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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From INSOMNIUM, GODSMACK & More Out Today 2/24

Plus releases from Heidevolk, Host, Hypno5e, No Spill Blood, Omega Infinity, Stöner, and Wanderer.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include quite a bit a synth oddly, the end of a band's in-studio days, some synthy greatness, and more!

You can also check out select new releases here on vinyl via Gimme Metal. Now, to the metals…

Godsmack – Lighting Up The Sky

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From INSOMNIUM, GODSMACK & More Out Today 2/24

Genre: Groove metal/hard rock
Origin: Lawrence, Massechusetts
Label: BMG

Buy now on via Gimme Metal

On their last in-studio hurrah, Sully and the boys are bringing the rocking tunes like you'd expect from team. Chunky grooves and big choruses galore here.

Heidevolk – Wederkeer

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From INSOMNIUM, GODSMACK & More Out Today 2/24

Genre: Folk metal
Origin: Arnhem, Netherlands
Label: Napalm

Buy now on Bandcamp

After five long years and three new members, Heidevolk are back bringing the riffs and epic sounds you'd hope for. This also includes lots of violins, cello, and other traditional medieval instruments like the bukkehorns. More bands should used bukkehorns!

Host – IX

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Genre: Darkwave
Origin: Halifax, England
Label: Nuclear Blast

Buy now via Gimme Metal

Remember when Paradise Lost went a little synth-crazy on One Second and Host, and people got mad? Well now that synthwave is cool Nick Holmes and Greg Mackintosh are going all in on beeps and boops. It's pretty sweet too. It makes me wonder what the reception would be if those Paradise Lost albums came out today. Jillian has a review here.

Hypno5e – Sheol

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Genre: Avant-garde/progressive metal
Origin: Montpellier, France
Label: Pelagic

Buy now via Gimme Metal

If you're looking for some adventurous and epic heaviness, then Sheol should be in your ears right away. Hypno5e have outdone themselves once again here combining Ne Obliviscaris-esque structures with Ocean heft and atmosphere. There's a lot to digest here, but it's worth every second and rewarding with each re-listen.

Insomnium – Anno 1696

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Genre: Melodic death metal
Origin: Joensuu, Finland
Label: Century Media

Buy now via Gimme Metal

With songs about witch trials, child murder, and cannibalism, the latest from Insomnium is far from a romp. It's the perfect soundtrack to being sad in a forest. Joining them are Rotting Christ's Sakis Tolis and Auri's Johanna Kurkela with some guest appearances. Jordan's full rundown is right here.

No Spill Blood – Eye Of Night

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Genre: Synth-infused doom/sludge
Origin: Dublin, Ireland
Label: Svart

Buy now via Gimme Metal

No Spill Blood are a guitar-less trio that love fuzz and synths. This is somehow a very fun record despite sounding like someone playing sludge through a self-destructing dial-up router (meant as a compliment). Very excited to head these guys back after way too long.

Omega Infinity – The Anticurrent

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Genre: Black metal
Origin: Germany/Australia
Label: Season Of Mist

Buy now via Gimme Metal

Speaking of fun, you'll find none of that on the latest from Omega Infinity. Their debut dropped in the middle of all the 2020 insanity and was wildly underrated. The Anticurrent keeps that win steak going as Xenoyr (Ne Obliviscaris) and instrumentalist Tentakel P. journey further into darkness.

Stöner – Boogie To Baja

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Genre: Stoner
Origin: Palm Springs, California
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds

Buy now via Gimme Metal

Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss), Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss), and Ryan Güt (ex-Kyuss member Brant Bjork's solo band) are busy, busy guys. Their third release in as many years is more of the smoky rock n' roll they're best at. There's some punk aggression rolled in, because Nick loves to yell, so it winds up being a rather diverse EP. Hear for yourself here.

Wanderer – Indulgence of the Unreal

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Genre: Hardcore/grind
Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Label: Self-released

Buy now on Bandcamp

A couple years ago these guys got on my radar with Liberation From A Brutalist Existence which is a sonic ass-kicking that I still recommend, so I was stoked to hear them back with this chaotic five song collection. They still hit you with the grind, but they're also slow things down with some sludge lurch. I love variety in my ass-kickings.

Also dropping this week…

  • Air Raid – Fatal Encounter (High Roller) – Heavy metal
  • Alborn Push (Pavement Entertainment) – Alternative metal
  • Anatomy Of HabitBlack Openings (Anatomy Of Habit) – Doom/shoegaze
  • Ascension Under The Veil Of Madness (Marquee/Avalon) – Power metal
  • Asylence Endanger Us All (Self-released) – Blackened melodic death metal
  • Big|Brave – Nature Morte (Thrill Jockey) – Experimental
  • Bodyfarm – Ultimate Abomination (Edged Circle) – Death metal
  • Bræ Av Vålnader Bortom Allt (Amor Fati Productions) – Atmospheric black metal/ambient
  • Burn The Ocean – Modern Ruins (Argonauta Records) – Hard rock
  • Coffinborn Cadaveric Retribution (Self-released) – Death metal
  • Crown Of MadnessElemental Binding (PressX Productions) – Death metal
  • Dark Embrace – Dark Heavy Metal (Massacre) – Symphonic/melodic death metal
  • Death Pill – Death Pill (New Heavy Sounds) – Hardcore
  • Dope – Blood Money Part Zer0 (Self-released) – Nu metal/industrial
  • El Supremo Acid Universe (Argonauta Records) – Stoner/doom
  • Enemy Of Reality Where Truth May Lie (Vinyl Store) – Symphonic metal
  • FesterDecay Reality Rotten To The Core (Everlasting Spew Records) – Goregrind
  • (hed)p.e. 70's Hits From The Pit (Suburban Noize) – Rap metal/rock covers
  • Hammerhedd Nonetheless (Self-released) – Progressive sludge
  • Heavensgate And All I Loved, I Loved Alone (Greyscale Records/1126 Records) – Deathcore
  • Hog Meets Frog humANIMALization (Echotunes) – Experimental/funk metal
  • Hurricane On Saturnφnx (Wormholedeath) – Nu metal
  • Icestorm The Northern Crusades (Self-released) – Melodic death metal/metalcore
  • Idolatrous Sorrow On Midgard (Wormholedeath) – Melodic death metal
  • Iron Kobra / Atom Smasher – Split (Dying Victims Productions) – Heavy metal
  • Isolant Drain (Sentient Ruin) – Industrial/experimental
  • Kauan ATM Revised (Artoffact Records) – Folk/doom metal
  • Maerzfeld Alles Anders (Metalville Records) – Industrial
  • Mammoth Caravan Ice Cold Oblivion (MC-001) – Doom/sludge
  • MärvelDouble Decade (The Sign Records) – Rock
  • Megaton Sword – Might & Power (Dying Victims) – Heavy metal
  • Merlock Onward Strides Colossus (Wandering Reliq) – Doom/psychedelic
  • Morphetik Proclamation Of War (Self-released) – Thrash
  • Mortalus We Are Human (Self-released) – Thrash/heavy metal
  • Molitoth – You (Self-released) – Progressive metal
  • Naut Hunt (Season Of Mist) – Post-punk/atmospheric rock
  • Necrovation Storm the Void / Starving Grave (Blood Harvest Records) – Death metal
  • Nightwölff Riding The Night (Witches Brew Records) – Heavy metal/hard rock
  • Oerheks Landschapsanachronismen (Amor Fati Productions) – Atmospheric black metal
  • Royal AutumnLife Is Strangely Accidental (Royal Autumn Records) – Hard rock
  • Sarcoptes Prayers To Oblivion (Transcending Obscurity) – Black metal
  • Satanika Horde Of Disgust (Osmose Productions) – Black metal/thrash
  • Siena Root – Revelation (Atomic Fire) – Rock
  • Steel Panther – On The Prowl (Self-released) – Comedic glam metal
  • They Grieve To Which I Bore Witness (Silent Pendulum Records) – Drone/gloom
  • To The GraveDirector's Cuts (Unique Leader Records)
  • Venomous ConceptThe Good Ship Lollipop (Decibel Records) – Hardcore punk/extreme metal – Full review
  • Westing Future (RidingEasy Records) – Stoner
  • Wretched FateCarnal Heresy (Redefining Darkness Records) – Death metal
  • Zebeck Dharma (Wormholedeath) – Fusion metal
  • 7 H.Target Yantra Creating (Willowtip) – Experimental/technical death metal

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