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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Plus releases from Wake, Karl Sanders, Nicolas Cage Fighter, and Nebula

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This week's new heavy metal releases include the final chapter in an ambient trilogy, Kenny G, stony riffs, and more! To the metals…

Imperial Triumphant – Spirit Of Ecstasy

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Genre: Avant-garde black metal
Origin: New York, New York
Label: Century Media

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Imperial Triumphant always have a lot going on. This record is evil jazzy black metal as always, but this one is just a wild deck of guests. The list includes Snake (Voivod), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle), Kenny fucking G, and more. The album is rad beyond it's guests, but I can't get over the roster.

Nebula – Transmissions From Mothership Earth

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Genre: Stoner
Origin: Whittier, California
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds

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If you're looking for wall to wall druggy riffs, then this is the one for you. This is a desert trip in sonic form for fans of Bigelf, Kyuss, and the likes.

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Nicolas Cage Fighter – The Bones That Grew From Pain

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Genre: Hardcore
Origin: Ballarat, Australia
Label: Blacklight

If Nebula was your idea of a chill fun time, then this is the exact antithesis of that. Nicolas Cage Fighter have a cheeky name, but they mean business with hardcore fury that's laced with just a pinch of melody. Just enough to make the tracks catchy.

Oceans Of Slumber – Starlight and Ash

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Genre: Progressive metal/doom
Origin: Houston, Texas
Label: Century Media

Oceans of Slumber have slowly and quietly becoming one of modern metal's finest bands. Their latest album features shorter songs than they usually have and more of a spotlight on vocalist Cammie Gilbert. The proggy darkness remains though. Another successful entry in their catalog. Chad has a full review here.

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Karl Sanders – Saurian Apocalypse

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Genre: Ambient/folk
Origin: Greenville, South Carolina
Label: Napalm

I recently learned that outside of Nile's Egyptian-inspired death metal Karl Sanders also does Egyptian-inspired ambient/folk music. It's been thirteen years since he has done one of the latter albums and this seems to be the final entry in the catalog. It's rather epic, but may not scratch the itch of those looking for death metal pummeling.

Wake – Thought Form Descent

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, OCEANS OF SLUMBER & More Out Today 7/22

Genre: Black/death metal
Origin: Calgary, Alberta
Label: Metal Blade

Concluding this week with something that may scratch the aforementioned itch of a death metal pummeling. Wake continue down the blackened death metal path on Thought Form Descent. This album is eight tracks that hit with wall of sound waves of atmospheric heaviness.

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Also dropping today…

  • Artnat The Mirror Effect (Wormholedeath) – Symphonic/progressive metal
  • Balls Gone WildStay Wild (Metalville Records) – "turbo rock"
  • Castrator – Defiled In Oblivion (Dark Descent) – Death metal
  • Eciton The Autocatalytic Process (Wormholedeath) – Death metal
  • Ernia How To Deal With Life And Fail (Transcending Obscurity Records) – Grindcore
  • Fame On Fire – Welcome To The Chaos (Hopeless) – Hard rock
  • Fight The Fade Apophysitis (FiXT) – Alternative metal
  • GLDN First Blood (self-released) – Industrial/crust
  • Hatriot – The Vale Of Shadows (Massacre) – Thrash
  • Mosara Only The Dead Know Our Secrets (self-released) – Doom/progressive
  • Northless A Path Beyond Grief (Translation Loss Records) – Sludge/post-metal
  • Palisades – Reaching Hypercritical (Rise) – Post-hardcore/electronic
  • Reakton – micro:macro:nano (Out of Line Music) – Darkwave
  • Source Of RageWitness The Mess (Metalville Records) – Groove metal
  • Suicide Commando Goddestruktor (Out Of Line Music) – Hard rock/electronic
  • Teethgrinder – Dystopia (Lifeforce) – Death metal/hardcore
  • Trog – Of Vomit Reborn (self-released) – Death metal
  • Villain of the Story Divided (Out of Line Music) – Pop/metalcore
  • Void Rot Telluric Dismemberment (Everlasting Spew Records) – Death metal/doom
  • Voluntary MortificationSuffer To Rise (Rottweiler Records) – Deathcore
  • Lessmann Voss – Rock Is Our Religion (Atomic Fire) – Rock
  • Wailin StormsThe Silver Snake Unfolds (Gilead Media) – Atmospheric/noise rock
  • Witchery – Nightside (Century Media) – Black metal/thrash – Full review
  • ZZ Top – Raw (Shelter/BMG) – Rock

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