Initial Descent: April 25 – May 1, 2021

I don’t know about you but the live show wait has nearly come to a sudden stop with the announcement of Deicide hitting the road AND coming near me. As far as this show goes, August can’t come soon enough and if any of you are near or somewhat near the ATL, hit me up. Alrighty, we’re back, again, for another installment of “what’s new and exciting this week.” Answer: plenty. Goregäng return from the crypts of death with a few new tracks and a few live tracks, everyone’s favorite hard hitters Gojira offer up album number seven—finally, Mortifero cover that dark folk space I love so much, and ewïg frost continue their reign of beer swillin’, liquor shooting, excellent speed metal. And that’s just the start of a lengthy list that follows. So, hop to it.

Goregang - Long Live the Grime

Goregäng – Long Live the Grime (Blood Blast Distribution / Listenable Insanity) – death metal 

Gojira – Fortitude (Roadrunner) – metal

Mortifero – The Death Ballads (Van) – dark folk

ewïg frost – aïn’t no saïnt (Discos Macarras) – speed metal

Also on tap:

Ageless Oblivion – Suspended Between Earth and Sky (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) – death metal

Alchemia – Inception (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Alwanzatar – Den Glemte Dalen (Apollon) – psych metal

Animal Schoolbus – Going To Grammy’s House (Lawnmowerjetpack) – grind

Animalesco, O Método – S/T (Murder) – death metal 

Arched Fire – Remote Control (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Aschenvater – Landungsfeldmassaker (Dead Center Productions) – death metal

Autarcie – Apogée.Ivresse.Agonie (Purity Through Fire) – black metal

Becerus – Homo Homini Brutus (Everlasting Spew) – death metal 

Before We Fall – Healed By Fear (Inverse) – modern metal

Bevar Sea – The Timeless Zone (Independent) – rock / metal

Bloody Hell – The Bloodening (Rockshots Records) – heavy metal

Bunker 66 – Beyond the Help of Prayers (Dying Victims Productions) – metal / punk

Clouds – Doliu (Personal) – doom

Dark – Inside the Void (Independent) – goth

Destruction – Bestial Invasion of Hell, Demo Reissue (High Roller) – metal

Devoured – The Curse of Sabda Palon (Independent) – death metal 

Discarded Self – S/T (Sarcophagus Recordings) – sludge

Disillusionist – Love & Anxiety (Over the Under) – hardcore

Domkraft – Seeds (Magnetic Eye) – sludge / doom

Dreams In Fragments – When Echoes Fade (Boersma) – metal

Electromancy – Robot Black Metal (Independent) – black metal

From The Abyss – Chaos Supremacy (Vyrkoblast Production) – death metal

Fyrnask – VII – Kenoma (Van) – black metal 

Genune – Inert & Unerring (Independent) – black metal

Ifrinn – Caledonian Black Magick (The Sinister Flame) – metal

Insane – Victims (Dying Victims Productions) – metal

Kadaver/Listing – S/T (Independent) – harsh noise

Logistic Slaughter – Lower Forms of Life (Independent) – death metal

Lucifuge – Infernal Power (Dying Victims Productions) – black / speed

Luna’s Call – Void (Listenable) – metal

Meridian Dawn – The Pagan Poetry, EP (Seeing Red) – modern metal 

Misfire – Sympathy For the Ignorant (Fracture Studios) – thrash

Mustasch – A Final Warning – Chapter One (Tritonus) – hard rock / metal 

Nattverd – Vandring (Osmose Productions) – black metal

Nekromantheon – Visions of Trismegistos (Hells Headbangers / Indie Recordings) – metal

Niadh – Our Victory Is Eternal (Eternal Death) – black metal

Non Serviam – Work and Live Improvisations Vol 1 (Trepanation Recordings) – metal

Ophiuchi – Shibboleth (Independent) – black / doom

Order of the Wolf / Pessimista – Split (Trepanation Recordings) – black metal

Oryx – Lamenting A Dead World (Translation Loss) – sludge 

Perilaxe Occlusion – Exponential Decay (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Plasmodium – Towers of Silence (Transcending Obscurity) – black / death

Poverty’s No Crime – A Secret To Hide (Metalville) – prog metal

Ren Marabou – Valhalla Waits (Independent) – viking metal

Rift Giant – Cataclysm (Planet K) – stoner / sludge

Ritual – Valley of the Kings, Re-Release (High Roller) – heavy metal

Silent Verdict – Condemned (WormHoleDeath) – metal

Stone Healer – Conquistador (Independent) – black / death / rock

Stormwind – Rising Symphony, Remastered (Black Lodge) – power metal

Temtris – Ritual Warfare (WormHoleDeath) – metal

The Plague – Within Death (Bitter Loss) – death metal

The Undertaking! – Funeral Psalms (Solid State) – hardcore

Tokyo Blade – Night of the Blade…The Night Before (High Roller) – heavy metal

Ungfell – Es grauet (Eisenwald) – metal

Universally Estranged – Reared Up In Spectral Predation (Blood Harvest) – death metal

Viking – Do Or Die, Re-Release (High Roller) – metal

Vreid – Wild North West (Season of Mist) – black metal

Warish – Next To Pay (RidingEasy Records) – punk / metal

Wolfstar – Apotheosis (Independent) – metal

Yellowtooth – The Burning Illusion (Orchestrated Misery) – metal

-Josh

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