Initial Descent: May 13, 2016

kvelertak band live

Ladies. Gentlemen. Friendly reminder that we are now just two short weeks away from Maryland Deathfest. And I’ll be damned if I’ve ever needed that weekend more. Your boy’s gonna get more than a little silly, I can promise you that.

But that’s two weeks from now. For now, it’s only May 13, and that means…actually, that means we’ve got some killer new metal dropping today. We start with Norwegian black ‘n’ rollers Kvelertak, who return with their third album, Nattesferd. (Is “black ‘n’ roll” still an appropriate label for them? Maybe not, but I also can’t think of a more fitting one.) We’ve also got a highly anticipated, single-song EP from Gorguts, a new album from Grand Magus and quite a bit more. So let’s take a look. Here’s what’s on tap for this week:

May 13, 2016

Kvelertak – Nattesferd (Roadrunner)

kvelertak nattesferd album cover

Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust (Season of Mist)

gorguts pleiades dust ep

Grand Magus – Sword Songs (Nuclear Blast)

[full review]

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Destruction – Under Attack (Nuclear Blast)
  • Sylvaine – Earthbound (Season of Mist)
  • Electric Citizen – Higher Time (RidingEasy)
  • Polyptych – Defying the Metastasis (self-release) [full review]
  • Phobocosm – Bringer of Drought (Dark Descent) [full review]
  • Ethereal Riffian – I Am Deathless EP (Robustfellow) [full review]
  • DevilDriver – Trust No One (Napalm)
  • Hatebreed – The Concrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast)

Keep it heavy,

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