Album Release Info – Dec 2nd: Stone Temple Pilots and more

Here’s all the info on every album we’ve been told about today…

Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots embark upon a new sonic adventure with Perdida, the band’s first-ever acoustic album. It features 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over.

Perdida will be available on February 7 on CD and vinyl as well as from digital outlets and streaming services. The first single, “Fare Thee Well”, is available now.

This, the band’s eighth studio album, features guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and vocalist Jeff Gutt, who joined Stone Temple Pilots in 2017. The band produced the album and recorded the majority of it earlier this year at Kretz’s Bomb Shelter Studio.

Dean says the album’s title (Spanish for “loss”) foreshadows its somber mood. “You have to live it to write it, and this record is a reflection of where we’ve been recently.”

Iron Rider

American Stoner/Doom Metal band Iron Rider have released their debut EP Wondering If You’re in Hell by Now. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Mead-Fox at Spaceman Studios in Brooklyn, New York.


A few months after a debut EP Three Flowers And a Bike On a Balcony, Swiss noise-rock/indie power-trio LØRE (with members of Fat Wang) is back with a new EP called Nailfish and available right now on Digital exclusive on the main legal platforms (Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify…).

Climate of Fear

Climate of Fear

Former Band of the Day Climate of Fear will release their Kingdom of Discontent EP on 11/12/2019, with tapes available from  . These are the first songs with new vocalist; Frazer, and there will be a full album to follow next year.


Slovenia’s legendary Noctiferia’s new studio album “Reforma – tribute to Laibach” is now mixed and mastered. Furthermore the band has unveiled the artist who will create the album cover and layout:

We are thrilled to let you know that our next studio album Reforma – tribute to Laibach is currently being mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd, award winning producer known for his work with bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Dimmu Borgir, Architects, At The Gates etc. We are also excited to announce that the album cover and layout will be done by Valnoir of Metastazis, Paris, well known for his work with Led Zeppelin, Laibach, Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Ghost etc. Expect one hell of a sounding record. Expect the unexpected!


Here’s an exciting little release for you all. Formed by ex-Grog guitarist, this is gory old school death metal that’s executed to perfection. It also features guest solos from Frank Blackfire of Sodom and guest vocals from Kam Lee of Massacre, The Grotesquery and Nattravnen.

Back From The Grave, Straight In Your Face is out on February 21st, 2020 through Transcending Obscurity.


Detroit-based instrumental progressive death metal project Thoren, featuring current and former members of Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon, are proud to announce the release of their third full-length album, Gwarth II. The album is set for release on Friday, February 7th via Drylands Records. It is the follow up to Gwarth I, which was released in November of 2018. Gwarth II finishes out the culmination of several years spent crafting and recording 19 new songs of uncompromising darkness and instrumental mastery split up into an epic two-part album experience.

An extended video teaser is available on YouTube.


Spanish thrash metal band Holycide, led by Dave Rotten of Avulsed, has just revealed details for what will be their sophomore album, entitled Fist to Face. The cover art has been crafted by Akirant Illustration, known for being one of the current artists used by Iron Maiden. This new album will be released on February 14th, 2020 through Xtreem Music on CD, 12 “LP and Cassette formats, and also through MDD Rec. for the German territory (G/A/S) and Spiritual Beast Rec. in Japan (February 12th).

Holycide are planning to launch a new pre-order campaign through crowdfunding, next Friday 13th (December), the same day they will release the first advance single of “Fist to Face”, which you can listen before anyone else by following the band in their Spotify profile.

Pressure Pact

Today, Dutch hardcore upstarts Pressure Pact premiere their debut album Scared Off the Streets at No Echo!

The Humanimalistic raw energy of Pressure Pact’s debut album Scared Off the Streets is as uncompromised as their attitude: fuck-off driven and ready to cause some serious havoc!

Their filthy tones, fierce riffs and raging compositions have seeded them as one of today’s most punishing acts in the Dutch Hardcore Punk scene. They’re a powerful storm of aggression, gaining more reasons to be pissed off with every note they play, and stab you in the neck with a broken bottle.

‘Scared off the Streets’ has taken Pressure Pact’s stomping sound to a new level that not only punishes the listener with audible warfare, but also feeds them adrenaline with hooks and hard-hitting riffs. This is something that isn’t new to the the underground scene of The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK after they left both stages and the faces wrecked of punks, skins and even some metalheads at their vicious live shows.

Pre-orders are available via Bandcamp.

The Deadnotes

Freiburg, Germany-based indie-punks The Deadnotes are pleased to announce their new album Courage will be released 14th February 2020 through their own newly-established label 22Lives Records.

To celebrate the news the band have shared a new single from the album, titled “Hopeless Romantic”, together with a spirited new tongue-in-cheek music video which see’s the band perform on a chat show where they are joined by a panel of dubious personalities.

Porn – No Monsters in God’s Eyes Act III


In 2017, PORN released its third album, The Ogre Inside.- Act I, the first act of a trilogy based on the enigmatic character Mr Strangler. In 2019, the band released the second act of its trilogy, The Darkest of Human Desires – Act II. On March 27, 2020, PORN returns with the final act: No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III.

In this last part, Mr Strangler’s bloody odyssey comes to an end. He is in jail awaiting execution. This final Act is his testament. Faced with the imminent end of his life, he takes stock of his life and begins a dialogue with his death and enjoins everyone to continue his work… the work of God, because if God exists everything is his. And even the worst monsters are the children of God. There is no monsters in God’s eyes.

Ascending From Ashes

Rock band Ascending From Ashes will release an extended deluxe version of their full length concept album Glory this Christmas! With the release of Glory, AFA are currently exploring uncharted waters in the arena of fully-produced livestream concerts.

On a weekly basis, the band delivers a half-hour concert experience, live on the internet, from their state of the art studio. Featuring highly engineered audio, exuberant visual production, and an interactive fan experience, AFA-Live is becoming a new outlet for the band to entertain and deliver something fresh and unique to the online community at large. On a bi-weekly basis, the band additionally hosts a podcast, where they invite local guests to discuss their projects and share experiences as artists in the NJ community.


Revered Swedish experimental black-metal band Ofdrykkja has released their third full-length album, Gryningsvisor, with AOP Records. The record is available for purchase on limited edition vinyl LP and streaming everywhere.

Formed eight years ago out of necessity to cope with agonizing depression, debilitating addiction and endless pain, Ofdrykkja has seen the light amongst the darkness for their latest record, which translates to “Ballads At Dawn.” After years of self-inflicted turmoil and suffering, the trio has found solace in healing and self-reflection which is heard on their latest evolution, Gryningsvisor.

Eight years ago, three darkness consumed men seeked to ventilate their seemingly endless struggle through addiction and mental illness conjured their first album “A life worth losing”. Drabbad was gunned down by police and spent a three year prison sentence, with most of the songs on their second album written from within the prison walls. Having hit rock bottom, the band sought a way out of that dark wilderness, releasing “Irrfärd” (which translates to ‘Aimless journey’). Following the release the band went their separate ways to pursue personal journeys that eventually led them to find peace in sobriety and awakening purpose, and ultimately to their forthcoming record, Gryningsvisor.

Sun of the Dying

Spain’s quickly rising death/doom band Sun of the Dying has released their second album, The Earth Is Silent, with AOP Records. Vinyl is available to order, or it’s streamable/downloadable from all the usual sources.

Sun of the Dying crafts a style of death and doom with its roots drawing influence from early acts like My Dying Bride, Paradise Lose and Anathema, and adding a more modern sound inspired by the likes of Shape of Despair, Ahab and Swallow the Sun.

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