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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DREAM THEATER, and More Out Today – 7/23

Plus releases from Alexis Marshall from Daughters, Mama Doom, Epoch of Chirality, and Erdve.

This week’s new heavy metal releases include prog dorks, fun doom, uneasy listening, and more! To the metals…

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Dream Theater – Lost Not Forgotten Archives: A Dramatic Tour of Events – Select Board Mixes

Genre: Progressive metal
Origin: Long Island, New York
Label: InsideOut

As you can imagine from this thing's title, Dream Theater are dipping into the live archives again on this one. Fans that missed their 2011-2012 tour, or fans that just want to relive it, will get tracks like "Forsaken," "The Great Debate," "The Count of Tuscany," and oodles more from that tour.

Erdve – Savigaila

Genre: Experimental sludge/hardcore
Origin: Vilnius, Lithuania
Label: Season Of Mist

Lithuania isn't exactly the first place I think of when I think heavy as fuck metal, but Erdve may single-handedly change that. The band's second album Savigaila is a beating in sonic form that only takes breaks for ominous atmosphere. This one hurts good.

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Epoch of Chirality – Nucleosynthesis

Genre: Progressive metal
Origin: England
Label: Self-released

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How about some nerdy stuff now? Epoch of Chirality is the solo project on multi-instrumentalist Richard How who is clearly a fan of sci-fi scores. This record combines 80's synth-driven prog with shreddy guitar metal. This is the soundtrack to a movie that I want to see.

Yngwie Malmsteen – Parabellum

Genre: Shred/hard rock
Origin: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: Music Theories/Mascot

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Speaking of shreddy guitar, here we have one of the masters. On his twenty-second album Yngwie plays all the notes, and I'd wager many of them more than once. A few songs have vocals if you're into that sort of thing, but unsurprisingly the guitar work is the star here. Despite becoming a bit of a punchline he proves that he still has an unbelievable amount of talent with each album.

Mama Doom – Ash Bone Skin N Stone

Genre: Psychedelic/doom
Origin: Newburgh, New York
Label: Majestic Mountain Records

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Let's slow things down a bit. As their name implies Mama Doom bring the doom. The band also utilize fun synths and the occasional prog rhythm. Fear not though (or do fear as their whole thing seems to be embracing spookiness), this band is still very much about fuzzy riffs.

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Alexis Marshall – House of Lull House of When

Genre: Noise/experimental
Origin: Providence, Rhode Island
Label: Sargent House

Wrapping this week with something a bit atypical. Alexis Marshall is perhaps best known for his work fronting Daughters. On his own he is leaning into the experimental side of what Daughters did on You Won't Get What You Want. This record isn't heavy per se, but the urgency of his vocals and the unease overall creates an atmosphere that haunts you more than a corpse painted shriek could.

Also dropping today…

  • Lee Aaron – Radio On! (Metalville) – Rock
  • The Age of Truth – Resolute (Contessa Music) – Hard rock/stoner
  • Archangel A.D. – Casus Belli (Self-released) – Thrash
  • Attila – Closure (Self-released) – Metalcore
  • Azok – Azok (Self-released) – Black metal
  • Borkr – Copper (Pest Productions) – Black metal
  • Capstan – Separate (Fearless) – Post-hardcore/progressive
  • Cavern Deep – Cavern Deep (Interstellar Smoke Records) – Doom/psychedelic
  • Craven Idol – Forked Tongues (Dark Descent) – Black metal/thrash
  • Crypt Monarch – The Necronaut (Electric Valley Records) – Doom/psychedelic
  • Descendents – 9th and Walnut (Epitaph) – Punk
  • Eradicator – Influence Denied (Metalville) – Thrash
  • Exil – Warning (Armageddon Label) – Hardcore
  • Flame, Dear Flame – Aegis (Eisenwald) – Doom
  • Fulci – Exhumed Information (Time To Kill Records) – Brutal death metal
  • Ghorot – Loss of Light (Inverse Records) – Blackened doom metal
  • Godslave – Positive Aggressive (Metalville) – Thrash
  • (hed)p.e. – Sandmine (Suburban Noize Records) – Rap metal
  • Heavy Water – Red Brick City (Silver Lining) – Hard rock
  • Hexenklad – Heathenheart (CDN Records) – Folk metal
  • Hookers & Blow – Hookers & Blow (Golden Robot) – Hard rock covers
  • Kryptan – Kryptan (Debemur Morti Productions) – Black metal
  • Laetitia in Holocaust – I Fall with the Saints (Brucia Records) – Black metal
  • Lotus Eater – Where The Body Goes (Hopeless Records) – Metalcore/nu metal
  • Luminous Veil – Vespers for the Loom and Lain (BMC Productions) – Black metal
  • Lykhaeon – Opprobium (Repose Records) – Black metal
  • Montezuma's Revenge – S.W.I.M. (DTH Records) – Sludge
  • Mordred – The Dark Parade (M-Theory Audio) – Thrash
  • Necrogod – In Extremis (Transcending Obscurity) – Death metal
  • Phoenix Rising – Acta Est Fabula (Wormholedeath) – Power metal
  • Planet of the Dead – Pilgrims (Self-released) – Doom/stoner rock
  • Saving Vice – Phantom Pain (Self-released) – Metalcore
  • Sjenovik – Dissolution of Innocence (Aphotic Sonance) – Industrial/folk
  • Sleep Waker – Alias (UNFD) – Metalcore
  • Tantric – The Sum Of All Things (Cleopatra) – Rock
  • Temple of Dread – Hades Unleashed (Testimony Records) – Death metal
  • WaxWorm – Mea Kulpa (Trepanation Recordings) – Industrial

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