There’s so much stuff coming out, or just out, that it’s impossible to keep track! But here are some random items plucked from our inbox…
Death metal extremists Unfathomable Ruination will release its third full-length album, the aptly titled Enraged and Unbound, on November 22 on Willowtip Records.
On Enraged and Unbound, Unfathomable Ruination delves into the darker side of the human psyche. Each song plumbing the depths of the deepest mental illness and exploring the primitive violence that lies within us all. Musically, each instrument has been pushed to its limit: breaking barriers to create something emotive, unique, and above all else one of the most significant death metal releases of 2019. Three years in the making, Enraged and Unbound promises to be Unfathomable Ruination’s best work yet.
As if that weren’t enough, the band is extremely proud to announce two of the best vocalists in death metal – Julien Truchan from Benighted and Sven de Caluwé from Aborted – are honored guests on the album! Sven performs on “Occulta Violentiam” and Julien on “Defy the Architect.”
Wolves Like Us
Norway’s Wolves Like Us will unleash their fourth album, Brittle Bones, on 25th October via Pelagic Records.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Black Soul Choir, Brittle Bones – demoed by Kvelertak’s Bjarte Lund Rolland and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans – displays a more refined and dynamic wolf pack. “There was less tension this time; we almost didn’t argue at all which is rare for us,” relays drummer Jonas Thire. “A lot has happened to us at a personal level. Positives, like we all have kids now. But dark shit, too. There’s been a divorce. [Vocalist/guitarist] Lars [Kristensen] has been really sick. He wrote the lyrics as a kind of diary to deal with issues like abuse, literally and figuratively.”
Lyrically, the thread that runs through Brittle Bones is the topic of honesty. “It’s about dealing with demons in a real way, facing them and giving them the middle finger so to speak,” notes Kristensen. “Brittle Bones is a juxtaposition of the calm and the raspy; comfort and disturbance; beauty and repulsion… for the essence of art can only be understood as equally disturbing the comfortable and comforting the disturbed.”
Now the band can unveil first Brittle Bones single, “Stay Cold” adding, “this song is about finding that last drop of hope in yourself. When you’re down and out, there’s blood on your hands and you think you’ve lost it all. There’s still a choice.”
Heavy metal hard-hitters Void Vator announce their signing to Ripple Music for the release of their debut album Stranded on November 22th.
Void Vator position themselves as worthy heirs of the New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal with eight blistering and massive tracks. Counting on Bill Metoyer’s production skills (Slayer, Body Count), the L.A. four-piece is delivering a sharp, pedal-to-the-metal brand of heavy. Stranded is filled with impeccable hooks and driven by a contagious energy that will make any decent human headbang to death, the ‘metal up your ass’ way.
Vocalist and guitarist Lucas Kanopa:
We are very proud of this album. All the songs have elements of heavy metal, hard rock and even some 90’s rock when it comes to the vocal melodies. In this day and age of overly produced and overly polished music, we wanted to make sure that this album was as raw and as real as we could get away with, a true representation of our sound. That’s why we got legendary metal producer Bill Metoyer to produce this album. Even though we are labeled as a metal band you can hear different elements from different genres and I think that’s what makes our sound special. This is also something that happens naturally when you get four different musicians to collaborate without any preconceived notion of ‘what we want to sound like’ besides energetic and hooky.
It is now official – the long-awaited new album Uranie by Brazilian band Panndora will see the light of day on October 30th, 2019 on Inferno Records.
Available on CD and cassette, this new album includes seven new songs (plus one Judas Priest cover) and delivers a fresh dose of sensually rocking heavy metal! A brand-new song “False Excuses” is now available for streaming. Check it out here: