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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Plus releases from Ahab, Screamer, HolyName, and Phal:Angst.

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This week's new heavy metal releases include hefty doooooooooooom, the return of the Hot Topic king, death metal legends, and more! You can also check out select new releases here on vinyl via Gimme Metal. Now, to the metals…

Ahab – The Coral Tombs

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Genre: Doom/sludge
Origin: Heidelberg, Germany
Label: Napalm

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Getting this party started in a VERY heavy way. The band's first album in eight years pulls inspiration from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas and is perhaps their most dynamic yet. Unsurprisingly, this feels very aquatic and like the ocean it's full of beauty and danger. Jordan has a full review here.

HolyName – HolyName

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Genre: Metalcore
Origin: Salt Lake City, Utah
Label: Facedown Records

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This is the debut of the newish outfit that includes folks that are/were in Sleeping Giant and Impending Doom. The riffs are a lil djenty and the vocals can be incredibly catchy. This one is likely more for your Eastern Orthodox folks as "HolyName" might suggest, but to each their own. Max has a review right here.

Obituary – Dying Of Everything

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Genre: Death metal
Origin: Gibsonton, Florida
Label: Relapse

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It's been five years since the incredibly solid self-titled record from these legends, and in that time they've remained furious. While you're certainly getting some grooves, this is largely a death metal masterclass. Jeff's full rundown is here.

Phal:Angst – Whiteout

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Genre: Industrial/post-rock
Origin: Vienna, Austria
Label: Noise Appeal Records

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While not the heaviest band of the week in terms of ripping solos and blasting drums and such, Whiteout is a record with tons of emotional weight. With arrangements that are both subtle and dense, this is one that's rewarding on repeat listens. There are a couple remixes from Lustmord and Jarboe respectively that are sweet bonuses as well.

Screamer – Kingmaker

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Genre: Heavy metal
Origin: Ljungby, Sweden
Label: Steamhammer/SPV

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If you were itching for the ripping solos I mentioned in the last blurb here they are! Screamer's name lets you know what you're in for, and Kingmaker doesn't disappoint. This is denim and leather in audio form. New old-school at it's best.

VV – Neon Noir

THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From VILLE VALO, OBITUARY & More Out Today 1/13

Genre: Gothic rock
Origin: Helsinki, Finland
Label: Spinefarm

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It's been a decade since the last H.I.M. record (WEIRD!) and while Ville has done some throwback rock n roll with Ville Valo & Agents, this is his return to the sound worthy of the Heartagram. Personally, this fills a void in my black heart that I didn't I know I had. If you're someone that's still mourning the loss of the man's previous band, or someone that like those songs from Viva La Bam, you'll probably really enjoy this. Max's full review is here.

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Also dropping today…

  • Antimozdebeast – Vision (Self-released) – Industrial
  • Anubis – Decreation Day (Self-released) – Power metal/thrash
  • Beyond The Black – Beyond The Black (Nuclear Blast) – Symphonic metal
  • Crom – The Era Of Darkness (From The Vaults) – Power metal
  • Cursed ExcruciationArcane Diabolism (Iron Bonehead Productions) – Black/death metal
  • Defy The Curse – Horrors Of Human Sacrifice (Hammerheart) – Death metal/crust
  • Draken – Book Of Black (Majestic Mountain) – Progressive rock
  • Eisregen Grenzgänger (Massacrew) – Death/black metal
  • Endtime/Cosmic Reaper – Doom Sessions Vol. 7 EP (Heavy Psych Sounds) – Sludge/doom
  • Feverhill Trapped Under Lies ( ) – Modern metal/hard rock
  • Gyaos:DiabolicalIn Accordance With The Prophecy (Self-released) – Black metal/thrash
  • Jared James Nichols – Jared James Nichols (Black Hill) – Rock
  • Polar Everywhere, Everything (Arising Empire) – Post-hardcore
  • SamtarShadow Of The King’s Charade (Self-released) – Alternative
  • ten56.Downer Part 2 (Out Of Line Music) – Nu metal/deathcore
  • Turmion Katilot – Omen X (Nuclear Blast) – Industrial

Stuff from Last week since I was still vacating…

  • Anti-Flag – Lies They Tell Our Children (Spinefarm) – Punk
  • The Howling VoidInto Darkness Ever More Profound (Funere) – Symphonic metal/doom
  • Iggy Pop Every Loser (Gold Tooth Records) – Rock
  • Sons Of Cult – Back To The Beginning (Xtreem) – heavy/power metal
  • Throat Locust – Dragged Through Glass EP (Self-released) – Death metal
  • Varmia – Prolog EP (M-Theory) – Folk/black metal

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