New Stuff This Week… 3/18/19

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Mar 182019
 

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”

New Stuff This Week…3/11/19

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Mar 092019
 

Betraying The Martyrs
Eternal Machine
Sumerian
A single of harsh brutal-ish core death metal with a bit of a melodic metalcore thing happening.

Voyager
“Brightstar” Digital Single
Season of Mist
1 March 2019
Prog light metal, this band has been around for a while, and have a solid reputation and a good prog band… a heavier sound, but leaning more on the melodic side (clean vox) Great melodic prog metal with a crunchy edge in parts

Spectrus
Mankind
Mafer Records
Not sure how to describe this other than, just a good solid grooving metal. clean vox, crunchy edge, catchy, a bit “accessible” but good to listen to.

Brutus
”Cemetery” / “War”
Sargent Music Records
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

Zebrahead
Brain Invaders
MFZB Records
Kind of a punk/hard rock thing… this band has been around a while and this is my first time hearing them… a bit melodic, catchy, with some fun sounding songs.

Puppy
The Goat
Spinefarm Records
Melodic rock, a bit on the just regular hard rock/accesible sound.

Dying Embers
Where Shadeless Dwell Frozen
Release date: 10-03-2019
Label: Black Sunset / MDD
Here we have some melodic death-ish stuff… vox are clean, a bit on the gothy side… musically, melodic death, maybe closer to an Amorphis?

Contrarian
Their Worm Never Dies
Willowtip
15 March 2019
Technical, proggy, melodic death metal… some harsh, pissed off sounding vocals… great stuff.

Fallujah
Undying Light
Nuclear Blast
15 March 2019
Their last album was quite the release, just a total technical brutal annihilation, and now this one with a couple new members picks up where the last one left off, this one might be a bit more just full on brutal and not quite as proggy… great stuff.

Spiral Skies
Cult
AOP Records
15 March 2019
2 tracks of female fronted doomy stoner metal

Backyard Babies
Silver & Gold
M-Theory Audio
15 March 2019
This has a standard maybe punked up rock/hard rock thing… pretty straightforward and probably not too “metal” for the Mosh Pit…

BESTA
Eterno Rancor
Lifeforce
March 15
Fast and furious death metal poking into the grindcore speed and attitude.

Athanasia
The Order of the Silver Compass
Seeing Red Records (N. America) & Rock of Angels Records (Europe)
15 March 2019
I guess I’d have to put this one in melodic death… good catchy grooves, harsh vox, clean vox, a pinch of a thrashy sound, also some just driving classic metal type stuff, ratcheting up to heavier stuff.

PERVERSOR
UMBRAVOROUS
LABEL: PULVERISED RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: 15 MARCH 2019
What is fast and heavy, thrashy, yet a bit more black metal too? yeah! blackened thrash! This one is a bit more on the blackened side of things… pretty good.

Ambrotos
Cosmic Annulus
Release date: 15-03-2019
Label: Sleaszy Rider Records
Black metal, pretty classic sounding, a bit of a cold guitar, lots of pulsing blast beats, a bit of melodic stuff, harsh vox.

Black Therapy
Echoes Of Dying Memories
Black Lion Records
15 March 2019
This is some doomy melodic death, it’s heavy, but has a bit of a dark depressive tone for most of it… some parts are a bit more proggy heavy too… pretty cool stuff.

VENOM PRISON
Samsara
Prosthetic Records
15 March 2019
Classic death metal, good, brutal, groovin’!

Andeis
Servants of the Cold Night
Release date: 15-03-2019
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Lunar Apparitions & Esfinge de la Calavera

Mustan Kuun Lapset
Valo
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 8th 2019
A dark melodic death… harsh vox, a bit on the black metal harshness… music has a dark doomy feel, but it’s not really too down tempo and has a good melodic thing going on .

FOUL BODY AUTOPSY
THE UNQUIET DEAD
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 06/03/19
3 song ep, of some technical/proggy metal with some harsh vox… so what, melodic death then? throw in some good ol melodic stuff too… me likey

INNER SHRINE
HEROES
Label: LANDS OF GLORY REC
Release date: 28-01-2019
A doomy symphonic sort of post metal… dark, a little blackened, kind of a feeling like, it’s dark and gloomy and rainy outside… and you just want the sun to come out, and it never does.

Swim to Drown
Fortress
Label: Self-released
So, this has that full on metalcore rappy/funky metal thing going on mixed in with some modern metalcore stuff… I can’t say I’ve really heard anyone really stir the pot of true nu-metal with some almost djenty metalcore…. kind of has a cool catchy vibe.

DEATH AGONY
Desiderata (a Devastating Revelation)
Self Released
1 March 2019
Classic death metal with monster grooves, cookie monster vox, some even cool techy drum and guitar work

ORO
DJUPETS KALL
LABEL: ENDLESS WINTER
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 1ST 2019
A dooomy death metal, a bit on the slow tempo side, longer songs, a little gloooomy

Public Grave
Cadaverous Ressurection
Label: RTM Productions
Release date: 07-01-2019
Catchy meaty heavy death metal. Great grooves, and headbanging goodness.

RewOut
Circus | Radio Date 18 Feb 2019
Zeta Factory
18 February 2019
Melodic hard rock… kind of almost alternative rock…

CALICO JACK
CALICO JACK
Underground Symphony
Release date: Monday, February 18th 2019
Pirate speed metal! Catchy metal folky spin on some thrashy/melodic death/classic metal.

Parallel Minds
Every Hour Wounds… The Last One Kills
Pitch Black Records
Release date: Friday, April 5th 2019
Airplay Date: Tuesday, March 5th 2019
At first it reminds me of Annihilator with some awesome fast riffs, and speed metal sound, then heading into a thrashy proggy technical almost melodic death too. Probably staying closer to a heavier power metal overall.

Heathen Beast
2 Singles (Fuck All Religions Equally / Bloody Sabarimala)
Independent
17 January 2019
some melodic death with a bit of a grindy crust metal happening

Othuum
The Astral Horror
Label: Self-released
Release date: 05-01-2019
This is doom metal. long songs, grungy guitars, chanty vox.

Eugenic Death
Under the Knife
Heaven and Hell Records
15 March 2019
An extreme classic thrashy death metal. Good grooves, heavy good stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 3/4/19

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Mar 022019
 

CEMICAN
GUERREROS DE CEMICAN
M-THEORY AUDIO
This is one of those singles, you’re like… let’s get some more. This has a folky death metal. Folky, mostly because there’s like a picolo or flute going on, over some brutal sepultura grooving death metal.

Týr
Hel
Metal Blade Records
8 March 2019
We had a single a few weeks ago, time for the full length! This is a melodic death/power metal with a tiny bit of a folk metal too

Dead Girls Corp
Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades
Monsterman/EMP
This is a grooving gothy modern metal.. probably fits in that Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson category.

Mycelia
It’s All Just Me
Eclipse Records
1 March 2019
Just a single, but it’s a bit djenty, brutal in parts, light and melodic with some electronic-ish (distorted) keyboard? it’s all metal, just on that extreme djent side.

Whitesnake
Slide It In Ultimate Special Edition
Rhino Entertainment
Adding At Radio On March 4th & 5th, 2019:
This album originally came out just before I started getting into heavier music… Rhino is re-releasing lots of old stuff, and it’s Slide It In’s turn now… sounds good, and it’s a good reason to tune it in again.

Karbholz
Herz Und Verstand
Metalville Records
German language melodic rock/hard rock… a bit commercial rock-ish.

Brick By Brick
Hive Mentality
Upstate Records
New York heavy hardcore solid low end grooves, nice to have some new ny hardcore!

I.N.C.
Terrible Things
M90 Records
Indestructible Noise Command is back! First album in five years, a good thrashy hardcore thing going on leaning more on the classic thrash

Earth Crawler
Transparent (Single)
Independent
melodic metalcore type stuff… headbanging catchy goodness.

Blacklist 9
Mentally Ill, Legally Sane
Eclipse Records
4 March 2019
A kind of classic groove metal, a little pantera, a little grungy doom too… pretty decent stuff and a little different than the usual metalcore that this labal has.

FORGED IN BLACK
Descent of the Serpent
Fighter Records
5 March 2019
Melodic proggy metal with a grooving heaviness. good stuff!

FOUL BODY AUTOPSY
THE UNQUIET DEAD
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 06/03/19
Death thrash metal, great catchy heavy grooves

Monovine
D.Y.E
Self-Released
7 March 2019
just a couple songs in and it sounds like some Nirvana ballads. meh.

Band: ARIA
Album: Curse Of The Seas
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 5th, 2019
Russian language power metal/classic metal, pretty run of the mill, dual guitar, decent stuff.

SKELETOON
They Never Say Die
Scarlet Records
8 March 2019
Here we have some epic over the top Dragonforce-style power metal

STONECAST
I EARTHER
LABEL: PITCH BLACK RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 8th 2019
This is a proggy power metal thing, maybe a bit like Blind Guardian, some gritty metal edge, but mostly cool melodic power metal.

MISERY INDEX
New Salem (Radio Promo)
Season of Mist
8 March 2019
Brutal death metal, catchy, grooving, fast and furious… a pissed off sound with

Bergraven
Det framlidna minnet
Nordvis Produktion
8 March 2019
This is black metal with a doomy melodic type thing happening, longer songs, a bit post-metal-ish

WOLFSBLOOD (swe)
Vomit & Lice
Troglodyte Records (Record Heaven)
8 March 2019
A gritty thrashy death metal… big grooves and riffage, a full heavy sound… good stuff

ATARAXIE
Résignés
XENOKORP, DEADLIGHT, WEIRD TRUTH
8 March 2019
Four almost 20 minute tracks of dark, brooding deathy post metal sludge

Meadows End
The Grand Antiquation
Black Lion Records
8 March 2019
This has an epic symphonic melodic death metal thing going on, pretty good harsh heavy vox, grooving heavy death metal parts with a full epic sound rounding it out. good stuff!

Berkowitz
World Gone To Shit
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on March 8th)
Really short songs of grindy gore with some raw production.

BEWITCHER
Too Fast for the Flames 7″ EP
Shadow Kingdom
8 March 2019
Kind of a thrash, with bit of a groove.

Iron Fire
Beyond The Void
Crime Records
8 March 2019
Melodic kind of power metal, classic metal, with a bit of a melodic death edge too

Ringarë
Under Pale Moon LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
8 March 2019
Melodic post-black metal, lots of ambient stuff, then some full on black metal stuff too. vox are echoey and shrieky.

FROZEN CROWN
Crowned In Frost
Scarlet Records
A good solid power speed metal… high singy vox, a nice techy fast guitar thing

Drastus
La Croix de Sang
NoEvDia
1 March 2019
Classic Black metal, a wall of sound, harsh, cold.

Degraey
Reveries
Self-Released
1 March 2019
Doomy, ambient, a bit on the post-metal side of pace… slow.

Black Palle
Black Palle
Label: Self-released
Release date: 17-01-2019
Kind of a standard metal, a bit of a groove, pinch of doom with some melodic catchiness.

Lyfordeath
Nullius In Verba
Label: Raising Legends Records
Release date: 01-12-2018
Technical, melodic blackened death, probably leaning a bit into the proggy death/black metal area… cool stuff.

Misshapen
Transcendence – Out Feb 8, 2019
Self-Release
8 February 2019
This one would fall into the melodic death metal category, a bit more of a groove, some catchy stuff with a bit of a modern metal touch.

The Grind Fever
Cave Transmission
Label: Self-released
Release date: 05-01-2019
Groovin’ doomy stoner metal, good stuff with maybe a bit of a Trouble thing going on.

New Stuff This Week… 2/25/19

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Feb 242019
 

Devil Master
Satan Spits on Children of Light
Relapse
Release date: Friday, March 1st 2019
A melodic, cold black metal, has a throwback raw sound, but it’s their debut album, a pulsing punky black metal.

Tragedy: Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond
Tragedy Goes To The Movies
Beautyrock
70’s / 80’s songs metal-ized! Might have more of a Scorpions meets modern classic metal vibe…. I’m a sucker for this stuff, so matt likes!

Malevolent Creation
The 13th Beast
M-Theory Audio
1 March 2019
One of the early purveyors of classic death metal, they keep chugging along… barked out harsh growly vox, freight train of bass/drums, great meedly gutiar work on top… good stuff!

ROTTING CHRIST
The Heretics
Season of Mist
15 February 2019
A little bit black metal, some melodic death, a bit doomy too. Big grooves, and a little dark/depressing too.

In Flames
I, The Mask
Eleven Seven Music
feb 26
Don’t have the full length yet, but the two singles I have “officially” and the other couple online releases show some promise, I mean, after their last album it’s tough to get worse… one of these new ones is very happy metal core type stuff… a very “everyone jump up and down” then do melodic chorus type thing. The other is a bit more post clayman sounding and shows promise again.

Mark Morton
Anesthetic
Spinefarm Records
Well, this guy… from Lamb of God decided to do a solo album, his signature guitar sound is present but with different singers, so far, one track with Chester from Linkin Park… has his vox, but with a heavier edge musically, also Alissa from Arch Enemy, Randy, Chuck Billy, Myles Kennedy and a bunch of who’s who performing other stuff aside from guitars… cool stuff.

Sisters of Suffocation
Humans Are Broken
Napalm Records
All female (except the drummer) blackened death metal… brutal, harsh, but with a deathy groove… great stuff.

Children Of Bodom
Hexed
Nuclear Blast USA
We all know what CoB is all about… melodic guitars with keyboards and a wall of sound… these two singles (so far) keep that flag flying. I always liked what this band does and like the new stuff here too. So heavy, yet catchy and melodic.

Kings Destroy
Fantsma Nera
Svart Records
A little doom, a little stoner, and just some good grooving hard rock. (only a single so far)

Band: Obskkvlt
Album: Blackarhats
Label: Nooirax Producciones
Release date: January 21st, 2019
Lack of vowels in the band name shouldn’t affect the outcome, right? Cuz this band has it going on… Brutal, fast and furious death metal with a black metal harshness

Band: EVIL CONSPIRACY
Album: Evil Comes
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 19th, 2019
A bit of a classic speed metal/ thrash thing decent stuff.

Band: KGB
Album: Smert’ju Vosstavshij
Label: Metal Race
Release date: February 23, 2019
A thrash band from russia sounding kind of like it was mastered through a phone line. it’s a shame, sounds kind of some techy proggy thrash going on.

Band: Germ Bomb
Album: Gist Sucked Out
Label: Metal Race
Release date: February 23, 2019
They call it “Apocalyptic Rock’n’Roll” it has a little horror metal thing with some stoner metal grooves

Lucifera (Colombia)
La Caceria De Brujas
Dunkelheit Produktionen
25 February 2019
an extreme thrashy thing with female vox… super harsh almost black metal speed and heaviness… but with a cool thrashy death groove

DunkelNacht
Empires of Mediocracy
Non Serviam Records
28 February 2019
Some classic death metal with a little melodic black metal thing going on too

Heretical Sect
Heretical Sect
Redefining Darkness Records | Caligari Records | Vendetta Records
1 March 2019
Deathy blackened doom… echoey growly vox, a little bit of a cold black metal sound while being dark and depressing.

FEED THEM DEATH
“No Solution / Dissolution”
Self Released
late 2018
Classic death metal, harsh and growly vox, blast beats groovin’ headbanging stuff too.

Tim Bowness
Flowers at the Scene
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 01, 2019
Some lighter prog rock.

The Naked and the Dead
The Naked and the Dead
AnnapurnA
1 March 2019
a punky gothy alt-rock

BASALT
O Corac?a?o Negro da Terra
Ritual Productions
1 March 2019
basic black metal, a bit cold, harsh, a bit of a doom tempo, some raw production

Band: Target
Album: Deep water Flames
Label: Australis Records
Release date: March 1st, 2019
Melodic death, proggy metal… some atmospheric parts, otherwise some good harsh melodic death going on with some pretty sick prog stuff going on too.

Red Cain
Kindred: Act I – Out March 1, 2019
Self-Release
1 March 2019
Prog metal with a little melodic death in parts, otherwise, they have a groove metal thing going on.

Death Is Death
Death Wears Suit
Label: Concorde Music Company
Actual release date: March 1st 2019
A basic groove metal, a little thrashy, a little bit of raw feel.

Climate fo Fear
The Onset of enternal Darkness
Label: Demons Run Amok
Release date: 01-03-2019
Thrashy melodic deathmetal… good stuff!

Band: Hiss From The Moat
Album: The Harrier
Label: M-Theory Audio
Release date: February 22, 2019
Sometimes an album/band just grabs you from the start, and you know it’ll all be good. this one is it. Right off the bat (after the little intro)… BAM, a blackened death/tech wall of catchy brutality… great stuff.

Band: Downcross
Album: Mysteries Of Left Path
Label: Saturn Sector Rex
Release date: February 21th, 2019
Decent classic grooving mid-tempo black metal..

MYRHOLT
Solens Soenn og Maanens Datter Kapittel I
Genre: Norwegian Black Metal
Self Released
Released on February 15th, 2019
This is just one song of acoustic guitar work… nothing really more than a loop of a few chords?

Ketzer
No Stories Left – single
Metal Blade Records
12 April 2019
single of some intense blackened melodic death… big grooves, melodic hooks… harsh vox… all cool stuff.

Fractal Universe
Oneiric Realistions – radio single
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
Another melodic death thing, this one leans more on the death metal side of things… more prog tech death too. great stuff

Band: Reject the Sickness
Album: The New Chapter
Self Released
Release date: February 22, 2019
just 3 tracks… but a cool melodic death almost metalcore (more like brutalcore)… but I guess staying more on the death metal side of things… cool stuff!

A New Revenge
Enemies and Lovers
Golden Robot
Yet another of Ripper Owens’ new projects, this one has Rudy Sarzo, Keri Kelli, James Kottak… a good solid classic metal… Ripper is not quite over the top and a bit more just a good hard rock singer here

New Stuff This Week… 2/18/19

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Feb 172019
 

Exumer
Hostile Defiance – radio single
Metal Blade Records
Here we got some good old classic thrashy metal… catchy, fast riffage… cool stuff.

Rosy Vista
Unbelievable
SPV
All female German metal band… this has a decent edge while being a classic metal type thing, great vox,

Dream Theater
Distance Over Time
Inside Out Music
So far a handful of singles have been released and as my “favorite band” they seem to be well, “dream theater” nothing new or ground breaking, nothing really bad or “astonishing” as it were. Good solid classic prog metal dream theater… melodic decent stuff.

Queensryche
The Verdect
Century Media Records
Like the Dream theater, just a couple singles so far… It amazes me how Todd can sound just like old Geoff. Musically this is a bit more of the classic proggy metal Ryche we all fell in love with. And yeah, so they only have two original members playing on this, it’s more “Queensryche” than the last bunch of albums have been!

Candlemass
The Door To Doom (EP)
Napalm Records
Pioneers of Doom are still churning out the instant classics… this is just a single “Astorolus The Great Octopus”

Last In Line
II
Frontiers Music SRL.
The former dio band is back and with a new bass player… good solid classic metal. the one single “landslide” that I have is a little on the power ballad side of things, so i’m looking forward to more.

Rezet
Deal With It!
Metalville Records
Classic metal with a bit of a crunchy thrashy thing going on… some cool grooves, decent stuff.

While She Sleeps
So What!
Spinefarm Records
I think I know where In Flames got their new sound from… well, actually this kind of band influenced In Flames and vise versa… it has a bit of that modern metal core, but also that catchy cool melodic death thing going on.

Rhapsody Of Fire
The Eighth Mountain
AFM Records
22 February 2019
One of the first bands to have the full on epic proggy power metal thing… and now with a new singer and drummer, this sounds pretty heavy and solid, not quite as hollywood epic, but still heavy solid epic power metal… great stuff.

Murmur
The Boundless Black
N/A (Self Release)
15 February 2019
Chilled out sort of doom/”Dark folk” mostly acoustic type stuff….

Telümehtår
The Well
Release date: 16-02-2019
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Hidden Marly Production
Kind of a standard black metal

Necrogosto
Necrogosto TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
18 February 2019
Lo-fi old school black metal.

Dr. Awkward & The Screws
Gettin’ out of Style
Self-Released
18 February 2019
A laid back stoner metal. Cool catchy blues grooves

ONIROPHAGUS
Endarkenment
Xtreem Music
19 February 2019
four 10+ minute tracks of slow, doomy blackened metal

SYRENCE
Freedom In Fire
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 8-02-2019
classic metal/hard rock with a bit of that AOR feeling

FERAL LIGHT
FEAR RIDES A SHADOW (VINYL EDITION)
LABEL: PULVERISED RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Right off the bad, it has a little bit of a heavier, more black metal Opeth vibe with a sort of melodic tone, but staying a bit more harsh

KING APATHY (former Thränenkind)
Wounds
Lifeforce
Feb 22
Doomy melodic blackened metal, as I review a lot of stuff at a time, I tend to skip through stuff pretty quick… this had a good tone, melodic darkness, but still interesting that I wasn’t in a hurry to get to the next review…

DEATH TRIBE
BEYOND PAIN AND PLEASURE: A DESERT EXPERIMENT
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 22nd FEBRUARY 2019
Here we got some good heavy brutal death metal, harsh vox, a tiny blackened feel, but full grooving death metal. great stuff.

Aenimus
Dreamcatcher
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 22 Feb. 2019

Oculum Dei
Dreams of Desire and Torment – Out Feb 22, 2019
Self-Release
22 February 2019
A sort of grooving blackened death/melodic death. harsh vox, a little bit of a doom thing too.

Down To The Bunker
Misery
Tenacity Music
22 February 2019
here we have some catchy grooving modern-ish metal. Sounds like something that you might hear on a more solid rock normal rotation, but with a bit more edge… cool stuff.

Demon Head
Hellfire Ocean Void
Svart Records
22 February 2019
this is a classic alternative gothy doom-ish thing. Almost like a poppier Danzig type thing.

Cold Colours
Northernmost
Self-Release
22 February 2019
A lighter blackened death/doom thing… good grooves, dark and brooding.

Cil City
Jump off the Cliff
Label: GIFD Records / Preiser Records
Hard rock with female vox, cool driving metal-ish edge to it… catchy too.

Booze Control
Forgotten Lands
Gates of Hell Records
22 February 2019
Here we got a mostly classic metal with a little bit of a NWOBHM vibe…maybe leaning a bit into something a bit heavier/proggy too with a tiny doom feel.

Gatekeeper
Grey Maiden
Cruz Del Sur Music
22 February 2019
This one falls into the classic metal realm, melodic, a bit of a doomy vibe too.

Mortanius
Till Death Do Us Part – Out Feb 22, 2019
Rockshots Records
22 February 2019
Kind of a classic metal meets some prog metal clean vox, good melodies and hooks.

Traveler
Traveler
Gates of Hell Records
22 February 2019
This has a bit of a power metal/classic metal thing going on… with a little bit of a heavier edge.

POUNDER
Uncivilized (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
22 February 2019
A classic metal with a thrashy NWOBHM vibe

ABYSSIC
High The Memory
Osmose Productions
22 February 2019
Long songs… doomy death metal. Piano, some epic stuff… normally stuff like this might be a bit too Post-metal, this one is still interesting… decent stuff.

Wretched Fate
Fleshletting
Redefining Darkness Records
22 February 2019
Grooving classic death metal… great stuff.

HORNDAL
Remains
Prosthetic Records
22 February 2019
A little bit of a stoner metal meets melodic death!? right? sounds good.

PRION
ABERRANT CALAMITY
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd 2019
Brutal classic grooving death metal, cookie monster vox, evil dark licks, drumming like a freakin’ freight train!

ExitWounds
Visions
SharpTone Records
22 February 2019
this one falls into the modern metalcore category… you know that decent melodic heavier metalcore stuff, harsh vox, then getting to a happier sound with a clean vox nearly emo-ish chorus.

OPPROBRIUM
The Fallen Entities
High Roller Records
22 February 2019
This was the band that was originally the “original” band called Incubus… yeah that one from the 80’s/90’s, not the “popular” Incubus… well, later on they changed their name and this is their new album… just full on classic good heavy catchy death metal. Good stuff.

Wolf Counsel
Destination Void
Label: Endless Winter
Release date: 22-02-2019
Doomy metal, clean vox, with maybe a little bit of a Lemmy feel.

Band: Soulburner
Album: Blessed by Fire
Label: Australis Records
Release date: January 2nd, 2019
They say it’s Melodic Death… a little melodic… but mostly just good ol brutal grooving death metal (from Chile) great stuff.

Band: Rebirth in Flames
Album: Lucifer’s Cosmogony
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Kind of a deathy black metal. A good mix of regular death metal and a bit of that cold evil black metal over the top of it.

Need2Destroy
Show
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 25-01-2019
Spanish language with a bit of a latin metal funky vibe, a little techy prog metal experimental Mr Bungle/SOAD type thing happening too.

Swarm of Hatred
Shrine of Negativity
Released by Australis records
Release date – December 1st, 2018
A blackened death metal, great band name, brutal, yet a bit melodic (that black metal type of melodic) with some harsh vox. Production is a bit raw, but still decent.

Band: PUTRID COFFIN
Album: Under the Cemetery
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Classic death metal, cookie monster vox, a tiny thrashy thing going on too.

Band: PERPETUAL AMONG US
Album: Thy Will Be Done
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Seems like all of these Australis Records bands here are from Chile… all decent stuff too.. This one more of a black metal, more brutal with a bit of a melodic death thing going on too.

Band: Endimion
Album: Latmus
Label: Australis Records
Release date: February 5th, 2019
Doom and death metal in this release are like chocolate and peanut butter…they just go well together, a bit of a down tempo doom chanty vox going along with some harsh growly vox and faster stuff too. A little too doom/slow for me in parts, but then a catchy riff comes in and brings up the tempo and heaviness…

ARTWORK FOR THE BLIND
A DYING BREED AND THE LIVING PROOF
Self Released (Apollo Promotion)
This is some grooving old school death metal, some doomy grooves musically, but with harsh vox (cookie monster and screams)

AD PATRES
A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments
XENOKORP
8 February 2019
QUality grooving classic death metal with some technical death stuff going on too.

Trigon
The Goddess (single) (2019)
Self-Release
One band that comes to mind to compare this too on just about all facets… musically and vocally… Volbeat.

Band: Carved
Album: Thanatos
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 15th, 2019
Here we got some symphonic prog/power metal…even into the melodic death realm.. lots of cool stuff going on, clean vox, harsh vox, catchy tech stuff too.

M.I.GOD.
Specters On Parade
Label: Fastball Music
Release date: 15-02-2019
Funny, this genre is listed as “Sophisticated Metal” and yeah, I guess it could be that… or, prog metal/melodic prog metal… hitting both sides of that pretty good and overall, a pretty good prog metal album!

Vulcanodon Phazer
Cretaceous Skull
Label: Bud Metal Records
Release date: 22-02-2019
Kind of a stoner and a little doom, a bit post metal with some kind of raw production

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Feb 092019
 

WINDSWEPT
The Onlooker
Season of Mist Underground Activists
8 February 2019
A sort of old school black metal, cold, harsh, depressing, fast playing but yet that depressing dark feel.

Suzi Quatro
”No Soul/No Control”
SPV
just some standard female fronted rock/hard rock… can’t say it’s in the metal realm… maybe a bit of a blues hard rock vibe.

Periphery
”Blood Eagle”
3DOT Recordings
Just a single, but this is some cool crazy tech death metalcore type stuff… I can’t say it’s too much different of what I know this band for… and that’s good!

John Diva and The Rockets of Love
Mama Said Rock is Dead
SPV
This has that early 90’s hard rock/aor thing going on… pretty good if you were around for that kind of stuff (like me)… nowadays, not sure if the kids will be going for this stuff… hehe

Avantasia
Moonglow
Nuclear Blast USA
This first single, “The Raven Child” track 4 features Hansi Kursch and Jorn Lande… can it get better for power metal vocalists? This 11 minute epic has these two guests and Tobias Sammet on lead vox (he’s the leader of this supergroup project thing) Great symphonic power metal stuff.

Visions Of Atlantis
The Deep And The Dark (Live)
Napalm Records
Another epic power metal band… this one is a live album of their latest tour… Good solid euro female/metal vox power metal… and a great live production.

Delain
Hunters Moon (Live)
Napalm Records
More epic symphonic power metal! This is an EP with just this single so far (“Masters of Destiny”) full epic symphonic sound, great female vox… EP seems to be a mix of new and live tracks.

The Infection
Time To Heal
Independent
This one sounds like some classic metal with a little bit of a power metal vocal style… musically it’s a good solid general just “metal” sound

Overkill
Wings Of War
Nuclear Blast USA
Just a single so far, but damn, these guys can just really do no wrong, fast catchy grooving thrash with Blitz’ unmistakeable vocals. Bring on the Overkill!

Walls Of Blood
Imperium
Metalville Records
Good crunchy metal from Glen Drover’s new project featuring different vocaists… Ripper Owens, Todd LaTorre (really shines here!), Chuck Billy and more… classic metal with more of a heavier groove. Great stuff!

Critical Defiance
Misconception
Unspeakable Axe Records
Feb 9
Thrashy melodic metal from Chile! Catchy riffs, cool edge, lots of stuff going on too, they got a bit of a technicality that makes them stand out a bit.

Hellnite
Midnight Terrors – Out February 12, 2019
Sliptrick Records
12 February 2019
A classic metal, thrashy thing with some proggy technical stuff too, cool stuff!!

Witchgöat
Egregors of the Black Faith
Morbid Skull Records / Hell Productions
13 February 2019
Some classic super speed thrash with a bit of a black metal feel… cool stuff!

Diabolical
Eclipse
Indie Recordings
15 February 2019
Starts off with some good brutal blackned death like a Behemoth and branches into some pretty cool melodic death stuff too. great stuff.

CHAINBREAKER
Lethal Desire (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
15 February 2019
Raw heavy thrashy hardcore grooves.

In The Fire
Volatile Beings
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 15th)
Mix a little classic metal with some extreme thrash and maybe a pinch of melodic death/black metal.. you have a great full mix of great metal.

Crystal Lake
Helix
SharpTone Records
15 February 2019
Here’s a technical metal death core type thing. Good n heavy, brutal with a bit of an almost proggy tech death thing going on… from Tokyo Japan!

Backstabber
Conspiracy Theorist – Out Feb 15, 2019
Self-Release
15 February 2019
Brutal death metal, great full grooves and head banging catchiness too.

Cénotaphe
Empyrée 12″ MLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2019
A heavy black metal, mostly a classic black metal sound, a bit of a melodic groove, but the vox stay pretty shrieky creepy… cooooold guitars… decent stuff.

Departure Chandelier
Antichrist Rise to Power LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2019
Classic black metal, melodic, distorted cold, more of a laid back keyboard thing… not just full on blast beat quickness… A little raw on the production side.

Nomenclature Diablerie
888 12″ MLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 February 2019
2 song EP, mostly blackened death, mostly doomy pace, and a couple of fast and speedy spots track 2

Ross (Pocc)
Sing, Guslar!
Ordo MCM
15 February 2019
old 1990’s demo stuff of very raw, basic punky doomy russian rock.

Fallen Legion
Downfall (EP) – Release Date: May 18, 2018
Self-Release
18 May 2018
A thrashy kind of groove metal, a little bit of a Lamb of God, some more laid back grooves, and techy metalcore stuff too.

CardiaC
Mañana No Será Otro Día Igual
Tenacity Music
7 December 2018
Thrashy spanish language groove metal. Harsh growly vox, but big meaty grooves.

Colossus Fall
Earthbeat
Tenacity Music
25 January 2019
Catchy heavy thrashy grooving death metal.

Band: 6th COUNTED MURDER
Album: Individual
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 8th, 2019
A little bit death, some thrash, melodic death, lots of cool stuff going on.

Split/Cross
Rise of Discontent
Self-released
31 January 2019
Noisy black metal/post metal type stuff.

Almøst Human
XS2XTC
Label: Fastball Music / Normosis Records
Release date: 01-02-2019
Kind of a hard rock modern metalcore type thing.

Band: Of Spire & Throne
Album: Penance
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: December 8th, 2018
Sludgey deathy doom metal

Destroyers Of All
The Vile Manifesto
Label: Mosher Records
Release date: 02-02-2019
Proggy death/thrash metal, fast, catchy, technical and brutal too!… great stuff

Crypteria
Self-Titled – Released October 12, 2018
Self-Release
12 October 2018
Brutal grooving death metal. Quick short tracks with punishing riffs and drumming… really makes you want to bust some shit up in the pit.

Band: VEIL OF CONSPIRACY
Album: Me, Us and Them
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 8th, 2019
This is got some proggy stuff, black metal, a bit of a dark doomy feel.

Living The Fire
The New One
Label: Self-released
This German band has a little bit of a groovy thrash/classic metal with some cool classic screamy over the top vox.

CRIPPLE BASTARDS
La Fine Cresce Da Dentro
Relapse Records
Brutal death metal with a little bit of a grind and yeah, even slowing down for a little melody too… but not too much, songs are short and fast!

Ysbryd (Germany)
Kraft
Purity Through Fire
11 February 2019
Classic old school cold, harsh, raw, lo-fi-ish black metal.

Artist: Mastord
Album: Trail Of Consequence
Genre: Progressive Metal
Album release date: February 14th 2019
A classic prog metal sound… vox are a little like Jorn, with a little rasp, with some of that typical keyboard/guitar/drum work that you hear in cool prog metal

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Feb 022019
 

Tragedy : All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond
”Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In”
Beautyrock Records
A all metal BeeGees tribute and beyond! This is the first single of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in. I am a sucker for this type of stuff, so I love it!

Allegaeon
Stellar Tidal Disruption – radio single
Metal Blade Records
19 April 2019
one of my most anticipated releases of the year! Their last album was a masterpiece… I’m sure this one will be too, they have been consistently great with the brutal technical death metal thing… this single fits the bill too!

Downfall Of Gaia
Ethic Of Radical Finitude
Metal Blade Records
5 February 2019
this has that cold black metal feel, while having a doomy melodic kind of post metal-ish thing (but not like so much that I hate it like most post-metal!) pretty good stuff, might have to dig deeper.

Skid Row
30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Rhino Entertainment
This album came out just before I was getting into the heavier music, I knew the hits, but never really gave the album a good full listen. Good excuse to now, and really appreciate how good of a front man Baz can be… firing on all cylinders here and now in remastered goodness.

Spirits Of Fire
Spirits Of Fire
Frontiers SRL.
Solid classic / power metal with a strong Judas Priest vibe. A supergroup of Chris Caffrey, Ripper Owens, Mark Zonder, Steve DiGiorgio, great stuff!

El Dios Malo
Necessary Evils
Double Trouble Productions
Here we have some classic metal with a bit of a groove metal edge. Clean vox, dirty groovin’ guitars with some great catchy grooves

Beast In Black
From Hell With Love
Nuclear Blast USA
This is a power metal band with a wall of sound and maybe more of a commercial metal take on things

Band: Uuntar
Album: Voorvaderverering
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Kind of a dark gloomy black metal, a little folk feel, they say “pagan” and yeah… that too.

Band: Asgrauw
Album: Gronspech
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
This is a solid classic black metal, good production, brutal grindy yet a little bit catchy and cold sound.

Band: Meslamtaea
Album: Niets en niemendal
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Classic black metal, a little doomy, but with some cool melodic breaks, vox are more of a shouty scream and not as shrill as normal black metal.

Band: Blackdeath
Album: Phantasmhassgorie
Label: Heidens Hart Records
Release date: February 4th, 2019
Black metal at its base, but it’s got a melodic catchy groove while staying dark and heavy.

LORD DIVINE
Facing Chaos
Fighter Records
5 February 2019
Has a bit of a Symphony X feel to it, cool proggy power metal, big voice, keyboards, great guitar work, heavy edge… vox are a bit like Ripper Owens

The Scars In Pneuma
The Path Of Seven Sorrows
Promethean Fire / Kolony Records
Release date: Friday, February 8th 2019
Doomy black/death metal.

Malamorte
Hell For All – Out Jan 25 (EU), Feb 8 (NA)
Rockshots Records
25 January 2019
Classic metal with a bit of heavier feel, poking into thrash.

Seer (Vancouver)
Vol. 6
Artofact
8 February 2019
Dark doomy doom. A little bit of a groove, vox are sung, then a little black metal stuff going on too.

Blue Hummingbird On The Left
Atl Tlachinolli LP/CD/TAPE
Iron Bonehead / Nuclear War Now! / Crepúsculo Negro
8 February 2019
This one has a bit of a doomy melodic black metal thing going on and getting into some full black metal.

Laceration
Remnants
Unspeakable Axe Records
8 February 2019
A fast, catchy heavy modern thrash with that of course throwback thrash too. Great stuff!

Toby Knapp
Blizzard Archer
Moribund Rockers!
8 February 2019
This is an instrumental thrashy/prog metal thing, lots of guitar work, but a good meaty heavy sound too.

S.R.L.
Hic Sunt Leones
Rockshots Records
8 February 2019
Fast heavy death metal… a little bit of a black metal going on… great stuff !

Ribozyme
Argute
Indie Recordings
8 February 2019
Mostly a proggy hard rock thing, a little crunchy stuff going on, otherwise, some of that porcupine tree style prog

Herman Frank
Fight The Fear
AFM Records
8 February 2019
Former Accept axeman is back with his 4th solo album of solid classic metal.

NEGATIVE WALL
Gammagelu
Label: Black Doomba Records
Release date: 08-02-2019
Doomy metal with some longer songs, a little slow. That’s doom, right?

Night Hag
Insemination Rites Of The Succubus
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 8th)
Brutal, sludgy and dark, maybe a little gore too.

Frenzy
Blind Justice
Underground Power Records
4 February 2019
CLassic metal and regular power metal type stuff. good stuff, but nothing too groundbreaking… Good edge, catchy riffs.

Artist: UNDERTAKER OF THE DAMNED
Album: Satanas Potestas Est
Release date: September 2018
Label: Australis Records
Kind of a black/death metal, has that cold black metal feel while having a death metal brutality, and a bit grindy

Band: GRUNTODE
Album: Bosque
Label: Australis Records
Release date: October, 2018
I’ll just use the genre description here… Genre: Dark neofolk/Acoustic Doom and yup, dark, doomy, and not really too “metal” per se, but a bit doomy and dark.

Band(s): Lapsus Dei / Officium Triste
Album: Broken Memories
Label: Australis Records
Release date: August 11th, 2018
Both of these have a bit of a doom thing with maybe a little prog type technicality to it.

Prismeria
Lost Individual Thoughts
Self Released
Released October 31st, 2018
Trashy death core, good catchy stuff with a brutal edge.

Band: Onydia
Album: Reflections
Label: Revalve records
Release date: February 1st, 2019
Classic prog metal type stuff. Musically a Symphony X/Dream Theater sound… on the heavier side of those, clean female vox, all working together with some more melodic lighter passages with some good layered female vox.

Band: Presumption
Album: Presumption
Label: Sleeping Church records
Release date: September 24th, 2018
Sludgey doom metal.

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Jan 272019
 

ALTARAGE
The Approaching Roar
Season of Mist
25 January 2019
Dark, fast heavy sludgey abrasive, raw, brutal death metal. Almost a little too extreme!

INSANITY ALERT
666-Pack
Season of Mist
25 January 2019
Fast catchy quick song thrash

Bring Me The Horizon
amo
Columbia
This is more of an altnerative hard rock commercial rock thing There’s one song with Dani Filth… its a little heavier, but still probably not mosh pit material.

BRAVO DELTA
UNBREAKABLE
BRAVO DELTA MUSIC
Modern hard rock… clean vox, a decent accessible solid rock type thing.

Die Klute
Planet Fear
Cleopatra Records
Kind of a techno- industrial thing going on. Pretty cool, but probably more for the show before the Mosh Pit!

Within Temptation
Resist
Spinefarm Records
always pretty solid on the female fronted gothy symphonic epic metal type thing. why change? Good stuff.

Attacker
Armor Of The Gods (EP)
Metal On Metal Records
Classic metal leaning on the heavier side, so juuuust almost a bit thrashy.

Aftermath
There Is Something Wrong
Zoid Entertainment
Old school Chicago thrash veterans with a new offering. Fast, technical, almost progressive thrash. Catchy good stuff.

Dethonator
Race Against The Sun Part One
Pavement Entertainment
Melodic classic metal, a pinch of thrash, a bit of a power metal vibe too.

Band: NEX
Album: The World Collapses
Country: Poland
Self Released
Release date: January 31th, 2019
Something about bands from Poland… angry!! This is some heavy death metal, maybe a little like some vader/behemoth to just make that poland comparison… great stuff.

Toxik Attack
Assassinos em Série
Helldprod Records
31 January 2019
Foreign language (portuguese? – they’re from Portugal) classic thrash with some unique vox throwing out some high pitch screams

HAZPIQ
CEPHEID
Release date: 28-01-2019
Label: MELANCHOLIA RECORDS
Kind of an ambient proggy, goth-ish thing. female vox, a little heavy in parts, mostly lowkey.

Mörglbl
The Story Of Scott Rötti
Free Electric Sound
Release date: Friday, February 1st 2019
Proggy, jazz/fusion and metal all in one… really cool instrumental stuff.

Thetan
Abysmal
Anti Corporate Music
1 February 2019
kind of a classic black metal with maybe a tiny bit of raw punk feel.

Unendlich
Thanatophobia
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on February 1st)
Kind of some classic black metal, then it breaks into some clean vox and more melodic stuff, the heavier stuff has some great grooves and just a good meaty heavy, yet cold and evil feel. Great stuff.

SE LUSIFERIN KANNEL
Valtakunta
Signal Rex
1 February 2019
Four 16+ minute tracks of post-black metal noise

Graves (Portugal)
Liturgia da Blasfemia LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
1 February 2019
Classic old school black metal.

ÖRMAGNA
Örmagna
Signal Rex
1 February 2019
BLack metal from Iceland. a bit on the melodic side with that classic cold black metal sound.

Blot & Bod
Ligæder LP
Iron Bonehead
1 February 2019
A little Doomy, some sludgey noise, and black metal.

Zohamah
Spreading My Ashes
Redefining Darkness Records
1 February 2019
A bit meaty doomy blackened death thing here, it fat riffs, with a black metal harshness and death metal groove.

Genuflexión
Apoteosis Fallida
Handful of Hate
22 December 2018
A kind of classic black metal, but a little more melodic and slowed down. A cool melodic groove too.

Robot Lords of Tokyo
Rise Robot Rise
RLOT
Dec 14
Great new album, with a clutch meets COC thing going on, solid stoner metal grooves, catchy and accessible songs without sounding all commercial. Great stuff!!

All Else Fails
The False Sanctuary – Out Dec 13th, 2018
Suicidal Bride Records
13 December 2018
Modern metalcore type stuff, heavier parts, melodic softer parts… decent enough.

Misanthropic Might
Feindt
Release date: 06-11-2018
Label: HFC Records
Harsh yet grooving classic black metal

Band: Dimlight
Album: “Kingdom of Horrors” @ triple concept album
Country: Greece
Release date: October 27th, 2018
The genre specified for this was long, oddly specific and spot on…. I don’t need to add more: “Genre: Symphonic Death Metal interwoven with dark symphonic elements, aggressive guitars and sharp female vocals coupled with guttural, brutal male growls.” Cool stuff though!

Release: Fearrage
Songs From The Sorrow
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: December 28th 2019
Classic melodic death, a little thrashy, heavy, grooves, harsh and clean vox lots of cool guitar work.

Bad As
Midnight Curse
Rockshots Records
7 December 2018
A commercial sounding hard rock metal thing.

Grant The Sun
Simmar Ur Bild
Mas-Kina Recordings
30 November 2018
Melodic death/doomy prog instrumental metal

Jason Rodriguez
Heartstrings
Self-Release
6 November 2018
Prog metal technical instrumetal metal… cool stuff, a little djent/metalcore, melodic death and just regular prog metal. Cool stuff.

Norilsk
Weepers of The Land
Hypnotic Dirge
12 October 2018
Kind of a doomy blackened death metal… mostly a down temp groove with harsh vox

Graveyard Shifters
Welcome to Sherwood
Self-Release
23 January 2019
Kind of a classic rock/ punk-ish thing. “Punk n Roll” as they call it.

Colossus Fall
Earthbeat
Tenacity Music
25 January 2019
A bit of a metalcore/brutal core, or, perhaps melodic death, catchy, grooves, decent stuff.

Ahl Sina
Troops of Pain
Label: Self-released
Release date: 15-01-2019
They are described as “Oriental Extreme Metal” There’s some melodic doomy sounds, some folky, almost middle eastern type sounds too.

FETAL BLEEDING
THE QUEST OF IMMORTALITY
LABEL: BRUTE! PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2018
A band name like this, what do you expect? Yup, something very brutal, kind of gore/grind too.

Dezaztre Natural
Asfixia
Australis records
December 2018
Thrashy metal from Chile, a classic thrash with a bit of a hardcore crossover.

Artist: DESIRE OF PAIN
Album: Immensity
Label: Australis Records
Release date: July 15th, 2018
Extreme melodic death with lots of prog stuff going on, when it’s not like heavy and melodic death-like, it gets really mellow and porcupine tree-ish.

Nailed To Obscurity
Black Frost
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 11 January 2019
Basically melodic death, there’s a bit of a doomy dark tone going on too.

The Blank Standard
The Blank Standard
Self-Release
2 November 2018
A death metal with some melodic technicality going on. Vox are defintely brutal cookie monster style, but musically, it’s more of a melodic death with some proggy stuff going on too.

Band: Downcast Twilight
Album: Wrath of the Anunnaki
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: December 25th, 2018
Melodic death, harsh vox, a bit of a symphonic keyboard thing to fill it out, vox stay harsh, good heavy catchy groove

Band: Numenor
Album: Chronicles From the Realms Beyond
Label: Stygian Crypt productions
Release date: December 25th, 2018
they say it’s epic power metal, , kind of proggy power metal in some tracks, others have a almost blackened melodic death feel too, great stuff

New Stuff This Week… 1/21/19

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Jan 212019
 

King Diamond
Songs for the Dead Live
Metal Blade Records
25 January 2019
This is a live recording of two shows, one in Philly and one at Belgium’s Grasspop from 2015 and 2016 resepectively… so the recordings are a long awaited… and at the age of the King… he’s ageless! Voice is top notch and the music is also, and was ahead of its time… so still relevant and a nice clean recording. Gives a great reason to revist these songs again!

LORDS OF THE TRIDENT
Pull The Plug
Local
Selection of tracks across their discography done all unplugged, primarily for Patreon folks, but then released for all. Great new take on some classics, the new ones and a couple covers they do pretty much spot on (More than Words and Dust in the Wind)

A Pale Horse Named Death
When The World Becomes Undone
Long Branch Records
Next best thing to Type O Negative, a couple of former drummers, and a doomy melodic gothy type sound.

Imonolith
”Hollow”
Self Released
a new group of some former Devin Townsend band and Byron Stroud and others… It had a heavy edge some good wall of sound, but it’s got that accessible clean vox part, catchy… i’d like to hear s’more!

Magnum
Live at Symphony Hall
SPV
Classic metal, melodic metal, power metal type stuff, all live.. great performance and recording too

Raven
Screaming, Murder, Death From Above: Live in Aalborg
SPV
Classic NWOBHM stuff, but all new and live! They just came through here and I missed it, but yeah i heard it was waaaay great… this sort of makes up for it and makes me wish I found a way to go!

Kane Roberts
The New Normal
Frontiers SRL.
Solo album from longtime Alice Cooper axeman. One of the singles here features Alissa from Arch Enemy on vox, good catchy hard rock then getting good and metal when Alissa brings out the growls. Great song, the other has a little bit of a bluesy rock classic rock feel.

Incite
Built To Destroy
Minus Head Records
Famous for being the band of Max Cavalera’s step kid, this band has its own thing, a good catchy grooving extreme-ish metal. Harsh vox, guitars on “Built to Destroy” actually have a little bit of a Jeff Loomis tone to me

Dark Sky Choir
End Of Days
Independent
Classic metal, a tiny thrashy, a bit of a melodic edge too. Cool stuff.

Evergrey
The Atlantic
AFM Records
25 January 2019
over all the years this band has been making heavy power metal, I think they’ve always stayed pretty solid, with a heavier edge, catchy songs and good structure

Horrisonous
A Culinary Cacophony
Memento Mori
21 January 2019
Brutal blackened death metal, monster grooves, totally dark but with a good headbanging catchiness. did I mention brutal?

NOCTAMBULIST (us)
Atmospheres Of Desolation
Blood Harvest
21 January 2019
Brutal blackened death metal, super fast and furious, great stuff.

Ravenous Death
Chapters of an Evil Transition
Memento Mori
21 January 2019
Reading down the reviews here, this will be the third one with some blackended death metal here too… and it’s also fast and furious, brutal a bit more on the death metal side, shorter tracks and some big grooves.

ANABASIS
OF CONVICTION
ANABASIS MUSIC
Here we got some prog metal meets melodic death, like two of my favorite genres!? yup Clean vox, harsh vox, fast playing, keyboards, distorted guitars, meedly stuff, time changes, this has it all. Great stuff!

INFERNARIUM (fin)
Kadotuksen Harmonia
Helter Skelter
21 January 2019
this is some good grooving blackened death metal. seems like a trend this week. Good stuff though.

Vile Apparition
Depravity Ordained
Memento Mori
21 January 2019
Classic brutal grooving death metal. Reminds me a bit of an old Cannibal Corpse

MORTAL SCEPTER
Where Light Suffocates
Xtreem Music
22 January 2019
whoa, it’s not blackened death metal! It’s blackended thrash! Harsh, fast and heavy, great fast riffage, harsh vox but not too growly. production is a little raw, but goood stuff

Band: DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY
Album: The Lord Ov Shadows
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: January 22nd, 2019
Symphonic black metal from South Korea, it has a little bit of a Cradle of Filth feel, with well, being that somewhat narrow genre. Some good melodic slower passages, heavier stuff is full, heavy and still dark and evil sounding. Good stuff.

Helevorn
Aamamata
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music
23 January 2019
Doomy death metal.

10:13
Result of an Iron Age
Self-Release
24 January 2019
Atmospheric blackened doomy post metal

Suffering Souls
In Synergy Obscene
Release date: 25-01-2019
Label: Schwarzdorn Production
This is symphonic black metal, a bit more on the heavier side, more like an older Dimmu Borgir and staying more in black metal with a bit of the symphonic keyboardy type stuff making it a fuller sound

Godsleep
Coming of Age
The Lab Records/Three Chords Records
25 January 2019
Grooving stoner metal. what stoner metal doesn’t groove though? I suck at reviews. Good clean vox,

AERA
The Craving Within
De Tenebrarum Principio
25 January 2019
Melodic death with a blackened death metal leaning

Release: Inferitvm
The Grimoires
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: January 25th 2019
It must be black metal week this week! This one has a the classic cold old school black metal sound.

Vesication
A Decade Of Damage
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
(set for release on January 25th)
with songs like “shit pipe sundae” and “piss shitting dick nipples” you know you’re in for a fun time. Brutal death metal!

Bands: FETOR / CREPITATION
Album: Onset Of Horrendosity
Label: Deformeathing Production
Release date: January 25th, 2019
Fetor is some slamming brutal death metal, and Crepitation is waving the grindy brutal flag

Ulvdalir
…of Death Eternal LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
25 January 2019
Mostly a black metal pushing towards some blackened death… some good catchy grooves, not all cold guitars and blast beats, some headbanging goodness

Various artists
Trapped Under Ice Vol. 1: The New Face of Canadian Heavy Metal
Temple of Mystery
25 January 2019
A cool compilation of Candadian bands of all genres… mostly classic metal and thrash

Malamorte
Hell For All – Out Jan 25 (EU), Feb 8 (NA)
Rockshots Records
25 January 2019
Classic metal, with maybe a little bit of a thrashy edge.

Bekmork
Incantations of the Frigid North
Label: Horns High Records
Release date: 25-01-2018
With an album name like this? What else could it be besides old school lo-fi-ish black metal?

Hecate Enthroned
Embrace of the Godless Aeon
M-Theory Audio
25 January 2019
this band has been around a while, a good melodic blackend death metal thing, keyboards give it a little symphonic feel, great stuff.

The Sabbathian
Latum Alterum
Svart Records
25 January 2019
Gothy blackened doom with some operratic female vox.

ARS MAGNA UMBRAE
Lunar Ascension
I, Voidhanger Records
25 January 2019
Classic black metal but with some more melodic grooves

Perverticon
Wounds of Divinity LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
25 January 2019
A heavier blackened death metal thing more on the black metal side… fast but not all super harsh, you got a few death metal fast headbanging grooves

GORGON (France)
The Veil of Darkness
Osmose Productions
25 January 2019
Thrashy black metal or maybe melodic death… pretty harsh vox, music is thrashy grooving death metal Great stuff!

NEURONAUT
State Of Not Enough
Duplicate
Jan 25
a littl bit of a gothy doom thing happening.

GAST
MORKRET KALLAR
Black Market Metal
Jan 25
A sort of blackend death with a little bit of grindy crust… good harsh but full sound.

Band: Gravered
Album: Non
Country: Chile
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Some raw death metal, gets little doomy in parts, but it’s just full on death metal.

Band: Humanity Delete
Album: Werewolves In The Iron Sky
Country: Sweden
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Now here we got some good grooving death metal pushing a little bit into some grind. Great stuff

Band: Black Goat
Album: Magia Posthuma
Country: Russia
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Some kind doomy stuff, but then experimetal-folk ish on intros, leading into some raw old school black metal

Niezgal
Stogn z Nieby?cia
Handful of Hate
30 December 2018
Raw old school black metal.

MARTY FRIEDMAN
One Bad M.F. Live!!
Prosthetic Records
19 October 2018
Great meedly meedly instrumental stuff from a recent tour. Sounds great.

OSMED
TERRITORY OF WARFARE
LABEL: BRUTE! PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2018
Brutal classic death metal. COOOOKIE MONSTER!! Short quick tracks, staccato snares, cool brutal stuff!

Serpent Lord
Towards The Damned
Release date: 14-09-2018
Label: Alcyone Music Records
Heavier classic metal, with a bit of a power metal proggy metal feel.

WORT Mosh Pit Playlist 1/14/19

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Jan 152019
 

Playlist Date / On Air / Off Air / Show Name / Category / DJ Name
2019-01-14 / 23:00:00 / 02:00:00 / Mosh Pit / Music / The Pit Boss (Matt)
Artist / Song / Disk / Label

Soilwork / Bleeder Despoiler / Verkligheten / Nuclear Blast Records
Flotsam and Jetsam / Prisoner Of Time / The End Of Chaos / AFM
Sarah Longfield / Cataclysm / Disparity / Season of Mist
The Fine Constant / Foregone And Forgotten / Woven in Light / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Lilith / The Ascension / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Pockets Lined With Flowers / The Ascension / Self Released
Jinjer / Ape / Micro (Ep) / Napalm Records
Growing / Inner Space / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Growing / Game Of Games / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Bleed For This (Radio Edit) / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Farewell Fairweather / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Conniption / At the End of It All / Relentless Tides / ?
The Last Ten Seconds of Life / Sweet Chin Music (Feat. Jamie Hanks) / Machina Non Grata / Self-Released
Venom / Notorious / Storm The Gates / Spinefarm
Blade Killer / High Risk / High Risk / M-Theory Audio
Starbreaker / Pure Evil / Dysphoria (Singles) / Frontiers
Legion of the Damned / Nocturnal Commando / Slaves Of The Shadow Realm / Napalm
Festerday / Edible Excrement / Iihtallan / Season of Mist
Deceased / The Shivers / Ghostly White / Hells Headbangers
Wristmeetrazor / Insecurity Checkpoint / Misery Never Forgets / Prosthetic Records
Fleshreaper / Lunatics Eye / Blue Skies Laced with Pesticide / Horror Pain Gore Death
BillyBio / No Apologies No Regrets / Feed the Fire / AFM
Squidhammer Metal / Take It Back / Power Removal Service / Self Released
Demon Hunter / On My Side- Mp3 / War / ?
Tyr / Fire And Flame (Single) / Fire And Flame (Single) / Metal Blade
Rotting Christ / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Season of Mist
Wolfhorde / Doctor Of The Plague / Hounds Of Perdition / Inverse
Unearth / Survivalist / Extinction(S) / Century Media
All That Remains / Blood I Spill / Victim Of The New Disease / Fearless / Concord
Dust Bolt / The Fourth Strike / Trapped In Chaos / Napalm
Tourniquet / Sinister Scherzo / Gazing At Medusa / Pathogenic Records
John Garcia / Jim’s Whiskers / John Garcia And The Band Of Gold / Napalm

Playlist Date / On Air / Off Air / Show Name / Category / DJ Name
2019-01-14 / 23:00:00 / 02:00:00 / Mosh Pit / Music / The Pit Boss (Matt)
Artist / Song / Disk / Label
Soilwork / Bleeder Despoiler / Verkligheten / Nuclear Blast Records
Flotsam and Jetsam / Prisoner Of Time / The End Of Chaos / AFM
Sarah Longfield / Cataclysm / Disparity / Season of Mist
The Fine Constant / Foregone And Forgotten / Woven in Light / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Lilith / The Ascension / Self Released
Casket Robbery / Pockets Lined With Flowers / The Ascension / Self Released
Jinjer / Ape / Micro (Ep) / Napalm Records
Growing / Inner Space / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Growing / Game Of Games / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Bleed For This (Radio Edit) / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Archers / Farewell Fairweather / 2018 Singles / Self Released
Conniption / At the End of It All / Relentless Tides / ?
The Last Ten Seconds of Life / Sweet Chin Music (Feat. Jamie Hanks) / Machina Non Grata / Self-Released
Venom / Notorious / Storm The Gates / Spinefarm
Blade Killer / High Risk / High Risk / M-Theory Audio
Starbreaker / Pure Evil / Dysphoria (Singles) / Frontiers
Legion of the Damned / Nocturnal Commando / Slaves Of The Shadow Realm / Napalm
Festerday / Edible Excrement / Iihtallan / Season of Mist
Deceased / The Shivers / Ghostly White / Hells Headbangers
Wristmeetrazor / Insecurity Checkpoint / Misery Never Forgets / Prosthetic Records
Fleshreaper / Lunatics Eye / Blue Skies Laced with Pesticide / Horror Pain Gore Death
BillyBio / No Apologies No Regrets / Feed the Fire / AFM
Squidhammer Metal / Take It Back / Power Removal Service / Self Released
Demon Hunter / On My Side- Mp3 / War / ?
Tyr / Fire And Flame (Single) / Fire And Flame (Single) / Metal Blade
Rotting Christ / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Fire, God And Fear (Radio Promo) / Season of Mist
Wolfhorde / Doctor Of The Plague / Hounds Of Perdition / Inverse
Unearth / Survivalist / Extinction(S) / Century Media
All That Remains / Blood I Spill / Victim Of The New Disease / Fearless / Concord
Dust Bolt / The Fourth Strike / Trapped In Chaos / Napalm
Tourniquet / Sinister Scherzo / Gazing At Medusa / Pathogenic Records
John Garcia / Jim’s Whiskers / John Garcia And The Band Of Gold / Napalm