14 New Metal Songs Out This Week
This week I'm very excited about the new album from psychedelic sludgesters Helms Alee and Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky's new collaborative LP, both of which I reviewed for Notable Releases. This week also saw the release of the anticipated new Sunn O))) album (which Langdon reviewed), and other new albums like Vaura, Novarupta, and Gardghastr. Read about those three (and more) at Invisible Oranges' 'Upcoming Metal Releases.' As for new singles, we got tracks from Darkthrone, Yellow Eyes, Superstition, Fuming Mouth, Ringworm, Nocturnus AD, Call of the Void, and more. Read on for all of those and even more metal (and metal-adjacent) songs we posted on BV this week...
DARKTHRONE - "THE HARDSHIP OF THE SCOTS"
Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone are releasing a new album in May, and we wrote more about the furious lead single "The Hardship of the Scots" here.
YELLOW EYES - "NO DUST"
Connecticut black metal collective Yellow Eyes are releasing their new album Rare Field Ceiling on June 28 via Gilead Media, and they're now streaming lead single "No Dust." It's very much on the raw, lo-fi side of black metal with some nicely reverb-coated screams, and it's keeping our hopes high for the rest of this LP.
SUPERSTITION - "HIGHLY ATTUNED BEASTS OF THE DARK"
New Mexico's Superstition recently announced a tour with Tomb Mold and mentioned news on a new album would be coming soon. Now we know it's called The Anatomy Of Unholy Transformation and due June 21 via 20 Buck Spin, and the first single is out now. It's a very cool dose of evil, gruesome, old school-style death metal and it's making this LP seem very promising.
FUMING MOUTH - "FATALISM"
Boston's Fuming Mouth are gearing up to release their debut album The Grand Descent on June 21 via Triple B Records, and lead single/opening track "Fatalism" is a genuinely crushing, fresh, and raw as all hell take on death-y hardcore.
RINGWORM - "DEAD TO ME"
Ringworm have shared a third single from their anticipated new album Death Becomes My Voice, and this one is more in the chugga chugga hardcore realm than the previous two. As you'd expect from this band, it's a ripper.
NOCTURNUS AD - "THE ANTECHAMBER"
Nocturnus AD, the current version of veteran death metal band Nocturnus led by Mike Browning, shared a second single off their anticipated new album Paradox. Like the previous single, it's part OG death metal, part tech-y sci-fi prog, and it's a real head trip.
CALL OF THE VOID - "GOD HUNTS"
Denver sludge punks Call of the Void have unleashed another taste of their upcoming album Buried In Light, and this one's a real bulldozer.
DEATH ANGEL - "THE PACK"
Bay Area thrash vets Death Angel have shared another song from their upcoming album Humanicide (due 5/31 via Nuclear Blast), and like the title track, this new song sees Death Angel staying true to the sounds of their classic '80s era.
ACCEPT - "LIFE'S A BITCH"
Accept remain active without their original frontman Udo Dirkschneider (who has his own competing band), and though Udo's iconic voice is crucial to Accept's classic sound, the recent material with current vocalist Mark Tornillo has been pretty solid too. They've now returned with new single "Life's A Bitch," a party-friendly throwback that's very much on Accept's AC/DC side.
SERJ TANKIAN & BEAR MCCREARY - "GODZILLA" (BLUE OYSTER CULT COVER)
The new Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King Of Monsters, opens on May 31, and the soundtrack will feature this cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" by composer Bear McCreary with guest lead vocals by System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian. The cover also features members of the virtual metal band Dethklok: Brendon Small, Bryan Beller, and Gene Hoglan (the latter of whom also is/was in Dark Angel, Death, Testament, and more). It's mostly a straightforward take, with the kind of bombast added that you might expect from a monster movie, but it's cool to hear Serj sing this song nonetheless.
WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE - SUICIDE BY CITIZENSHIP (ALBUM STREAM)
New York dark/heavy music solo projects Walking Bombs (aka Morgan Y. Evans) and Gridfailure (aka David Brenner) have teamed up to release a collaborative album, Suicide By Citizenship, and it features tons of impressive guests, including Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Tad Doyle (Tad), Mike Score (All Out War), Brett Netson (ex-Built to Spill, Caustic Resin), and more. You can stream it now and read more about it here.
GOD'S BASTARD - LAST STANDING VILLAGE (EP STREAM)
God's Bastard is the duo of Drew Hays (Floods) and Lev Weinstein (Krallice), and their new EP Last Standing Village is out now. To quote IO, the EP "may be unsatisfyingly brief, but it’s definitely pithy: no moment wasted, no riff carried on too long, no idea too worn out."
LORD DYING - MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM (ALBUM STREAM)
Lord Dying's new LP has some of the roaring sludge that they've always been best known for, but it mostly takes their sound in proggier directions than ever before. It's their most ambitious, limitless album to date.
RAMMSTEIN - "RADIO"
German industrial metal act have never been the most subtle band, and new single "Radio" is no different. The song itself is about the power of music and the radio as its conduit. That theme plays out in its video that plays off their country's troubled past, with Rammstein as a 1930s big band whose broadcast leads to revolt. (The song is pretty catchy too.) "Radio" is from their new self-titled album that'll be out May 17.