Here we go! A preview all of all the heavy metal, hard rock and hardcore I can find to get you ready for new release Friday. I use a combination of my own searching through bandcamp and theprp.com/releases to make sure I don’t miss anything important. If you’re just looking for a list I’d say go theprp that website has been on it for years. If you think your metal band should be previewed here you can email me information about your release at gmail the address is notpartofyourscene. You can also find me on twitter my personal no rules account is here and the website’s account is here.
Let’s get this party started.
Bloodbound – Slayer of Kinds
To start the day off let’s check off the power metal box early. Bloodbound has a new album coming out called Rise of the Dragon Empire from AFM Records, a German label that focuses on the traditional and power flavors of metal. The Warlock’s Trail is a power metal track that will be on their new album. It has a distinct fantasy heavy metal bend. Check it out on one of the links below.
Gore – Revanche
Revanche is a reworked album being released by Exile on Mainstream (one of the more cool record labels names in recent memory). Gore is an important band in extreme music history and their write up on Exile on Mainstreet’s website is worth a read. The song No Respect is linked below.
Zeal & Ardor – Live in London
The track I linked to below doesn’t sound too different from the recorded track except that it’s more than band leader Manuel Gagneux singing on it. I was lucky enough to see this band pretty early at Psycho Las Vegas. I hope they continue to build steam and are able to start developing a larger stage show which their concept I believe requires.
Accursed Spawn – Virulent Host
PRC Music is releasing Accursed Spawn’s new album this Friday and the reader will have to forgive me that it took this long for me to get to something that’s death metal. I’d be okay with brutal or technical at his point and Accursed Spawn finds a balance between the two. Check out their title track Virulent host below to get a taste of what Accursed Spawn has to offer on the March 22nd.
Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings
Nuclear Blast has a ton of Meshuggah reissues coming out being released on Friday. On the new music front they are releasing No More Hollywood Endings by Battle Beast a female lead power metal outfit. Check out their title track and music video below.
Sermon – Birth of the Marvelous
A new album from Prosthetic Records by a band I hadn’t heard of before writing this article, Sermon. Sermon’s song below sounds like fans of Tool and Dredg would enjoy it. I’m into it and will be checking out their new album come Friday. You can listen to The Descend on one of the links below.
That’s all for this week in the metal world. If I forgot something let me know on twitter @chrissarda or @npoys_. You can also tweet or email me if you think your band bleongs on this list.