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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Plus releases from Dead Cross, Demon Hunter, Dr. Acula, Hoaxed, and Thotcrime.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include a lot of bands that start with D, a very unique sound combination, a music video shot on smartphone in portrait mode, and more! You can also check out select new releases here on vinyl via Gimme Metal. Now to the metals…

Darkthrone – Astral Fortress

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Black metal
Origin: Vinterbro/Trysil Norway
Label: Peaceville

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Getting this party started with the perfect jams for your the Halloween weekend. This is assuming your weekend will be spent wandering a forest. The production is raw and a lot of the visuals seem understated, but the music doesn't need anything fancy to present some of the masters still on top of their game. Get it here via Gimme Metal.

Dead Cross – II

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Thrash/hardcore
Origin: Southern California
Label: Ipecac

The frantic supergroup that's half Retox and half Mr. Bungle is back with their second album aptly titled II. The fast parts are breakneck and when things slow down, they get real creepy and weird. So, you know, another solid entry in Mike Patton's heavy catalog. Get it here via Gimme Metal.

Demon Hunter – Exile

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Metalcore/alternative metal
Origin: Seattle, Washington
Label: Weapons MFG

After some delays, this outfit's dozenth album has arrived. It seems to lean further into alternative influences, but will still get your head bobbing. Some solid guests on this like Tom from Evergrey, Richie from Judas Priest, and Max from Soulfly. Frank has a chat with Ryan Clark here talking about those guests and more. Get it here via Gimme Metal.

Dr. Acula – Dr. Acula

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Deathcore
Origin: Long Island, New York
Label: Silent Pendulum Records

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It's been a decade since these deathcore weirdos have descended on our eardrums. This is a noisy chaotic one, but it seems more straightforward than the Below Me era of the band. I guess you could say it seems more "mature," even though the song titles are Goosebumps book titles.

Hoaxed – Two Shadows

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Heavy metal
Origin: Portland, Oregon
Label: Relapse Records

This is a really cool one. This duo has haunting melodies combined with dynamic song writing, sweet riffs, and spooky vibes. You're getting a little Myrkur, a little Ghost, and a lil Americana twang. Get it here via Gimme Metal.

Polyphia – Remember That You Will Die

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Progressive metal/rock
Origin: Plano, Texas
Label: Rise

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Polyphia have returned to make you feel like an absolute failure at guitar once again. This time they brought some pretty rad friends to help. Chino Moreno (Deftones), Steve Vai, Brasstacks, and more all make appearances. A standout on the album is the collaboration with Sophia Black, "ABC." It made me want an entire album from this combo.

Thotcrime – D1G1T4L_DR1FT

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DARKTHRONE, POLYPHIA & More Out Today 10/28

Genre: Experimental/grindcore
Origin: Champaign-Urbana, IL/Philadelphia, PA/Nottingham, England
Label: Prosthetic

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Concluding this week's Weekly with a brief, but very dense album of wonderful mayhem. This has grindcore rage, Horse The Band-esque Nintendocore beeps and boops, and moments of catchy as hell pop that bring some of Madonna's Confessions of a Dance Floor to mind. I don't know of any other acts that make me think of Madonna AND Horse The Bands, so kudos to these geniuses. Get it here via Gimme Metal.

Also dropping today…

  • Abyssic Brought Forth In Inquity (Osmose Productions) – Symphonic death metal/doom
  • Antropofagus Origin (Agonia Records) – Brutal death metal
  • Brant Bjork – Bougainvillea Suite (Heavy Psych Sounds) – Stoner
  • Blacklist Afterworld (Profound Lore Records) – Dark metal/post-punk
  • Bones Vomit (Disorder Recordings) – Death metal/crust
  • Buzzherd/Pale Horseman – Split (Self-released) – Sludge
  • Chaoist Annul (Wormholedeath) – Black metal
  • Cinderblock Breathe The Fire (WAR Records) – Hardcore
  • The Damned – A Night Of A Thousand Vampires (earMusic) – Punk
  • Deadbody The Requiem (Closed Casket Activities) – Groove metal
  • Defleshed – Grind Over Matter (Metal Blade) – Thrash/death metal
  • Devenial VerdictAsh Blind (Transcending Obscurity Records) – Brutal death metal
  • Devil's Witches – In All Her Forms (Majestic Mountain) – Heavy metal/psychedelic
  • Fire From the GodsSoul Revolution (Better Noise Music) – Rap metal
  • Fit For A King – The Hell We Create (Solid State) – Metalcore
  • Forlesen Black Terrain (I, Voidhanger) – Ambient/doom
  • The Gloom In The Corner Trinity (SharpTone Records) – Metalcore
  • Ground Habitual Self-Abuse (Hibernation Release) – Grindcore
  • Hell Theater S'Accabadora (Wormholedeath) – Heavy metal/thrash
  • Hiss From The MoatThe Way Out Of Hell (Distortion Music Group) – Death/black metal
  • The Hunna – The Hunna (Believe) – Rock
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardChanges (KGLW) – Psychedelic
  • Lightlorn These Nameless Worlds (Self-released) – Black metal
  • MindAhead – 6619 – Part 1 (Self-released) – Melodic death/progressive metal
  • Morbikon Ov Mournful Twilight (Tankcrimes) – Black metal/thrash
  • The MothermoldFlesh of My Flesh (Self-released) – Art punk/stoner rock
  • Munroe's Thunder – The Black Watch (RFL) – Power metal
  • Necromutilator Oath Of Abhorrence (Osmose Productions) – Black metal/thrash
  • Noctem Credo Certe Ne Cras (MNRK Heavy) – Black/death metal
  • Nocturnis Unsegen (MDD) – Black metal
  • Nostromo Bucephale (Hummus Records) – Extreme metal
  • Obsidious Iconic (Season Of Mist) – Progressive/technical death metal
  • October Ends – Phases (UNFD) – Alternative metal
  • Palaye Royale – Fever Dream (Sumerian) – Rock/glam
  • Powerful SystmEndless Transformation (Wormholedeath) – Rock
  • Psychonaut – Violate Consensus REality (Pelagic) – Post-metal
  • Royal Hunt – Dystopia Part 2 (NorthPoint) – Power metal
  • Shape Of WaterAmor Fati (Eclipse Records) – Electronic/alternative
  • Show Me The Body Trouble The Water (Loma Vista Recordings) – Industrial/hardcore
  • Sickrecy Salvation Through Tyranny (Selfmadegod Records) – Grindcore
  • Silver PhantomCrimson Cabaret (Uprising! Records) – Hard rock
  • Slaughter The GiantDepravity (Hammerheart Records) – Melodic death/black metal
  • Sodom 40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom (Steamhammer/SPV) – Sodom covering Sodom/thrash
  • Solitary ExperimentsTranscendent (Out Of Line Music) – Synthwave
  • Soraia – Bloom (Wicked Cool) – Hard rock
  • Sovereign Eagle Sovereign Eagle (Filthy Note) – Rock
  • Spell Tragic Magic (Metal Blade Records) – Heavy metal/progressive
  • Sxokondo Altered Ego (Division Records) – Hardcore
  • Teeth – 575 EP (Nuclear Blast) – Metalcore
  • Them Fear City (Steamhammer/SPV) – Heavy metal
  • Theotoxin Fragment : Totenruhe (AOP Records) – Black/death metal
  • Throwing BricksThe Burden (Tartarus Records) – Sludge/hardcore
  • Triskelyon Downfall (Moribund Records) – Thrash
  • Joe Lynn Turner – Belly Of The Beast (Mascot) – Rock
  • Universally EstrangedDimension Of Deviant Clusters (Blood Harvest Records) – Death metal
  • Vévaki Fórnspeki (Season Of Mist) – Folk
  • Who On EarthBlame (Self-released) – Hard rock
  • Worm – Bluenothing EP (20 Buck Spin) – Death metal/coom

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