Archive for the Relapse Category
Eternal Return, the fourth full length from Richmond, Virginia’s heavy psychedelic quartet Windhand represents a new era for the group, a chrysalis moment that takes them to new and unforeseen heights. Across nine songs and 63 minutes, Eternal Return is an infectious display of songcraft cloaked in alluring atmosphere, molten […]
After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty Pig Destroyer have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, entitled Head Cage (named after a grisly medieval torture device). A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, Head Cage is a […]
Relapse Records, reissue 2018, true black vinyl, insert, The longstanding Finnish metal masterpiece that forever took the genre to new heights!
From tragedy to triumph, YOB’s incredible 8th full-length recording was conceived amidst dire circumstances that nearly left frontman Mike Scheidt dead. Suffering from an extremely painful and potentially fatal intestinal disease, Scheidt miraculously recovered and reinvigorated the Oregon trio with a new sense of purpose for Our Raw Heart, an […]
Less than four short years into their career, Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME (featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc.) have quickly made a name for themselves as not just torchbearers of DEATH’s eternal legacy but as one of the most heralded bands in […]
Hailing from the lawless dominion that is our nation’s capital, GENOCIDE PACT unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut entitled Order of Torment. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motorhead, […]
Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG’s (members of TORCHE, ex-Capsule, ex-Kylesa) sophomore album Feel Great will make you feel the exact opposite of great. A moody and eclectic record, albeit the moods are pissed and the eclecticism is different levels of pissed. On Feel Great, WRONG has mastered the arts […]
Uncertainty Is Bliss is the Relapse debut from German psychedelic, hard rock trio BLACK SALVATION. BLACK SALVATION (Featuring Uno Bruniusson formerly of In Solitude and Grave Pleasures and currently of Death Alley), challenge the listener to open wide the doors of perception and slowly drift away amongst their transcendental compositions […]
Seattle punk legends ZEKE return with their first new album in over 14 years entitled Hellbender! Short, fast, loud, and to the fuckin’ point,Hellbender contains fifteen tracks laced with ZEKE’s signature mix of hyperspeed thrash-punk and Motörhead possessed, hard as nails, rock n’ roll. Complete with raucous, in-your-face production by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High […]
Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA weave together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress is nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, […]
East Coast crossover titans IRON REAGAN and rising Sonoran death metallers GATECREEPER unite for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions. Across 8 new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they’re two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today! Mixed by Kurt Ballou […]
Underground extreme metal trio MAMMOTH GRINDER return after five long years with their fourth full-length Cosmic Crypt, a non-stop, meteoric force of aggression and mayhem. Self-recorded by the band at Trax East in South River, NJ, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sepultura, Inquisition) and mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel […]
Originally released in 1990 and out of print for almost two decades, the now legendary debut album from Doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day in multiple deluxe formats. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer Demo, expanded […]
Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY return with 9-13, their first new full-length in almost two decades. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death of their original singer J.P. Morrow, the group has reformed for phase two of their mission. Recorded in their hometown of Nottingham in Spring 2017 […]
Lock your doors and bolt your windows as longstanding Gore Metal maniacs, EXHUMED reemerge with their disgusting new album Death Revenge. The band’s 6th full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album; a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge […]
DEATH, the heavy metal institution founded, realized, and helmed by legendary guitarist Chuck Schuldiner, released the Individual Thought Patterns album (the follow-up to their watershed Human release) in 1993. Expectations were high following Human, but Schuldiner proved once again that he could rise to any occasion. Individual Thought Patterns further […]
POISON BLOOD is a collaboration between Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg). Born out of Miller’s desire to write music that was an outlet for a more straightforward kind of aggression, the two musicians came together as fans of each other’s work and a mutual appreciation for Beherit’s classic […]
Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons Integrity return with their highly anticipated twelfth studio album Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume. A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, Howling… is a manifestation of […]
Retaining the vicious, dual-vocal attack and slamming grooves that have become their trademark, Dying Fetus’ Stop at Nothing is a savage return-to-form by one of the most influential bands in death metal. Intensity unparalleled, and musical power unrivaled, Dying Fetus are the leaders of the new generation in extreme music.
Doom godfathers The Obsessed return with Sacred, their first studio album in over 20 years. Led by legendary frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, etc.), The Obsessed originally formed in 1976 and released three seminal stoner / doom albums in the early 90’s, including The […]
Led by the hypnotic and breathy vocal dramatics of Kristina Esfandiari, King Woman unveil a profoundly crafted opus of brooding, ethereal doom-rock. Produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker).
2017 release from the death metal marauders. Obituary return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where 2014’s Inked In Blood left off, Obituary show no signs of slowing down as they continue to […]
New York City sludge/doom/drone trio UNEARTHLY TRANCE re-emerge from the shadows with Stalking the Ghost, their sixth full-length recording and first album in over seven years. An esoteric ritual of seismic doom, Stalking the Ghost taps into the darkest realms of the occult over the course of seven tracks that […]