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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VALIENT THORR, RINGWORM, and More Out Today – 7/29

This edition features some dudes with bags on their heads, prog with horns, aliens, and more! To the metals…

Ghoul – Dungeon Bastards91GFP0WFfFL._SL1500_

Genre: Thrash/grindcore
Origin: Oakland, California
Label: Tankcrimes

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Bay Area's best band of buddies with bags on their brains are back! Alliteration aside, this record is a fun record and should appeal to trash fans, old school death metal fiends, and those that like their metal with some mystique.


Infinite Density – Recollapse of the Universea3912600940_10

Genre: Technical death metal
Origin: Melbourne, Australia
Label: self

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The mastermind behind this death metal gem is probably my favorite modern bassist, Cygnus of Ne Obliviscaris. He taps vocalist Ben Boyle to discuss all things space, and this duo created some pretty (inter)stellar stuff. See what I did there? We've got the stream here, so enjoy!


Ringworm – Snake Church912bLbBWt-L._SL1500_

Genre: Thrash/Hardcore
Origin: Cleveland, Ohio
Label: Relapse

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This album is comprised of no frills, foot on your throat, sonic bludgeons. If you're looking for some melodic, proggy, soaring metal, you need to fuck right off. This is just over a half-hour of chaos, rage, and rad fretwork.


Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – CorazonesCn-_GIjVMAAMZnN

Genre: Experimental
Origin: El Paso, Texas
Label: Ipecac

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I read somewhere that this record is Omar's most straight forward collection of songs in this batch of releases. The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In axe-man is toying with indie melodies and some borderline ballads. If this one is too weak or whatever for you, just know there will be ten more records by him by year's end. So wait a few weeks.


Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail61ZIL9xcnoL

Genre: Progressive
Origin: Montclair, New Jersey
Label: Evil Ink Records

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Somewhere between ska, soul, and metal is Thank You Scientist. There are big horn sections, stellar technical musicianship, and infections groovy melodies. Fans of RX Bandits, Coheed and Cambria, The Dear Hunter, and the likes, should give this record a spin.


Valient Thorr – Old Salt8192GNAGO8L._SL1200_

Genre: Heavy metal/Southern Metal
Origin: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Label: Napalm

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Valient Thorr have once again graced our planet with their unique brand of kinda-thrash, kinda-punk, and certainly rocking type of madness. Album number eight features some fresh faces in the band, but the result is still what you'd expect and hope for from the band.


Zodiac – Grain Of Soul815E83LPVSL._SL1500_

Genre: Stoner
Origin: Münster, Germany
Label: Napalm

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Ending this week on some straight up smokey rock n roll. These German lads will scratch the itch you're experiencing while you wait for new Graveyard and Priestess. And boy-howdy, will this satisfy that itch.

Also dropping today…

A.M.S.G. – Hostis Universi Generis(Profound Lore) – Black metal
Barb Wire Dolls – Desperate(Motörhead Music) – Grunde
Budderside – Budderside(Motörhead Music) – Hard rock
Deny The Cross – Alpha Ghoul(Tankcrimes Inc.) – Powerviolence
Departures – Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love(No Sleep/Holy Roar) – Melodic hardcore
Jinjer – King Of Everything(Napalm) – Groove metal
Kohti Tuhoa – Rutiinin Orja(Southern Lord) – Punk
Seek Irony – Tech N' Roll(UDR Music) – Modern rock/EDM
September Mourning – Volume II(Sumerian) – Electronic/Alt Metal
The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns(Metal Blade) – Gothic/doom

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