Rarely do we actually find a drink that perfectly pairs with the tunes at hand, but this time I think we’ve managed the perfect pairing, if you can survive to the end of it. Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Primitive Man’s Insurmountable and Hubbard’s Cave’s Come Heavy or Not at All.Continue reading
Full transparency here; this is the week I’ve been waiting quite a while for and in extremely large part due to the top four on this here new release list. I’ve been saying we’ve had a plethora of great releases, but this week you can take that to the bank. Period. Let’s do it…Moon Tooth hit very high on my EOY list with Crux and I’m calling it now with Phototroph, they’ll do it again—the sheer energy, inventiveness, and enthusiasm for music this band has is unmatched, which leads perfectly into Alive from doomgaze-post-metallers Dead Register which is another band that truly loves what they do and it shows as this album is an absolute triumph, then we’ve got the heaviest doom band on the planet, Primitive Man, with Insurmountable and even in EP format they crush it, and speaking of crushing it, brutal death metal giants Mutilatred do just that on Determined To Rot (seriously), AND THEN there’s a very long list of other albums worthy of your time and bucks. So, get to it folks…tons to dig into here.Continue reading
I am very much relieved tomorrow is my last work day this week.
- Let’s lead off with The Halo Effect, who have revealed details surrounding their new album. Days Of The Lost will be out through Nuclear Blast on August 12th, and you can check out a new video for the title-track here. I’m excited about this one.
- Primitive Man have a new EP dropping on May 13. Insurmountable will be out through Closed Casket Activities, and today they revealed a new video for “Cage Intimacy”, an 11-minute epic. They’ll also be on the road the next couple of months, so be sure to catch them when you can. Their shows are insane.
- Dark metal legion Axioma have announced a new full-length, Sepsis. Their sophomore effort is set for a June 24th release through Translation Loss Records, and the first single from that effort, “A New Dark Age”, is streaming over at Decibel.
- Motor Sister shared a new track from their upcoming new album, in “Right There, Just Like That”. Get Off is out soon on May 6th through Metal Blade, and can be purchased here.
- We’ll close out the day with something a little different. Here is the recently released new video from post-metallers Gozer, for “Fading Light”. An Endless Static drops on June 17th through Trepanation Recordings, so go grab that through Bandcamp.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I think this is going to be a pretty massive year in metal, and we’re gonna need it.
- Oh look! Gatecreeper are releasing an album tomorrow! An Unexpected Reality will be released through Closed Casket Activities. You can get it here… tomorrow.
- SOM, the atmospheric rock collective featuring members of Junius, Caspian, and Constants, are releasing a new EP on March 5th titled Awake. That will be available independently as a cassette, and digitally through Blood Blast Distribution. Check out “Awake // Sedate” now.
- Seven Evils Spawned of Seven Heads, the latest from blackened deathgrinders Swampbeast, drops on February 12th via Translation Loss Records. Today, however, they’re streaming a new track titled “1000 Years of Pestilence” over at Invisible Oranges, so you should probably go check that out.
- Blackened progressive group Vintersea released a new video for “Crack of Light”. That’s a track taken from Illuminated, which is available through M-Theory Audio. Give it a watch.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Day 2: Shenandoah is an area that does not suck. Can confirm.
- Botanist has a new concept album out on October 30th through The Flenser called Photosynthesis, with eight tracks exploring different aspects of the photosynthesis process. Check out a new track, called “Oxygen”, right now.
- Vreid have shared the entire “In the Mountains of Sognametal” performance, which was a live streamed event held back in June. If you’re going to check out one performance video today, make it this one. I can’t get over how visually stunning this is.
- Asphyx have announced a new studio album scheduled for a January 22nd release through Century Media Records. It will be titled Necroceros and it looks like new music and/or pre-order details are coming next week-ish.
- Lastly, we have a new video from portrayal of guilt, which features two tracks in the form of a short horror film. We Are Always Alone will be out on January 29th through Closed Casket Activities in North America, Evil Greed in the UK, and Deathwish everywhere else. Check out the video below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”