New Stuff This Week… 11/23/2020

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Nov 232020
 

GHOSTEMANE
ANTI-ICON
Blackmage
A kind of electronic, modern metalcore, techno, industrial nu-metal type thing

FIERCE HEART
WAR FOR THE WORLD
Dark Star
Classic AOR type hard rock from these old school veterans.

Repaid in Blood
Rebel Scum
Self Released
semi-local death metal band with a new single… great brutal and even a bit nerdy… featuring the guitarist from Allegaeon

Tribulation
Leviathans – radio single
Metal Blade Records
29 January 2021
Melodic doomy death metal, a bit epic and laid back though too.

Ilsa
Preyer
Relapse
Release date: Friday, November 20th 2020
Sludgey doom dark blackened death metal with a bit of a post metal tilt

Sodom
Genesis XIX
Entertainment One
First album in 4 years… gritty, heavy and thrashtastic!

Within The Ruins
Black Heart
Entertainment One
Djenty technical deathcore. Heavy and in your face with a melodic feel too. cool stuff.

Hatebreed
Weight Of The False Self
Nuclear Blast USA
Also their first album in 4 years… Hatebreed is the ACDC of hardcore.. you know what you’re going to get and they deliver

Ad Infinitum
Chapter 1 Monarchy Part 2
Napalm Records
This first single is acoustic, so it’s pretty laid back female vox, and kind of a lighter track.. Usually they’re kind of just a melodic hard rock thing with a little bit of an epic thing going on

Shaark
Deathonation
Slovak Metal Army
23 November 2020
Heavy deathed up thrash… cool stuff.

Leviathan
Words Waging War
Stonefellowship Recordings
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
Proggy power metal, pretty straightforward classic metal type stuff too.

Gryftigæn
Graven til Måneåpenbaringer
Inferna Profundus Records
23 November 2020
Old school VERY lo-fi black metal.

Bisönte
Ancestral Punishmen
Xtreem
Release date: Tuesday, November 24th 2020
A doomy atmospheric type thing… a little post metal going on

MONGREL’S CROSS
Arcana, Scrying and Revelation (CD, LP)
Hells Headbangers
27 November 2020
Classic black metal, shrieky vox, basic guitar work, dark, and melodic though… sound is raw, but not harshly frostbitten cold. just cold heh.

Avlivad
Avlivad
Invictus Productions
27 November 2020
Blackened death, this is harsh, cold, brutal, heavy, technical and extreme thrashy

KEISER
Our Wretched Demise
Non Serviam Records
27 November 2020
Grooving blackened death… pretty good stuff

Band: TWISTED MIST
Album: Orbios
Label: Music-Records
Release date: November 27th, 2020
A bit folk metal, some doomy post metal too

Band: ARRAYAN PATH
Album: The Marble Gates to Apeiron
Label: Pitch Black Records
Release date: November 27th, 2020
Epic power metal, bit anthemic choruses, full almost orchestral sound

Varde
Fedraminne
Nordvis Produktion
27 November 2020
Melodic and doomy black metal

Shores of Null
Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying) – Out Nov 27th
Spikerot Records
27 November 2020
a 38+ minute track with a 3:35 radio edit. lol anyway, a long kind of melodic doomy post metal.

Imminence
Turn The Light On (Deluxe Edition)
Arising Empire
Release date: Friday, November 27th 2020
A bit of a modern metalcore type thing

Oreamnos
Into The Night
Bloody Mountain Records
27 November 2020
Growly sludgey death metal.

Cryptic Shift / Replicant / Inoculation / Astral Tomb
Chasm of Aeons CD/12″ MLP
Blood Harvest
27 November 2020
the first three bands have a bit of a good tech death thing going on. Astral Tomb is more dark and sounds like a crappy live recording.

Cell Press
Self-Titled – Out Nov 27th
(Ancient Temple Recordings) (No Funeral Records)
27 November 2020
A kind of crusty grungy doom

Synastry
Civilization’s Coma – Out Nov 27th
Self-Release
27 November 2020
Kind of a technical death metal, a little like Fear Factory and a little bit of Sumeriancore

Whipstriker / Terrörhammer / Vulcan Tyrant / Speedwhore
Split
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on November 27th)
A little something different, raw punked up metal, techy thrashy death metal, raw sludgy noise metal, and more blackened death

BLACK DEATH CULT
Devil’s Paradise (CD)
Hells Headbangers
27 November 2020
Grindy black/death metal, but wait, experimental, progressive, with synths, and atmospheric things too… and brutal death stuff going on… all painting some creepy deathy landscape

TO DUST
Nightmare Cycles EP
Seeing Red Records
27 November 2020
Thrashy death metal with a bit of a hardcore thing going on… and brutal too.

SOULSKINNER
Seven Bowls of Wrath
Xtreem Music
Death Metal from Greece… a bit along the lines of a blackened death. some epic passages, a pinch of melody and some grooves.

Release: STUD
War of Power
Record label: Cranksonic
Release Date: Nobember 20th 2020
This falls into a “good ol classic metal” good riffs, clean vox, catchy-ish too.

Hautajaisyö
On Vain Pimeys
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 13th 2020
oooo yeah… thrashed up death metal, fast, catchy, brutal and just great stuff.

Strydegor
Isolacracy
MDD Records
Release date: Friday, November 13th 2020
Melodic death, pretty straightforward, clean and harsh vox, dueling melodic guitars, a bit like some In Flames of 10 years ago? decent stuff

SARDONIC WITCHERY
Moonlight Sacrifice Ritual
War March
Release date: Monday, November 16th 2020
A bit of a black metal tone/feel, but a bit “lighter” and not quite as harsh and evil sounding (it’s still evil!). this has a black n roll thing going on too.

Nader Sadek
The Serapeum
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 20th 2020
Egyptian band featuring Karl Sanders (Nile), Derek Roddy (Serpents Rise), and Mahumud Gecekusu (Perversion) brutal and technical death metal

Serrated
Sifting Through the Remnants
Blood and Brutality Records
Release date: Friday, November 13th 2020
Technical and thrashy death metal with some catchy grooves

Disintegration
Prahara
Brutal Mind
30 September 2020
Straight up brutal death metal. fast and heavy like a freight train of punishing riffs and blasting drums

Celaris
In Hiding
Self Released (MDPR)
Oct 16th 2020
Prog metal in the vein of say a lighter BTBAM… Clean vox, some harsh stuff, and going from more melodic laid back stuff to full on melodic death.

New Stuff This Week… 11/16/2020

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Nov 152020
 

Dragged Under
The World Is In Your Way
Mascot
Modern melodic metalcore, full sound, a little “commercial”

AC/DC
Power Up
Columbia
I’m not sure how youc an review an AC/DC album… it sounds like AC/DC and it rocks.

HELSOTT
WOVEN
M-THEORY AUDIO
Reissue of their 2014 album.. remastered and remixed. Melodic death/pagan/viking type metal, harsh and clean vox, a bit progressive metal too.

Witherfall
The Last Scar (single)
Century Media
Proggy technical metal, picking up the torch where nevermore left off.. Marco Minneman plays drums on this new album!

DAMN THE PLANET
LOBOTOMY
INDEPENDENT/SELF-RELEASED
Modern groove-ish hard rock, maybe a little in the style of The Cult… from Idaho!

Iron Maiden
Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast, Live In Mexico City
BMG
Iron Maiden releases so many albums., live, reissues, etc, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The single for this is Sign of the Cross… a longer track but the production and performance is great.

Schaffer/Barlow Project
Winter Nights
Ravencroft Productions
Iced Earth buddies team up for a winter/xmas album. Just the single for We Three Kings so far… probably save it for more of an Xmas time show…

Killer Be Killed
Reluctant Hero
Nuclear Blast USA
A sort of thrash/metalcore with clean vox, melodic passages… maybe some groove and doom metal too. It’s the DeP/Soulfly/Mastodon/Converge supergroup thing.

Odem
Timeless Past Above
Moribund Cult Records
Melodic death, with a bit of a prog thing going on… maybe similar to some older Opeth. Cool stuff.

Jinjer
Alive In Melbourne 2020
Napalm Records
Live album, heavy and decent production

Hjelvik
Welcome To Hel
Nuclear Blast USA
Blackened viking metal… so yeah, melodic death metal with those more viking themes…This is the new band of the former Kvelertak vocalist.

Dark Tranquillity
Moment
Century Media Records
one of the original swedish melodic death bands… and one that has stayed pretty true to their sound throughout.. and they do continue that on this new one… Great catchy, melodic and heavy tracks.

COMMUNIC
HIDING FROM THE WORLD
AFM
Release Date: 20th November 2020
Always a band that sounded a lot like Nevermore… they still have a little similar sound, but this album seems to be more power metal sound and pretty straightforward

BLACK MOLD
The Inheritance of Evil
Helldprod Records
18 November 2020
Black metal, but a bit more of a doomy dark feel

Beast Within the Sound
Resistance
Slovak Metal Army
20 November 2020
Grooving hardcore death metal type stuff with some thrash too… cool stuff.

SKELETHAL
Unveiling the Threshold (CD, LP, TAPE)
Hells Headbangers
20 November 2020
Classic death metal, with a little bit of blackened death stuff happening.

Onsegén Ensemble
Fear
Svart Records
20 November 2020
a bit of a post metal/ambient/atmospheric, with a tiny bit of doom

Witchwood
Before the Winter
Jolly Roger
20 November 2020
Classic doomy rock, it’s got some organ’s going on, a bit like Deep Purple/Rainbow with a strong throwback bluesy prog vibe.

SOLE SYNDICATE
Last Days Of Eden
Scarlet Records
20 November 2020
Classic metal with a power metal thing going on .

Horncrowned
Rex Exterminii (The Hand of the Opposer)
Ketzer
20 November 2020
Blackened death, fast, and “bazooka blasted” black metal it’s full and heavy, brutal, shrieky black metal vox, a bit of that cold meedly guitar, but heavy brutal beats.

White Magician
Dealers of Divinity
Cruz Del Sur Music
20 November 2020
A little similar to the Witchwood above… a classic hard rock throwback with a bit of that old doomy proggy rock

Without Mercy
Seismic
Self-Release / Bloodblast Distribution
20 November 2020
Heavier technical death metal. brutal, heavy… Great stuff!

Fuck The Facts
Pleine Noirceur
Noise Salvation
20 November 2020
First album in 5 years… grindy, yet, a little melodic, and a wild path of technical, blackened metal and harsh, black metal-ish vox.

King Ov Wyrms
King Ov Thornes – Out Nov 20th
Self-Release
20 November 2020
This band is so tr00 they have a v instead of an f and y instead of o! Whoa. Classic black metal… good solid heaviness with that cold punishing sound, while having a bit of melodic punch too.

Lie In Ruins
Floating in Timeless Streams
Dark Descent Records
20 November 2020
Death metal with a dark doom groove, blast beats and a little melodic stuff too.

Symbtomy
Demo #1
Immortal Souls Productions
20 November 2020
Blackened death, and a bit melodic death too on this 3 song ep.

Omnivortex
Diagrams of Consciousness
Record label: Concorde Music Company
Release Date: November 20th 2020
Death metal with a bit of a tech/melodic groove too.

Greenwitch
CosmoSteelBlood Trinity
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on November 20th)
Fast and heavy brutal death metal

BAS ROTTEN
SURGE
LABEL: RAGING PLANET (EUROPE) & TO LIVE A LIE RECORDS (USA)
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 20th 2020
Fast and heavy grindy, short songs.

Elvenscroll
Never To Be Mourned
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: November 6th 2020
folky melodic death with an epic full sound

AGAINST THE GRAVE
Bleeding You
Independent
20 November 2020
Single of some solid good ol groove metal.

Viking Queen
Hammer of the Gods
Dr Johns Surgery Records
Release date: Thursday, October 15th 2020
Big meaty classic rock with a zeppelin bluesy vibe

Tourniquet
THE SLOW COSMIC VOYAGE TO WISDOM
Pathogenic Records
Release date: Saturday, October 10th 2020
A sort of tribute to old doomy sounds. with some older tracks, new ones. and a sabbath cover!

Worthless
Melancholic Rites
Self Released
Release date: Friday, November 6th 2020
Black metal with a little deathy doom groove

Wildfire
Dark Illusions
Self Released
Release date: Saturday, October 10th 2020
Catchy doomy melodic death metal. 4 song EP, harsh male vox, clean female vox…. solid grooves too.

A bundle of stuff from Sleaszy Rider Records
Darzamat – “A Philosopher At The End Of The Universe”(SR-0261)
Melodic Blackened death with some doomy grooves, clean/harsh vox.

Necrodeath – “Neraka” (SR-0215)
Catchy death-metal thrash.

Infestus – “Undead” (SR-DIG-10)
3 songs of doomy melodic death

Nightbreak – “Wicked Angel” (SR-0215)
Classic metal, leaning a bit into power metal, big voice, big guitars, maybe a bit of an early 90’s hair-ish metal sound.

Passengers In Panic – “Passengers In Panic” (SR-0259)
here’s some kind of doomy and melodic Folk metal

Trenchwar – “Criminal Organizations” (SR-0258)
This might be the best of the batch, heavy and brutal thrashy metal.

Snowblind – “The Holy Metal Spirit” (SR-0257)
classic metal with a little doom undertone. basic production sound.

End of Sleaszy Rider reviews

New Stuff This Week… 11/9/2020

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Nov 082020
 

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN
“READ BETWEEN THE LINES”
M-THEORY AUDIO
Technical and proggy thrashy metal single from these guys… great stuff big vox!

Lizzy Borden
Best of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2
Metal Blade Records
13 November 2020
Another edition of Lizzy Borden’s best of… good ol classic melodic metal.

Thrown Into Exile
Illusion Of Control
Urban Yeti Records
Kind of a hardcore thrashy modern groove metal. good.

Warfect
Spectre Of Devastation
Napalm Records
Technical and speedy thrashy metal, vox are a bit harsh, but not growly… great stuf.

Macabre
Carnival Of Killers
Nuclear Blast USA
Murder metal pioneers are back. Kind of a raw and yeah, even technical/catchy death metal.

Dark Psychosis
The Edge Of Nowhere
Moribund Records
20 November 2020
A dark doomed black metal.. down tempo, yet harsh and cold too.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons
We’re The Bastards
Nuclear Blast USA
Just good ol hard rockin’ fun..

Ghostkid
Ghostkid
Century Media Records
A kind of modern metal, full sound, a modern metalcore

Greybeard
Oracle
Wormholedeath
Doomy melodic death.

Pyramaze
Epitaph
AFM Records
13 November 2020
One of the better and a bit under the radar bands of Prog metal. A good collection of power metal leaning prog metal.

Genus Ordinis Dei
Glare of Deliverance
Eclipse Records
4 December 2020 (nov 9 add)
Epic Symphonic melodic death metal. Full sound, harsh vox, orchestral stuff, brutal meaty riffs too.. great stuff!

Time Rift
Eternal Rock
Dying Victims Productions
11/13/20
Good ol stoner hard rock, a little bit of a southern rock thing too.

Houkago Grind Time
Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore)
Outrageous Weeb Power Productions / Grindfather Productions / Psychocontrol
13 November 2020
Raw, fast, short songs, grindy death metal.

Band: WITCHRIDER
Album: Electrical Storm
Label: Fuzzorama Records
Release date: November 13th, 2020
This has a stoner metal / alt-hard rock thing going on… pretty cool and catchy, but probably not quite “moshin'”

Band: Enigma Experience
Album: Question Mark
Label: Fuzzorama Records
Release date: November 13th, 2020
A heavy rock/stoner metal feel, clean melodic vox, a bit of a down tempo groove

YMIR (Finland)
Ymir (CD, LP)
Werewolf
13 November 2020
A classic black metal, a bit of an atmospheric sound, but cold, dark, harsh just like black metal is.

Sépulcre
Ascent Through Morbid Transcendence
Invictus Productions
13 November 2020
classic groovin’ death metal.

HUMANITY IS CANCER
Humanity is Cancer EP
Redefining Darkness Records
13 November 2020
Brutal death metal on this 4 song ep… good stuff.

PRECARIA and O?ROS KAU?
Theosulphuros
I, Voidhanger Records
13 November 2020
Both of these are wall of sound, in your face black metal

Code Noir
Jack of All Spades
Leviaphonic Records
13 November 2020
The more I listened to this, the more I liked it… I let this one play a little longer than most, at the surface, it’s just some more just classic “metal” as it gets a bit deeper, it gets to be more of a prog metal thing too. Cool stuff.

Small Town Titans
The Ride
AntiFragile Music
13 November 2020
A solid classic hard rock/classic rock with a little bluesy rock going on. Cool stuff, maybe just not mosh pit “metal”

Ysgaroth
Storm Over a Black Sea – Out Nov 13th
Self-Release
13 November 2020
Seems like an epic and kind of progressive black metal with some deathy grit too

DÉCEMBRE NOIR
The Renaissance Of Hope
Lifeforce
Nov 13.
Longer songs of melodic blackened death metal with a little bit of an epic feel in parts

Ramchat
Znelo Lesom
Slovak Metal Army
13 November 2020
Melodic death, harsh vox a bit epic feeling too. decent stuff.

Deathroll
Into The Vortex
Self-Release
13 November 2020
Deathy thrashy grooves

Omegavortex
Black Abomination Spawn
Invictus Productions
13 November 2020
blackened death metal

Asyllex
Ephemeros
Tutl
Release date: 18/09/2020
Kind of a thrashy thing, a little like Grip Inc in a style

Bleeding Out
Lifelong Death Fantasy
Profound Lore
Release date: Friday, October 30th 2020
Dirty blackened grindy death metal

LUNA IN SANGUINEM
GLOBAL BLOODBATH
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2020
Grooving medium tempo death metal, hints of doom, some good heavy catchy stuff.

Disgusting Perversion
Eternity Of Death
Black Sunset
Release date: Friday, October 30th 2020
Old school big meaty groovin’ death metal.

Pulchra Morte
Ex Rosa Ceremonia
Trancending
Release date: Friday, November 6th 2020
a bit of a classic death metal with some classic melodic metal sound too… maybe leaning a bit doom/stoner too.

Barfbag
Let’s Stop A War
Stay Gold Records
3 November 2020
very short songs, hardcore punk type stuff

Release: Averlanche
Life’s Phenomenon
Record label: Concorde Music Company
Release Date: November 6th 2020
Melodic metal with clean female vox, a little bit of a Nightwish type thing

New Stuff This Week… 11/2/2020

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Nov 022020
 

EVILDEAD
United $tate$ Of Anarchy
SPV/ Steamhammer
Classic heavy thrash, cool stuff.

Them
Return To Hemmersmoor
SPV
Thrashy stuff with some horror and a bit of an obvious Mercyful Fate/King Diamond sound too. cool stuff.

Fates Warning
Long Day Good Night
Metal Blade Records
6 November 2020
Been too long… their last album was great, this one has it going on too a mix of classic proggy FW tracks and some more mellow grooves too.

De?luge
Ægo Templo
Metal Blade Records
6 November 2020
Kind of a gothy melodic black metal, a little moonspell meets black metal thing?

Surma
The Light Within
Metal Blade Records
6 November 2020
Epic prog / power / melodic death… clean female vox, some epic symphonic parts and some good harsh vox… a bit like an Epica

Nothing
The Great Dismal
Relapse
Release date: Friday, October 30th 2020
A kind of alterative, emo, doomy post rock thing like they’ve always been…

NETHERLANDS
ZOMBIE TECHNO: UNDEAD
Self Released
Electronic, experimental, grungy, sludge, all over the place.

MR BUNGLE
THE RAGING WRATH OF THE EASTER BUNNY DEMO
Ipecac Recordings
Re-recording of their original demo all full on thrashy with Dave Lombardo on drums and Scott Ian on guitar… great stuff

Nuclear Power Trio
A Clear and Present Rager
Metal Blade Records
30 October 2020
Prog metal instrumental featuring members of Allegaeon (Greg- guitar) Nick from JFAC/Havoc/Cephalic Carnage and Pete, the drummer from Havoc. A bit jassy, and funky too, and good full on shred. Cool stuff.

Doro
Magic Diamonds, Best of Rock, Ballads & Rare Treasures
Rare Diamonds/Flying Dolphin
Best of album – 3 disk set featuring stuff from her whole career. S

Convulse
Deathstar
Transcending
Release date: Friday, October 30th 2020
A bit post metal, a bit prog, some kind of experimental death metal stuff too.

Vessel of Light
There’s No Escape
Self
Laid back kind of stoner/grungy stuff with a good melodic groove.

KYRIOS
Saturnal Chambers
Caligari Records
30 October 2020
Full on wall of sound black metal with a bit of an epic experimental thing too

Damn Your Eyes
Radio Sampler
Low Road Records
This is a modern day groove metal… nothing too heavy, not light… melodic

Trip 6
Spit
Dark Star Records
A kind of hardcore groovin’ metal pushing a little into thrash

Them Damn Kings
Throw it Away (Single)
Stereo Dynamite
Bluesy hard rockin’ stonerish metal. big grooves

Apochryphal Revelation
Primeval Devilish Wisdom LP/CD
Nuclear War Now! Productions
1 November 2020
Raw black metal but some tracks have more of a thrashy/metal than the full on raw blast beats and cold guitar… don’t worry, there’s some blast beats and cold meedlys too.

Band: Hell:on
Album: Scythian Stamm
Label: Hell Serpent Music
Release date: November 1st, 2020
Mostly some heavy thrashed up death metal, but some melodic parts happening too. Cool stuff!

Band: Metalriff
Album: Under My Skin
Label: Australis records
Release date: August 25th, 2020
Melodic thrash from Chile, also, probably some just good ol classic “metal” happening

Countless Skies
Glow
Willowtip Records
6 November 2020
Pretty straight up melodic death, heavy, melodic, even a bit epic… blast beats, harsh vox, clean vox… all the good stuff.

Bloodsoaked Necrovoid
Expelled into the Unknown Depths of the Unfathomable LP/CD
Iron Bonehead
6 November 2020
raw black/death metal, vox are that growly echo style, music is a bit post-metal/black metal ish.

Hanging Fortress
Darkness Devours
Redefining Darkness Records
6 November 2020
classic death metal.

Band: Pulse
Album: Adjusting The Space
Label: NRT-Records
Release date: November 6th, 2020
“Cyber Metal” It’s mostly a techo/industrial electronic thing with a pinch of metal happening

Isolert
World in Ruins
Nihilistische KlangKunst
11 November 2020
Classic black metal, more on the melodic side, but still heavy, dark and cold.

Dark Quarterer
Pompei
Cruz Del Sur Music
6 November 2020
Here is some kind of epic power/prog metal, big powerful voice, catchy more classic metal music, but proggy… they’ve been around (from Italy) since 1980!

Ancient Thrones
The Veil – Out November 6th
Self-Release
6 November 2020
Thrashy blackened death metal, pretty cool stuff.

Arcana
Letters From A Lost Soul – Act I: The World One Forms (EP) – Out Nov 6th
Self-Release
6 November 2020
4 song ep of some good ol prog, getting into prog metal in parts, and otherwise a porcupine tree style.

Ambassadors of The Sun
Orbiting A Dead Star
Self Released
Progressive Metal maybe like a Mastodon type style.

Band: Perduratum
Album (EP): Exile’s Anthology
Genre: Progressive Metal
Release date: October 10th, 2020
Prog metal like an old Dream Theater

UTILITARIAN
STAY ANGRY
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 6th 2020
Extreme heavy thrash, I’d say a bit in the Slayer vein.

Pupil Slicer
L’appel du Vide
Prosthetic Records
30 October 2020
kind of a metalcore heavy thing

New Stuff This Week…10/19/2020

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Oct 182020
 

Artillery
The Last Journey
Metal Blade Records
16 October 2020
Guitarist and founding member Morten died about a year ago… this is a single to honor him… they’re working on a new album now too.

Evildead
“Word Of God”
SPV/ Steamhammer
Classic thrash

INFERA BRUO
Rites of the Nameless
Prosthetic Records
16 October 2020
Blackened death metal leaning a bit more on the blackend part, pretty good stuff. Harsh, cold, catchy.

Summoning The Lich
Descend
Prosthetic Records
16 October 2020
Brutal death metal with a hint of black metal… brutal and heavy

Dragged Under
“Just Like Me”
Mascot
A little punk, a bit rob zombie, some horror metal, groovin’ modern cool stuff

HECATE ENTHRONED
VIRULENT Rapture
M Theory Audio
REissue from 2013, extreme blackened death… harsh vox and death growls, death metal sound with that black metal vibe cool stuff.

Pure Reason Revolution
The Dark Third (2020 Reissue)
Inside Out
Release date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Reissue from 2006, classic prog rock, pretty laid back and chill, and getting a bit rockin’ and catchy too.

Greg Puciato
Child Soldier Creator Of God
Federal Prisoner
former Dillinger Escape plan frontman’s solo project… it’s a bit dark, and emotive and on the post metal side.

Draconian
Under A Godless Veil
Napalm Records
Doomy blackened metal. male (Growls) and female (clean) vox

Hammerfall
Live Against The World
Napalm Records
A bunch of power metal live albums lately. This band has always been pretty solid for power metal and the production is good.

Solitary
The Truth Behind The Lies
Metalville Records
Solid classic thrashy metal.

Salem’s Childe
The Sin That Saves You
Pavement Entertainment
Thrashin’ groove metal… Just not a lot of this kind of stuff out there lately, catchy, melodic and thrashy music with some growly harsh vox…without any of that emo modern stuff.

Armored Saint
Punching the Sky
Metal Blade Records
23 October 2020
Solid… we’ve had a couple singles that were great, and the smooth vocal

Black Communion
Miasmic Monstrosity
Dunkelheit Produktionen
Death/Black Metal from Colombia, dark, and evil with some big monster grooves.

Leaves’ Eyes
The Last Viking
AFM Records
23 October 2020
Female fronted folky power metal…poking into melodic death with some heavier stuff and growls too. They’ve been around for some time and you know what you’re getting.

Devin Townsend
Order of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Live album with a bunch of top tier musicians… he was going to do 3 tours for different styles and groups, but covid hit… so this is just 1 so far… Great stuff, and amazing how this is all done live.

Mors Principium Est.
Seven
AFM Records
23 October 2020
First album in 3 years, melodic death metal, one of the better bands doing this genre lately. Catchy, heavy, right up there with the DT’s, Soilworks, etc.

BÖNDBREAKR
BÖNDBREAKR
Self-Release
20 October 2020
Raw punky thrash

Invincible Force
Decomposed Sacramentum
Dark Descent Records
22 October 2020
Classic blackended death metal, yeah, you have that grooving brutal death metal thing, but a bit of a harsh vox/dark evil feel without the full on coldness of black metal, pretty good stuff here.

Old Mother Hell
Lord of Demise
Cruz Del Sur Music
23 October 2020
I’d say this is some classic metal with clean vox, a solid groove, a little doomy in parts too

PROMETHEUS
Resonant Echoes From Cosmos Of Old
I, Voidhanger Records
23 October 2020
Old school black metal, wall of cold dark evilness.

Anthea
Illusion – Out October 23rd
Rockshots Records
23 October 2020
This has a bit epic melodic blackened death metal thing going on… Orchestral/keyboard sound, fast, catchy, harsh and clean vox. Great stuff!

KEVEL
Mutatis Mutandis
I, Voidhanger Records
23 October 2020
Some black metal, some prog, some post-metal, a bit of a classic metal, some sludge, there’s a lot going on here, so overall, it’s some proggy post-black metal I guess? lol

Thanatopsis
Initiation
Extreme Metal Music
23 October 2020
This is some kind of thrashy melodic death, solid grooving stuff with catchy thrash licks and melodic hooks

Jakko M Jakszyk
Secrets & Lies
InsideOut
Release date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Solo album for the guy that’s been fronting King Crimson since 2013. It’s pretty low-key, definitely prog-rock, getting a little more rocking in parts.

Black Fate
Ithaca – Out October 23rd
Rockshots Records
23 October 2020
Prog metal, soulful clean power metal type vox, a good crunchy guitar sound and keyboards fill out the straightforward prog/power metal thing

Carnal Ruin
The Damned Lie Rotting
Redefining Darkness Records
23 October 2020
Good ol classic brutal groovin’ death metal. Cool stuff.

Various Artists…
Killing Time
“Thrashed From The Vault” (Compilation)
MDR
All pretty decent… a variety of thrash bands you haven’t heard of doing up good ol thrash!

Uncle Woe
Phantomescence – Out October 23rd
Packard Black Productions
23 October 2020
Doomy and depressing.

ARSEBREED
BUTOH
Brutal Mind
13 October 2020
Brutal death metal, unrelenting, punshing and even technical

ATLASES
Woe Portrait
Lifeforce
Oct 23
Dark melodic, doomy and heavy in parts, and some post-metal gloom too.

Band: Black Sun Brotherhood
Album: God & Beast
Label: Metal Blast Records
Release date: September 11th, 2020 (CD) / September 18th, 2020
A kind of thrashy death metal, just falling into “extreme metal” pretty good stuff.

Release: Star Insight
Across The Galaxy
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: October 16th 2020
Symphonic metal with some female clean vox, and male growl vox… pretty decent stuff, songs are mostly under 4 minutes which means that the songs don’t go on and on.

Band: Orion
Album: Mysterivm Cosmographicvm
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: September 30th, 2020
Pretty much good ol death metal with a thrashy thing going and some decent grooves too.

Band: Those Who Bring the Torture
Album: Dark Chapters
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: September 30th, 2020
This has a death metal/melodic death thing going on, some big brutal grooves, crunchy riffs… cool stuff.

Band: Consumption
Album: Recursive Definitions of Suppuration
Label: Iron, Blood and Death Corporation
Release date: September 15th, 2020
Brutal death metal

Behind The Horror
“Burn Up This Truth”
Self Released (MDPR)
A bit thrashy, a bit of a groove and maybe a tiny metalcore thing

Release: Slow Fall
Beneath the Endless Rains
Record label: Inverse Records
Release Date: October 23rd 2020
Melodic death with a bit more of a basic metal, more on the melodic metal with harsh vox

Band: Starless Domain
Album: ALMA
Label: Aesthetic Death
Release date: August 3rd, 2020
One 44 minute track of post metal lo-fi-noise-black metal. meh.

ThrashWall
ThrashWall
Firecum Records
10/19
Thrash Metal from Portugal, pretty good stuff with a name like ThrashWall, what did you expect? Cool catchy thrash!

Ritual Suicide (Ukraine)
Nocturnal Haematolagnia
Esfinge de la Calavera
12 October 2020
Old school lo-fi black metal

SomnusThrone
Somnus Throne
Burning World Records
9 October 2020
Doomy and stoner-ish metal, pretty cool grooves and longer tracks.

Alleyway
Album: After Dark
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 13th, 2020
Classic hard rockin’ metal. Big sound, maybe like a thrashed up motorhead

SCHIZOPHRENIA
Voices EP
Redefining Darkness Records (North America)
Heavy deathy thrash, along the lines of Sepultura for style/heaviness (without the tribal vibes) great stuff.

Striges
Verum Veterum
Blut & Eisen Prod.
13 October 2020
Classic old school black metal

NETHERBLADE
Reborn
Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Records.
16th October 2020
Thrash and just good ol metal… cool stuff.

New Stuff This Week…10/12/2020

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Oct 122020
 

GHOSTEMANE
”Lazaretto”
Blackmage
Industrial nu-metal techno noise metal

Fates Warning
Scars & Now Comes the Rain – radio singles
Metal Blade Records
6 November 2020
Second song now… Now Comes the Rain is a slower track, still with that unimstakeable FW sound.

AC/DC
“Shot In The Dark”
Download Here
Columbia
whoa, new AC/DC! And guess what? Sounds like them! and it’s catchy good old stuff that we need.

Ascension Of The Watchers
Apocrypha
Dissonance Prod.
Release date: Friday, October 9th 2020
With a lot of Fear Factory drama in the news, mainly Burton Bell leaving and stating he’s concentrating on this band… well, here it is, new stuff! Been a while. It’s a bit more melodic and emotive than Fear Factory, and it’ll always draw comparisons since, well, it’s the same voice and all. Just a bit toned down, with Bell’s voice.

The Troops Of Doom
The Rise Of Heresy
Blood Blast
Release date: Friday, October 9th 2020
Brazilian death metal with a former member of Sepultura (Tormentor). A bit of an old school raw death metal thing going on and yeah, maybe a little smidge of an old Sepultura sound.

Fenisia
The Spectator
Eclipse Records
30 October 2020
Modern metal, a bit catchy, almost a blues rock/metal influence too… clean vox.

BEYOND THE GREY
Men Of War (single)
Skyfire
A single of classic metal, catchy

Visions Of Atlantis
A Symphonic Journey To Remember
Napalm Records
Symphonic power metal with a symphony! Live stuff giving you an idea of how epic this band can be.

Dry Kill Logic
Don’t See Ghosts (Single)
eOne
Whoa, remember these guys? nu-metal!? Catchy, mid-tempo with some big grooves and heavy riffs.

Kingdom Of Giants
Passenger
SharpTone Records
This has a nu-metal, modern metalcore thing going on

Benediction
Scriptures
Nuclear Blast USA
Classic brutal death metal, great grooves and catchiness too.

Skalmold
10 Year Anniversary – Live In Reykjavik
Napalm Records
Live album for their 10th anniversary (obviously by the album title)…. good live sound, music is melodic dark metal with a little bit of folk metal.

Freaks And Clowns
Justice Elite
Metalville Records
Swedish band that takes some classic metal and throws in power metal, with vox that almost have a little UDO/Quiet Riot type sound. Catchy fun stuff.

FOUL BODY AUTOPSY
CONSUMED BY BLACK THOUGHTS
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 10th 2020
This is a bit death metal, a little thrash, some good brutality, a bit of a melodic death thing too

VANISH
Altered Insanity
Fastball Music
Release date: 24/03/2020
“Classic” prog metal with guest singers on this ep celebrating their 20th anniversary, Ripper Owens, Ralf Scheepers

ISIULUSION
I – Follow The Flow”
Black Sunset / MDD
9/11/20
Black Metal from Austria, pretty typical

DYSYLUMN
Cosmogonie
Signal Rex
9 October 2020
A bit of a typical black metal, a little atmospheric

INCINERATE
SACRILEGIVM
LABEL: COMATOSE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 9th 2020
RIght off the bat, boom, brutal death metal, deeper in, some groovin’ going on too, but machine gun brutal drumming, harsh, guttural vox, and fast riffage.

Band: NOITATALID
Album: Furies in the Steppes from Russia
Label: Music-Records
Release date: October 9th, 2020
A fast and heavy thrashy/death metal with some blackened metal parts, and a bit of a catchy groove too. Cool stuff!

Leviathan (Sweden)
Förmörkelse
Nebular Carcoma / Bile Noire
12 October 2020
Black metal more on the side of a melodic black metal, harsh vox, a bit cold.

Goratory
Sour Grapes
Everlasting Spew Records
16 October 2020
Brutal death metal with some technical stuff going on.

Anarchos / Morbid Stench
Ghospels Of Necromancy – split 7″ EP
Blood Harvest
16 October 2020
Anarchos is a meaty and doomy death metal with a little black metal coldness. Morbid Stench is similar, groovin’ doomy dark and cold death metal.

Ataraxia
Quasar
AnnapurnA
16 October 2020
Atmospheric post-rock type stuff.

Kraken Duumvirate
The Stars Below, The Seas Above
Silent Future Recordings
16 October 2020
Post metal/black metal

Fumigation
“r0 5.7 E.P.”
self released (MDPR)
Brutal Death Metal, very fast, technical and over the top. cool.

Septage
Septic Decadence
Me Saco Un Ojo
16 October 2020
Fast and furious brutal death metal

Kromheim
“Kromheim E.P.”
Self Released (Metal Devastation)
Melodic death/folky/viking metal sounding

The Myopia Condition
Event Horizon – Out Oct 16th
Self-Release
16 October 2020
Melodic death metal, pretty quick (less than 3 min) songs, a technical, deathy catchy groove.

Autocatalytica
Powerclashing Maximalism
Self-Release
16 October 2020
Prog metal, going from quiet almost acoustic classic prog rock to full on techncial death metal… kind of the very definition of proressive, eh? cool stuff.

Falset
We Follow or Lead the Way
Self Release
So, Portnoy’s kid has Tallah that just came out, now James Labrie’s kid is the drummer in this band. This one is a bit more of a emo-technical metalcore thing, fairly melodic and modern-metalcore-ish too

Red Cain
Singles -” Kindred” + “Demons” + “Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire)”
Self-Release
8 July 2020
Melodic modern metal with some technical and metalcore and proggy stuff too

HORRIPILANT
Embrace The Obsession
BlackSeed Productions
They call it “Evil Death Metal from Spain” I love these, because a lot of times it just sums it up so well. 4 song ep, of just good ol evil death metal and well, it gets to be some catchy thrashy stuff too.

Purnama
Lioness
Slovak Metal Army
19 August 2020
Groovin’ death metal, harsh vox, basic death metal downtempo groove… brutal good stuff

False Gods
No Symmetry… Only Disillusion
Seeing Red Records
16 October 2020
Sludgey and doomy, a bit harsh on the vox.

Altar Of Gore
Obscure & Obscene Gods
Nameless Grave
Release date: Friday, October 16th 2020
Brutal and gory death metal.

Arcanum Sanctum
“Ad Astra”
Self Released (MDPR)
Melodic Death Metal with a little bit of an Opeth (when they growled) thing going on, maybe not as prog, but great stuff.

CHRIS CATENA’S ROCK CITY TRIBE
Truth In Unity
Grooveyard Records
31 July 2020
here is just some good ol classic hard rock. would be nice to have a show to play all of this otherwise great rock/hard rock stuff… it just doesn’t fit the Mosh Pit.

Memoremains
The Cost of Greatness
Self-Released
Pop Metal from Finland… yup, sure is pop metal, they description said it was pop metal, maybe a bit disco, all while having some hard rock metal going on… and it does, it’s a fun listen, just not for our show.

HELL FREEZES OVER
Hellraiser
Carnal Beast (A Division of Spiritual Beast)
Release date: 26/08/2020
This fits in the category of the Rock City Tribe above, some pretty cool hard rock stuff, just doesn’t have much of a place… this does get a bit heavier in parts…

Shotgun Rodeo
Double Barreled Vengeance
Self-Released
Release date: Friday, September 25th 2020
Classic metal and more thrashy, pretty good catchy stuff, big clean male vox, a little like Joey Belladona. Good stuff!

Band: ALLEYWAY
Album: After Dark
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: October 13th, 2020
Classic metal with a fast attitude

Proclamation
Advent of the Black Omen LP/CD/TAPE
Nuclear War Now! Productions / Ross Bay Cult
22 September 2020
Old school raw, black metal with some low-fi cassette style production.

Matriarchs
Year Of The Rat
Self Released
Metalcore/hardcore with a heavier edge and groove with a little bit of a nu-metal punch

Gotthard
Steve Lee – The Eyes Of A Tiger – A Gotthard tribute to our unforgotten friend!
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 2 October 2020
mostly acoustic rock stuff.

Wail (Norway)
“Civilization Maximus”
Self Released
Classic metal with a NWOBHM type sound, band name matches the vocals style, a sort of Bruce Dickinson like wail… cool stuff.

Tension Rising
“Penumbra”
Self Released
Here’s some good old just “metal” Solid grooves, a modern sound with some growly vox, but still kind of sung… decent stuff.

WORT Mosh Pit Playlist for 10/5/2020

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Oct 062020
 

Playlist Title / Mosh Pit
DJ Name / The Pit Boss (Matt)
Playlist Start Date / Oct 5, 2020
Playlist Start Time / 11:00:00 PM
Playlist End Time / 2:00:00 AM

Artist / Song / Release / Label
Devildriver / Keep Away From Me / Dealing With Demons 1 / Napalm Records
Mr Bungle / Eracist / Eracist (Single) / Ipecac Recordings
Ocean Gates / Night Shift / Ocean Gates / Boomland
Faith No More / Caffeine / Angel Dust / WMG
Clawfinger / Two Sides / Two Sides [EP] / ?
Mordred / Falling Away / In This Life / Sanctuary
Suicidal Tendencies / Trip at the Brain / How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today / Epic
Ivory Moon / Here We Are / Lunar Gateway / Volcano Records
Helion Prime / The Final Theory / Question Everything / Saibot Reigns
John Petrucci / Glassy-Eyed Zombies / Terminal Velocity / Sound Mind Music
Raven / Top Of The Mountain / Metal City / Spv
Deftones / Urantia / Ohms / Warner
Gatecloser / The Crow / From The Wasteland / Sliptrick
Diesel Machine / Shut It (Explicit) / Evolve / Metalville Records
Psychosomatic / Labyrinth / The Invisble Prison / Nefarious Industries
Heathen / Dead And Gone / Empire Of The Blind / Nuclear Blast Records
Slayer / Take Control / Repentless / Nuclear Blast Records
Hath / Replicated / Hive [reissue] / Willowtip
Cult Of Lilith / Atlas / Mara / Metal Blade Records
Lik / Decay / Misanthropic Breed / Metal Blade
Undeath / Acidic Twilight Visions / Acidic Twilight Visions (Singles) / Prosthetic Records
Eye Of The Destroyer / Reversed (Explicit) / The Wolf You Feed / Nocturnal Audio
Vermocracy / The River / Vermocracy / Self Released
Six Feet Under / Amputator / Nightmares Of The Decomposed / Metal Blade
Napalm Death / That Curse Of Being In Thrall / Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism / Century Media
Skeletal Remains / Synthetic Impulse / The Entombment Of Chaos / Century Media Records
Kataklysm / Cut Me Down / Unconquered / Nuclear Blast Records
Necrot / Dying Life / Mortal / Tankcrimes
Fate / Mask Of The Silver Death / Ii / Caligari Records
Anaal Nathrakh / Endarkenment / Endarkenment / Metal Blade
Varg / Schildwall / Zeichen / Napalm
Ossuary Anex / Firestorm / Obscurantism Apogee / Xtreem Music
Furnace / Suburban Nightmare / Dark Vistas / Soulseller Records
Gorephilia / Walls Of Weeping Eyes / In The Eye Of Nothing / Dark Descent
Necrophobic / Mirror Black / Dawn Of The Damned / Century Media Records
Enslaved / Jettegryta / Utgard / Nuclear Blast
Repuked / Livers Bleed / Dawn Of Reintoxication / Repuked
Behemoth / Pure Evil And Hate / And The Forests Dream Eternally / Metal Blade
Second To Sun / The Emperor In Hell / Leviathan / Self-Release
Finntroll / Att Doda Med En Sten / Vredesvävd / Century Media Records
Nachtblut / Leierkinder / Vanitas / Napalm Records
Amaranthe / Fearless / Manifest / Nuclear Blast Records
The Unguided / Childhood’s End / Father Shadow / Napalm Records
Protokult / Feed Your Demons / Transcending The Ruins / Self-Release
Raven Black / Hear Me Cry / The Key (Single) / Wurm Group
Tallah / No One Should Read This / Matriphagy / Earache Records
Nasty / Ultimate / Menace / Century Media
Melted Bodies / 99 Scents / Enjoy Yourself / Self Released
Citizen Rage / Sustain / Black Ep / Wasted Wax Records
Detachment / Work Horse / Work Horse (Single) / Detachment Music
Becoming / Through The Now / In The Name Of God / Hardouin Music

New Stuff This Week… 10/5/2020

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Oct 032020
 

Melted Bodies
Enjoy Yourself
Self Released
A bit nu-metal, a bit brutal, some quirkiness, like a Mr Bungle, and some cool grooves.

Sun & Flesh
”Tear It Down”
Self Released
Modern hard rock/metal, a bit of a nu-metal-core ish sound. Electronic stuff going on too.

DevilDriver
Dealing With Demons I
Napalm Records
New single “Wishing”, this one has a bit more clean vox and the melodies to go with it. not quite as “brutal” as normal on this track. Good stuff though! Otherwise, the other singles are good heavy groovin’ devildriver

Detachment
Work Horse (Single)
Detachment Music
Grooving metal, i’d say just short of death metal, modern melodic death-ish sounding (just a single)

Becoming
In The Name of God
Hardouin Music
A bit doomy, some groove, modern death/metalcore-ish

Eye Of The Destroyer
The Wolf You Feed
High Potency Records
Brutal death metal, a metallic thrashy thing too. Heavy grooves!

The Unguided
Father Shadow
Napalm Records
Modern metal, metalcore/melodic with a heavy beat, clean and harsh vox maybe on the power metal side of melodic death

Necrophobic
Dawn of The Damned
Century Media Records
Melodic blackened death metal, heavy, brutal catchy, cool stuff.

Helion Prime
Question Everything – out October 5th
Saibot Reigns
5 October 2020
With new singer, Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) they are on their game here. Progressive power metal, firing on all cylinders, melodic, technical, and catchy too. Great stuff.

Ocean Gates
Ocean Gates
Boomland
5 October 2020
Catchy stoner metal/hard rock with some female vox

DeathEpoch
Abysmal Invocation
Putrid Cult
6 October 2020
Brutal, harsh noisy black metal.

Johansson & Speckmann
The Germs of Circumstance
Soulseller Records
9 October 2020
Classic brutal death metal with a smidge of black metal coldness

Furnace
Dark Vistas
Soulseller Records `
9 October 2020
Meaty groovin’ death metal. Good stuff.

Repuked
Dawn of Reintoxication
Soulseller Records
9 October 2020
Old school death metal with a little thrashy undertone, but overall brutal death metal.

FLUFFER
Hammer Of The Witch
Skyfire Interactive
Classic hard rock, groove rock type stuff

ZEUS THE TEMPLE
Album: We Can Win
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 29th, 2020
Prog rock/experimental, symphonic and electronic too

Götterdämmerung
Neuschwabenland
Slovak Metal Army
1 September 2020
Here’s some extreme thrash/death metal, kind of blast beat-death metal groove, but a fast thrashy feel too. pretty cool stuff

Among Phantoms
Memories/Catastrophes
DiGiDi
They call it “Metallic Hardcore from Denmark” And yeah, a bit on the metalcore side, some melodic stuff too

Band: Invernoir
Album: The Void And The Unbearable Loss
Label: BadMoodMan Music / Funere
Release date: October 9th, 2020
Melodic death doom metal, more on the doomy side of things… a bit dark and depressing

HATH
Hive [Reissue]
Willowtip Records
2 October 2020
melodic death, a reissue of their debut from 2015 a strong older Opeth thing going on, melodic, with some fast, death metal stuff going on too. cool stuff.

Scimitar
Shadows of Man
Self-released
Release date: 23/08/2019
Melodic death, a bit folk, some prog metal and yeah, even black metal too

Band: GATECLOSER
Album: From The Wasteland
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 22nd, 2020
A little bit prog, classic metal and thrash all in one, pretty good slab of just good metal going on here.

Band: IVORY MOON
Album: “Lunar Gateway”
Label: Volcano Records
Online Release: 02/10/2020
Power metal/Symphonic Metal, big powerful female and male vox, some cool catchy heavier metal stuff going on, and some more clean melodic passages

Griiim
Bête immonde
Purity Through Fire
30 September 2020
Dark and creepy horror metal/black metal. with interludes, narration, and just overall cold, dark, and creepy

Citizen Rage
Black EP
Wasted Wax Records
25 September 2020
Hardcore punky metal, 4 quick tracks on this EP.

Dialogia
Nostrum
Self Released
Release date: Friday, October 2nd 2020
A bit of a doom dark thing going on, punching just a little into black/death metal

Band: Vermocracy
Album: Vermocracy
Self Released
Release date: September 16th, 2020
Melodic death with a darker deathier feel. Cool stuff!

New Stuff This Week…9/28/2020

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Sep 272020
 

DEFTONES
Ohms
Warner Music
A new album from these guys… honestly I’ve never really been a fan. Their last album was a bit promising, this one seems to be back to old form, melodic with that nu-metal sound and the classic Chino vox.

Nasty
Menace
Century Media
metalcore and nu-metal with a brutal sound, big breakdown stuff…

Mr Bungle
“Eracist”
Ipecac Recordings
I mean, Mr Bungle was already at their own level… adding Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo to the mix makes it just not fair. This song seems to keep it pretty metal and still keeping a little of the quirky Mr Bungle sound.

Undeath
Acidic Twilight Visions
Prosthetic Records
Brutal Death metal, with some big grooves and headbangning goodness

Black Satellite
”Void”
Self Released
Here’s a bit of a modern metal thing

ANAAL NATHRAKH
Endarkenment
Metal Blade
I’ve always said this is “kitchen sink” metal, because they throw in EVERYTHING… fast, brutal, technical, black metal, growls, screams, speed, groove, melody, intensity. No signs of letting up

SIX FEET UNDER
Nightmares of the Decomposed
Metal Blade
25 years of six feet under… still at it, still doing some good rippin’ death metal, this is a bit more heavy and brutal as Jack Owen is now in the fold. Vocals are classic Chris Barnes… his vox are a bit cashed, but that’s the style and it works… a few of his classic pig squeals too. Heck even some cool melodic guitar soloing too

Tallah
Matriphagy
Earache Records
A new take on a Slipknot sound… maybe throw a little Deftones/Dillinger Escape Plan in there too, a lot of energy and angst.

NEVALRA
THE BLACK FLAME
M-THEORY AUDIO
Reissue of their debut from 2015, great thrashy heavy melodic death

Raven Black
The Key
WURM Group
Harsh and clean female vox, modern groove metal/basic metalcore,.

Enslaved
Utgard
Nuclear Blast USA
melodic blackened metal, a bit doomy, clean and harsh vox, keyboards and stuff, too, a bit prog/goth a little too!

Amaranthe
Manifest (single)
Nuclear Blast USA
Female fronted, a bit of a gothy modern sounding metal, they’ve been around a long time… a bit “commercial” ish sounding… some harsh vox too.

Sepsiss
Almost 11
Pavement Entertainment
This has that modern metal thing going on too, a little metalcore, some groove metal, clean female vox

Nachtbult
Vanitas
Napalm Records
Folky melodic death metal.

Nightmare
Aeternam
AFM Records
2 October 2020
Classic metal / power metal-ish with some good powerful female vox

SAMMAS’ EQUINOX
Tulikehrät
Signal Rex
28 September 2020
More melodic side of black metal.

Second to Sun
Leviathan
Self-Release
29 September 2020
I’d say this is melodic blackened death. While it does have a main black metal sound, it isn’t quite so harsh and cold… theres a fuller sound with the more traditional black metal vox.

Nubivagant
Roaring Eye
Amor Fati
30 September 2020
Black metal with doom. Music is pretty standard black metal, vox are more of a clean doomy style. interesting!

FATE (Italy)
II
Caligari Records
30 September 2020
Classic sounding good ol “metal” throw back to old school metal, then getting a bit thrashy and almost black metal-ish

Häxenzijrkell
Die Nachtseite
Amor Fati
30 September 2020
Longer songs of classic wall of sound cold, harsh black metal

Protokult
Transcending The Ruins
Self-Release
1 October 2020
Melodic death with a litttttle bit of folk. Cool catchy and heavy too.

TRIDENT
North
Non Serviam Records
2 October 2020
Blackened death, good rhythm…makes me bob my head kind of a melodic death thing going on with harsh vox.

Monsterworks
Malignment
Eat Lead and Die Music
2 October 2020
A bit of a classic metal with a bit of a melodic doomy stoner groove

Gorephilia
In The Eye of Nothing
Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records
2 October 2020
Brutal classic death metal, big monster grooves and catchy too. Great stuff.

Band: Harmonize
Demo: Warrior in the Night
Country: Cyprus
Release date: October 2nd, 2020
Heavy power metal, throwing with just a classic metal thing going on.

Piss On Christ
Fuck Jesus Up The Ass
Cataclysmic Metal Records
Release date: 31/07/2020
The band name and album name should say it all. “what’s THEIR problem?” more or less classic death metal with a little deicide-type vox.

Tomorrow’s Rain
Hollow
AOP Records
11 September 2020
Dark doom, perhaps a little bit of a blackened feel

Sun Eater
Light Devoured
Miasma Records / Vomit Your Shirt
Release date: 26/08/2020
Brutal technical death metal, great stuff. harsh vox, cookie monster vox, heavy dark and brutal riffs/drums too.

The Electric Mud
Burn The Ships
Small Stone
Release date: Friday, September 25th 2020
a bit of a stoner metal / classic hard rock thing… vox have a tiny bit of a John Bush sound,

Tear Drop
Did You Wanna Love Me To Death
Static Era Records
25 September 2020
a bit of a punked up hardcore/ something core, harsh vox, then of the 3 songs on this ep, 2 are covers, one a Youth Brigade, one is Love You To Death from Type O… interesting! Done pretty well.

Burgûli
Runes
Orbis Alia Productions
Release date: 28/08/2020
Classic old old school black metal, a bit lo-fi, shrieky and yelling vox, blast beats, cold, and dark…

Anthropic
Architects of Aggression
Jbudz Records/Sevared Records/Haunted Hotel Records
Release date: 18/04/2020
Brutal thrashy death metal, most songs about a minute and half of less, so a lot of punch and brutality packed into short songs.

Abatuar
Mortandad
Dunkelheit Produktionen
(25Th September 2020)
Black/Death Metal from Panama, brutal, almost grindy/gore with a wall of noise/sound for production.

Reternity
A Test Of Shadows
Black Sunset
Melodic Metal from Germany, some kind of classic metal sound, maybe a little like Annihilator in my ears…

New Stuff This Week… 9/21/2020

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Sep 212020
 

Gama Bomb
Sea Savage (single)
Prosthetic Records
New single from these guys, great heavier thrash. Gallopy, riffy and fast, great stuff.

Raven
Metal City
SPV/ Steamhammer
Classic metal and catchy cool thrashy sound. Great stuff from these vets.

LIK
Misanthropic Breed
Metal Blade Records
25 September 2020
As I recall, their last album was one of Mike’s best of the year picks… and this album picks right up with a heavy melodic blackened thrash… great stuff!!

SCARDUST
“TANTIBUS II”
M-THEORY AUDIO
A kind of technical proggy metalcore with a bit of an epic feel and female vox… pretty cool

Armored Saint
Radio singles – Punching the Sky
Metal Blade Records
23 October 2020
Another new single, and really, it is hard to top this band for good ol classic metal. John Bush’s voice is so smooth with that little rasp and soul he’s got. Musically, it’s melodic, hooky and just heavy enough. Great!

As Paradise Falls
Bleed for the Crown
Eclipse Records
18 September 2020
Metalcore, a little djenty tech going on, harsh vox, good grooves…

FIGHT THE FIGHT
Deliverance
Indie Recordings WW ex.NA / Metal Blade Records (NA)
18 September 2020
This has a little bit of a slipknot, modern heavy groovin’ metal sound. harsh vox, catchy, and headbangin’!

The Ocean
Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
Metal Blade Records
25 September 2020
Kind of progressive, a bit doomy stoner/post metal too

Alpha Wolf
A Quiet Place To Die
SharpTone Records
a throwback to about 10 years ago? brutal metalcore sounding stuff, big monster grooves, big breakdowns and pissed off vox.

Torch
Reignited
Metalville Records
Good ol classic metal, this is the Torch from Sweden, and it’s their first album in 35 years!

Ayreon
Transitus
Music Theories/MLG
A new release from the project of Arjen Lucassen… each album is its own story with a varied cast of metal veterans. This one has a little prog metal opera feel (most albums do). Tommy from Kamelot, Simone from Epica to name a couple with some guest spots from Satriani and Marty Friedmann

Kataklysm
Unconquered
Nuclear Blast USA
Known for full on brutal death metal with a technical thing too… We have brutal, catchy, and even with a bit of an underlying melodic groove.. great stuff.

Four Stroke Baron
Monoqueen Split (EP)
Prosthetic Records
A modern metal take on “Lunatic Fringe” and Death Grips “Why A bitch Gotta Lie” Otherwise, kind of a post-metal

UNIFORM
SHAME
Terrorbird
Noise/fuzz metal with a little angry punk

Necrot
Mortal
Tankcrimes
Release date: Friday, August 28th 2020
Classic brutal and thrashy death metal. Great stuff!

THRASHERWOLF
WE ARE REVOLUTION
LABEL: INDEPENDENT RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 19th 2020
This like the name of the band, has thrash going on, with more of a classic metal groove. Catchy and headbangin’ Cool stuff!

OSSUARY ANEX
Obscurantism Apogee
Xtreem
Release date: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020
MIKE
Brutal death metal, great grooves, solid production.

Proscription
Conduit
Dark Descent Records
24 September 2020
Brutal and technical death metal with more emphasis on the BRUTALL Good stuff!

Nefesh Core
Getaway – Out Sept 25th
Rockshots Records
25 September 2020
Gothy metal, a bit electronic… kind of that one era of moonspell, hints of type-o and alt rock/metal from the 80’s

Illuminated Minerva
Enigma Adamantine – Out Sept 25th
Self-Release
25 September 2020
Here’s some pretty cool heavy prog metal. longer songs, a little thrashy, definitely diverse/proggy technical and lots of stuff about aliens! Great stuff

Blazon Rite
Dulce Bellum Inexpertis
Gates of Hell Records
25 September 2020
Classic metal on this 4 song Ep.

Band: Fleetburner
Album: Fleetburner
Label: Butler Records
Release date: September 25th, 2020
Some classic metal with a bit of a prog thing going on

Indoctrinate
Antilogos: Arcane Transmutation in the Temple of Flesh
Unholy Prophecies
25 September 2020
Raw yet brutal death metal.

Transcendence (Los Angeles)
Towards Obscurities Beyond CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
25 September 2020
This is a kind of blackened thrash type thing. Brutal vox, heavier thrashy sound with a dark, cold evil vibe. Cool stuff!

Hexecutor
Beyond any Human Conception of Knowledge…
Dying Victims
Sept 25
This has a bit of a thrashy sound, some technical/proggy feel. Cool Stuff!

SpellBook
Magick & Mischief
Cruz Del Sur Music
25 September 2020
A kind of bluesy catchy stoner metal throwback thing cool… s

Grendel’s Sÿster
Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz
Cruz Del Sur Music [Vinyl Reissue]
25 September 2020
Kind of a doomy throwback rock.

Miasmal Sabbath
Ominous Radiance
Unholy Prophecies
25 September 2020
A bit black metal, a big gloomy death, longer tracks.

Crypt Walk
Rot Gut Prophecies
Horror Pain Gore Death
(set for release on September 25th)
Blackened death, leaning more on the black metal style vocally, thrashy/death musically, raw and short songs.

Hexx
Entangled In Sin
High Roller Records
25 September 2020
Some classic metal leaning to classic old school thrash. Cool stuff!

SCORDATURA
MASS FAILURE
LABEL: GORE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25th 2020
Brutal and heavy death metal. this is what it’s all about!

Just Before Dawn
An Army at Dawn
Raw Skull Recordz – RSR 043
25 September 2020
Gritty and groovin’ death metal, a little downtempo doom going on too.

Madrost
Charring the Rotting Earth
No Life Til Metal Records
25 September 2020
Death/thrash more on the death side of things, a pinch of a grindy black metal going on. Great stuff.

ONIRIK
The Fire Cult Beyond Eternity
I, Voidhanger Records
25 September 2020
For the most part, this is some classic black metal, cold, dark… this one isn’t quite so harsh, a melancholy melodic tone

Dropdead
Dropdead
Armageddon Label
25 September 2020
Short, fast punky thrashy songs. When I say short, most songs are under a minute, longest clocks in at 2:10! no messing around.

Early Moods
Spellbound
Dying Victims
sept 25
Don’t get too much stoner metal lately… here’s a good doomy stoner metal with a riff heavy groove. cool stuff.

Blackevil
Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire
Dying Victims Prods.
Sept 25
This is pretty cool, a thrashy blackened metal, harsh vox, melodic and heavy thrashy musically. cool stuff!

Band: SANGHEILIS
Album: Sangheilis
Label: Music-Records
Release date: September 25th, 2020
I’d chalk this in the thrashy melodic death with some big punishing beats

Infesticide
Envenoming Wounds CD/LP/TAPE
Blood Harvest
25 September 2020
Fast and heavy death metal with a smidge of black metal darkness, a dose of brutal thrash and just good ol death metal. Brutal!

Band: Fleetburner
Album: Fleetburner
Label: Butler Records
Release date: September 25th, 2020
A little progressive, some power metal, some just ambient stuff too, even a little black metal

Band: GATECLOSER
Album: From The Wasteland
Label: Sliptrick records
Release date: September 22nd, 2020
here’s one that’s has a bit of prog metal, some thrash, catchy, a good edge. cool

Morte
Demónios Abissais
Firecum Records
Black Metal from Portugal, a doomy thing along with some classic black metal and some gothy groove too. Production is decent, but isn’t too punchy.

Wail
Civilization Maximus
Wormholedeath
9/18/20
A bit classic metal, some thrashy sound, a good hard rockin’ just “metal” thing happening here. Vox have a little Bruce Dickinson thing going on, which is always a good thing

KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR
SHARPEN YOUR SPIKES
Xtreem
Release date: Wednesday, September 9th 2020
This is pretty straightforward blackened death metal, has about cold, black metal harshness, with a deathy groove

Myosotis
Karoshi (single)
Self-Released
Here’s some metalcore but with a bit of a slipknot groove musically, more of a typical metalcore vocal.

The White Swan
Nocturnal Transmission
War Crime Recordings
Release date: Friday, September 18th 2020
A bit gothy, doomy, post-metal

Acherontia Styx
“Shadow & Flame”
Self Released (MDPR)
Death metal, some melodic grooves, growl and scream style vox.