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After more than eight years and some live footage, Skinless have flayed their fingers down to the bone to give us, the grateful (ha!) metal community, the official release of ‘Serpenticide‘. This is the first track to be released from their soon to be spun Relapse record Only The Ruthless Remain and fans of the band need not worry; this is Skinless at their very best, playing death metal with a gusto that only the best can muster. Listen to the track after the jump and prepare to lose a layer or two. View Full Article »


Death/grind/deathgrind heavyweights Maruta are prepping to drop an unhealthily heavy batch of tracks in less than two months, but we have a taster for you right now. ‘Hope Smasher’ comes hot off the heels of ‘Stand In Defeat’, with both tracks featuring on the upcoming Relapse release Remain Dystopian. Maruta are no strangers to Heavy Blog and to say that quite a few of us are eager in anticipation of this record would be selling it short. Head on over the jump to check the new song and get hyped with us party people.

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Not happy enough with their roster already — a roster that this year has already released some great records with several more to follow even this week! Relapse Records have just announced the signing of power grinders Magrudergrind. The Washington natives, now based out of Brooklyn, have already wrapped up recording their first full length in over five years and, if you weren’t wet enough already, Mr Kurt Ballou (Converge) is again the one responsible for the knobs and dials before Mr Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer) takes over to master. For more about the record and some examples of what we can be prepared for, check the jump. View Full Article »

Call Of The Void – Ageless

Call of the Void_Ageless

It takes time and effort to follow up a really great album. Thankfully for themselves, and fans alike, Denver’s Call Of The Void did not rush in to writing the follow up to the pretty stellar Dragged Down A Dead End Path. Ageless is the bands newest release through Relapse and with it carries the burden of such a notorious label. Will this album be regarded as Ageless further down the line? Maybe not, but it is a wholly aggressive and frill-free experience that will turn heads and opinions. View Full Article »


Not quite a week before its international release date, Call Of The Void have unleashed the full stream of their brand new full length, Ageless. If you were reading the blog just before Christmas we posted about the first track released and we liked it. We liked it a lot. If you too like your hardcore blackened and your sludge a little bit crusty then hop on over the jump and check it out.

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Just last week in regards to the announcement that Relapse Records’ had signed Graves at Sea, I said that the celebrated underground metal label’s “release plans for the year have been swelling seemingly by the week” and that their roster is growing to further establish the label’s dominance of the doom metal genre. Well, here we are another week into 2015 and we have another doom metal band joining the Relapse ranks!

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Primitive Man home

If 2015 didn’t quite get off to the start you were hoping for, Colorado’s own Primitive Man have announced the release of a brand new four track EP, Home Is Where The Hatred Is. Fans of the band should be salivating at the prospect of what will be a perfect post Christmas stocking filler. Get more information and the first taste of new music from this release after the jump. View Full Article »

Call of the Void

Last year saw Colorado residents Call Of The Void release Dragged Down A Dead End Path, an album which battered its way onto my year end list last year along side very esteemed company. The five piece slayed my ears with a vile medley of hardcore, grind and sludge, pulling together all the nasty parts of Converge and Nails together to break most of my bones in the process. The band have now released the first track from next years Ageless and it is a belter, to use a colloquial Scottish term. Check the stream of ‘Cold Hands’ after the jump as always. View Full Article »

relapse 25 years

CALLED IT. Vinyl nerds shall rejoice further, as Relapse Records have announced plans to expand their recent trend of re-releasing high-profile out-of-print albums from their back catalog of releases. No more scavenging eBay for a reasonably priced copy of Miss Machine!

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nasum vinyl

Vinyl nerds and grindcore enthusiasts rejoice! While we’re still waiting on the Pig Destroyer repress that was promised last year, Relapse Records haven’t just been sitting on their hands in regards to their hotly in-demand back catalog. The latest Relapse alum that the label have taken up the task of re-pressing is trailblazing Swedish grindcore act Nasum, and they’re going all out! The band’s full length discography will be made available for the first time in over 10 years, and you can secure your copies right now.

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