Release Day Roundup – 5/17/19

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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Premiere: New Starkill Album Shadow Sleep Streaming In Full!

Avid followers of the podcast might have noticed me mention Starkill. They’re one of the few American acts holding down the fort of good old melodic death metal. They’re about to release their third album, Shadow Sleep on Thursday, and you can listen to it in full right now! If you like synths, melodies and big choruses, click play right now.

51 – Grab Your Pitchforks, Drop Your Needles

The title is a dig, you say? Not at all! It’s not because this week our topic discussion revolves around how metalheads gravitate to specific genres outside of metal and how that’s influenced by metal journalism. Totally. Here, let’s talk about some new music, releases or news instead. We shitpost about stuff that came out recently, like stuff by Meshuggah, Allegaeon, Opeth (salt interview part 1, part 2, part 3), Disillusion, Metallica, Testament, Logan Mader’s Once Human, Dark Tranquillity, Protest the Hero, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more. Maybe. Then we talk about this “interesting” article about Reign in Blood turning 30, and highlight a few bands. Namely Starkill, Mammoth, Elarcos and Raptorbaby. And the week’s underrated release is Ønskediktet by Ørkenkjøtt! Enjoy! By the way, this is that article about Kendrick Lamar – “Why Did Everyone Claim to Enjoy Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’?”

PHOTOS: Ne Obliviscaris, Black Crown Initiate, Starkill, AngelMaker—July 19th, 2016 @ Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC

Just five months ago, Ne Obliviscaris did their first North American tour, opening for Cradle of Filth [photos]. As they promised (if we supported them), they would come back soon. I don’t think anybody really expected it to be this soon though. In less than six months the band have…

PHOTOS: Starkill, Outrun The Sunlight, Warforged, Cross Hammer—January 29th, 2015 @ Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL

We were proud to present some Heavy Blog-exclusive live footage of Chicago’s Outrun the Sunlight earlier today, but we’re not stopping there, oh no. We actually have some photos of that same night in the city at Abbey Pub where band Adrian Perez’s other band, Warforged, was also performing. That…

Fleshgod Apocalypse Expands Touring Lineup To Include Vocalist Veronica Bordacchini

Fleshgod Apocalypse are preparing for their upcoming tour with Wintersun, Arsis, and Starkill in support of their new album Labyrinth, and they’re getting the hype train rolling with some really cool news. During the recording sessions of Agony and Labyrinth, the group enlisted soprano Veronica Bordacchini to supply a female…

Starkill Rise From Their New Infernal Rebirth

Starkill (formerly Massakren) are a symphonic black/melodic death metal band hailing from Chicago. Their sound can be described as a mixture of old Children of Bodom and Dimmu Borgir. They had an EP out under their previous name, but they got picked up by Century Media and now they’re about…