Alright, so there were a few more things going on today.
Mastodon greeted us with a new track this morning, and it (unsurprisingly) kicks ass. It’s titled “Forged by Neron”, and is featured on the DC Comics Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack. Give it a listen here, and feel free to pre-order the collection as well.
Old school death metallers Hexorcist have set July 26th as the release date for Evil Reaping Death. They’re partnering with Memento Mori for the CD release, Unholy Prophecies for the vinyl, and Goz of War for the cassette. Simply put, whatever your preferred media form is, they’ve got you covered. Check out “Exulting the Adversary”, the first new track, here.
Lithuanian experimental sludge collective Erdve have also announced a new album, Savigaila, set for a July 23rd release through Season of Mist. Pre-orders are up here, and check out the video for the new single “Lavondėmės” immediately below.
We’ll start the week with Tombs, who have released another new track. This one is called “Bone Furnace”, and you can check it out over at Decibel. A reminder that Under Sullen Skies drops on November 20th through Season of Mist.
Katatonia have announced a new live album as well, titled Dead Air. This is a physical release of their livestream performance from earlier in the year. It will be out through Peaceville Records on November 13th, and can be pre-ordered here.
Mastodon released a collection of rare tracks digitally for the first time today, known as Medium Rarities. Here’s the link to scoop that up. As a bonus, it includes a brand new song as well, titled “Fallen Torches”.
Looks like Hatebreed are dropping their first album in a minute. Weight of the False Self will be out on November 27th through Nuclear Blast. A lyric video for the title-track can be viewed immediately below. Pre-order it here, if you’re feeling it.
It’s Labor Day but my guess is that a lot of you are laboring away like it’s not a holiday. The advantage of not laboring today is getting a jump start on this week’s list of new metal, otherwise you’ll have some catching up to do. Anyway, for some truly enjoyable and fun heavy metal by way of the good ol’ classics look no further than Vancouver’s Dead Quiet who offer a full length jam packed with it. For anyone looking for soul crushing sludge and doom, Jupiterian have you covered with six tracks of earthquake inducing jams. The Death Wheelers are like listening to a metal version of sleazy outlaw biker movie soundtracks straight out of the 70s but that’s the point and this week’s full length is all that and a bag of 30 weight oil, or DTA in this case. Last up top this week is Mastodon who share some rarities and a new track—-it’s Mastodon so it’s an automatic in for me. Whether laboring away or not, there’s a ton to dive into here, enjoy.
I think we should close with some Venezuelan death metal. This is the new video from Sentencia for “En Las Sombras”, a track taken from Solve et Coagula, which is set for a July 31st release through Wormholedeath/The Orchard. Enjoy!