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Desolator Lay Down “The Great Law of the Dead” (Song Premiere)
New death metal? New death metal. This Swedish outfit will release their first full-length in seven years next month -- stream the album's closing song now which features a guest solo by Nile guitarist Karl Sanders.
Symphonic Death Grooves: Foretoken’s “His Rage Made Manifest” (Song Premiere)
We unveil a fresh new single from Virginia melodic death metal duo Foretoken's upcoming debut release "Ruin" -- get ready to bump your knee, bop your head, or headbang in place.
We Miss Live Music: 250+ Metal Show Photos to Remind Us What It’s Like
IO Editor-in-Chief Andrew Rothmund moonlights as a show photographer (well, not right now of course) -- he's gathered his favorite images from 2019 onward (incl. Bell Witch, Heilung, Sleep, Cattle Decapitation, and more) to help rekindle memories and sensations of being right there.
Osi and the Jupiter’s New “Appalachia” EP is Ethereal Folk (Listen Now)
We unveil the new three-song EP from Ohio folk duo Osi and the Jupiter -- intensely minimal and subtly vivid, this release comprises a set of beautiful contrasts.
Editor’s Choice #3: Tumble Dry on High (or Die)
A two-hour black metal magnum opus is the selected soundtrack for this (far briefer) reflection on doing the laundry.
Black Magnet to Release Industrial Metal Debut via 20 Buck Spin (Stream New Single Now)
20 Buck Spin announced today the upcoming debut release of industrial-meets-extreme-metal crossover band Black Magnet -- you can listen to the first single from "Hallucination Scene" now.
Buried Realm’s “Overlord” Bows Only to the Mighty Riff
We've got a groove-laden new song from "Embodiment of the Divine," the upcoming Buried Realm album that also features guests of Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, and Obscura fame (just to name a few).
Amiensus’s Restorative Black Metal Breathes While “Drowned”
We unveil a new music video single from black metal quintet Amiensus -- this decade-long project has only two full-lengths, but a third (and mighty) one is coming later this year. Get a taste now.
Mystras’ “The Murder of Wat Tyler” is Black Metal That Sets Castles Ablaze
We're streaming a new Mystras song (a new black metal project from Spectral Lore's Ayloss) via a lyric video centered around the story of revolt-leading Middle Ages revolutionary.
Drouth’s “A Crown of Asphodels” Gives Life but Tempts Death
We're streaming the closing song from Portland black metal project Drouth's upcoming second full-length "Excerpts From a Dread Liturgy."