Initial Descent: June 5 – 11, 2022

Kreator

New week and another new list of incoming metal. This is my one and only favorite thing about any given Monday and gets the pump primed for Friday. Or, something like that. Anyway, we’ve got much to explore here as we kick things off with a long awaited return from Kreator who are still the undisputed titans of thrash, an extreme take on black / death metal from Vølus, a nasty compilation of sorts from Fluids and just because it’s a comp doesn’t mean you get to sleep on it so DON’T, death metal that stings the nostrils from Severe Torture, and a whole heap of other stuff you need in your life. Happy hunting and see you here throughout the week…

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CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Kardashev, Blut Aus Nord, and More

To reference Nathan Explosion, summer (or spring) colds are the worst.

  • When Spirit Adrift announces new things, it’s only right that we start with that. 20 Centuries Gone, a collection featuring two new tracks along with six covers, will be out on August 19th through Century Media. Check out the premiere of “Sorcerer’s Fate” here. It’s predictably awesome.
  • Arizona deathgaze crew Kardashev are releasing a new full-length on June 10th through Metal Blade, titled Liminal Rite. They shared a vocal playthrough for “Compost Grave-Song”, and preorders for the album are available here.
  • And then we have Severe Torture, who have emerged from a 12 year long hiatus. Their new EP, Fisting the Sockets, drops on June 10th through Season of Mist. Check out the title-track from that effort right here.
  • Next up we’ll explore some psychedelic thrash, in the form of Sadistic Ritual. Check out the premiere of “Maelstrom of Consciousness” over at Distorted Sound. The Enigma, Boundless is set for a May 20th release through Prosthetic Records.
  • Lastly, here’s the latest from Blut Aus Nord, “Tales Of The Old Dreamer”. Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses is out on May 20th through Debemur Morti Productions.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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