Initial Descent: April 17 – 23, 2022

Undeath

Busy week ‘round these parts last week. Hopefully we can keep that momentum, but if you missed anything do catch up. Moving on to the reason you’re here…new releases and we’ve got a ton for this week that kicks off with a trio of excellent death metal from Undeath, Sentient Horror, and Corpsessed, a wickedly good heavy metal outing from Skull Fist, and a long list of other releases that are equally worthy of your time. Feel free to let us know what we missed and if your band or label wants to be included here, get in touch via our info found on this site. We’d love to hear from you.

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Skull Fist’s Zach Slaughter on new album “Paid In Full,” hitchhiking for Iron Maiden, and much more!

Skull Fist
Image courtesy of Sharon Ehman

Skull Fist are a tried and true heavy metal machine. Period. And on their fourth full length, Paid In Full, they fully cement the deal. So, obviously, Buke jumped at the chance to discuss this beast with vocalist and guitarist Zach Slaughter. The pair discussed the new album, as well as skateboarding and a broken neck, hitchhiking across Canada for Iron Maiden, getting a start on guitar at age 15 and early influences, what brings Zach joy, his other projects, hockey, and a whole list of other topics. We now present that conversation to you in its entirety so grab a beer, a chair, and enjoy.

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CANTO: Watain, Skull Fist, Tombs, and More

Alright. After about 100 spins, I can still confirm Impera is really freaking good.

  • Tombs is releasing a new EP, Ex-Oblivion, which is how we’re going to kick things off. Check out the video for “Ex Oblivion” here. This final single will eventually be released on July 13th, so keep your eyes open for new material still to come.
  • Pink Floyd covers tend to grab my interest, so here’s a version of “Dogs” performed by Cokegoat. You can purchase the single here. They’re also releasing the track through video installments, the first of which can be seen here.
  • A couple things from Atomic Fire to touch on next. First, Skull Fist unveiled a new single and video, “For the Last Time”, ahead of the release date for Paid In Full. That album drops on April 22nd.
  • And from there, German hard rock collective Sinner have signed on with the label. A new album, titled Brotherhood, will be released at some point later this year. So we’ll keep eyes out for that one as well.
  • Watain has a new album dropping on April 29th through Nuclear Blast titled The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, and it only makes sense to close with new material from that. Below is the video for the third and final single from that album, “We Remain”.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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