Release Day Roundup – 3/15/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released. Which brings us to this Heavy Blog PSA: a weekly roundup of new albums which pares down the week’s releases to only our highest recommendations. Here you’ll find full album/single streams, pre-order links and, most importantly, a collection of albums that could very well earn a spot on your year-end list. Enjoy!

Acid Death – Primal Energies (death thrash)

Advire – Herald of Damnation (black metal)

Asthma Castle – Mount Crushmore (sludge, stoner metal)

Athanasia – The Order of the Silver Compass (modern heavy metal)

Black Therapy – Echoes Of Dying Memories (melodeath)

Burden Rage – Cénit de la desgracia (death)

Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies (prog death, tech death)

Elizabeth Colour Wheel – Nocebo (shoegaze, noise rock, post-metal)

Erebos – Harbinger (death metal)

Fallujah – Undying Light (atmospheric death metal, prog death)

Final Cut – Jackhammer (death thrash)

Flamen – Furor Lunae (atmospheric black metal)

Gjendød – Krigsdøger (atmospheric black metal)

Hannes Grossman – Apophenia (progressive tech death)

Haunt – If Icarus Could Fly (trad metal)

musicformessier – Alien Planet (atmospheric post-rock, ambient)

New Disorder – Mind Pollution (alt-metal)

Noisem – Cease To Exist (black metal, thrash metal)

Omicida – Defrauded Reign (thrash)

Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (crossover thrash, hardcore punk)

Silent Island – Rapa nui EP (post-rock, prog rock)

Their Throats Are Open Tombs – Of Psalms and Snakes (industrial, noise)

Thra – Gardens of Rot (sludge death)

Venom Prison – Samsara (death metal)

Turner – Parliament (melodic progressive metal, djent)

Waster – Waster (groove metal, crossover)

Wreath – Silence Evermore (metallic hardcore)


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