Wednesday 13 will release a new EP this week, April 16th, 2021, Necrophaze – Antidote via Nuclear Blast. The EP contains two new songs and two covers from the shock rocker/industrial metaller including “Devil Inside” by INXS and “Films” by Gary Numan featuring Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper. Necrophaze – Antidote was produced by Devildriver guitarist Mike Sprietzer. Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release. The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s The Fog adorning the CD.
Post-Metal leaders Cult of Luna has announced a new EP, The Raging River via Red Creek (http://www.red-crk.com) – the band’s newly created record label, which will be physically distributed by Metal Blade Records (in North America) and Season of Mist (in Europe). The EP features a guest appearance by Mark Lanegan (solo, Mad Season, Screaming Trees). New music coming soon. Pre-orders are live at the link below.
Over thirty years ago, England’s own Carcass came to the scene and shared their glorification of grind and gore. The unhinged and manic sound they conjured found an audience and quickly gained popularity, along with their contemporaries Napalm Death and Godflesh. The surge of the extreme had its time in the sun, but after their 10 year hiatus, Carcass came back in a slightly different mood. In 2013, the group took their well-known viciousness and molded it in with more melody on their sixth full-length, Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast). They married Grindcore and Melodic Death Metal on that record which got a lot of attention and reminded everyone why these guys are such an original act. After seven years, the band is back again with their EP, Despicable (Nuclear Blast). In just four songs, Carcass takes their significant union of sounds and exemplifies them with new levels of pandemonium. Continue reading
Long-running Australian tech-death band Psycroptic are back with a new EP, The Watcher Of All, out on November 27 via Prosthetic Records (digital) and Agonia Records (12″ vinyl). The ever-evolving band has shared a new track titled “A Fragile Existence”, which is available now via Bandcamp and will be on all digital streaming services from tomorrow. In addition to the single, the band has also gifted fans with a music video crafted by long time collaborator Wilson Bambrick. Pre-orders are live at the link below. Watch the video now!
Australian Metallers King Parrot has dropped a new single, “Nor Is Yours” featuring Phil Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Superjoint, En Minor). The band recently announced their new EP Holed Up In The Lair, set for release on October 9th via Agonia Records in Europe. Housecore Records will release the EP in North America and Dead Set Recordings in Australia. Check out the track and pre-order the EP at the link below.
UK Heavy Rock band Black Tree Vultures has just shared a brand new animated lyric video, their first ever, for their new single “The Unforeseen”. The track comes from their forthcoming new EP III, due for release in early 2021. The EP was recorded in Spain with producer Will Maya (The Answer) in Los Rosales Studios. Watch it now!
Gospel and spiritual music inspired Black Metal artist Zeal & Ardor have announced a new EP titled Wake of a Nation on October 23, and they’ve put out two singles to showcase what’s in store. The titles of the first two singles, “Vigil” and “I Can’t Breathe,” are a statement on the current climate of race relations, protests, and police brutality and murder in the USA. You can hear the two tracks right now. All revenues from the track “I Can’t Breathe” will be donated according to the comment below. Continue reading
Badass Denver Thrash Metal band Hydraform has emerged victorious from the quarantine by dropping a fire new, self-titled EP today. The EP was produced by music legend Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down), and captures a more polished version of the raw essence of their sound, as they get ready to embark on their next chapter as a band. The band hunkered down during the start of the pandemic having just finished their shortened by a successful tour opening for legends like Overkill and Exhorder. Ghost Cult is pumped to share the debut of their new music video for the track ‘Chained’ right now! Continue reading
Foo Fighters have jump-started their new year with a new EP, another in their series of archival releases shared as a thank you to fans. The 00959525 EP is now avaialble to purchase and stream at all DSPs. You can hear it below. The band also has shared a few Instagram photos of the band apparently recording a new album. 2020 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut album. Continue reading
In the last decade or so, the state of Colorado has gifted the world with uncommonly exceptional, heavy bands. The Denver based act, Vale of Pnath is one of these young groups that have brought a fantastically particular Death Metal sound to the scene. With two full-length albums under their belt, the band is going back to the EP format for their newest release, Accursed (Willowtip Records). It’s been three years since their last record and this genre-dodging ensemble is finally bringing more of their innovative work to light.