Thursday, July 9, 2020
Check out the metal of Anna Pest from Canada. This is the 2019 EP The Ocean Calls Me Home, but there's a lot more on Bandcamp.
Recently the Russian brutal death metal band Dehydrated published a drum playthrough video for the song "Werewolf." Here is another video by the band, and their 2019 EP Piranha or Whale?
Washington state band Namea announces some changes in the line-up. Below is their statement.
Christian black metal band Golgota (Ecuador) will have a new compilation in August. Vision of God Records announces: "GOLGOTA The Chronicles Pre order on Bandcamp and get 4 instant tracks! Rare Demo, Live & Studio EP! A through the years compilation!" facebook.com/GOLGOTABLACK/
New Dilemma Is Your Story Over Pavement Entertainment 26 June 2020 facebook.com/NewDilemmaBand/
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
From Israel's capital city of Jerusalem, comes the groove thrash of Sintax. The band seemed silent for some years, but are now back with some new songs: "OK guys single number two from our upcoming album nano 3000 is here Ready to get your head ripped." Check out the two new videos by them. facebook.com/sintax.official/
The long-running act of "heavy metal soul" 24-7 Spyz (U.S.) had cancelled their tour, but their plan is to do the tour later, as announced on Facebook: "Hey, what’s up everyone? Just wanted to keep you all in the loop with our rescheduling of dates.￼ It looks like we’re going to try and do a handful of US dates in October with everything else being pushed into early in the new year. It’s not what we wanted to do, believe me. It’s what we felt like we needed to do based on the circumstances. As the reschedule dates begin to roll out, we will most certainly post them up and keep you in the loop as we get closer. Really looking forward to seeing everyone again. It’s been a long time but this tour IS HAPPENING! Just a little later than we had originally planned￼. Peace and love!" Check their Facebook page for more updated information. Below is the history of the band as posted on Wikipedia. facebook.com/HeavyMetalSoul4Life/
Vestal Claret Vestal Claret June 23rd, 2020
Saints of Death Ascend to the Throne July 10th, 2020 Head Rattle Productions INC facebook.com/SAINTSofDEATH/
Alizarin The Last Semblance 10 July 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Shredhead is thrash/groove from Israel. Their discography is: Human Nature (2011); Death Is Righteous (2015); Live Unholy (2019). Here are some of their videos. facebook.com/shredheadband/
Swedish power metal band Veonity have released a video for the song ‘Graced Or Damned’, taken from their new album ‘Sorrows’, out on August 21, 2020 on Scarlet Records. This is how the band commented: “The video pictures how different choices in life lead to different paths. Only at the end of the path is possible to see which choice led you there. When the choices you’ve made have taken you down a path of destruction, life will be filled with regrets.” ‘Sorrows’ was recorded and mixed by Ronny Milianowicz (Shadowquest, ex Dionysus) at Studio Seven and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Recording (Powerwolf, Dragonforce). The cover art design was made by Thomas Holmstrand, whom the band has worked with on the previous two albums. As a special bonus ‘Sorrows’ includes the featuring of the lead singer from Dragonland, Jonas Heidgert, on the track ‘Where Our Memories Used To Grow’. facebook.com/veonity/
This is Вольная Стая (Volnaya Staya) from Russia. Metal Archives shows the following discography: Стая (2007); Джекпот (2019). Check out their music that is posted on YouTube. facebook.com/volnayastayaofficial
Blood Etchings is black metal in Washington state. Check out their 2018 album below. facebook.com/bloodetchings
Bloodgood (1984-1994, 2002-present) is Christian metal in Washington state. Check out their video "Lamb of God" and their Facebook info below. facebook.com/bloodgoodband
Blood Atonement is black metal in the state of Washington (U.S.A.). Metal Archives* says the following people are the band: Margaret Pryor, John Devos and Matt Fields. Below is their 2018 Demo. *(keep in mind that Metal Archives may not have fully accurate information.)
Check out the new video for the song "We Are the Children" by Liliac. Below is some information about them. facebook.com/liliacband/
With roots in classic death and thrash metal, Montreal melodic death metallers Your Last Wish are darker, heavier, and have matured in their sound. Unleashing their latest concept album “Eradicate” this past February, the full length beautifully exploits post-apocalyptic themes. It is a bilingual album with songs in both English and French along with being composed and recorded entirely by guitarist David Gagné, while all lyrics were written by vocalist Roxana Bouchard. But behind every album, there's also a monster machine creating the blast beats and the explosion of fury that engages every metalheads headbanging. Today, the band is excited to focus on the man behind the kit, drummer extraordinaire, Blake Lemieux, and the pummeling assault of his playthrough for "Exile", a track with old school thrash influences that also introduces odd-time signatures. Lemieux comments: "With the talents of musicians that I work with it sure pushes me forward to become a better musician myself when I do these playthroughs. This one originally started off as a band video and then I thought why not make it a drum one too. So now there are two videos of the same song. I had as much fun making this video as I did recording it in the studio with Kevin Jardine (Uplift Productions, Slaves On Dope) along with Steve Vac, the guy who made the video and did an incredible job."
CONVULSE, one of the pioneers of the Finnish death metal scene and bright stars of the ’90's death n’ roll movement, have signed a deal with Transcending Records for the release of Deathstar, the legendary band's fifth full-length album. Deathstar features nine tracks that transcend the boundaries of standard death metal. Of course, this is nothing new for the trio, as many fans will fondly reflect on their unheralded gem Reflections (released in 1994 on Relapse Records). which at the time was about as unusual a death metal album as they come. Deathstar takes the same genre bending approach as Reflections and modernizes it. Transcending Records will release Deathstar on vinyl, CD and cassette formats on October 30. The album was recorded and mixed in analog, the way music was meant to be recorded, at JJ-studio. Artwork for Deathstar was created by Jan Yrlund, based on the painting Strangled by Minna Mead. Band photo and "The Summoning" video shot by Okko Sorma. facebook.com/Convulse
Italy’s From The Depth has just signed with Rockshots Records for the release of their second full-length album “Moments” hitting sales platforms around the world on August 28, 2020. Punchy and aggressive, fans who have been waiting since 2014’s EP “Perseverance”, are now rewarded with this 10 track album. “Moments” is a series of personal occasions in the band member’s lives that they are reliving through their music, from hard times to the anniversary of the band forming. In the band’s own words: “'Moments' is a way to celebrate relevant memories and episodes of everyday life while time passes by. Each aspect of the production has been taken care of with extreme attention to detail from song structure to the final master; nothing has been left to chance and we did our best to get out the most from each session during songwriting.” facebook.com/fromthedepthband/
Monday, July 6, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Check out some videos by the groove band Bagira (Багира) from Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Their latest video is for the song "Брат на брата." Below is their discography and biography. facebook.com/bagirarussia/
Check out a couple of videos by AnnaMaria (Philippines). They are a melodic death metal band. Go to their Facebook where they have some other links. It's not clear how much other music they have at this point. facebook.com/annamariadmofficial/
The black metal entity Inquisition (in Washington state, U.S.A.) has been working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith (2016). On July 3rd, 2020 they posted the message: "Album information later this year."