Sunday, May 31, 2020
Check out the new song "Century of Entitlement' by the Dutch thrashers USURPER from the 1980s but active again since 2016. Below is the band's biography. The new album is called Evilution and it will be out on June 12th, 2020. This new song is posted on YouTube, and if you like the song and want to find out more check the Facebook pages below for more information about hearing more new songs or about getting the new album. facebook.com/Usurper-NL-954605854629414/ facebook.com/nodustrecords/
Listen the opening song from Chaos Raining by the Lord, whose newest music comes out on June 12th, 2020. Metal Archives shows that there are at least eight bands listed as Lord, including three from the United States, but this Lord is from Australia and was formed in 2003, and they have a rather active discography, as you can see below, where you will some of the interesting official information about the band.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Watch two official music videos from the upcoming album La Bestia by longtime Canadian thrashers Anonymus. The band began in 1989 and they have ten studio albums (according to Metal Archives) before this new one. Their discography shows a constant output of albums and they have done more than 1500 concerts. They have songs in French, English, Spanish and who knows what other languages. The new album, as you can tell, should be immediately comprehensible to Spanish-speaking thrash fans. La Bestia comes out on June 12th, 2020. facebook.com/anonymusmetal/
Listen now to the title track from the album Something in the Water by League of Corruption, a Canadian band devoted to perfecting the sound of contemporary swamp rock and roll. The official information below points out that they love Corrosion of Conformity, Lynyrd Skynyrd and all things Zakk Wylde, for a stoner doom sound based on slow-burn, thick, simple riffs and that big-belly hollering that fans have come to expect. The album comes out on June 12th, 2020 and below is the Bandcamp link to everything League of Corruption.
Here are some songs from the new album The New Prophecy by the German band Ancient Curse. Their sound converges various strands, like traditional heavy metal, progressive tendencies, power metal, and a bit of thrash/crunch/groove. The band began in the 1980s, and Metal Archives shows two albums in the 1990s, too. To find out more about the album, check the Facebook page at the bottom. facebook.com/Ancient-Curse-417582438351759/
Hear the new album Mob Justice by New Jersey, U.S. hardcore thrashers Paralysis, released on May 29th, 2020. Metal Archives shows that the band has been active for some ten years now, and they have six releases in total, including this one. The band will appeal especially to fans of crossover thrash in the old-school style of the 1980s, when punk rock and heavy metal met for a sharper, tighter, wilder sound that ever since then has been the cause of contact-sport physical friendly fun in the mosh pit.
Listen to the entire new album History by the returning cult Greek band NORTHWIND. This is the follow-up to the band's second album Mythology from 1987. That is only 33 years ago, but who's counting?! Expect old-school heavy metal based on the greats of hard, heavy, classic rock. The band's debut album was released in 1982; therefore, the 1970s and the 1980s cannot but be present in some form, and this is classic-style done in 2020. Fans of the golden-oldie heavy metal with anthemic sensibilities might find a gem in the Greek band. Do not imagine any attempts to be contemporary in the sense of trying to copy fashions and trends from right now. Expect rocking, bluesy guitar riffs and catchy hooks. That's Northwind's interpretation of classic rock in 2020. Here is the official information about the band and new album.
Friday, May 29, 2020
This is a reminder that May 29th, 2020 is the release day for Isolate, the new album by the hardcore band Deathbreaker (Facedown Records) from the state of Washington, U.S. Their approach to hardcore focuses on emphasizing heaviness, as if the band has searched for some of the heaviest tones available on the guitar and goes for it. Even though there are places where speed is utilized and the band comes close to death metal-like sounds in certain spots, speed is generally not the main, overriding objective. Heaviness is. From there, things getting harsher. The music has a certain stop/start quality and the use of guitar squeals adds a rough dimension to the sound. It’s meant to sound ugly and it does, but to the fans of the heavy hardcore, the fans that want it ugly, angry and brutish, this is the U.S. hardcore of 2020: bitter, abrasive and grooving. Here are some songs for you to hear, and if you enjoy it, remember to go the band's Facebook page for more information. facebook.com/DeathbreakerBand/ orcd.co/isolate
May 29th, 2020 is the release day for the album Constellation by STARGAZERY (Finland), a progressive heavy metal band in the traditional/classic style with singing. Here are three songs from the album. If you enjoy the quality of the music, check the Facebook and label pages below for more information. facebook.com/stargazery puresteel-records.com/news/view/5380/STARGAZERY_Constellation_CD_and_limited_Vinyl_edition_officially_released
Atavistia The Winter Way 29 May 2020
Ancillotti Hell on Earth Pure Steel Records May 29th 2020 facebook.com/AncillottiBand
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
MADHOUSE (Germany) is set to return with a new studio album called Braindead scheduled for the 12th of June, 2020. They have a new song called "Never Say Die" that you can hear on their Facebook page. Below you will also find some older songs from their 2018 album Metal or Die. As you will read in the official information, they were active in the 1980s, then disappeared in the 1990s, but since 2014 they are active again, and now have two studio albums for the fans of the old-school heavy/thrash metal. facebook.com/hellbangershamburg/
Watch the official music video by the progressive band Jupiter Hollow, which the official information says is "For fans of Tool, Rush, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, Tesseract, The Contortionists, Karnivool & Rishloo." Their June 12th, 2020 album is called Bereavement. Below is some official information about the band, along with a second track from the album. WARNING: Parental guidance: The official music video contains violence/fighting that you might not consider appropriate for sensitive or younger viewers. facebook.com/JupiterHollowOfficial/
"Isolated Dumping Grounds" is the song that Obscene has playing now at the Bandcamp page below ahead of the June 12th, 2020 release of their first album The Inhabitable Dark. Some reviews ahead of the release have been saying, in the usual ridiculous language that reviewers and fans like: "I hear honest real old school death metal here, played from the heart and with the enthusiasm that only experienced gravediggers have" (Deadly Storm zine); and "Well made DM, contains the essential that we all want strength, combination of fast and not so fast themes, chaotic lyrics, recommended for fans of Asphyx, of the first Pestilence, Nominon, and also of the Swedish Verminous." (From Beyond Metal Fanzine); "But as fast and furious as the song is, you’ll see how beautifully constructed it is — segmented by skull-busting grooves, sharp shifts in riffing, and the creation of a certain kind of coherent atmosphere — one of awe-inspiring grandeur mixed with feeding-frenzy ferocity" (NO CLEAN SINGING). Imagery exaggeration aside, this U.S. band should be of interest to customers into straightforward, headbanging death metal. Below is the official release information.
Listen to a song from the upcoming June 6h, 2020 album The Shrine of Deterioration by ABOVE AURORA (Poland/Iceland). The extreme band seeks a "hypnotic" and "trance" sound, as you will read in the official information and hear in the song below. facebook.com/aboveaurorapl/
Listen to a new song from the upcoming June 6th, 2020 album Torn Away the Remains of Dasein by Kult Mogił. The Polish band declares simply that they want a more direct, hard-hitting style of death metal, and from the song you will be able to tell that. Here is the official information about the band and album. facebook.com/kultmogil/
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Junkowl is Canadian "groove metal, stoner, and hardcore." Add "sludgy, angry, rude, obscene" to it, and that pretty much describes the sound. Listen to two songs from the June 5th, 2020 album Making Out With My Death that are posted on the Bandcamp page. Their music is ugly but it's because "how ugly the world" for them is. Ugly inside, ugly outside, ugly band, ugly music, ugly world = perfection, right?!! Listen for yourself if you are not offended by lots of cursing and angry grooves.
Ahead of their June 5th, 2020 album The Fates the band WITCHES has a song available called "We Are," which is the opening song from the album. WITCHES formed back in 1986 and did several demos in the 1980s, continued active throughout the years with some breaks in between. The new album, according to Metal Archives, follows up a couple of EPs from 2015 and 2016. Below is some official information about the band. Below the new song is an older live performance video that is posted on YouTube. facebook.com/witches.fr/
And now for something noisy and without guitars. Gorlvsh is for fans of punk hardcore chaotic obnoxious sounds. You might wonder if they are trying to annoy the living daylights out of you or just amusing themselves going, "Does anybody in this band even know where this so-called song is going?!! Whatever, just keep playing and screaming and we'll figure it out later!" Basically, this is a guitarless interpretation of punk rock noise. It's "different" for sure! The Bandcamp page does not seem to have any new music there, but here's a track from YouTube. June 5th, 2020 is the day for their recording New City Vibes. Below is the official information about this Canadian band of grasshoppers. facebook.com/gorlvshmtl/
The new album by AZZIARD is called Liber Secondus - Exégèse and it releases on June 5th, 2020. It looks like the Bandcamp page does not yet have the new music on it, but below you will find two tracks from YouTube that do come from the new album. Before the videos, here is some official information about the entity, which Metal Archives says it is a France-based enterprise.
The band’s new concept is based on a mix of Carl Gustav Jung works and the deep, dark instincts of the human species. It explores the complexity of the human psyche and its metaphysical aspects, the archetypes of collective unconsciousness, and the process of individualisation responsible for the decadence of our civilisation. Each man has a fundamental evil side, a side that is longing to be expressed. Métampsychose is the first opus of a new cycle of 3 albums based on the Red Book of Carl Jung which explores, over the course of several nights, the nightmares and phantasms that haunt the main character in his quest to find a master that will allow him to cede to his darkest desires and descend completely into the evil that inhabits him. Humanity is about to be dismissed by its own actions. Azziard - "The Scarlet Man" (Official Streaming Video) 2020 Azziard - "Images of the Wanderer" (Official Music Video) 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Listen to five out of the ten tracks that make up the new DEATH COURIER album called Necrotic Verses, scheduled for June 5th, 2020. DEATH COURIER is a Greek band that, says Metal Archives, was active from 1987-1993, and after 2009 has been active with different personnel, with vocalist/bassist Bill as the constant member throughout the years. For more information, read the official information below.
Texas-based SARPA already has two songs available from the upcoming June 5th, 2020 recording called Solivagus. As you will read in the official information below, this entity appears to be a one-person project by David Baxter, who, according to Metal Archives, drummed for Skrew (which for an older generation in Texas sort of became known as an offshoot from Angkor Wat, a cult band in the 1980s) from 2009 to 2013 and is involved in other musical endeavors. It appears that David Baxter does drumm programming, so it will be fun for fans to find out if this is drums, drum sampling/programming, and it also seems like Mr. Baxter is taking care of the other instruments on the recording.
Listen to two new songs by The Hallowed Catharsis (Canada) from their June 2nd, 2020 recording called Killowner. Metal Archives shows that this the band's fourth EP. THC is music for fans of the fast, brutal styles. Here's some official information about the band.
Check out the official music video for "Fragile Fixation" by Dyatlove (Canada). Their self-titled recording is out on May 29th, 2020. Here is the official information about the band, and an addition track from the new recording. facebook.com/dyatlovesounds/
Here are two audio tracks from the upcoming May 29th, 2020 EP Nomads by Held In Secret. If you enjoy heavy breakdowns, grooves, growling contrasted with melodic parts and singing, you might like the sound of this relatively new band from Canada. The makes an effort to keep the sound a little fresh, and fans of heavy grooving djenting styles might notice that. Below is the official information about the band and its release. facebook.com/HeldInSecret/
Listen now to two new songs by Paralysis from New Jersey, U.S. Their 2020 album Mob Justice--their sixth recording overall, according to Metal Archives--will release on May 29th, 2020. Even though this publication has missed the boat on this band, this year marks ten years of their activities as a band. Fans of straight-ahead, old-school mosh pit songs could discover the American band to be good a find for them.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Listen to a new song by the returning NORTHWIND (Greece). The new album is called History, and it follows up the band's second album Mythology from 33 years ago! Here is the official information about the band and new album that comes out on 29th of May, 2020. facebook.com/NorthwindbandGreece/
Doom fans, check out a new song now on Bandcamp by the exploratory project/entity WITNESSES (U.S.). Metal Archives shows that this is the fifth album. This time around the album is called Doom II and as you will tell from the song available, this will be of interest to those in search of morose sounds. The album is programmed for May 31st, 2020. Below is the official information.
Here are some videos from Fire From The Gods (U.S.). For fans new to the band, here is also their official biography. Their 2019 album is called American Sun. facebook.com/firefromthegods/