New Stuff This Week… 3/30/2020

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Mar 292020
 

Imonolith
State Of Being
Imonolith Music
mostly some of that modern metal, a bit metalcore, a little tiny bit emo, some heavier grooves in parts, almost Slipknot-ish

Bleed From Within
”Into Nothing”
Century Media
single of solid grooving death metal with a bit of a modern Lamb of God thing

IRIST
“Creation”
Nuclear Blast
A bit of a Meshuggah meets some more melodic death/prog metal

Sun & Flesh
”Dig In Deep”
Self – Released
Fairly modern “metal” a bit on the “solid rock” modern metal commerical-ish metal thing…

SOILWORK
Desperado (single)
Nuclear Blast
New single from Soilwork… they seem to be releasing a new song every few months as part of a continuing thing with videos too… This has a fast and heavy/technical/proggy and 100% Soilwork thing going on… as a fanboy… great stuff!!

Devilskin
Red
Devilskin Ltd.
A kind of modern metal/hard rock, solid grooves and female vox… clean and harsh…

Ad Infinitum
Chapter I: Monarchy
Napalm Records
Melodic female fronted “epic” metal, a bit with an Epica thing when the harsh vox come in over the operattic-ish female vox.

August Burns Red
Guardians
Fearless Records/Concord
Metalcore, good stuff, harsh vox, good meaty and heavy grooves.

Testament
Titans Of Creation
Nuclear Blast USA
Classic stuff… wow, they just keep cranking out the great thrash, techy, Chuck’s vox are a bit more classic and not quite as death/growly and musically great stuff, as always.

Thrashera
NÃO GOSTO!
Helldprod
31 March 2020
Kind of has a little black metal feel, but some thrash going on too, mostly a groovin’ death metal

Häxanu
Snare of All Salvation
Amor Fati
1 April 2020
A sort of classic black metal with some groovin’ stuff.

Band: Chotzä
Album: Tüüfuswärk
Country: Switzerland
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Northern Fog Records (CD), Sturmglanz (Vinyl) and Worship Tapes (MC)
Release date: March 31st, 2020

Freeways
True Bearings
Temple of Mystery
2 April 2020
a bit classic metal with a bit of a stoner metal thing too

Nocturnal Prayer
Advance on Weakened Foes
Inferna Profundus Records
2 April 2020
Old school lo-fi black metal

DEPRAVATION
III:Odor Mortis
Lifeforce
april 3
This is some cool blackened death, harsh vox, good deathy melodic groove too.

GRIEVE
Grieve (12″ MLP)
Werewolf
3 April 2020
A couple songs of melodic black metal decent stuff.

Weed Demon
Crater Maker
Electric Valley Records
3 April 2020
Doomy sludgey dark stoner metal… growly vox, dooowwnn temmppoooo

Band: SHODAN
Album: Death, Rule Over Us
Label: Deformeathing Productions
Release date: April 3rd, 2020
Melodic death metal with a little bit of a metalcore thing happening. Cool stuff.

Pure Reason Revolution
Eupnea
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, April 3, 2020
kind of laid back prog rock… a bit on the alternative rock side.

Artist: P.O.E. (Philosophy of evil)
Album: Of Humanity And Other Odd Things
Label: Revalve Records
Release date: April 3, 2020
They call it “horror rock” while it has a bit of that going on, I’d put this in a prog metal pile… has a bit of a mr bungle/dog fashion disco thing going on too.

ANOVA SKYWAY
Diet Of Worms
Independent
3 April 2020
Pretty straightforward proggy hard rock. can prog really be straightforward? reminds me a bit of Fair to Midland

Joviac
Here And Now
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: April 3rd 2020
More kind of straightforward prog metal.

Pale Mare
II
Seeing Red Records (U.S. / Europe / World) | Ancient Temple Recordings (Canada)
3 April 2020
Doomy death metal with some meaty stoner metal grooves.

Release: Hammer Of The Sky – Aarni
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 17th 2020
Genre: Ambient / Pagan / Folk
Sometimes the “genre” description says it all… meh.

Darker Half
If You Only Knew
Massacre Records
27 March 2020
Here we have some pretty cool proggy power metal, a catchy gallopy sound, which stays like some true classic metal.

Your Last Wish
Eradicate
Self-Release
23 February 2020
Here we have some pretty cool melodic death, lots going on, harsh vox, great guitar work, kind of prog-metalish too.

Stallion
Slaves Of Time
High Roller Records
28 February 2020
This is some classic just metal, a bit of a Judas Priest style… big vox, classic guitar driven metal… cool stuff.

Artist: KAFFIMANN
Album: Cosmic Coincidence
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: April 3rd, 2020
electronic post rock ambient stuff

MAGNUS
“Forever and Never”
Self Released
I guess this is a little bit of a doomy rock single.

WHOOP-SZO
Warrior Down
You’ve Changed
An almost grungy rock thing

Virocracy
Irradiation
Black Sunset /MDD
20 March 2020
Blackened death, heavy, catchy, a dark, cold edge… cool stuff.

Nawabs of Destruction
Rising Vengeance
Pathologically Explicit Recordings
Release date: Wednesday, April 1st 2020
Heavy death metal, but with a big melodic death thing going on, a bit like a Soilwork or Dark Tranquillity… cool stuff!

Demise of The Crown
Life In The City – Out April 24th
Self-Release
21 February 2020
A little melodic death, a bit prog/power metal too and some modern groovin’ metal

Aevum
Multiverse
DarkTunes
27 March 2020
Some interesting melodic death/prog metal… harsh and clean vox, a good solid groove more of a chunky prog metal thing cool stuff!

New Stuff This Week… 3/23/2020

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Mar 232020
 

Myrkur
Folkesange
Relapse
Release date: Friday, March 20th 2020
classic old school black metal with a little bit of folk stuff going on

Lamb of God
“Memento Mori”
Epic
over a minute and a half of slow intro… then kicks into just classic full on instant classic grooving Lamb of God

Voices Of Ruin
“Carved Out” (single)
M Theory Audio
Melodic death with a bit of a Amon Amarth heaviness and catchy brutality… great stuff!

Riot
Rock World (Rare & Unreleased 87-95)
Metal Blade Records
27 March 2020
as the title says, a bunch of rare and unreleased tracks from over the years… outtakes, different vocalists, instrumental version of classic metal.

Igorrr
Spirituality and Distortion
Metal Blade Records
27 March 2020
Death metal, black metal, System of a Down-ish, classical music, just all sorts of stuff going on. Cool and unique

Hyborian
Volume II
Season Of Mist
This has a bit of a melodic death, but a kind of hardcore/metalcore thing too… cool stuff.

Villagers Of Ioannina City
Age Of Aquarius
Napalm Records
Laid back doomy rock…

Power Theory
Force Of Will
Pure Steel Records
With a band name like this, you know you’ll have power metal… this has a solid groove, heavy edge and not cheesy… cool stuff!

Me And That Man
New Man, New Songs, Same Shit
Napalm Records
dark rock… melodic kind of just classic rock, but a doomy alt rock thing

Membaris
Misanthrosophie
W.T.C.Productions
24 March 2020
black metal, dark, cold, harsh. yup.

PERDITION TEMPLE
Sacraments of Descension (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
27 March 2020
Here we have some blackened death/grooving thrashy stuff… just heavy and brutal with a little black metal harshness with classic brutal deathy grooves… great stuff.

ENEPSIGOS
Wrath of Wraths
Osmose Productions
27 March 2020
Black metal, it’s got a little death metal chunk to it… cool stuff.

Black Vice
The Alchemist’s Vision
Crown and Throne Ltd.
27 March 2020
Lo-fi black metal.

Release: Rämlord
From Dark Waters
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 27th 2020
Classic metal, some cool grooves, getting a little into a bit of a power metal thing too?

Graceless
Where Vultures Know Your Name
Raw Skull Recordz RSR 039
27 March 2020
Kind of a classic groovin’ death metal with a bit of a doom thing

Dodenbezweerder
Vrees de toorn van de wezens verscholen achter majestueuze vleugels LP
Iron Bonehead
27 March 2020
Post metal noise

TEMPLE OF VOID
The World That Was (CD, LP)
Shadow Kingdom
27 March 2020
Doomy death metal with a little bit of a black metal melodic coldness

Amnutseba
Emanatism LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
27 March 2020
Wall of black metal noise harshness

Nox Formulae
Drakon – Darshan – Satan
Dark Descent Records
27 March 2020
Here’s some more straightforward black metal, harsh, fast, cold, dark and evil… but with a pinch of melodic grooves too.

WELICORUSS
Siberian Heathen Horde
El Puerto Record GbR
27 March 2020
A bit of a blackened death, melodic /epic type metal, musically, a bit like Cradle of Filth with more traditional harsh vox. cool stuff.

ANGEROT
The Divine Apostate
Redefining Darkness Records
27 March 2020
I’d say this fits under a melodic death umbrella, mostly a death metal, solid grooves, decent brutality and yeah, even catchy too… cool stuff.

Arcada
Projections
Edged Circle
27 March 2020
Classic black metal music, vox go from shouted to the classic harsh shrieky stuff.

Vintlechkeit
Svartskogen, svartvinter… / Dødssted…
Eternal Death
27 March 2020
doomy post metal noise… music? c’mon man.

Aodon
11069
Willowtip Records
27 March 2020
Is there a classic blackened death? Cuz this has that death metal punch but with a black metal overtone, yeah some parts are just black metal, some are more death… but overall, it’s a good mix.

Sign of Evil (Chile)
Psychodelic Horror
Edged Circle
27 March 2020
Dark evil metal, a bit of a black metal feel

Enzo And The Glory Ensemble
In The Name Of The World Spirit – Out March 27
Rockshots Records
27 March 2020
Epic folky metal, has a good heavy edge, but a kind of worldly music feel too.

Torchia
The Coven – Out March 27th
Rockshots Records
27 March 2020
Melodic death, big death metal grooves, harsh vox, some good meedly guitar stuff. cool stuff!

THE HOLY FLESH
Emissary & Vessel
Caligari Records
27 March 2020
Doomy black metal.

Subtype Zero
Ceremonious Extinction
Seeing Red Records
27 March 2020
Brutal thrash! 4 quick tracks of heavy catchy metal!

Tzimani
Self-Titled (EP)(Vinyl)
Bonita Steel Records
27 March 2020
classic metal just pushing a little into thrash, but having a throwback 90’s metal sound

Lutharo
Wings of Agony
Self-Release
27 March 2020
Melodic death, but more into a deathy thrash than anything… great stuff!

TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE
A RESTING PLACE FOR THE WRATHFUL
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 27th 2020
as with most stuff on this label.. this is brutal times 2! just throw it all in and be metal!

Chrome Ghost
The Diving Bell
Seeing Red Records
27 March 2020
Black metal with some longer tracks getting a bit post metal and atmospheric too.

Artist: ?TER
Title: Vullighied
Country: Belgium
Release: March 24th, 2020
Label: Sliptrick records
Genre: Black Metal

Wictims
Lorn Echoes
Slovak Metal Army
21 February 2020
heavier metalcore with a little djent going on.

Vortex Unit
The Bringer of Sun
Slovak Metal Army
21 February 2020
A kind of melodic death, almost a bit proggy too, lots going on, cool stuff.

Desolate Realm
Unleash the Storm
self released
Release date: Thursday, February 13th 2020
I guess i’d throw this as a classic doom… some parts where a catchy groove gets going

Mystic Priestess
Part Time Punks Sessions
Self-released
27 March 2020
a bit punk, a bit raw stuff, they call it “Deathrock, Anarcho-Punk, Post-Punk” It’s different while hard-rock ish, it’s a bit punk and not really for the mosh pit.

Across Antarctica
Across Antarctica
Cataclysmic Metal Downloads
Release date: Friday, February 21st 2020
death metal with a bit of a punky rock feel too

Ambush
Infidel
High Roller Records
13 March 2020
Classic metal with some power metal and sometimes getting a little heavier into some thrash

Origin of Infinity
The Last Day on Earth
Slovak Metal Army
23 March 2020
Death metal with some melodic stuff and a little djent too.

Servant Leader
Raised by Wolves – Part 1
Leighviathan
14 March 2020
Some kind of catchy classic metal with clean vox, almost like a little heavier Foo Fighters?

Inherently Lost
Our Last Midnight
Entwined Recordings
Release date: Tuesday, March 17th 2020
A dark melodic death/blackened thrash/death metal, clean female vox, harsh growls, kind of all over the place prog stuff too.

DAPHELIUM
Profetian om Dygden och Plikten
BLACK MARKET METAL LABEL
Release date: Friday, March 13th 2020
A bit of an old school black metal, a bit more on the “epic” feel with a pronounced keyboard thing… decent stuff.

New Stuff This Week…3/16/2020

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Mar 162020
 

Code Orange
Underneath
Roadrunner
A bit stoner, a little metalcore…and a good chunk of an industrial base. a bit modern and crazy too.

The Unity
Pride
SPV
A kind of power metal meets more of a classic metal, maybe a bit of an AOR sound, cool good ol just “metal”

KING 810
”Hellhounds”
Elektra
A bit of that “bro-metal” type sound, they have a pissed off attitude and solid grooves on this single.

MASTER BOOT RECORD
FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE
Metal Blade Records
20 March 2020
A bit noise, a bit industrial, instrumental stuff… interesting

Waltari
Global Rock
Metalville Records
A kind of modern metal, catchy, groovin’, maybe a bit on the commercial side.

Hemotoxin
Restructure the Molded Mind
Unspeakable Axe Records
16 March 2020
A bit of an extreme thrashy groove, a bit metalcore-ish

Pathogens
Soiled Cogs Forever Grinding
Scry Recordings
Release date: Friday, March 13th 2020
Post metal noise.

Heaven Shall Burn
Of Truth And Sacrifice
Century Media Records
Melodic death with a pinch of a viking metal… great stuff!

Ruin Lust
City Of Babel
20 Buck Spin
Release date: Friday, March 13th 2020
Death metal and grindy noise

Necrophiliac
No Living Man is Innocent
Xtreem Music
12 March 2020
An old school black/death metal. harsh, low key doomy brutality

Candlemass
The Pendulum
Napalm Records
Doomy melodic and groovin

Saltas
Mors Salis: Opus I
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 March 2020
Kind of a post metal/black metal thing

Necrogosto
Ancestral Bestiality 12″ MLP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
15 March 2020
old school down tempo black metal.

Vectis
No Mercy for the Weak
Helldprod
20 March 2020
Raw blackened thrashy punky death metal. actually a little old metallica/slayer thing going on too.

GAYLORD
WINGS OF THE JOYFUL
LABEL: BLACKENED DEATH RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 20th 2020
Heavier melodic death, leaning more on a thrashy death thing pushing into some melodic stuff

Necro Chaos
Spiral of Obscurity
Helldprod
20 March 2020
Good ol grooving brutual classic death metal. good stuff!

Malokarpatan
Krupinské ohne
Invictus Productions / The Ajna Offensive
20 March 2020
Kind of airy proggy atmospheric stuff, then classic black metal… interesting stuff.

Escuela Grind
Indoctrination
Armageddon Label / To Live a Lie / RSR
20 March 2020
Grindy brutal stuff with a bit of a Brujeria/Aesesino thing

Brain Stem
Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2
Self-Release
20 March 2020
Death metal with a bit of a technica/prog metal thrash thing happening

Extreme Metal Attack XVII
20.21 March 2020 / Porto – Portugal
Helldprod Records
20 March 2020
Sampler of stuff for a metal fest in Portugal.

Lost Legacy
In The Name of Freedom (2020) (Pure Steel Records) – Out March 20, 2020
Pure Steel Records
20 March 2020
Classic metal, a little power/prog metal going on.

Ulvdalir
Hunger for the Cursed Knowledge
Inferna Profundus Records
20 March 2020
A bit melodic, then getting into some classic black metal… but with a bit of a groove too

Raider
Guardian of The Fire – Out March 20
Self-Release
20 March 2020
Thrashy death metal, even a pinch of melodic death, great stuff!!

Tethra
Empire Of The Void
Black Lion Records
20 March 2020
Doomy death metal

Neorhythm
Terrastory
Self-Release
20 March 2020
some grooving djenty metalcore… decent with a bit of a down tempo

THE MEDEA PROJECT
SISYPHUS
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 20th 2020
Doomy death metal with a post metal gloom

Baxaxaxa
The Old Evil 12″ MLP/MCD
Iron Bonehead
20 March 2020
Raw old school black metal… low fi on the production

Band: HELION
Album: The Great Fall
Label: Revalve Records
Release date: March 20, 2020
Death metal with a technical thing happening… brutal, catchy and melodic in some parts too… great stuff!

LUCID DREAM
The Great Dance Of The Spirit
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 10th, 2020
Progressive hard rock from Italy with a bit of a power metal and classic hard rock thing too

Artist: Needful Things
Album (re-issue): Deception
Release date: March 20th, 2020
Label: Give Praise records
Grindy raw death metal… good brutal grooves with short songs! cool stuff.

Artist: Whoresnation
Title: Mephitism
Release: March 20th, 2019
Label: Give Praise records / Lixiviat Records
Fast and brutal and even a bit grindy death metal…

Release: Wishing Well
Do Or Die
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 13th 2020
some classic metal with a hammond organ… so it’s got some old school groove

GRAVE T
Silent Water
Seahorse Recordings
20 March 2020
Here’s some classic metal with a little bit of a thrashy vibe, has a little 90’s feel to it.

HELL OBELISCO
Cyclopian
Independent
20 March 2020
A kind of grooving metal with a little death metal thing

Insect Ark
The Vanishing
Profound Lore
Release date: Friday, February 28th 2020
Doomy post metal.

Band: Yaldabaoth
Album: That Which Wets the Saccharine Palate
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: February 29th, 2020
A band from Alaska! This has some black metal and modern melodic black metal stuff going on.

GLACIATION
Ultime Eclat
Osmose Productions
28 February 2020
BLack metal with a little depressing doomy element, all while staying cold, dark and melodic too

The Nest
Ad Astra
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: March 20th 2020
Here’s what they say…”Stoner Rock / Folk / Atmospheric” yeah, with some spacey female vox too… throw in a doomy feel.

Artist: BAD AS
Album: Crucified Society
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 17th, 2020
regular metal with a little proggy power metal thing

Caskets Open
Concrete Realms of Pain
Nine Records
20 March 2020
Doomy classic metal, just a decent solid stonery groove

DAVID REECE
Cacophony of Souls
El Puerto Records Gbr
13 March 2020
melodic classic metal, maybe a bit more AOR

Khost
Buried Steel
Cold Spring
Release date: Friday, March 13th 2020
kind of sludgey post metal.

Scorn
A Comedic Tragedy
Self-Release
20 January 2020
Here we have some good ol brutal classic death metal, great stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 3/10/2020

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Mar 092020
 

Ross The Boss
Born Of Fire
AFM Records
6 March 2020
We all know Ross the Boss from Manowar… this album has kind of the same formula as his past stuff too, a bit thrashy, classic heavy just good ol METAL!! Good stuff.

Apocalyptica
”Live Or Die” [feat. Joakim Brodén]
Silver Lining Music
A classic metal track featuring the frontman of Sabaton on vox… a bit of an epic metal single

Clio Cadence
”Drive”
Self Released
Modern hard rock/metal with female vox, a bit “commercial-ish” sounding

Conception
”Waywardly Broken”
Conception Music Factory
First single from the new band of former Kamelot vocalist, roy khan… has a classic power/progish metal sound, sticking with a more downtempo slower track here, doesn’t really ever get too heavy, but has some great vox!

IMONOLITH
”Becoming The Enemy” [feat. Johannes Eckerström)”
Imonolith Music
Grooving modern metal, featuring the frontman from Avatar… cool catchy song with clean and harsh vox.

Greg Puciato
“Fire For Water”
Self Released?
Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen) has a single… kind of a hardcore/metalcore screamy thing, similar to DEP.

Crimson Shadows
The Resurrection
Napalm Records
Fast, yet heavy melodic death… kind of like a melodic death metal dragonforce! Harsh vox, clean vox, but super fast… cool stuff!

SHALLOW SIDE
Saints & Sinners
Thermal Entertainment
Some modern hard rock.. good catchy grooves, with a pinch of blues… good hard rock, but not quite “metal”

METAL CHURCH
Dead On The Vine
Reaper
Single of some new stuff, pretty straightforward thrashy metal.

Diskillery
Singles
Madison Local – direct mosh pit contact.
A couple singles from their new album… great solid and catchy thrash… awesome stuff!

Formosa
Danger Zone
Metalville Records
This reminds me if Motley Crue and Ghost had a bastard child… a little classic hard rock with an older vince neil sound, but maybe a little doomy stuff too.

Alligator Blood
Alligator Blood
Self Righteous Records
Hard rock, a little metalcore, humor core, a little noise/grungy sounding too

ZombieKing
Dead To Life
Pavement Entertainment
Classic metal but vocally has a little Disturbed thing going on.

Sydney Fate
Silicon Nitride
Eclipse Records
3 April 2020
modern metal, a little metalcore, some emo-ish

Ergodic
Ergodic
Self-Release
9 March 2020
3 song ep with brutal and technical death metal… great stuff.

Necrostrigis
From Bleak Cavernous Chambers
Nebular Carcoma / Postmortem Apocalypse
9 March 2020
Old school classic black metal.

SIGN OF EVIL (Chile)
Psychodelic Horror
Caligari Records
12 March 2020
A little bit horror metal with some black metal vox and overall sound.

DEATHLESS LEGACY
Saturnalia
Scarlet Records
13 March 2020
One 24 minute track… a kind of prog/power metal epic thing

ARCHITECTURAL GENOCIDE
CORDYCEPTIC ANTHROPOMORPH
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 13th 2020
Good ol brutal death metal, some good grooves, headbanging brutality too

SPECTRAL LORE and MARE COGNITUM
Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine
I, Voidhanger Records
13 March 2020
Both bands have a similar sound, some classic black metal and then can also get into some more down tempo meedly cold doomish stuff.

PESTIFER
Expanding Oblivion
XENOKORP
13 March 2020
Technical death metal, lots of cool stuff going on while maintaining some melodic grooves and brutality!

ITUS
Primordial (EP) – Out March 13, 2020
Self-Release
13 March 2020
Take some doom, take some death metal, and black metal, throw a little more depression and doom… yup.

Smoulder
Dream Quest Ends
Cruz Del Sur Music
13 March 2020
female fronted classic doomish metal…

Anthropophagous
Spoiled Marrow 7″
Blood Harvest
13 March 2020
A doomy death metal, cookie monster vox with some big sludgey grooves

In The Fire
The Living Horror Show
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on March 13th)
Here we have some fast and furious blackened death metal, technical, melodic and speedytrash and heavy! cool stuff!!

The Oneira
Injection
Rockshots Records
13 March 2020
Prog metal, keyboards, guitars, just that kind of classic dream theater-y prog metal sound with a bit more on the kind jazzy classic prog rock stuff in the not heavy parts… maybe a porcupine tree meets dream theater thing? cool dynamic stuff.

Death The Leveller
II
Cruz Del Sur Music
13 March 2020
deathy doom

Cénotaphe
Monte Verità LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
10 March 2020
Good solid black metal with some decent melodic grooves and catchiness while staying harsh and cold too.

ROTTING KINGDOM
A Deeper Shade of Sorrow
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 13.03.2020
Doomy death metal, but with some really cool dark melodic grooves.

CONQUEST ICON
Empire of the Worm
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 13.03.2020
CLassic death metal, great brutality, harsh black metal parts, and classic groovin’ parts too.

PUTRID
Antichrist Above
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 13.03.2020
Blackened thrashy death metal, production is a bit raw, but you can feel the cold harshness.

Lunar
Eidolon
Self Released
a little prog, a little melodic death, classic metal, lots of cool stuff.

Reism
Dysthymia
© 2019 Reism
29 November 2019
Female fronted metal with a good groove, kind of a standard “metal” thing happening

All Meridians
“Terminus”
LOCAL – Emailed MOsh Pit Directly
A kind of sludgey doom single

cowboy amazing
EP
LOCAL – Emailed MOsh Pit Directly
A cool extreme deathcore-noise/grind

Trauma
Ominous Black
Selfmadegod Records
6 March 2020
Classic grooving death metal… great stuff.

OATH OF DAMNATION
FURY AND MALEVOLENCE
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 13th 2020
blackened death metal with some melodic and epic stuff happening too… cool stuff!

THOKKIAN VORTEX
Thy Throne is Mine
Non Serviam Records
28 February 2020
Melodic blackened metal… a bit of a classic black metal, but with some good modern production and a bit more of a less harsh/cold sound and a fuller groove… a bit dimmu borgir in parts, and a bit more Satyricon-like… Great stuff!

Human Impulse
Human Impulse
Earsplit PR
Release date: Friday, February 28th 2020
Punky and grindy extreme metal from Minneapolis

Artach
Chronicles of A Black Winter
Self-Release
24 February 2020
A kind of doomy black metal, a bit more laid back in parts, melodic, dark and maybe a bit on the cold-ish side

Band: Antipope
Album: Apostle of Infinite Joy
Label: Fertile Crescent Productions
Release date: February 21st, 2020
THey say it’s “Progressive Extreme Metal” and yeah… it’s got a bit of a proggy thing, but pushing into faster heavier stuff with a little black metal thing

Asbestos Worker
Dead End Town (No List Records)
No List Records
23 January 2020
A bit stoner groove, but with a noise metal thing too

Heyoka’s Mirror
Asylum
Self Released
Release date: Monday, February 10th 2020
A single of instrumental prog metal… kind of a Dream Theater/LTE style… cool stuff in this 8 min. track!

Release: Eilera – Waves
Record label: Inverse Records
Genre: Rock / Metal / Folk … a lot of times when you see these three together, you think, oh, cool, could be some heavy stuff, with a hurdy gurdy or something mixed in with dirty deathy grooves… nope, this is more folk first, then rock and metal?? nah.

Mortuous
Among The Lost / Mors Immortalis
Carbonized Records
Release date: Friday, March 6th 2020
Doomy sludgy death metal.

Psychonaut
Unfold The God Man
Pelagic
Release date: Friday, March 6th 2020
This has a bit of a slugey psychedlic thing going on, a bit doomy, they say post metal, but it’s not quite as drony and boring as a typical post metal thing, so I wouldn’t throw it in that category… it’s got a little progressive thing happening as it goes a lot of different directions and is pretty laid back.

Azure Emote
The Third Perspective
Selfmadegods
Release date: Friday, March 6th 2020
Technical and proggy blackened death… a pinch of a folk sound (mostly in some of the keyboard and vocal background parts), but overall, pretty cool stuff.

Release: Rough Grind
Pieces of Resistance
Record label: Inverse Records
They call it “Dark roasted rock” It has a classic just “metal” thing with some clean-ish vox, a pinch of power metalish tempo… a bit of a catchy groove.

Band: In Divenire
Album: Servi Della Carne
Label: Schizzonero Record
Classic black metal, with some decent production.

Demise of The Crown
Fixated (single) / Music Video
Self-Release
21 February 2020
A kind of melodic / tech metal compared to Arch Enemy/Nevermore… while not a clone of those bands it fits in that category while throwing some catchy grooves too

New Stuff This Week… 3/2/2020

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Feb 292020
 

Body Count
Carnivore
Century Media Records
Good solid groovin’ metal with Ice T… classic Body Count stuff..

Trivium
”Catastrophist”
Roadrunner
Classic Trivium, melodic, a bit heavy, catchy… good solid modern metal type stuff (at least for this single!)

Banisher
Degrees Of Isolation
Selfmadegod Records
29 February 2020
Death Metal, big meaty grooves and even some melodic stuff too, but not at the expense of staying heavy! great stuff.

My Dying Bride
The Ghost Of Orion
Nuclear Blast USA
these veterans are back with more doomy melodic metal, poking into some heaviuer vox here and there.

Crematory
Unbroken
Napalm Records
This falls along some melodic death in one track, the other is more of an industrial/melodic death… cool stuff

Semblant
Obscura
Frontiers Music SRL.
A kind of melodic death/prog metal with clean female vox, harsh-ish male vox all working pretty awesome together… great stuff.

Burning Witches
Dance With The Devil
Nuclear Blast USA
here’s some melodic kind of classic metal, good catchy grooves.

Lurker of Chalice
Tellurian Slaked Furnace LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 March 2020
post metal ambient stuff

Tulus
Old Old Death
Soulseller Records
6 March 2020
Kind of a stoner melodic death thing, cool vibe and catchy grooves with harsh vox.

Alpha-o-MAGA
Make American Grind Again
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on March 6th)
Kind of a death grindy Gwar!

AHNA
Crimson Dawn
Caligari Records
6 March 2020
BLack metal with some noise metal stuff and a little gore/grind death metal too

To Conceal the Horns
Purist
Purity Through Fire
1 March 2020
quality classic black metal.. some longer songs, but decent stuff

Asarhaddon
Reysa
Geisterasche Organisation
29 February 2020
Classic black metal, a little more doomy and dark, but hitting a little heavier on the heavier parts.

NEXORUM
Death Unchained
Non Serviam Records
6 March 2020
Brutal, kind of technical death metal, great stuff!

Wombbath
Choirs of the Fallen
Soulseller Records
6 March 2020
Blackened death/ mostly death… great grooves/dark evilness and catchy brutality!

The Neal Morse Band
The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO 2019
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, March 6, 2020
As a self proclaimed Mike Portnoy fanboy, I will automatically like this… but of course, it is a good clean recording of their most recent tour… sounds great!

Canis Dirus
Independence to the Beast
Bindrune Recordings
6 March 2020
A doomy atmospheric kind of black metal… harsh vox, classic black metal stuff with some airy spacy post metal stuff too.

Vredehammer
Viperous
Indie Recordings
6 March 2020
Epic blackened death, great heavy thing, maybe a bit old dimmu-borgir like? yeah great stuff.

Beast Of Revelation
The Ancient Ritual of Death LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
6 March 2020
Doomy death metal with a decent groove

UNTITLED WITH DRUMS (aka UW/D)
Hollow
Seeing Red Records (USA) – Araki Records (FR) – Brigante Records (IT)
A kind of alternative rock/doomy thing

Artist: OUR HATE
Album: Defiled By Evil
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: March 3rd, 2020
Hardcore at its base then kicking into some just good old metal with groooooves.

Sallow Moth – “The Larval Hope”
Dead Red Queen Records
15 January 2020
This is a death metal with a bit of a melodic death going on, but for the most part kind of a brutal death too.

Eciton
Suspension of Disbelief
Wormholedeath
Brutal death metal with technical death and grooves… cool stuff!

Father Befouled
Anointed in Darkness – Live in Europe
Krucyator Productions
31 January 2020
Kind of a brutal old school death metal with some sludgy grooves

Horseneck
Fever Dream
Self Released
Release date: Friday, February 21st 2020
they call this post-hardcore/sludge… it has a bit more of a stoner metal sludge/groove… I guess I’m not sure what post-hardcore is… but usually anything with “post” in it is not in my realm of liking. This has a catchy groove with some cool stoner things going on too.

Release: Infirmum
Walls of Sorrow
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 28th 2020
Doomy metal with a death metal vocal, some big depressing grooves…

Inner Blast
Figment of the Imagination
Ethereal Sound Works
22 November 2019
Melodic death, female vox, clean and harsh, clean sound, maybe a bit thrashy in parts

PROFECI
Matecznik
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 20.02.2020
Doomy black metal with a bit of that classic cold black metal thing

Vernon of Persia
Ascend
Self-released
10 January 2020
Melodic blackened death, harsh vox, some catchy stuff, a little hardcore vox going on too…

Fight the Fight
Triggerfinger – Single
Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records
25 February 2020
this is just a kind of regular “metal” with a bit of a modern metal thing.

New Stuff This Week…2/24/2020

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Feb 242020
 

Wishbone Ash
Coat Of Arms
SPV
This band has been around about 50 years now… a mix of some prog and classic rock stuff.

Framing Hanley
Envy
Thermal Entertainment
An emo-ish modern metal/rock thing…

Beneath The Massacre
Fearmonger
Century Media Records
Technical brutal death metal… great stuff!!

Gilby Clarke
NEW SINGLE- ‘Rock n’ Roll Is Getting Louder’
Golden Robot Records
10 February 2020
A single of classic bluesy hard rock.

Huntsmen
A Nameless Dread (Single)
Prosthetic Records
14 February 2020
A little bit post metal, some prog, some maybe hardcore? Not quite as rippin’ as the first single..

Thor
Rising
Cleopatra Records
Classic-ish metal, a bit NWOBHM stuff, kind of basic too.

Today Is The Day
No Good To Anyone
BMG
First album in over 5 years, a bit of a noisy doom rock, which could also push into post-metal.

Intronaut
Fluid Existential Inversions
Metal Blade Records
28 February 2020
Proggy with a pinch of a Tool type style/sound, a tiny djent… cool stuff and their first album in 5 years and on Metal Blade

SLOWBURN
Rock’n’Roll Rats
Fighter Records
25 February 2020
classic metal

Inno
The Rain Under
Time To Kill Records
February 28th 2020
Doomy melodic proggy death with female vox. cool stuff!!

APOLLO STANDS
MINDS
INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 28th 2020
modern melodic metal kind of good drivin’ hard rock stuff you might hear on another station in town.

StarGazer (Australia)
Gloat / Borne LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
28 February 2020
Lo-fi old school black metal.

Grave Bathers
Feathered Serpent / Death Hand EP
Seeing Red Records
28 February 2020
Here’s a cool kind of stoner metal… 2 tracks, solid beats and grooves and big riffage.

Sicarius
God of Dead Roots
M-Theory Audio
28 February 2020
This is a blackened death with a nice heaviness and kind of wall of brutal, yet melodic and heavy sound… great stuff.

The Night Flight Orchestra
Aeromantic
Nuclear Blast
28 February 2020
The metal supergroup with a not-so metal project is back… do you like 70’s classic rock? Abba? but with some Soilwork vibes? hah… Great catchy throwback stuff. i’m a fan. (-matt)

Phobophilic
Undimensioned Identities CD/12″ MLP
Blood Harvest
28 February 2020
Brutal yet grooving death metal.

Blood Spore
Fungal Warfare Upon All Life CD/12″ MLP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
28 February 2020
Doomy death metal with a little bit of a gore thing going on vocally.

Loits
Ei kahetse midagi LP
Nuclear War Now! Productions
28 February 2020
Two really long tracks, but I think it might just be two sides of an album without being separated into tracks. Mostly classic black metal.

THE TRUE WERWOLF
Devil Crisis (CD, LP)
Werewolf
28 February 2020
Old school black metal with a bit of a modern thing (fuller keyboard sound) going on.

ABHOMINE
Proselyte Parasite Plague
Osmose Productions / Hells Headbangers
28 February 2020
a bit of a raw blackened grindy metal

Chronicles of Hate
The Birth of Hate (Extreme Metal Music) Feb 28, 2020
Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records
28 February 2020
melodic death type stuff. mostly harsh vox, good mix of melodic and heavier metal music.

Kvaen
The Funeral Pyre
Black Lion Records
28 February 2020
mostly black metal, but with a full and melodic death thing going on too… cool stuff.

Viogression
Perception Blur
Horror Pain Gore Death
February 28th
Old school raw death metal… mostly basic demos. meh

ÆVANGELIST (Finland)
Nightmarecatcher (CD)
Hells Headbangers
28 February 2020
Three long tracks of post-metal

Toundra
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, February 28, 2020
A bit of a post-rock instrumental

Schattenfall
Das Verderben
Redefining Darkness Records (N.America) | Wolfspell Records (Europe)
28 February 2020
melodic black metal, a bit of a doomy thing too.

Arcaine – “As Life Decays”
Black Sunset /MDD
14 February 2020

Band: Malamorte
Album: God Needs Evil
Label: Revalve Records
Release date: February 21st, 2020
A classic metal with some thrashy stuff going on, a little bit of a Megadeth thing happening cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week… 2/17/2020

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Feb 172020
 

STATION
Stained Glass
Station Music
Classic hard rock, cool catchy songs, but maybe just a bit too classic rock-ish for the Mosh Pit… fun stuff though.

POSEHN
Grandpa Metal
Megaforce Records
A pretty good lineup for his first metal album, Scott Ian, Brendan Small and Joe Trohman… with many guests… it’s got funny stuff, and good music, so yeah, great stuff from everyone’s favorite metal nerd.

Neaera
Neaera
Metal Blade Records
28 February 2020
Technical, metal/brutalcore stuff… after a 5 year break… they’re back, and pissed off. Good stuff!

Hallucinator
Another Cruel Dimension
Carbonized
A kind of heavier thrash, but with a black metal lo-fi-ish sound and production

Killitorous
‘Married With Children’
Self-Release
31 January 2020
Fast heavy brutal technical death metal (only a single… boo)

Don Jamieson
Denim and Laughter
Metal Blade Records
21 February 2020
More comedy from one of our resident crude rude metal head comic.

Hallas
Conundrum
Napalm Records
Classic doomy prog

Ronnie James Dio
Remasters
BMG
Another batch of remasters… Dio’s estate is almost like Iron Maiden with the reissues/remasters, but a good excuse to play some of the early solo stuff.

Ozzy Osbourne
Ordinary Man
Epic Records
At this point, Ozzy is kind of a classic rock thing now, isn’t he? He’s still the Ozz… maybe worth playing something

Demons And Wizards
III
Century Media Records
Now this is what we’ve been waiting for! A great partnership with the voice of Blind Guardian and the classic riffage of Iced Earth… great new stuff.

The Amity Affliction
Everyone Loves You..Once You Leave Them
Pure Noise Records
(just a single so far) Modern melodic metal, kind of a “power ballad” from what I remember of this band, they would be really heavy then get all emo. meh.

Runescarred
The Distant Infinite
Independent
Melodic thrashy stuff, a little bit of a Lamb of God musical style pace… vox are more clean and music is a bit more melodic, then maybe a bit of a Blind Guardian thing. cool stuff

Space of Variations
XXXXX
Napalm Records
atmospheric metalcore? a bit of a melodic post rock?

Band: AGE OF FIRE
Album: Shades Of Shadow
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 18th, 2020
Classic just “metal” some good grooves and female vox… maybe a pinch doomy?

Nawaharjan
Lokabrenna
Amor Fati
20 February 2020
Mostly black metal, but with a deathy groove too

Primeval Mass
Nine Altars
Katoptron IX Records
21 February 2020
a bit of a classic heavy thrash with a bit of a black metal thing going on… extreme thrash? cool stuff.

Mimorium
Blood of Qayin
Spread Evil
21 February 2020
classic black metal with melodies and good production

Invocation (Chile)
Attunement to Death 12″MLP/MCD
Iron Bonhead
21 February 2020
Gloomy death metal with some sludgey production

Band: HEX A.D.
Album: Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden
Label: Fresh Tea
Release date: February 21st, 2020
They call it “Doom prog metal” and yeah, pretty much spot on, some of that crazy prog stuff going on but with a dark doom thing going on.

Terrifiant
Terrifiant
Gates of Hell Records
21 February 2020
a little bit of an old school thrash, but a more raw maybe NWOBHM thing too.

Orphan Devil
Victims of the Night/Drifting Away [Vinyl 7″]
Gates of Hell Records
21 February 2020
A bit of an old school classic metal, mostly just a heavier just “metal” maaaybe a bit of a thrashy heaviness with a raw feel.

Isle of The Cross
Excelsis (Rockshots Records) – Out Feb 21st, 2020
Rockshots Records
21 February 2020
melodic technical proggy death… great stuff.

TORPËDO
Mechanic Tyrants
Gates of Hell Records
21 February 2020
Just some raw old school metal

Road Warrior / Gravebreaker
Death Promise/Death in Heels On Wheels [Split 7″]
Gates of Hell Records
21 February 2020
The Road Warrior track has a bit of a NWOBHM vibe and Gravebreaker a similar, more Judas Priest vibe

ON THORNS I LAY
Threnos
Lifeforce
Feb 21
Melodic Doom/ Death Metal

VERIKALPA
Tuoppitanssi
Scarlet Records
21 February 2020
This is a bit of a melodic death with a folk metal vibe, also a little bit of a Children of Bodom thing going on… cool stuff.

Band: SIMPLEFAST
Album: Eternal
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 21st, 2020
A bit classic metal, a little thrash, some power metal… decent stuff all around.

Release: Blister Brigade
Slugfest Supreme
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: February 21st 2020
Another just good old “metal” thing… a bit of balls and chunk with a melodic groove too.

Necrobode
Sob o Feitiço do Necrobode LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
21 February 2020
Grindy Black metal.

Band: Funeral Cult
EP: Possession Done
Label: Lusitanian Music
Release date: February 21, 2020
Dark kind of doomy death metal with a tiny bit of a black metal thing going on… cool stuff.

Polaris
The Death Of Me
SharpTone Records
21 February 2020
Modern metalcore… a bit screamo, good grooves, then a bit of that melodic emo-ish stuff

Slave Steel
Ogre Cage
Self-Released
18 September 2019
This is a bit older, but has a cool melodic death/thrashy groove

Radian
Chapters
Earplit PR
Release date: Thursday, February 6th 2020
Stoner-ish metal with a doom thing

In Sanity
Welcome To The Show
Black?Sunset/MDD
18 October 2019
This has a Children of Bodom meets power metal thing… cool stuff.

Pornohelmut
Bang Lord
Atypeek
Release date: Friday, February 14th 2020
A little post metal, some grungy hardcore, metalcore, experimental, techno… the kitchen sink of stuff.

Godthrymm
Reflections
Profound Lore
Release date: Friday, February 14th 2020
Doomy down tempo shoegazey stuff

SKUMSTRIKE
Execution Void
Caligari Records
14 February 2020
A little bit thrash, some regular ol classic metal with like, black metal harsh vox, which are a little low in the mix, so it doesn’t really have a black metal feel.

Witchcrawl
World Without End
Katoptron IX Records
21 February 2020
A little doom, some classic metal and a dark touch.

Blowtorch
Hangoverdose
Self released
A hard rock thing from Finland… kind of has a bit of that “local band” sound…

Maudiir
Le Temps Peste (EP)
Self-Release
7 February 2020
Classic black metal, but wait let’s go more into a classic metal / melodic death-ish direction… cool stuff.

KAYO DOT
BLASPHEMY
Terrorbird
Doomy atmospheric kind of keyboardy experimental meh

New Stuff This Week… 2/10/2020

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Feb 102020
 

Blaze of Perdition
The Harrowing of Hearts
Metal Blade Records
14 February 2020
A bit of a classic black metal thing going on here, pretty decent stuff.

Lamb of God
“Checkmate”
Epic
Definitely just classic Lamb of God sounding, it’s all there, even with a new drummer… great stuff.

Great American Ghost
Power Through Terror
Entertainment One
A sort of brutal core with maybe a pinch of a tech death thing. cool stuff.

Archon Angel
Fallen
Frontiers Music SRL.
here we have some classic metal, mostly a bit of a light power metal… not too shabby

Diabulus In Musica
Euphonic Entrophy
Napalm Records
Symphonic power metal… first track has a jazzy swing thing going on…. second single track is more of a traditional symphonic fe-metal power metal thing.

Suicide Silence
Become The Hunter
Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Three songs received so far… and if you had to compare this to their last album from 2017 (that “experimental” thing)… this is more like the old Suicide Silence… brutal, heavy, death/metalcore stuff and no indication of that “new” sound from the last album… perhaps they got it out of their system? good stuff!

Ihsahn
Telemark
Spinefarm Records
first single from a new EP… starts off kind of a good melodic prog metal with a bit of a black metal undertone, getting to be a bit melodic too. cool stuff!

Seven Spires
Emerald Seas
Frontiers Music SRL.
Kind of a classic fe-metal thing, but track two of the sampler started and it’s kind of a harsh black metal style vox… and more into a melodic death thing with a bit of an epic

Ensnared (Sweden)
Inimicus Generis Humani
Invictus Productions / Dark Descent
14 February 2020
A kind of black metal, but a little grind, some death and even a smidge of melody

FAUSTIAN PACT
Outojen Tornien Varjoissa (CD, LP)
Werewolf
14 February 2020
Classic black metal, but with a modern-ish melodic thing happening, a full evil sound with a bit of folk too… good stuff!

Pyogenesis
A Silent Soul Screams Loud
AFM Records
14 February 2020
A kind of basic modern metal/hard rock.

Izthmi
The Arrow Of Our Ways
Within The Mind Records
14 February 2020
Old school black metal but with more melodic doomy stuff here and there too.

Grafvitnir
NâHásh
Clavis Secretorvm
14 February 2020
Classic evil, harsh, cold black metal (with some decent-ish production)

SKUMSTRIKE
Execution Void
Caligari Records
14 February 2020
A kind of grindy blackened death metal, vox are a bit atmospheric/harsh… music is kind of a punked up in your face black metal.

Holycide
Fist to Face
Xtreem Music
14 February 2020
Classic thrash, good catchy edge, fun stuff

Psychotic Waltz
The God-Shaped Void
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Kind of a prog metal and a pinch of melodic death, a little bit of a Voivod thing too… lots going on from these veterans… cool stuff!

Malleus (U.S.)
Storm of Witchcraft – REMASTERED
Armageddon Label
14 February 2020
Doomish black metal with a bit of a deathy groove

SUUM
Cryptomass
Seeing Red Records
14 February 2020
Doomy grooves

Tomorrow Is Lost
Therapy
Eclipse Records
13 March 2020
ADDS FEB 17
This has some kind of modern metal thing going on with female vox, solid grooves and stuff

Band: QUARTZBED
Album: Dark Matter
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 11th, 2020
independent experimental noise stuff

Brenner & Molenaar
Uninvited Savior
self released
Release date: Friday, January 31st 2020
3 really long tracks of drony noise.

Warped Cross
Rumbling Chapel
Black Sunset /MDD
7 February 2020
Here’s some catchy doom with a real similar sound to Trouble.

Another Day Dawns
Stranger
31 January 2020
This has a catchy solid rock thing.

The Spirit
Cosmic Terror
AOP Records
7 February 2020
sometimes you just know it’s good right away, this has mostly a black metal thing going on, but a bit more technical/proggish, leaning to a blackend death thing. Great stuff!

Karg
Traktat
AOP Records
7 February 2020
a bit on the black metal side, but when it’s not all harsh and evil, it’s got a doomy laid back almost acoustic thing happening too.

Loathe
I Let It In And It Took Everything
SharpTone Records
7 February 2020
technical deathcore… good stuff.

GUTGRINDER
Maelstrom of a Blasted Paradox
HateWorks
4 October 2019
good ol classic death metal with a pinch of grind and some good grooves

Sarcator
Visions of Purgatory
Redefining Darkness Records
11 February 2020
A bit black metal, a bit death metal, some speedy old school thrash… makes this a trifecta of great metal.

Artist: Giuseppe Zaupa
EP: (Re)birth
Self Released
Release date: January 24, 2020
technical instrumetal metal with a tiny bit of a djent thing, good stuff.

Nightfear
Apocalypse
Fighter Records
5 February 2020
A kind of technical thrashy proggy power metal.. great stuff.

Band: Last Frontier
Album: Aether (Equivalent Exchange)
Label: Revalve Records
Release date: January 24th, 2020
I’d have to say this falls into prog metal with a power metal thing going on… pretty good stuff.

ALPHASTATE “Out Of The Black”
Metal from Greece
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 7th, 2020
classic metal with a cool groove, maybe some melodic metal with a little crunch too

New Stuff This Week… 2/3/2020

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Feb 032020
 

The Unity
“We Don’t Need Them Here”
SPV
Classic metal with a bit of a power metal thing happening. cool catchy stuff

POSEHN
“Take On Me”
(Feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy & Steve “Zetro” Souza)
Megaforce
A metal version of Take On Me? with some awesome guests? Yes Please!

Higher Power
27 Miles Underwater
Roadrunner Records
a kind of hardcore band, melodic type stuff, vox are a little emo, music varies from modern metal with a little prog, some metalcore/alt metal too.

God Dethroned
Illuminati
Metal Blade Records
7 February 2020
BLackened death metal with a little bit of a symphonic thing too… some cool stuff here!

Bonded
Rest In Violence
Century Media
Former members of Sodom started up a new project with some thrashy classic metal stuff. almost pushing into melodic death metal!

Sepultura
Quadra
Nuclear Blast Entertainment
You know, say what you will about the post Cavalera Sepultura… they seem to just be getting better and better… just a couple singles so far, but it’s heavy, nearly brutal, catchy, and distinctively Sepultura too… great stuff!

Delain
Apocalypse And Chill
Napalm Records
Female fronted kind of atmospheric laid back single here… some melodic things, but nothing all that heavy or metal in this single.

Sylosis
Cycle Of Suffering
Nuclear Blast USA
A bit of a melodic death thing going on with a groove metal thing too

Black Swan
Shake The World
Frontiers Music SRL.
solid classic metal, just through and through, plain good ol metal.

Varials
In Darkness
Fearless Records/Concord
Here we haev some pretty good hardcore infused grooving metal… heavy and catchy

WILCZYCA
Wilczyca
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 2.2.2020
Classic black metal, cold, dark, evil and good stuff.

SUMMON
Helios
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 2.2.2020
Harsh old school echoey black metal.

NECROCHAOS
Crawling Through Cadavers
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release date: 2.2.2020
Black metal with a more deathy darkness going on.

Bannwald / Uruk-Hai / Druadan Forest
Kingdoms Long Gone
Antiq
2 February 2020
None of this is metal.. all symphonic dark folk-ish stuff… kind of background viking movie type soundtrack

Band: SLEAZY WAY OUT
Album: Here Comes Trouble
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: February 4th, 2020
It’s cool when the band name describes the music… sleazy old hard rock.

GOREVENT
FATE
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: 07 FEBRUARY 2020
Brutal classic grooving death metal. cool stuff!

Ironflame
Blood Red Victory
Divebomb Records
7 February 2020
Classic metal, a little bit of an Iron Maiden thing going on

Sophist
Dissolution
Niflhel Records
7 February 2020
Brutal grindy death metal

Atavisma / Void Rot
Split
Everlasting Spew Records
7 February 2020
Atavisma is some deathy black metal, Void Rot has a doomy death sound

Band: DEPRAVED
Album: Raped Innocence
Label: Music-Records
Release date: February 7th, 2020
This falls into a kind of thrashy death metal, cool stuff

Serpent Noir
Death Clan OD
W.T.C.Productions
7 February 2020
A bit of classic black metal with some really cool deathy grooves.

Redundant Protoplasm
Adipose Piquerism
HPGD
February 7th
Grindy death metal. fast furious and brutal!

VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC
Austrian Dukes of Derangement
XENOKORP
7 February 2020
I’m not sure what to make of this band name, or even how to begin to pronounce it, but the music is good ol brutal death metal! Vocals vary from duck squeals to cookie monster… ok, looked up the band name… it stands for Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot) So then I had to look up what Amelus is (I don’t know why i do these things…) an Amelus is a foetus born without limbs. sigh.

Drittmaskin
Sosial Prolaps
Edged Circle Productions
7 February 2020
A blackened death metal/hardcore thing

Band: Dark Poetry
Album: Specimen
Label: Deathhammer records
Release date: February 1st, 2020
Metal from Cyprus! A little doomy, a little deathy groove, or just regular grooving metal. decent stuff.

MARTIN TEMPLUM DOMINI
Martin Templum Domini
Self-Released
1 October 2019
A proggy kind of thrashy instrumental guitar metal thing

Band: Yellow Dog Conspiracy
Track Name: “Reaching for the Stars”
Label: Independent
Release Date: 1/7/2020
classic hard rock/alt rock (single)

Band: Devilskin
Track Name: “Corrode”
Label: Independent
Release Date: 1/18/2020
Classic metal, a bit of a 90’s AOR feel (single)

Screamer
Highway of Heroes
The Sign Records
11 October 2019
Classic old school metal/Judas Priest sounding stuff.

LAMORI
Neo Noir
Wormholedeath
Mostly a doom goth metal thing happening

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Jan 262020
 

Brothers Of Metal
Emblas Saga
AFM Records
24 January 2020
Epic power metal… cool stuff.

Marko Hietala
Pyre Of The Black Heart
Genre: Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 24 January 2020
A kind of classic melodic hard rock/power metal ish thing… a sort of epic rock opera sounding thing

Midnight
Rebirth by Blasphemy
Metal Blade Records
24 January 2020
Gritty edgy a bit melodic death metal with a pinch of black metal

Huntsmen
Ride Out (Single)
Prosthetic Records
17 January 2020
A bit of proggy metal pushing into some cool death metal stuff too.

Annihilator
Ballistic, Sadistic
Silver Lining
Release date: Friday, January 24th 2020
I think by this point you know what you’ll get with Annihilator… catchy riffy guitars, classic thrashy metal and Jeff Waters doing vox again… works great! good stuff.

Lorna Shore
Immortal
Century Media Records
Pretty intense
blackened death metal, a bit of an “epic” keyboard/symphonic thing while brutal death metal going on too… heavy and melodic too… cool stuff!

Serenity
The Last Knight
Napalm Records
This band has been around for a while, an epic sort of power metal, pretty cool stuff.

Mark Zavon
Mark Zavon
EMP Label Group
pretty straightforward hard rock/AOR type classic hard rock stuff. Mark is the guitarist from supergroup Kill Devil Hill.

Paul Di’Anno
Hell Over Waltrop – Live In Germany
Metalville Records
Former Maiden frontman with a live album, he’s got a great voice and band, pretty good stuff, and a great way to have a “fresh” take on a lot of classics.

Amberian Dawn
Looking For You
Napalm Records
A bit of a female fronted power metal thing, a bit more of a synthy pop metal almost too…

Magg Dylan
Amethyst
Eclipse Records
21 February 2020
Jan 27 add
Modern metal with a full sound, female vox

DYSEMBLEM
AUTOTOMY
III Damnation ; Immortal Bytes
16 November 2019
Melodic death with a thrashy sound and deathy growly vox.

NYOGTHAEBLISZ
Abrahamic Godhead Besieged by Adversarial Usurpation (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
27 December 2019
wall of black metal noise

Bestial Invasion
Monomania
Nocturnus Records
22 November 2019
Technical, melodic death metal with some big screamy vox (king diamond-ish) and prog metal music with some harsh vox too… great stuff.

Coffin Curse
Ceased to Be
Memento Mori
27 January 2020
Solid death metal with some technical grooves and brutal!!

Proscrito
Llagas y Estigmas
Memento Mori
27 January 2020
Doomy sludgy death metal but with a kind of upbeat catchy groove.

Lordi
Killection
AFM Records
31 January 2020
Well, it’s the euro answer to Gwar… of course they are a bit more polished and while there’s a bit more fun stuff, there’s a bit more electronic stuff going on… still cool catchy and fun.

Muvitium
Evighetens Cirkel
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2020
Dark, evil sounding black metal, a classic black metal thing, with that melodic stuff too, there’s just a nice dark, yet calming harshness happening here.

KRYPTA NICESTWA
Sarkofagi nocnych zjaw
Signal Rex
31 January 2020
Raw old school black metal.

PANTHEON OF BLOOD
Voices Rooted in Blood
Signal Rex
31 January 2020
Raw old school lo-fi black metal

Artist: CHAINSNAP
Album: Burn Internal
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: January 31st, 2020
This was actually released independentally a couple of years ago, but it seems as though they’re on a label now! A bit old school thrash and a bit of a new modern melodic-ish metal. Decent stuff from our friends in Wisconsin Rapids!

BÜTCHER
666 Goats Carry My Chariot
Osmose Productions
31 January 2020
An old school speed/thrash with a pinch of like, black metal evilness… raw, fast and pissed off.

NATTVERD
Styggdom
Osmose Productions
31 January 2020
some kind of classic grooving black metal,

Greve
Nordarikets Strid
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2020
Old school black metal with a bit of an epic melodic thing

Goats of Doom
Tie on Hänen Omilleen
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2020
Black metal with some melodic guitar stuff too

Krvsade
Judgement Day (EP) – Out Jan 31
Self-Release
31 January 2020
A bottom heavy 3 song ep mostly grooving death metal, a bit brutal and harsh vox…

Wind of the Black Mountains
Summoned By Shadows
Moribund Records
31 January 2020
Evil black metal, with harsh vox, but a bit of a heavier death metal thing happening too

SDI
80s Metal Band
MDD
31 January 2020
just kind of a standard classic metal/hard rock thing

Malignament
Demo I
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2020
old school basic black metal, decent stuff

MILES TO PERDITION
2084
Perdition Records (DIY album)
31 January 2020
This one leans towards a melodic death with a bit of a blackened death thing too. cool stuff!

ZALMOXIS
A Nocturnal Emanation
Signal Rex
31 January 2020
1 20 minute plus song of atmospheric post metal doomy stuff. meh.

DEAD KOSMONAUT
Gravitas
High Roller Records
31 January 2020
A kind of groove metal, power metal with a little proggy thing going on too

Reaper (Sweden)
Unholy Nordic Noise LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
31 January 2020
Classic black metal but with a bit of melodic thrash thing happening too… cool stuff.

Moloken
Unveilance of Dark Matter
The Sign Records
31 January 2020
Melodic blakc metal with a bit of a grindy thing too

SAMMAS’ EQUINOX & EMANATING VOID
Temples of Ice
Signal Rex
31 January 2020
one song for each band on this split EP… both are pretty much classic black metal

Enoch
Killing Starts Where Hate Begins
Soundmass
31 January 2020
Female fronted metalcore type stuff… clean vox, great clean emotive vox, and harsh brutal stuff too…

Band/Artist: YATRA
Album Title: Blood of the Night
Record Label: STB Records
Album Release Date: Jan 31, 2020
Some monster riffage doom mixed with some kind of harsh vox/black-ish metal… but more really big groovin’ doom with the harsh vox… it all works well… good stuff!

SamadhiSItaram
III
Label: self-release
Release date: December 6th, 2019
Deathcore/metalcore with a heavy catchy thrash thing too… good stuff!

Artist: MALICIOUS INC.
Album: Red Flag
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: January 28th, 2020
Grooving kind of new metal/death-ish metal. Like, 20 some years ago, this would be death metal, nowadays, just some good groove metal with harsh vox. cool stuff.

Obsidian Tide
Pillars of Creation
Self Released
Prog metal from Israel, has a little middle eastern flair to it too.

Mavorim
Axis Mundi
Purity Through Fire
31 January 2020
Black metal with a bit of melodic thing too.

Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Worlds Within
Self Released
Release date: Friday, January 24th 2020
dark and moody cellist… not really in the realm of metal.

Lament Cityscape
The New Wet
Independent
31 January 2020
Kind of a post metal noise rock