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THE WEEKLY INECTION: New Releases From HAUNT, MYTHIC SUNSHIP, and More Out Today – 4/2

Plus releases from Bridge Burner, Frayle, Fuoco Fatuo, Wode, and Odd Circus.

This week’s new heavy metal releases include funeral home riffs, heavy metal fun, hellish doom, and more! To the metals…

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ALSO! Today, Bandcamp is doing their monthly day of giving 100% of what you pay directly to the labels and artists as Covid-19 Pandemic relief. So if you can get stuff from Bandcamp, please do.

Bridge Burner – Disempath

Genre: Hardcore/grind
Origin: Auckland, New Zealand
Label: Hibernation Release

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Kicking this week off with some dissonant, grindy New Zealanders. Disempath is twenty-eight minutes of death metal, grindcore, hardcore, and more. Christopher has a deep dive and full album stream here as part of The Monday Grind.

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Frayle – Live at the House of Wills

Genre: Doom/shoegaze
Origin: Cleveland, Ohio
Label: Aqualamb Records

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Without the ability to tour Frayle have adapted with Live at House of Wills. This is a live recording filmed at House of Wills which is a closed funeral home in their hometown of Cleveland, because of course they shot this there. This three-track EP includes two tracks from their debut album 1692 and a cover of Johnny Cash’s "Ring of Fire." It's available to get on Bandcamp today only, so hurry up and get some doom.

Fuoco Fatuo – Obsidian Katabasis

Genre: Funeral doom/death metal
Origin: Varese, Italy
Label: Profound Lore

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Now we're going from doom recorded in a funeral home to funeral doom presumably recorded in a studio. This is some dark shit. Along with the slow heaviness there's an atmosphere that makes this album sound like it's a direct line to hell. Sounds like demons bellowing and the screams of the damned over guitars and stuff.

Haunt – Beautiful Distraction

Genre: Heavy metal
Origin: Fresno, California
Label: Church Recordings

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How about something a bit more fun? Trevor William Church cannot slow down. Haunt dropped two records last year and the band is already back with another of shreddy heavy metal that could have fallen out of the eighties. This is the perfect soundtrack to driving too fast or battling something.

Mythic Sunship – Wildfire

Genre: Heavy metal/psychedelic
Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: Tee Pee Records

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A band like Mythic Sunship is such a gift right now. Their music is perfect for putting on and getting lost in. Wildfire features five lengthy tracks that are instrumental jam freak-outs. You're getting some jazz, some psychedelic, lots of riffs, and saxophone squeals here.

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Odd Circus – Mantha EP

Genre: Experimental/avant-garde
Origin: Orlando, Florida
Label: Idea Music

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Let's keep things weird, because why not? Odd Circus are a young trio that, like Mythic Sunship, create instrumental tracks that one can get lost in. However, once you're lost in these tracks the journey your is more like the tunnel/boat scene in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory than a fun dance in the grass. Fans of Trioscapes should get on this one.

Steel Bearing Hand – Slay In Hell

Genre: Thrash
Origin: Dallas, Texas
Label: Carbonized

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On their first record in six years Steel Bearing Hand are bringing the thrash with a dash of death metal. You're getting high-energy rhythms, guitar flurries, dive-bombs, and stuff that is guaranteed to get a circle pit spinning. This one was worth the wait.

Two Minutes To Late Night – Live From Saint Vitus

Genre: All-star heavy metal covers
Origin: Various
Label: Self-released

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Two Minutes To Late Night pivoted their whole thing during this quarantine and have been putting out fun star-studded covers. Today (April second) and today only, they are putting out their eighth Bandcamp exclusive EP to help out the artists that have contributed to these covers. This one features their live covers of "Purple Rain," The Trooper," "Foreplay/Long Time," and more. Get it before it's gone.

Wode – Burn In Many Mirrors

Genre: Black/death metal
Origin: Manchester, England
Label: 20 Buck Spin

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Wrapping this week with some Wode. Wode put a modern spin on a combination of classic death and black metal. You're getting some atmosphere, but this is by no means a spooky post-rock album. This is closer to Winterfylleth.

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Also dropping today…

  • Aphrodite – Orgasmic Glory (Self-released) – Speed metal
  • Avaland – Theater of Sorcery (Rockshots Records) – Power metal
  • Blue Ox – Holy Vore (Self-released) – Hardcore/grind
  • Bones Of The Earth – II. Eternal Meditations Of A Deathless Crown (Holy Anvil Recording Company) – Hardcore/doom
  • Cactus – Tightrope (Cleopatra) – Hard rock
  • Ischemic – Ischemic (Self-released) – Death metal/doom
  • JoeyDiabolic – Through Soundwaves Volume 4 (Self-released) – Horror theme covers
  • Jointhugger – Reaper Season EP (Majestic Mountain Records) – Doom/stoner
  • Lebensnacht – The Realm Beyond (Naturmacht Productions) – Black metal
  • Lord – Undercovers (Dominus Records) – Heavy metal covers
  • Malacoda – Crawling Chaos (Self-released) – Hard rock
  • Moral Collapse – Moral Collapse (Subcontinental Records) – Death metal/thrash
  • Mortify – Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) – Death metal/grindcore
  • The Mountain King – The Smell of Stars and Vomit 2 (Cursed Monk Records) -Doom/drone
  • Plaguewielder – Covenant Death (Disorder) – Blackened sludge
  • Sacred Oath – Return Of The Dragon (SoNo Recording Group) – Power metal
  • Sea Of Snakes – World On Fire (Metal Assault Records) – Heavy metal/stoner
  • SpellForger – Upholders of Evil (Personal Records) -Thrash/black metal
  • The Sun and the Mirror – Dissolution to Salt and Bone (Brucia Records) – Drone/doom
  • Unflesh – Inhumation (Self-released) – Melodic black/death metal
  • Wiedergänger – Cult of Extinction (Self-released) Atmospheric black metal

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