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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Plus releases from Atreyu, Black Orchid Empire, Infected Rain, Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra and Squid Pisser

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This week's new heavy metal releases include chaotic experimental stuff, thrash by a band whose name doesn't end in "'tallica," and more! Now, to the metals…

Atreyu – The Hope Of A Spark

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Metalcorehard rock
Origin: Yorba Linda, California
Label: Spinefarm

Buy now via Spinefarm

This is a four track EP of very melodic tracks from the metalcore icons. They are singing about lighting one's self on fire, drowning, and other upbeat topics. Fans of the latest full-length Baptize will dig hearing then continuing in that direction.

Black Orchid Empire – Tempus Veritas

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Progressive metal
Origin: London, England
Label: Season Of Mist

Buy now on Bandcamp

Somewhere between TesseracT, old Leprous, and A Perfect Circle you'll find Tempus Veritas. The grooves are all over the place while the melodies are catchy and massive. It's the kind of prog you could sneak onto the radio, but it would be cool to hear.

Infected Rain – The Devil's Dozen

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Nu metal/progressive metal
Origin: Chișinău, Moldova
Label: Napalm Records

Buy now on Bandcamp

This is the audio and video from a concert stream that spans the band's fifteen years together. This winds up being a showcase of this band's incredibly dynamic catalog. In fact, if you've ever been curious about this band this might be the place to start.

Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra – Postcards From The Asylum

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Progressive rock/metal
Origin: Florida
Label: Amplified

Buy now on Bandcamp

Now here's an album that runs the gamut. Postcards From The Asylum includes some headbanging grooves, wild as hell prog, nerdy art rock, and a lot more. Lots of guests along the way who are just as varied too with Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats), Andee Blacksuga (KMFDM), Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard), and plenty of others.

Metallica – 72 Seasons

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Thrash/hard rock
Origin: San Francisco, California
Label: Blackened

Buy now on Amazon

Metallica is one of the band's I could skip writing about because they don't need the Weekly Injection nudge, but then you'd yell at me for not writing about it. So here is the new Metallica album. You're either going to enjoy 72 Seasons or enjoy fighting about 72 Seasons. Read Greg's review here.

Overkill – Scorched

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Thrash
Origin: Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
Label: Nuclear Blast

Buy now on Bandcamp

I respect another thrash band dropping an album today, and Overkill are bringing it. They're either hitting you with breakneck speeds or crushing slower grooves. Regardless of speed you're also getting banshee-like vocals and circle pit inducing rhythms. Read Kevin's review here.

Squid Pisser – My Tadpole Legion

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From METALLICA, OVERKILL, & More Out Today 4/14

Genre: Noisecore/avant-garde
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Label: Three One G Records

Buy now on Bandcamp

Let's end this week in a VERY weird place. A band name like "Squid Pisser" catches the eye and then they don't disappoint. This is a cacophony of dissonance, energetic bursts, and experimental weirdness. The duo of Tommy Meehan (Cancer Christ) and Seth Carolina (Starcrawler) then got oodles of friends to help them out with cameos from members of Melt Banana, The Locust, Nekrogoblikon, and more.

Also dropping today-ish…

  • Archon Angel II (Frontiers) – Heavy/progressive metal
  • Ashrain Requiem Reloaded (Metalville Records) – Power metal
  • AlaseA Matter of Time (Inverse Records) – Atmospheric progressive metal
  • Altari Altari (Svart) – Black metal
  • Biohazard Urban Discipline/No Holds Barred – Live In Europe (Dissonance) – Hardcore
  • Blazon RiteWild Rites And Ancient Songs (Gates Of Hell Records) – Heavy metal
  • Cave MothParalytic Love (Self-released) – Mathcore/noise rock
  • Chat Pile/NerverBrothers In Christ (Reptilian Records/The Ghost Is Clear Records) – Experimental/hardc0re
  • Deathgrave It's Only Midnight (Tankcrimes) – Death metal/grindcore
  • Despite The ReverenceStress of Evolution (Self-released) – Progressive rock
  • Dodheimsgard – Black Medium Current (Peaceville) – Black metal/avant-garde
  • From Fall To SpringRise (Arising Empire) – Melodic metal
  • FrontièresOrigine (Self-released) – Metalcore
  • The HellfreaksPitch Black Sunset (Napalm) – Post-hardcore/punk
  • Holy Moses – Invisible Queen (Fireflash) – Thrash
  • The Infinity RingNemesis & Nativity (Profound Lore) – Gothic/folk
  • Initiate Cerebral Circus (Triple B Records) – Hardcore
  • Jesus Piece …So Unknown (Century Media) – Hardcore/sludge
  • Kaal NaginiRefracted Lights Of A Blind God (Iron Bonehead Productions) – Dissonant death metal
  • L.A. Guns – Black Diamonds (Frontiers) – Glam rock
  • Lucifer Star Machine Satanic Age (The Sign) – Punk/rock n roll
  • Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall – Hunt The Flame (Frontiers) – heavy metal
  • Moon OracleOphidian Glare (Signal Rex/Bestial Burst) – Black metal
  • Night FishingLive Bait (Brutal Panda Records) – Psychedelic/jam
  • Sever At Midnight, By Torch Light (Iron Bonehead Productions) – Symphonic black metal
  • Poison Ruin Harvest (Relapse) – Punk
  • Mike TrampSongs Of White Lion (Frontiers) – Hard rock
  • VesuvianEmergence (Vesuvian) – Symphonic/melodic death metal
  • Wild BeyondWild Beyond (Gates Of Hell Records) – Blackened thrash

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