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WEAPÖNIZER – LAWLESS AGE

Welcome back your personal metal arsenal WEAPÖNIZER. A blackened death metal beast covered in bullets from the mile-high city Denver, Colorado with their second full length attack on the masses. As a follow up to 2012's self-titled injection into the black metal...

DRAP – ROTTEN TIL ALLT ONT

Swedish band DRAP is bringing back that classic skulldrug sound reminiscent of bands such as Six Feet Under or Napalm Death but with their own unique approach. While the vibe may be familiar, each song on Rotten Till Allt Ont is entirely it’s own. Intense groove,...

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS – NO WARNING

Venomous Maximus is releasing their third full length album, No Warning,  on July 28, 2017, courtesy of Shadow Kingdom Records. This album has been two years in the making, since the drop of their last album in 2015. This Texas-based quartet is known for demolishing...

THOUGHTS OF IONESCO – SKAR CYMBALS

Detroit based hardcore band Thoughts of Ionesco is about to drop their first recorded material in almost 20 years titled Skar Cymbals. Having previously split up in 1999, these guys are known for not caring about anyone or anything. Dark, nihilistic lyrics coupled...

ROBERT W. CHAMBERS – THE YELLOW SIGN

Well boys and girls, get ready for a truly weird one this time, a Robert W. Chambers audiobook transcription from a part of his 1895 work The King in Yellow titled The Yellow Sign, it has a very H.P. Lovecraft vibe to it.   The brilliantly haunting score for The...

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH – REMAIN DEFIANT

Florida’s phenomenal hardcore group Loyal Until Death is set to release their newest album, Remain Defiant, on July 7th. Formed in 2012 by guitarist Nakia Romero and vocalist Greg Lebeau (formerly of A New Belief), this band drew influence from the NYHC scene and will...

LLNN & WOVOKA – MARKS/TRACES

LLNN and WOVOKA released their split EP Marks/Traces, on June 16th, courtesy of Pelagic Records.  LLNN, formed in Copenhagen in 2014, united with WOVOKA, another sludge metal band, based out of Los Angeles to create Marks/Traces. These two bands have created what is...

HEADCRUSHER – DEATH COMES WITH SILENCE

HeadCrusher an Austin,Texas/Colombian band with killer riffs and moxie to spare are set to release a gathering of ballsy tracks that shine with promise. Their release, Death Comes With Silence, scheduled for release on July 28th, is a blend of metal and post hardcore...

PROTOSEQUENCE – SCHIZOPHRENE

Protosequence released their EP Schizophrene in January of 2016 - and we’re drawing attention to it now to promote their tour during which they will also be playing some new jams from their release which will be out later this year. If they’re coming to your area, be...

ABANDONED SOULS – MAKE IT LAST

Abandoned Souls released their EP Make It Last courtesy of Fiend Records on April 29, 2017. This is the band’s newest release since the 2014 release of Insightful Minds at Ease. The EP opens up with track “Prove It”, starting your journey with a metallic beat before...

OBELYSKKH – THE PROVIDENCE

Obelyskkh, the German psychedelic doom metal band, released their album The Providence on June 2, 2017, courtesy of Exile on Mainstream Records. This is the band’s first release since their album Hymn to Pan in 2013. At first, the band had vowed that they wouldn’t be...

THY ART IS MURDER – SLAVES BEYOND DEATH (SINGLE REVIEW)

Australian deathcore gods Thy Art is Murder released their first single, “Slaves Beyond Death”, yesterday from their upcoming album Dear Desolation, set to be unleashed on August 18th.  abruptly begins with a very Decapitated-esque rhythm and tone, unexpected but not...

1818 – HIRAETH

1818, repping South Central Pennsylvania, released their EP Hiraeth, courtesy of Pavement Entertainment, on June 2, 2017. This band is making a name for themselves along the east coast, developing a following in PA, VA, and MD by playing local venues. They’ve also...

GOD – GOD II: JESUS CHRIST

Continuing the mysterious yet majestic metal project named GOD, the sequel GOD II is nothing short of absolutely amazing. As before, there will be those who weary to embrace a metal project with a heavy religious (Christian) focus and that is understandable to a point...

TOTENGOTT – DOPPLEGANGER

July 11th marks the emergence of the debut album, Doppleganger, from Spanish evildoers, Totengott.  A trio of road warriors who have individually paid their dues before coming together in 2014.  Totengott is now set to unleash their own ode to darkness and desolation....

VEHEMENTER – REPLENISHMENT CIRCLE (THE BLACK SPECTRUMFEST)

The brainchild of crazed Serbian thrasher Gvozden Racic aka Ferrerus the Adversor is Vehementer’s utterly gruesome EP Replenishment Circle (The Black Spectrumfest). A four track love letter of all things thrash and evil, Replenishment Circle is not for the faint of...

LET THEM FALL – WINTERSUN (SINGLE REVIEW)

Let Them Fall is an Italian female fronted metalcore band. They released a single, “Wintersun”, on April 20th, through Sliptrick Records. Female fronted metalcore bands are very uncommon; most of the time, they fall short. But Let Them Fall differs. Vocalist Rita...

NY IN 64 – THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE NIGHT

NY in 64 unites members of several past and present bands to present The Gentle Indifference of the Night, released on May 26, 2017, courtesy of Magic Bullet Records. Combining members of 90’s screamo (swoon) band You and I, and contemporary progressive metal band...

CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR – ILLUMINATE

UK based metalcore group Confessions of a Traitor are set to release their second EP, Illuminate, on June 13th, courtesy of Sliptrick Records. Confessions of a Traitor are definitely not your average metalcore group. While sticking to the classic essentials of...

FOREST KING – LORE BORN

Viking metalers Forest King are set to release their debut album Lore Born on June 20th.   The concept of Forest King started in 2012 when guitarist Tyler Haagenson set out to adapt the ideas and ways of vikings into modern day realization through music.  Their style...

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED – PARALYZER SEVEN INCH

He Whose Ox is Gored is a post hardcore band from Seattle, soon to release their newest EP, Paralyzer Seven Inch, on June 16th. This (somewhat) experimental hardcore group can only be described as heavily ambient. Contradicting in ways, but once you listen to He Whose...

GRAVESITE – NEVERENDING TRAIL OF SKULLS

It’s as if in 2014 Slayer, Napalm Death, and Cannibal Corpse had a giant black metal ritualistic orgy and the result was the death / thrash metal Frankenstein we know as Gravesite. A collection of musicians pulled from the depths of hell, Gravesite will give the world...

PYRAMAZE – CONTINGENT

Do you like power metal? Do you like movie/video game soundtracks? Well if so, look no further! Danish metal band (more like hard rock) Pyramaze dropped their new album Contingent on April 28th under Inner Wound Recordings. From the very first note on the track “Land...

TSAR STANGRA – CELESTIAL FORGER

Tsar Stangra, a Quebec based folk-black metal band released their newest album Celestial Forger on May 26th, and this is definitely an interesting album to say the list. This band sounds like the love child of Behemoth and Killswitch Engage. Mixing black metal vocals...

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