Finally, It’s Halloween week. Not sure what you’ll be doing but as long as it involves horror movies and metal, all will be right in the world for at least a day. Since metal is in the equation, we have a looooong list for this week. So long, in fact, it seems everyone waited for Halloween to push out an album. Good news for us. Anyway, Sarcator open the pit of flayed bodies with their Swedeaththrash and holy smokes is this so crazy good for such a young band—I mean, age 16-21. All that to say, jump on this immediately. And, the mighty Carcass return for a quick hitter EP but quick hitter doesn’t mean slack on quality, it’s Carcass so you know what you’re getting. Stälker put both a classic metal feel and tons of demonspeed in their effort and those vocals? GLORIOUS. Rounding out the top spots is Wolverine who are back with their lush but impressive progressive metal and in audio visual format which is nothing short of amazing so please get your ears, and eyes, on this come Saturday. No matter what you do with Halloween this year, you’ll have plenty of metal to take along for the ride. Just don’t forget to load up on blood and gore as well.Continue reading
Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Unleash the Archers’ Abyss and Stone Brewing Company & Modern Times Brewing Company’s Wizards & Gargoyles. Continue reading
I’m kicking this off with a plug, because I can. Head over to Magnetic Eye’s Bandcamp page and preorder the upcoming Dirt [Redux]. I’m generally not a fan of cover albums or reimagining type of deals but this one is all that and a bag of chips. Alrighty then, plug over and time to showcase all the new metals this week, YAY. It’s only been three years since Incantation’s last album but with this week’s release of their 12th full length the wait is well worth it and even though they’ve got nothing to prove they still show their supremacy in a stellar year for death metal. Speaking of stellar death metal, Cytotoxin offer up their fourth full length of Chernobyl inspired putridity, Unleash the Archers continue to put the “power” in power metal, and Volcanova rip stoner metal a new asshole. As always, there’s a ton more to dig into so get busy. Continue reading
Vinyl mail day! Now playing: Steve Von Till – No Wilderness Deep Enough. No on to the day’s links!
- Mörk Gryning dropped the first track, “Fältherren”, from Hinsides Vrede. That album drops on October 23rd through Season of Mist and marks their first studio full-length since 2005. Dang.
- Tetrarch have signed on to a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. This is in advance of their sophomore album, Unstable. This is awesome news for a fast-rising group. Good for them.
- Rotting Christ have shared their full performance from EMFA. That was performed and recorded on July 6th at Artworks Studio. Check out the full 49 minute show right here.
- Armored Saint is dropping a new album on October 23rd titled Punching The Sky through Metal Blade Records. For an early preview of the album, check out the clip for “End of the Attention Span” below. Pre-orders available here.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
“Celestial buried mind resting, resting without peace still.”
- Just a heads up that the live performance of Leaves of Yesteryear from Green Carnation takes place tomorrow afternoon. It’s free! But you can also opt for a very affordable ticket, giving you more access to the stream.
- DevilDriver have announced a new double album, Dealing With Demons, and the first volume will be out on October 9th on Napalm Records. You can check out a new track called “Keep Away From Me” now, if you’re into that kind of thing.
- Jaye Jayle is back with a new album out on August 7th through Sargent House called Prisyn. Check out the first track and video from that album now, called “Guntime”.
- I was this many days old when Enslaved blew my mind for like the 1,000th time. Check out their new video for “Homebound” below. We are only a few months from the release of Utgard, which will be available through Nuclear Blast.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”