Release Day Roundup – 6/12/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations.

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!

A Light In the Dark – Insomnia (blackgaze)

Angelcrypt – Dawn of the Emperor (melodeath)

Anonymus – La Bestia (thrash)

Aversions Crown – Hell Will Come for Us All (tech deathcore)

Michael Angelo Batio – More Machine Than Man (heavy metal, shred)

Behold the Arctopus – Hapeleptic Overtrove (tech metal, avant-garde metal)

Bibio – Sleep on the Wing (folktronica, psychedelic folk)

Black Orchid Empire – Sempahore (alt-rock, alt-metal)

Built to Spill – Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston (indie pop, indie rock)

Chromeo – Quarantine Casanova (synth funk, nu-disco)

Clap! Clap! – Liquid Portraits (footwork, UK bass)

Coriky – Coriky (post-hardcore)

Curse the Son – Excruciation (stoner doom)

Detherous / Stench of Death – Split (death thrash)

Disheveled Cuss – Disheveled Cuss (indie rock, shoegaze)

Exit – Traces of Human Existence (melodic thrash, death metal)

Father – Inferno (brutal deathcore, slam)

Jack Garratt – Love, Death & Dancing (alternative R&B, electropop)

GUM – Out In the World (neo-psychedelia, synthpop)

GoGo Penguin – GoGo Penguin (nu-jazz, jazz fusion)

Goreworm – Prodigy of the Grotesque (melodic tech death)

Justice for the Damned – Pain is Power (beatown hardcore, metalcore)

KATE NV – Room for the Moon (synthpop)

KiloWatts – Eight Experiments (downtempo, IDM)

Kryptograf – Kryptograf (stoner rock, heavy psych)

Lined – Soulcrifice (melodeath, thrash)

The Mountain King – Wicked Zen (heavy psych, doom)

Nemesium – Continua (blackened melodeath)

Nightports – Nightports w/ Betamax (nu-jazz, IDM)

Obscene – The Inhabitable Dark (death metal)

Dougie Poole – The Freelancer’s Blues (alt-country, outlaw country)

Red Mesa – The Path to the Deathless (stoner rock)

Cory Smythe – Accelerate Every Voice (avant-garde jazz)

Starfallen – Shades of Leviathan (melodic black metal)

Stinky – Of Lost Things (melodic hardcore)

TENGGER – Nomad (progressive electronic, new age)

Tia Carrera – Tried and True (stoner rock, heavy psych)

Ulthar – Providence (blackened death metal)

Unwed Sailor – Look Alive (post-rock, shoegaze)

Orlando Weeks – A Quickening (ambient pop, downtempo)

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