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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Plus releases from Armed For Apocalypse, Caustic Casanova, Cloud Rat, Fucked Up, Sky Pig, and Charlotte Wessels.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include crushing slow metal, a few genre jumpers, a couple old faithfuls and more! To the metals…

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ALSO! Today, Bandcamp is doing one of their days 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. Or get some stuff over via Gimme Metal.

Armed For Apocalypse – Ritual Violence

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Sludge/death metal
Origin: Chico, California
Label: Candlelight

Starting things off real heavy this week. The first full-length in almost a decade from these fellas is nasty in the best way. It may just be because they have a song with "phlegm" in the title. Gross. Anyway, this has a fair amount of crunchy mid-tempo grooves, but the money is when things slow down. Get it on vinyl here via Gimme Metal.

Caustic Casanova – Glass Enclosed Nerve Center

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Genre: Experimental stoner/hard rock
Origin: Washington, DC
Label: Magnetic Eye

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Here is a fun, weird one that's right up my alley. You're getting a dynamic range of genres and vibes that is ultimately anchored in at a riffy center. This is like a blend of Like Mastodon, Baroness, Brutus, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Dead Weather. Get it on CD and vinyl here via Gimme Metal.

Cloud Rat – Threshold

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Grindcore
Origin: Pleasant, Michigan
Label: Artofffact Records

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If you want some gritty chaos, but you're on a time crunch then the latest from Cloud Rat is the one for you this week. These songs are explosive, brief, intense, and dense. This is certainly one you'll need multiple listens with to catch everything. Get it on CD and vinyl here via Gimme Metal.

Fucked Up – Oberon

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Art punk/experimental
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Label: Tankcrimes

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Canada's every-genre-under-the-sun-but-let's-just-say-art-punk Fucked Up has returned after last year's stellar Year of the Horse with four tracks of artsy hardcore. These songs are less lengthy than those on Horse, but they are just as adventurous. This band is mighty prolific and a hard one to keep up with, but trying is very rewarding. Get it on vinyl here.

Goatwhore – Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Blackened thrash/death metal
Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana
Label: Metal Blade

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Goatwhore's first record in half a decade is a whirlwind of blackened thrash. Tremolo picking, blast beats, and darkness non-stop. This album sounds like leather and spikes. Jeff has a full review here. Get it on vinyl here.

Lamb Of God – Omens 

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Groove metal
Origin: Richmond, Virginia
Label: Epic

Lamb of God's ninth (sort of their eleventh, but whatever) album is everything you'd want from a Randy and the fellas. Mark and Willie do that one really good high chord (you know the one), the riffs are killer, and the grooves get your body hopping. The title-track features some friends from Body Count, Cold Cave, H2O, and Youth Code which is fun. Shaun's review is here. Get it on CD and vinyl here via Gimme Metal.

Liturgy – As the Blood of God Bursts the Veins of Time

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Experimental black metal
Origin: Brooklyn, New York
Label: Thrill Jockey

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I Love a surprise release that doesn't drop on a Friday so I have time to write about it. This dropped Wednesday, so the headline should read "10/7-ish". Anyway, the EP features four tracks of black metal tracks with all sorts of fun noises added in. There are glitches that made me think my laptop was crashing, synths, bells, and more. This ought to hold you over until the full album drops next March.

Sky Pig – It Thrives In Darkness

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Genre: Doom/sludge
Origin: Sacramento, CA
Label: Forbidden Place Records

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After a pair of really solid EPs, Sky Pig are finally making an impact with their first full-length album. This debut is six tracks of lurching heaviness that takes inspiration from Melvins, Yob, and all things low and slow.

Charlotte Wessels – Tales from Six Feet Under, Vol. II

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From LAMB OF GOD, GOATWHORE & More Out Today 10/7

Genre: Gothic metal/pop
Origin: Zwolle, Netherlands
Label: Napalm

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Like last year's Tales from Six Feet Under, Vol. I, Vol. II has the former Delain vocalist exploring more genres that you may not expect from her. Fans of her former band will still get some symphonic metal, but there are also some sweeping acoustic tracks, a sorta-blackened synth track, and more. Get it on vinyl here via Gimme Metal.

Also dropping today…

  • Aenaon Mnemosyne (Agonia Records) – Experimental/progressive black metal
  • The Antichrist ImperiumVolume III: Satan In His Original Glory (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) – Progressive black/death metal
  • Borealis – Illusions (AFM) – Power/progressive metal
  • Bush – The Art Of Survival (BMG) – Rock/post-grunge
  • Coffin TortureBlennoid (Sludgelord Records) – Death metal/sludge
  • Counterparts A Eulogy For Those Still Here (Pure Noise Records) – Metalcore/hardcore
  • The Cult – Under The Midnight Sun (Black Hill) – Hard rock/post-punk
  • De Profundis The Corruption Of Virtue (Transcending Obscurity Records) – Death metal
  • DiabologyFather Of Serpents (Dissonant Hymns Records) – Black metal/thrash
  • Ellefson-Soto – Vacation In The Underworld (Rat Pak) – Heavy metal
  • Ensanguinate Eldritch Anatomy (Emanzipation Productions) – Death metal
  • Faith In Jane Axe To Oak (Grimoire Records) – Stoner metal
  • Faustian Faustian (Black Lion Records) – Black/death metal
  • Get The Shot – Merciless Destruction (New Damage) – Thrash/death metal
  • Gillian Carter Salvation Through Misery (Skeletal Lightning) – Screamo
  • Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners – Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners (Wicked Cool) – Rock
  • Gldn Hemophilia (Self-released) – Industrial/punk
  • Jivebomb Primitive Desires (Flatspot Records) – Hardcore
  • Keiji Haino & Sumac Into This Juvenile Apocalypse Our Golden Blood To Pour Let Us Never (Thrill Jockey Records) – Noise
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardIce, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava (KGLW) – Psychedelic
  • Languish – Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation (Prosthetic) – Blackened death metal/grindcore
  • Lost In KievRupture (Pelagic) – Post-rock
  • Major ParkinsonValesa – Chapter 1: Velvet Prison (Apollon) – Progressive rock
  • Memories Of A Lost Soul Redefining Nothingness (My Kingdom Music) – Progressive death metal
  • Midnight Rider – Beyond The Blood Red Horizon (Massacre) – Heavy metal
  • NeroArgento Land of Silence (Rockshots Records) – Grunge/industrial
  • Parius The Signal Heard Throughout Space (Willowtip) – Progressive metal
  • postcards from new zealandliminal space (Self-released) – Black metal/experimental
  • Queensryche – Digital Noise Alliance (Century Media) – Progressive/heavy metal
  • Ritual DictatesNo Great Loss (Artoffact Records) – Rock
  • Saving ViceDichotomy (Self-released) – Metalcore
  • Statement Dreams From The Darkest Side (Mighty Music) – Hard rock
  • Sudden Deaf – Havoc (Self-released) – Heavy metal/stoner
  • Suspyria The Valley Of Despair (693570 Records) – Alternative metal
  • Teramaze – Flight Of The Wounded (Wells) – Progressive
  • Terror CellCaustic Light (Fisher King Records) – Mathcore
  • Various Artists – A Future Of Bad Men: A Melvins Tribute (Black Donut) – Various/Melvins covers
  • Upon Your GraveGold & Decay (Self-released) – Melodic death metal
  • Wednesday 13 – Horrifier (Napalm Records) – Horror punk/heavy metal

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