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22 New Metal & Hardcore Songs Out This Week

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This week in heavy, we got new albums from My Dying Bride and Body Count (which you can read about in Notable Releases), plus Pure Wrath, Tulus, and more (which you can read about in Invisible Oranges’ Upcoming Metal Releases). Also scroll down for new singles from Ulcerate, Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato, WVRM, Aborted, Testament, Monolord’s Thomas V. Jäger, and more…

ULCERATE – “STARE INTO DEATH AND BE STILL”

New Zealand’s Ulcerate will release their sixth album, Stare Into Death and Be Still, on April 24 via Debemur Morti Productions, and going by the eight and a half minute title track, their unique blend of death, black, sludge, and atmosphere sounds as killer as ever. Listen below.

GREG PUCIATO (ex-DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) – “FIRE FOR WATER”

Greg Puciato, frontman of the now-defunct Dillinger Escape Plan (and the dark synthpop band The Black Queen and the supergroup Killer Be Killed), is releasing his first-ever solo album, Child Soldier: Creator of God, this summer and first single “Fire For Water” is out now. Read more here.

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WVRM – “YEARS OF LEAD”

WVRM’s new single off their upcoming Colony Collapse (due 4/3 via Prosthetic) is part grind, part death, part sludge… whatever subgenre you call it, shit is filthy.

ABORTED – “GLOOM AND THE ART OF TRIBULATION”

Speaking of WVRM, Belgian death metal vets Aborted (who are touring with Napalm Death, WVRM, and Tombs this year) have unleashed this new ripper off their upcoming EP La Grande Mascarade, due April 17 via Century Media.

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TESTAMENT – “CHILDREN OF THE NEXT LEVEL”

Thrash legends Testament have shared another single off their upcoming Titans of Creation, and it’s another classic-Testament-sounding dose of face-melting thrash.

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BODY COUNT – “POINT THE FINGER” (ft. POWER TRIP’S RILEY GALE)

Body Count’s new album is out (read about it here), and a big highlight is this song featuring Power Trip frontman Riley Gale.

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CAUSTIC WOUND – “BLACK BAG ASPHYXIATION” & “URANIUM DECAY”

Pacific Northwest deathgrinders (whose lineup includes members of MORTIFERUM, Cerebral Rot, Fetid, and Magrudergrind) are releasing their debut album Death Posture on April 10 via Profound Lore, and they’re streaming two murky, grimy, eardrum-busting tracks from it now.

THOMAS V. JÄGER (MONOLORD) – “A SOLITARY PLAN”

Thomas V. Jäger, frontman of Swedish doomers Monolord, is releasing his debut solo album A Solitary Plan on May 8 via RidingEasy Records and he’s streaming the title track from it now. It’s an earthy, acoustic folk song (with some ethereal embellishments in the background) and Thomas is as good at this kind of thing as he is at doom.

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…AND OCEANS – “VIGILANCE AND ATROPHY”

Finnish black metal vets …and Oceans (who are closely related to Finnish death metal vets Festerday) have shared another track off their upcoming first album in 18 years, and like the first single, it’s truly killer stuff that makes it feel like they never left.

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PLAGUE YEARS – “PLAY THE VICTIM”

Michigan death-y crossover thrashers Plague Years are releasing their debut album Circle of Darkness on May 22 via eOne, and they’re streaming the whiplash-inducing “Play the Victim” today. Fans of anything from Slayer to Power Trip to Creeping Death, take note.

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CALLIGRAM – “VIVIDO PERIRE”

UK black metallers Calligram’s debut album The Eye Is the First Circle drops April 10 via Prosthetic, and new single “Vivido Perire” is genuinely vicious.

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TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION – “LIGHT/PAIN”

Following the psychedelic first single, Philly grinders Total Fucking Destruction have now shared a much more grindcore song off their upcoming album …to be alive at the end of the world. You can read what the band had to say about it and listen at MetalSucks.

SATAN – “TWELVE INFERNAL LORDS”

NWOBHM legends Satan are touring North America this year and playing Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philly, and ahead of that, they’ve released this new classic-Satan-sounding song for the Decibel Flexi Series.

MYRKUR – “GUDERNES VILJE”

Myrkur has shared another new agey folk song from the upcoming Folkesange, and this may be the grandest-sounding single from this album yet.

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GREEN CARNATION – “LEAVES OF YESTERYEAR”

Norwegian prog metal vets Green Carrnation (who were founded in 1990 by former Emperor bassist Tchort) will release their first new music in 14 years, Leaves of Yesteryear, on May 8 via Season of Mist. The title track is out now and it’s eight minutes of soaring, triumphant prog.

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WUW – “EN SOUVENIR DES JOURS QUE NOUS N’AURONS PAS VÉCUS” (ft. BRUCE LAMONT)

Parisian experimental post-metal duo WuW have shared a new song from their upcoming album Rétablir L’Eternité (due March 27 via Prosthetic), and it features sax by the great Chicago avant-metal musician Bruce Lamont. You can read much more about it at Invisible Oranges.

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CONSTRICT – “NO EDEN”

LA metallic hardcore crew Constrict (whose lineup includes members of Vamachara, Forced Order, God’s Hate, Disgrace and more) have shared the title track off their upcoming No Eden EP, which drops 3/20 via Flatspot. ‘Tis a certified, grade A slapper.

SOUL GLO – “TOO LATE N*****, I”M TIRED”

Philly punks Soul Glo are back with a menacing, whiplash-inducing new single.

TOTAL MELTDOWN – “EMBRACE IT”

Total Meltdown is a new band featuring Chris Enriquez (On the Might of Princes, Supertouch, Criteria, Shai Hulud, Spotlights, Primitive Weapons, more), and they’re streaming the very NYHC-sounding “Embrace It” from their upcoming self-titled EP. “It is all about accepting the fact that you are not in control of everything happening in your life,” vocalist Ralph Torres told No Echo.

HILARY WOODS – “THE MOUTH”

Another song from the new Hilary Woods album has arrived and this one’s the eeriest and noisiest yet.

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BIG CHEESE – PUNISHMENT PARK

Big Cheese hail from the New Wave of British Hardcore (and they share members with Higher Power and the now-defunct Violent Reaction), and their ripping debut full-length is streaming now.

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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