Five For Friday: July 10, 2020

Hello readers! This week’s selection of heavy, brutal and weird new releases includes the latest from Inter Arma, Rebel Wizard, Voivod and more! — Inter Arma- Garbers Days Revisted In an homage to Metallica’s celebrated Garage Days Revisited, death-doom crushers deliver their own serving of cool cover tunes. I’m particularly stoked they covered “The Girl…

Five For Friday: June 26, 2020

Every great weekend needs a great soundtrack. And if you like black metal, melodic black metal, classic headbanging fodder, and super-weird death metal, I’m here to give you the juice for your Saturday. — Dauþuz – Grubenfall 1727 Do you like melodic, mournful, straightforward black metal? Do you find the history of mining in central…

Five For Friday: June 12, 2020

Hello, dear readers. I hope this list of new releases find you well. And I really mean that. I don’t just say it as a poorly disguised expression of workplace hostility that it totally means 99% of the time. This week’s batch of albums includes some techy deathcore, the latest installment of 20 Buck Spin’s…

Five For Friday: May 29, 2020

Greetings, friends. Lots of fun, epic stuff in store for heavy listeners this week. Why fun and epic? Well there’s lots of big riffs and unironic bombast to be found here. I’m usually not one for anything too many degrees close to power metal, but if you can take soaring vocals and make them infectious…

Five For Friday: May 15, 2020

Hello, readers! Feeling the quarantine fatigue yet? Enjoying all those ads for branded masks? Pumped for you next Zoom call? Ready to start laughing maniacally out your window at the nearest unfortunate animal? I hope your time in (relative) isolation is passing by decently and that this message finds you well. To help you in…

Five For Friday: May 8, 2020

Alright, readers. Buckle up. Strap in. Get set. Hit play. This week’s edition of new releases includes the new one from Naflgar and Green Carnation, along with a set of lesser-known acts for you to check out. As we progress through May, hopefully society will be able to (safely!) open up again and people will…

Killswitch Engage Releases Surprise EP to Benefit COVID-19 Response Fund

Last year, Killswitch Engage gave us Atonement, an album packed with their trademark melodeath riffs, hardcore attitude and soul-searching lyrics. Earning acclaim from fans and critics alike, it was probably their strongest front-to-back effort since Jesse Leach’s return to the microphone — the first half is basically one banger after another, and the closing track…