New Stuff This Week…6/6/2020

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Jul 062020
 

AFTER THE BURIAL
In Flux
Sumerian
Djenty technical metalcore

Devildriver
“Iona”
Download Here
Napalm Records
Groovin’ thrashy metal… it’s Devildriver, they’ve not strayed too far from their “sound” and this has a good solid thrashy groove with some death metal stuff going on too.

Static-X
Project Regeneration
Static-X LLC (Singles)
Take the Wayne out of Static X… it’s still good! The anniversary tour over the last year was successfull and they must have had enough urge and itch and chemistry with their undercover frontman to make new music and it has the same vibe as the original stuff, no reason to not keep flying the StaticX flag, right?

Ensiferum
Thalassic
Metal Blade Records
10 July 2020
Catchy melodic death, going from power metal, to full on melo-death and folky metal too. Great stuff all around.

Band: Dead Tree Seeds
Album: Push the Button
Label: Music-Records
Release date: July 3rd, 2020 (Digital) and October 2nd, 2020 (CD)
Some pretty cool thrash with a bit of a Slayer-esque guitar sound, with more of a Sacred Reich style

666 (Norway)
666 LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
4 July 2020
Raw, low-fi grindy rock.

Voivod
The End Of Dormancy EP
InsidseOut
Release date: Friday, July 10, 2020
Turns out Voivod did a Jazz fest and got a bit metal in a song… go figure!

BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS
LESSONS IN MURDER
LABEL: BIZARRE LEPROUS PRODUCTIONS
Brutal death metal, good heavy, extreme thrashy thing going on too… technical, and yeah catchy too

Alizarin
The Last Semblance – Out July 10th
Self-Release
10 July 2020
Prog, a bit laid back, maybe a little kind of dark feel.

Saints of Death
Ascend To The Throne
Head Rattle Productions INC
10 July 2020
An edgy thrashy thing, maybe a bit like Kreator

DISABLED
The Final Exhumation
XENOKORP Kvlt Series
10 July 2020
Brutal old school death metal.

Osyron
Foundations – Out July 10, 2020
SAOL/The Orchard
10 July 2020
Overall a classic metal leaning a little torwards prog metal.

Taake / Deathcult
Jaertegn
Edged Circle
10 July 2020
Both bands have an old school raw black metal thing going on

Meridian Dawn
The Fever Syndrome
Seeing Red Records
10 July 2020
I’d throw this into a melodic death… has that catchy melodic stuff, yet some extreme harsh vox stuff too.

DEVASTATOR
BAPTISED IN BLASPHEMY
LABEL: CLOBBER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JULY 10th 2020
Heavy blackened thrash, catchy, grooving and dark/evil

Lantern
Dimensions
Dark Descent Records
10 July 2020
A doomier melodic black metal

Band: THE ALPHA STRUCTURE
Album: 7 Deadly Sins
Label: Music-Records
Release date: June 18th (Digital) and September 18th (CD)
Deathcore with a djenty sound

The Naked High
Tap Into The Evil – Out May 29, 2020
Self Release
22 May 2020
Classic hard rock sounding stuff, just a good near-metal hard rock thing

Ormskrik
Ormskrik
Fysisk Format
5 June 2020
Melodic death more on the heavier side of things, nice grit, good catchy melodic hooks while staying heavy.

Artist: Undertaker of the Damned / Dies Irae
Album (Split): Vomitus et Serpentium
Release: April 30, 2020
Label: Australis Records
Undertaker is some grooving brutal black metal, Dies Irae is a bit more harsh and intense/cold sounding.

Band: Existential Emptiness
Album: Nevereinding Pain – Everlasting Sorrow
Label: Australis records
Release date: June 21st, 2020
A single 31+ minute track.. not sure if it’s one song or a whole ep… brutal technical/blackened death metal.

Fullmåne
Lurking In The Dark
Self Released
Harsh, raw, slow, lo-fi black metal.

Vermilia
Keskeneräisiä tarinoita (Unfinished Stories)
Self-released
Atmospheric and doomy Pagan/Black Metal from Finland

Underer
The Code
Nefarious Industries
Release date: Friday, June 19th 2020
A bit screamy, a bit raw black metal and experimental

UTILITARIAN
FIGHT WAR, NOT WARS. DESTROY POWER NOT PEOPLE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2020
Grooving thrashy “extreme” metal

SPELL
Opulent Decay
Bad Omen Records
april 10
This has a big of a classic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Prog Rock sound

Skyfall
Sleeping Forest
Trüllpantor Productions
Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020
A sort of epic symphonic black/death metal with one little catch… it’s all instrumental! just where you expect some dimmu-borgir-like vox to come in… nope, just full on music! cool stuff.

Artist: ALBERTO RIGONI
Album: Odd Times
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: July 7th, 2020
Proggy instrumental focused more on the guitar

Release: Limos
Tales of the White Eye
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: July 3rd 2020
A bit death metal, some dark doomy feel with a bit of a black metal meedly meedly

Mr. Maggot
Flatline / The Abyss
Self Released
A couple of tracks of what they call “Industrial Horror Music” I can hear that more in one track, the other is kind of just a basic metal.

Ravenlight
Project Genesis
Novus
Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020
Female fronted power metal, operattic vox style, music has a catchy groove and gets pretty heavy in parts, the clean haunting vox don’t seem aggressive enough to match in some parts, but overall, cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 6/29/2020

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Jun 272020
 

NETHERLANDS
Zombie Techno
NethRock
Take some electronic/industrial stuff and mix it up with some porcupine tree type prog.

Ages
Burn Them (Single)
Black Lodge Records
Classic black metal, harsh vox (not all shrieky), some more melodic death stuff going on too.

CEMICAN
YÓOK’ OL KAAB MAYA
M-THEORY AUDIO
A kind of thrashy groove metal a bit of a tribal/sepultura type thing happening

Bury Tomorrow
Cannibal
Music For Nations/Sony
Modern metalcore, a bit melodic, some harsh stuff too.

Powerwolf
The Best Of The Blessed
Napalm Records
You don’t see “best of” albums too much anymore… but I think they’re always better when there’s new material, or re-recordings of classics… the first single “KIss of the Cobra King” is one of those re-recorded ones… good solid power metal here.

Carach Angren
Franckensteina Strataemontanus
Season of Mist
Epic melodic blackened death

Frean
K.F.R
Nihilist
Purity Through Fire
30 June 2020
Creepy scary (vox) old school black metal

Torrefy
Life is Bad
Self-Release
1 July 2020
It’s a bit death metal, some thrash, some black metal, and fast and heavy… great stuff.

Godless North
Dark Rites of the Mystic Order
Nebular Carcoma
2 July 2020
A raw classic black metal

Northern Crown
In a Pallid Shadow
Self-Release
3 July 2020
A sort of doomy/stoner/bluesy metal… a nice full groovin’ sound with a hammond organ, clean soulful vox, and a bit laid back.

Black Funeral
Scourge of Lamashtu LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
3 July 2020
Old school raw black metal.

Poltergeist
Feather Of Truth
Massacre Records
3 July 2020
Here we have some good ol thrash with a bit of a melodic classic metal

Artist: Ignea
Release title: The Realms of Fire and Death
Record label: Kadabra Music
Release date: July 3rd, 2020
This has a kind of modern metal and little bit of an industrial along with a melodic death, with a clean/harsh vox thing…and heck, a bit of a prog metal thing too.

Convocation
Ahes Coalesce
Everlasting Spew Records
3 July 2020
blackened doom, with some pretty long tracks (only 4 songs on this album, all 8-14 mins long)

BLACK ALTAR / KIRKEBRANN
DEUS INVERSUS
LABEL: ODIUM RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 30th 2020
Both have a good blackened death/epic black metal thing going on… cool stuff.

Blood Stronghold
Spectres of Bloodshed
Nebular Carcoma / Satanik Requiem
2 July 2020
melodic and dark black metal, with some meh production

Instigate
Echoes Of A Dying World
Everlasting Spew Records
5 June 2020
Brutal death metal with a heavy catchy/technical edge to it.

Artist: CRYOSPHERE
Title: Constellations
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release: June 23rd, 2020
Melodic metal, clean female vox, a bit symphonic, then getting into some melodic death too.

Heathen Beast
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard
Self Released
Release date: Sunday, June 21st 2020
A sort of blackened/grindy/thrasy/death thing, with every song title starting with “Fuck..” like “Fuck Your Police Brutality” or “Fuck the RSS” etc etc. decent pissed of sounding stuff

Descend
The Deviant
Aftermath
Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020
Melodic death, with a little bit of a doomy black metal feel, a bit of a proggy Opeth thing going on mostly… great stuff.

Artist: Peculiar Three
Album: Leap of Faith
Country: Greece
Release date: April 13th, 2020
A little doom, a little prog hard rock, melodic and maybe a bit of a stoner metal sound

Band: BOFO KWO
Album: Space/Time Carnivorium
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: June 30th, 2020
Black metal with a bit of a symphonic doomy thing happening

25th Mission
Bitchin
Self Released
A bit of a classic metal thing happening here, with a little grit

Sintax
Lunchtime Funeral
Self Released
Not sure how else to say what this is other than “extreme thrash” has a great thrashy groove, but kick that up a few notches with some harsh vox… great stuff!

The Path of Memory
Hell is Other People LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
19 June 2020
Laid back kind of doomy rock

Band: LAPSUS DEI
Album: Sea Of Deep Reflections
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: June 16th, 2020
Doom/death metal with a kind of epic proggy melodic death thing happening too. neat stuff!

STENCH OF PROFIT
NO PLACE TO HIDE
LABEL: LETHAL SCISSOR RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 23rd 2020
Grindy brutal death metal, and most tracks are under 2 minutes, so there’s not a lot of time to fuck around.

Scrollkeeper
Auto Da Fe
Self Released
Traditional Heavy Metal with a pinch of thrash and power metal

Greyhawk
Keepers of the Flame
Fighter
Release date: Tuesday, June 16th 2020
Some basic classic metal

Sons of Butcher
Lockdown In Steeltown (Infamous Butcher Records) – Out June 19, 2020
Infamous Butcher Records
19 June 2020
an album for the Covid times… music is mostly almost a country-rock thing

Lufeh
Luggage Falling Down
Self-Release
17 April 2020
Here is some good solid prog metal, clean vox, keyboards, technical just good ol prog metal!

The Third Kind
Man vs Earth
Self Released
Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020
A little classic metal, “extreme” vox, more thrashy than anything else with a little bit of a groove.

Al-Namrood
Wala’at
Shaytan Productions
Release date: Monday, June 22nd 2020
A little folk/middle-eastern feel with primarily black/death metal

Ominous Eclipse
Eclipse – Single / Quarantine Music Video
Self-Release
12 June 2020
A 12 minute track of melodic death/black metal with some prog going on.

New Stuff This Week…6/22/2020

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Jun 202020
 

Vile Creature
Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!
Prosthetic Records
19 June 2020
This is black/post metal… not really my thing, a down tempo doomy screamy dark

MACHINE HEAD
Civil Unrest EP
Nuclear Blast
A couple of new Machine Head songs! That signature Robb Flynn sound, still sounds like Machine Head, but a bit more back to basics of thrashy american metal… not quite as meandering as some of the more recent albums have been.

Gilby Clarke
The Gospel Truth [NEW-SINGLE]
Golden Robot Records
29 June 2020
A classic rock sounding thing from this veteran

The Exiled Martyr
Novum Finem
Self Released
Melodic death with a bit of a deathcore and extreme technical thing going on… great stuff.

Aldo Nova
”When All Is Said And Done”
Megaforce

STINKY
OF LOST THINGS
M-THEORY AUDIO
A kind of screamy/growl vocal melodic death/metalcore

Pessimist
Holdout
MDD Records
Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020
THrashy death metal, solid grooves maybe a little hardcore sound too… cool stuff! (this is the German Pessimist)

Mushroomhead
A Wonderful Life
Napalm Records
You all know what Mushroomhead sounds like… this is a good solid grooving modern metal-ish thing

Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins
Whore Of Babylon
Silver Lining Music
Catchy heavy power/prog metal. Lepond’s band has it goin’ on!

Feuerschwanz
Das Elfte Gebot
Napalm Records
Id throw this in the folk metal category, a good grit/edge to it too, catchy and fun.

Emmure
Hindsight
SharpTone Records
Brutal core! with a heavy low end makes you want to stomp on some heads!

Lamb of God
Lamb of God
Epic
We’ve had a few singles from this already, and they’ve all been pretty good, a real kind of throwback to the simpler times… haha… yeah it does have a bit of that ashes of the wake sound, and 100% lamb of god!

Falconer
From a Dying Ember
Metal Blade Records
26 June 2020
This band is back after taking their time to make this album, a good solid power/prog effort here and they just announced that this will be their last. It’s a good way to go out on top.

Guardian Of Lightning
Cosmos Tree
Eclipse Records
17 July 2020
adds june 22
A little doom, a bit prog and stoner metal… they call it “thunder metal” where the typical lead guitar is placed with a big monster lead bass!

OFERMOD (swe)
Pentagrammaton
Shadow Records / Regain Records
22 June 2020
Blackened death, harsh vox, fast and cold/evil, but yup, a bit of a brutal death metal thing going on too. Good!!

PURTENANCE
Buried Incarnation
Xtreem Music
Release date: Tuesday, June 23rd 2020
Good ol dark death metal, a bit of a doomy down tempo melodic thing, harsh deathy vox, and a pinch of black metal harshness too.

Serment
Chante, Ô Flamme de la Liberté
Sepulchral Productions
24 June 2020
Classic black metal with creepy shouty-echoey vox, and a more epic full keyboard black metal sound.

Sombre Héritage
Alpha Ursae Minoris
Sepulchral Productions
24 June 2020
Black metal but with a bit of a more doomy groove.

Pale Divine
Consequence of Time
Cruz Del Sur Music
26 June 2020
Stoner metal with a doomy and throwback sound

Dismalimerence
Tome: 1
Transcending Records
26 June 2020
Blackened technical death with a doom/laid back element to it (from chicago!)

Stygian Crown
Stygian Crown
Cruz Del Sur Music
26 June 2020
Doomy metal with female vox, a big meaty sound, gritty, catchy, big grooves… cool stuff.

Queenmaker
Under the Kiss
Edged Circle
26 June 2020
A classic just hard rock with some clean female vox

CREATURE
Ex Cathedra
I, Voidhanger Records
26 June 2020
A lot going on here, proggy blackened epic death metal, cool stuff!

FLESHVESSEL
Bile of Man Reborn (EP)
I, Voidhanger Records
26 June 2020
A 25 minute track of experimental proggy black metal, from jazzy interludes to full on black metal.

NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM
E?ons
I, Voidhanger Records
26 June 2020
Experimental, post-metal with a horn section.

THECODONTION
Supercontinent
I, Voidhanger Records
26 June 2020
A grindy black metal.

VOODUS (swe)
Open the Otherness
Shadow Records / Regain Records
26 June 2020
Two longer songs, melodic doomy black metal.

IRAE (Portugal)
Lurking in the Depths
Signal Rex
26 June 2020
Raw old school black metal with a decent complexity and melodic tone

Orfvs
Ceremony of Darkness
Spread Evil
26 June 2020
Melodic and doomy black metal, some good atmosphere and piano to round out some dark and haunting sounds.

Dead Carnage
From Hell For Hate
Immortal Souls Productions
25 June 2020
Big groovin’ death metal. catchy, gritty and dark… brutal!

WALPURGIA (gre)
Altar of the Goatbaphomet
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
30 June 2020
Grindy blackened death metal

Band: ENSHADOWED
Album: Stare Into the Abyss
Labe: Odium records
Release date: June 30th, 2020
Straight up black metal, cold, harsh, (good production), dark and evil…

Odiosior
Odiosior
Spread Evil
26 June 2020
Classic black metal sound.. cold, harsh, dark

Band: IA
Album: initIAtion
Self Released
Release date: June 26th, 2020
They call it “shamanic metal” it has a bit of a middle east feel, melodic, prog-ish, laid back too.

CLAIRVOYANCE (Poland)
Demo
Caligari Records
26 June 2020
dark, down tempo death metal, (3 song ep) pretty good for a “demo”

Dauþuz
Grubenfall 1727
Amor Fati
26 June 2020
Kind of a classic melodic black metal, perhaps a bit more on the gloomy/doomy side of things (while still being all harsh, cold, dark and evil)

Gloom (Finland)
Rider of the Last Light
Spread Evil
26 June 2020
Old school black metal.

Locust Reign
Downfall
Horror Pain Gore Death
June 26th
very short songs, track 2, 17 seconds, with the distinction of the first song I’ve seen with “covid” in the title. “May Covid Kill You” yup, punky grindy thrash. the whole EP is like 6 tracks and 4 minutes lol Probably just have to play the whole thing?

Draemora
Awakening
Ultra Nast Records
26 June 2020
A kind of grooving metal-core-ish solid rock, catchy grooves, even getting a bit thrashy and deathy in parts too.

Long Distance Calling
How Do We Want To Live?
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Some regular laid back prog type stuff.

Serocs
Vore
Everlasting Spew Records
26 June 2020
Blackended death/thrash, with a technical element and lots of great brutal moments too. great stuff.

Dismalimerence
Tome: 1
Transcending Records
26 June 2020
Black metal, a bit post metal and laid back in parts, others go full on brutal black metal..

Constipation / Necrotomb
Fucking Morbid Splitting
Immortal Souls Productions
26 June 2020
Both bands fast and brutal/grindy death metal with short songs.

VIRTUAL SYMMETRY
Exoverse
30 June 2020
Here’s some kind of epic power/prog metal, good fast tempo, nice clean and full vox. cool stuff!

Hornwood Fell
Cursed Thoughts
Kadadra Music
Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020
Brutal death metal with a blackened death element, and yeah, a bit of technicality and some headbanging grooves too

Black Altar / Kirkebrann
Deus Inversus
Odium Records
30 June 2020
Black Altar is regular black metal with a little bit of an epic thing, Kirkebrann is some raw grooving blackened metal

FÖRGJORD
Laulu kuolemasta (CD, LP)
Werewolf
26 June 2020
lo-fi black metal, a bit more down tempo in parts and still cold

SHED THE SKIN
The Forbidden Arts (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
26 June 2020
Here’s some great fast and grooving death metal, maybe a bit extreme thrashy, harsh vox, catchy, great stufff!

Greenmachine
“D.A.M.N.” RRS
Riff Merchant
Release date: Friday, June 19th 2020
A bit of a stoner metal meets noise with some harsher vox and solid grooves, man.

Band: Leather Synn
Album (EP): Warlord
Label: Non Nobis Productions
Release date (CD): June 12th, 2020
Classic metal, clean vox, just you know, “metal”

Magick Touch
Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll
Edged Circle
26 June 2020
This is pretty much classic metal/hard rock with a bit of an 80’s/90’s thing going on.

Insatanity
Hymns Of The Gods Before
CDN Records
19 June 2020
Fast brutal blackened death… great stuff!

CICADASTONE
Dying In Sunshine (New-Single)
Golden Robot Records
15 June 2020
Melodic classic rock kind of stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 6/15/2020

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Jun 142020
 

Witch Taint
Sons Of Midwestern Darkness
Tee Pee Records
A kind of black metal “attitude” a fairly straightforward hard rock/classic metal with some great self aware fun stuff going on

KING 810
”House Of Dust”
Self Released
A bit more laid back compared to their previous stuff, a bit of a kind of emotive hard heavy rock thing

The Killer Smiles
Raising The Stakes (New-Single)
Die Laughing / Golden Robot Records
10 June 2020
Kind of an alt-rock hard rock grungy stoner rock

Phil X & The Drills
Right On The Money (New Single)
Golden Robot Records
10 June 2020
More alt-rock shuffley blues rock.

Ulthar
Providence
20 Buck Skin
Release date: Friday, June 12th 2020
Brutal death metal with about a 50/50 mix between that and black metal, with some grooves, cold dark harshness and brutality… good stuff.

Living Gate
Deathlust
Relapse
Release date: Friday, June 12th 2020
Airplay Date: Monday, June 8th 2020
Good brutal death metal, quick songs, blast beats, cookie monster, grooves… you got it!

This Will Destroy You
Vespertine
Dark Operative
Release date: Tuesday, June 9th 2020
Drony post metal, kind of like the noise a sound machine would make.

Veio
Vitruvian
Silent Majority Group
Proggy melodic hard rock-ish with a cool groove but staying a bit more on the melodic hard rock side of things

Ahab
Live Prey
Napalm Records
About 11 minute single so far of doomy post metal with a dark kind of black metal feel (cold, dark, depressing) without the harshness.

Beyond The Black
Horizons
Napalm Records
Melodic hard rock, clean female vox, decent grooves… cool

Oddko
Digital Gods
Independent

Dominion of Suffering
The Birth of Hateful Existence
Slovak Metal Army / Necroeucharist Productions
15 June 2020
A sort of grooving blackened death … harsh vox, a kind of dark, cold feel, but with a little bit of a death metal thing too.

MALIGN (swe)
Demo 1/95
Shadow Records /Regain Records
15 June 2020
Kind of raw old school black metal.

The Rite
Liturgy of the Black LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
19 June 2020
I guess this would fall into the melodic death area with a bit of an extreme thrash thing… pretty cool stuff.

SHADOWFLAG
IN ASYLUM REQUIEM
LABEL: CLOBBER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 19th 2020
Primarily a black metal sound, this has a bit of a groove and death metal meatiness when not being all cold and evil.

Sxuperion
Omniscient Pulse
Bloody Mountain Records
15 June 2020
Brutal old school death metal with a bit of a black metal mentality/feel

RITUAL MASS
Abhorred in the Eyes of God
Caligari Records
19 June 2020
Brutal death metal, yeah with a good groove

Carrion Vael
God Killer
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
(set for release on June 19th)
Here we have some monster grooving death metal with a bit of a technical black metal thing going on too… great stuff!

MARTHE
Sisters of Darkness
Caligari Records
19 June 2020
A kind of sludge/noise/grungy punky metal.

ZEBADIAH CROWE
HOST RIDER
LABEL: LORE BREAKER RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 15th 2020
A bit of a grindy hardcore sound.

The Path of Memory
Hell is Other People LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
19 June 2020
Mostly doomy with a black metal darkness

Vspolokh
?????
Purity Through Fire
21 June 2020
Doomy melodic black-ish metal.

MIEA
Chaos and Perfections
Slovak Metal Army
19 June 2020
A sort of gothy doom/alternative hard rock

Eye of Nix
Ligeia
Prophecy Productions
June 19
Blackened doom metal, a bit of a laid back prog thing too

Born & Raised
Intermezzo
Self Released
A hard rock thing, maybe a kind of modern metal-light… reminds me a little of a sevendust or something along those lines. melodic with a little edge.

Band: LAPSUS DEI
Album: Sea Of Deep Reflections
Country: Chile
Genre: Doom Metal
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: June 16th, 2020

Dawn of a Dark Age
La Tavola Osca
Antiq
10 July 2020
Two really long songs, but a melodic death/prog like some old school Opeth.

Heksebrann
Spiritual Descending
Self-released
Release date: Friday, May 1st 2020
I guess this is a Melodic death… a bit on the thrashy and maybe metalcore a bit too.

Ba’alzamon
A Desolate Place LP
Self Released
Melodic Death / Black Metal From Arkansas!… some cool stuff happening here.

Torchlight Parade
Torchlight Parade
Self Released
Release date: Friday, June 19th 2020
Hard rock with some catchy grooves, big clean vox getting into some screams!

Fraser Edwards
The Architect
Self Released
Release date: Friday, June 5th 2020
Power metal with some big over the top vox, and lots of meedly noodly guitars… a little on the Dragonforce end of genre.

The Outsider
From Ancient Gods and Forbidden Books
Self-released
Release date: Friday, April 24th 2020
Avant-Garde Extreme Metal from Mexico… what does that even mean? Avant Garde? Seems to be a bit prog, a bit maybe goth, and epic, and definitely experimental type sounding… with a brutal heavy/blackened death thing going on too.

Second Wind
Vital EP
Self Release
Grooving and catchy metalcore type stuff from Chicago. Good punishing riffage and a hardcore stomping good time!

Sorge
Sorge EP
Self Released
Release date: Friday, June 5th 2020
Doomy post metal

New Stuff This Week…6/8/2020

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Jun 072020
 

BPMD
American Made
Napalm Records
Blitz/Portnoy/Menghi/Demmel… some american metal legends hung out in Portnoy’s basement one weekend and made a covers album! While staying close to the original sound, they all put their own touches on each song and kind of metal-ifyed them a bit. Cool stuff!

The Exiled Martyr
“Novum Finem”
Self Released
Epic blackened melodic death metal… nice and technical, brutal in parts… great single!

Imperial Triumphant
“Rotted Futures”
Century Media
this single Takes a while to get going with a long post-metal noise intro… then gets into some experimental progressive black-noise metal.

Black Crown Initiate
”Sun Of War
Century Media
Technical deathy with a melodic thrashy death thing. Great single!

Oracle
Hindsight Is 2020
Pavement Entertainment
Mixing a bit melodic death with a little metalcore and symphonic/keyboardy stuff… pretty cool!

Haken
Virus
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Already had one song, but now the full… yes. these guys are pushing the prog metal, keeping it chill in parts, going full metal in others, and just 100% prog. Glad to have this band!

Behold… The Arctopus
Hapeleptic Overtrove
Willowtip Records / P2
12 June 2020
This one is a bit out there, kind of jazzy, experimental and instrumental.

Ordo Sanguinis Noctis
Chthonic Blood Mysteries
Eternal Death
12 June 2020
A black metal attitude, but music is a bit more downtempo, a little cold feeling, but not all shrieky and blast beats, a kind of gloom/doomy feel.

MOONLIGHT HAZE
Lunaris
Scarlet Records
12 June 2020
Power metal-female vox, a bit epic-ish.

Valdrin
Effigy of Nightmares CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
12 June 2020
Black metal with a piano/keyboard thing going on to add to the melody/creepiness! decent black metal here.

Jupiter Hollow
Bereavement
Self-Release
12 June 2020
A kind of laid back hard rock, a little prog, a bit just modern rock.

Obscene
The Inhabitable Dark
Blood Harvest Records
June 12
Death metal with a bit of a blackened thrash thing going on, a little grindy grit too… good stuff!

FOETAL JUICE
GLUTTONY
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 12th 2020
Brutal and a bit technical, quick short songs, a little speedy thrashy grooves too

Nemesium
Continua
Black Lion Records
12 June 2020
Now here we have some kind of technical death metal, a bit melodic, but really kind of brutal, with a thrashy edge to it.

Sven Gali
“3” (EP) – Out June 12th
RFL Records
12 June 2020
A bit modern metal, and some groovin’ hard rock. Cool catchy music.

Anonymus
La Bestia
Bam&co Heavy
12 June 2020
Thrashy heavy stuff with a Sepultura-like groove and probably having the lyrics in Spanish help with the vibe… the catch? They’re from Quebec!

Immortal Sÿnn
Anamnesis (Radio Edit) – single
Immortal Sÿnn
12 June 2020
A little melodic heavier power metal with mostly clean power metal type vox with a little bit of an edge pushing.

Artist: ZWAREMACHINE
Album: Be A Light
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: June 9th, 2020
Industrial and it’d be pushing it to call it metal

FORGED IN BLACK
TEN YEARS AT THE FORGE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: 26 MAY 2020
Thrashy power metal, big clean vox, music is generally melodic proggy/power metal, but gets a bit heavier too. Cool stuff!

Crowdead
Malphus
Self Released
A bit of a thrash sound but throw in a heavier deathy groove… harsh vox, but still some melodic stuff too… good good!

Paralysis
Mob Justice
Self released
Release date: Friday, May 29th 2020
Kind of a deathy extreme thrash/hardcore… cool stuff!!

Witnesses
Doom II
Self-Release
31 May 2020
Melodic doom with a black/dark element in some parts

Release: Halysis
Cerulean
Record label: Self released
Melodic, technical, kind of a metalcore/melodic death hybrid, pretty good.

JASON AARON WOOD
Single “Sycophant”
Self
Single of Tech-Death with a good melodic death thing too

Steve Hackett
Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, June 12, 2020
A show from 2013 doing the classics of Genesis with special guests… this is a remaster and vinyl issue.

Terrifying Parasites
“Human Disease” [EP]
Self released
Released on April 4th, 2020
Described as “Old-school Death Metal from Germany” I think could say that… a bit raw and not a lot of low end groove, has some promise.

New Stuff This Week…6/1/2020

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Jun 012020
 

Bleed From Within
Fracture
Century Media
Heavy and brutal in parts, yet melodic too with this metalcore sound cool stuff.

LAMB OF GOD
Routes feat. Chuck Billy
Epic
4th new single from Lamb of God… classic LoG sound but what? Chuck Billy singing too? YUP!

-(16)-
Dream Squasher
Relapse
A little gritty hardcore, groove, and sludge, maybe a bit like a Crowbar/Eyehategod…

Exhumed & Gruesome
Twisted Horror
Relapse
Release date: Friday, June 5th 2020
Brutal, catchy and yeah extreme thrashy too… (exhumed) Gruesome is grooving old school death metal.

GRAVESHADOW
“GWYNNBLEIDD”
M-THEORY AUDIO
Proggy power metal with a symphonic element, with female vocals… but not really in that typical operattic style… she’s got a great tone and grit… a more rockin’ style.

Sun & Flesh
”Bored”
Self – Released
A kind of modern metal/rock, a little djenty, a tiny prog and solid-rock type thing too.

Alestorm
Curse of The Crystal Coconut
Napalm Records
Catchy and folky, power metal/classic metal with songs all about having fun and partying (like all their stuff) and this is a-okay and great stuff.

The Ghost Inside
The Ghost Inside
Epitaph Records
Modern metalcore with melodic and hardcore stuff. big breakdown, and some of that clean vox singy stuff too.

Disciples Of Verity
Pragmatic Sanction
Independent
Here’s some just good ol groovin’ hard rockin’ metal from a super group of sorts. (corey Glover, drummer from God Forbid, Sekond Skyn and Negative Sky members and lots of guests) Clean vox, solid grooves and melodic stuff too.

Detonation Boulevard
Make Thrash Fat Again
Independent
Big meaty grooves, a kind of death metal edge (vox), a little groovin’ doom too. decent stuff.

October Falls
A Fall of an Epoch
Purity Through Fire
30 May 2020
Melodic doomy black metal… has some good melodic music, with harsh vox. and then full on black metal too.

The Hallowed Catharsis
Killowner
Lacerated Enemy Records
2 June 2020
Extreme kind of blackened/deathy thrash, heavy grooves, brutal and harsh vox, fast and groovin’ too… good stuff!!

Sanctifying Ritual
Sanctifying Ritual LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
5 June 2020
Melodic deathy black metal. Has a dark, cold vibe, but a cool meaty groove… production is a bit raw, but not bad to ruin anythying.

Re-Armed
Ignis Aeternum
Black Lion Records
5 June 2020
straight up melodic death, with maybe even a bit of an epic thing going on, solid grooves, some sing-along parts, brutal heavy and catchy too… great stuff.

Sarpa
Solivagus
Self-Release
5 June 2020
Doomy death metal with a little melodic groove

Front (Finland)
Antichrist Militia 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
5 June 2020
An extreme thrash, almost a blackened death/thrash thing… very heavy, but with a kind of groove and catchiness.

Blight
Temple of Wounds
Svart Records
5 June 2020
we have some black metal here, but with a bit of a grindy death thing too… pretty cool stuff.

Kryptamok
Verisaarna
Purity Through Fire
30 May 2020
A blackened, kind of epic-ish black metal, a bit of a behemoth meets dimmu borgir, leaning more on the black metal and older dimmu sound. good!

Gorlvsh
New City Vibe
No List Records & Ancient Temple Recordings
5 June 2020
Thrashy, grindy, dark, a bit hard/metalcore too.

WITCHES
The Fates
Mighty Spells Records
5 June 2020
Extreme thrash / melodic death, catchy, fast and kind of technical too… great stuff.

Flagg
Nothing But Death
Purity Through Fire
8 June 2020
harsh and blistering old school black metal

Junkowl
Making Out With My Death – Out June 5, 2020
Self-Release
5 June 2020
some stoner-like riffs, a bit of a hardcore sound overall.. cool edge to it too

Mustasuo
Katharsis
Record label: Off Records
Release Date: June 5th 2020
They call it “Blackened Crust / Hardcore” and of course I hear that, but I hear a bit more on the black metal side of things with a little melodic groove.

Band: From the Vastland
Album: The Haft Khan
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: June 1st, 2020
This qualifies as black metal, a bit more dark and doomy, more of a groove in between the classic blast beat cold black metal.

Band: Mazikeen
Album: The Solace of Death
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: June 1st, 2020
Symphonic Black Metal… a kind of full wall of sound with more of a blackened symphonic death… a bit more melodic and full than just ol black metal.

Frost*
Others – EP
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, June 5, 2020
An EP from these prog veterans… melodic, a little electronic

Cauldron Black Ram
Slaver
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, May 22nd 2020
Doomy grooving death metal.

THRONEUM
Oh Death… Oh Death… Determinate, Preach and Lead Us Astray
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
I guess this would be kind of a blackened post metal. a few really longs songs and some interludes.

LJOSAZABOJSTWA
G?oryja ?mierci
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 8.06.2020
Country: Belarus
This one also has some longer tracks, more of a melodic black/death metal thing happening. A good mix of harsh brutality while maintaining some harsh grooves.

BARBARIC HORDE
Axe of Superior Savagery
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
More raw black/death metal, this one leaning a little more on the black metal vocally, and death metal musically.

Luna 13
Wicked Gods
BLACK BASS METAL
An industrial satanic black metal type thing

BLACK FALCON
EGO MORTEM MACHINA
LABEL: MORNING STAR HEATHENS MUSIC GROUP
RELEASE DATE: MAY 26th 2020
A kind of bluesy metal, with a good hard rockin’ groove

Vesicarum
Reign Of Terror
One Eyed Toad Records
22 May 2020
Big grooving death metal.

Band: Iron Wings
Album: Dzejnieks
Self Released
Release date: March 31st, 2020
A little thrash with a classic metal base.

Black Passage
“THE VEIL”
Self Released
A kind of groovy death metal it’s decent!

White Crone
The Poisoner
Self Released
Traditional Metal… a cool big vocal, catchy sound too.

New Stuff This Week… 5/25/2020

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May 252020
 

Sorcerer
Lamenting of the Innocent
Metal Blade Records
29 May 2020
Kind of classic metal, a bit more of a dark edge, clean vox, a little bit of power metal too.

ZOMBI
Breakthrough & Conquer
Relapse
A kind of basic hard rock instrumental (single)

Devildriver
“Keep Away From Me”
Napalm Records
They just announced a 2 album set, one this year and one next year with a single… this is it… a bit of a down tempo, but still heavy, just not super fast, big meaty grooves. Cool stuff.

Jack Russell’s Great White
Acoustic Bites
Cleopatra Records
It’s acoustic, but you do have the right guy doing the voice, and the songs all work, all of the good classics… but, acoustic and “Mosh Pit” are not always a good pair….

SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL
“Demolisher”
Sumerian
The name of the song descrbes it well, it’s demolishing! Brutal, technical and brutal again. pinch of melodic black metal and has that “sumerian” sound too.

VEIL OF MAYA
Outsider
Sumerian
Another single… some technical metalcore, with a bit of a melodic modern metalcore type stuff going on too.

Grave Digger
Fields Of Blood
Napalm Records
A sort of epic pirate power metal. ALways pretty solid stuff from these guys.

The Wise Man’s Fear
Valley Of Kings
SharpTone Records
Starts off as some brutal deathmetal then gets a bit into a more modern metal core, clean chorus/melodic death type sound.

Behemoth
A Forest
Metal Blade Records
29 May 2020
An ep with a cover of the Cur’s “A Forest” of course, as you would have hoped, it’s a LOT heavier, done in the normal brutal style of Behemoth. (that’s how you do a cover!) rounded out by a live version and a couple more tracks

BLOOD STAR
The Fear (7″ EP, TAPE)
Shadow Kingdom
29 May 2020
Here’s a kind of just classic metal 2 song EP… a little bit of a doom, but more of just “metal”

Evoker (Australia)
Evil Torment CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
29 May 2020
An extreme thrashy death metal, almost has a bit of a Carcass thing going on…

BLUT
Hermeneutics
AUSR
29 May 2020
A bit goth, experimental, electronic, throwing some growls and metal stuff too… all over the place so dare I say progressive? yeah.

Akolyth
Akolyth
Amor Fati
29 May 2020
old school black metal 4 9+ minute tracks. Pretty decent black metal

IMPIETY
Versus All Gods (CD, LP)
Evil Dead Production / Hells Headbangers
29 May 2020
Heavier thrashy blackened death type thing, solid headbangin’ grooves I like!

SHIVERS / NAUSEATOR
Too Gross For Most – split 7″
Hells Headbangers
29 May 2020
Both are some kind of gore-grind.. Shivers has some decent production, Nauseator is a bit more raw.

Heinous / Fluids
Snuffed / Torture Euphoric Split
Horror Pain Gore Death
set for release on May 29th
Heinous is some pretty good grind, solid… Fluids is a bit more dark and doom/death/sludge

Pagan (Turkey)
Rehearsal Tape ’19
Saturnal
29 May 2020
Sounds pretty good for a rehearsal tape! we have here some good ol black metal. harsh, cold, dark.

Band: Misanthropic Rituals
Album: A Path Through Absent Places
Self Released
Release date: May 25th, 2020
A more melodic blackened death… not quite full on black metal, not quite full on death metal, some faster parts, and some more doomy slower parts too. pretty decent.

Poccolus
Poccolus
Inferna Profundus Records
29 May 2020
Lo-fi black metal with a creepy echoey vocal

VIOLENT HAMMER
Riders of the Wasteland (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
29 May 2020
Grindy blackened death metal, a bit raw in production

Band: SONGS FROM BLACK SPIRIT
Album: I Am Who I Am
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: May 26th, 2020
classic metal, with a little bit of a prog/power metal thing going on.

Old Bones
Sleepwalker EP
Self Released
March 21st, 2020
Melodic metal, a little heavier in parts, pushing to a melodic death, but overall, a good solid “metal”

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS
Lux
Self
Release date: Friday, May 15th 2020
Doomy dark metal, a bit melodic, a bit post-metal.

Oxidize
Dark Confessions
wormholdeath
A solid classic metal with good catchy grooves and a full sound.

Band: Chotzä
Album: Tüüfuswärk
Label: Northern Fog Records (CD), Sturmglanz (Vinyl) and Worship Tapes (MC)
Release date: March 31st, 2020
Black metal, with a bit more of a death metal chunky groove. Cool stuff.

FOUL BODY AUTOPSY
PURIFIED READY TO RECLAIM
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: MAY 23rd 2020
Death metal with a melodic death, technica/prog thing happening… just one 7 minute track here… cool stuff.

Barren Womb
Lizard Lounge
Loyal Blood Records
22 May 2020
A crusty punky metal with a sense of humor

Devil With No Name
Devil With No Name
New Density
Release date: Friday, May 22nd 2020
Blackened melodic death metal, solid catchy headbanging grooves while keeping that cold darkness

Temnein
Tales: Of Humanity And Greed
Blood Blast
Release date: Friday, May 22nd 2020
Some pretty cool melodic death, has some big grooves, catchy stuff, maybe a little prog-ish too

Close The Hatch
Modern Witchcraft
Red Moth
Release date: Friday, May 22nd 2020
Doomy, melodic, depressing… a bit post-metal too.

Artist: Pulse
Single: Black Knight
Release date: May 29th, 2020
Label: NRT records
Kind of an industrial techno thing… might be better for Something Wonderful

New Stuff This Week… 5/18/2020

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May 172020
 

Wilderun
”Far From Where Dreams Unfurl”
Century Media
a kind of prog metal that reminds me a bit of the newer opeth. A full epic/orchestral sound, great musicianship, a nice heavy edge, but super melodic Great!

VESSEL OF LIGHT
“Wasp” single and video
Independent
11 May 2020
Classic metal with a little doomy stoner groove.

From Hell
Rats & Ravens
Scourge Records
This is a bit thrashy death metal with a bit of a noise/hardcore? Cool stuff (at least for this single)

Die Kreatur
Panopitikum
Napalm Records
Gothy german metal with an industrial thing going on.

Maelstrom
Of Gods And Men
Independent
A bit power metal, a bit classic metal, maybe a pinch of prog.

BruceXCampbell
South To No Life
Label: Give Praise records
Release date: May 8th, 2020
Grindy noise metal, fast and heavy, brutal and in your face!

Fatum Aeternum
Singing Songs of Desperation
Self Released
Release date: Sunday, May 3rd 2020
Here’s some metal from Israel, has a bit of a middle eastern (myrath?) sound, with a folk/string element with a bit of a prog. Neat stuff.

Shape Of Water
Great Illusions
Eclipse Records
12 June 2020 adds may 18
Melodic kind of alternative rock, maybe a bit progressive. (not really all that metal)

The Third Eye Rapists
Deathtrip Transcendence / Magicians of the Holocaust
Amor Fati
17 May 2020
Old school brutal death/blackened metal. … production is a bit raw.

Protosequence
A Blunt Description of Something Obscene
Lacerated Enemy Records
19 May 2020
Brutal technical death, emphasis on the technical part, and yeah, maybe a bit into the melodic death realm.

Killitorous
The Afterparty
Tentacles Industries
22 May 2020
From the description…”ft. members from Annihilator, Suffocation, First Fragment” and “Album guests include members from Voivod, Allegaeon, Soen, Blackguard, Cryptopsy, Firewind and more!”
Technical, brutal death metal, funny too! great stuff!

Tøronto
Under Siege
Dying Victims Productions
May 22.
Gritty, crusty kind of classic punked up light extreme metal… not quote death or black metal… but on its way

Zatyr
Ornament of Proposition
Dying Victims Productions
goes from a bit of a heavy melodic thrashy thing with some more regular metal grooves

Caligula’s Horse
Rise Radiant
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Prog hard rock/ metal… some more laid back Porcupine Tree type stuff, leaning into a bit heavier metal grit

MOUNTAINEER
Bloodletting
Lifeforce
may 22
Mostly doom, a bit melodic and kind of post-metal

ESOCTRILIHUM
Eternity Of Shaog
I, Voidhanger Records
22 May 2020
Blackened death with a bit of an epic atmospheric element going on too.

COSMIC PUTREFACTION
The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers
I, Voidhanger Records
22 May 2020
Grooving brutal death metal getting pretty technical too.

Release: TreaTmenT
Sagacity
Record label: Inverse Records
A proggy thing, good meaty riffs, solid grooves and catchiness, while being prog/technical too.

Féleth
“Depravity” Out May 22nd
DeadPop Records
22 May 2020
A good brutal melodic death, some big grooves with a bit of technicality too… great stuff

Lucid Conformity
Architects of Madness
Recharger Records
Release date: Friday, May 1st 2020
A kind of heavier, brutal-ish hardcore sound… vox have that hardcore style, but the music is a more extreme heavier thrash… cool stuff!

Band: SHADOW IN THE DARKNESS
Album: Erstwhile Befell
Label: Sliptrick Records
Release date: May 19th, 2020
Super fast, technical/proggy death metal.

Iku-Turso
Pakana
Self Released
Release date: Friday, May 15th 2020
A bit of a doomy black metal.

Band: Breaking the Silent
Album (EP): Breaking the Silent
self released
Release date: April 3rd,2020
Kind of a thrashy classic metal… female vox, solid heavy grooves

Band: THEOSOPHY
Album: Towers Of Dark Pantheon
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: May 5th, 2020
Melodic death with an emphasis on more of a black metal… nice full almost epic sound. and some good catchy grooves!

Dining With Dogs
The Problem With Friends
Dirt City Studios
Release date: Friday, May 15th 2020
Here is a sort of grungy noise rock.

Deathing
All Hail The Decay (EP)
Inverse Records
A thrashy death metal, reminds me a bit of Kreator.

Ebonivory
The Long Dream I
(Wild Thing Records)
A sort of melodic modern metalcore. A bit prog and heavy grooves. Harsh and clean vox and a bit of a Protest the Hero light .

Paradise
Self-Titled (2020)
Vega Musique
13 March 2020
Some pretty straightforward classic metal.

ACxDC
Satan Is King
Prosthetic Records
Release date: Friday, May 15th 2020
Extreme thrash and grindy, a pinch of a strapping young lad

Band: Abhorrent
Album: Kathabasis
Label: Australis Records
Release date: April 17th, 2020
Thrashy death metal with a little bit of crust

WINTEREVE
October Dark
Self Released
Gothic Doom Metal

OzNor
Shattered Illusions
Self-Released / Distrokid
Release date: Sunday, February 2nd 2020
A proggy metal instrumental

New Stuff This Week… 5/11/2020

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May 092020
 

NAGLFAR
Cerecloth
Century Media
Sweet! Some new Naglfar… blackened death metal, fast, heavy, and evil too!

Cryptex
Once Upon a Time
SPV/ Steamhammer
Epic kind of prog hard rock, good grooves, and definitely a lot going on.

Axel Rudi Pell
Sign Of The Times
SPV/ Steamhammer
Classic metal, with a bit of a power metal thing happening from this veteran

O’Brother
You and I
Self Released (Syndicate)
Alternative hard rock

VOICES OF RUIN
PATH TO IMMORTALITY
M-THEORY AUDIO
Meaty and brutal death metal with a splash of thrashy melodic death going on too.

Within Temptation
Entertain You (Single)
Within Temptation Music
Solid female fronted melodic kind of power metal thing.

Ensiferum
Rum, Women, Victory (single)
Metal Blade Records
10 July 2020
A bit melodic death, some folk metal, good fast catchy metal

Firewind
Firewind
AFM Records
15 May 2020
One of those power metal bands that kind of goes above and keeps it a bit more heavy and interesting… great stuff.

Vader
Solitude In Madness
Nuclear Blast
OMG… Great stuff again, fast, heavy, quick and to the point songs. Great metal!

Vandenberg
2020
Mascot Label Group
An all new lineup…Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on vox, the first album under this name in 35! years! This is some good classic metal with some solid grooves and even a new recording of their hit Burning Heart

Libricide
Last Time (Single)
Independent
Here’s a just good ol hard rock track… a bit of a modern melodic rock sound.

Paradise Lost
Obsidian
Nuclear Blast
15 May 2020
Doomy melodic, and dark with some heavier deathy vox… I’m not usually a big fan of this band, but I’m liking some of this!

Lord Vigo
Danse De Noir
High Roller Records
10 April 2020
A little doom, but mostly some classic metal

TYRANT (U.S.)
Hereafter
Shadow Kingdom
15 May 2020
First album since 1996 from this classic metal band.. This has a bit of a classic metal, with a little old school light thrash… but more of a Judas Priest style.. cool stuff.

Devangelic
Ersetu
Willowtip Records
15 May 2020
Brutal death metal, blistering wall of punishment… great stuff

River Of Souls
Usurper
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, May 15th 2020
Here’s some melodic death/doom going on with just an overall dark gloomy feel with heavier death/almost blackened death parts. decent stuff.

Pattern-Seeking Animals
Prehensile Tales
Insideout
Release date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Prog featuring present and former Spock’s Beard members, great stuff, but might not be quite Mosh Pit material.

Sarcófago
Hate
Greyhaze Records (Reissue)
15 May 2020
Reissue of their 1994 album. pretty raw production-wise, Otherwise, it’s some pretty brutal black metal… especially thinking of when this came out, pretty cool.

Horn (Germany)
Mohngang LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
15 May 2020
Black metal with a melodic groove too.

Sinisthra (ft. Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis)
The Broad and Beaten Way – Out May 15
Rockshots Records
15 May 2020
A kind of gothy melodic metal, moonspell light.

Formless Master / Bayht Lahm
No Chords Barred
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on May 15th)
Formless master is brutal death metal, Bayht Lahm is also brutal, but the production is a bit raw and muddy

Runespell / Forest Mysticism
Wandering Forlorn – split LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
15 May 2020
Runespell’s half is lo-fi old school black metal, Forest Mysticsim is more of a classic black metal with more melodic breaks.

Black Vatican
Arcana Lament
Self-Released
Release date: Saturday, January 18th 2020
A bit of an old school black metal with some cool doomy grooves.

Zwiespalt
Ambivalenz
Self-Released
Release date: Thursday, January 9th 2020
Old school black metal

Rising Sunset
De Mysterium Tenebris
Wormholedeath
Dark, doomy blackened death metal, a full keyboard/orchestral sound, a bit down tempo and gloomy… but still heavy/harsh

CONFLICT
DECISION CODE
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 2020
Here’s a kind of melodic death with a little bit of a gothy groove… cool stuff.

RivetSkull
Trail of Souls
Self-Release
7 February 2020
just some good ol classic metal. Good vox, nice groove

Artist: Giuseppe Zaupa
Title: Waves
Self released
Release: May 11th, 2020
Instrumental Metal, just a basic standard metal, good melodic instrumental

Bear
Propaganda
Pelagic
Release date: Friday, May 8th 2020
Harsh vox, kind of harsh vox, with some melodic parts too, almost a metalcore, but a bit modern metal, pretty cool stuff.

My Missing Half
Ceaseless Decay
(Self-Released)
Technical heavy death metal a bit like Black Dahlia Murder

New Stuff This Week…5/4/2020

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May 032020
 

Bleed From Within
”Night Crossing”
Century Media
Heavy and groovin’ metal with some harsh vox then a bit melodic like some metalcore type stuff.

Armored Saint
Isolation (Live from Isolation) – Single
Metal Blade Records
1 May 2020
A basic track seemingly recorded during the covid stuff… great to hear John Bush’s vox, production is a little raw and it has an acoustic-ish feel… neat stuff.

KING 810
”Dukes”
Self Released
Here’s a new track from this band… a kind of shuffling groove, not really poking too fast or heavy.

LET US PREY
HALO CROWN (single)
M-THEORY AUDIO
Solid grooving metal, a bit melodic, a little classic metal, modern groove metal too… cool stuff.

Winterfylleth
The Reckoning Dawn
Candlelight Records
English black metal, a kind of classic black metal sound, although it’s a bit more of a full sound not as hollow as a typical black metal… still 100% of a classic heavy black metal sound… decent stuff with longer songs.

Fight the Fight
Pacemaker – Single
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records
30 April 2020
A little thrashy groove, some melodic classic metal… looking forward to more.

Sojourner
Premonitions
Napalm Records
Atmospheric deathy blackened and melodic post-metal type stuff.

Grand Massive
4
Metalville Records
Pretty straightforward metal with a bit of a modern hard rock thing happening

Cryptworm
Reeking Gunk Abhorrence
Me Saco Un Ojo
2 May 2020
Groovin’ death metal.

Cryptic Shift
Visitations From Enceladus CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
4 May 2020
This is interesting, the first track is 25 mins long, followed up by a couple 7 minute tracks and a 5.5min… This is kind of an extreme tech/prog thrashy death metal. Interesting stuff.

APOSENTO
Conjuring the New Apocalypse
Xtreem
Release date: Tuesday, May 5th 2020
a bit of a classic death metal with maybe a bit more harsh vox.

Mean Messiah
Divine Technology
Slovak Metal Army
5 May 2020
This has a bit of a death metal meets Fear Factory sound… pretty cool with a pinch of an industrial

Artist: Keitzer
Album (re-issue): Where The Light Ends
Label: Give Praise records
Release date: May 8th, 2020
Deathy grind with maybe even a tiny bit of catchy/melodic groove

Omniarch
Self-Titled
Self-Release
8 May 2020
Technical death maybe getting into a deathcore/melodic death area… cool stuff.

Goat Necropsy
Bloody and Fresh
Reverbera Music
May 12
Brutal blackend death

Band: Winterblut
Album: monotot
Label: Nihilistische KlangKunst
Release date: May 5th, 2020
Classic old school black metal.

Band: The Last Seed
Album: Revenant
Label: Nihilistische KlangKunst
Release date: May 5th, 2020
Classic black metal.

Band: Sørgelig
Album: Devoted to Nothingness
Label: Nihilistische KlangKunst
Release date: May 5th, 2020
Lofi black metal.

Band: Sores
Album: Sores
Label: Nihilistische KlangKunst
Release date: May 5th, 2020
This is black metal with a bit of a groove and brutal harsh grooves too.

Gaffa Ghandi
Artificial Disgust
Exile On Mainstreams
Release date: Friday, April 24th 2020
A bit of a proggy doomy groove

Dawnwalker
Crestfallen
Self-released
April 11
A blackened doomy tone with a kind of prog rock thing

Czer?
Zgliszcza
Selfmadegod
Release date: Friday, May 1st 2020
sludgey deathy doom with some grooves, dark blackened parts, and a bit of post metal

Auroch
Stolen Angelic Tongues
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, April 24th 2020
Fast and frenetic blackened death mostly on the black metal side… brutal and cold.

Artist: Hellgrimm
Album: Elysium
Self released
Release date: February 18th, 2020
Stonery doom metal with some female big voice vox..

Thy Despair
The Song of Desolation – Out May 8th
Rockshots Records
8 May 2020
A nice full proggy/power metal sound, big female operattic vox and deathy growls too, great contrast between the two… neat stuff.

ANUBIS GATE
Covered in Colours ( radio singles)
Nightmare Records
23 April 2020
A classic proggy metal, almost like Styx meets metalled up a little bit.

Band: Symbiotic Growth
Album: Symbiotic Growth
Self released
Release date: March 27th, 2020
Progressive Black/Death Metal a great technicality and brutality, yet melodic and proggy cool stuff.

TRICK OR TREAT
The Legend of the XII Saints
Scarlet Records
24 April 2020
Good ol classic power metal, nice!

Icon Of Evil
Icon Of Evil
Selfmadegod
Release date: Friday, May 1st 2020
This has a thrashy melodic death thing going on… cool stuff!!

An Autumn For Crippled Children
All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet
Prosthetic
Release date: Friday, May 1st 2020
post metal / black metal / symphonic-ish.