Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns Sept. 11, 2017

Where Hatred Dwells And Darkness Reigns
by Zornheym

The Pitch: Epic symphonic black metal (with a real deal string orchestra and choir) from Sweden's Zornheym and the support of Non Serviam Records. Featuring formerand current members of Devian, Dark Funeral, Diabolical, and Facebreaker. FFO: Dimmu Borgir, Carach Angren, Cradle of Filth What I Like:...

Birth Of The Monolith Sept. 11, 2017

Birth Of The Monolith
by Birth Of The Monolith

The Pitch: Drifting, dark, post-metal EP fromBirth of the Monolith of Siberia. FFO: Sonance, Oskoreien, Deadspace What I Like: Birth of the Monolith lives up to regional stereotypes given its frosty exterior. I've never been to Russia, but I feel like this EP gives me a taste of its dark and length...

Will To Power Sept. 8, 2017

Will To Power
by Arch Enemy

The Pitch: "Following in the steps of their most acclaimed album to date, War Eternal, which saw the band reach their highest charts in the US and Germany to date, Will To Power will continue to smash records rightfully earning Arch Enemy their seat at the table of heavy metal royalty." Via Century ...

INTERVIEW: Chicago's GIGAN Sept. 8, 2017

Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence
by Gigan

Gigan is a technical, psychodelic death metal band based out of Chicago, IL. I was turned onto these guys a few years ago, and they are severely underrated. If you like your death metal on the insane side like Artificial Brain, Gorguts, Coma Cluster Void, etc. then you need to know this band. Their ...

Noc Lekkich Obyczajów Sept. 7, 2017

Noc Lekkich Obyczajów
by Biesy

The Pitch: Biesy ("fiends") off of Third Eye Temple is the new black/death metal project out of Poland supported by members of Outre and Odraza. FFO Schammasch, Outre, Ulsect What I Like: Some black metal albums burst forth from the abyss like a flurry of razor-wielding harpies, others rise slowly ...

Demiurge Asceticism Sept. 7, 2017

Demiurge Asceticism
by Devil's Emissary

The Pitch: Polish blackened death metal band Devil's Emissary deliver a new mini-album viaThird Eye Temple. "Demiurge Asceticismcontains nearly 20 minutes of lunatic incantations, divided into three anthems praising the Harvester of Worlds the great Swallower of Suns....shrouded in the left hand pa...

Call Of The North Sept. 6, 2017

Call Of The North
by Havamal

The Pitch: Melodic death, black, and folk metal from Swedish band Havamal. FFO: Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Moonsorrow What I Like: I'm super impressed with the production on this album. For a small release that seemingly came out of nowhere, it was clear as early as the epic synth intro that Havamal h...

A Spire Silent Sept. 6, 2017

A Spire Silent
by Arctos

The Pitch: Black metal from Canadian band Arctos. "A Spire Silent is an exploration of disillusionment and follows the journey of those few who find the strength to persevere amidst hopelessness and despair. Inspired by the Godless wastelands of Northern Alberta as well as the jagged monoliths of th...

Debt Sept. 5, 2017

Debt
by Helpless

The Pitch: Released via Holy Roar Records, the new record from UK's Helpless is "a fast and furious glimpse into their world of dissonance, rage and chaos." Hardcore and grindcore FFO: Gaza, Nails, Full of Hell, Elder Devil. What I Like: 2017 has been a pretty good year for bands that can't make up...

Dodecaedro Sept. 5, 2017

Dodecaedro
by Glass Mind

The Pitch: The US release of Mexico City progressive metal band Glass Mind's Dodecaedro via Rockshots Records. "Trying to describe Glass Minds music is like trying to count the grains of sand on a beach; this is quantum music for a quantum universe, mixing metal, jazz, ethnic and more. Glass Mind kn...

Trigger Warning: A Political Take on 'Only Death Is Real' Sept. 4, 2017

Only Death Is Real
by Stray From The Path

Given the nature of this album and my reactions to it, it makes sense for me to divide up this review a little bit differently than usual. For those of you, often myself included, who prefer to keep the politics out of their music; go ahead and skip down to the music section. However, theres really ...

Unshaped Thoughts With Eyes Unbound Sept. 1, 2017

Unshaped Thoughts With Eyes Unbound
by Hedger

The Pitch: The DIY spirit lives on with energetic Berlin math rock/post-hardcore group Hedger. Expanding their previous 3-song EP into a full length debut, it's as good a time as any to check them out. FFO: Fugazi, Sinatra, Poison The Well What I Like: In addition to having a soft spot for this ear...

Codex Omega Sept. 1, 2017

Codex Omega
by Septicflesh

The Pitch: Season of Mist and Prosthetic Records bring us the latest album from Greece's premiere symphonic death metal band, Septicflesh. "Although the biblical omega marks the end, Septicflesh on the contrary are reaching their current peak with 'Codex Omega', an album that clearly witnesses the G...

Metal Trenches Volume III Compilation Sept. 1, 2017

Metal Trenches Volume III
by Metal Trenches

Metal Trenches presents their third compilation album featuring music from 20 different artists from across metal subgenres. Everyone featured on this sampler is either unsigned or on a small label, in keeping with our mission statement to get the word out for those lesser known bands. Stream it bel...

Collective: The Shape of He to Come Aug. 31, 2017

Collective: The Shape of He to Come
by Botanist

The Pitch: The first part of a new album series from San Francisco's guitarless, hammered dulcimer-focused black metal project, Botanist. "The origins of The Shape of He to Come came from my desire to give all the members of Botanist live the opportunity to contribute to a studio record; to give the...

Znoi Aug. 30, 2017

Znoi
by Haze of Summer

The Pitch:Znoi is the debut album of post-black metal project Haze of Summer from Podolsk, Russia. It was record in summer 2016 with the participation of musicians from Arkona, Grace Disgraced, Logic Event, Golos Omeriki and Izmoroz. FFO: Vattnet Viskar, Deafheaven What I Like: For me, the most imp...

Call of the Wild Aug. 29, 2017

Call of the Wild
by Them Broads

The Pitch: Sharing members with Zilf, get your concentrated daily dose of hardcore from UK group Them Broads. FFO: Every Time I Die, Great American Ghost, Trap Them What I Like: When it comes to hardcore, less is generally more. Them Broads seem to grasp this concept when it comes to their latest 3...

Further Nowhere Aug. 28, 2017

Further Nowhere
by Cold Insight

The Pitch: French melodic, progressive death metal solo project Cold Insight delivers moody, atmospheric music that will appeal to fans of Be'lakor, Insomnium, and Silence Lies Fear What I Like: It only took a minute or two of listening to start thinking about Be'lakor. The music of Cold Insight no...

Underneath a Melting Sky Aug. 25, 2017

Underneath a Melting Sky
by Inanimate Existence

The Pitch: Nashville's up and coming progressive death metal band Inanimate Existence returns from last year's excellent Calling From A Dream with their 4th full length album through The Artisan Era. FFO: Alkaloid, The Ritual Aura, Opeth What I Like: It's been a little while since I listened to the...

II: Become The Storm Aug. 25, 2017

II: Become The Storm
by Brendon Small's Galaktikon

The Pitch: Brendon Small, creator of Metalocalypse and mastermind behind Dethklok, returns with for a second album with his Galaktikon project. FFO: The Devin Townsend Project, Dethklok, Alkaloid What I Like: I'm not sure how many people are still unaware of this, but Brendon is a college-trained m...

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