New Heavy Metal CD Releases: January 10, 2012

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Caspian – Live at Old South Church (The Mylene Sheath)
Darkane – Expanding Senses Re-Release (Metal Mind)
Darkane – Insanity Re-Release (Metal Mind)
Darkane – Layers Of Lies Re-Release (Metal Mind)
Dies Arae – Secret Veils of Passion (Chaos)
Haemoth – In Nomine Odium (Debemur Morti)
Majestic Downfall – The Blood Dance (Chaos)
Nightwish – Imaginaerum (Roadrunner)
Thy Catafalque – Rengeteg (Season Of Mist)
Vise Massacre – Expendable Humans (Gorilla The Horse)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: November 29, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Abnormal Thought Patterns – Abnormal Thought Patterns EP (CynNormal Lab)
Adimiron – K2 (Bakerteam)
Beggars & Thieves – We Are The Brokenhearted (Frontiers)
Cage – Supremacy Of Steel (Heavy Metal Media)
The Dead Lay Waiting – Almost Heaven (Rising)
Devin Townsend Project – Contain Us Box Set (Century Media)
Dim Mak – The Emergence of Reptilian Altars (Willowtip)
Eagleheart – Dream Therapy (Scarlet)
Enid – Munsalvaesche (Code 666)
Nine Covens – On The Coming Of Darkness (Candlelight)
The Rotted – Ad Nauseum (Candlelight)
Royal Hunt – Show Me How To Live (Frontiers)
Vildhjarta – Måsstaden (Century Media)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: November 22, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Acherontas – Vamachara (Agonia)
Behemoth – Demonica (Metal Blade)
Cathedral – Anniversary (Rise Above)
Chasma – Declarations of the Grand Artificer (Moribund)
Coalesce – Give Them Rope Re-Release (Relapse)
Dead – Hardnaked But Dead (FDA Rekotz)
Embalmed – Exalt The Imperial Beast (Hells Headbangers)
Forteresse – Crépuscule d’Octobre (Sepulchral Productions)
Funerus – Reduced To Sludge (Ibex Moon)
Infernal Legion – The Spear of Longinus (Moribund)
Magnum – Evolution (SPV)
Neige et Noirceur – Hymnes de la Montagne Noire (Sepulchral Productions)
Nemesea – The Quiet Resistance (Napalm)
Riot – Immortal Soul (SPV)
Root – Heritage Of Satan (Agonia)
Satan’s Host – Celebration (Moribund)
Sunn O – ØØ Void (Southern Lord)
Svolk – Svolk Em All (Napalm)
Vektor – Outer Isolation (Heavy Artillery)
Virgin Steele – Age Of Consent Re-Release (SPV)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: November 15, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:
Archaios – The Distant (Dark Canvas)
Bastard Priest – Ghouls Of The Endless Night (Pulverised)
Blut Aus Nord – 777 – The Desanctification (Debemur Morti)
Cynic – Carbon-Based Anatomy (Season Of Mist)
Encoffination – O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres (Selfmadegod)
Entrench – Inevitable Decay (Abyss)
Esoteric – Paragon Of Dissonance (Season Of Mist)
Ite Missa Est – Ante Bellum (Trendkill)
Johan Wolfgang Pozoj – Escape of Pozoj (Code 666)
My Dying Bride – The Barghest O’ Whitby EP (Peaceville)
Lance King – A Moment In Chiros (Nightmare)
Ozzy Osbourne – God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD (Eagle Rock)
Ritual Necromancy – Oath of the Abyss (Dark Descent)
Rue – Thorns (Shifty)
Sonata Arctica – Live In Finland DVD (Nuclear Blast)
Vile – Metamorphosis (Willowtip)
Widow – Life’s Blood (Pure Steel)

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New Heavy Metal CD Releases: November 7, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.
Animals As Leaders – Weightless (Prosthetic)
Autumn – Cold Comfort (Metal Blade)
As I Lay Dying – Decas (Metal Blade)
Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust (Mylene Sheath)
Brainstorm – On The Spur Of The Moment (AFM)
Confession – The Long Way Home (Mediaskare)
Dark Forest – Dawn Of Infinity (Cruz del Sur)
Disturbed – The Lost Children (Reprise)
Ghoul – Transmission Zero (Tankcrimes)
Heartless – Hell Is Other People (Southern Lord)
Leviathan – True Traitor True Whore (Profound Lore)
Martyr – Circle Of 8 (Metal Blade)
Midnight – Satanic Royalty (Hells Headbangers)
Mournful Congregation – The Book Of Kings (20 Buck Spin)
Mureau – Rumors And Reputations (Mediaskare)
Night In Gales – Five Scars (Lifeforce)
Sanguis Imperum – In Glory We March Towards Our Doom (Hells Headbangers)
Sinner – One Bullet Left (AFM)
Speedwolf – Ride With Death (Hells Headbangers)
The Vladmirs – The Late Hours (Hells Headbangers)
Whitechapel – Recorrupted EP (Metal Blade)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: November 1, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Illogicist – The Unconsciousness of Living (Willowtip)
Krisiun – The Great Execution (Century Media)
Megadeth – Th1rt3en (Roadrunner)
Midnight Chaser – Rough and Tough (Heavy Artillery)
Orphaned Land – The Road To Or Shalem DVD (Century Media)
Sick Of It All – Nonstop (Century Media)
Slipknot – Iowa 10th Anniversary Edition (Roadrunner)
Steel Panther – Balls Out (Universal Republic)
Taake – Noregs Vaapen (Candlelight)
Terror – Keepers Of The Faith Re-Release (Century Media)
Throne Of Katarsis – Ved Graven (Candlelight)
Trillium – Alloy (Frontiers)
Vallenfyre – A Fragile King (Century Media)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: October 25, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Bahimiron – Rebel Hymns of Left Handed Terror (Moribund)
Black Tusk – Set The Dial (Relapse)
Carnifex – Until I Feel Nothing (Victory)
Craft – Void (Southern Lord)
Danzig – The Essential Danzig (Sony)
Death – Individual Thought Patterns Re-Release (Relapse)
East Of The Wall – The Apologist (Translation Loss)
Elder – Dead Roots Stirring (Meteor City)
Giant Squid – Cenotes (Translation Loss)
Haken – Visions (Sensory)
Halcyon Way – IndoctriNation (Nightmare)
Hammers Of Misfortune – 17th Street (Metal Blade)
Harpoon – Deception Among Birds (Seventh Rule)
Illdisposed – There Is Light (But It’s Not For Me) (Massacre)
Isole – Born From Shadows (Napalm)
Junius – Reports From The Threshold Of Death (Prosthetic)
Knight Area – Nine Paths (Lasers Edge)
Lonely Kamel – Dust Devil (Napalm)
Molotov Solution – Insurrection (BLK Heart)
Morkobot – Morbo (Supernatural Cat)
Mpire Of Evil – Creatures Of The Black (Scarlet)
Necrodeath – Idiosyncracy (Scarlet)
Noctem – Oblivion (Metal Blade)
Red Rose – Live The Life You’ve Imagined (Bakerteam)
Russian Circles – Empros (Sargent House)
Sincerea – Cursed And Proud (Abyss)
Stormwarrior – Heathen Warrior (Massacre)
Structures – Divided By (Sumerian)
Supreme Pain – Divine Incarnation (Massacre)
Svarttjern – Towards The Ultimate (Agonia)
Thrall – Vermin To The Earth (Moribund)
VanGough – Kingdom Of Ruin (Nightmare)
Visions Of Atlantis – Maria Magdalena EP (Napalm)
Wizard – Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes (Massacre)
Wolvhammer – The Obsidian Plains (Profound Lore)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: October 4, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Absu – Abzu (Candlelight)
The Browning – Burn This World (Earache)
Danava – Hemisphere Of Shadows (Kemado)
Girlschool – Hit And Run Revisited (Wacken)
Midnight Odyssey – Funerals From The Astral Sphere (I Voidhanger)
Nachblut – Antik (Napalm)
Rue – Thorns (Shifty)
Serpent Ascending – The Enigma Unsettled (I Voidhanger)
Thulcandra – Under A Frozen Sun (Napalm)
Wayne Static – Pighammer (Dirthouse)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: September 20, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

Amebix – Sonic Mass (Alternative Tentacles)
The Atlas Moth – An Ache For The Distance (Profound Lore)
Betraying The Martyrs – Breathe In Life (Sumerian)
Cryptborn – Into the Grasp of the Starving Dead (Dark Descent)
Fyrnask – Bluostar (Temple Of Tortuous)
Mournful Congregations – The Unspoken Hymns (20 Buck Spin)
Neurosis – Sovereign EP Re-Release (Neurot)
Opeth – Heritage (Roadrunner)
Tiger Flowers – Tiger Flowers EP (Path Less Traveled)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: September 13, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare (Universal)
Anterior – Echoes Of The Fallen (Metal Blade)
Anthrax – Worship Music> (Megaforce)
Anubis Gate – Anubis Gate (Nightmare)
Arabrot – Solar Anus (Fysisk Format)
Arch/Matheos – Sympathetic Resonance (Metal Blade)
The Devil Wears Prada – Dead Throne (Ferret)
Doro – 25 Years In Rock DVD/CD (Nuclear Blast)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: August 30, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:
Bobaflex – Hell In My Heart (Megaforce)
Century – Red Giant (Prosthetic)
Eat The Gun – Runner (Metalville)
Entrenched – Preemptive Strike (Horror Pain Gore)
Hackneyed – Carnival Cadavre (Lifeforce)
Kittie – I’ve Failed You (eOne)
Nocturnal Fear – Excessive Cruelty (Moribund)
Pentagram – When The Screams Come DVD (Metal Blade)
Pro-Pain – 20 Years Of Hardcore CD/DVD (AFM)
Shadowside – Inner Monster Out (SHP)
Stray From The Path – Rising Sun (Sumerian)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: August 23, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week:

All Else Fails – The Oracle, What Was Is and Could Have Been (Suicidal Brides)
Atriarch – Forever The End (Seventh Rule)
Black Tide – Post Mortem (DGC)
Discharge – Desensitise/War Is Hell Re-Release (Candlelight)
Ghost Brigade – Until Fear No Longer Defines Us (Season Of Mist)
ICS Vortex – Storm Seeker (Century Media)
Jorn – Live In Black (Frontiers)
Leprous – Bilateral (InsideOut)
Minushuman – Bloodthrone (Season Of Mist)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: August 16, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Aliases – Safer Than Reality (Basick)
All Pigs Must Die – God Is War (Southern Lord)
Assassin – Chronicles Of Resistance (SPV)
Attila – Outlawed (Artery)
Chimaira – The Age Of Hell (eOne)
The Cleansing – Feeding The Inevitable (Deepsend)
Moab – Ab Ovo (Kemado)
Psychostick – Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D (Rock Ridge)
Revocation – Chaos Of Forms (Relapse)
Squash Balls – Tnyribal Re-Release (Selfmadegod)
Today Is The Day – Pain Is A Warning (Black Market Activities)
Totimoshi – Avenger (At A Loss)
Voices Of Extreme – Break The Silence (Metalville)
White Arms Of Athena – Astrodrama (Prosthetic)
YOB – Atma (Profound Lore)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: August 9, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Arsis – A Celebration Of Guilt Re-Release (Willowtip)
Diamond Plate – Generation Why (Earache)
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony (Nuclear Blast)
Goreaphobia – Apocalyptic Necromancy (Dark Descent)
NewBreed – NewBreed (Metal Mind)
Skalmold – Baldur (Napalm)
Svartsot – Maledictus Eris (Napalm)
Trivium – In Waves (Roadrunner)
Vale Of Pnath – The Prodigal Empire (Willowtip)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: August 2, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Battlecross – Pursuit Of Honor (Metal Blade)
Beherit – At The Devil’s Studio 1990 (Hells Headbangers)
Bitch – Be My Slave/Damnation Alley Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Brainoil – Death Of This Dry Season (20 Buck Spin)
Bury Your Dead – Mosh N’ Roll (Mediaskare)
Caina – Hands That Pluck (Profound Lore)
Chained and Desperate – Divine Authority Abolishment (Pitch Black)
Cianide – Gods Of Death (Hells Headbangers)
Denial Fiend – Horror Holocaust (Ibex Moon)
Dir en Grey – Dum Spiro Spero (The End)
Excruciator – The Devouring (Heavy Artillery)
Flourishing – The Sum Of All Fossils (The Path Less Traveled)
Hexentanz – Nekrokrafte (Agonia)
Last Winter – The Heart & The Broken Compass (Lifeforce)
Malefice – Awaken The Tides (Metal Blade)
Powerwolf – Blood Of The Saints (Metal Blade)
Unkind – Harhakuvat (Relapse)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: July 26, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

All Shall Perish – This Is Where It Ends (Nuclear Blast)
As Hell Retreats – Volition (Ain’t No Grave)
End Of Level Boss – Eklectric (Exile On Mainstream)
Fullforce – One (SPV)
Hrizg – Inferno (Moribund)
Isis – Live V: 07.23.06 (Ipecac)
Iwrestledabearonce – Ruining It For Everybody (Century Media)
Jamey Jasta – Jasta (eOne)
Karmakanic – In A Perfect World (SPV)
Malevolent Creation – Death From Down Under DVD (Arctic)
The Quill – Full Circle (Metalville)
Rival Sons – Pressure & Time (Earache)
Serianna – Inheritors (Bullet Tooth)
World Under Blood – Tactical (Nuclear Blast)

Mastodon Releases New Song, Forgets They’re Mastodon

You read that title correctly. By now, anyone with even a passing interesting in metal news knows Mastodon recently put out the first single from their upcoming fifth album, The Hunter. The song, entitled “Black Tongue,” is linked below if you somehow have avoided this piece of news all day.

Let me be frank: I do not like this at all. I’m a huge Mastodon fan; I truly enjoyed all four albums preceding this one and I was initially excited by the prospect of Mastodon (for lack of a better word) dumbing their music back down from the epic prog structures of Crack the Skye. I really would like to enjoy this song, but I just can’t. The obvious culprit of my disdain is of course Troy’s vocals, which have quickly bridged the gap between endearingly bad and outright horrible. Can you imagine him even attempting these live? People unfamiliar with Mastodon are going to think it’s a Saturday Night Live skit.

Unfortunately, it’s not just the vocals either. The music sounds like a much more restrained Mastodon where the things that created their massive fan base (energy, virtuoso ability, intensity) have been swapped out in favor of things that placate the tastes of the Warner Bros. elite. Anyone could be playing this music; there is nothing particularly unique (or Mastodonian, if you will) about it, and if this were any other band I would have stopped the song one minute in and never would have given it a second thought for the rest of my life. But this isn’t just another band. This is Mastodon, the band I expect great things from and have received great things from up until this point.

To receive something of this quality isn’t quite like watching Metallica go from …And Justice for All to The Black Album, but it is a bit like Megadeth going from Rust in Peace to Countdown to Extinction. Maybe the rest of the album will redeem this one song, but I fear the Mastodon I have come to love is no more.

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New Heavy Metal CD Releases: July 19, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Ave Maria – Chapter One (AAP)
Avichi – The Devil’s Fractal (Profound Lore)
Chelsea Grin – My Damnation (Artery)
Crown The Lost – Cold Pestilent Hope (Gas Can)
Demonical – Death Infernal (Cyclone Empire/Metal Blade)
Disma – Towards The Megalith (Profound Lore)
Dying Fetus – History Repeats EP (Relapse)
40 Watt Sun – The Inside Room (Cyclone Empire/Metal Blade)
The Greenery – Spit & Argue (Prosthetic)
Hail Hornet – Disperse The Curse (Relapse)
I Am Abomination – Passion Of The Heist EP (Good Fight)
It Prevails – Stroma (Mediaskare)
The Konsortium – The Konsortium (Agonia)
Pestilence – Doctrine (Mascot)
Ringworm – Scars (Victory)
Sarabante – Remnants (Southern Lord)
Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command (Relapse)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: July 12, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Aurvandil – Yearning (Eisenwald)
Baring Teeth – Atrophy (Willowtip)
Cannabis Corpse – Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise (Tankcrimes)
Decapitated – Carnival Is Forever (Nuclear Blast)
Dischord – Casualties Of War (Diminished Fifth)
Earth Crisis – Neutralize The Threat (Century Media)
Fair To Midland – Arrows and Anchors (eOne)
The Great Commission – Heavy Worship (Ain’t No Grave)
Hekate – Die Welt Der Dunklen Gärten (Prophecy)
Icon In Me – Head Break Solution (Goomba)
In The Nursery – Blind Sound (Plastic Head)
Isis – Live IV: Selections 2001 – 2005 (Ipecac)
Isolation – Closing A Circle (Eisenwald)
J.D. Overdrive – Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood (Metal Mind)
The Living Fields – Running Out Of Daylight (Candlelight)
Lock Up – Necropolis Transparent (Nuclear Blast)
Mayan – Quarterpast (Nuclear Blast)
Megadeth – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying Re-Release (Capitol)
NeraNature – Foresting Wounds (Metal Mind)
Rhapsody Of Fire – From Chaos To Eternity (Nuclear Blast)
Sepultura – Kairos (Nuclear Blast)
Sleeping Giant – Kingdom Days In An Evil Age (Ain’t No Grave)
Sol Invictus – The Cruellest Month (Prophecy)
Spellcaster – Under The Spell (Heavy Artillery)
SSS – Problems To The Answer (Earache)
Suicide Silence – The Black Crown (Century Media)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: July 5, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

Draconian – A Rose For The Apocalypse (Napalm)
Exhumed – All Guts, No Glory (Relapse)
Harm’s Way – Isolation (Closed Casket)
Intensus – Intensus (Metal Blade)
Morta Skuld – Through The Eyes Of Death : The Early Demos (Relapse)
Murder Death Kill – Instigate Infiltrate Annihilate (Mediaskare)
Shadowside – Inner Monster Out (SHP)
Stream Of Passion – Darker Days (Napalm)
Unearth – Darkness In The Light (Metal Blade)
Whitehorse – Progression (At A Loss)

New Heavy Metal CD Releases: June 28, 2011

Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.

The Android Meme – Ordo AB Chao (Magna Carta)
Bohren and der Club of Gore – Beileid (Ipecac)
Burn Halo – Up From The Ashes (Rawkhead)
Degradead – A World Destroyer (Metalville)
Evan Brewer (The Faceless) – Alone (Sumerian)
Faces Of Bayon – Heart Of The Fire (Ragnarok)
The Francesco Artusato Project – Chaos and The Primordial (Sumerian)
Fullforce – One (SPV)
Futur Skullz –Futur Skullz (Kemado)
Isis – Live III: 12.17.04 (Ipecac)
Misguided Aggression – Flood The Common Ground (Year Of The Sun)
Moon – Caduceus Chalice (Moribund)
Mortualia – Mortualia (Moribund)
Queensryche – Dedicated To Chaos (Roadrunner)
Riverside – Memories In My Head (The Lasers Edge)
Seven Witches – Call Upon The Wicked (FrostBytes)
Shraphead – Blind & Seduced (Metalville)

Opeth Releases “Heritage” Artwork

After teasing Opeth fans with a Facebook status telling them they had something show in half an hour (winky face and all), Opeth has now released the cover art for their upcoming album Heritage. According to the Opeth website, the art was done by “long time friend” Travis Smith.

Smith did an interesting job, clearly. It’s quite pretty artistically, and I pick up a bit of religious symbolism. Humanity picking forbidden fruit from the tree, resulting in the city burning and them dying. Or something like that. Also of interest is the fact that each band member’s head is on the tree, and what makes that especially amusing is that it appears the head on the far right that is falling out of the tree appears to be keyboardist Per Wiberg. What makes this noteworthy is that this is Per’s last album with Opeth, as he was basically let go from the band after recording the album. Now, his dismissal will forever be represented in the Heritage artwork by him literally falling out of the Opeth tree.

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