MUSIC VIDEO: "Self Hatred" Premiere from WITHIN DESTRUCTION Sept. 21, 2018

"Unique Leader is proud to announce the addition of Slovenian true slam act WITHIN DESTRUCTION to their ever expanding roster. The group...will be reissuing their absolutely savage 2018 release Deathwish worldwide on October 12th... Featuring WITHIN DESTRUCTIONs most inspired and relentlessly brutal...

STREAM: Listen to the Folk Metal of GWYDION (FFO Ensiferum) Sept. 21, 2018

Gwydion is a folk meta/melodeath band that operates in the same vein as Ensiferum and Amon Amarth. From the triumphant riffs and energetic pace to the viking-inspired lyrics, you'll be looking for a horse and helmet. Thirteen is the band's fourth album (not thirteenth). Listen to the full album play...

FRESH TRACKS: Prepare Yourself for SEROC's Best Album Yet Sept. 21, 2018

"The Phobos/Deimos Suite revives the tech-death style of the late 90s/early 2000s and includes ten devastating and mind-melting tracks! Featuring current members of First Fragment, Chthe'ilist, Funebrarum, Benighted Sutrah, international combo Serocs is pure neural ecstasy! The album takes inspira...

STREAM: Rebellious Black Metal from Italy's PERPETUUM MOBILE Sept. 21, 2018

"Hailing from Italy, Perpetuum Mobile is a newly formed black metal/hardcore punk project. This EP is an enigmatic concept album about mystic Dionysius Andreas Freher's opus "Paradoxa Emblemata". Each track covers one (or more) emblem(s) of the "Paradoxa", with lyrics arranged from each emblem's ins...

STREAM: Instrumental Progressive Metal from BANGLADEAFY Sept. 21, 2018

"New York City-based tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY has completed their long-awaited debut album, Ribboncutter, now confirmed for digital, vinyl, and CD release through Nefarious Industries this fall. The bass and drum tech-metal duo BANGLADEAFY has always had a reputation for filling a lot of sonic spa...

STREAM: Symphonic Black Metal from ETERNAL FORTRESS Sept. 20, 2018

"Enchanted Woods of Sorrow"= is by far the most promising new demo of Summoning-adjacent symphonic epic black metal to be heard this year. From classic nostalgic dungeon-synth tones to driving and catchy guitar melodies, this release delivers everything one could hope for in this magical realm of hi...

STREAM: Death and Grind from XENO OOZE Sept. 20, 2018

Xeno Ooze is a death metal and grindcore band based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The group features Brennan of hardcore band American Standards, but features a sound that is FAR more extreme. Listen to their new album DemOoze '18 below. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to share it with others to ...

STREAM: Diverse Dark Ambient from NECROMISHKA Sept. 20, 2018

Necromishka is the combined effort of Tamar Singer (Cruel Wonders, Zeresh) and husband Michael Zolotov (Kadaver, Heathen harvest periodical). Their sound is reportedly influenced by very a diverse range of bands and projects including Sun o))), Swans, Death in June, Nadja, and Coil. The Space Betwee...

MUSIC VIDEO: "The Cicada Tree" from BYZANTINE Sept. 19, 2018

After releasing their latest album, The Cicada Tree, last year to critical acclaim, Byzantine is now launching a new video for the record's title track! Directed by Holly Mollohan / Screaming Butterfly Entertainment, the clip for "The Cicada Tree" can be viewed below. Vocalist/Guitarist Chris "OJ" ...

STREAM: Brazillian Death Metal from GUTTED SOULS Sept. 19, 2018

Want some90's styled death metal mixed with influences of the likes of Dying Fetus and Obscura? If so, you'll want to peep Rio De Janeiro's Gutted Souls. Often compared to the likes of Suffocation, Immolation and Deicide, their latest album The Illusion of Freedom is intensely heavy and filled with ...

STREAM: Post-Hardcore and Math Rock from CARNIVAL GHOSTS Sept. 19, 2018

Another fantastic recommendation from the always impressive Mathcore Index. If you are a fan of mournful post-hardcore and techy, indie-flavored math rock, this may be one of the best of 2018. Pull up a beanbag, turn down the lights, and drift away to Charitable Design from Florida's Carnival Ghosts...

STREAM: Diverse, Atmospheric Music from HÖSTBLOD Sept. 19, 2018

"Like a bolt of lightning literally out of the blue, HSTBLOD's Mrkrets Intg arrives without warning but carries with it an electricity all its own. With no other recordings to the HSTBLOD, this mysterious entity puts forth a monument that artfully straddles extremes: despair and beauty, purity and u...

STREAM: Norwegian Death Metal from SEPULCHER Sept. 18, 2018

"Once again ever aptly titled, Panoptic Horror throws obscene and malformed shapes at the listener - sometimes at a more rapid pace than the debut, other times more patiently parceled out - whipping everything into a delirium-inducing sort of hysteria that's both unsettling and strangely alluring. I...

FRESH TRACKS: "Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master" from BENIGHTED Sept. 18, 2018

Hot on the heels of 2017's excellent Necrobreed, French technical death metal crew Benighted have released another single from their upcoming EP Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master. This title track is definitely my favorite so far. The album is due out October 12th via Season Of Mist. Listen ...

STREAM: New Split between HADEAN and EHNAHRE Sept. 18, 2018

This is the new collaborative splite featuring the combined efforts of Massachusetts experimental progressive bands Hadean and Ehnahre. Together they have crafted a new release made up of one highly explorative, expansive track. Give it a listen below and see me raving about Hadean's previous album ...

STREAM: Atmospheric, Blackened Death Metal from DALKHU Sept. 17, 2018

I was a big fan of Slovenian blackened death metal crew Dalkhu's previous album, and was pleased to find out that today they dropped a follow-up via Godz ov War. The band combines death metal with depressive atmosphere and some folk aesthetics to craft a highly immersive experience. More info and st...

STREAM: West Coast Thrash Metal from CULTURAL WARFARE Sept. 17, 2018

"Cultural Warfare create music that stays true to the classic Bay Area sound of its time while creating a modern twist in the music to create a melodic, yet aggressive sound. With all five members of the band having long standing roots in the Bay Area back to the golden age of thrash metal, Cultural...

STREAM: Death Metal from Ottawa's OMINOUS ECLIPSE Sept. 14, 2018

A very ambitious band passionate about writing and playing extreme music, Ottawa ONs OMINOUS ECLIPSE draws their inspiration from a wide variety of genres to create a unique hybrid sound with death metal being the main aspect combined with elements of thrash, groove, black, melodic, etc. Active sinc...

STREAM: Progressive Death Metal from ANISOPTERA Sept. 14, 2018

"Float like a dragonfly, sting like a bee. Thats probably how Anisoptera prefer to think of the legendary Ali quote, as they explore the wonders of this carnivorous insect on their dbut full-length through the medium of progressive death metal. Spawn of Odonata lands straight in the middle of the Ca...

STREAM: Vicious Black Metal from Chile/Sweden's XALPEN Sept. 13, 2018

"Xalpen is a raw Black Metalmanifestation which emerges with real conviction and complete devotion by channeling ritualistic vibrations within the black arts and the spiritual development. Guided by ancestral traditions of ancient occult knowledge. Euphoria, ecstasy, trance and satanic commitment ha...

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