Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Testimony-The Beast that Prays

Testimony is a four piece progressive death metal band from Indiana. With influences that range from... musical genres like jazz and funk to legendary metal bands such as Death, Voivod, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Megadeth, Testimony combines elements of thrash and progressive metal, yielding a sort of spacey travel through time that rips like any other band from the ‘80s, but has an artistic flair of its own.

Below you will find their latest 5 track ep, The Beast That Prays. Available at a 'Name your price' download it is an ep that you have no excuse to pass by. Blogger Widgets

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Entierro- Self Titled Ep

Originally formed as Treebeard in 2010, Entierro is a collective of New Haven and Waterbury vets that converged to play heavy yet melodic songs with groove and melody that showed off their love of classic heavy metal and modern doom and stoner acts.

This is one of the best albums I have discovered all summer long. It's as if Danzig and High on Fire collided with Sabbath. Simply amazing. If you only have time to check out one new band, make it this one!

Desert Suns- Self Titled

 San Diego California's Desert Suns are a new band in 2014 with an old school sound! With influences of stoner rock, doom metal, sludge, psychedelic and blues you can expect a wide range of sound from Desert Suns! 

Worship the riff and enjoy some 'Space Pussy' below. 

Horseskull- Self Titled Ep

Horseskull is a four piece sludge/doom metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Their mission, to plunge a heavy stake into the heart of the masses.With the release of their 6 track debut album, Horseskull may very well achieve that mission. May I add that this album is damn good! Let the sludge consume you below. 

Iron Reagan- The Tyranny of Will

Photo by Steve Krandal
Iron Reagan are no strangers to the art of crossover. Between them they fill, or have filled the ranks of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour alike. Now, with their recent signing to metal powerhouse Relapse Records, the hardcore thrash quintet are ready to take their bruising antics to the next level.

The 'Tyranny of Will' is their Relapse Records debut sending 24 absolutely killer crossover thrash hits your way. If you like your hardcore all thrashed up then this album is for you. Stream the new album below and then make your way over to their official sites to grab yourself a copy!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Ogre- The Last Neanderthal

Here is a release that snuck up on me. 'The Last Neandethal' from retro stoner/doom rockers Ogre is the fifth release in a series of incredible albums. Seriously, if you have never listened to Ogre you have been missing out. The full album can be streamed below, but be sure to jump over to their bandcamp and check out the rest of their catalog.

Outcast- Self Titled Ep

I can't find much info on Outcast who play some epic speed/thrash metal. Signed to Heavy Chains Records a small record label from Tasmania, they have only put out 1 release... on cassette! It is currently sold out but a re-press should be in the works. In the meantime you can check out the 5 track self titled ep below.

String Theory- At the Edge of the Universe

String Theory is an extreme symphonic death metal band from Finland. Last month they released their 'At the Edge of the Universe' Ep which you can find below. It brings you 5 tracks of hauntingly beautiful symphonic metal at a 'name your price' download. So be sure to check it out!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Tripture- Ortus

Tripture is a progressive metal band from Gdansk, Poland. Tripture consists of five guys with musical tastes ranging from Meshuggah and Tesseract to Robert Glasper and Son House. Tripture is about djenty, aggressive riffs and complex rhythms on top of ambient, atmospheric soundscapes. Tripture is soul, opera and growl.

Their full length album 'Ortus' is available below at a 'name your price' download. This is a really great album that you shouldn't pass by and that's coming from someone who isn't even a fan of the genre! 

Holy Grove- Live at Jooniors

Up next we have Holy Grove a heavy stoner rock band from Portland, Oregon. What is it with Portland? How can so much talent come from one place? Honestly, is there such thing as a bad band from that city? Although Holy Grove only has 2 tracks available on their bandcamp they bring to the table a sampling of brilliant craftsmanship. It leaves the listener wondering just how amazing their upcoming full length will be. With an anticipated fall release, we shouldn't have to wait too long to find out!