This is a huge week for new music all across the board, and heavy music is no exception. I highly recommend the new Infant Island and Paradise Lost albums, both of which I wrote about in Notable Releases, and other new albums out today include the new Wailin Storms (more on that below), In the Company of Serpents (more on that here), Okkultokrati (more on that here), and ACxDC. We also got new singles from Alice Cooper, Inter Arma (covering Neil Young), Exhumed, Gaerea, The Acacia Strain, Protest the Hero, Misery Signals, END, Nuvolascura, Entry, Skeleton, Chelsea Wolfe's new band Mrs. Piss, and more. Read on for all the heavy songs we posted this week...

ALICE COOPER - "DON'T GIVE UP"

Alice Cooper addresses these tough times on his new motivational single, "Don't Give Up," which he released because he "felt the need to talk directly to his fans from isolation in his home where he is working to finish his upcoming album. It’s Cooper’s shout-out to keep our heads high, to stay strong, and to fight back together." I dunno if it slaps as hard as "School's Out" or "No More Mr. Nice Guy," but it's nice that Alice is thinking of us. If you want it on a limited edition 7" picture disc, you can pre-order that.

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INTER ARMA - "SOUTHERN MAN" (NEIL YOUNG COVER)

Inter Arma have announced a covers album and the first taste is this black metal version of Neil Young's classic "Southern Man." Read more here.

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EXHUMED - "ROT YOUR BRAIN"

You already heard Gruesome's "A Mind Decayed" from their upcoming split with related band Exhumed, and here's a skull-crushing, jackhammering offering from Exhumed from that same split.

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GAEREA - "NULL"

Portuguese black metallers Gaerea will release their sophomore album, Limbo, on July 24 via Season of Mist, and the monstrous lead single "Null" is out now.

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THE ACACIA STRAIN - "INVERTED PERSON" & "CHHINNAMASTA"

The Acacia Strain continue their series of two-song singles with two more songs that continue to push the envelope of what 2000s-style metalcore/deathcore can sound like in the year 2020.

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PROTEST THE HERO - "FROM THE SKY"

Protest The Hero have shared a second single off their upcoming first album in seven years, and it's another flamboyant, bombastic dose of post-hardcore that finds this band in fine form.

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MISERY SIGNALS - "THE TEMPEST"

Metalcore vets Misery Signals have announced their first album with original vocalist Jesse Zaraska since their 2004 debut and released lead single "The Tempest." Read more here.

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END - "FEAR FOR ME NOW"

END — the hardcore/metalcore supergoup of vocalist Brendan Murphy (Counterparts), guitarist Will Putney (of Fit For An Autopsy and producer for Knocked Loose, Vein, Every Time I Die, and tons of other cool bands), guitarist Gregory Thomas (ex-Misery Signals, ex-Shai Hulud), bassist Jay Pepito (Reign Supreme, ex-Blacklisted), and drummer Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) — have shared another rager off their upcoming debut LP.

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REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER & JUSTICE TRIPP - REGIONAL JURTICE CENTER

One man powerviolence band Regional Justice Center dropped a new two-song EP with vocals by Trapped Under Ice/Angel Du$t frontman Justice Tripp (titled Regional Jurtice Center, nice), and both songs go as hard as you'd expect.

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SELF DEFENSE FAMILY - "MAKE ME A PALLET FIRE ON YOUR FLOOR" & "LOCAL CLERICS"

Self Defense Family continue to empty their vaults with this two-song single recorded while on tour in Australia a few years ago. Both are great examples of the band's slow-burning experimental post-hardcore, and proceeds from this one go to COVID-19 Victorian First Nations Mutual Aid Fund. Read more about the songs here.

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NUVOLASCURA - "PIXEL VISION ANXIETY"

The second single off Nuvolascura's upcoming sophomore album As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination is a mathy, screamo rager. Read more about it here.

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ENTRY - "YOUR BEST INTEREST"

Entry, the LA hardcore band fronted by Sara Gregory that also features Touche Amore's Clayton Stevens on guitar, Sheer's Sean Sakamoto on bass, and drummer Chris Dwyer, will follow their 2016 EP No Relief with their debut album Detriment on July 17 via Southern Lord. The first single is "Your Best Interest" which is even rawer and nastier than No Relief.

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SKELETON - "CATACOMBS"

Austin's Skeleton were more or less a hardcore band on their early EPs, but they just signed to 20 Buck Spin for their self-titled debut full-length, and first single "Catacombs" finds them incorporating a whole lot of black metal into their sound. It's cool stuff and we're looking forward to hearing the rest of this LP.

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MIKE CRAIN (RETOX, DEAD CROSS) - "IN THIS SKIN"

Retox/Dead Cross member Mike Crain follows his recent solo EP with this creepy, brooding new song. "I'm so goddamn sick/That's my story/That's all," Crain sings, referring to his recent battle with cancer and a COVID-19 diagnosis. "The past few months have been fucking surreal, to put it mildly," he tells Revolver. "I literally just recovered from cancer treatments, recorded the new Dead Cross album, went on tour with my band Cunts supporting the Melvins, contracted COVID-19 on said tour, lost my sense of smell for what feels like an eternity now, and spent all the time in between writing and recording a slew of solo material."

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MRS. PISS (CHELSEA WOLFE & JESS GOWRIE) - "KNELT" & "DOWNER SURROUNDED BY UPPERS"

Chelsea Wolfe and her longtime drummer Jess Gowrie (also of Horseneck) now have a new collaborative project together called Mrs. Piss, and they released two songs off their upcoming debut album. Read more here.

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MAGGOT HEART - "MERCY MACHINE"

Maggot Heart is the project of Linnéa Olsson (who also played in Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures, Sonic Ritual, and The Oath), and they’re releasing their sophomore album, Mercy Machine, this July. Check out the title track and read more here.

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STRIKE ANYWHERE - "DRESS THE WOUNDS" & "IMPERIUM OF WASTE"

Richmond melodic hardcore greats Strike Anywhere have released their first two songs in over a decade, both of which will appear on their new EP Nightmares of the West, due this July via their new label home Pure Noise. Read more here.

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BLUE NOISE - WORLD OF HARM

Blue Noise, the black metal/screamo solo project of Maya Chun (of Youth Novel, Serpent Column, Bonglord, and other bands), has a new record out on Zegema Beach Records and it's raw, noisy, intense stuff.

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TRUTH CULT - OFF FIRE

Baltimore's Truth Cult have former members of Red Death, Give, and others, and their Pop Wig-released debut album Off Fire was produced by Jawbox's J Robbins and owes a great deal of debt to the discordant, mathy, off-kilter post-hardcore that a handful of J's Dischord labelmates were making in the mid '90s. It's a familiar sound, but Truth Cult make it feel fresh.

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WAILIN STORMS - RATTLE

It's hard to pin Wailin Storms' new album Rattle (out now on Gilead Media) into any one specific genre: it's just loud, heavy, dark rock music, and it's awesome.

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TRIPTYKON - REQIUEM LIVE AT ROADBURN + VIDEO

At Roadburn 2019, Tom G. Warrior's band Triptykon "completed" the long-unfinished Requiem trilogy that Warrior's earlier band Celtic Frost started decades ago, with help from Metropole Orkest, and that recording came out today as a live album. They also released this video for "Rex Irae."

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For even more new songs, browse our roundup of today's Bandcamp exclusives and our ‘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.