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This edition includes a whole lot of sludge, a not-so-metal legend, technicality, and more! To the metals…

The Body – No One Deserves Happiness 41cewrrjWKL

Genre: Sludge
Origin: Portland, Oregon
Label: Thrill Jockey

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God damn, these guys are prolific. They dropped three collaboration albums and an EP last year, and this year they already have another collaboration record in the pipeline AND THIS. Their latest full length record is everything you'd want from Rhode Island-turned-Portland's disconcerting sludge collective. Heavy ass riffs, pummeling drums and shrieking vocals of someone that is likely dying.


Boris with Merzbow – Gensho 91GpYOS5ZjL._SL1500_

Genre: Experimental
Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Relapse

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Keeping things slow and weird are the also prolific Boris as they collaborate once again with noise musician Merzbow. Unsurprisingly, the record winds up being a fuzzy and slow. It is a rather interesting set of tracks. Disc one is comprised of re-recordings of some classic Boris tracks and a My Bloody Valentine cover, and disc two is Merzbow nearly filling the entire run-time of a compact disc with new material. The entire thing clocks in and well over two hours of chaos.


North – Light The Way 91wR8rJhX3L._SL1500_

Genre: Sludge
Origin: Tucson/Phoenix, Arizona
Label: Prosthetic

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If you don't know North by now and you're into sludge and post-metal, then let me introduce you to one of your new favorite bands. They trio create some of the most intense and oddly beautiful heavy music I've ever heard. A great live band also. They're opening for Intronaut and Scale The Summit around when this drops and you need to get to these shows early.


Iggy Pop – Post Pop DepressionA1adsrYoMlL._SL1500_

Genre: Art Rock
Origin: Muskegon, Michigan
Label: Loma Vista

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Not technically metal in anyway really. However, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Dean Fertita of QotSA/The Dead Weather, and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys back Pop to make what essentially sounds like a cool Queens of the Stone Age record if Homme did backing vocals instead. A must have for your Homme completists.


Save Us From The Archon – L'Eclisse 12705782_817471541691487_3515419670083582438_n

Genre: Progressive
Origin: Southwestern Pennsylvania
Label: Tragic Hero

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Too much slow shit and Iggy Pop for you this week? Well, here you go kid. Here's some shredy, progressive instrumental madness for you. Somewhere between Polyphia finesse and Protest The Hero technicality, you have Save Us From The Archon.


Wormed – Krighsu

Genre:514XnRcywPL Technical death metal
Origin: Madrid, Spain
Label: Season Of Mist

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First off, I thought the whole moving release days to Fridays eliminated the international/North American release day differences. This technically drops for us on 3/25, but we all have the internet, so when it drops today, it's basically out world-wide. Anyway, this brutal death metal collective just lives to fuck your shit up. Wormed's Krighsu is no-frills technical assault. So get warmed up before this one.



Also dropping today…

Abhomine – Larvae Offal Swine (Hells Headbangers) – Grindcore
Agathocles / Cause Of Divorce – Split EP (Wooaaargh) – Grindcore
Angertea – Snakes In Blossom (Inverse) – Progressive
Black Shape Of Nexus – Carrier (Exile On Mainstream) – Drone doom
Bound By Fate – Steadfast (Sliptrick) – Groove metal
Cantique Lepreux – Cendres Celestes (Eisenwald) – Black metal
Circus Maximus – Havoc (Frontiers) – Power metal
Creep – Innerland (Sliptrick) – Metalcore
Convulse – Cycle Of Revenge (Svart) – Death metal
Curse The Son – Isolator (Snake Charmer) – Stoner
Deathkings – All That Is Beautiful (Midnite Collective) – Sludge
Decrepit Soul – The Command Of War (Iron Bonehead) – Black/death metal
Destroyers Of All – Bleak Fragments (Mosher) – Death metal
Eohum – Ealdfaeder EP (Mycelium) – Doom/black metal
Fleshcrawl / Skinned Alive – Tales Of Flesh and Skin (FDA Rekotz) – Death metal
Funeral Whore – Phantasm (FDA Rekotz) – Death metal
Gloria Morti – Kuebiko (Willowtip) – Melodic black metal
Highrider – Armageddon Rock EP (The Sign) – Rock
InnerWish – InnerWish (Ulterium) – Power metal
Jesus Chrusler Supercar – 35 Supersonic (Rodeostar) – Death n roll
K-X-P – III Part 2 (Svart) – Industrial
The Last Vegas – Eat Me (AFM) – Hard rock
Light Up The Sky – NightLife (Rise) – Post-hardcore
Lords Of Black – II (Frontiers) – Heavy metal
Mangrove – Days Of The Wicked (Transubstans) – Stoner
Mob Rules – Tales From Beyond (SPV) – Melodic power metal
Monolith – Mountain (Final Gate) – Psychedelic doom rock
Morte Incandescente – O Mundo Morreu (War Arts) – Black metal
Nadja – Sv (Essence) – Ambient
Paragon – Hell Beyond Hell (Remedy) – Speed metal
Plateau Sigma – Rituals (Avantgarde) – Doom/death metal
Poem – Skein Syndrome (ViciSolum) – Progressive
Purgatory – Omega Void Tribvnal (War Anthem) – Death metal
Rapheumetas Well – The Exile (Test Your Metal) – Symphonic/progressive
Royal Hunt – Cargo (Frontiers) – Progressive
Sacrilegium – Anima Lucifera (Pagan) – Pagan black metal
Scarlet Anger – Freak Show (Hansel and Gretel) – Thrash
Surgikill – Sanguinary Revelations (FDA Rekotz) – Death metal
The Temple – Forevermourn (I Hate) – Doom
The Treatment – Generation Me (Frontiers) – Hard rock
Tusmorke – Fort Bak Lyset (Svart) – Psychedelic folk
Universe 217 – Change (Van) – Experimental doom
Vredehammer – Violator (Indie) – Black metal
The Word Alive – Dark Matter (Fearless) – Metalcore

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