This week in steel & hardcore, we obtained new albums from In Flames, Huge Giggle, Skinny, Planet On A Chain, and extra, plus an array of singles, together with from Lamb of God & Kreator, Daybreak Ray’d, Demise Targets, Drain, Scowl, Provoke, Ulthar, Judiciary, Burner, Fury of 5, UnityTX, Wanderer, and extra. Learn on for all of the heaviness we posted this week…
LAMB OF GOD & KREATOR – “STATE OF UNREST” (FOR RILEY GALE)
Lamb of God, Kreator, and Energy Journey have been alleged to do a Europe tour collectively in 2020, however then it was cancelled on account of COVID, and Energy Journey vocalist Riley Gale tragically handed away earlier than the tour could possibly be rescheduled. Now, LOG and Kreator are doing the tour collectively, they usually’ve additionally collaborated on this new thrashy banger, which can profit the Dallas Hope Charities in reminiscence of Riley.
DAWN RAY’D – “THE BATTLE OF SUDDEN FLAME”
UK black steel trio Daybreak Ray’d have shared the second single off their upcoming album To Know The Mild (due 3/24 through Prosthetic). It begins out in livid black steel territory earlier than shifting into violin-fueled post-rock, and it is a protest track, because the band explains:
The lyrics to this track really feel very related to what we have now seen the police do in 2023, however has there ever been a 12 months when that would not be the case?
One of many methods working individuals have been capable of inform the tales of their lives is thru people music; documenting labour struggles, the lives of revolutionaries, and all of the abuses these in energy commit in opposition to us. There isn’t any break between the previous and the current, this can be a true story advised in the easiest way we all know how. Folks music is not a synonym for ‘accoustic’ or ‘twee’, it’s the music of our actual lives, we the folks down right here struggling.
It is not controversial to hate an establishment that brutalises ladies, torments the poor, murders individuals of color with impunity, covers for the abusive wealthy and crushes dissent.
We do not have to justify our opposition to the police, that’s the burden of those that select to assist them.
DEATH GOALS – “FAUX MACHO”
UK chaotic queercore duo Demise Targets have introduced their sophomore album (and first for Prosthetic), and you may examine lead single “Fake Macho” right here.
DRAIN – “EVIL FINDS LIGHT”
Santa Cruz thrashy hardcore band Drain have introduced their anticipated Epitaph debut, Dwelling Proof. You’ll be able to examine its new single “Evil Finds Mild” right here and pre-order our unique “opaque poison dart frog inexperienced” vinyl variant.
SCOWL – “OPENING NIGHT”
Scowl have introduced a brand new Will Yip-produced EP, Psychic Dance Routine, and lead single “Opening Evening” is an anthemic, melodic alt-rock banger with hardcore undertones, mixing stuff like Nirvana, Gap, and The Breeders with their core influences like Adverse Method and Ceremony. Learn extra about it right here and choose up our unique cloudy clear/purple vinyl variant.
INITIATE – “ALONE AT THE BOTTOM”
California hardcore band Provoke have confirmed a brand new LP for Triple B Information, and you may examine lead single “Alone At The Backside” right here.
ULTHAR – “ANTHRONOMICON”
Oakland blackened demise metallers Ulthar have shared one other style of their two anticipated new albums, Anthronomicon and Helionomicon. It is a five-minute excerpt of the previous’s 20-minute title monitor, and it is intense, ever-changing, and really superior stuff.
JUDICIARY – “PARADIGM PIERCER”
Texas thrashy hardcore band Judiciary have shared a brand new monitor off upcoming LP Flesh + Blood, and this one finds them exploring extra of a mid-tempo thrash/groove facet, and sounding as intense as ever.
BURNER – “HURT LOCKER”
UK steel/hardcore band Burner have simply shared the brand new single “Damage Locker,” and you may hear from this track alone why Katie Davies of Pupil Slicer simply highlighted them on our checklist of steel bands to observe in 2023. It is as beastly as it’s tuneful, and Burner actually sound like an in-your-face power to be reckoned with.
FURY OF FIVE – “FEEL THE REIGN”
Asbury Park heavy hardcore heroes Fury of 5 have shared a brand new monitor off their first EP in 23 years, and you may examine it right here.
UNITYTX – “WORLD OF MALICE”
UnityTX are again with a brand new rap-metalcore banger, “World of Malice,” which vocalist Jay Webster (aka Shaolin G) says is “a poetic piece of literature in regards to the essence of trigger & impact” that was “written from a perspective of a rising but troubled soul studying find out how to exist within the present state of society, continually feeling an exasperating sensation of grief the place it usually looks like I’m not a lot at battle with the world as a lot as myself.”
WANDERER – “SLOW DEATH OF THE CROWNED HEAD”
Wanderer have shared one other monitor off their upcoming EP Indulgence of the Unreal. The band tells New Noise that the track “is an ideal mash-up of our style descriptors ‘remedial mathcore’ and ‘brutal hardcore,'” and that is a great way of placing this heavy, shapeshifting monitor.
GRAND CADAVER (DARK TRANQUILLITY, KATATONIA) – “SERRATED JAWS”
Along with fronting Darkish Tranquillity and The Halo Impact, Mikael Stanne additionally fronts Grand Cadaver (with different present and former members of Darkish Tranquillity, Katatonia, Expulsion, and extra), and he exhibits off his nasty, abrasive facet on this new single. The band’s sophomore album is about to reach this 12 months through Majestic Mountain Information; particulars TBA.
DAWN OF OUROBOROS – “RISE FROM DISILLUSION”
Oakland black metallers Daybreak of Ouroboros have introduced their sophomore album, Velvet Incandescence, due April 21 through Prosthetic. The band say “we hope to have developed on our model of harsh magnificence,” they usually positively have on this lead single.
FORETOKEN – “THE WRAITH THAT WEEPS”
Virginia Seashore blackened demise steel duo Foretoken have shared a triumphantly heavy new monitor from their upcoming sophomore album Triumphs, due March 17 through Prosthetic Information.
ENFORCER – “COMING ALIVE”
Swedish retro-heavy metallers Enforcer will launch new album Nostalgia on Might 5 through Nuclear Blast, and lead single “Coming Alive” is unquestionably filled with “nostalgia” for the glory days of basic steel.
DEATHTRIPPA – “TAMAGOTCHI TORTURE”
New Zealand cybergrinders Deathtrippa are releasing Deathtrippa SZN on February 26, and here is the awesomely batshit new single.
KNOW//SUFFER – “IRON SHARPENS IRON” & “ABRASIVE”
Know/Endure have dropped a two-song single through Silent Pendulum Information, and each are gnarly, OG-style metalcore songs.
COMMON WOUNDS – “PHANTOM LIMB”
Phoenix’s Frequent Wounds (ex-Run with the Hunted, Landmine Marathon) pull equally from ’90s-style post-hardcore and noise rock, as you’ll be able to hear on their caustic, towering new single “Phantom Limb.” It is off their new self-titled EP, due March 10 through Protagonist Music.
SPOTLIGHTS – “ALGORITHMIC”
Pittsburgh’s sludgy, shoegazy Spotlights have introduced a brand new album, Alchemy For The Lifeless, and shared lead single “Algorithmic.” Examine it right here.
STREET TOMBS – “DEVOUR” & “RISING TORMENT”
Santa Fe punky demise metallers Avenue Tombs will launch their debut LP Reclusive Decay on Carbonized Information subsequent week (2/17), and you may preview it with two tracks now.
APHOTIC – “COSMIVORE”
Italian death-doomers Aphotic will launch their debut LP Abyssgazer on March 24 through Sentient Destroy, and here is new single “Cosmivore.”
VIEW FROM THE SOYUZ – IMMACULATE EP
Hanging a steadiness between Y2K-era American metalcore and ’90s Swedish melodic demise steel, Japan’s View From The Soyuz sound crisp and brutal on this new five-song EP, out now through DAZE.
LINKIN PARK – “LOST”
Linkin Park have shared a never-before-heard track from the Meteora periods. It’s going to seem on the album’s upcoming twentieth anniversary version and you may examine it right here.
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