"For The Heart, Soul and Mind", a brand new song from Croatian doom/Gothic metallers Ashes You Leave, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below - listen NOW! "For The Heart, Soul and Mind" comes off Ashes You Leave's sixth studio album, The Cure For Happiness, which is scheduled for release on November 29th worldwide via Rock N Growl Records.
Central Canadian black metal duo Wilt - comprised of Jordan Dorge (Laika) and Brett Goodchild - has officially released their self-titled EP. Black metal has never sounded so dark and deprived. This EP will take you on a visceral journey into your mind and into the crevices of the Earth. With influences rooting from Winterfylleth, Woods Of Ypres, Altar Of Plagues, Nachmystium and many more, they hinder their own true and unique sound to Canadian black metal.
Breaking out onto the music scene with a style that's completely their own, Sheffield, UK born and bred quartet Inherit The Stars are an explosion of sound that should not be missed. With all four members already being well-acquainted with the stage, their live shows ooze energy, creating an impressive gigging experience. Listing some of their major influences as bands such as Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend, Enter Shikari and Chiodos, Inherit The Stars are most recognizably for their powerful rock riffs, lulling string arrangements, adrenaline-filled synth lines and distinctive choruses.
A progressive melodic deathcore band is the most accurate way to describe A Wanted Awakening, a quintet from Lowell, Massachusetts. The band's debut release was an EP titled Rebirth (July 2011) which appealed to fans across the world, with downloads from Europe to Southeast Asia. The band had already attained local popularity as they have become a force in the New England music scene over the years> Known for their high intensity live performances, this was never more on display than in the past year, playing sets at the 2011 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, 2011 Rock & Shock Festival, and 2012 Summer Slaughter Tour.
Listenable Records have set November 26th as the release date for the debut from Paris-based rockers Sticky Boys, entitled This is Rock n' Roll. Album tracks "Bang that Head" and "Girls in the City" are streaming at online - check them out below!
The self-titled release from Montreal extreme metal veterans Cryptopsy is now available throughout North America via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revolution Harmony/Candlelight Records. To celebrate the widespread release of the album that marks a furious return to the band's tech-minded roots, the album is streaming in its entirety online - LISTEN BELOW!
Parlour Tricks (Columbia, SC) is excited to announce their debut Self-Titled album is out today. The album is available for digital purchase on Amazon and iTunes as well as streaming on Rdio and Spotify. Look for vinyl from the band in early 2013. You can stream the entire album on Soundcloud with emphasis on the tracks "Cathedral" and "Radio Out" - listen below NOW!
Bieler Bros. Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Bullet Saints and the release of their debut single "Hellbound" featuring Virus and Tripp from Dope and Twisted Method fame. Bullet Saints are a no holds barred, kick ass rock band from Nashville and their new single is already making waves at radio in the US. Bullet Saints are best described as Guns N' Roses for NASCAR fans!
French black metal threat Hell Militia are streaming Jacob's Ladder in it's entirety online - listen to it just below! The band's newest opus, featuring eight tracks of cryptic, dissonant black metal will be out in North America on November 20th. Jacob's Ladder is available in CD and LP (with download card).
The 3-Disc deluxe reissue of Death's landmark, genre-defining album, Spiritual Healing is currently streaming online - listen LISTEN BELOW! Originally released in 1990, Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band.
Metal Blade/Rise Above has released the re-issue of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats debut, Blood Lust, today in North America. The album has rocked an unsuspecting underground metal community in Europe for the past two years and the psychedelic sounds are beginning to ooze into North America. To help North Americans catch with an album that's been fermenting for some time across the Atlantic, Metal Blade has teamed is offering an exclusive full album stream of from November 19th through November 26th. Listen to the album now below!
Gaggle of Cocks have been prevalent in the New York City music scene for about an entire decade now. The band has had its share of ups and downs and twists and turns, but they've again returned with a new lineup and a new album to boot. The latest release is entitled Low Class Trendsetter and was recorded at Riverfront Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with producers Stacy O'Dell and Pat Harrington.
The band's latest album, The Abrogation, was issued by Lavadome productions this June and represents an unmercifully skillful onslaught of Brazilian/Floridian-style death metal. If you haven't heard The Abrogation yet, it's about time to listen to it and update your top 2012 extreme death metal lists now - stream the album below!
Acrimonious has debuted the second song from their upcoming album, Sunyata. "The Hollow Wedjat", the fifth track from the full-length is available for streaming below! Typhonian occult metallers Acrimonious return with with a new rock-influenced and ritual-driven black metal release, wrapped in a classic heavy metal feeling. The band's second full-length is due to be released on Agonia Records on the November 28th in Europe and February 5th in the USA.
Amidst the punk revival permeating the streets of Los Angeles, lie Criminal Hygiene. Grab a download of their first singe "Blak Water" today!
Harkening back to 90's hardcore/noise rock, Grand Rapids, MI based Jowls are a breath of fresh air on their debut as a trio. Originally formed as a duo from the ashes of Victor Fix The Sun the band recorded a demo and split 7" with fellow Michigan rockers, The Reptilian. In late 2011 the duo officially expanded with the addition of bassist John Harmon who played in Chicago noise rock band, Cloud Mouth. With that sprung the Cursed recordings, which show a tremendous refinement in sound and scope.
Virginia's War Torn Angel has released their cover of Story Of The Year's "Until The Day I Die". The cover may be found on YouTube and streamed right below! War Torn Angel will enter the studio this coming Spring to record a new EP. War Torn Angel is a six-piece metal band hailing from Bluefield, Virginia. The current lineup has been together for almost a year.
The Algorithm is now streaming their debut album Polymorphic Code online - listen to it below! Set for release on November 19, 2012, this album is not only wildly inventive and groundbreaking, it challenges the very existence of genre classifications and scenes all together. Be warned, there is a strong possibility that this will make you eat your own face.
Bloodnstuff have just debuted their new single "Give Me A Call" from their freshman self-titled LP online. Check out the Minneapolis power duo's new single today by either streaming or downloading it here - see links/player above! Looks can be deceiving, as the output of these two creatives is an amalgamation of all things hard, fun and fast.
From the nation's capital (that's the Canadian capital of Ottawa) comes Project Mars. The band began in a fairly conventional way, just some small talk between three co-workers at a restaurant who all shared a mutual interest in music. The group started out under the name Sound Addiction, then evolved into a power trio and then into the current alternative rock band Project Mars. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned at the beginning for Project Mars, as a mix of unforseen circumstances led to the dissolution of the group after only three years.