From there, we also have the latest single taken from Death Siege, the next album in the Hierophant catalog. Give “Crypt of Existence” a listen here. That album drops on August 26th through Season of Mist.
END and Cult Leader are teaming up for a split EP, titled Gather & Mourn. That will be out on September 9th through Closed Casket Activities and Deathwish Inc, and we have two tracks to offer from this today, END’s “Eden Will Drown” and Cult Leader’s “Ataraxis”.
Swedish heavy metallers Trial have set September 2nd as the the release date for Feed The Fire, which will be out through Metal Blade. Check out “Sulphery”, and pre-order that one while you’re over there.
Closing out, we have the title-track from The Great Heathen Army, the upcoming new album from Amon Amarth that I’m sure you were already aware of. Anyway, that’s out on August 5th through Metal Blade Records.
I believe the dust has settled on the misery that has been the last week.
Wake have a run of shows coming up in March with End, Portrayal of Guilt, and Yashira. The tour kicks off on March 3rd in Philadelphia, and wraps up on the 26th. Here’s the full story, for those interested.
Godflesh & Lustmord revealed the first single from The Others (Lustmord Deconstructed). Check out “Ashen” here, and pick up the compilation through Pelagic Records here. There are a ton of awesome names attached to this effort so… have at it.
New Cult of Luna is always worth sharing. Check out “Into the Night”, a track taken from their upcoming new album, The Long Road North. That one drops on February 11th through Metal Blade Records. I know a lot of Nine Circlers have already pre-ordered that one.
Something about summer. I always find my tastes changing a bit during the hot months, and layer on month four of working from home, never going to stores or seeing friends, and I find myself less and less drawn to the depressing and soul crushing metal that is normally my utter jam. So this month it’s a little more upbeat, a little more positive, a little more energetic, and of course, angry. Because there’s still so so much to be angry about.
Anyone complaining that there hasn’t been a great week for metal thus far in 2016 needs to go immediately and start over, but there won’t be any complaining after this week. Mostly due to Neurosis‘ highly anticipated eleventh full length Fires Within Fires finally seeing the light of day. But that’s not all; Fatalist are back with their insanely good Swedeath saturated The Bitter End, Predatory Light further their black metal chaos on Predatory Light, Trap Them punch you in the mouth with their fifth album Crown Feral while Witchskull breaks out the bluesy doom on The Vast Electric Dark. Switching gears a bit, Dysrhythmia bends time on their progressive instru-metal album The Veil Of Control — let the dissecting begin. And last but not least, Insomnium‘s epic fifth full length Winter’s Gate is a blast. As stated, its another stacked week here on Initial Descent and literally, there’s something for everyone. So hit that ‘continue reading’ link. Continue reading →