Just the Tip: April 14’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

April 14, 2015

Outre – Ghost Chants (Godz ov War / Third Eye Temple / Essential Purification)

outre - ghost chants album cover

Outre (or their labels) haven’t yet made this thing available in full on Bandcamp, and it doesn’t appear to be on U.S. Spotify either. We’ve got a promo, so we can discuss the whole thing, but you’ll have to make do with the third track from the album, “Chant 3 – The Fall” for now.

Árstíðir lífsins – Aldaföðr ok munka dróttinn (Ván)

arstidir lifsins aldafodr ok munka drottinn

Bladecatcher – Obverse (EEE Recordings)

bladecatcher obverse album

[full review]

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 48!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Akhlys – The Dreaming I (Debemur Morti) [full review]
  • Abyss – Heretical Anatomy (20 Buck Spin) [full review]
  • Bosse de Nage – All Fours (Profound Lore)
  • Ides of Gemini – Carthage / Strange Fruit EP (Magic Bullet)
  • Acid King – Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere (Svart)
  • Nocternity – Harps of the Ancient Temples (Iron Bonehead)
  • Gallows – Desolation Sounds (Bridge Nine)

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Interview: Outre’s Damian Igielski on the band’s new album, “Ghost Chants”

Outre band
Krakow natives Outre will release their debut full-length, “Ghost Chants,” on April 14

In late January, Polish black metal band Outre released “Chant 3 – The Fall”—a terrific, five-minute glimpse at their upcoming full-length, Ghost Chants. [Check out our review here] The song was impressive not just for its effortless melding of a wide range of styles, but also for the fact that the band had parted with vocalist Andrzej Nowak only a month prior and started recording anew with versatile guest vocalist Stawrogin. We’ll save the hyperbole for our formal review, but suffice it to say, it was an inspired substitution that paid dividends all throughout the album.

Ahead of Ghost Chants’ formal release next month, we put forth some questions to Outre guitarist and founder Damian Igielski on that last-minute swap, as well as some of the other key factors in the album’s development. Here’s what he had to say:

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Album Review: Triumvir Foul – “An Oath of Blood and Fire”

With their debut demo, An Oath of Blood and Fire, Portland death metal duo Triumvir Foul gives us many things: an abundance of thick, grimy guitar riffs; some of the rawest, most gutteral OSDM vocals you’ll hear this year; and, most importantly, a successful combination of these elements into a short and taut package. (Yes, technically the expression is “short and sweet,” but “sweet” doesn’t really apply here. Triumvir Foul doesn’t use the word “sweet.” Triumvir Foul has probably never even heard the word “sweet” before.) Accordingly, we’ll keep this assessment similarly short and taut: An Oath of Blood and Fire, simply put, kicks ass. Continue reading

Just the Tip: March 3’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

March 3, 2015

Leviathan – Scar Sighted (Profound Lore)

Sannhet – Revisionist (Flenser)

Helrunar – Niederkunfft (Prophecy Productions)

A Forest of Stars – Beware the Sword You Cannot See (Prophecy Productions)

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 42!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Negura Bunget – Tau (Prophecy Productions)
  • Lamentations of the Ashen – Libertine Cyst (Fragile Branch)
  • Triumvir Foul – An Oath of Blood and Fire(Godz of War / Third Eye Temple)
  • Scorpions – Return to Forever (Sony)
  • Hiram-Maxim – Hiram-Maxim (Aqualamb)

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.