Release Day Roundup – 6/26/20

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!

Al-Namrood – Wala’at (black metal, folk metal)

Arca – KiCk i (deconstructed club, glitch-hop)

Battlemaster – Ghastly, Graven & Grimoireless (blackened thrash)

Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin – Sygian Bough Volume I (funeral doom, neofolk)

Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (symphonic black metal, melodic black metal)

Civic Center – The Ground Below (coldwave, post-punk)

Thecodontion – Supercontinent (blackened death metal, progressive death metal)

Country Westerns – Country Westerns (Americana, college rock)

Creature – Ex Cathedra (avant-garde black metal)

darkhalo – metamorph (IDM, drum & bass)

Descend – The Deviant (progressive death metal)

Dessiderium – Shadow Burn (melodic black metal, progressive death metal)

Dirty Projectors – Flight Tower (art pop, indie pop)

Divisive – Codex Gigas (deathcore)

Exocrine – Maelstrom (tech death)

Falconer – From a Dying Ember (folk metal, power metal)

Fleshvessel – Bile of Man Reborn (avant-garde death metal)

Glass Eye – Somewhere, Nowhere (heavy psych, garage rock)

Grey Daze – Amends (alt-rock, post-grunge)

Hum – Inlet (post-hardcore, space rock)

Invictra – Chaos Theory (crust, thrash)

ionnalee – Kronologi (art pop, synthpop)

Japandroids – Massey Fucking Hall (indie rock, garage rock)

Kalahari – Theia (prog metal, melodic groove metal)

Khruangbin – Mordechai (psychedelic rock, funk rock)

Lamp of the Universe – Dead Shrine (heavy psych, space rock)

Lantern – Dimensions (death metal)

Long Distance Calling – How Do We Want to Live? (post-rock, post-metal)

Mansions – Big Bad (indie rock, emo)

Mantar – Grungetown Hooligans II (grunge, blackened sludge)

MIKE – weight of the world (abstract hip-hop)

Monarch – Enough’s Enough: Live at Steel Mill (heavy psych)

Nana Grizol – South Somewhere Else (indie rock, folk punk)

Neptunian Maximalism – Éons (psychedellic black metal, avant-garde metal)

Netherlands – Zombie Techno (progressive sludge metal, noise rock)

OHHMS – Close (post-metal)

Pale Spring – Dusk (art pop, trip-hop)

Palmiers – Palmiers (instrumental prog rock, math rock)

Klô Pelgag – Notre​-​Dame​-​des​-​Sept​-​Douleurs (art pop, baroque pop)

Pessimist – Holdout (thrash, melodeath)

Pottery – Welcome to Bobby’s Motel (art punk, post-punk)

Power Plant – Cargo (heavy psych, doom)

Professor Tip Top – Tomorrow is Delayed (psych rock, prog rock)

Properties of Nature – Wolves in Business Suits (progressive post-hardcore)

Pyrrhon – Abscess Time (avant-garde death metal)

Remo Drive – A Portrait of an Ugly Man (indie rock, power pop)

Serocs – Vore (brutal tech death)

Small Professor – A Jawn Supreme, Vol. 1 (instrumental hip-hop)

THÆTAS – Shrines to Absurdity (brutal tech death)

The Vacant Lots – Interzone (neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock)

VoidCeremony – Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel (blackened death metal)

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Out of Interest (post-punk, indie rock)

Wino – Forever Gone (acoustic, doom

Wolkberg – Wolkberg (heavy psych, stoner rock)

The World Over – Elements (alt-rock, post-hardcore)

Wren – Groundswells (post-metal)

Zephyria – Celestial Insurrection (progressive deathcore)

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