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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Plus releases from Blind Guardian, The Callous Daoboys, Defacing God, and Kings X

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This week's new heavy metal releases include folk instruments, sonic chaos, epic OGs, and more!

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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. You can also get the below releases on vinyl here.

To the metals…

Blind Guardian – The God Machine

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Genre: Power metal
Origin: Krefeld, Germany
Label: Nuclear Blast

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It's been seven years since these power metal icons have brought a proper metal album to their masses, and they came back with a collection of epic earworms. The God Machine sees the band tapping into some older tricks that they haven't done in a while. Fans of their 90's-early 00's output will probably dig this. Chad has a full rundown here. Get it on vinyl here.

The Callous Daoboys – Celebrity Therapist

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Genre: Mathcore
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
Label: MNRK Heavy

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Gosh. I haven't heard an album with this much energy in a long, long time. They're like if you smashed The Dillinger Escape Plan into Sigh. Mathcore, metalcore, symphonics, breakdowns, sing-alongs, hellish flurries, saxophone breaks, and really just so, so much more. Get it on vinyl here.

Defacing God – The Resurrection Of Lilith

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Genre: Extreme/melodic death metal
Origin: Aalborg, Denmark
Label: Napalm

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The Resurrection of Lilith is a hard one to boil down. There's some melodic death metal as well as blackened vocals, chunky grooves, power metal-esque guitar shredding, all with a through line of evil. Fans of Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, and Mutiny Within should not sleep on this one. Get it on CD here.

The Hu – Rumble Of Thunder

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Genre: Folk metal
Origin: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Label: Better Noise

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I love that this band has had the success they've had. Their Mongolian folk meets heavy metal is a niche within a niche, and I saw the band play Outside Lands for it. Hell yes. Rumble of Thunder continues this blend of styles with plenty of head banging to be had as the band utilizes jaw harps, morin khuurs, tsuurs, and other instruments I admit I had to google. Get it on vinyl here.

Kings X – Three Sides Of One

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Genre: Progressive rock/metal
Origin: Springfield, Missouri
Label: InsideOut

It's been six years since these legends have been able to unleash their unique alternative, prog metal/rock. Despite health scares and covid related delays, the album is finally here and it shows that they guys are cult heroes for a reason. Jeff's full review is here. Get it on vinyl here.

Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From MEGADETH, THE HU & More Out Today 9/2

Genre: Thrash
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Label: UMe

Dave and the boys are back with their classic combo of breakneck rhythms, political lyrics, and shredding guitars. This time they have guest spots from Ice-T, Sammy Hagar (on a bonus track covering his own song), and Steve Di Giorgio on bass. A solid entry in the modern Megadeth canon. Shaun has a review here. Get it on vinyl and CD here.

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Also dropping today…

  • 156/Silence – Narrative (SharpTone) – Metalcore
  • AeternamHeir Of The Rising Sun (Self-released) – Symphonic folk/death metal
  • Anxious WaveLive From The Poison Factory (Nefarious Industries) – Noise/post-hardcore
  • EnsanguinateEldritch Anatomy (Emanzipation Productions) – Death metal
  • Epica – Live At Paradiso (Nuclear Blast) – Live symphonic metal
  • Fear DiseaseFloodgates (Wormholedeath) – Melodic death metal
  • Heads For The DeadThe Great Conjuration (Transcending Obscurity Records) – Death metal
  • ImperiumEx Mortis Gloria (Ultimate Massacre Productions) – Technical death metal
  • In GriefAn Eternity Of Misery (Iron Bonehead Productions) – Death metal/doom
  • Mad MaxWings of Time (Rock of Angels) – Hard rock/heavy metal
  • Mantic Ritual – Mantic Ritual EP (M-Theory) – Thrash
  • Miss May I – Curse Of Existence (SharpTone) – Metalcore
  • NovelistsDéjà Vu: Première Partie (Arising Empire) – Progressive/metalcore
  • Oceans Ate Alaska – Disparity (Fearless) – Metalcore
  • SilurianEnd Of Ordovicia (Ordovician Records) – Black metal
  • Trial – Feed The Fire (Metal Blade) – Heavy metal
  • Under The OakRattus Norvegicus (Wormholedeath) – Thrash
  • Vermin WombRetaliation (Closed Casket Activities) – Grindcore/death metal
  • XenobioticHate Monolith (Unique Leader Records) – Technical death metal/deathcore
  • Yungblud – Yungblud (Locomotion/Geffen) – Hip hop/pop punk

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