15 New Metal Songs Out This Week
This week in metal, we got the great new Wormwitch album (which I reviewed for Notable Releases), and you can catch up on even more new metal albums/EPs (like the 1349 EP, Exumer, and more) at Invisible Oranges' 'Upcoming Metal Releases.' We also got new singles from the upcoming Ringworm, Spirit Adrift, and Inter Arma albums, a new Sacred Reich song from their split with Iron Reagan, and more. Read on for all the metal (and metal-adjacent stuff) we posted on BV this week...
RINGWORM - "ACQUIESCE"
Metallic hardcore greats Ringworm have shared a second single from their anticipated new album Death Becomes My Voice. While the lead single/title track started out as a slow burner before really kicking in, this one starts off with a bang and stays on a high the whole time. As for the video, frontman Human Furnace says: "The Acquiesce video is a sequel to the Shades of Blue video, and actually a third act of an ongoing story, that started with our very first video for 2005’s Justice Replaced by Revenge. It’s another small piece of a larger story, that we’re planning on telling in its entirety, soon, as its own stand-alone short film, this fall. We’ll have a longer directors cut of the video, shortly. It’ll let you in on more of the story told over the course of the 3 videos, complete with storyboard to scene side-by-side comparisons, and a brief outline of the story."
SPIRIT ADRIFT - "TORTURED BY TIME"
Spirit Adrift have shared a second single from their anticipated new album Divided By Darkness. "Tortured By Time" sees them moving even further away from doom than lead single "Hear Her." It's equal parts catchy and proggy, and there's a bit of '90s-rock-radio-friendliness in the mix too.
INTER ARMA - "HOWLING LANDS"
Inter Arma have shared a fourth song off their highly anticipated new album Sulphur English. At six minutes, this is the shortest song they've released so far, and it's one of the most accessible too... but in a dark, psychedelic way.
SACRED REICH - "DON'T DO IT DONNIE"
Phoenix thrash vets Sacred Reich are not only gearing up for a tour with Iron Reagan, they're also releasing a split with them on April 19. They've now shared the politically charged "Don't Do It Donnie" from that split, which is also expected to appear on Sacred Reich's next full-length, Awakening, due later this year via Metal Blade. Sacred Reich's Phil Rind says, "We are stoked to do a split with Iron Reagan. When we began as a band in 1986 we were influenced lyrically by punk bands and the Reagan era. This is a great way to get back to our roots. The song is a heavy and cheeky middle finger to the politics of today. You’d think we’d have learned by now. There is a reason our first record is called ‘Ignorance‘."
KNOCKED LOOSE - "MISTAKES LIKE FRACTURES"
Oldham County, Kentucky metallic hardcore crew Knocked Loose are releasing the Mistakes Like Fractures 7" on May 10 via Pure Noise, and the title track is out, along with its Max Moore-directed video. This thing is total mosh bait, and they've released it just in time for their tour with Harms Way which starts tonight.
MIND POWER - Q2 (EP STREAM)
Speaking of hardcore bands who might be named after bad Brains, Wilkes-Barre metallic hardcore crew Mind Power (the new band of A Life Once Lost frontman Robert Meadows, along with members of Dead End Path, Ligeia, and Bring The Heat) are releasing a new EP for each quarter of 2019. Q1 came out back in January and Q2 is out now. If you miss A Life Once Lost, or like late '90s/early '00s metalcore in general, you're probably gonna dig this too.
MISERY INDEX - "ZOMBIE PRESCRIPTION" (SNAPCASE COVER)
Baltimore death metal staples Misery Index (who recently released a new album) have recorded a cover of "Zombie Prescription" off the classic 1997 album Progression Through Unlearning by Buffalo metalcore greats Snapcase (who are in the midst of a comeback). Misery Index turn it into a death metal song, without losing the recognizable traits of the original.
CHROME WAVES - "SOMETHING IN THE WAY" (NIRVANA COVER)
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, post-black metal band Chrome Waves have shared this atmospheric, brooding cover of Nirvana's "Something In The Way." If you want more covers of Nirvana's songs today, check out our list of 15 of the best ones.
MARISSA NADLER & STEPHEN BRODSKY - "ESTRANGED" (GUNS N' ROSES COVER)
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky's new album Droneflower will be out at the end of the month and here's a beautiful cover of Guns N' Roses "Estranged" (from Use Your Illusion II). They take it, naturally, into darker, more ethereal territory -- and shorten it just a little.
GERONIMO - "OBSOLETE"
Noise trio Geronimo (ex-Bastard Noise, Sleestak, etc) are releasing their first full-length since their 2007 debut this year, and you can read more about title track "Obsolete" here.
ISOTOPE - ISOTOPE (ALBUM STREAM)
Bay Area hardcore crew Isotope feature former members of Acts of Sedition, Stormcrow, Sanctum, and more, and their debut LP is now streaming. Read more here.
BILLYBIO - "GET UP, STAND UP" (BOB MARLEY COVER)
BillyBio (the solo project of Biohazard's Billy Graziadei) is releasing the Freedom's Never Free EP on May 10 via Bridge Nine, and the first single is this hardcore punk style cover of Bob Marley's reggae classic "Get Up, Stand Up."
HEILUNG - "NORUPO"
Heilung's members hail from Norway, Denmark, and Germany, and they make Nordic dark folk that sometimes sounds like a cross between Dead Can Dance and Wardruna. They're playing Roadburn this year, and they're also releasing a new album, Futha, on June 28 via Season of Mist. The first single is "Norupo" and the band says, "'Norupo' is based on the poem known as 'the Norwegian rune poem.' The poem was preserved in a 17th-century copy of a now lost 13th-century manuscript. The Norwegian rune poem gives a complete description of all sixteen runes of the younger Futhark, also commonly known as the 'Viking runes.' These runes are also the foundation for the artwork of 'Futha.'"
DEAFKIDS - "ESPIRAIS DA LOUCURA"
Brazil's Deafkids are touring with Neurosis this year and recently released their new album METAPROGRAMAÇÃO on Neurosis' Neurot Recordings, and now they've put out a video for "Espirais da Loucura" off that album. Neurosis' Steve Von Till calls them "a unique psychoactive journey of Brazilian polyrhythmic percussion, hypnotic chanting, and aggressive repetitive raw punk all echoing out from another dimension," and you can hear that description coming through loud and clear on this song.
SATARAY - NOCTURNUM (ALBUM STREAM)
One-woman dark ambient project Sataray's debut album Nocturnum can be streamed now and you can read more about it here.