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THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From GHOST IRIS, KATAAN, and More Out Today – 5/7

Plus releases from Skarlett Riot, Seth, Moon Coven, Artillery, Book of Wyrms, and Aduanten.

This week’s new heavy metal releases include lots of atmosphere, catchy metal, and more! To the metals…

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ALSO! Today, Bandcamp is doing their monthly day of giving 100% of what you pay directly to the labels and artists as Covid-19 Pandemic relief. So if you can get stuff from Bandcamp, please do.

Aduanten – Sullen Cadence EP

Genre: Atmospheric death metal
Origin: Austin, Texas
Label: Eihwaz

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Starting this week with some pretty rad atmospheric metal. This is moody stuff that has some Insomnium and Katatonia vibes to it. This EP features guest spots from members of Obsequiae, Panopticon, and Horrendous, which give the listener a more dynamic experience over the four tracks.

Artillery – X

Genre: Thrash
Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: Metal Blade

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Let's thrash about with some legends of the scene with X. On their tenth record Artillery are dropping some hefty, epic metal that features all you'd want from an outfit of this sort and age. This includes a thrash song about thrash, which we frankly don't get enough these days.

Book of Wyrms – Occult New Age

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Genre: Psychedelic/doom metal
Origin: Richmond, Virginia
Label: Desert Records

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Now for some hippie doom. Occult New Age is a collection of slow, spacy jams that would appeal to fans of Hawkwind, Elder, and any number of other nerdy stoner bands. A solid balance of riffage and synth tickling here.

Ghost Iris – Comatose

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Genre: Metalcore/djent
Origin: København, Denmark
Label: Long Branch

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If you're looking for some chunky metalcore with breakdowns and melody, then Comatose is the album for you this week. This has grooves, soaring choruses, and a guest spot from Chimaira's Mark Hunter. If you dug the most recent Erra record, you'll likely enjoy this as well.

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Kataan – Kataan EP

Genre: Atmospheric death/black metal
Origin: Plaistow, New Hampshire
Label: Prosthetic

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Kataan is a new duo made up of Astronoid's Brett Boland and ex-Vattnet (Viskar)'s Nicholas Thornbury. Like their other musical outings this features lots of reverb, blast beats, and massive crescendos. It's darker than I expected from the duo, but I'm not mad about it. A solid introduction.

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Moon Coven – Slumber Wood

Genre: Psychedelic/stoner
Origin: Malmö, Sweden
Label: Ripple

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If you enjoyed Book of Wyrms, why not keep that party going with Moon Coven. These guys appear to utilize three guitars which explains why there's just so much fuzz. Beautiful, hypnotizing harmonies throughout too. This is a good one to throw on and get lost in.

Seth – La Morsure du Christ

Genre: Black metal
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Label: Season Of Mist/LADLO

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It's been eight years since this outfit unleashed their black metal fury on the world. This time they're back with three new-ish members, one of which is Saint Vincent (no, not THAT St. Vincent, but wouldn't that be weird?). This is apparently a sequel of sorts to their debut record Les blessures de l'âme, so if you had unanswered questions back in 1998, they might finally be answered here.

Skarlett Riot – Invicta

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Genre: Hard rock/metalcore
Origin: Scunthorpe, England
Label: Despotz

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If you've enjoyed recent-ish In Flames or early In This Moment give Skarlett Riot a go. This is catchy as well modern metal that I could see doing well at your Louder Than Life or Aftershock festival.

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Also dropping today…

  • Acid's Trip – Strings Of Soul (Heavy Psych Sounds) – Stoner/heavy metal
  • Ape Vermin – Arctic Noise (Koloss Records) – Sludge/doom
  • Bretus – Magharia (The Swamp Records) – Stoner/doom
  • Candlemass – Green Valley (Live) (Peaceville) – Doom
  • Chalk Portraits – Memory (Self-released) – Ambient
  • Cvlt Ov The Svn – We Are The Dragon (Napalm) – Gothic metal
  • Defiler – A Deity Depraved (Defiler) – Deathcore?
  • Diamante – American Dream (Judge & Jury) – Hard rock
  • Ereb Altor – Eldens Boning EP (Hammerheart) – Black metal
  • False Memories – The Last Night Of Fall (Frontiers) – Dark metal
  • Father Befouled/Exaugurate – Purging Holiness (Rotted Life Records) – Death metal
  • Feed Them Death – Negative (Brucia Records) – Death metal/grindcore
  • Gargoyle – Hail to the Necrodoom (Sun and Moon Records) – Doom
  • Goad – La Belle Dame (My Kingdom) – Progressive rock
  • Grey Aura – Zwart vierkant (Onism Productions) – Experimental black metal
  • Hadit – With Joy And Ardour Through The Incommensurable Path (Sentient Ruin) – Death metal
  • Todd Michael Hall – Sonic Healing (Rat Pak) – Rock
  • Human Failure – Crown On The Head Of A King Of Mud EP (Sentient Ruin) – Death metal/noise
  • In Asymmetry – Ashes Of Dead Worlds (Comatose) – Technical death metal
  • Inferno – Paradeigma (Phosphenes Of Aphotic Eternity) (Debemur Morti) – Black metal
  • Jordfast – Hadanefter (Nordvis) – Black metal
  • Jordsjo – Pastoralia (Karisma) – Progressive rock
  • Kayak – Out Of This World (InsideOut) – Progressive
  • Kosmodemonic – Liminal Light (Transylvanian Recordings) – Blackened doom
  • Larvae – Sickening Cadaveric Perversion (Stygian Black Hand) – Death meta/doom
  • Last Agony – The Imminent Slaughter (Sentient Ruin) – Thrash
  • Led To The Grave – Pray For Death (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions) – Death metal/thrash
  • Robin McAuley – Standing On The Edge (Frontiers) – Rock
  • Mephitic Grave – Into The Atrium Of Inhuman Morbidity (Carbonized) – Death metal
  • Misstress – Resurrected (Blasphemous Records) – Horror glam
  • Nature Morte – Messe Basse (Source Atone Records) – Atmospheric black metal
  • Nordjevel – Fenriir EP (Indie) – Black metal
  • Osiah Loss (Unique Leader Records) – Technical death core
  • Reality Grey – Beneath This Crown (Blood Blast) – Melodic death metal
  • A Rising Force – Undertow (HighVol) – Rock
  • Saliva – Every Twenty Years EP (Megaforce) – Rock
  • Sonic Haven – Vagabond (Frontiers) – Power metal
  • Mark Spiro – Traveling Cowboys (Frontiers) – Rock
  • Sumo Cyco – Initiation (Napalm) – Alternative metal
  • Tommy's Rocktrip – Beat Up By Rock 'N Roll (Frontiers) – Hard rock
  • Traumatomy – Extirpation Paradigms (Gore House Productions) – Brutal death metal
  • Trucker Diablo – Tail End Of A Hurricane (Self-released) – Pub rock
  • The Vendettas – The Vendettas III (Golden Robot) – Hard rock
  • Vokonis – Odyssey (The Sign) – Stoner/doom
  • Weezer – Van Weezer (Crush/Atlantic) – Stadium rock
  • Wormlight – Nightmother (Black Lion Records) – Black metal

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