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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From CALIGULA'S HORSE, OLD MAN GLOOM, and More Out Today – 5/22

This week's new heavy metal releases include a double dose from Aaron Turner and pals, Prog from down under, a new release from an old favorite, and more!
To the metals…

This week's new heavy metal releases include a double dose from Aaron Turner and pals, Prog from down under, a new release from an old favorite, and more! To the metals…

Barren Womb – Lizard Lounge 
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Genre: Noise rock
Origin: Trondheim, Norway
Label: Loyal Blood Records

Starting this week off with fuzzy jams. This duo has a Mondo Generator vibe to them. Pretty straight-forward rock, but with lots of aggression and feedback.


Caligula's Horse – Rise Radiant

Genre: Progressive metal
Origin: Brisbane, Australia
Label: InsideOut

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One of modern prog's most underrated acts has returned with another delight of an album. You're getting soaring epics, shredding guitars, and djenty rhythms. Some versions of the album include a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up," which has me very curious.


Her Chariot Awaits – Her Chariot Awaits

Genre: Hard rock
Origin: Barcelona, Spain/Staten Island, New York
Label: Frontiers

Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) and Ailyn's (ex-Sirenia) new band feels like the perfect blend of the masterminds behind it. Like Adrenaline Mob, you're getting some high energy hard rock with progressive moments, and like Sirenia, you're getting grand, catchy vocals. Fans of both bands will probably dig this.

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Killitorous – The Afterparty

Genre: Technical death metal
Origin: Ottawa, Ontario
Label: Tentacles Industries

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It's been six years since this technical supergroup has shredded your eardrums, and on their second album they brought more pals along. The band is already made of members of Annihilator, Suffocation, and others, but this time they have diverse guests spots from Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous), Riley McShane (Allegaeon), Chewy (Voivod), and A LOT more. This album is a hell of a party full of twists and turns.

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Old Man Gloom – Seminar VIII: Light Of Meaning

Genre: Sludge
Origin: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Label: Profound Lore

Old Man Gloom are no stranger to the unorthodox. In 2014 they released two different albums with the same name to mess with reviewers. Then this year they are once again releasing two albums. One of which (noted below) was released the day it was announced. Today, however, sees the official release of Seminar VIII: Light Of Meaning, which is another noisy, sludgy masterpiece from Aaron Turner's collective. Like, Seminar IX, this includes some of the final performances of fallen bassist Caleb Scofield, but performances from Stephen Brodsky who stepped into his friend's shoes.


Old Man Gloom – Seminar IX: Darkness Of Being
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Genre: Sludge
Origin: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Label: Profound Lore

Today is the physical release of Seminar IX, so I decided gave an nod to it since I missed it when it was released/announced.


The Weapon – A Repugnant Turn Of Events

Genre: Hardcore
Origin: New York, New York
Label: Self-released

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Jesse Leech from Killswitch Engage is not a man that relaxes apparently. This year alone, he has released an EP of songs with Killswitch Engage, ambient music with The Way Back Within, and now a hardcore punk album with The Weapon. This is nine tracks of short, aggressive bursts that rage against oppression and tyranny. Jesse is adding another solid bit of experience to his already lengthy and impressive resume.


Also dropping today…

  • American Terror – Influencer (EMP Label Group) – Punk
  • Black Rainbows – Cosmic Ritual Supertrip (Heavy Psych Records) – Psychedelic/doom
  • The Brazilian Gentleman – L & L (Internet & Weed) – Experimental
  • Capra – Capra (Self-released) – Melodic hardcore
  • Cauldron Black Ram – Slaver (20 Buck Spin) – Black/death metal
  • Cosmic Putrefaction – The Horizon Towards Which Splendour Withers (I, Voidhanger) – Death metal
  • Crossfaith – Species (UNFD) – Metalcore/groove metal
  • Daemon Pyre – Serpent Gods And A Dying Sun (Maric Media) – Death metal
  • Devil With No Name – Devil With No Name (New Density) – Black metal
  • Die Kreatur – Panoptikum (Napalm) – Gothic rock/metal
  • Esoctrilihum – Eternity of Shaog (I, Voidhanger) – Death metal
  • [Evertrapped] – The Last Extinction (Self-released) – Melodic death metal
  • Fairyland – Osyrhianta (Massacre) – Symphonic power metal
  • Féleth – Depravity (DeadPop Records) – Death metal
  • Feral Light – Life Vapor (Hypnotic Dirge) -Black metal
  • Fires in the Distance – Echoes from Deep November (Prosthetic Records) – Melodic death metal/doom
  • From Hell – Rats & Ravens (Scourge Records) – Thrash/death metal
  • Maelstrom – Of Gods and Men (Self-released) – Thrash
  • Mountaineer – Bloodletting (Lifeforce) – Post-doom
  • The Nixons – Sonic Boom EP (Intercept) – Alternative rock
  • Ötzi – Storm (Artoffact Records) – Post-punk
  • Oz – Forced Commandments (Massacre) – Heavy metal
  • Pile of Priests – Pile of Priests (Extreme Metal Music/Rockshots Records) – Death metal
  • Plague Years – Circle Of Darkness (eOne) – Death metal/thrash
  • Revenge – Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season Of Mist) – Black/death metal
  • Unreqvited – Empathica (Season of Mist) – Black metal/shoegaze
  • Without Light – All the Kings Must Burn (Weed Cabinet Records) – Doom Metal
  • Wolftooth – Valhalla (Ripple Music) – Doom/heavy metal

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