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11 New Metal Songs Out This Week

Lord Dying

This week we published a list of 16 metal albums we’re anticipating for spring 2019, and this week also saw the release of new singles from a handful of those albums, like Helms Alee, Wormwitch, and Big Business. Also out this week are the great new Brutus, Magic Circle, and Vltimas (mem Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Aura Noir, Cryptopsy) albums, all three of which I reviewed for Notable Releases. Read about even more new metal albums (like Devin Townsend, Totaled, and Whitechapel) over at Invisible Oranges’ ‘Upcoming Metal Releases,’ and read on for all the metal (and metal-adjacent stuff) we posted on BV this week…


Helms Alee have shared a second single off their anticipated new album Noctiluca, following “Interachnid.” “Spider Jar” is a killer dose of psychedelic rock that marries hypnotic vocal harmonies to lightly sludgy riffage, and it’s got a truly anthemic chorus.

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Wormwitch’s new album comes out next week and you can hear second single “Dancing In The Ashes” now. It features acoustic guitars, eerie clean vocals, harsh black metal vocals, thrash riffs, highly melodic guitar solos, a chanted hook, and more. Read more here.

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Heavy post-rockers BIG|BRAVE have shared the first full song from their upcoming fourth album, A Gaze Among Them (due 5/10 via Southern Lord), and we wrote more about it here.

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Last year, Phoenix’s Holy Fawn released their debut album Death Spells on their friend’s small label Whelmed Records, and it quickly caught on, impressing everyone from members of Thrice (whose Riley Breckenridge said “This record came out of nowhere and absolutely knocked me on my ass. I knew nothing of it, had zero idea what to expect and literally had goosebumps for a majority of my first listen”) to members of Lamb of God (whose Randy Blythe said “The album is beautiful, heavy, & hypnotizing- listening from top to bottom will take you on a trance-inducing journey”). They’ve now signed to Triple Crown, who just gave the album a wider re-release, and along with that re-release comes with the video for album opener “Dark Stone.” We’ve heard a lot of bands mix post-metal and shoegaze in recent years, but Holy Fawn aren’t just bandwagon jumpers. They’ve got a pretty unique take on this kind of thing and really don’t sound like much else out there.

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Big Business have shared another song off their anticipated new album The Beast You Are, and this one is a little different than the last few singles. “I’s a slow-burner. It’s nice to have a shift in the pacing of everything. It’s not a breakneck, blasty song,” drummer Coady Willis tells Ultimate Classic Rock. “We’ve been playing it live on the last tour. It’s really fun to play. I think we wanted to do a song that was a little more groove oriented, had some space, kind of a different pacing than most of our other songs. Jared came up with the riff for that one. I think he wrote it kind of around that Mellotron riff. I think it came out really awesome.”

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Lord Dying are gearing up to release their third album Mysterium Tremendum, and as band mastermind/vocalist/guitarist Erik Olson tells Decibel, the band set no limits for themselves this time around. “With Mysterium Tremendum we didn’t want to let any specific genre define the music. It’s a concept record and we wanted to explore sonically different outlets without any boundaries. Ultimately, the result is something more progressive than anything we’ve done before.” Lead single “Envy the End” saw Lord Dying softening their sludge roots and was more of a “heavy rock” song, and the new “Freed From the Pressures of Time” sees them diving head-first into prog. Both singles are very different, and right now it’s seeming like this will not be an album that’s easy to pigeonhole.

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Swedish black metallers This Gift Is A Curse are releasing their new album A Throne of Ash on June 14 via Season of Mist, and the first single is “Wolvking,” which the band describes as “a fitting first ‘single’ to showcase the new record and its sound. In its lyrical theme, [it’s] a song about the worship of pure hatred and how to embrace that feeling and canalizing that into a black venomous diamond of rage.” It comes with a video made by Magnus Ewald (who’s also worked with Entombed), and the band says “it was shot earlier this year, during a three day long blizzard where the band literally got snowed in. The location; a 200 year old barn at premises of the infamous Ghost Cabin of Wånkarbo, surrounded by thick Scandinavian forest and desolated fields. A place where the band have done many of its esthetic work over the years (recordings, videos and craft). This place has become a vital part of the very core of what is This Gift Is A Curse.”

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Bay Area band Hell Fire revive ’80s-era thrash and NWOBHM, and we premiered a stream of their third album (and proper RidingEasy Records debut) Mania, which you can read more about here.


Instrumental noise/math/prog etc supergroup Skryptor (members of Dazzling Killmen, craw, STATS, Aa) released their debut album today, and we premiered the full stream and wrote more about it here.


NJ prog metallers East of the Wall released their new album NP-Complete today via Translation Loss, after premiering it a few days early (via MetalSucks).


German industrial vets Rammstein are releasing their first album in a decade, which is self-titled, on May 17 via Universal. You can read more about lead single “Deutschland” at Invisible Oranges.

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For even more new songs, browse the ‘New Songs’ archive. For new metal albums, browse ‘Upcoming Metal Releases’ on Invisible Oranges. And browse our ‘Metal’ category for even more heavy music news.

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