Rolling 2023 Metal thread

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Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 January 2023 15:43 (one month ago) link

god that mare infinitum record is so fucking good

― flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, January 3, 2023 7:58 PM bookmarkflaglink

the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise resumes in 2023 and these morons had the audacity to book the new Vektor. naturally, it didn't go well, and the backlash was quick and they removed them, with the expected two factions emerging in reaction to the removal.

starting to remember why I didn't dress the part of metalhead in my 20s, the people screaming in defense of Vektor are really fucking hateful, stupid idiots. I'm sure the infighting will progress to the boat over this, kinda glad i'm not going.

https://metalinjection.net/news/drama/70000-tons-of-metal-books-then-removes-vektor-from-its-lineup

― Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:29 AM bookmarkflaglink

I'm sure the infighting will progress to the boat over this, kinda glad i'm not going.

Nah. The people expressing the most anger over it aren't the go-outside type.

― but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:32 AM bookmarkflaglink

in more positive news, lineup for Mass Destruction Metal Fest in ATL for this year is out and it's sick and I'm thinking of trying to find a way to go. other than big name Autopsy (who I've been dying to see), it's a very niche lineup that just happens to be a bunch of bands I love. seen Pagan Altar live once, they were incredible, Hellwitch same. Drawn and Quartered fucking rule, as does Vulcano. Loved the Oath of Cruelty debut. really the only band I don't know is Undergang.

Autopsy
Vulcano (Brazil - Bloody Vengeance Set)
Pagan Altar (UK)
Hellwitch
Undergang (Denmark)
Drawn & Quartered
Father Befouled
Oath of Cruelty

― Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:38 AM bookmarkflaglink

wait I forgot what year it was

― Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:41 AM bookmarkflaglink

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 4 January 2023 15:43 (one month ago) link

Mare Infinitum have shared some info about the tracks on the album on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MareInfinitum/

StanM, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 17:17 (one month ago) link

god that mare infinitum record is so fucking good

― flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, January 3, 2023 7:58 PM bookmarkflaglink

finally got to this today

holy fucking shit

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 4 January 2023 17:47 (one month ago) link

Ultra slow funeral doom fans, Finnish one man band Horre releases his next album on Friday : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=586159996848003

StanM, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 17:56 (one month ago) link

Very incomplete list of metal(lic) albums on the horizon this year

13-Jan
Ahab
Obituary
VV (of HIM fame)

20-Jan
Katatonia

27-Jan
…And Oceans
G.I.S.M.

3-Feb
Sanguisugabogg
Xandria

10-Feb
In Flames

24-Feb
Host (Paradise Lost side project)
Venomous Concept

3-Mar
Enslaved
Majesties (Can't recall what prompted me to add this, sorry if it's not metal)
Tragedy (Bee Gees Metal Tribute Band!)

17-Mar
Night Demon
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

24-Mar
Baby Metal
Big|Brave
Dope
Heidevolk
The HIRS Collective
Insomnium
Liturgy

31-Mar
Rotten Sound

7-Apr
Lotus Thrones (Wolvhammer side project)

14-Apr
Metallica

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 4 January 2023 18:28 (one month ago) link

Thy Darkened Shade's new one on Jan 10

Haxanu's on Feb 7

Was just listening to the latter's as of now only album, Snare of All Salvation, today, it should've gotten more attention -- USBM that doesn't really sound like borrowed ideas from other countries' scenes. Makes you feel like driving very fast.

Devilock, Thursday, 5 January 2023 06:05 (one month ago) link

oh right, the Haxanu guy is also the Ringare/Skaphe guy

Devilock, Thursday, 5 January 2023 07:56 (one month ago) link

Sanguisugabogg

never not laughing like a madman about this band name

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 6 January 2023 03:18 (one month ago) link

That new Night Demon is so much fun. They've never put out a bad record, but this one takes things to a new level.

A. Begrand, Friday, 6 January 2023 03:23 (one month ago) link

Oh cool! I've always liked them

paranormal bully romance (Neanderthal), Friday, 6 January 2023 03:24 (one month ago) link

funeral doom: Horre, not on Bandcamp yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDc1KiT9klM

StanM, Friday, 6 January 2023 13:26 (one month ago) link

Majesties (Can't recall what prompted me to add this, sorry if it's not metal)

Just figured out why it's on my radar: Side project for guys in Obsequiae and Inexorum who are both all kinds of awesome.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 6 January 2023 19:54 (one month ago) link

A bit from maybe the most insane metal press release I've ever read:

By sweep of sanguine axe and scorn of solar halo, the rusted chains of antediluvian iron broken by immortal talons, a pale visage of unholy supremacy leering with violent virtue, rises from cruel coffin sarcophagus the entity feared only as Nachtlich. Resurrected from its nocturnal medieval slumber in the age of 2016, Nachtlich is a Canadian revenant manifested by shady mournmaker U.E, whose infamy across a vast array of miserable entities is celebrated in low chants of ennui trance by tomb cults across the ephemeral realm. An arsenal of nightbringer brutality, Nachtlich’s library of intoxicating incantations is wide in its selection, but only by the keen eye of ritual master, Inferna Profundus Records, has this early masterwork of U.E been claw chosen to bathe in unlight of the half moon horror malfeasance.

Third Ritual is the grave stomping carrion call of the unliving ghast grume. An evocative alchemical fusion of bass heavy raw black metal and eerie atmospheric ambient ministrations, Nachtlich here truly awakens to the rotting majesty within; wielding putrescence of power chord, zombie shamble of percussion, penetration of shrieking oration, crypt shake of bass, fungal dissonance of production and ennui enlightenment of subversive synth. Dedicated to the true ways of the ancient, U.E carves a path familiar, yet unique in its twists and turns of labyrinthine composition, contrasting spectral synth passages with mid-pace of raw black metal massacre. Raw, stripped down and rancid—Nachtlich’s Third Ritual is the triune damnation triumphant.

TL;DR: It's a reissue of the third album by a one-man black metal band.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 8 January 2023 14:49 (four weeks ago) link

How Nachtlich got his grume back

jmm, Sunday, 8 January 2023 15:08 (four weeks ago) link

Congratulations to the genius booking agent who knew that Ingested and Devourment belonged on tour together. Well done.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 9 January 2023 23:16 (four weeks ago) link

If you habitually skip over seemingly marginal niche metal, you might easily miss this magnificent Tolkien Metal epic:

Ainur "Forging of the Rings"
https://open.spotify.com/track/5WCzf7xdfXNNRsHQYbj1iR

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 21:10 (four weeks ago) link

!!!

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 02:06 (three weeks ago) link

I have always liked Prong, and I still do. I like this new song's main riff, but the lyrics are *hilariously* generic. "Political Protest Song [Project Your Specific Beliefs/Cause Here]".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC3NmLOQXTc

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 13:45 (three weeks ago) link

New Cattle Decapitation due in May. I, for one, am really stoked.

Not sure about the cover art tho:

https://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/0/4/1104775.jpg?4705

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 16:06 (three weeks ago) link

Ant Man sequel went dark

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

lol

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 16:11 (three weeks ago) link

it's giving Antz/A Bug's Life energy

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 17:01 (three weeks ago) link

hopefully this is in preparation of a new album now they have a bass player again: Darkspace back catalogue reissued on Season Of Mist -> https://shop.season-of-mist.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=darkspace

StanM, Thursday, 12 January 2023 15:57 (three weeks ago) link

Technically from last year, but absolutely loving the new Hammers of Misfortune, just a dense mass of bonkers tech-prog.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:34 (three weeks ago) link

i made this spreadsheet for metal releases this year, mostly stuff already mentioned here, some others. editable by anyone so feel free to contribute but also feel free to make a copy for your own use: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xn_OktEIIx-TUj7URk8cnGBAsT-ls_Ujfv6sUz50H0U/edit?usp=sharing i'll try and update it regularly too

here 1st (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:04 (three weeks ago) link

does Djunah count? outta Chicago. They seem to market themselves as noise rock but they seem kinda metal (it's a duo and the guitarist/singer plays a custom made bass synthesizer w/her foot)

https://djunah.bandcamp.com/album/femina-furens

omar little, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:07 (three weeks ago) link

metal-adjacent maybe

omar little, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:08 (three weeks ago) link

enjoying the latest Deiquisitor. just glad to still have death metal that's raw and doesn't sound so artificially clean and clicky. no matter how much this drummer's speed degrades on blasts (and it does!).

i always like when the vocalists sound like the bad guy on an 80s toy television show.

fentanyl young (Neanderthal), Friday, 20 January 2023 22:12 (two weeks ago) link

i havent heard it yet but i love that their label is called "extremely rotten productions"

here 1st (roxymuzak), Monday, 23 January 2023 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

MESHUGGAH To Issue Remastered Fifteenth Anniversary Edition Of ObZen Full-Length March 31st Via Atomic Fire; Preorders Available

Details, linksaplenty:
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/MESHUGGAH-To-Issue-Remastered-Fifteenth-Anniversary-Edition-Of-ObZen-Full-Length-March-31st-Via-Atomic-Fire--Preorders-Available.html?soid=1114457189250&aid=zDx-GZdGcik

dow, Friday, 27 January 2023 19:23 (one week ago) link

how the fuck is that album fifteen years old, jesus

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 January 2023 20:08 (one week ago) link

yeah that's still one of the 'new ones' in my eyes

gman59, Friday, 27 January 2023 21:47 (one week ago) link

same

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 27 January 2023 22:14 (one week ago) link

I still remember going to see them open for Ministry in 2008 just so I could hear some of that material live and screaming "what the FUCK" at the stage when they abandoned "Bleed" right before the intense end part.

Uncharacteristically bad show for the boys, who in the last six years have put on two of the most incredible shows I've ever seen

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 January 2023 22:56 (one week ago) link

Always cracks me up when an album is remastered after such a short period of time, like has the loudifying technology advanced that much

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 28 January 2023 03:35 (one week ago) link

actually all of the bass drum sounds were replaced by farts

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Saturday, 28 January 2023 03:36 (one week ago) link

i don't really get the point of a remaster of any Meshuggah album like, post-Chaosphere, the shit was fairly optimal the first time around on the albums after that. not a fan of the re-recorded Nothing with the 8-strings even.

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Saturday, 28 January 2023 03:38 (one week ago) link

Wow, if you aren't afraid of the upcoming Amberian Dawn album of ABBA covers, check out the new Dark Sarah album while we wait.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4WilNXjE7dhYxMzNXXwBLg?si=6fc498a0a343496f

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 20:43 (one week ago) link

Also, that Amberian Dawn album came out two months ago. I apparently thought the third single, which came out the same day, was another song released in advance of the record.

It's really good, unless the idea of a metal tribute to ABBA sounds inherently terrible to you, in which case it's exactly that terrible.

Also, I had forgotten that Dark Sarah was formed by Heidi Parviainen after her time as the singer for Amberian Dawn, so the similarity isn't coincidental at all.

Amberian ABBA: https://open.spotify.com/album/5mzhto5AZTFY6RDpiFtjXt

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 20:57 (six days ago) link

This new Ahab record is fantastic.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2023 16:29 (five days ago) link

I am digging it too, even if dude's clean vocals remind me of Mr Mackey in the South Park episode where he got high and started singing

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 03:45 (four days ago) link

hey all it's new SANGUISUGABOGG time, make sure you have your SANGUISUGABOGG record ready to spin and that all valuables are safely tucked away in your house as you flail around to SANGUISUGABOGG boy i just love saying SANGUISUGABOGG

also three songs in and this rules.

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 05:25 (four days ago) link

however fans are likely to cry sellout because the SNARE ISN'T PINGY this time.

sanguisug boggy bogg (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 05:28 (four days ago) link

well it is a LITTLE

sanguisug boggy bogg (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 05:28 (four days ago) link

ok the ping is back

sanguisug boggy bogg (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 05:34 (four days ago) link

one-woman black metal project Brouillard from France is back with an album called (guess) : https://transcendance-bm.bandcamp.com/album/br0uillard-brouillard

StanM, Friday, 3 February 2023 16:43 (four days ago) link

hahahaha! i love that concept

I think I got her last Brouillard

sanguisug boggy bogg (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 February 2023 17:08 (four days ago) link

new Spirit Possession March 31

https://spiritpossession.bandcamp.com/

gman59, Friday, 3 February 2023 17:40 (four days ago) link

excited for new Sanguisugabogg, didn't realize it was coming out so soon. I've taken to callin them "The Bogg" in the tradition of Steve Coogan as Tommy Saxondale calling Jethro Tull "The Tull."

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Friday, 3 February 2023 20:46 (four days ago) link


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