Initial Descent: August 1 – 7, 2021

Krigsgrav

Ah yes, the glorious return to the real world. Zero sarcasm in that…or not. Definitely was a much needed break that went by way too fast, but here we are with another new release list that’s sure to strike an arc with everyone. And, it’ll give me the swift kick in the ass I need on my first day back to reality. Score. First up we’ve got the masters of bleak blackened doom, Krigsgrav, with yet another stunner, then we’ve got death metal from Decrepisy and a vinyl edition from Perilaxe Occlusion (both of which I highly recommend), then we’ve got an intense mix of noise, black metal, and grind from Vessel of Iniquity, and of course, a ton more to follow. Happy hunting.

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CANTO: SNAFU, Body Void, Brand of Sacrifice, and More

This has been one of the weirdest weeks ever. Oh well. At least hockey is on tonight.

  • Detroit hardcore/thrash crew SNAFU are releasing their sophomore effort, Exile//Banishment, on March 26th through Life After Death Records. You can pre-order that and check out the first single, “Choking Game”, through Bandcamp. I’ve already done both. Go Red Wings.
  • Blackened doom duo Body Void have signed on with Prosthetic Records and are releasing their debut through that label on April 23rd, titled Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth. Here’s the pre-order link, and a new track titled “Wound” is streaming over at Metal Injection.
  • A couple videos today, and I’m in a sludge mood, so here’s something new I found in the inbox that I’ve been vibing with. This is the latest clip from Aulnes, a collective based out of Quebec, for “Vivre dans l’abandon”. That’s the title-track from last year’s release, which can be scooped up here.
  • And we’ll close with the new video from Brand of Sacrifice for “Altered Eyes”. That’s a new single taken from Lifeblood, which is set for a March 5th release through Blood Blast Distribution.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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