Release Day Roundup – 2/15/19

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…

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21 – Hollow Years And Lyrical Pioneers

Episode 21! This week there’s a bunch of new music and bizarre happenings to talk about. New music from Leander, Cyclamen, Shokran (kind of), Otep and Eximperitus (Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum). Happenings include Rotting Christ’s temporary name change to be able to play in South Africa without offending religious sensibilities (Behemoth got off easy!), Iron Maiden’s ridiculous vehicular issues and some confusing “new” releases (Ghost Brigade and Vulture Industries) by Season of Mist. We also talk about an After the Burial interview, the upcoming Ihsahn album Arktis and the Skuggsja album that finally released. Then we go pretty deep on lyrical themes in metal!

PHOTOS: Mayhem, Watain, Rotting Christ—November 24th, 2015 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

November 24th, 2015, Brooklyn experienced a night of black metal and rituals. Starting off the show was Rotting Christ, who haven’t been to the States since 2010, and blew everyone away with their performance. It’s been 5 years too long without seeing Rotting Christ here, so here’s to hoping they…

George Kollias of Nile Streams Debut Solo Album Invictus

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…

Melechesh Now Streaming New Record, Enki

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!…

Melechesh Announce New Album Enki And Guest Spots

Oriental blackened thrash band (or, in their own words, “Pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal”) Melechesh have announced their sixth studio album, titled Enki. They’ve also released the track list, announced the guest stars andother details about the album. First, the guests. Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer be Killed, ex-Sepultura) will contribute…

Belphegor Stream New Album, Conjuring The Dead

If you’ve been following recent metal news you may have heard about Belphegor releasing their devastating new slab of blackened death metal, Conjuring the Dead, this past Tuesday. Nuclear Blast decided to take the ultimate promotional leap and put the entire album on their YouTube channel to stream. Check out…