Upcoming Metal Releases 2/8/2015 – 2/14/2015
Here are the new metal releases for the week of 2/8/2015 – 2/14/2015. 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.
Gehennah's comeback EP Metal Police is getting released this week by Metal Blade. Ahamkara's The Embers of the Stars is also receiving a label-backed push by Bindrune Recordings. We jumped the gun on both. Click the respective links above for more information.
Call of the Void - Ageless | Relapse Records | Hardcore, sludge, grind | United States
A dense and weighty amalgamation of genres that amplifies a shared ferocity.
Death Karma - The History of Death & Burial Rituals part I | Iron Bonehead | Black metal, death metal | Czech Republic
This duo takes on death as a concept and explores how different cultures deal with the ultimate end. Stylistically all-over-the-map, but second-wave black metal and early death metal are big slices of the pie chart.
Related to: Cult of Fire, Zlo, Lykathea Aflame, Despise, Garbage Disposal, Solfernus
Manilla Road - The Blessed Curse | Golden Core Records | Heavy metal | United States
This cult-adored underground institution cuts their 17th full-length of unique epic metal. Out on Friday (February 13).
Related to: Hellwell, Masters of Disguise
Marduk - Frontschwein | Century Media Records | Black metal | Sweden
Now in their 25th year, these norsecore rippers keep the BPMs high and the trems ultra-distorted.
Related to: Abruptum, Death Wolf, Cardinal Sin, Funeral Mist, Triumphator, Rage Nucléaire, Repulsive Dissection, Angrepp, Demonical, Overtorture
Thulcandra - Ascension Lost | Napalm Records | Black metal | Germany
Frosty, though streaked by melo leads and given a death metal production.
Related to: Obscura, Helfahrt, Wraithcult, Haradwaith, Nargaroth
Abstracter - Wound Empire | Fragile Branch Recordings, COF Recordings, Sentient Ruin | Doom, sludge, crust | United States
Crusty longform crushers are tinged by doom-y melancholy and its meditative qualities.
Related to: Catapult the Dead, Buried at Birth
Dephosphorus & Haapoja - Collaboration LP | Handshake Inc., 7 Degrees Records, Nerve Altar | Grind / Black metal, hardcore | Greece / Finland
Astrogrinders Dephosphorus and blackened core batters Haapoja occasionally swap singers on this collabo dedicated to Jeff Hanneman.
Related to: Dephosphorus: Straighthate, Amnis Nihili, Dodsferd, Nadiwrath, Principality of Hell, Ravencult, Thou Art Lord, Abyssgale, Hordes of Decay, Plaguendgraves, Thy Darkened Shade
Dwell - Vermin and Ashes | Hells Headbangers Records | Death/doom | Denmark
Fetid death/doom using old school techniques and timbres (archaic synths, lo-fi production, etc.).
Related to: Cerekloth, Altar of Oblivion, Church Bizarre, The Vein, Victimizer, Kill, Woebegone Obscured, Glorior Belli, Horned Almighty, Battery
Lords of the Trident - Frostburn | Self-released | Power metal | United States
Powah Report: What looks like a tongue-in-cheek joke on the surface benefits from a keen understanding of the form. If you're looking for something more self-serious, there's Tanagra's None of This Is Real.
Mörti Viventi - The Day the Dead Returned... | UKEM Records | Thrash | United Kingdom
Riff-filled and nimble one-man thrash. Has a canny sense of hooks but dodges the typical traps. Out on Saturday (February 14).
The Order Of Apollyon - The Sword And The Dagger | Listenable Records | Blackened death metal | France
Transforms chunky death metal riffs by slathering on the dissonance.
Related to: Aosoth, Balrog, Genital Grinder, Aborted, Temple of Baal, Cruxifiction
Putrid Offal - Mature Necropsy | Kaotoxin Records | Death/grind | France
Stitched together in the image of old Carcass, these French grinders are releasing their first full-length despite a history stretching back to 1991.
Related to: Dehuman, Forlorn Emotion
The Vomiting Dinosaurs - Worship the Porcelain God | Grimoire Records | Death/grind | United States
Has an underlying thrashiness, both in the cheeky, crossover-esque lyrics and sharpened riffs.
Things We Missed:
• Black Metal
Damnation Winds - Tomb (USA, black metal)
Mondsaal - Eight Revelations (RUS, dark metal, weird)
• Death Metal
Abscession - Grave Offerings (SWE, death metal, OSDM)
Mutant Supremacy - Reincarnate (USA, death metal)
Offence - R.A.W. (POL, OSDM)
Putrisect - Chaos Awaits (USA, blackened death metal)
Trenchgrinder - Demo 2015 (USA, death/thrash)
Molior Superum - Electric Escapism (SWE, stoner rock)
Resonance Cascade - Resonance Cascade (SWE, grind, powerviolence)
• Heavy Metal
Terminal - Heavy Metal Lokomotiva (SWE, heavy metal)