Initial Descent: April 8, 2016


It’s funny: even though I’d marked April 8 on my calendar weeks ago to signify it as “Ihsahn Day,” I somehow completely forgot that the new Deftones album, Gore — which I’ve as excited for if not more excited for — also drops today. Seriously. Didn’t even remember it until I was putting this post together. So yeah! Now I’m officially jacked for today!

It doesn’t stop there, though. We’ve also got a collaborative album from Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas, and new stuff from Geryon, Bog of the Infidel and even everyone’s favorite over-appreciated guitarist, Zakk Wylde! So let’s not waste any more time: here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 8:

April 8, 2016

Ihsahn – Arktis (Candlelight)

ihsahn arktis cover

Deftones – Gore (Warner)

deftones gore album artwork

Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas – Mariner (Indie)

cult of luna mariner artwork

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Bog of the Infidel – Asleep in the Arms of Suicide (Eternal Death) [full review]
  • Into Coffin – Into a Pyramid of Doom [full review]
  • Geryon – The Wound and the Bow (Profound Lore) [full review]
  • Unnatural – The Path to Ruin EP (HPGD) [full review]
  • Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II (eOne)
  • Desaster – The Oath of an Iron Ritual (Metal Blade)
  • Sinistro – Semente (Season of Mist)
  • Palace of Worms – The Ladder (Broken Limbs)

Keep it heavy,

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