Everything Heavy Metal: 2019

Album Review: The Call of the Void by ANTICOSM

Release Date: 16 August 2019
Release by: Hell Kill Destroy Records

Someone Must Suffer
Scorched Earth
Call Of The Void
Fall Asleep
Somewhere Between Life And Death
Behold The Venom Crystals
The Only Truth
Never Enough

Edmonton’s TESSITURA Release Thrashy Drum Playthrough Video For "Wounds of The Righteous" via GearGods

Death/Thrash Metal band TESSITURA  released their 5 track EP, Unearth The Underworld, in June 2018. Featuring five of the band’s strongest efforts to date, it takes the listener on the rollercoaster of TESSITURA’s evolution as each song drives forward into a whirlwind of themes and expressions.

THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG Returns With First Album In Five Years, ‘New Organon’

“I didn’t want to just ‘put out another album,’” begins SLOUGH FEG vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi. “I remember telling people that I didn’t want to do another album just to do another album, like so often happens. So, we wrote a lot of songs and only picked the best ones.”

SKELATOR Inks Deal With Gates of Hell Records; New Album ‘Cyber Metal’ Due In June

Seattle (WA) - Veteran West Coast metallers SKELATOR have signed with Gates Of Hell Records for the release of their fifth studio album, Cyber Metal. The album is due June 14 in European territories and June 21 in North America.

MTXS stream debut single 'Mould' and release album details

MTXS are a new relentless force in UK metal/hardcore who have been decimating underground venues since forming late 2017. Last night they unveiled new single 'Mould', which is taken from their upcoming debut album Ache, which is set for release on 7th June.

Puerto Rican proggers AVANDRA release new single and stream lyric vide

Puerto Rican prog-metal band AVANDRA have released new single 'Even//You', taken from their upcoming new album Descender, which is set for release on 26th April via Blood Music.

LVCIFYRE to Release Sacrament EP on Dark Descent Records

The Beast of Darkness unleashes his coils upon man once again. Blackened death maniacs LVCIFYRE break a five-year silence with Sacrament. The band’s forthcoming EP features four new original tracks and a blistering cover of “Morderca,” from Polish cult thrashers KAT.

Death/Doom Band KRYPTS Return with Cadaver Circulation

Finland's KRYPTS return to unfurl an aeonic slab of death metal upon your ears. Cadaver Circulation explores immeasurable depths with six intense offerings of misanthropic and doom-laden death metal.

SLUDGEHAMMER Streaming New Album "Antechamber"

On Friday April 12, 2019 the band SLUDGEHAMMER starting streaming their new album Anterchamber. If you are a fan of Revocation, Mastodon, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse, Pantera, Opeth, and/or Decapitated you might want to check this band out!

Heavy Metal Trio AxMinister Premiere Music Video "The Trials of Hercules" via MetalInsider

Metal warriors on a holy quest, Toronto's AxMinister's have unleashed their latest music video to offer to the heavy metal gods "The Trials of Hercules". The video is third episode in the band's planned 5 part series to give fans a visual guide to tell the story of their latest EP "The Crucible of Sin". The trio has previously released videos  "Prey" (Eps. 1) and "Salvation" (Eps. 2). All 5 episodes/music videos in the series were produced and directed by drummer Bas Majzoub (aka Bas von Bismark).

Kerrang! Album Premiere: The Psychedelic Vibes of GONE COSMIC’s “Sideways In Time”

GONE COSMIC has announced that they will be releasing there debut album Sideways in Time on April 12, 2019 (Today as of posting this). The album will be released through Kozmik Artifactz. Kerrang! has the whole album available to stream. Link down below.

Horror Pain Gore Death set to release COFFINS split LP with SECOND TO NONE on Limited Edition vinyl; Nine Cocoons Of Dens To F set for release on June 7

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions presents Nine Cocoons Of Dens To F, the new split from COFFINS and SECOND TO NONE.

WEST OF HELL Release Official Video for "The Machine" / Canadian Tour in Full Swing

Vancouver (BC) - Progressive power thrashers WEST OF HELL have released
the official video for "The Machine," a track from new album Blood of the Infidel. Check out Decibel's video premiere below.

FLUB: California-based Experimental Death Metal Unit (Members of Rivers of Nihil, Alterbeast, ex-Vale of Pnath) Announce Self-Titled Debut Album.

Experimental death metal band FLUB has just announce the upcoming release of their debut self-titled full-length. The album is set for release on June 7th through The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's two prior EP's and a standalone single which were released several years ago.

Ranking Metallica's Kill Em All (Worst to Best)

Sci-Fi Death Metallers NUCLEUS to Release New Album 'Entity' June 14 on Unspeakable Axe Records (CD) and Me Saco Un Ojo Records (Vinyl)

Chicago (IL) - Sci-Fi Death Metallers Nucleus will release new album Entity June 14 on CD via Unspeakable Axe Records and vinyl LP via Me Saco Un Ojo Records. The title track is streaming below.

Blackened Thrash Band WIDOWER to Release Cataclysmic Sorcery via Black Market Metal Label

Blackened thrash metal scourge WIDOWER is set to unleash their first-ever full-length album, Cataclysmic Sorcery. This nine-track hellstorm delivers an unrelenting battery of rapid-fire drumming, dueling guitar harmonies, tortured screams and pummeling thrash rhythms. With sadistic intensity, WIDOWER blur the lines of black metal, death and thrash.

Metalocalypstick: Canada’s Premier Women Focused Metal Festival Announces 2019 Lineup w/ Lost Nebula, Interitum, Massive Scar Era and more!

Promo video (clips from 2017) 

Spotify Playlist here - Festival Digital Sampler of 2019 Performing Bands - Metal Queens Vol. 3

The Metalocalypstick Festival will be hosted in Lone Butte, BC, Canada. Over the weekend 22 bands will be taking the stage and performing. Each band will have at least one woman in a show of feminine power across metal, punk and rock.

HATH: Of Rot and Ruin Now Streaming at MetalSucks

Of Rot and Ruin, the new album from New Jersey Blackened Death Metallers HATH, is now streaming in full at MetalSucks.net. Of Rot and Ruin has received widespread critical acclaim, with Metal Injection praising the album's "eloquent mix of brutal precision, endearing melodies and infectious grooves" and called a "masterpiece" by Heavy Blog is Heavy.

Album Review: Under the Knife by EUGENIC DEATH

Band: Eugenic Death
Album: Under the Knife
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Label: Heaven and Hell Records

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: California-based Progressive/Tech-Death Trio Premiere "Ocean" At Indy Metal Vault.

California-based progressive/technical death metal trio Inanimate Existence recently announced their upcoming fifth full-length album, Clockwork. The album is set for release on May 10th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky, which was released in 2017. Active since 2011, the band has yet to slow down in between regular extended touring on a near yearly basis and with four well-received albums released to date already.

PULVER Streaming Title Track from forthcoming album 'Kings Under the Sand'

German Classic Metal Crew PULVER are streaming the title track from forthcoming album Kings Under The Sand. Stream it below!

Band of the Week: Tracción

Band: Tracción
Location: Argentina
Year Formed: 2013
Years Active: 2013 - Present 
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Independent

FRENZY to Release New Album 'Blind Justice' on Vinyl Format April 26

Madrid (Spain) - Blind Justice, the debut album from Heavy Metal torchbearers and comic book fanatics FRENZY will be released on vinyl LP format April 26 via Underground Power Records, coinciding with the album's availability at Germany's Keep it True Festival.

Album Review: Itheist by ITHEIST

Album: Itheist
Release Date: June 21 2019
Label: Self Release
Genre: Extreme Metal

Is Thrash Metal Dead? (Video)

CONTRARIAN Release Guitar Playthrough Video for "Whomsoever Worships The White Worm"

Rochester (NY) - U.S. progressive Death Metal squad CONTRARIAN have released a guitar playthrough video for "Whomsoever Worships The White Worm," a track from new album Their Worm Never Dies. Featuring guitarist Brian Mason, the video is available for public consumption below.

Italian Trad-Metal Trailblazers TIR Releasing 'Metal Shocks' May 10 on Gates of Hell Records

One of the very first Italian heavy metal bands returns with its first full-length album in eight years, Metal Shock! Trailblazing and traditional metal ensemble TIR will release Metal Shock May 10 on Gates of Hell Records. The album's first single is streaming below.

Former Aetherium Mors Duo Releasing Self-Titled Debut Album from ITHEIST on June 21

Formerly known as Aetherium Mors, UK extreme metal duo ITHEIST will self-release its self-titled debut album on June 21. Album track "Guardian of Baphomet" is now streaming.

Sarcófago's Crust EP Gets The Greyhaze Reissue Treatment / Out June 14 on Vinyl and Cassette

Greyhaze Records, as part of its exhaustive, review of Sarcófago’s entire recorded output, is proud to reissue Crust, the highly sought-after extreme metal gem, on vinyl and cassette formats. The album’s audio has been carefully sourced from original master tapes and all artwork has been restored honoring this EP’s great importance. The Crust reissue will be released June 14, 2019 on Greyhaze Records.

There is the Band: Volbeat (With Script)

I remember the first time I saw this band. It was in a Metal Hammer magazine. That band was quoted to be a mixture of Johnny Cash and Metallica. At this time in my life I was Metallica was my favorite Metal band if all time. To this day Metal is still one of my favorite Metal bands. So, with that comparison to Metallica I had to give this band a listen to. And I am Happy that I did.

Canadian hardcore/sludge quartet MINORS stream new single Meanderist

'Meanderist' out now

Follows Abject Bodies LP, released 22nd Feb 2019 (Holy Roar Records/Deathwish)

Acclaimed Canadian quartet MINORS have streamed their new single 'Meanderist'.

THE ODIOUS: Acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based Progressive Death Metal/Prog-Rock Unit Announce Sophomore Album, Vesica Piscis. Unveil Cover Artwork, Teaser Video & More. Vesica Piscis out Friday, June 21st

Portland, Oregon-based progressive death metal/progressive rock faction The Odious is proud to officially announce the upcoming June 21st release of their second full-length album, Vesica Piscis. It is the highly anticipated follow up to their late-December 2012 debut album, Joint Ventures, a release that is revered in progressive metal circles even now. Prior to the release of Joint Ventures, the band captured the attention of the progressive metal world with their 2011 EP, That Night a Forest Grew.

ATLAS ENTITY: Prog-Death Duo (Ft. session drummer Samus Paulicelli) Launch "Murmurs of Dissent" at Toilet Ov Hell. Beneath the Cosmic Silence out 6/14

ATLAS ENTITY: Progressive Death Metal Duo (Featuring session drummer Samus Paulicelli of Decrepit Birth/Devin Townsend - Empath fame) Launch "Murmurs of Dissent" at Toilet Ov Hell.
Beneath the Cosmic Silence out June 14th. 
Pre-orders now live via Bandcamp

Polish Doom Dealers MONASTERIUM Releasing 'Church of Bones' May 6 on Nine Records

Krakow's resident Doom Lords MONASTERIUM are set to release their sophomore opus Church of Bones May 6 on Nine Records. Expect nothing less than superb traditional doom metal that rumbles and burns, whilst crushing all under the weight of the band's mighty riffs!

Progressive Power Thrashers WEST OF HELL Release 'Blood of the Infidel' / Album Streaming!

Vancouver (BC) - Progressive power thrashers WEST OF HELL have released their sophomore album Blood of the Infidel. The album is streaming below.

Album Review: Outis by Ceremony of Silence

Band:Ceremony of Silence
Album: Outis
Genre: Death Metal
Release Date: 5 April 2019

Band of the Week: Briargh

Band: Briargh
Location: Spain
Genre: Pagan Black Metal
Members: Dux Briargh 
Formed: 2003
Years Active: 2003 - Present
Label: Lower Silesian Stronghold  

Sworn Amongst stream new single 'Enslaved'


British metal heavyweights SWORN AMONGST have released new single 'Enslaved', the second single taken from new EP Reclamation, set for release on 12 April via Famined Records.

New CEREMONY OF SILENCE Album Outis Now Streaming

CEREMONY OF SILENCE has unleashed their highly-praised debut album, Outis. Extreme metal hub No Clean Singing teamed up with the Slovakian blackened death metal duo to offer fans a preview of this mind-bender a week ahead of its official release.

LORD DYING stream new single 'Freed from the Pressures of Time'

Portland USA sludge metal unit LORD DYING have released new single 'Freed from the Pressures of Time', taken from the forthcoming album Mysterium Tremendum which is set for release on 26th April via Entertainment One (eOne).

HATH Release Instrumental Play-Through Video for "Usurpation"

New Jersey Blackened Death Metallers HATH showcase their shredding skills with the newly-released play-through video for "Usurpation." The video features in-studio footage of the band performing an instrumental version of the song that kicks-off HATH's forthcoming new album, Of Rot and Ruin.

Canadian Firebrands SMOULDER Unleash "The Sword Woman" Official Video

Toronto (ON) - Exclaim! Music has premiered the official video for "The Sword Woman" from Canadian firebrands SMOULDER. The re-recorded track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length debut album Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring. Check it out below!

Danish Blackgaze Powerhouse MØL Reissue Their First Two EPs as One Package

Holy Roar take great pride in announcing the reissue of MØL’s first two EP’s, I and II on June 7th 2019, accentuating the formative years of one of Denmark’s brightest lights in metal.

Where debut LP JORD fully fleshed out their shoegaze-meets-black metal formula to masterful effect, these two early releases showcase the band in a much more raw and unfiltered environment. Not to be confused as lesser-than material or relegated to subpar, I and II both simmer and boil between the ethereal and the vicious. Choice tracks such as ‘Airy’ and ‘Kathexis’present this dichotomy in dizzying fashion, the later pulling deftly from My Bloody Valentine and Drop Nineteens just as much as Altar of Plagues orDeafheaven.

Remastered and repackaged, MØL’s I and II are given a new life entirely. The hybrid of black metal and shoegaze has never sounded quite as spellbinding or masterful as it does in MØL’s case.

After a busy year following the release of their debut album in 2018, MØLhave spent their time relentlessly touring, gigging and playing to festival audiences, including supporting Ghost Bath across Europe and more recently with an incredible appearance at the Gaffa Awards in Denmark. Now the band are set to tour Europe with Rivers of Nihil and Black Crown Initiate. The tour will start with a run of German dates in September, and end in October with a show in Belgium.

Dates are as follows:
0.09.19 Germany, Berlin – Cassiopeia
21.09.19 Germany, Leipzig – Felsenkeller
22.09.19 Germany, Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
23.09.19 Czech Rep, Prague – Nova Chmelnice
24.09.19 Austria, Vienna – Arena
25.09.19 Germany, München – Backstage
26.09.19 Italy, Milano – Circolo Svolta
27.09.19 Switzerland, Aarau – Kiff
28.09.19 Germany, Bochum – Matrix
29.09.19 UK, Birmingham – Mama Roux
30.09.19 UK, Bristol – The Fleece
01.10.19 UK, Manchester – Rebellion
02.10.19 UK, London – The Dome
03.10.19 France, Paris – Gibus
04.10.19 Netherlands, Haarlem – Patronaat
05.10.19 Belgium, Antwerp – Trix

Find Out More About MØL:
Facebook || Instagram || Bandcamp || Spotify || Holy Roar Records

1. Sundrowned
2. Airy
3. Makhachkala
4. Kathexis
5. Atacama
6. Rush

MUSKET HAWK's Forthcoming Album 'Upside of Sick' Streaming via Decibel!

Upside of Sick, the forthcoming album from Sludge/Grind addicts MUSKET HAWK, is now streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Decibel!

Stream Upside of Sick

MUSKET HAWK will release their long-awaited third album, Upside of Sick, March 29 on Unholy Anarchy Records. Pre-order it at this location.

Continuing to plumb the depths of extremity, MUSKET HAWK seek to annihilate any semblance of tranquility and bruise the psyches of fans and unsuspecting victims alike. Upside of Sick scrapes its way through sludge reverberations, while fomenting chaos through grindcore bursts with a punk aura that is as undeniable as it is palpable.Grab hold of something immovable and hang on for dear life!

"Another gut-slugging batch of bruisers.Upside of Sick is a testament to Musket Hawk’s versatile and ferocious songwriting, and you should jam this sucker NOW."
- Decibel

"Bruising and defiant, fiery and furious, a head-busting, blood-racing tableau of disgust and rage."
- No Clean Singing

"Imagine a drunk Swedish death metal band warming up with some sludge and grind covers. Punishing."
- The Mighty Decibel

"Grab hold of something immovable and hang on for dear life."
- The Sludgelord

"The grooves are only surpassed by the wholly unfettered slop thrash'n'death licks. Brutal and sloppy. Grooving and atonal. Musket Hawk is inescapable."
- Glacially Musical

"They’re just as hard to pin down as ever, and you’ll likely need a few times through the album to truly get a feel for everything that’s happening here. But once that’s happened, there’s something about the heavy grooves and sudden blasts that will give this one some longevity."
- Metal Trenches

"Impossibly heavy, Musket Hawk’s blend of filthy sounding sludge with flashes of grind is like an infection."
- Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

"Upside of Sick something I can comprehend just enough to headbang myself into a coma. They show up, destroy, and leave."
- Lair of the Bastard

"Musket Hawk reached for various forms of artistic expression and combined them, recording an intriguing album."
- Death Magnetic

"Intense, aggressive attack. Melt your eardrums!"
- JP's Music Blog

Upside of Sick Track Listing

1. Roidhead Swindler

2. Hexagon

3. Dios Mio

4. Punk Rock Ruined My Life

5. Bad Times

6. Uncouth

Recorded and Mixed by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (developingnations.com)

Additional recording sessions took place at Electrical Studio in Chicago, Illinois and Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (audiosiege.com)

Artwork and Layout by G Fry (garykarma@hotmail.com)


Jason - Drums
Marty - Guitars/Vocals
Gary - Vocals/Bass






MUSKET HAWK formed from the ashes of A WARM GUN in 2011. After self-producing a series of demos, the band’s debut full-length The Form of Disgust was released via SMS Records in November 2013. Since then, MUSKET HAWK has released a live demo and a 7” split with Philadelphia’s SUNBURSTER (May 2015, Unholy Anarchy Records).

MUSKET HAWK play a killer live set, sharing the stage with the likes of WINDHAND, CHURCH OF MISERY, NOISEM, MASAKARI and PRIMATIVE MAN, to name a few. The band continues to refine and explore the depths of extreme music, and in conspiracy with Unholy Anarchy Records (Baltimore, MD) and Goodtimes Records (Australia), offer up their long awaited sophomore effort, Desolate.
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