In case you haven’t been following, Singled Out is our new weekly column to round-up all of the singles and new tracks from the past week dropped by bands we cover. Consider this our weekly mix to help keep you all on top of the latest releases from across the metallic and progressive spectrums. We’ve got an awful lot of new music to cover this week from all over the place, so let’s forego the whole introductory setup today and just get to it. Let’s get singled out!
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George Kollias is a name that most death metal fans are probably familiar with. He’s the Greek drummer who helped defined the sound of Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile, and he’s also one of the fastest players of his instrument. Well, while his main project is working on their new album, he’s decided to get his guitar out and decided to make a solo album! And he does everything on the album, from the guitars to the vocals, and obviously, the drumming (there are a few guest solos from fellow musicians like Karl Sanders, Dallas Toller-Wade, Theodore Ziras and Rusty Cooley). Turns out he’s pretty good at everything! But the question is, can he differentiate himself from the music he normally makes, and regardless of his other output, does this album stand on its own as a good death metal album? Yeah.
The best Egyptian-themed technical death metal band out there is unquestionably Nile. Sure, you’d think it’s a niche way too small, but there is a surprising amount of those out there. But as I said, I don’t think anyone would question Nile created and won that game. Their ferocity and authenticity is unparalleled. Well, good news, as they’re releasing their eighth album this summer, and it will be titled What Should Not Be Unearthed. They’ve already talked about the album in some detail, so check it out after the jump!
Anyone who has spun a Nile record since 2005’s Annihilation of the Wicked is familiar with the percussion android that is George Kollias. Known primarily for his precision and blistering speed, Kollias elevated an already solid tech death band to a higher plain of brutality. Now, with four Nile records to his name, Kollias has decided to step forward from behind the kit and release Invictus, his first album as a solo-musician. Head past the jump to stream the album before it drops next week:
It’s no secret that Nile’s George Kollias is an absolute animal behind the drum kit and one of the most universally-respected names in the realm of mind-bending speed in death metal. What may have been lesser-known, however, is that he apparently knows how to play every instrument in a standard metal set up and has been working on solo material for years now! Lambgoat has the most recent stream of the song available, but we have it embedded below for your convenience.
Kollias will be releasing his debut solo album, Invictus, on May 18th and you can preorder it now on Season of Mist’s webstore. Fans can also now get a taste of what kind of riffs Kollias is bringing to the table with “Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead.” Head over the jump to check it out:
Hailing from Jerusalem, Israel (and Amsterdam currently), Melechesh have returned with their sixth LP entitled Enki which is set for a March 10th release. The band and Nuclear Blast Records have decided to go ahead and let fans check out the album in its entirety with an exclusive YouTube stream! After all, it’s been almost five years since the release of their previous record, The Epigenesis. Check it out below!
We’ve been excited for months about Relapse Records’ plans for 2015. Late last year, the label announced plans that throughout their 25th year of operation, they will be tapping into their extensive back catalog of records and re-pressing a selection of favorites that have long-since been out of print or are just now seeing vinyl release for the first time ever. The first round of represses have been announced and include influential albums from Human Remains, Pan.Thy.Monium, Amorphis, Incantation.
After the jump, be sure to check out cuts from each album. You may end up making an incredible musical discovery.
Nuclear Blast Records definitely stirred up quite a bit of excitement last week when they announced that 2015 would see new releases from tons of their roster’s heavy-hitters, including Slayer, Meshuggah, Testament, Immolation and Nile. Now with the promise of a new album from the South Carolina-native death metal band, Nile have also just revealed yesterday that they’re planning on touring Europe with Suffocation this fall!
Remember how back in school the kids whose last names started M-Z could show up later than the rest of you because it took a while to call the roll that far? That’s kind of how our two-part look at what your Heavy Blog is Heavy Staff is (really) listening to for the first weekend of November works. The stragglers show off their 3×3’s after the break.