Initial Descent: September 25 – October 1, 2022

Autopsy

It’s time once again to put your money where your mouth ears are and inject what metal that money bought straight into your veins. AKA: new release list time. We’ve got another ridiculously bloated list this week that’s equally bloated with quality so no excuses. Seriously, I could’ve easily dropped twenty releases at the top in lieu of just four but that defeats the purpose of selection. What selection, you ask? That’s my secret and get out of my head…anyway, it’s death, death, and more death at the top as we get stellar new stuff from Autopsy, Acephalix, Internal Organs External, and Stormland. And, as mentioned, TONS below these just waiting on your hard earned cash and your bloody ear holes. Over the top? Nah, it’ll be October this week and I’m already in the mood, so deal with it. Seek, destroy, and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Lykotonon, Autopsy, City of Caterpillar, and More

Tapering is my favorite part of training.

  • Tchornobog and Abyssal are releasing a split on November 25th through Lupus Lounge. Excepts of both tracks can be heard in this teaser, and pre-order details can be found here.
  • We’ve got new Autopsy coming at the end of the month, and today they unveiled a video for “Knife Slice Axe Chop” to get us ready. The official release date of Morbidity Triumphant is September 30th, and that will be available through Peaceville.
  • City of Caterpillar are releasing their first album in 20 years, Mystic Sisters, on September 30th through Relapse Records, and today they shared a studio video for “Paranormaladies”. Additionally, be sure to catch them on the road this coming November.
  • We’re going to close with a highlight from FITM. Lykotonon, the dark industrial project featuring members of Stormkeep, Blood Incantation, and Wayfarer, are releasing their debut full-length on November 25th. Promethean Pathology will be available through Profound Lore, and “That Which Stares In Kind” can be heard below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Threshold, Therion, Slugcrust, and More

Life is getting weird, folks. But with weirdness comes opportunity? Something like that.

  • To kick things off on this bizarre Friday of a bizarre week, we have new stuff from Threshold. The progressive metallers are releasing Dividing Lines on November 18th through Nuclear Blast, and today they unveiled the second single from that album, titled “King Of Nothing”.
  • Screw it, let’s grab another one off the Nuclear Blast pile. Therion just released “Pazuzu”, the latest single from Leviathan II. That drops on October 28th. So if you’re looking for some symphonic metal going into your weekend, you may as well start here.
  • It was Dead End Kings that officially got me hooked on Katatonia… forever. So I’m happy to announce that Peaceville is releasing the 10th anniversary of that incredible album on November 11th. And I truly cannot believe that release was 10 years ago. Anyway, here’s a preview link.
  • Closing out with something from the Prosthetic camp, we have the latest from Slugcrust. Their debut album, Ecocide, is out on September 9th, and the video for “Demise Promise” is available right below. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: August 21 – 27, 2022

Blackbraid

We start with a non new release related item: seek out the 2022 Joe Barresi Remix of Dio’s Holy Diver. Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of remixes or reimaginings or re-recordings but THIS is a remix I can get behind. And now for the new release items: most of these opening four have been highly anticipated and hotly hyped, but that hype is well deserved in the black metal of Blackbraid and Sigh, in the progressive metal of Dreadnought, and in the destructive black metal meets hardcore force of Hexis. Moving on, and as always is the case with these lists, there’s a ton lying in wait below so there’s plenty to keep everyone busy. Enjoy the search and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Wolfheart, Autopsy, Behemoth, and More


I’m running behind tonight, so let’s see how efficient we can be.

  • Leading off with something gnarly, we have the latest from Autopsy. The lyric video for “Skin By Skin” is available here, taken from their upcoming new album, Morbidity Triumphant. That’ll be out on September 30th through Peaceville.
  • More Behemoth emerged today, yet another new video we’ll include here. Check out the video for “Thy Becoming Eternal”. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I suppose I will tomorrow. Opvs Contra Natvram is out on September 16th through Nuclear Blast.
  • From there, we have “Soul Furnace” from Black Lava, the title-track from their upcoming new album. That debut full-length effort from the blackened death metal crew will be out on November 25th through Season of Mist.
  • There’s some cool stuff coming out of Napalm Records these days, so we’ll wrap up with another new track and video from that label. Wolfheart is releasing King of the North on September 16th, and the second single, titled “The King”, is available below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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