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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7

Plus releases from Will Haven, Lockjaw, Feuerschwanz, and Butcher Babies.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include a pair of records from a summer festival mainstay, an album one of our writers gave a perfect ten to, and more! To the metals…

Blackbraid – Blackbraid II

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7

Genre: Black metal
Origin: Adirondack Mountains, New York
Label: Self-released

Buy now from Bandcamp

Happy Friday! Here's some black metal.This band includes traditional Indigenous percussion and flutes to elevate an already solid black metal sound scape. Jeff has a full review here.

Butcher Babies – Eye For An Eye & …Til The World's Blind

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7
THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7

Genre: Groove metal
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Label: Century Media

Buy now from Butcher Babies

It's been a decade since the Butcher Babies debuted with Goliath and to celebrate this the band are dropping two full records. One that harkens back to that sound and one that showcases where they are now. The records wind up being a presentation of this act's ability to shift and dabble outside of what is perceived to be their usual sound. Lots to enjoy here if you're a fan. Chad's full review is here.

Lockjaw – Relentless

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7

Genre: Metalcore
Origin: Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas
Label: AISAUS/The Orchard

Buy now from Lockjaw

Next up is a melodic metalcore trip. This record sounds like classic 00's metalcore, and it will scratch a nostalgic itch you didn't realize you had. Heads will bang and high kicks will be performed in the pit.

Nita Strauss – The Call Of The Void

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7

Genre: Heavy metal/shred
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Label: Sumerian

Buy now on Amazon

Nita Strauss is a bad ass. She has guitar chops for days, but songwriting abilities allow her to overcome the shredder cliché of mundane tracks that are just an excuse for someone to wank over. Instead, you get a musically exciting and dynamic record that happens to have oodles of guest vocals like Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), and Alice Cooper. About half of the songs are sans guests and they are just as exciting.

Will Haven – VII

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NITA STRAUSS, BLACKBRAID & More Out Today 7/7

Genre: Noise metal
Origin: Sacramento, California
Label: minus HEAD Records

Buy now on Bandcamp

Wrapping this week with the noisy underground legends of Sacramento. The band's first album in five years is all rage and atmosphere. It's a hell of a ride. If you want sludge, they have you covered. Hardcore? Yep. Epic black metal? Oddly, yeah. Or at least pretty damn close.

Also dropping this week

  • 1476 In Exile (Prophecy Productions) – Atmospheric rock – Review
  • All For MetalLegends (AFM Records) – Heavy metal
  • Bloodbound – Tales From The North (AFM) – Power metal
  • Deathroll Japanese Extreme Metal Art (Wormholedeath) – Black metal
  • Demolizer Post Necrotic Human (Mighty Music) – Thrash
  • Eternity Mundicide (Soulseller Records) – Black metal
  • Gutslit Carnal (Self-released) – Death metal/grindcore
  • The Hate Project Blessed With Malevolence (Seek & Strike) – Deathcore
  • Hazing OverTunnel Vision (1126 Records) – Metalcore/death metal
  • Jaodae Nest Of Veins (Black Throne Productions) – Progressive metal/sludge
  • Kikimora For A Broken Dime (Frontiers Music s.r.l.) – Progressive/hard rock
  • A Life Divided – Down The Spiral Of A Soul (AFM) – "Electro-rock"/hard rock
  • Lycanthropy On The Verge Of Apocalypse (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) – Grindcore
  • Mammuthus Imperator (Self-released) – Stoner
  • Misery Signals Live: In Isolation (Self-released) – Metalcore
  • Nuclear DudesBoss Blades (Modern Grievance Records) – Industrial/synth metal
  • The Raven AgeBlood Omen (Music For Nations) – Heavy metal
  • Emma Ruth Rundle – Engine Of Hell – Live At Roadburn 2022 (Self-released) – Doom folk
  • Serpent CorpseBlood Sabbath (Temple of Mystery Records) – Death metal/punk
  • Servant Aetas Ascensus (MDD Records) – Black metal
  • Snuffed On SightSmoke (Creator-Destructor Records) – Brutal death metal/hardcore
  • Voidmilker Labyrinthical (Tragedy Productions) – Black metal
  • Winterage Nekyia (Scarlet Records) – Symphonic/power metal
  • Withering Scorn – Prophets Of Demise (Frontiers) – Heavy metal
  • Wizard Master – Ablanathanalba (Electric Valley Records) – Stoner/doom

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Prepare to headbang and scream like a possessed banshee as this mind-melting documentary dives into the unholy marriage of bone-crushing metal and spine-tingling horror. Join rock 'n' roll gods like Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Corey Taylor, and John 5, along with horror masterminds, as they reveal the sinister secrets of this unholy alliance. This film will make your head spin like a demonic whirlwind, leaving your neighbours contemplating an exorcism. Stream at your own risk. 

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