11 New Metal & Hardcore Songs Out This Week
It is a very crazy time for the entire world right now, but it's also a very good week for new music, which is good if you're spending the foreseeable future at home. In the world of heavy music, we got new albums from Code Orange, Huntsmen, Unsane/Swans offshoot Human Impact, and noisy, metal-adjacent singer/songwriter Hilary Woods (all four of which I wrote about in Notable Releases), and you can head to Invisible Oranges' Upcoming Metal Releases for more. We also got new singles from Morbus Chron offshoot Sweven, The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis (Dio cover), Zeus! + Mike Patton (Cramps cover), Eye Flys, ACxDC, and more. Read on for all the heavy we posted this week...
SWEVEN (ex-MORBUS CHRON) - "MYCELIA"
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Robert Andersson, frontman/founder/songwriter/guitarist of the gone-too-soon Swedish prog/psych/black/death metal band Morbus Chron had launched a new band, Sweven (named after Morbus Chron's already-classic 2014 sophomore album), and that their debut album The Eternal Resonance would come out March 20 via Ván Records. First single "Mycelia" dropped this week, and it picks up where Morbus Chron left off, as harsh/extreme as it is proggy/trippy as it is bright and melodic. It's getting us very excited to hear more.
THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER - "CHILD OF NIGHT"
The Black Dhalia Murder have debuted a second single from Verminous (due 4/17 via Metal Blade), following the killer title track. "Child of Night" is another dose of thrashy, eardrum-pounding melodic death metal, and it's keeping our hopes high for this new LP.
KHEMMIS - "RAINBOW IN THE DARK" (DIO COVER)
Doomed Heavy Metal drops April 17 via 20 Buck Spin, and Khemmis' cover of Dio's classic "Rainbow In The Dark" is out now. If Dio had written this song when he was in Black Sabbath, it might've sounded something like Khemmis' version. Pretty awesome.
ZEUS! & MIKE PATTON - "HUMAN FLY" (CRAMPS COVER)
Italian math/prog weirdos and Faith No More/Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton put a freakish twist on "Human Fly" from Three One G's upcoming Cramps tribute compilation. Read more here.
EYE FLYS - "GUILLOTINE"
Eye Flys — the band of Full of Hell guitarist Spencer Hazard, Backslider bassist Jake Smith (on guitar and vocals), former Backslider drummer Patrick Forrest, and Triac’s Kevin Bernsten on bass — will release their debut full-length album Tub of Lard next week (3/20) via Thrill Jockey, and here's another song from it: the sludgy, pissed-off "Guillotine."
ACXDC - "SATAN IS KING"
LA grinders ACxDC (who are opening the Negative Approach tour) are releasing their new album Satan Is King on May 15 via Prosthetic (their first for the label), and the scorching title track is out now. Vocalist Sergio Amalfitano tells No Echo, "The song is a sort of fuck you to Kanye West and any evangelical type. His whole album is praising Jesus as king and this title track is sort of a 'so what? Satan is king too.'"
NITE - "NIGHT TERRORS"
NITE (who share members with High Spirits and Dawnbringer) are like '80s arena metal with black metal vocals, and you can stream their killer new track "Night Terrors" and read an interview with the band at Invisible Oranges. Their new album Darkness Silence Mirror Flame drops March 20 via Creator-Destructor.
AUROCH - "COFFIN NAILS"
Vancouver's Auroch are releasing their new mini album Stolen Angelic Tongues on April 24 via 20 Buck Spin, and first single "Coffin Nails" is a vicious dose of blackened death metal.
BLACKLISTED - "EYE FOR AN EYE" (2005)
Hardcore boundary-pushers Blacklisted are releasing the "new" EP Eye For An Eye on May 1 via Deathwish, featuring two songs from their 2005 split 7" with First Blood, Dead Mean's Hands III. The newly-issued title track is streaming now.
PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS - "RUBBERNECKER"
UK stoner rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have shared another song from their upcoming album Viscerals, and it's a dose of fuzzed-out heavy psych that could appeal to Electric Wizard and QOTSA fans alike.
BRASS AGAINST - "UMBRA"
Brass Against is a brass band who made a name for themselves with their covers of songs by heavy rock bands, like Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Beastie Boys, and Pantera, and "Umbra" is their first original song. Read more about it here.