Upcoming Metal Releases 2/1/2015 – 2/7/2015
Here are the new metal releases for the week of 2/1/2015 – 2/7/2015. Release dates are formatted according to proposed North American scheduling, if available. Expect to see the bulk of these records on shelves or distros on Tuesday unless otherwise noted. Blurbs and designations are based on available promotional material and perceived buzz.
See something we missed? Goofs? Let us know in the comments. Plus, as always, feel free to post your own shopping lists. Happy digging.
Dead In The Manger - Cessation | 20 Buck Spin | Black metal, death/grind | International
Operating under anonymity, this batterer blasts through angular and blackened riffage.
Fulgora - Stratagem | Housecore Records | Death metal, death/grind, metallic hardcore | United States
Fuses grinding death metal with metallic hardcore, but emphasizes serpentine runs and speed over slams.
Related to: Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Misery Index, Criminal Element
Solefald - World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud | Indie Recordings | Avant-garde, black metal | Norway
An all-over-the-place concept album that finds fresh ground while maintaining the Solefald voice. Find older material here.
Related to: Age of Silence, Borknagar, Sturmgeist, G.U.T.
0 X í S T - One Eon | Death Shrine Offerings | Doom, death/doom | Finland
Takes the Finnish death/doom crawl and it gives a Triptykon type of darkness. Out on Wednesday (February 4).
Related to: Let Me Dream, Saattue
Heaving Earth - Denouncing the Holy Throne | Lavadome Productions | Death metal | Czech Republic
Tremnado warning: The Morbid Angel-derived guitar acrobatics are in full effect.
Related to: Brutally Deceased, Ingrowing, Supreme Conception, Ahumado Granujo, Despise, Feeble Minded
Luciferian - The Path of the Burning Serpent | Satan's Retaliation Productions | Black metal | Columbia
Riff-heavy melodic black metal that makes use of its production values.
Related to: Twilight Glimmer, Blood of Tyrants
Mokoma - Elävien Kirjoihin | Self-released | Thrash, hard rock | Finland
Big in their home nation, Mokoma do a melancholic take on modern thrash mixed with hard rock.
Related to: Mind Riot, The Machete, Slumgudgeon
Norman Shores - Le Tombeau De Brume | Ossuaire Records | Black metal | France
Buries older, French-in-flavor melodies under a thick buzz.
Related to: Aurvandil, Obscurité, Quintessence, Angmar, Sickbag, The Bottle Doom Lazy Band
U.D.O. - Decadent | AFM Records | Heavy metal | Germany
Udo Dirkschneider, one of the most recognizable voices in metal, stitches together another set of straight-up heavy metal.
Related to: Accept, Bullet, Everlost, Flash of Aggression, Shadow Host, Merging Flare, Elenium
Things We Missed:
• Black Metal
Devilish Impressions - Adventvs (POL, symphonic black metal)
Howls of Ebb - Vigils Of The 3rd Eye (USA, blackened death metal)
Ur Draugr - The Wretched Ascetic (AUS, blackened death metal)
• Death Metal
Genocide Pact - Desecration (USA, death metal, hardcore)
Birnam Wood - Birnam Wood (USA, stoner, doom)
Spiralism - Chakras (FIN, post-metal, prog, hard rock)
Pleasure Cross - Wait for the End (USA, grind, powerviolence)
Graves - Fides Ad Nauseam (NZL, hardcore, crust, grind)
Iron Fist - Boneshaker (USA, hardcore, heavy metal)
A Life of Torment - Fracture / Conscious (USA, sludge, metallic hardcore)
Gehennah - Four Knuckle Facelift (SWE, thrash, punk, black metal)