Terzij de Horde is a band that I became aware of in the past couple of years, especially as I dove into the world of black metal and tried to find something I enjoyed within this ever-growing subgenre. It was during this time that I found myself listening to Self, Terzij de Horde’s debut, and slowly became invested into both what the band would do next and what my own perceptions about the genre would be further down the line. Now, almost seven years later, Terzij de Horde have broken away from their own confines with the brilliantly bleak In One of These, I Am Your Enemy.Continue reading
Initial Descent: April 3 – 9, 2022
I told you last week the memes would come hot and fresh and that, at least, did not disappoint. Anyone know what fresh hell will be the new topic no one can shut up about? Ahh, that’s right… no one cares. Anywho, we do have a fresh and hot list of metal new releases this week that kicks off with a black metal favorite in Terjiz de Horde, slappin’ new metal from End Boss, more black metal from Oceansnow, an avant and difficult yet satisfying outing from Abhorrent Expanse (album cover of the week?), and a whole jam packed list that follows. Tune out of the buzz of everything and tune in to all these, you won’t regret it. See you here throughout the week…Continue reading
CANTO: The Lion’s Daughter, Armored Saint, Watain, and More
I just got infinitely more excited about seeing The Ocean next week.
- When The Lion’s Daughter covered Judas Priest as part of their Turbo Covers EP, it went over pretty damn well. So, to celebrate their take on “Turbo Lover” becoming available across streaming platforms, they dropped a lyric video for the track.
- Armored Saint are re-issuing three classics through Metal Blade Records. March Of The Saint, Delirious Nomad, and Raising Fear will be out on April 15th. Those we released back in 1984, 1985, and 1987 respectively, and have been out of print for some time. So this is a cool thing.
- In other re-issue news, Cannabis Corpse are putting The Weeding EP back on vinyl. Originally released in 2009, the new pressing will be available on April 22nd through Season of Mist, and is available for pre-order here.
- Terzij De Horde is popular around Nine Circles, so here’s a new track titled “Cheiron”. In One of These, I Am Your Enemy is out on April 8th through Consouling Sounds and Tartarus Records, depending on your preferred physical format.
- Sure, we can wrap up with some new Watain. Here’s the lyric video for “Serimosa”, the second track taken from The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain. That’s out on April 29th through Nuclear Blast.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
CANTO: If These Trees Could Talk, IIVII, Born of Osiris, and More
What is there to dig up today? Side note, I’m ready for a beer.
- IIVII, the ambient drone project led by Josh Graham, is releasing the Obsidian EP on vinyl for the first time through Consouling Sounds for Record Store Day 2021 (June 12th). In conjunction, Consouling Sounds will also be hosting a free pre-recorded streaming event here.
- If These Trees Could Talk, one of my favorites, re-issued Above the Earth, Below the Sky, Red Forest, and The Bones of a Dying World on vinyl through Metal Blade. They’ll be out officially on July 9th, but you can get your pre-order on at this location. Some fun variants in there… who knows what I’ll end up with.
- Desaster are releasing Churches Without Saints on June 4th through Metal Blade Records, and premiered the new single and lyric video “Endless Awakening” today. Worth noting, I had absolutely no idea they’ve been doing their thing since 1989. That’s crazy.
- Born of Osiris have announced a new album, Angel or Alien, which is set for a July 2nd release through Sumerian Records. Check out the new video for the title-track below, and pre-save/order/whatever the album here.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Initial Descent: February 5 – 11, 2017
You know, my Dad was right; “son, as you get older time will pass like a fleeting breath and you have to take advantage while you can.” Truer words were never spoken as here we sit almost halfway through February and closing in on Valentines Day so I sure hope all you metalheads have thought about that. And if you haven’t GET ON IT, the wonderful love of your life won’t be happy if you’ve spent all your money on metal. Disclaimer: we are not responsible for your spending habits, we merely show you what’s out there so no complaining. Comprende? Cool, now lets get to it; Nidingr return with their fourth full length The High Heat Licks Against Heaven and its another beautiful notch in their avant-garde take on black metal but more than likely the best album title of the year, Wiegedood return with De Doden Hebben het Goed II and fully pull away from the atmospheric black metal pack by building a bigger and better beast than what we had with part I, right on cue and right when we need it the most Overkill return with their eighteenth full length The Grinding Wheel (EIGHTEENTH FULL LENGTH!!) and honestly they haven’t lost a step — if anything they just continue to get better so if anyone asks “what is metal” you can point them right here to this phenomenal album, and Dead Witches are upon us with their occult doom metal debut Ouija which is packed with all the goodies that discerning doom fans will love. All that and much more after the jump.