A lot of cool metal albums are out this week, including Nile, Cannabis Corpse, Novembers Doom, Year of the Cobra, and Sarke (mem Darkthrone), all of which you can read about at Invisible Oranges’ Upcoming Metal Releases (you can also read a full Year of the Cobra review here). Also out today is the new Angel Witch, and you can read an interview with the band and stream the album right here. Plenty of cool singles came out this week too, and this just so happened to be a week that was heavy on hardcore and crossover, with tracks from Red Death, Foreseen, Agnostic Front, Queensway, Rule Them All, and more. For something a little more firmly planted in metal, the first Nero Di Marte album in six years was announced and the first single from that is streaming. Read on for all the heavy tracks we posted on BV this week…
RED DEATH – “SICKNESS DIVINE”
Red Death have shared the title track off their upcoming album Sickness Divine (due 11/29 via Century Media). They’re still making intense thrash revival, but this song seems them slowing down a bit and going into territory that’s more “For Whom The Bell Tolls” than Kill ‘Em All.
FORESEEN – “INFILTRATOR”
Finland’s Foreseen have made a name for themselves as one of the better crossover thrash revival bands around, and new single “Infiltrator” proves they have not lost their knack for mind-melting rippers one bit. It’s the first taste of the band’s new 7″ that comes out on November 15 with the b-side “Wide Awake Nightmare.”
AGNOSTIC FRONT – “I REMEMBER”
New York hardcore heroes Agnostic Front’s new album GET LOUD! comes out next week (11/8) via Nuclear Blast, and they’ve unleashed another song/video from it. You probably know what to expect from a song called “I Remember” by a band like Agnostic Front, and that is exactly what you get.
NERO DI MARTE – “SISYPHOS”
Italian metal band Nero Di Marte are releasing their first album in six years, Immoto, on January 24 via Season of Mist, and the first single is the opening track “Sisyphos,” which treks through all kinds of different metal (post-, prog, black, etc) in its 11-and-a-half minute running time.
CUNTS – “ASS TO GRIND”
Cunts is the new-ish band from Michael Crain (Dead Cross/Retox) and Matt Cronk (Qui), and they’re one of the many bands lined up to open the Mr. Bungle reunion shows. Their self-titled debut album is out today on Ipecac, along with a video for standout track “Ass To Grind.” As you’d probably expect from a band with this lineup, this band name, this song title, and a slot on the Mr. Bungle tour, it’s a chaotic DGAF noise-punk ripper that’ll have you moshing in your living room.
FYRHTU – “RITUAL”
Oakland’s Fyrhtu is a new duo from the very prolific Leila Abdul-Rauf (a solo artist and a member of Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum, Cardinal Wrym, and more) and Nathan A. Verrill (also of Cardinal Wrym), and you can read more about their new single “Ritual” here.
QUEENSWAY – THE REAL FEAR (EP STREAM)
Baltimore hardcore crew Queensway are gearing up to hit the road with Sanction, Vatican, and Fuming Mouth, and just ahead of that trek, they’ve dropped this new five-song EP. If you’re unfamiliar, Queensway strike a balance between beastly metal grows, tough ’90s hardcore, and just a hint of rap-metal, and their riffs really groove. That’s all on display, and in very fine form, on this new batch of songs.
RULE THEM ALL – “DREAMS ABOUT…”
If you go to hardcore shows in New York, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Long Island’s Rule Them All (whose upcoming schedules includes gigs opening for Backtrack and Shelter), and if you dig the bands they tend to play with, you’re probably gonna dig Rule Them All too. Their new EP Dreams About… drops December 6 via Flatspot Records, and the opening title track is NYHC revival done right.