it going more with some black-ish metal… mostly though, post metalling around.

Corrosive
Nourished By Blood
Label: Black Sunset / MDD
Release date: 05-04-2019
monster grooving death metal. This is really how death metal should be… the big head nods turning into headbanging right into a big march into a circle pit type stuff… good stuff!

SEAX
Fallout Rituals (CD, LP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
5 April 2019
Classic thrash/metal with some big OVER the TOP singing screaaaaaaaams! Love it! horns up!

LOST IN PAIN
Gold Hunters
Label: Self-released
Release date: 07-04-2019
Melodic thrashy metal, a darker heavy edge to classic metal, and then the heavier, faster stuff hits into the thrash realm. Catchy!

Heavy Justice
When Inmates Run the Asylum
Label: Metalitis Records
Release date: 01-03-2019
A single… Here we have some classic metal… decent stuff

EXTREMA
For The Loved And The Lost (single)
Rockshots Records/ Universal
6 March 2019
A sort of modern thrash with a full heavy catchy yet melodic sound

Ola Englund
Master of the Universe
24 March 2019
Kind of a melodic hard rock/metal prog instrumental thing… leaning to a melodic death in parts… in case you forgot this guy is from Feared and The Haunted

Bloodsoaked Necrovoid
The Apocryphal Paths Of The Ancient 8th Vitriolic Transcendence CD
Blood Harvest / Caligari
29 March 2019
Sludgy extreme black/death metal with some not so great production.

PORN
The Darkest Of Human Desires Act II
Label: Echozone / Les disques Rubicon
Release date: 22-02-2019
A little industrial rock, some kind of throwback alternative stuff too…

HEAT OF DAMAGE
Cataclysm
Sliptrick Records
Released on April 2nd, 2019 by
Here we have some just good grooving standard metal… a little bit of a modern commercial solid rock type thing, with catchiness.

Anomalism
Parasitic Spawn (EP) – Out January 4, 2019
Self-Release
4 January 2019
Fast, heavy, gritty blackend deathy thrash… wow… brutal too! Great stuff.

Inferno Noir
“Inferno Noir”
Self-released
1 January 2019
This one is a kind of melodic death, harsh and clean vox, production is a bit limited? Seems flat or like a demo, a bit of a cradle of filth harshness and groove, but more basic.

Frust
“Recurring Dreams”
901514 Records DK
4 April 2019
This one is described as post-metal which is normally a “no thanks”… this one has a kind of melodic blackened metal thing going on, a little bit of that post metal feel, but the songs are shorter and seem to have a bit of a melodic groove… did I mention the songs are shorter? yeah… not bad.

Nocturnal Witch
“A Thousand Pyres”
Evil Spell Records / Undercover
25 March 2019
Black metal/Death metal. Fast and evil, but with a good deathy groove back there

Palehørse
Palehørse
Indie Recordings
5 April 2019
Progressive hard rocking stuff with a little push into heavier stuff

GORGONCHRIST
THE BLOOD OF ENDANGERED SPECIES
LABEL: CLOBBER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Kind of a raw grindy death metal… production is a bit basic? yeah…

New Stuff This Week… 3/25/19

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Mar 242019
 

Pendulum Of Fortune
Return To Eden
El Puerto Records GbR
22 March 2019
Solid classic metal drummer from MSG, Sweet with the singer from PC69.

DEVIN TOWNSEND
EMPATH
INSIDE OUT MUSIC
Well, what do you expect from Devin? crazy stuff? yup. Devin’s “sound” on track 2, a 23 minute epic… you have symphonic layers, fast almost SYL type stuff, just lots of crazy heavy prog stuff… So overall, a well rounded just about everything you can do and sound good with a typical DT thing going on… Great stuff.

Full of Hell
”Burning Myrrh”
Full of Hell
Short, fast, grindy death metal. In you face!

DUB TRIO
”Fought The Line (Feat. Troy Sanders)”
New Damage
a kind of gothy doomy thing with slow grooves

Amon Amarth
Raven’s Flight – single
Metal Blade Records
Full on solid melodic death metal in good ol viking style like only Amon Amarth does so well!

Arrival Of Autumn
Harbinger
Nuclear Blast USA
A kind of melodic death, a bit proggy, some metalcore, pretty cool

Hell Fire
Mania
RidingEasy Records
CLassic metal, melodic metal, and a bit of thrash, cool stuff, big voice, great classic just good old “METAL”

Iron Maiden
The Studio Collection Pt 2
BMG
The next batch of four Maiden albums remastered and released… Powerslave, SiT, SSoaSS, NPftD

L.A. Guns
The Devil You Know
Frontiers Music SRL.
Classic metal/hard rock… just that catchy old school sound from, well, LA? yeah.

Rage Of Light
Imploder
Napalm Records
Female fronted modern melodic death. Harsh vox, clean vox, a sort of electronic melodic death sound.

Through the Noise
Dualism
Eclipse Records
Adds march 25/26
A kind of melodic death/hardcore.. good catchy hard edge, yet, a bit of a heavier thing, getting melodic? yeah I guess it’s more on the hardcore… cool stuff.

Band: SIGNS OF HUMAN RACE
Album: Inner Struggle Of Self-Acceptance
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 26th, 2019
They say it’s progressive avant-garde metal… and while I’m not really sure what the whole Avant-Garde thing is supposed to mean (experimental I guess?), I do hear this as being some progressive hard rock/metal with a little doom-ish And yeah, I think progressive music is kind of experimental in its nature, so this fits right in.

Plained
Epidemic of Mass Hysteria
Release date: 26-03-2019
Genre: Progressive metal/rock
Label: Self-released
Here we got more prog rock which is kind of some more normal hard rock type stuff, but then getting heavier into a prog METAL heavier melodic death-ish stuff.

The Black Sorcery
Wolven Degrade
Krucyator Productions
28 March 2019
Brutal fast and heavy gore metal. Pig squeal style vox, sludgey brutal death metal.

NORDJEVEL
Necrogenesis
Osmose Productions
29 March 2019
this is some pretty good black metal, fast, technical-ish, harsh vox, not just a meedly cold wall of evil. This has a machine gun attack of snares, some melodic groove while still having that cool evilness you love to hear in good black metal. Good stuff!

Abduction (UK)
All Pain As Penance
Inferna Profundus Records
29 March 2019
A bit of an atmospheric black/death metal…leaning more black metal.

Forever Still
Breathe In Colours
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 29 March 2019
Female fronted melodic metal. A bit of a groove, clean “femetal” style vox. Music is a gothy modern groove.

Oshiego
The Book Of Wonders
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on March 29th)
Brutal thrashy death metal, great grooves, heavy good stuff!

Grave Infestation
Infesticide
Invictus Productions
29 March 2019
Sludgey brutal metal a bit of a grindy feel..

Nocturnal Hollow
A Whisper of a Horrendous Soul
Redefining Darkness Records ( N. America) | Raw Skull Recordz (Europe) | BlackStorm Productions (S. America)
29 March 2019
Melodic death, a bit of a viking metal feel leaning a bit heavier and brutal than melodic.

AIHOS (fin) – Hävityksen Maa
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter
29 March 2019
A grooving melodic black metal. Good stuff.

Anthem
Nucleus
Golden Robot Records
29 March 2019
Proggy power metal, leaning more on the classic metal/power metal/heavy grooving metal

Musket Hawk
Upside of Sick
Unholy Anarchy Records
29 March 2019
Sludgey raw deathy grind metal.

UNDEATH
Demo ’19
Caligari Records
29 March 2019
Raw brutal death metal with meh production.

Triumvir Foul
Urine of Abomination
Vrasubatlat / Invictus Productions / 20 Buck Spin
29 March 2019
Brutal grindy death metal with a sort of experimental black metal thing going on

Band: Mechanical God Creation
Album: The New Chapter
Label: The Goatmancer records
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Technical death metal, brutal, harsh, big grooves, melodic stuff too, but all good and heavy. Great stuff!

Armagedda
The Final War Approaching
Nordvis Produktion
29 March 2019
Classic black metal, fast meedly, cold, harsh vox. Good melodic grooves too

AKROTHEISM
The Law Of Seven Deaths
Osmose Productions
29 March 2019
Long songs of atmospheric classic black metal.

Ellende
Lebensnehmer
AOP Records
29 March 2019
More of a melodic doomy black metal…, cool melodic grooves, with that cold meedly guitar and harsh vox.

ENIME
BLEEDING OUT
Label: Self-released
Release date: 29-03-2019
Classic thrash… morphing into some more just classic metal… decent stuff.

Band: Amber Tears
Album: When No Trails
Label: BadMood Man
Release date: March 29, 2019
Doomy dark kind of post metal.

Unmasked
Behind the Mask
Label: Self-released
Release date: 06-01-2019
Melodic Death Metal with a kind of proggy piano symphonic thing going on too. Harsh vox, but mostlyk a melodic proggy classic metal

Accursed Spawn
The Virulent Host
PRC Music
22 March 2019
Classic well produced, kind of technical brutal death metal. Fast, harsh vox, freight train heavyness… Great stuff.

Release: Terrific Verdict
Wheel Of Fortune
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 29th 2019
Classic thrash, great riffage, grooves… A little bit of a Slayer/Testament thing going on.

Release: Progeny of Sun
Progeny of Sun (EP)
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 22nd 2019
Heavy and grooving melodic death, leaning on a classic death metal groove with some more techy catchy melodic stuff too.

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Abnormality
Curb Stomp – single
Metal Blade Records
10 May 2019
Fast brutal death metal with some monster grooves and yeah, BROOTAL.

Good Tiger
Redux
Metal Blade Records
22 March 2019 3
Remix of last year’s album… um, alternative electronica? Metal Blade!? c’mon man.

Yngwie Malmsteen
Blue Lightning
Mascot Label Group
A very bluesy classic rock-ish over-produced sounding track… So yeah, lots of noodling, a stevie ray vaughan style

Archer Nation
Beneath The Dream
EMP
Classic metal, a little edge with a modern metal catchy feeling, but not whiney and “Core” decent stuff a little bit of a Megadeth thing going on

Onslaught
A Perfect Day To Die (New Song)
AFM Records
8 March 2019
Heavy, catchy full meaty thrashy metal… great stuff.

The End Machine
The End Machine
Frontiers Music SRL.
Classic metal, good vocal harmonies, catchy grooves… not too heavy

Source
Totality
Pavement Entertainment
A grooving “solid rock” type of metal…. good catchy licks… maybe a little proggy with a tiny bit of a Tool vibe.

Battle Beast
No More Hollywood Endings
Nuclear Blast USA
Female fronted power epic metal… you know the deal.

Moon Tooth
Crux
Modern Static Records
A little doomy, a bit bluesy, I guess i’d say it’s got a bit of a prog/experimental thing happening too… mostly clean vox, heavier techy parts, slower doomy grooves too. neat stuff.

A Pale Horse Named Death
When The World Becomes Undone
Long Branch/SPV Records
Doomy gothy hard rocky stuff… a different promo company is working this now, so here we are again!

SERMON
Birth of the Marvellous
Prosthetic Records
22 March 2019
We got some Opeth-ish proggy metal… A bit on the lighter side but with a heavy feel, definitely some good prog rock/hard rock going on, with a melodic doomy feel too.

Booby Trap
Stand Up And Fight
Label: Firecum Records
Release date: 18 March 2019
Kind of a hardcore, thrashy thing… cool stuff from Portugal

PUTREFIED CORPSE
Left to Rot
Xtreem Music
19 March 2019
Good old school grooving death metal with a bit of a gore-ish sounding vocal… good meaty riffs and grooves, yet fast and brutal too.

Cellar Darling
The Spell
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 22 March 2019
Female fronted metal with a definite progg-ish rock/metal thing going on. doesn’t get real heavy, but a technical quality going on

Terror Oath
Terror Oath 12″ MLP
Iron Bonehead
22 March 2019
Noisy sludgy black metal.

Imprecation
Damnatio Ad Bestias
Dark Descent Records
22 March 2019
Old school sounding death metal… big meaty grooves, a little old Cannibal Corpse/Deicide/Obituary sounding.

Draghkar
Eternal Abyss
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on March 22nd)
Sludgey and maybe a bit grindy death metal, some old school grooves too.

Ashen Horde
Fallen Cathedrals – Out March 22, 2019
Extrem Metal Music / Rockshots Records
22 March 2019
This is an extreme metal, in parts a bit or a proggy groove like Mastodon, and others, quite a bit of a technical, extreme Black metal… and yeah, a prog extreme thing throughout. cool stuff.

Stahlmann
Kinder Der Sehnsucht
AFM Records
22 March 2019
This is a german metal band which I just learned is a genre called “Neue Deutsche Härte” Which basically means… “sounds like Rammstein” lol cool stuff..

Goatkraft
Sulphurous Northern Bestiality LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
22 March 2019
Fast grindy blackened death metal… more on the grindy side.

The Flaying
Angry, Undead – Out March 22, 2019
PRC Music
22 March 2019
Big groovin’ death metal. Chuggin’ brutal, growl barked out vox, a cool prominent bass line, maybe even a bit technical… great stuff!

EXTREME METAL ATTACK
ANNO XVI 2019 // Porto – Portugal
Helldprod Records
22 March 2019

The Mute Gods
Atheists and Believers
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Some basic classic prog rock… band members are in touring bands of Steven WIlson and Steve Hackett… so some good prog roots happening.

ULTRA SILVAM (swe)
The Spearwound Salvation
Shadow Records
22 March 2019
Fast and heavy black metal, a bit on the blackened death side of things, dark, cold, but full sound.

Iron Griffin
Curse of the Sky
Gates of Hell Records
22 March 2019
Old school doomy bluesy metal… sounds like, even older than Black Sabbath… lol

Grave Violator
Back To The Cult
Reaper Metal Productions
22 March 2019
Extreme deathed up thrash, some filthy lyrics, but fast and heavy with some groovin’ shred.

OBSCURING VEIL
Fleshvoid To Naught
I, Voidhanger Records
22 March 2019
blackend post metal-ish doomy something…

S91
“Along The Sacred Path”
Rockshots Records
22 March 2019
Female fronted proggressive metal with a pinch of modern metal going on… pretty cool stuff.

Band: Phrenia
Album: Perspectives
self released
Release date: March 1, 2019
This is some modern metal with an electronic thing going on. Probably not for the Mosh Pit.

Band: REAPER-X
Album: Rise
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 12th, 2019
Classic thrash, good full solid sound, catchy, big grooves… A little hardcore, and some cool solos… Great stuff!

Frankie C.
Cellular Damascus
Self-Release
13 March 2019
Instrumental guitar…like a Marty Friedman, cool technical proggy stuff.

Angra Demana
Triptych Of Decay
Release date: 12-02-2019
Label: Self-released
A cool grooving Abbath-like Black metal. A dark but catchy tone, more of a black n roll… not all that super cold meedly sound,

Gone Cosmic
Sideways In Time – Out April 12, 2019
Kozmik Artifactz
4 March 2019
Stoner metal with some great cathy riffs, a little doomy and some big powerful female vox. like wow.

Crematory Stench
Grotesque Deformities 12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
15 February 2019
Dark death metal, heavy, a bit of a black metal dark evil vibe, and well, the name and song titles suggest a little bit of gore.

Our Dying World
Expedition (EP) – Out March 18, 2019
Self-Release
18 March 2019
From the no fucking around death metal department, it’s Our Dying World… A little bit of a melodic death thing but staying more on the heavy grooving thrashy side of things. great stuff.

Lightfold
Deathwalkers
Pitch Black
Release date: Friday, April 5th 2019
Airplay Date: Wednesday, March 13th 2019
Prog metal with a symphonic element, cool laid back feeling while keeping heavy enough to be considered “metal”