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THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Plus releases from Lacrimas Profundere, Thoughtcrimes, Dreadnought, Cyborg Octopus, and Becoming The Archetype.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include melodic goth grooves, just a lot of different flavors of chaos, and more! You can also check out select new releases here on vinyl via Gimme Metal. Now to the metals…

Becoming The Archetype – Children Of The Great Extinction

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Progressive metal/deathcore
Origin: Atlanta/Dacula, Georgia
Label: Solid State

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Getting this party going with some epic heaviness. On their first album in a decade you're getting the band as a trio as Seth Hecox is rejoined by Jason Wisdom and Brent Duckett. If you were fond of Celestial Completion, you'll probably be stoked about this one.

Cyborg Octopus – Between The Light and Air

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Progressive metal
Origin: Bay Area, California
Label: Silent Pendulum

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We in the Metal Injection compound are rather fond of Cyborg Octopus. Earlier this week we had the honor of presenting you the premiere of their latest single "Trash Island," which is a progressive surf metal track, and this album sees other wild genre blends. You're also getting a western-inspired track ("Spectres"), a classical/shred adventure ("Seizure Of Character"), and more.

Dreadnought – The Endless

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Progressive doom
Origin: Denver, Colorado
Label: Profound Lore

Now let's slow things down a little. Dreadnought's latest is just as adventurous as Cyborg Octopus, but leans way further in the doom territory. You're getting some jazz, folk, classical, and post-rock mixed in as well. Get it on vinyl here.

Lacrimas Profundere – How To Shroud Yourself With Night

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Gothic/melodic death metal
Origin: Waging am See, Germany
Label: SPV/Steamhammer

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Now some driving darkness for my gothic pals out there. Album number fourteen sees the band proving they're still one of the best and blending straight-ahead grooves, soaring symphonics, and catchy choruses all under a spooky cloud. They do a hell of a job filling the void that HIM left behind while mixing in some Insomnium and or Paradise Lost heaviness. Get it on vinyl here.

Machine Head – Of Kingdom And Crown

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Groove metal/thrash
Origin: Oakland, California
Label: Nuclear Blast/Imperium

On their first record since the divisive Catharsis, Robb Flynn and the fellas are tapping into sounds closer to their Blackening/Unto The Locust era. If you enjoyed last year's EP/triple-single Arrows in Words from the Sky, you'll enjoy this. Those three songs are all present in addition to new songs in that realm. Shaun has a full review here. Get it on vinyl here.

Sigh – Shiki

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Avant-garde metal
Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Peaceville

If you know Sigh, you know to expect just about anything from the long-running avant-garde metal band. The track below, "Satsui," is oddly groovy before breaking into a Spaghetti Western-ish chorus (classic combo). Other tracks pair Judas Priest blended with Deep Purple-esque heavy metal and traditional Japanese flutes. I could fill an entire page spoiling the twists and turns on this one, but I'll let you enjoy all their surprises. Get it on vinyl here.

Thoughtcrimes – Altered Pasts

THE WEEKLY INJECTION – New Releases From MACHINE HEAD, SIGH & More Out Today 8/26

Genre: Mathcore/metalcore
Origin: Long Island, New York
Label: Pure Noise

Unintentionally set up this weeks featured albums to be rather chaotic. You're welcome. Altered Pasts is a thirty-five minute eruption of dissonant mathcore, hardcore grooves, and a fair amount of melody juxtaposed along the way. What else would you expect from a band with ex-Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer? Get it on vinyl here.

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Also dropping today…

  • Align The Tide Hollow (Cleopatra Records) – Metal/deathcore
  • Anthea Tales Untold (Rockshots Records) – Gothic metal
  • Apeiron Bound Multiplicity (Layered Reality Productions) – Progressive metal
  • Auriferous Flame The Great Mist Within (True Cult Records) – Black metal
  • Bastard Noise / MerzbowRetribution By All Other Creatures (Relapse) – Experimental/noise
  • Blood Of IndigoDawn Of The Shaded World (Self-released) – Gothic metal
  • BloodboxPost Human Disorder (Headwound Recordingz) – Experimental death metal
  • Brymir – Voices In The Sky (Napalm) – Melodic death metal
  • Sebastian CaldasMe-We (Wormholedeath) – Progressive
  • CB3 Exploration (Majestic Mountain Records) – Psychedelic rock
  • Centershift Of… (Auspicious Recordings/Wolf Entertainment) – Hard/alternative rock
  • Child Of Caesar – Spirit & Liberation (Dr. Music Records) – Gothic metal
  • Death ScytheKilling For Pleasure Forever (Self-released) – Melodic death metal
  • Drag Me OutDemons Away (Lödereih Music) – Metalcore
  • Dynazty – Final Advent (AFM) – Power/heavy metal
  • Eaten By SharksEradication (Clean Kill Records) – Technical death metal
  • Edenbridge – Shangri-La (AFM) – Symphonic/power metal
  • Epoch Of ChiralityNucleosynthesis (Wormholedeath) – Progressive/sci-fi metal
  • fallfiftyfeet Lonely If You Go (Self-released) – Mathcore/hardcore
  • Grave Digger – Symbol Of Eternity (Rock Of Angels) – Heavy metal
  • Greet Death New Low (Deathwish Inc.) – Rock/shoegaze
  • Hierophant – Death Siege (Season Of Mist) – Black/death metal
  • The Hirsch Effekt – Solitaer EP (Long Branch) – Progressive/technical metal
  • Intent – Exile (Self-released) – Thrash
  • Iron Savior – Reforged – Ironbound (Vol. 2) (AFM) – Speed/power metal
  • Lonely Robot – A Model Life (InsideOut) – Progressive
  • Manifest The Sinking (Sound Pollution) – Groove metal
  • Might Abyss (Exile On Mainstream) – Doom
  • Muse – Will Of The People (Warner) – Hard rock/progressive
  • No TriggerDr. Album (Red Scare Industries) – Punk
  • Pianos Become The TeethDrift (Epitaph) – Post-hardcore/rock
  • Red RotMal de Vivre (Svart Records) – Extreme metal
  • Santa Cruz – The Return Of The Kings (M-Theory) – Glam metal
  • SOiL Play It Forward (Cleopatra Records) – Hard rock/nu metal
  • Spirit In The RoomFlamingo (Housecore Records) – Experimental
  • Stitched UpJupiter Jazz and the Suicide Cult (Self-released) – Hard rock/heavy metal
  • Syryn – Heads or Tails (Self-released) – Heavy metal
  • Viserion Reborn in Darkness (Self-released) – Black metal
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