I’m happy it’s Friday, and I’m happy about all the metal news that emerged today.
And we’ll start with Boris, who unveiled a new video for a live performance of “Loveless”. That track is the lead single from No, which will see a vinyl release through Third Man Records on August 27th.
From there, we’ll check in with MØL. The blackgazers are returning with their second studio album, Diorama, which will be out through Nuclear Blast. Additional details are still to come for that release, but check out the video for new single “Photophobic” right now.
We’ve also got a new track and album announcement from Carnifex to add to the pile. Graveside Confessions will be out on September 3rd through Nuclear Blast. A video for the title track from that album just dropped today, and you can check it out right here.
The obvious way to close out the week is with the latest from Between The Buried And Me. This is the new video for “Revolution In Limbo”, another one taken from Colors II. As a reminder, that album drops on August 20th through Sumerian Records.
Happy Darkthrone Day! See also: Happy Amenra Day! See also: Happy Friday! (Thank Hell)
Speaking of Amenra, since today marked the official release of their debut with Relapse Records, De Doorn, we’ll kick things off with their new music video for “Ogentroost”. I guess that marks the first in a series of new visualizers for that album, with another one set for a week from now. That’s cool!
This has the potential to be massive. Between The Buried And Me have announced a new album, Colors II, which is set for an August 20th release through Sumerian Records. And if this is meant to be a sequel to Colors, something I will definitely assume right now, that is absolutely incredible. Check out a new track titled “Fix The Error” right now.
Fans of Matt Pike (see also: everyone) should be intrigued by his book announcement, Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike. That is scheduled for a worldwide release on November 9th, with signed limited editions available at this location.
I guess we can toss a tour in the mix. Bewitcher and Enforced are joining Exhumed and Creeping Death on the “Worming Through America” fall tour. Those dates fall in October and November, and tickets are available now at this location.
We’ll close the week with Aborted, who released the first single and video from ManiaCult. That album drops on September 10th through Century Media, but you can check out the wild visualizer for “Impetus Odi” below. Viewer discretion is advised… apparently.
What is there to dig up today? Side note, I’m ready for a beer.
IIVII, the ambient drone project led by Josh Graham, is releasing the Obsidian EP on vinyl for the first time through Consouling Sounds for Record Store Day 2021 (June 12th). In conjunction, Consouling Sounds will also be hosting a free pre-recorded streaming event here.
If These Trees Could Talk, one of my favorites, re-issued Above the Earth, Below the Sky, Red Forest, and The Bones of a Dying World on vinyl through Metal Blade. They’ll be out officially on July 9th, but you can get your pre-order on at this location. Some fun variants in there… who knows what I’ll end up with.
Born of Osiris have announced a new album, Angel or Alien, which is set for a July 2nd release through Sumerian Records. Check out the new video for the title-track below, and pre-save/order/whatever the album here.
Wristmeetrazor also dropped announced a new album announcement. Theirs is scheduled for a June 11th release through Prosthetic Records, and it will be titled Replica of a Strange Love. They released the first track from that album today, “Last Tango in Paris”, which you can check out at that same link.
Ok, only one more album announcement today. I promise. (No I don’t.) The latest from Artillery, simply titled X, will be out on May 7th through Metal Blade Records. I know this may come as a shock, but it’s their tenth full-length album. Check out the new single, “In Thrash We Trust”, right now.
Born of Osiris released a new single today, and that sounds like something good to close with. Check out the video for “White Nile”, available through Sumerian Records, immediately below.