Turkey week, folks. Do it up. New stuff this week brings us some dissonant black metal from Deveneror, blackened death metal from Azarath that favors speed and brutality, an excellent thrash return from Sodom, and an outstanding live album from Morne. Beyond that, the list is yet again very long so there’s certainly something here for everyone. If you’re reading this and in a band with an upcoming release you want featured here, send us an email with the details. And, if you’re wondering why X band is not featured here, tell us in the comments what we missed and why it should’ve been here. You never know, your favorite might become ours as well. Sharing is caring. Or, something like that.Continue reading
I find myself residing in central Appalachia this week.
- Atreyu have announced a couple of streaming events on November 20th and December 4th. The first will be a greatest hits set and the second will feature Lead Sails Paper Anchor in full. Tickets available here.
- Porcupine Tree are releasing The Delerium Years box set on November 20th. The 13 CD box set features all of their recordings issued by the Delerium label (between 1992 and 1997). Pre-order it here.
- Khandra have signed on to a fresh new deal with Season of Mist. The black metallers are preparing for a new album release sometime next year. So we’ll keep an eye on that one.
- Within The Ruins have released a new music video for “Black Heart”, the title-track from their new studio album, which drops on November 27th through eOne and Good Fight Music. Check it.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
“Army of liberation, gunpoint indoctrination. The fires of sedation fulfill the prophecy.”
- Album news from Uada, which I’m always excited for. Their next release, Djinn, will be out on September 25th through Eisenwald. That will mark their third full-length, following the success of 2016’s Cult of a Dying Sun. You can check out the title-track right now.
- Judicator also released the title-track from their upcoming new album, Let Their Be Nothing. That one drops on July 24th through Prosthetic Records. It’s a lot of fun. You should plan on checking it out.
- Here’s a cover of Lamb of God‘s “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For” from Enterprise Earth. Recorded in quarantine, of course. That’s from their Foundations of Bones EP, which is out now through eOne.
- Amaranthe has announced a new album as well. Manifest will be out on October 2nd through Nuclear Blast. The first single from the record, “Viral”, is available for your viewing please below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Expect Halloween talk here for a bit, just FYI. Between Chris kicking off this year’s Hooptober, 3 From Hell, and AHS 1984 starting, the season is off to a killer start (see what I did there?). Those things are all great and as a bonus we’ve got, what might be, the longest list of new metal thus far so let’s jump right in…
Everything’s bigger in Texas, is what they say, and Creeping Death prove it on their full length debut of cracking death metal – don’t miss it folks, just don’t. Opeth return with their next prog filled opus and honestly some old Opeth creeps in but without a doubt, it’s another great album and I can’t wait to see all the “I’M MAD STILL” happen – wait for it…. You want psych metal that’s as retro as it is exceptionally great? The Neptune Power Federation definitely have you covered there and no they’re not a throwback rasslin’ group for those of you with questions. Last up top is everyone’s favorite sludgers, Fister, who cover classic metal tracks in their own wretched way. And it’s fantastic, so get on that.
Start bingeing bloody horror and vile death metal, ‘tis the season. Continue reading
New week, new set of circumstances, new opportunities, and new metal which is the one reason we’re here. As some band once said ‘nothing else matters.’ And with that, let’s get on with it.
This week will be remembered for many reasons, I’m sure, but the biggest of which is whatever you thought you knew about Lord Dying forget it and make way for their new, more progressive, more classically psychedelic, and more fantastic look on Mysterium Tremendum – talk about surprises, it’s nearly impossible to tell this is the same band but make no mistake, it IS amazing. Then we’ve got black metallers Murg who moved mountains with their debut Gudatall but return to grab the sky and move it too on Strävan, it’s everything that was great about their debut, just better and particularly so in the memorable songwriting department. Next is everyone’s favorite droners Sunn O))) (say it with me…sun) who return with another slab of frequencies on Life Metal that are so heavy you can feel them, or breathe them – points if you know where that came from and if you missed out on RSD, now’s your chance. Last up top but certainly not least is Spotlights who prove that post-metal as a tag is limiting seeing as how Love & Decay is so much more with its power, haunting melodies, and wisps of granite destroying heaviness – ‘iron tone in a velvet glove’ was part of the promo accompaniments and it couldn’t be more accurate.
Beyond that you’ll just have to explore for yourself. Get in there… Continue reading