New Stuff This Week…6/14/2021

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Jun 142021
 

Wolves In The Throne Room
“Mountain Magick”
Relapse
Melodic blackened metal… a classic black metal feel however with a bit more deathy groove and epicness

Amenra
“Voor Immer”
Relapse
Down tempo depressing post metal type doom stuff.

Powerwolf
“Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend” ft. Alissa White-Gluz
Napalm
Another single from their soon to be released album… this time featuring Arch Enemy front woman with some good harsh fox to go over theis good ol classic metal.

MORDRED
MALIGNANCY
M-THEORY AUDIO
first single from their first full length album in 27 years… this funky fusion/groovin’ thrash band is back! DJ scratching and riffs and all.

Alustrium
Monument to Silence
Unique Leader Records
Technical death metal and yeah, brutal too! Not full on brutal like most stuff has been on this label, but still heavy as hell with a little melody and definately technicality

Helloween
Helloween
Nuclear Blast USA
First album with the “Pumpkins United” lineup. YOu can imagine that it’s epic…it is… from the band that somewhat invented power metal… they still carry the flag!

Subway To Sally
Eisheilige Nacht: Back To Lindenpark
Napalm Records
German melodic folk metal. Epic/orchestral, lots going on

Fear Factory
Aggression Continuum
Nuclear Blast USA
While not in the band anymore, Burton Bell had already laid the vox down for this album, and so far, it’s sure fire classic Fear Factory sound. Looking forward to the rest, but the first two singles sound great (if you’re a FF fan)

Demon Incarnate
Leaves Of Zaqqum
Metalville Records
Groovin’ female fronted stoner-like / grungy metal. Cool stuff.

RADIO: Reaping Asmodeia
Day 69 (Cover single)
Prosthetic Records
4 June 2021
Most bands will cover a fairly well known rock song or from a typical classic metal band… these guys? Decapitated’s “Day 69” from Organic Hallucinosis… wow… great take and peak of tech death metal. Just a standalone single here, but great stuff.

GNOSIS
Omens from the Dead Realm
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: June 14, 2021
Raw blackened death metal, has a bit of death metal groove, with a cold harshness of black metal

BLACK CEREMONIAL KULT
Crowned in Chaos
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: June 14, 2021
Black Death Metal similar to the above… brutal yet cold

NECROCHAOS
al Angels Descent
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: June 14, 2021
Brutal and dark death metal, a kind of low tempo blackened death groove

THY KINGDOM WILL BURN
Thy Kingdom Will Burn
Scarlet Records
18 June 2021
This has a melodic death/doom/thrashy type feeling

Draemora
Death Rectangle – Out June 18
Self-Release
18 June 2021
A bit metalcore, big grooves, some deathy metal type stuff too.. cool cool.

REINFORCER
Prince Of The Tribes
Scarlet Records
18 June 2021
Melodic classic metal with a power metal thing going on… a little heavier and pinch into some thrashy stuff

NEKER
Slower
Time To Kill Records
18 June 2021
A doomy stoner groovin’ metal… cool stuff

Band: Decayed
Album: Old Ghosts and Primeval Demons
Label: Lusitanian Music
Release date: June 18th 2021
Classic black metal with a good groovin’ evil thrashy speed going on… cool stuff!

Oxblood Forge
Decimator
Self-Release
18 June 2021
Classic metal with some screamy/shouted vox. Heaviness is just shy of trash, but has a good groove.

THE DAY OF THE BEAST
INDISPUTABLY CARNIVOROUS
Prosthetic Records
18 June 2021
There’s a thrashy thing going on, but kick it up a bunch of notches to a deathy heaviness

Entierro
El Camazotz
Self-Release
18 June 2021
Classic metal/hard rock.

Pharaoh
The Powers That Be
Cruz Del Sur Music
18 June 2021
Classic metal with clean vox, leaning a little thrash/prog-ish

Malgöth
Primordial Dawn 12″ MLP
Iron Bonehead
18 June 2021
Brutal blackened death… a bit raw and in your face

Param-Nesia
Aspect of Creation – Out June 18th
Self-Release
18 June 2021
Some cool technical death going on here… big grooves… cool stuff

Archaeopteris
Vision Chaotiques D´un Songe Halluciné
Personal Records / Void Wanderer
18 June 2021
A couple of 8 minute tracks of doomy melodic blackened death… a bit much in the post metal stuff to draw the songs out a little longer.

Spasticus
Fuck Me Before I Die
Horror Pain Gore Death
June 18th
Raw, blackened thrashy death… mostly sounds like a demo, but a punked up fun vibe though

Release: Bloodbeat
Process of Extinction
Release Date: June 18th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
German classic death metal / thrash with a catchy brutal sound. cool stuff

Triton Devs
Stay Alive – Out June 18
Rockshots Records
18 June 2021
Melodic hard rock/ classic metal with a strong progressive rock/metal thing going on

Kriegszittern
Kriegszittern
Chaos Records
18 June 2021
Death metal with a little doom and dark/black metal thing going on… a bit sludgey/grungy.

New Stuff This Week… 6/7/2021

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Jun 072021
 

RED FANG
Arrows
Relapse
Down tempo stoner / noise metal. Monster riffs, some good grooves too.

Somnuri
Nefarious Wave
Blues Funeral
A bit of a progressive doom/extreme sound. Some harsh vox, overall musically fairly laid back with a little grit… cool stuff.

DIVINE HERESY
BRINGER OF PLAGUES & BLEED THE FIFTH
M-THEORY AUDIO
I think these have been out of print for a bit, and now reissued… some great heavy stuff put out by Dino Cazares while he wasn’t in Fear Factory… I liked both of these albums when they came out and still like them. Heavy and catchy too.

CASSIUS KING
King Of Lies
Nomad Eel Records
25 May 2021
Classic metal/hard rock… a catchy heavy edge while remaining grooving and accessible.

Distant
Aeons Of Oblivion
Unique Leader Records
Harsh brutal death metal, with a freight train of drums and riffs with pissed off vox makes you wonder “what’s their problem?” I don’t care, but I like their music! haha

Crypta
Echoes Of The Soul
Napalm Records
Death metal with a hint of some technical/melodic/thrashy stuff going on… great stuff.

Go Ahead And Die
Go Ahead And Die
Nuclear Blast USA
Grooving and brutal death metal, great stuff… almost an extreme thrash

Hammer King
Hammer King
Napalm Records
Classic metal with a touch of power metal goodness

Timo Tolkkis Avalon
The Enigma Birth
Frontiers Music SRL
Timo is back with some of his fast and catchy power metal anthemic type stuff.

Rhapsody Of Fire
I’ll Be Your Hero EP
AFM Records
4 June 2021
An EP with some live, re-recordings and others… it’s always good to have a reson to play this over the top proggy epic power metal.

Crimson Dimension
Crimson Dimension
Spread Evil
4 June 2021
Four pretty long songs of some proggy blackened death metal. Pretty cool.

T.O.M.E.
I-III
Spread Evil
4 June 2021
Three longer songs (10 min +) of post black metal type stuff.

FLUIDS
Not Dark Yet (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
4 June 2021
Brutal death metal with a little sludge, machine gun drums, more guttural than cookie monster vox…

Soul Grinder
Lifeless Obsession
MDD Records
4 June 2021
Good solid death metal. metaty riffs, catchy grooves, good production

Band: Intentional Trainwreck
Album: Smokestack of Souls
Self Released
Release date: June 5th, 2021
General “metal” with a little progressive element, melodic with a little groove

Lycanthro
Mark of The Wolf – Out June 4th
Alone Records
4 June 2021
not quite power metal, but some melodic classic metal type stuff. Solid grooves, an almost prog metal sound.

AZZIARD
Liber Secondus – Exégèse
Malpermesita Records
5 June 2020
Black metal, doom metal, melodic death, noise, a little of all

Band: Vincent Crowley
Album: Beyond Acheron
Label: Odium Records
Release date: June 10, 2021
Death metal with a little black metal thing going on with some great solid grooves.

Band: Vulture Lord
Album: Desecration Rite
Label: Odium Records
Release date: June 10th, 2021
HEre’s some cool stuff… extreme thrash… with black and death metal elements… heavy and brutal and catchy too.. great stuff.

RADIO: Wristmeetrazor
Replica of a Strange Love
Prosthetic Records
11 June 2021
This has a modern metalcore melodic sound

GORGON (France)
Traditio Satanae
Osmose Productions
11 June 2021
Blackened death metal, extreme but with some heavy grooves and evil harshness too.. great stuff.

Phobia (Norway)
Slaughterhouse Tapes CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
14 June 2021
lo-fi (demo tape type stuff) old school deathy black metal

This Ending
Needles of Rust
Black Lion Records
11 June 2021
Blackened death metal with hint of a melodic death groove. cool stuff!

InnerSiege
Fury of Ages
Qumran Records
June 11th, 2021
Thrashy melodic classic metal with clean vox and the occasional harshness to give it a cool edge.

Mother of All
Age of the Solipsist
Black Lion Records
11 June 2021
Technical melodic death, a little thrashy, harsh vox, some groovin’ parts too. Cool stuff.

GoreThrone
The Descension EP
self released
Released on April 30th, 2021
Blackened Deathcore, solid grooves, and quick to the point tracks…

GRAYWITCH
Rise Of The Witch
Sleaszy Rider
classic metal sounding stuff, decent amount of heaviness and catchy grooves too.

Zwiespalt
Distanz
Self-released
7 May 2021
Fast and heavy black/death metal, Pretty good stuff… but in my opinion, ruined by lo-fi recording. :(

THRONEUM / KINGDOM
ThronDom des Bösen
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: June 7, 2021
Throneum is some basic black metal with a little bit of lo-fi in the production. Kingdom is more of a blackeded death with a harsh brutality

Release: Progeny Of Sun
Dark Wanderer
Release Date: May 28th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
I would have to say this fits under a blackened melodic death, heavier sound with some harsh and growly vox, cool grooves… goood stuff.

Terravoid
Ectogenesis
Liminal Spaces Distribution
21 March 2021
Heavier progressive metal, a nice gritty edge to it, with clean vox, almost a little bit like older Powermad (vocally)

Godless Throne
Damnation Through Design (single)
Self Released
Symphonic blackened death metal, a nice epic and technical sound, while still keeping dark and harsh and cold.

New Stuff This Week… 5/31/2021

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May 302021
 

Desaster
Churches Without Saints
Metal Blade Records
4 June 2021
Extreme thrash from a band that’s been around a long time. A bit of a deathy thrash. great stuff.

IMONOLITH
“Angevil”
Self Released
A modern groove metal thing… a bit melodic vocally.. with shouty growls and clean… Pretty cool.

KHANDRA
All Occupied by Sole Death
Season of Mist Underground Activists
28 May 2021
Brutal black metal, cold, but heavy and a death metal attitude too…

HOODED MENACE (Radio Single)
“Blood Ornaments”
Season of Mist
27 August 2021
A longer track, but some melodic doomy death. A bit proggy and almost a bit like Ghost, then the cookie monster vox come in… pretty cool stuff.

Atreyu
Baptize
Spinefarm Records
Metalcore… a bit of a modern sound, but mostly straightforward and catchy like they’re known for.

Van Canto
To The Power Of Eight
Napalm Records
All a-capella metal, (with the exception of a drummer)… a bit laid back for the most part on these singles, else, it’s more of a power metal feel… unique and interesting…it’d be cool to see them live.

Sorizon
Thanatos Rising
Starscape Records
This has a proggy melodic death thing going on… definitely under the prog metal umbrella with clean and harsh vox with a melodic music sound getting a bit heavier and thrashy/heavy too. Cool stuff.

Black Sabbath
Sabotage Super Deluxe
Rhino Entertainment
Another in the reissue chain… remastered… and a good excuse to revisit some Sabbath you forgot, or never really got into in the first place because it was before your time (guilty!)

Flotsam And Jetsam
Blood In The Water
AFM Records
4 June 2021
I’ve always been a fan… their last album was pretty damn good… this one follows a similar formula of catchy melodic thrashy classic metal… good stuff as always!

Goats of Doom
Shiva
Purity Through Fire
31 May 2021
Classic black metal, shrieky vox, cold guitars

Starlight Ritual (Canada)
Sealed in Starlight
Temple of Mystery
2 June 2021
Good ol classic metal with a tiny thrashy groove going on cool stuff.

WINTER ETERNAL
Land of Darkness (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
4 June 2021
Harsh, deathy black metal, a melodic and techincal groove too… cool stuff!

NECRONEMESIS
“Some Things Should Stay Underground”
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
June 4
Brutal death metal with a monster groove and more of a black metal style vocal mixed with the cookie monster style… great stuff.

Killing Addiction
Mind of a New God
Xtreem Music
1 June 2021
Brutal death metal with a little dark black metal sound… but don’t mistake that… it’s meaty brutal death metal with a little sludge too.

LESLIE RIPP (USA)
There Goes The Neighborhood
Sliptrick Records
Released on May 18th, 2021
You know, here is what words the promo had to describe this… hard to argue…”Instrumental Rock/Metal/Blues | Melodic Instrumental Rock | Guitar Showcase”

Vergeblichkeit
Die Almosen der Wunde
Narcoleptica Productions
15 April 2021
Primarily black metal but with a goth thing going on too.

Messier 16
iota
Self-Release
28 May 2021
Blackened death, with a melodic metalcore element which makes it a bit more interesting.

End You
Aimless Dread
Pax Aeternum
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
A bit of a doom, stoner groove/riffage, with some harsher vox.

GEOMETRY OF CHAOS
Soldiers of the New World Order
Independent
Progresive metal, a long the lines of you know, a Dream Theater style.. with technicality, a bit longer songs, good metal crunchiness… but without all the keyboard booopy boopy stuff.

Hagel
Veneration of the Black Light
Personal Records
21 May 2021
Melodic death kind of style with a more black metal vocal and tech doomy ethereal sounding music. Interesting and creepy at the same time

Unidad Trauma
Arte Médica Siniestra
Concreto
Release date: Friday, May 28th 2021
Here is some technical death with a little extreme thrash going on with a pinch of a black metal vox sound.

Cold Night For Alligators
The Hindsight Notes
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
At first it’s some laid back progressive rock, modern metal… as it gets deeper in, thre’s some heavier prog metal stuff with harsh vox too.. reminds me a bit of Fair to Midland… pretty good.

SLIZARD
Slizard
Mega Metal
28 May 2021
Classic metal/hard rock with some groovin’ female vox.

Schismopathic
The Human Legacy
Selfmadegod
Release date: Friday, May 28th 2021
Brutal meat and potatoes death metal… grooving cookie monsters!

Angstskrig
Skyggespil
Despotz
Release date: Friday, May 28th 2021
Thrashy death metal with a pinch of black metal darkness and yeah, some doomy grooves too

New Stuff This Week… 5/24/2021

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May 232021
 

THE SONIC OVERLORDS
UTOPIA
M-THEORY AUDIO
A grooving hard rock thing, a little stoner-ish with the chunky riffs and catchy yet laid back grooves.

IMPURE WILHELMINA
Antidote
Season of Mist
21 May 2021
A laid back kind of doomy classic groove rock, a bit of sludge and a bit post metal too.

Powerwolf
“Beast Of Gévaudan”
Napalm
Awesome… epic proggy power metal!! need more please

Times of Grace
“The Burden of Belief”
Wicked Good Records
Jesse and Adam from KsE in their project… pretty melodic hard rock modern power ballad type sound (with clean vox and some harsh parts there too)

Cirith Ungol
Half Past Human
Metal Blade Records
28 May 2021
Classic old school doomy hard rock from these long time veterans

LET US PREY
IN SUFFERING
M-THEORY AUDIO
A single release (from last year’s great album) in honor of mental health awareness month with a new video…. it’s A kind of groove metal with a melodic classic metal thing going on too…

Yautja
The Lurch
Relapse
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
Kind of hardcore, metal, punk, noise, death… all make a an eclectic sound of metal for you.

Alestorm
Live In Tilburg
Napalm Records
Live album from these Beer metal gods!

Stormruler
Under A Burning Eclipse
Napalm Records
Classic black metal, with some good melody and grooves too.

Monster Magnet
A Better Dystopia
Napalm Records
Stoner/classic monster magnet sound… a more upbeat track and a more epic 6.5 minute song too…

Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen
Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen
Genre: Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 28 May 2021
Solo album by Amorphis alum, main songwriter and founder… this is more of an outlet for stuff that isn’t quite Amorphis… this is more of a melodic rock… almost folk-ish.

Mental Cruelty
A Hill To Die Upon
Unique Leader Records
This label… you know it’s going to be big and brutal, and it is… chaotic, brutal and harsh with some techy grooves.

GWAR
Disc With No Name (EP)
Slave Pit Records
unplugged EP of some classics, reworked and rearragned… neato.

Band: SUNRISE
Album: Equilibria
Self Released
Release date: May 25, 2021
Power metal with big voices, fast riffy galloping guitars and lots of keyboards… pretty good stuff… we just don’t get much straight up power metal anymore.

Crouch
In G.O.D. You Trust
Slovak Metal Army
25 May 2021
meaty grooving thrashy stuff with a big hardcore thing happening.

High n’ Heavy
V
Electric Valley Records
28 May 2021
Classic doomy metal… decent stuff

Kill The Imposter
The Violence Sessions – Out May 28th
The Legend Agency
28 May 2021
Groovin’ death metal, a little metalcore/thrash thingy going on

AWAKETH
Awaketh
Signal Rex
28 May 2021
Wall of echoey black metal noise

Heavy Sentence
Bang to Rights
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
A classic doomy regular old melodic metal… a little bluesy sound tool

Unfathomable Ruination
Decennium Ruinae
Willowtip Records
28 May 2021
Brutal death metal, grooving, heavy and yeah, again, brutal.. Great stuff.

BLEETH
Harbinger
Seeing Red Records
28 May 2021
Doomy sludgy post metal

Cross Vault
As Strangers We Depart LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
28 May 2021
Doom with a bit of a bit of atmospheric tendcency

Adarrak
Ex Oriente Lux
Sathanas Records / Blood Blast Distribution
27 May 2021
Fast and heavy brutal death metal with a thrashy melodic thing happening too… really cool!

Parish
God’s Right Hand
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
May 28
Old school doom… 4 song ep,

Eisenhand
Fires Within
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS
May 28
Raw classic metal with a little doom slant

Pa?ess
Poup?
Slovak Metal Army
25 May 2021
Melodic death with a black metal slant, cool stuff

SEANCE OF…
The Colour of Magick
Signal Rex
28 May 2021
Melodic blackened death metal, a bit more on the black metal side of things

KARPENTER
Sleepless
Rockshots Records
28 May 2021
Classic groovin’ metal, a little thrashy, a little Iron Maiden-ish too.

Blazon Rite
Endless Halls of Golden Totem
Gates of Hell Records
28 May 2021
Just good ol classic metal

Bloodbound
Creatures Of The Dark Realm
AFM Records
28 May 2021
CLassic metal with a basic prog/power metal sound. Catchy and a bit epic

Pantheon
Age of Wolves (Vinyl Release May 27th)
Necrotic Records (NA), Doc Records (EU), Old Shadow Records (SA)
27 May 2021
Here’s a some melodic death and groove metal wiht a black metal harshness when it gets going… good stuff.

HELLRYDER
The Devil Is A Gambler
Rock Of Angels Records
28 May 2021
This is groovin’ deathy thrash metal. Kind of on the classic metal side of things too.

The Wring
Wring² Project Cipher (2021) – Out May 28th
Self-Release
28 May 2021
A cool groovin’ progressive metal.

SECTLINEFOR
KISSING STRANGERS DURING AN OUTBREAK
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: MAY 28th 2021
Some industrial, some experimental Dog Fashion Disco/old Mr Bungle sounds, one may say progressive…

Black Flare
Black Flare
Firecum Records
25 May 2021
A little doom, classic bluesy down tempo rock

Eclipser
Pages (EP) – Out May 28th
Self-Release
28 May 2021
I guess I’d call this blackened thrash… it has a primarily thrashy sound, but gets a bit cold and blast beat-y musically. Good stuff… production is a little raw.

IMPALED NAZARENE
Eight Headed Serpent
Osmose Productions
28 May 2021
Long time black metal band… we’re mostly a blackened death thing… a bit thrashy at its core too.

DEBAUCHERY
Monster Metal
Massacre Records
28 May 2021
A deathed up grooving thrash here, catchy, heavy and riffs! Great stuff.

CMPT
Mrtvaja
Osmose Productions
28 May 2021
CLassic black metal with 2 pretty long tracks

New Stuff This Week… 5/17/2021

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May 172021
 

Vulture
Dealin’ Death
Metal Blade Records
21 May 2021
flying the flag of classic metal / thrash, these guys get it done with catchy riffs and a full sound with big vox reminiscent of the early days of thrash

Various Artists
Metal Massacre XV
Metal Blade Records
21 May 2021
A new compilation in the series that started it all for metal blade records… a good variety of different new bands and songs across many genres

Somnuri
Nefarious Wave [Advance Tracks]
Blues Funeral
A kind of blusey/doomy groove metal…. with some good melodies too..

Capital Theatre
“Long Way To Fall”
Reslau Records
Light melodic hard rock.

BULB
“Parabolica”
3DOT
A guy from Periphery… a bit technical and djenty instrumental stuff… cool stuff.

CYBER STRIKE
SALVATION OF THE WICKED
DIAMOND MUSIC
Here’s some basic classic metal with a thrashy yet melodic hybrid… catchy

BORN OF OSIRIS
ANGEL OR ALIEN (single)
Sumerian
this has a very melodic death – in flames/soilwork vibe to it… cool stuff.

JOHNNY O’NEIL
TRUTH OR DARE
INDEPENDENT
Mostly a classic rock sounding thing, maybe pushing a little into AOR type stuff.

Per Wiberg
All Is Well In The Land Of The Living, But For The Rest Of Us… Lights Out
Despotz
Release date: Friday, May 14th 2021
You might remember this keyboard guy from this time in Opeth and Clutch… this release seems to be more of an ambient, post metal/rock type thing. meh.

Murkocet
Dominator
Independent
This has Mark Hunter (from Chimaira) … a cool grooving thrashy metal… catchy, heavy a little metalcore too

Burning Witches
The Witch of The North
Nuclear Blast USA
A bit prog a bit classic metal, a little power metal, a bit of a melodic death feel going on too.. some big powerful female vox… great stuff.

Vexed
Culling Culture
Napalm Records
Metalcore at its core… a bit djent, and a pinch of black metal attitude and coldness with a definite meshuggah vibe too

Sumo Cyco
Initiation
Napalm Records
A modern metal and metalcore sound with female vox, has that “mallcore” type sound,

SETH
La Morsure du Christ
Season of Mist
7 May 2021
Old school black metal sound, but a full brutal feel while staying cold, dark and evil (melodic too) cool stuff.

Herman Frank
Two For A Lie
AFM Records
21 May 2021
Former Accept guitarist back with another solo album. Good solid edgy claesic metal

Thundermother
Heatwave [Deluxe Edition]
AFM Records
21 May 2021
Female fronted classic hard rock/ rock type stuff.

ICE WAR
Sacred Land
Fighter Records
Release date: Tuesday, May 18th 2021
A doomy classic metal thing… clean vox

RADIO: AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes
Prosthetic Records
21 May 2021
Some atmospheric blackened melodic metal type stuff. A bit catchy in parts too

FINAL GASP (us)
Baptism of Desire
Helter Skelter / Regain Records
18 May 2021
A heavier and maybe punked up raw mastodon sound to me…. shorter tracks..

Anatomia
Corporeal Torment
Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent
20 May 2021
Deathy/Post metal with a black metal dark and coldness

Band: Conquerors
Album: Stormbringer
Label: Music-Records
Release date: May 21, 2021
Brutal blackened thrash death metal, a tiny bit of that lo-fi black metal sound while still having good production, it’s got a cold, harsh darkness while staying fast and in your face.

Majestic Downfall
Aorta
Personal Records
21 May 2021
Four rather long tracks of doomy post death metal type stuff.

MORBID BREATH
In the Hand of the Reaper
Redefining Darkness Records
21 May 2021
There’s an old school deathy/thrash sound… a venom/meets slayer type thing going on. Cool stuff, catchy too.

Thanatomass
Black Vitriol & Iron Fire
Living Temple Records / LVX MorgenStern
21 May 2021
Wall of blackened death noise metal all up in your face, then into some actual grooves in some parts too

Sabhankra
Death to Traitors
Saturnal Records
21 May 2021
Blackened death metal a bit more of a black metal leaning sound, a kind of catchy thrashy sound keeps it grounded.

Illusory
Crimson Wreath – May 21st
Rockshots Records
21 May 2021
melodic classic metal, pushing a tiny bit in to prog/power metal

TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE
Prophecies of Malevolence
Nuclear Winter Records.
Reissue of their debut from 2011. drony post metal

One Morning Left
Hyperactive
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
Modern metalcore, catchy with synths

Befell
Solitude – Out May 20th
Self-Release
20 May 2021
An extreme thrashy catchy metal… cool stuff.

Hundred Headless Horsemen
Apokalepsia
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: May 21st 2021
Pretty straight up doomy psychedlic metal… some growly vox too

Mephitic Grave
Into The Atrium Of Inhuman Morbidity
Carbonized
Release date: Friday, May 7th 2021
Classic black metal with death metal brutality… it’s a little lo-fi on the sound, maybe just quiet to eek out some more dymanic range? Kind of sounds like a live in the studio recording

HANGING GARDEN
Skeleton Lake
Lifeforce
May 21
Melodic doomy death metal.

?MIAR?VIE?Y
?ornaje po?ymia
Caligari Records
6 May 2021
Old school, lo-fil black metal for those tr00 fans…

1976
1976
Audible
Release date: Friday, May 14th 2021
Seemingly some acoustic-ish ambient

Zgard
Place of Power
Schwarzdorn Production
Release date: Friday, May 21st 2021
Kind of an old school black metal, but with a slowed down more melodic sound… not so cold and harsh.

Night Resident
Darkness Is My Home
Self-Released
21 May 2021
Here’s a doom/classic metal sound with vox that take it in the direction of Ghost. cool melodic stuff.

Jess and The Ancient Ones
Vertigo
Svart Records
21 May 2021
Another classic hard rock thing… female vox, some keyboards and almost more of an alt-rock feel.

PERVERSOR (Chile)
Psicomoro (CD, 12″ MLP)
Hells Headbangers
21 May 2021
Basic heaby blackened death metal.

New Stuff This Week… 5/10/2021

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May 092021
 

Tragedy
“You’re The One That I Want”
Napalm
Metal/punky covers of cheesey disco tracks… this is a greatest hits and first single of Olivia Newton John’s classic. Has a black sabbath and thrash vibe

Amenra
“De Evenmens”
Relapse
A down tempo doomy and gloom black metal sort of thing.

Ghost Iris
Comatose
Long Branch Records
Heavy groovin’ deathcore, thrashy, brutal and catchy.

VOLA
“These Black Claws (Feat. SHAHMEN)”
Mascot
A bit of an atmospheric proggish rock, melodic and electronic in some parts too.

Dawn Ray’d
Wild Fire
Prosthetic Records
7 May 2021
Old school black metal with the cold meedly evil guitars and pissed off harsh vox…

Kataan
Kataan
Prosthetic Records
7 May 2021
Here’s a doomy black metal, a low doomy melodic thing with some harsh vox and death vox and some clean atmospheric type vox too… pretty dynamic.

Scar of The Sun
Inertia
Napalm Records
Catchy melodic death metal

Sunbomb
Evil And Divine
Frontiers Music SRL
Michael Sweet (Stryper) and Tracii Guns (LA Guns) with a doomy classic metal project… pretty cool stuff, major big vox and catchy music.

Hildr Valkyrie
Revealing the Heathen Sun
Moribund Records
14 May 2021
Folky melodic death, harsh and clean female vox… a little epic coolness

Frost*
Day And Age
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Good ol modern prog hard rock type stuff.

Before & Apace
The Denisovan – Out May 11th
Self-Release
11 May 2021
Long tracks of some progressive metal type stuff, with a bit of a Tool vibe going on but being a bit heavier I’d say.

RADIO: THE EMBER, THE ASH
Fixation
Prosthetic Records
14 May 2021
Blackened death, a little thrashy and a bit of a metalcore chunk all with a bit of an epic black metal atmosphere. great stuff.

Åskog
Varþnaþer
Grind to Death Records / Leviaphonic Records / Corrupted Flesh Records
12 May 2021
Classic black metal with a bit of brutality in amongst the harsh coldness

Sn??
Mokvání V Okovech CD/LP
Blood Harvest
14 May 2021
Brutal death metal, a bit doomy but with some solid headbanging grooves

Crucifixion Ritual
Gouging the Eyes of Angelic Purity
Invictus Productions
14 May 2021
Raw old school death metal with some very “meh” production.

Judas Iscariot
Of Great Eternity
Moribund Records
14 May 2021
Old school black metal.

Oldskull
Nether Hollow of No Return
Inhuman Assault Productions
Release date: Saturday, May 15th 2021
Good ol meaty brutal death metal with some grooves

Oriflamme (Canada)
L’égide ardente
Sepulchral Productions
15 May 2021
Classic old school black metal… cold, melodic, laid back in the parts that aren’t full on evil. Decent stuff.

Grave Miasma
Abyss of Wrathful Deities
Dark Descent Records (US) / Sepulchral Voice (Europoe)
14 May 2021
Good ol meaty death metal, with a bit of a technicality to it that keeps it interesting, and yeah it’s brutal too. good stuff!

Osyron
Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition
Self-Release
14 May 2021
Here we have some prog metal, clean vox, a little on the power metal side of things

CADAVERIC INCUBATOR
Nightmare Necropolis (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
14 May 2021
Brutal grooving death metal

Solanum
Ruled By The Cruel
May 14th
Horror Pain Gore Death
Fast and heavy thrashy metal, a little of a Slayer style of thrashy/extreme metal. cool stuff.

OTARGOS
20 Years of Human Termination
XENOKORP
14 May 2021
Sounds like a live album… brutal melodic death metal… makes me want to dig deeper, as I’m not familiar with this band… good stuff.

Gastric Phantasm
Gastric Phantasm TAPE
Blood Harvest
14 May 2021
Brutal gore/grind death metal

HALCYON DAYS
Awakening (Single)
Indie Recordings
28 April 2021
A single of thrashy metalcore… short and sweet with a little bit of a modern metalcore thing going on too

King Zebra
Wall Of Confusion [New-Single]
Golden Robot Records
18 May 2021
Hard rockin’ classic stuff here, catchy and melodic

Bloodsport
Lethal Tender (EP)
Nightstrike Records
12 March 2021
Thrashy proggish metal, a little like some way older Queensryche

Kosmodemonic
Liminal Light
Transylvanian Recordings
Release date: Friday, May 7th 2021
Doomy and heavier with a black metal thing going on… interesting melodies, vox are kind of sung/shouted… decent stuff here.

Coscradh
Mesradh Machae (The Heads of the Men Who Have Been Slaughtered)
Invictus Productions
7 May 2021
I’d say classic black metal, but this has a more modern full sound with a lot of the things that make classic black metal its thing

Release: Hedonihil
II – Symptomatic
Release Date: May 14th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
A sort of blackened death with some technical / progressive elements

New Stuff This Week… 5/3/2021

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May 032021
 

GOJIRA
Fortitude
Roadrunner
I’ve seen universal praise for this band and this album and I think it’s warranted… they keep the heavy riffs heavy, the music is catchy, technical, progressive while still having a good heavy edge… Great great!

The World Over
“Bittersweet”
Self Released

Red Fang
“Funeral Coach”
Relapse
Next single

VREID
Wild North West
Season of Mist
30 April 2021
Blackened melodic death, more of a black metal feel, but a catchy accessible groove… great stuff.

Kardashev
The Baring of Shadows
Metal Blade Records
7 May 2021
Proggy doomy death, atmospheric, a bit like some Devin Townsend or Contortionist… slower doomy melodic parts with doom/death heaviness too.

Artillery
X
Metal Blade Records
7 May 2021
Classic metal from these veterans with a cacthy hooky thrash sound. Cool stuff!

Sweet Oblivion Feat Geoff Tate
Relentless
Frontiers music SRL
Their last album was a pleasant surprise… Basically Geoff Tate is the hired gun vocalist, and musically, it’s prog metal… pretty much a lot like queensryche… probably a bit better (imho) than his solo stuff. Great to hear Tate’s voice in the classic metal style he’s known for.

Cvlt Ov The Svn
We Are The Dragon
Napalm Records
Whoa, three V’s replacing letters in their band name. how Tr00. This is a grooving melodic kind of gothy metal… a little Ghost vibe going on.

Immortal Synn
Force Of Habit
Independent
Melodic kind of thrashy, classic metal. Clean vox, with some harsh stuff in the background, with a fun vibe. Cool stuff.

Osiah
Loss
Unique Leader Records
It’s like a barrage of new music from Unique Leader… brutal death metal comin’ at us again. Great stuff

Gottweist
Prophecy (EP)
Collective Wav Records
Melodic death-ish with a classic metal/thrashy thing going on.

Artist: THE MAMMUTHUS
Album title: Last Trumpet Of A Giant
Release: May 4th, 2021
Label: Sliptrick Records
A fairly laid back psychedelic/stoner metal sound… cool fun grooves

DISEMBODIMENT (Canada)
Mutated Chaos
Caligari Records
6 May 2021
Brutal death metal… decent stuff

RADIO PROMO: KATAAN
Kataan EP
Prosthetic Records
7 May 2021
Death metal, but with a kind of grungy gritty sound, and a melodic doom thing going on too

Kayak
Out Of This World
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, May 7, 2021
As with a lot of stuff on this label, you’ll get some just good ol prog rock, not necessarily metal, but decent stuff for the prog fan!

Hanternoz
Au Fleuve de Loire
Antiq
3 May 2021
Black metal with a folk element, some groovin’ and melodic death stuff too. neat stuff!

Múspellzheimr
Múspellzheimr
Amor Fati
5 May 2021
Black metal, melodic, a bit atmospheric, but harsh, cold, evil, dark…

Hecatomb (Australia)
Horrid Invocations
Invictus Productions
7 May 2021
Raw punky black metal.

Lunar Mantra
Psychosomatika
Invictus Productions
7 May 2021
Kind of some classic black metal with a little dark death metal too

KRYPTIK MUTATION
Pulled From the Pit
Redefining Darkness Records
7 May 2021
Brutal death metal, with a bit of a thrashy feel. Good stuff!

Coscradh
Mesradh Machae (The Heads of the Men Who Have Been Slaughtered)
Invictus Productions
7 May 2021
Brutal blackened death, fast and heavy, only a couple songs, but pretty cool stuff.

Arachnes
A New Day
Music for the Masses
Released on May 7th, 2021 by [re-release of 2011 album]
Power/Progressive Metal from Italy comparable to like a Dream Theater style.

IN ASYMMETRY
ASHES OF DEAD WORLDS
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: MAY 7th 2021
Classic meaty brutal death metal… great stuff.

Reality Grey
Beneath This Crown – Out May 7th
Self-Release /Distribution by Blood Blast powered by Nuclear Blast
7 May 2021
Melodic groove metal. It has some just good ol “metal” going on, some thrash, some brutality. I guess a bit overall melodic death, but a bit more groove modern sound too

Gateway (Belgium)
Flesh Reborn
Chaos Records
7 May 2021
Sludgey doomified black/death metal. Dark

TRAUMATOMY
EXTIRPATION PARADIGMS
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: MAY 07th 2021
Good ol school brutal death metal. COOOOKIE MONSTERRRR

Commander Agares
Legions of Descending Twilight
Inferna Profundus Records
Atmospheric black metal type stuff.

Nightshadow
Strike Them Dead
Self-Release
7 May 2021
Thrashy techy power metal… and classic heavy metal goodness

Wormlight
Nightmother
Black Lion Records
7 May 2021
Melodic Blackened death metal. Cool stuff!

Aztlan
Legion Mexica
Self Released
Release date: Friday, January 1st 2021
Blackened death metal with a south american / folky metal sound

Imminence
Temptation
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, April 23rd 2021
Metalcore… a heavy base with some of the clean vox and screams too and a symphonic element

Band: Right Stripped
Album: Daylight into Darkness
Label: Carney Media Group
Release Date: March 6th, 2021
Straightforward power metal/prog metal… good guitar playing, nice melodies

No Light Escapes
The Purity of Grief
Self Released
5 May 2021
Brutal technical deathcore with some good melodic djenty stuff going on too… cool stuff!

Nordjevel
Fenriir (EP)
Indie Recordings
7 May 2021
Blackened death with some thrashy melodeath leanings… heavy and catchy too a little behemoth-like to me

Trauma
Acrimony
Selfmadegod
Release date: Friday, April 30th 2021
Melodic blackened death… heavy, catchy, brutal and some damn solid grooves… cool stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 4/26/2021

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Apr 262021
 

ALTARAGE
Succumb
Season of Mist Underground Activists
23 April 2021
A kind of wall of blackened death noise metal… they do get into some heavy doomy grooves

Body Void
Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth
Prosthetic Records
23 April 2021
A sludgey doomy blackened thing… harsh vox, super downtempo… long songs (13+ mins each)

S.H.I.
4 ? Death
Relapse
Release date: Friday, April 23rd 2021
Electronic/industrial with a little hardcore and noise/death metal thing happening too.

DAMN THE PLANET
SINKING SHIPS
INDEPENDENT/SELF-RELEASED
Pretty straightforward classic hard rock AOR type stuff.

Poverty’s No Crime
A Secret To Hide
Metalville Records
Prog metal from Germany… I guess this band has been around for quite a while… it’s pretty standard prog metal / power metal

Tetrarch
Unstable
Napalm Records
A sort of groovin’ metalcore, a bit of a modern metal sound and some catchy headbanging grooves

Evile
Hell Unleashed
Napalm Records
Great to have new material from this band, heavy thrash with a modern sound yet a throwback to classic thrash great stuff.

Meridian Dawn
The Pagan Poetry EP
Seeing Red Records
30 April 2021
melodic death/goth metal sound and a bit of a doomy melodic sound

Macabre Demise / Sucking Leech
Observation / Damned to…
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, April 24th 2021
Sucking Leech is some heavy death metal with a little blackened grind. Macabre Demise has a classic brutal death metal thing going on.

Millstone
Isle
Self Released
28 April 2021
Melodic death, harsh deathy vox, a catchy thrashy brutal musical assault. Cool stuff!

The Plague (Australia)
Within Death
Bitter Loss
30 April 2021
Cool stuff here. Extreme thrashy death metal, nice grit and heaviness, songs don’t fuck around and it’s good and heavy.

Ifrinn
Caledonian Black Magick
The Sinister Flame
30 April 2021
Classic old school black metal, heavy, longer cold songs with a nice full heaviness to it while still having that melodic chill.

Lucifuge
Infernal Power
Dying Victims Productions
April 30
A nod to some black metal, there’s a cold and harsh quickness here along with some thrashy grooves. Vox have the black metal coldness, but i’m hearing a black n roll sound too.

Bunker 66
Beond the Help of Prayers
Dying Victims Productions
April 30
mostly Classic thrashy metal musically with black metal style vox…. interesting stuff!

Clouds
Doliu
Personal Records
30 April 2021
Doomy death metal, dark, slow, depressing.

Perilaxe Occlusion
Exponential Decay 12″ MLP
Blood Harvest
30 April 2021
Grindy death metal on this 3 song EP.

Bloody Hell
The Bloodening – Out April 30th
Rockshots Records
30 April 2021
good ol just classic metal. a little bit of an iron maiden sound

Insane
Victims
Dying Victims Productions
April 30
Gritty blackened thrash, edgy, catchy, fast and technical a bit too.

As We Suffer
The Fallen Pillars – Out April 30th
Self-Release
30 April 2021
Melodic thrash, cool stuff, catchy, heavy with a crunchy riffage whle keeping a melodic meedly guitar thing going on too.

Becerus
Homo Homini Brutus
Everlasting Spew Records
30 April 2021
BRUTAL death metal… technical and heavy… great stuff.

Arsenic Addiction
Fire (Music Video) + XIX (Album)
Self-Release
23 September 2019
A couple years old, but new to us… a prog hard rock / blackened melodic death…

Yellowtooth
The Burning Illusion
Orchestrated Misery Recordings
30 April 2021
Groovin’ melodic death type stuff, a little stoner groove/classic metal going on but with harsh vox

Niadh
Our Victory is Eternal
Eternal Death
30 April 2021
Raw blackened metal, cold, harsh and in your face, but a bit laid back.

Band: Aschenvater
Album (EP): Landungsfeldmassaker
Label: Dead Center productions
Release date: April 30, 2021
Classic death metal with a little bit of German Grit. good brutal stuff.

Nekromantheon
The Visions of Trismegistos
Indie Recordings worldwide | Hells Headbangers USA
30 April 2021
Thrashed up extreme metal, heavy fast and furiouss… great stuff!

NATTVERD
Vandring
Osmose Productions
30 April 2021
Black metal with a deathy brutality element… and of course it’s cold and evil!

Dukov
Death Is OK
HPGD
April 30th
A punky death metal… pretty raw with short songs

Animal Schoolbus
Going to Grammy’s House 2021
Lawnmowerjetpack Records
30 April 2021
Grindy death metal with a father/daughter team… 9 year old girl doing all of the screams… pretty impressive actually… why didn’t I think of this? \m/

Universally Estranged
Reared Up in Spectral Predation CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
30 April 2021
Technical black metal, a lot of stuff going on, brutal, cold, dark and yeah groovin’ too.

VRITRAHN-WERWOLF
Vritrahn-Werwolf (CD, LP)
Werewolf
Groovin’ blackend doom in some, full on regular ol black metal in other parts…

Misanthropik Torment
Murder Is My Remedy
Self Released
Brutal blackened death metal from Kentucky! Raw, harsh and brutal with some techy grooves

MERZOTNA POTVORA
Halas Z Pekla
Duplicate Records
Punky blackened death metal, raw, dark and evil sounding with a bit of a punky beat

Steel Bearing Hand
Slay In Hell
Carbonized
Release date: Friday, April 2nd 2021
Extreme blackened thrashy metal, cool stuff!

Extinguish
Extinguish
Creator Destructor
Release date: Friday, April 23rd 2021
Gritty hardcore deathy metal

Songs of Petrichor
Nomad (single / music video)
Wall of Sound Records
24 March 2021
Prog metal, a bit of a Tool vibe

New Stuff This Week… 4/19/2021

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Apr 192021
 

Endseeker
Mount Carcass
Metal Blade Records
16 April 2021
Brutal death metal with a little bit of a black metal groove… great stuff.

Cannibal Corpse
Violence Unimagined (Download)
Metal Blade Records
16 April 2021
Classic Cannibal corpse sound, but now with Eric Rutan in the fold, and a more just mature lineup, they’re firing on all cylinders and one of the best corpsegrinder fronted CC albums yet!

FEAR FACTORY
Disruptor
Nuclear Blast
taken from the album “Aggression Continuum” Unmistakenly Fear Factory, Dino’s riffs, Burtons screams (although he already quit the band recently – after recording this album)… and machine gun drumming… clean vox… I’ve always been a fan, so i like it.

Bulletproof Messenger
“The Divide”
Self Released
Modern melodic metal… seems a bit on the commercial side… cool and catchy, maybe not for the Mosh Pit.

Ghost Iris
“Cult”
Long Branch Records
A sort of brutal core thing, harsh vox, big groove, and some cool breakdown

Capra
In Transmission
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records
23 April 2021
Female vox, harsh, clean, music has elements of hardcore, black metal, prog metal, punk, has a different sound and cool stuff.

Gojira
Into The Storm (single)
Roadrunner
They seem to get almost more technical and prog metal as these singles come out. Vox are a bit more on the melodic side… Cool cool cool

DEATH POP RADIO
ROCK ‘EM SOCK ‘EM
DARK STAR RECORDS
A single of groovin’ bluesy hard rock

War Curse
Only – Single
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records
8 April 2021
New band on Metal Blade from Ohio did a cover song for an online “Slay at Home” for Metal Injection… they picked Anthrax’s instant classic “only”… great solid pretty straightforward version.

Motorhead
Louder Than Noise…Live In Berlin
Silver Lining Music
The title says it all. It’s Motorhead, it’s live… good stuff.

Bodom After Midnight
Paint The Sky With Blood (EP)
Napalm Records
Ahhh Bodom. Alexi is gone, but the music lives on… All recorded before he died, this is what takes over from the Children of Bodom breakup thing and Alexi’s new band… which we all know he was the main writer… this has that same sound without a real prominent keyboard sound and just a heavy blackened melodic death inspired greatness.

VoltageHead
Unbroken
Room 7 Records
Groovin’ classic hard rock/metal with a little bluesy thing going on… clean male vox with some soul.

THE LION’S DAUGHTER
Skin Show
Season of Mist
9 April 2021
A bit of an electronic gothy metal a little into some doomish and blackened metal sounds too

RADIO: BODY VOID
Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth
Prosthetic Records
23 April 2021
Major sludge… big riffs, harsh vox, dooomy and down tempo…long track and post-metal-ish

Obsolete
Animate//Isolate
Unspeakable Axe Records
19 April 2021
Thrashy death metal, heavy and technical, with a bit of melodic death too… great stuff.

Devilz By Definition
The Bitter Remains of Human Consumption – Out April 20th
Self-Release
20 April 2021
Groove metal! 3 song ep, some cool riffage, a bit of a death thrash thing too (lamb of god-ish)

Ringarë
Thrall of Winter’s Majesty
Amor Fati
21 April 2021
Symphonic black metal more on the ambient side…

Hymnr
Far Beyond Insanity
Saturnal Records
23 April 2021
Doomy blackend death/ melodic black metal, longer tracks, pretty solid, kind of like a poor man’s old school opeth?

Artist: AntiModzeBeast
Album: The Ritual EP
Genre: Industrial Metal/Electronic/Experimental
City, Country: Florida, USA
Independent Release
Release date: April 23rd, 2021

Miasma Theory
Miasma Theory
Shadowlit Music
23 April 2021
A bit doomy and stoner metal feeling. Cool melodic grooves

SPECTRAL LORE
??????????
I, Voidhanger Records
23 April 2021
Brutal and blackened death with a wall of in your face fast and furious black metal

NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM
Solar Drone Ceremony
I, Voidhanger Records
23 April 2021
One 52 minute track of doomy death/black post metal.

WHIPSTRIKER / ICE WAR
Self Titled Split
Helldprod Records
20 April 2021
Whipstriker has a NWOBHM thrashy sound, maybe a Venom thing going on. Ice War is a bit similar, NWOBHM but with a little punk and thrashy thing

VEXILLUM
When Good Men Go To War
Scarlet Records
23 April 2021
Power metal with a bit of a folk metal thing going on, some just normal stuff, getting into some fast dragonforce type metal and standard folk metal with anthemic epic choruses.

Malformity
Monumental Ruin
Unspeakable Axe Records
19 April 2021
Good ol meaty brutal death metal. Good stuff.

Phantom Fire
Return of the Goat
Edged Circle
23 April 2021
A bit black metal, some classic metal to make this 2 song ep into a black n roll thing… reminds me of old satyricon a bit.

Band: Witch Hunt
Album: Rock n´Roll Possession
Label: Dead Center Productions
Release date: April 23, 2021
Speed metal! Thrashy classic metal, really defining “speed metal” good stuff

Band: Death Chamber
Album: Experiments in Warfare
Label: Dead Center productions
Release date: April 23, 2021
Classic death metal from Germany, so there’s a bit of an extra grit… good.

To the Dogs
To the Dogs
Edged Circle
23 April 2021
Punky/thrashy death metal type stuff…

Paraphilia
Primordium of Sinister Butchery
Self Released
Release date: Friday, April 23rd 2021
Good ol brutal meaty death metal.

Monnier
Monnier
HPGD
April 23rd
Short tracks, fast and frenzied blackened death, with a bit of a grindy harshness. Wall of intense brutality in your face. good stuff!

Xael
Bloodtide Rising – Released Feb 12th
Pavement Entertainment
12 February 2021
Melodic death with a little bit of an epic black metal thing going on cool stuff

Sennight
Golden Crown (single)
Self-Release
19 March 2021
Groovin’ stoner metal type stuff.

Dark The Suns
Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä
Release Date: April 9th 2021
Record label: Inverse Records
Melodic death type stuff… harsh vox, have a amon amarth type epic groove

Alexandra Zerner
Silhouette
Self released
Release date:Saturday, March 20th 2021
Melodic and instrumental guitar based stuff, pretty laid back and kind of prog rock based… jeff loomis on a track or two

Gilby Clarke
The Gospel Truth
Golden Robot Records
23 April 2021
hard rock veteran with a solo album… pretty much straightforward hard rockin’ type stuff

Autarcie
Apogée.Ivresse.Agonie
Purity Through Fire
I’d say this would fall onto the black metal pile, but with a laid back, slower tempo melodic darkness

Mister Misery
A Brighter Side Of Death
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, April 23rd 2021
modern metalcore with an epic heavy sound… technical, harsh vox along with modern melodic stuff too

DEVOURED
The Curse Of Sabda Palon
Vrykoblast Productions
Date Of Release: 30/04/21
Brutal death metal from Indonesia with a little bit of a groove and thrashy bounce

Band: CURIMUS
Album: Garden Of Eden
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: April 20th, 2021
Brutal thrashy death metal, catchy, meaty hooks and catchy grooves too

VETTER
Av Sublim Natur
Duplicate Records
Old school black metal, a bit dark and gloomy, a little lo-fi

FROZEN CROWN
Winterbane
Scarlet Records
23 April 2021
Classic metal with a power metal thing going on… good powerful female vox add to its punch

Death is Death
Death Is Hardest Thing To Do
Release Date: Arpil 16th 2021
Record label: Concorde Music Company
Thrashy punky metal with the word “death” in every title. hah good fun stuff. fast and heavy

Skindred
Roots Rock Riot (Reissue)
Hassle Hindsight
23 April 2021
Reissue of their album from 2007… a good mix of heavy nu-metal reggae hardcore!

Belle Morte
Crime of Passion
Wormholedeath
Symphonic epic proggy female fronted power metal stuff.

Kenny McCormick
“Alien”
Self Released
apr 4
Straightforward proggy guitar instrumental metal.

Morticula Rex
Autumnal Rites
Immortal Souls Productions / Satanath Records
19 April 2021
Death metal with a melodic bit to it, but I’d say it’s a bit short of “melodic death”… as it slays pretty brutal throughout… just few interludes where it chills a bit.

New Stuff This Week… 4/12/2021

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Apr 122021
 

Mason Hill
Against The Wall
7Hz Productions
Fairly straight forward rock/hard rock, probably not quite “metal” enough for the Mosh Pit, but it does have a good commerical hard rockin’ sound.

THE ABSENCE
“CHOIRS OF SICKNESS”
M-THEORY AUDIO
Melodic death metalcore type stuff these guys have always seemed to keep their music a bit closer to the gothenburg sound than some other american metalcore type bands… great stuff.

Act Of Denial
Slave [New Single & Video]
Crusader Records (Golden Robot Global Entertainment)
2 April 2021
Melodic death sort of super group featuring Speed from Soilwork on main vox… and speaking of soilwork… sounds just like older (not super old) soilwork… Great stuff!

RED FANG
“Arrows”
Relapse
Sludgey stoner metal, with some good catchy grooves and riffage

VOLA
Witness [Advance Tracks]
Mascot
A kind of laid back rock/prog rock. melodic, some good emotion with a little push into a little heavier djent, leading to more of an atmospheric porcupine tree sound

Marty Friedman
Tokyo Jukebox 3
The Players Club/MLG
Classic melodic metal, obviously good guitar playing and on this track, some pretty cool female vox.

August Burns Red
Guardians Sessions (EP)
Fearless Records
Selection of some previous sessions including an xmas song, SOAD track and some other melodic metalcore that they’re good at

To The Grave
Epilogue
Unique Leader Records
Brutal deathcore… cool stuff!!

The Vintage Caravan
Monuments
Napalm Records
Groovin’ melodic stoner metal sounding stuff. laid back neat stuff

While She Sleeps
Sleeps Society
Spinefarm Records
This falls under more of a melodic metalcore, a bit of a commerical new wave of nu-metal type sound

Bewitcher
Curse Be They Kingdom
Century Media Records
Melodic death… with more of a melodic laid back doomy thing happening too. pretty cool stuff

Liquid Tension Experiment
LTE3
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 26, 2021 moved to april 16
As a self professed fan of Dream Theater and in particular Mike Portnoy, this is quite the welcome treat. First album in over 20 years and it sounds like it could have been recorded after a year… Signature LTE Sound. Instant favorite froml this fan boy.

Intonate
Severed Within
Willowtip Records
16 April 2021
Death metal of the good ol brutal kind. Heavy, and headbang worthy… (song lengths are up there)

Monarch
Future Shock
Self-Release
16 April 2021
Thrashed up classic metal pushing a bit in to a little prog metal, catchy cool stuff here.

Malum (Finland)
Devil’s Creation
Purity Through Fire
16 April 2021
Classic grooving harsh black metal

Band: Pathfinders
Album: Ares Vallis
Label: Music-Records
Release date: April 16th 2021
A groovin’ metal, a little progressive, a little melodic death with clean/harsh vox… catchy cool stuff.

Odradek Room
Painted Mind
Solitude Productions
February 25th, 2021
A bit doom and dark, but throwing down some melodic/progressive death type stuff, mostly clean vox.

INCARCERATION
Empiricism
Self Released
4/16
Raw and fast and heavy blackened death… production is a bit raw, music is in your face

Band: Fragmentum
Album: Masters Of Perplexity
Self Released
Release date: April 16, 2021
Another from the melodic death department… this isn’t quite as heavy musically… more of a prog metal feel that way, but throw in some harsh growly vox… bingo… cool stuff!

STRANGER VISION
Poetica
Pride & Joy Music
26 March 2021
Classic metal with a power metal slant

Seven Doors
The Gates of Hell
Redefining Darkness Records
16 April 2021
4 song ep of some good catchy and brutal death metal, great grooves

Master Dy
Unknown Sound
Self Released
Release date: Friday, February 26th 2021
Classic metal, pushing a bit in to a melodic death/prog metal area. vox are atmoshperic, clean melodic.

Morost
Forged Entropy
On Parole Productions
Release date: Friday, March 19th 2021
A bit on the melodic death side, but a bit on the prog metal side too, a tiny black metal feel too.

Les Chants du Hasard
Livre Troisième
Self
Release date: Friday, April 9th 2021
Opera meets black metal, pretty crazy!

NECROPHAGIA
Title: Ready For Death
Xtreem
Release date: 06.04.2021

Devil Sold His Soul
Loss
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 9 April 2021
Modern metalcore type stuff, some black metal hints, some melodic peaceful rock stuff… and some grooves

Darsombra
Call The Doctor/Nightgarden
Self Released
Release date: Friday, April 2nd 2021
Electronic and ambient type sounds

DEINE LAKAIEN
Dual
Prophecy Productions
16 April 2021
Primarily electronic goth with a little push into industrial…

HELLRYDER
Hellryder (New Single & Video)
Rock Of Angels Records
9 April 2021
Kind of a groovin’ metal, a little basic pantera meets motorhead