New Stuff This Week… 2/19/2024

Kittie
Eyes Wide Open
Sumerian
First single in a long long time… I’ll always have a sweet spot for bands that actually came into our station live. This is a good song, nice groove, extreme vox. Heavy cool stuff.

Midnight
Hellish Expectations – radio singles
Metal Blade Records
8 March 2024
After tseeing this band live finally… it all clicked… fast, in your face good ol metal. New material here follows that path.

Wristmeetrazor
Trepanation / No Ceremony
Prosthetic Records
15 February 2024
this is a little similar to the Midnight, quick songs, in your face, heavy and catchy-ish too.

Malphas
“Red Shield Syndicate” (single)
Portal
M-Theory Audio
A sort of blackened deathy /melodic death thing, an epic sound with symphonic/keyboard stuff… cool!!

DARKSPACE
Dark Space -II
Season of Mist
16 February 2024
This album is one 47 minute track of mostly post metal/black metal and noise

Austrian Death Machine
Quad Brutal
(Napalm)
ALways brutal, duh! catchy wall of sound metal in the style of AAAHHHNOLD. Great stuff

Monkey3
Welcome to the Machine
(Napalm)
A bit of an ambient sort of industrial prog thing… some guitar, and a wall of sound type production, has a little Devin Townsend feel – all instrumental

Far Beyond
The End of My Road
Prosthetic Records
16 February 2024
Kind of an epic proggy melodic extreme blackened metal… big sound, cool stuff.

Rifforia
Axeorcism
Metalville Records
Classic metal, a little thrash, although from sweden, it has that German metal edge.

Amaranthe
The Catalyst
Nuclear Blast USA
Epic wall of sound power metal/prog/melodic death. Harsh, clean vox, male, female… the more I hear this band the more I like.

Lionheart
The Grace of the Dragonfly
Metalville Records
Classic metal, a bit of an active rock/old school aor type sound, with a hint of power metal

Borknagar
Fall
Century Media Records
A little folk metal, epic melodic death and black metal too

Stygian Crown
Funeral for a King
Cruz Del Sur Music
23 February 2024
A little thrash, a little prog and classic metal, clean vox nice grooves

KARKOSA
Esoterrorcult
Redefining Darkness Records
23 February 2024
Fast blackened death, Brutal too and a little melodic stuff…pretty cool

Coltre
To Watch With Hands… To Touch With Eyes
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 23/02/2024
Kind of a stoner groove metal

Iron Curtain
Savage Dawn
Dying Victims Productions
23/02/2024
Classic metal, a bit of a motorhead style

PRAISE THE PLAGUE
Suffocating In The Current Of Time
Lifeforce
Feb 24
Sludgey doomy blackened stuff

THORNDALE
Album: Lightning Spawn
Self Released
Release date: February 23, 2024
Groovin’ stoner metal.

DESOLATE TOMB
SCORNED BY MISERY
LABEL: ROTTWEILER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 23rd 2024
Groovin and brootal death metal death/core type stuff. Cool brutality!!

TOBY KNAPP
Transmission to Purgatory
Moribund Records
23 February 2024
Fast and proggy / thrashish instrumental metal, some really cool stuff here that stays interesting throughout

HRIZG
Damnatio Memoriae
Moribund Records
23 February 2024
old school black metal with a doomy gloomness

DRUADAN FOREST
Dismal Spells Part 2 – The Night Circus (CD, LP)
Werewolf
23 February 2024
Just some ambient synthy symphonic type sounds.

FRAGMENT SOUL
Galois Paradox
Wormholedeath
Feb 24
Laid back prog pushing a little doom

Tvinna
Two – Wings of Ember
By Norse Music
23 February 2024
Laid back female fronted rock

Morta Skuld
Creation Undone
Peaceville Records
23 February 2024
Thrashy, deathy, headbanging goodness right out of the gate!

ELECTRIC DEATHBEAT
Album(s): 1) A Ghost Triangle, 2) The Past Beats Of The Death
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: February 20th, 2024
Modern metal with a little melodic death thing going on, pretty decent stuff

Jamart
OmiNoUS
Self Released
2/23/2024
Progressive Metal, solid grooves and nice heavy edge too

Gods & Punks
Release Title: Mountains of Garbage – EP
Label: Abraxas Records
Release Date: February 23, 2024
Chilled out doomy stoner rock

RHINO
Album: Human Farm
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: February 23rd, 2024
Stoner metal, with a more upbeat pace and groove.

MOONIN DOWN
Album: The Third Planet
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: February 23rd, 2024
Chilled classic doom-ish stoner sounding rock

GORE MACHINE
Macerated & Liquified
Horror Pain Gore Death
February 23rd 2024
Obviously gore metal, brutal with almost piq squeal vox.

OUT OF DARKNESS
Out of Darkness
Label: Unsigned
Release Date: February 23rd, 2024
Prog metal with a bit of a Fates Warning sound, Brent Smedley formerly of Iced Earth is the drummer

KERES
Homo Homini Lupus?
Label: Gruesome Records
Release Date: February 23rd, 2024
Black Metal, to the point, a bit heavy and deathy too

Astral Spectre
Release Title: Ars Notoria
Label: Northern Silence Productions
Release Date: February 2, 2024
They call it “Occult Blackened Heavy Metal” sounds like black metal vox on some classic doom music.

Dwarrowdelf
Release Title: The Fallen Leaves
Label: Northern Silence Productions
Release Date: February 2, 2024
A kind of epic metal with folk, blackened death and melodic death stuff going on

Cryptic Process
Human Snack
Drowning in Chaos
Brutal and tech death with some grooves and pig squeal vox

Detraktor
Of Gods And Serpents
Massacre Records
14 February 2024
groovin’ death metal with a thrashy thing too

Jordsjuk
Råtner På Rot
Indie Recordings
15 February 2024
Black metal, but with some grooves, shorter to the point tracks too… cool

New Stuff This Week… 2/12/2024

Kerry King
Idle Hands (single)
Rising Phoenix
I think we all knew whatever Kerry was going to do would be Slayer 2.0, but this is even better than expected, Mark Osegueda on vox is great and the rest of the lineup is superb. Worth the wait!

Týr
Axes – radio single
Metal Blade Records
12 April 2024
Epic and melodic death type stuff.

AMIENSUS
“VERMILLION FOG OF WAR”
M-THEORY AUDIO
Progressive blackened death from Rochester Min! Technical, blackened, catchy cool stuff.

Boundaries
”Easily Erased”
(3Dot)
Deathcore, heavy and brutal til the emo part… then back to some more typical death core

ILLUMISHADE
Another Side of You
(Napalm)
Female fronted power metal, a bit epic and staying fairly melodic

Pink Elefants
”Same Person”
(Chirp)
Modern metal, clean vox, melodic and accessible

Samael
Passage – Live
(Napalm)
as the title states, live performance of their arguably best album, good sound and another reason to revisit them and this album.

Art Of Anarchy
Let There Be Anarchy
Pavement Entertainment
Melodic hard rock type stuff… Jeff Scott Soto handling vocals this time around, seems to step things up a little bit. Good stuff

Ihsahn
Ihsahn
Candlelight Records
Epic symphonic prog metal with a little blackened smidge of edge/vox. Great stuff

O Zorn!
Vermillion Haze
Hard Drugs Records
A kind of groovin’ doom, a little alice in chain-ish

Metal Warrior
The Battle Will Be Won (Radio Version) (Single)
TSDC Records
This is a bit power metal and some just straight classic metal type stuff.

CERCENATORY
GORESPHERE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 16th 2024
Brutal guttural death metal with a bit of a groove and some technicaltiy.

Dead Earth (Sweden)
Et Disperdam Illud
Chaos Records
16 February 2024
here we have some good melodic black metal, catchy, melodic and a nice full sound

Grin
Release Title: Hush
Label: The Lasting Dose Records
Release Date: 16 February 2024
This has some doom, death/black metal, groovin’ psychedelic stuff too… nice grooves.

SUJIN
Save Our Souls
Scarlet Records
16 February 2024
Melodic death with a nice groove too… cool stuff!

ELETTRA STORM
Powerlords
Scarlet Records
16 February 2024
Female fronted speedy power metal, a bit of an epic sound.

FARSOT
Life Promised Death
Lupus Lounge
16 February 2024
A kind of classic black metal, but with a nice groove and bit of a black n roll thing too.

Profiler
A Digital Nowhere
SharpTone Records
16 February 2024
This is a modern metal thing, nice grooves, but an emo-ish vox thing

River City Rebels
Pop Culture Baby
Screaming Crow Records
16 February 2024
4 song ep of a kind of punky pop

THE SCREAM
Album: WHELLCOME
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: February 13th, 2024
A little pink, some hard rock.

LEAH
The Glory And The Fallen
Ex Cathedra Records
16 February 2024
Female fronted symphonic power metal type stuff, a bit goth and epic, but generally laid back.

Bokassa
All Out of Dreams
Indie Recordings
16 February 2024
Groove metal, a bit melodic and a bit active rockin’

WITCHORIOUS
Album: Witchorious
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: February 16th, 2024
Doom meets some modern metal

PONTE DEL DIAVOLO
Fire Blades From the Tomb
Season of Mist
16 February 2024
A bit doomy, some black metal, female fronted, and a bit of a proggy atmosphere

Volucrine
ETNA
Inverse
Release Date: February 16th 2024
Modern Melodic Death Metal, some edgy heavier stuff, a bit of more modern metal-core-ish clean melodic parts

OMEGA DIATRIBE
Deviant
Wormholedeath
Kind of a deathy groove metal, not quite death metal, but not like just thrash… so, yeah, that said, it’s cool heavy groovin’ stuff.

Hulder
Verses In Oath
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, February 9th 2024
Black metal, with a wall of sound, a bit epic/amospheric too, with a classic brutal cold sound

Memento Mori (US)
Memento Mori
Shattered Earth Records LLC
16 February 2023
Primarily death core, brutal, punishing and groovin’

Atrophy
Punishment For All [New Single & Video]
Massacre Records
15 March 2024
Classic thrashy sound from these vets… just a single for a release next month

Nefarious Mash
In Memory of Your Hopes
Wormholedeath
Blackened death, nice grooves, evil yet, not soo super harsh and cold. Cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 2/5/2024

Infected Rain
TIME
(Napalm)
Kind of a modern metal, melodic death, harsh and clean female vox. Nice grooves

Takida
The Agony Flame
(Napalm)
A little doom, modern metal/rock

MEANSTREAK
Blood Moon
Step Off Records
2 February 2024
The band famous for majority of the members being married to Dream Theater members… but a great all female thrashy metal band. new 4 song EP, some classic metal/thrash going on in these 4 songs.

Job for a Cowboy
Beyond the Chemical Doorway – radio single
Metal Blade Records
23 February 2024
oooo another single! Not messing around… brutal, technical, prog/death. great stuff

Necrowretch
Swords of Dajjal
Season of Mist
2 February 2024
Classic black metal, but with a full almost epic sound, and a bit of a melodic death thing

RADIO: Volcandra
The Way of Ancients
Prosthetic Records
1 March 2024
Technical, groovin’ deathy thrash with a pinch of black metal harshness… cool stuff!

There Is No Us
Lunatic (Single)
Cleopatra Records
A kind of modern groove metal. Catchy with a heavy groove.

Rattle Trapp
Singles
Self Released
From Nashville, a groovin’ catchy hard rockin’ thing.

Morbid Saint
Swallowed By Hell
High Roller Records
9 February 2024
Fast and catchy deathy thrash metal, great stuff!

Contaminated (Australia)
Celebratory Beheading CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
9 February 2024
Brutal death metal, a little kind of doomy groove too

Spectral Voice
Sparagmos
Dark Descent Records
9 February 2024
Dark, doom-ish, atmospheric black metal/post metal

Nocturnal Sorcery
Captive in the Breath of Life
KVLT
9 February 2024
Raw old school black metal

Seltsame Erden
Gedankentempeln
Chaos Records
9 February 2024
More old school black metal, this has a little atmosphere to it, a little dark and doomy

Throat (Poland)
Blood Exaltation
Primitive Reaction
9 February 2024
Raw black / death metal

NIGHT SLASHER
Album: Night Slasher
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: February 6th, 2024
Thrashy metal with a little death/thrash thing going on. cool stuff.

AUREOLE
Alunarian Bellmaster
Lupus Lounge
9 February 2024
A whole lot of atmosphere here, almost like a creepy background soundtrack to a sacrifice

Haystack
Doomsday Goes Away
THE DOGMA REPERTORY INSTITUTE/THREEMAN RECORDINGS
9 February 2024
A little doom/stoner thing going on, a nice groove, a little Rollins sound too

Gates Open
Voice After Silence
Inverse
Release Date: February 9th 2024
This has a bit of a death metal, and pinch of melodic death. Vox are mostly in a black metal style, but musically it has some groovin’ and melody. Cool stuff.

Emergency Rule
The King of Ithaca
Wormholedeath
February 9, 2023
Straightforward metal, a little bit of a stoner/doomy groove.

The Black Flamingo
An-nûr
Label: Subsound Records
Release date: February 2nd, 2024
instrumental stoner psychedelic… neat stuff.

Transit Method
Othervoid
Brutal Panda Records
2 February 2024
Kind of a proggy stoner metal thing. So yeah, prog rock/metal with a stonery groove.

Kalt Vindur
Magna Mater
The Circle Music
26 January 2024
Old school black metal, a little raw, but some good classic stuff

Corax B.M
Pagana
The Circle Music
26 January 2024
A little melodic death, some goth/black metal and doom post/metal

Ghoul
Noxious Concoctions EP
Tankcrimes
Release date: Friday, February 2nd 2024
A little black metal, death metal, thrash, lots of cool stuff happening here. Great stuff!

Marco Cusato
Marco Cusato
Untamed Souls
Sleaszy Rider
Classic hard rock/metal, a little bit of a doomy/goth sound

Drakon
Thunderdome
Sleaszy Rider
Blackened death/thrash, more on the black metal side of things, cool stuff

Atkins May Project
Serpents Kiss
Sleaszy Rider
A sort of classic metal, a bit of a groove thing too

Graywitch
Children Of Gods
Sleaszy Rider
Fairly straightforward classic metal/power metal. Fast and catchy too

Satarial
Dance…
Sleaszy Rider
Kind of a proggy folk black metal. A bit epic sounding, interesting!

meth.
SHAME
Prosthetic Records
2 February 2024
Kind of a noise/ blackened post metal thing

Masser
Release Title: The Forlorn Path
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: February 2, 2024
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metalcore, Folk Metal, some atmosphere and catchiness

New Stuff This Week… 1/29/2024

EXOCRINE
Legend
Season of Mist
26 January 2024
Sick and fast technical brutal progressive death metal. awesome

Gost
Prophecy – radio singles
Metal Blade Records
8 March 2024
A little industrial, some black metal, and just vibe that seems a bit throwbacky, and atmospheric

Sgàile
Traverse The Bealach
Avantgarde Music
January 19th, 2024
Prog metal, heavy, laid back, technical, melodic, musical, just overall fits the prog metal definition, yes, long songs too. Good stuff.

Malist
Of Scorched Earth
Avantgarde Music
January 19th, 2024
Melodic black metal from Czech Republic, classic old school black metal, longer songs, a little epic feel in with the meedly meedlys

Whitechapel
Live in the Valley
Metal Blade Records
26 January 2024
Live album! Sounds good, technical, heavy stuff.

Persefone
Lingua Ignota: Part I
(Napalm)
Progressive metal, a bit aggressive in parts with some harsh vox, melodic overall, great stuff as always

STRIKER
ULTRAPOWER – Out Feb 2nd, 2024
Record Breaking Records.
2 February 2024
Classic metal, kind of a wall of sound with a modern metal / power metal things

Hero And The Horror
Old Ghosts
Salt Of The Earth Records
Gritty groovin’ deathy thrash kicking into some classic metal too. catchy cool stuff.

Fit For A King
Keeping Secrets (Stand Alone Single)
Tooth And Nail
Modern metal core, good groove, a little hardcore edge, some emo-electronica stuff too

Any Given Day
Get That Done (Single)
Arising Empire
Metalcore with a melodic death feel too.

HOLLOW WOODS
Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants
Signal Rex
2 February 2024
Black metal, classic sounding cold and dark

Litosth
Cesariana
Personal Records
2 February 2024
Mostly black metal, but featuring more of a melodic sound, a bit of a prog/doom thing?

Hasturian Vigil
Unveiling the Brac’thal
Invictus Productions
2 February 2024
Classic blackened metal with a bit of a classic metal overlayed… some catchy groove and longer songs on this 4 song EP

PERVERATION
PUTREFACTION OF INFINITE APOGEE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2nd 2024
guttural and brutal death metal like a freight train pushing through your soulllll

Stages of Decomposition (Gore House Productions)
Raptures of Psychopathy
Gore House Productions
2 February 2024
Brutal death metal

House of Atreus
Orations MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
2 February 2024
Pretty cool heavier thrash… maybe a little blackened melodic death on top too. cool stuff!

Unaussprechlichen Kulten
Häxan Sabaoth LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
2 February 2024
Melodice blackened death with a little bit of a groove

BYRON
Album: Chapter II: The Lotus Covenant
Label: The Goatmancer
Release date: January 26, 2024
Female fronted, groovin’ catchy classic metal/ hard rock. There’s powerful vox, and just solid groove.

Hauntologist
Hollow
No Solace
2 February 2024
Melodic and classic black metal, a bit doomy, but pretty solid stuff.

Night Fever
Dead End
Svart Records
2 February 2024
A kind of hardcore punky groovin’ metal with a smidge of thrash.

TumbleTown
Release Title: On The Highwire
Label: FREIA Music
Release Date: February 1, 2024
A kind of prog rock and jazzy thing, horns, neat stuff, but not MOsh Pit material

INVER
ON THIS EARTH
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 19th 2024
Kind of a melodic post metal doom with a smidge of black metal atmosphere

Seid
Svartr Sól
ATMF – De Tenebrarum Principio
19 January 2024
Classic cold melodic black metal

Shrouded
Release Title: Further Removed
Label: Eschatonic Records
Release Date: October 5, 2023
Old school black metal

Dissimulator
Lower Form Resistance
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, January 26th 2024
Deathy thrashy stuff with grooves… cool stuff

Dripping Decay
Ripping Remains EP
Satanik Royalty Records
Release date: Friday, January 26th 2024
Brutal death metal, short songs… decent

Acerus
Album: The Caliginous Serenade
Label: Nameless Grave Records
Release date: January 26th, 2024
Classic metal, a little judas priest/power metal-ish

External
Dreamscapes
Self Released
1/19/24
Progressive metal, a little melodic death with a bit of atmosphere. a little like Haken or porcupine tree

HeKz
Terra Nova
Self Released
24 January 2024
Melodic classic metal, almost AOR, but a little prog too

RETCHED
The Overlord Messiah EP
Sliptrick Records
1/18
Raw thrashy groove

Sea of Consciousness
Sea of Consciousness
Self Released
1/12/24
Progressive Technical Death Metal, reminds me a little of Death. Fast with a smidge of a black metal darkness but meedly prog with clean and harsh vox too. Cool stuff!

Animamortua
Gods Among Us
Underground Symphony Records
10/20/2023
kind of a groove metal, with a little thrash, a little prog

VIPASSI
Lightless
Season of Mist
26 January 2024
Progressive and technical blackened metal with some atmospheric stuff

KILL THE THRILL
Autophagie
Season of Mist
26 January 2024
A little industrial, goth, alt type stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 1/22/2024

Ingested
Paragon of Purity – radio single
Metal Blade Records
5 April 2024
Gritty and brutal thrashy death metal. great stuff

Abhoria
Depths
Prosthetic Records
19 January 2024
Black metal, a heavy and brutal attack

The Gems
Phoenix
(Napalm)
Straight up classic hard rockin’ stuff with female vox

Hiraes
Dormant
(Napalm)
Great melodic death metal with a bit of an Arch Enemy sound.

Magnum
Here Comes The Rain
(SPV/Steamhammer)
we have some classic metal straightforward… and Tony Clarkin, lead guitarist and fouding member just passed away a couple weeks ago, just before this album’s release.

CONQUEST
WALKING DEAD
DARK STAR RECORDS
Classic metal, with a little bit of a modern slant and groove

RADIO: Far Beyond
The End of My Road
Prosthetic Records
16 February 2024
Epic symphonic blackend death metal, (just a single so far!)

Shadow Eden
Skunkworx
Shred Guy Records
Classic guitar-based instrumental metal/hard rock

Luciferian Rites
Oath of Midnight Ashes
Moribund Records
Classic old school black metal, cold, harsh and yet, still some groovin’.

Vitriol
Suffer & Become
Century Media Records
Blackened death, fast, intense, catchy and brutal, great stuff!!

The Infernal Sea
Hellfenlic
Candlelight
26 January 2024
Dark gritty blackened death and a catchy groove

VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE!
BELLADONNA
DARK KINGDOM RECORDS
Poppy modern metal core. emo!

Lifesick
Love and Other Lies
Metal Blade Records
12 January 2024
3 song ep, first track is slow and doomy/depressing, the other two are straight forward deathy groove/metal core ish. cool stuff.

Lucifer
Lucifer V
Nuclear Blast Records
26 January 2024
Classic old school female fronted doom-ish classic rock type stuff

TANIN’IVER
DARK EVILS DESECRATE
LABEL: MORNING STAR HERESY
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 25th 2024
Classic black metal but with a clean catchy deathy groove

JENNER
Release Title: Prove Them Wrong
Label: Fighter Records
Release Date: January 24, 2024
Classic metal/thrash, female fronted vox with a nice grit and bordering on thrash

Dymytry
Five Angry Men
AFM Records
26 January 2024
Modern metal, nice grooves, catchy with a lil electronic stuff too

Stuporous
Asylum’s Lament
Void Wanderer Productions / War Productions
25 January 2024
Dark black metal, a bit doomy and evil

Mega Colossus
Showdown
Cruz Del Sur Music
26 January 2024
A bit power metal, a bit classic metal, clean and catchy

THE OLDEST HOUSE
A Worm Through Time
I, Voidhanger Records
26 January 2024
Kind of a blackened death, a little prog/technical and kind of a stoner metal grit too. neat stuff

Almost Dead
Destruction is All We Know
Innerstrength Records
26 January 2024
Thrashy blackened death, solid groove, cool stuff.

Cognizance
Phantazein
Willowtip Records
26 January 2024
Brutal and technical death metal. Great stuff.

GODFROST
Album: Godfrost
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: January 23rd, 2024
Industrial, alternative female fronted stuff from Japan

ANCIENT VVISDOM
Album: Master of the Stone
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: January 26, 2024
Clasic doomy metal

GREENGOAT
Album: A.I.
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: January 26, 2024
Psychedelic stoner… doomish laid back stuff.

FUNERAL WINDS (Netherlands)
333
Osmose Productions
26 January 2024
Raw old school black metal

Breath From The Void
Release Title: WORLD DOWN
Release Date: December 18th, 2023
They say the Genre is “Groove Metal with Stoner and Progressive influences” and yup, pretty spot on, neat stuff.

RIBSPREADER
Release Title: Reap Humanity
Label: Xtreem Music
Release Date: January 16th, 2024
Death Metal, classic brutal stuff.

Hellman
Born, Suffering, Death
Black Lodge / Sound Pollution
26 January 2024
Groovin’ thrashy death metal, catchy and to the point

Nature of the Beast
Radio Hauntings
Wormholedeath
January 19, 2024
a little thrashy, groovin’ proggish stuff pushing into some death/melodic death. Cool stuff!

In Vain
At the Going Down of the Sun
Indie Recordings
19 January 2024
Doomy death/melodic death (single)

Azzaya
Release Title: I Begin
Label: Prophetical Productions
Release Date: January 13, 2024
Black metal with a brutal death thing.

Niphredil
Release Title: The Final Star
Label: Prophetical Productions
Release Date: January 13, 2024
Black metal/death doom/post metal and kind of progressive, as it’s a bit all over the place.

Emil Bulls
Love Will Fix It
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, January 12th 2024
Modern metalcore, nice grooves

Lord Dying
Clandestine Transcendence
MNRK Heavy
Release date: Friday, January 19th 2024
Groovin’ blackened death with a doomy thing too. Cool stuff.

Apogean
Singles from Cyberstrictive
The Artisan Era
16 January 2024
technical and brutal death metal… cool stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 1/15/2024

CARNAL SAVAGERY
Into The Abysmal Void
Moribund Records
26 January 2024
Groovin’ and thrashy death metal with a catchy technicality too.

Saxon
Hell Fire And Damnation
Silver Lining Music
New stuff, classic from these vets, sounds like Saxon! Good stuff.

Upon Stone
Dead Mother Moon
Century Media Records
Kind of a thrashy blackened metal, a little raw and in your face but with some grooves and a little melodic death/in flames ish sound

Witherfall
Ceremony Of Fire (Single)
Deathwave Records
Prog metal, nice and catchy, groovin’ heavy, well, the next best thing to Nevermore!

RUTHLESS
The Fallen
Fireflash Records
Classic metal, a bit thrashy, big vocal pipes.

Arkham
Release Title: Ira
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 17 November 2
A little melodic death, more death with some catchy grooves

FINAL COIL
THE WORLD WE INHERITED
LABEL: SLIPTRICK RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 16th 2024
A bit doom, some post metal, some kind of prog too, a little Tool feel too

Metalite
Expedition One
AFM Records
19 January 2024
Female fronted power metal with a keyboard prominence, and a little electronic feel, but more of just epic wall of sound production. Decent stuff.

Gengis Khan
Release Title: Masters of my sins
Label: Self-Released
Jan 15
Classic metal with a pinch of thrash a dash of power metal

Domination Campaign
RADIO: A Storm of Steel
Prosthetic Records
12 January 2024
Brutal and gritty blackened death metal with a low end heavy groove. (just a single so far)

Masterplan
Masterplan [Anniversary Edition]
AFM Records
19 January 2024
20th anniversary, good excuse to revisit this classic.

The Rods
Rattle The Cage
Massacre Records
19 January 2024
Classic metal with some classic grooves

Sovereign
Altered Realities
Dark Descent Records
19 January 2024
A kind of blackened death, a bit of a fast thrashy sound too

Necrotum
Defleshed Exhumation
Memento Mori
22 January 2024
Technical groovin’ death metal. Cool stuff.

Dipygus
Dipygus
Memento Mori / Crypt of the Wizard
22 January 2024
Good ol Brutal death metal

Kontact
Full Contact
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 19/01/2024
This has a little bit of a heavier Voivod vibe to me.

Boundless Chaos
Sinister Upheaval
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 19/01/2024
Fast deathy thrash. cool stuff

Toxikull
Under The Southern Light
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 23/02/2024
Groovin’ classic metal with thrashy stuff… cooool stuff!

ANDRACCA
Release Title: To Bare the Weight of Death
Label: Vendetta Records
Release Date: January 19, 2024
Old school classic black metal

Necro Weasel
Release Title: A Brave New World
Label: Foxhole Productions
Release Date: 19 January 2024
Classic metal with a thrashy edge, decent stuff

TROPIC SANTOS
Album: Caccia Grossa
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: January 19, 2024
Psychedelic stoner metal, nice meaty grooves

VEMOD
The Deepening
Prophecy Productions
19 January 2024
Old school black metal with a melodic groove happening

Horrorgraphy
A Knight’s Tale
Wormholedeath
January 19, 2024
Symphonic metal with an of course epic and a little bit of a theatrical sound and some black metal mixed in.

Iron Front
Hooked
Creator-Destructor
Release date: Friday, January 12th 2024
Gritty and brutal death metal. good stuff

VOLTUMNA
For Death Is Fate (EP)
Self Released
19 January 2024
Nice meaty death metal with a bit of catchy melodic grooves.

SARDONIC WITCHERY
Release Title: Barbaric Evil Power
Label: WAR MARCH RECORDS / NEKROGOAT HERESY PRODUCTIONS / ANIQUILACION SATANICA PRODUCTIONS / ABYSSAL PRODUCTIONS
Release Date: 15 January 2024
They say it’s black metal, but it’s more of a blackened death/thrash. Has some classic blast beats, cold stuff, but a kind of deathy groove too. cool stuff!

Chaos Sanctuary
Instrumentality
Self-Release
29 December 2023
Brutal technical death metal, cool stuff!!

New Stuff This Week… 1/8/2024

DOMINUM
Hey Living People
Napalm
it’s kind of a power metal, and kind of a modern melodic metal, party metal? Some interesting covers (Midnight Oil, Billie Eilish)

Exit Eden
Femmes Fatales
Napalm
Female fronted symphonic power metal type stuff

Lord of the Lost
Weapons of Mass Seduction
Napalm
Another kind of party metal power metal sound, like polishied wall of sound production, a smidge of industrial/electronic too

RYUJIN
RYUJIN
Napalm
This has a melodic death sound, a bit like Children of Bodom, catchy while staying heavy too. Great stuff!

Therion
Leviathan III
Napalm
Long time veteran metal band… new effort, symphonic, epic and a nice edge too.

ANUBIS
HEARTLESS
M-THEORY AUDIO
Classic metal with a little gritty power metal kind of sound. Cool stuff! (single)

HATCHET
LEAVE NO SOUL
M-THEORY AUDIO
Classic heavy thrash with that modern technical stuff. great single!

Caligula’s Horse
Charcoal Grace
Inside Out Music
Prog rock with a little edge to it, along that line of Porcupine tree prog style.. Cool stuff.

Alluvial
Death is But A Door
Nuclear Blast USA
Deathcore ish, decent stuff

Talia Hoit
Whispers In The Storm (Single)
Independent
Symphonic female fronted power metal type stuff

DROWN IN SULPHUR
Dark Secrets of the Soul
Scarlet Records
12 January 2024
Technical death metal type stuff, brutal and a bit prog-ish too. Cool stuff

Engulf
The Dying Planet Weeps
Everlasting Spew Records
12 January 2024
Good brutal and technical death metal.

Sabotage India
Release Title: Pishach
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: January 13, 2024
Kind of thrashy and just good ol straight up metal. decent stuff

Cedric Vassal
Album (EP): Inner Kingdom
Self Released
Release: December 15th, 2023
Instrumental, kind of prog metal, a bit thrashy edge, and a full sound, not just a ton of guitar noodling

NIGHTHAWK
Album: Structures On The Moon
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: December 19th, 2023
Psychedelic throwback, a doomy groove

FUNERAL VOMIT
Release Title: Monumental Putrescence
Label: Xtreem Music
Release Date: December 19th, 2023
When the genre says “Cavernous, Raw Death Metal (with influences from underground Black Metal)” that kinda says it all for me! And yes, it’s accurate.

Bloodrunner
Bloodrunner
Self Released
thrash from Chicago, a bit straightforward, classic metalish

SERPENTS OATH
Album: Revelation
Label: Odium Records
Release date: December 20, 2023
This is kind of a classic black metal, good production, straightforward stuff

WHITE DEATH (Finland)
Iconoclast
Werewolf
29 December 2023
Classic black metal

SUICIDE CIRCLE
Bukkake of Souls
Osmose Productions
29 December 2023
This is sort of a doomy black metal, poking into classic black metal and a big of a prog slant

DESCENT
Far From Glory
Wormholedeath
December 22, 2023
Gritty and technical death metal. Cool stuff

Shadow Circus
From the Shadows
Self Released
(Feat Former Meshuggah / Devin Townsend Members)
classic just straight up metal with some nice grooves

SCAREFIELD
NIGHTMARE STORIES
Independent
27 December 2023
classic metal, solid grooves and melodic stuff.

Fear The Fate
Release Title: Fight The Fear
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 31 December 2023
Classic metal, a bit raw with a doomy sound

Dishumanized
The Maze Of Solitude
Self Released
Kind of a groovin’ death-lite metal

IMPERIAL SLAVE
Still At Large
Self Released
Gritty blackened death, good tech stuff too.

Jordsjuk
Siste Skanse
Indie Recordings
5 January 2024
Melodic blackened death, cool single!

The OddEven
Darkness
Eclipse Records
5 January 2024
A kind of bluesy hard rock groove, maybe a little grungy, a little alice in chains vibe

CANCER CHRIST
God is Violence
Seeing Red Records
5 January 2024
Raw punked thrash with a whole Jesus/Satan/God thing going on in song titles. Quick short songs

Morgue Terror
Morgue Terror
Self-released
5 January 2024
Groovin’ classic death metal

New Stuff This Week… 12/11/2023

HEALTH
RAT WARS
(Loma Vista/Concord)
Kind of a nu-metal industrial thing

METAL WARRIOR
SERENITY
TSDC RECORDINGS
A little classic metal with a strong industrial thing too

Vantablack Warship
“All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)” Off Compilation Album “Noel in Extremis II” (BAM Co. Heavy)
Bam Co. Heavy
10 November 2023
Metal xmas songs!? YES! Always glad to add some new stuff to the arsenal.

Azathoth’s Dream
Nocturnal Vampyric Bewitchment LP
Iron Bonehead
8 December 2023
Classic old school black metal

Buryfication
Release Title: Haunted, Enslaved, Devoured
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 16th of October 2023
Cool blackened deathy thrash metal. just a single so far

Helfró
Tálgröf
Season of Mist
1 December 2023
Fast heavy technical blackened death. Great stuff

Hellfrost
Release Title: Hellfrost
Label: Curtain Call Records
Release Date: 27th of October, 2023
This is a little blackened thrash more on the thrashy side than the ones above. good stuff

Xenocracy
Release Title: Impermanence
Label: Kvlt und Kaos Productions
Release Date: December 1, 2023
Melodic Death Metal leaning a little more on the heavier thrash

In Vain
Season of Unrest
Indie Recordings
8 December 2023
Melodic deathy doom, clean and harsh vox.

WARCOE
A Place for Demons
Helter Skelter Productions / Regain Records
15 December 2023
Kind of a fuzzy stoner metal. Cool stuff.

BlackFlow
Seeds of Downfall
Personal Records
15 December 2023
A little doomy and melodic classic metal

EMPIRES OF EUPHRATES
Echoes Of Ancient Past
Horror Pain Gore Death
December 15th 2023
Techy, thrashy death metal, pretty cool stuff!!

Swim or Drown
Trapped
WTF Records
13 December 2023
Kind of a thrashy hardcore. cool.

Revulsed
Cerebral Contamination
Everlasting Spew Records
15 December 2023
Brutal heavy death metal good stuff.

Drifter
Beggars Ransom
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 15/12/2023
SUper old school doomy hard rock

WITCHSNAKE (Italy)
Deathcult of the Snake
Helter Skelter Productions / Regain Records
15 December 2023
3Fuzzy stoner metal with some grooooves

UNDULATION
An Unhealthy Interest In Suffering
I, Voidhanger Records
15 December 2023
Classic black metal

VARGRAV (Finland)
The Nighthold (CD, LP, TAPE)
Werewolf
15 December 2023
Epic blackened metal, a little symphonic… great stuff

Ritvs
Der Tag Naht
Dying Victims Productions
Global Release Date: 15/12/2023
Thin Lizzy – like classic hard rock with a bluesy doomy stoner thing

Horrifier (Norway)
Horrid Resurrection
Personal Records
15 December 2023
Thrashy death metal, a little bit of like a death metal slayer thing going on

Cryptworm
Oozing Radioactive Vomition
Me Saco Un Ojo / Pulverised / Extremely Rotten
15 December 2023
Brutal death metal with a smidge of sludgey groove

MYAELIN
Naesekhnaetri
I, Voidhanger Records
15 December 2023
A kind of post metal sort of doom thing

Strigampire
All To Dominate (2023) – Out Dec 15th
Self-Release
15 December 2023
This has a bit of a Children of Bodom vibe, melodic, keyboardy, catchy and heavy thrashy too.

Crossfire
Switch To Reset
Wormholedeath
Dec 15
A bit of a classic thrashy metal groove

SLOW
Abîmes I
code666
8 December 2023
When I see a metal band named “Slow” i have an expectation and its accurate. Sludgey slow post metally doom.

Damnationis
The Fallen Princess
Wormholedeath
Dec 15
Extreme Metal with an epic blackened death thing happening. cool

Abandoned Humanity
Release Title: Against All Odds
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: November 30, 2023
Progressive Death Metal, clean and harsh vox, a little blackened death with some kind just clean vox classic metal

New Stuff This Week… 12/4/2023

VITRIOL
“Flowers of Sadism” (Radio Single)
Century Media
26 January 2024
Brutal fast technical death metal, great stuff!

Derek Smalls
Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) (Deluxe)
(Immortal)
Kind of a classic rock thing, with of course a sense of humor.

JUDICATOR
I AM THE VOID (EP) – OUT DEC 8th
Self-Release
8 December 2023
A 9 minute epic and a Blind Guardian cover… always good to have new Judicator material

THE HALO EFFECT
The Defiant One (single)
Nuclear Blast
Already new material! Picks up where they left off… great melodic death metal!

Disorientation
Survival Mode – Out Dec 1st
Self-Release
1 December 2023
Technical and prog/melodic blackened symphonic-ish death metal, a little similar to Cradle of Filth

SCUMFUCKS
Album: Scumfucks
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: December 5th, 2023
Classic metal type stuff.. .sounds a little motorhead-ish

Ektomorf
Vivid Black
AFM Records
8 December 2023
Kind of melodic death, and groove metal… cool stuff

Oberst
Mules on a Mountain
Indie Recordings
30 November 2023.
Classic black metal

Siiickbrain
My Masochistic Mind
Lowly Records
1 December 2023
A little industrial, some modern metal a lot of electronics

KRYPTOXIK MORTALITY
INTERDIMENSIONAL CALAMITOUS EXTIRPATION
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 8th 2023
Brutal gurgly death metal

Phobocosm
Foreordained
Dark Descent Records
8 December 2023
Brutal death metal with some blackened metal going on

TRICK OR TREAT
A Creepy Night Live
Scarlet Records
8 December 2023
First Live album, over the top power metal stuff

Moon Safari
Himlabacken Vol. 2
Blomljud Records
Dec 8
Power metal, kind of an almost Styx like classic rock sound

Progeny of Sun
Throne of Desolation
Inverse
Release Date: December 8th 2023
Blackened Death Metal straight up!

LIES!
Mind Pollution
Self-released, Coretex Records, Diorama Records
8 December 2023
Kind of a hardcore, with some groovin’ death sounds

Unprocessed
…and everything in between
Self Released
1 December 2023
Deathcore with some kind of in your face/raw production. Has a bit of a blackened death thing too.

Sublation
On the Advancement of Decay
Self Released
8 December 2023
Classic death metal with a bit of a blackened thrash thing

MORNING DEAD
Desde El Otro Lado
Self Released
Release date 08.12.2023
Doomy death metal

Blomst
Schtøgg
Indie Recordings
Poppy stoner metal stuff. (single)

Polar Son
Wax / Wane
Self Released
8 December 2023
Prog metal along the lines of a Porcupine Tree, a bit more emotive maybe Tool-Light

Dimmu Borgir
Inspiratio Profanus
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 8 December 2023
All covers album! I’m a sucker for metal covers, while I’d rather have new original Dimmu material, i’ll take this in the meantime.

SIX FOOT SIX
Beggar’s Hill
Scarlet Records
8 December 2023
Classic metal with a power metal epic sing-along-ness factor

High Spirits
Safe On The Other Side
High Roller Records
24 November 2023
Classic metal, uplighting positive thing and upbeat with a throwback groove

Heaven’s Guardian
Chronos
Sleaszy Rider
Symphonic and epic power metal!

Cemetery Of Scream
Oceans
Sleaszy Rider
Classic metal, a little power metal stuff happening

Beyond God
The Great Divide
Wormholedeath
Female fronted symphonic metal, some heavier elements, a little blackened, some prog, power metal all happening

Bullet Trauma
Release Title: Hunting Season
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: November 24, 2023
Crossover Thrash, some nice grit and catchy, heavy and almost pushing into some death

SWARF DAMAGE
SWARF DAMAGE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 08TH 2023
A bit of a classic thrash sound, catchy

Nekromantas
Release Title: Hades of the Unseen
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: February 5, 2023
Black Symphonic Metal, a little raw

In Demoni
Release Title: Stupid Jokes for Brutal Folks
Label: Morbid Generation (Jewelcase), In Demoni (Digipack)
Release Date: October 1, 2023
Brutal and raw death metal all tongue in cheek with “funny” titles like “tales from the clit” or “stalker texas danger” heh

Eternal Returns
Hunchback Hatred
Wormholedeath
Mostly death metal with a little blackened death, nice grooves

Knim
When A Star Falls
Wormholedeath
Kind of a prog metal/rock with a groove, maybe a bit of a stoner metal sound

Gilded Form
Gilded Form
Burning World Records
1 December 2023
One 40 minute track of post metal sounds

ARMORED DAWN
Brand New Way
Self Released
Maybe melodic death? clean vox, harsh vox, melodic, almost metalcore type stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 11/27/2023

Firewind
Come Undone [New Single + US Tour Announcement]
AFM Records
1 March 2024
Good solid classic metal with a little power/prog going on

Stengah
Downward Mechanic
Mascot Label Group
Metal/deathcore… nice and heavy

Cruciamentum
Obsidian Refractions
Profound Lore Records
Release date: Friday, November 24th 2023
Brutal dark death metal. good stuff.

Daedalean Complex
Release Title: XIII
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: October 27, 2023
Just a single, but promising Melodic Death Metal, nice heavy low end, catchy and brutal too.

STORM
After a Lie
Indie Recordings
24 November 2023
Kind of a modern emo/metal core single.

Devin Townsend
Infinity (25th Anniversary Release)
Inside Out Music
11/24
remastered and all that… and a bonus disk with demos. Groundbreaking Devin release !

Savage Blood
Release Title: Wheel Of Time
Label: MDD Records
German Power Metal with a nice edge… cool stuff !

KONG
Album: Traders Of Truth
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: November 28th, 2023
It’s got some industrial, Prog Metal and ambient stuff going on.

Beyondition
Abysmal Night
Chaos Records
1 December 2023
Brutal! Death metal!!

Aphelium Aeternum
Dark Interstellar Mysteries
Dominance of Darkness
1 December 2023
Black/death metal with some atmoshpere and groovin’ stuff.

Embrace Your Punishment
Made of Stone
Lacerated Enemy
1 December 2023
Heavy and brutal death metal

Dethroned (Germany)
A Bridge to Eternal Darkness
Dominance of Darkness
1 December 2023
Kind of a classic black metal, a bit more full sounding than the old school super cold harsh black metal. Decent stuff

Malicious (Finland)
Merciless Storm
Invictus Productions
1 December 2023
Now this is more of an old school black metal sound

Demoncy
Black Star Gnosis
Dark Descent Records
1 December 2023
Blackened death leaning more towards the black metal side of things

Into Darkness (Italy)
Cassini – Huygens
Invictus Productions
1 December 2023
Blackened death with seemingly space theme, solid stuff

Hatred Reigns
Awaken The Ancients – Out Dec 1st
Self-Release
1 December 2023
Brutal and punishing death metal with some tech stuff going on. Cool!

Aggression
Frozen Aggressors
Massacre Records
1 December 2023
Kind of an extreme thrash thing happening here, catchy heavy

Axenstar
Release Title: Chapter VIII
Label: Inner Wound Recordings
Release Date: December 1st, 2023
Straightforward classic metal/power metal.

DUNE PILOT
Album: Magnetic
Label: ARGONAUTA Records
Release date: December 1, 2023
Solid groovin’ melodic stoner metal

Necronemesis
Warfield Forever EP
Horror Pain Gore Death
December 1st
Brutal blackened death, production is a bit raw.

Gridfailure
Shards In The Wire
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 17th 2023
Post metal noise type stuff.

Psychework
Release Title: Spark of Hope
Label: RANKA KUSTANNUS
Release Date: September 29, 2023
Melodic Progressive Metal, a nice epic vocal, and solid stuff

REAP
BORN FROM PLAGUE
LABEL: SELFMADEGOD RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 1st 2023
Heavy groovin’ thrashy death metal. short tracks cool stuff.

Cash Bribe
Escape From New York
Fanxdangxo Records
1 December 2023
Screamo deathcore type stuff. not too shabby

Macabre Demise
Release Title: Grave(y)art Gallery
Label: RTM-Productions
Release Date: November 18, 2023
Brutal death metal! Wall of catchy brutality all up in your business… with some strings too!

Infected Chaos
Conjuration Overture, Vanity is Dawning
Wormholedeath
Nov 24
Blackened melodic death

Hyde
Ardwena
Malpermesita Records
24 November 2023
A kind of ambient and progressive doomish and blackened/melodic death all going on.

OLATHIA
The Forest Witch
Self Released
November 17th
They played the blades of steel fest here in Sept. and had sent me a single from this album, it’s all here now and solid female fronted thrashy and melodic deathish… cool!!

Mêlée des Aurores
Aube Cannibale
Sepulchral Productions
23 November 2023
Black metal, kind of par for the course

Bury My Demons
Release Title: Empire
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: November 17, 2023
Deathcore/metalcore single not too bad

Burn The Evidence
Night Terror (released October 31st)
Self-Release
31 October 2023
extreme thrashy type thing, nice grooves

Judicator
Mandy (Barry Manilow Power Metal Cover) Single/Music Video
Self-Release
10 November 2023
I’m a sucker for non metal songs covered by metal bands in a more metal style…. Now this one… starts off not quite metal. And kind of stays fairly straight up… yeah with electric guitars and some double bass, but still a normal pace… we might have to save this one for a covers show.

Sombre Héritage
Inter Duo Mundi
Sepulchral Productions
23 November 2023
Old school classic black metal