Release Round Up – September 23rd 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - September 23rd, 2022 

Every Friday there is a tidal wave of new music released unto the world. Whilst we try to cover as much as possible here at The Razor's Edge, it's not always possible to review everything. So each week on a Friday we'll round up some of the best new music available, some we've reviewed, some we haven't, but all worth checking out!

Theres a lot of new heavy music hitting the airwaves this week, everything from black metal, death metal, gothic metal, Stoner rock, doom, thrash metal and even some of your traditional heavy fuckin' metal!

Here's what we think you should check out today!

Venom Inc. continue to build their legacy with latest album 'There's Only Black' released via  Nuclear Blast.

"A solid, engaging record that only demonstrates Venom Inc’s genuine ability to maintain their stay"

Read our full review here.

Nordjevel unleash relentless, barbaric black metal on 'Gnavhòl' via Indie Recordings.

"black metal that is wholly dark and evil but sonically devastating with the levels of violence and aggression in the music."

Read our full review here.

Canadian death fiends Last Retch unleash the gloriously titled 'Sadism And Severed Heads' this week.

"If this album were to go any harder, you’d need to call yourself an ambulance"

Read our full review here.

Dark Forest release new EP 'Ridge & Furrow' this week.

"an uplifting and anthemic piece"

Read our full review here.

Portuguese quintet Gaerea release album number three 'Mirage' via Season of Mist.

"a maelstrom of chaos that also casts the shadow of existential dread and sorrow"

Read our full review here.

Punk legends Buzzcocks release 'Sonics In The Soul' via Cherry Red Records.

"The loss of a creator as important as Pete Shelley would be devastating to most bands, but kudos to the three remaining members for keeping the flag flying and for releasing a record still worthy of bearing the name."

Read our full review here.

Swiss thrashers Algebra unleash a lesson in thrash metal this week on 'Chiroptera'.

"The album chops and changes between riffs with ease. The transitions are seamless."

Read our full review here.

Virginia Beach based heavy rockers Freedom Hawk release 'Take All You Can' on Ripple Music this week.

"heavy 70’s vibe that makes you think about riding the waves in a warm sun before partying on the beach with a bottle of JD"

Read our full review here.

Hastings four-piece Kid Kapichi release 'Here's What You Could Have Won' via Spinefarm Records.

"it can surely only to a matter of time that we see Kid Kapichi rubbing shoulders with the big boys."

Read our full review here.

American black metal outfit Mo’ynoq return with a feral new album 'A Place For Ash'.

"A labyrinth of anguish and despair!"

Read our full review here.

Thrashers Skelator releases a truly inspired EP 'Blood Empire' via Gates of Hell Records.

"Four tracks of pure Star Trek worship"

Read our full review here.

And thats just the tip of the iceberg! Other releases today we think you should check out include...

Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

A Constant Storm - ANT (Self-released)
Eva Under Fire - Drugs and Misery (Better Noise Music)
Face The Day - Echoes of the Childs Mind (Self-released)
KEN Mode - Null (Artoffact Records)
Kings of Mercia - Kings of Mercia (Metal Blade Records)
Lande Hekt - House Without a View (Prize Sunflower Records)
Mrs Beckett - Unattractively Need (Self-released)
Purpendicular - Human Mechanic (Metalville)
Talas - 1985 (Metal Blade records)
The Rasmus - Rise (Playground Music)
Troy Redfern - The Wings of Salvation (RED7 Records)

Heavy Metal

Dio - Donington 83 (BMG)
Dio - Donington 87 (BMG)
Frayle - Skin & Sorrow (Aqualamb Records)
Harvest of Ash - Ache and impulse (Horror Gore Pain Death Productions)
Living Wreckage - Living Wreckage (M-Theory Audio)
Meridian - The 4th Dimensions (From The Vaults)
Mindivide - Fragments (My Kingdom Music)
Motorhead - Iron Fist (40th Anniversary Edition) (BMG)
Seventh Servant - The Tree of Life (Self-released)
Spellbook - Deadly Charms (Cruz Del Sur Music)
Stratovarius - Survive (earMUSIC)
Venom - In Nomine Satanas [BOXSET] (BMG)

Death Metal

ART|EST - A Helix of Sirens [EP] (Self-released)
Diabolical Raw - Elegy of fire Dusk (Base Record Productions)
Enmity - Demagoguery (Kvlt and Kaos Productions)
Kargyr - Kargyr [EP] (Sliptrick Records)
Miscreance - Convergence (Unspeakable Axe Records)
Oxalate - Infatuating Sickness [REISSUE] (Dawnbreed Records)
Proceed On Your Way To Oblivion - Ceremorphosis (Blood Blast Distrobution)
Sales of Avalon - Oblivion (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Condemed AD - Follow a Failing Leader (WormholeDeath Records)
Destrage - SO MUCH. too much (Century Media)
Razor - Cycle of Contempt (Relapse Records)
Skelator - Blood Empire [EP] (Gates of Hell Records)

Black Metal

Blodskam - Ave Eva (Suicide Records)
Kathaaria - To Be Shunned by All...As Centres of Pestilence (EAL Productions)
Sonja - Loud Arriver (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge

Band of Spice - How We Play The Game (SCarlet Records)
Gnash - Shared Nightmares [EP] (Self-released)
Lost Hours - IV: The Silence of the Perpetual Choir in Heaven [REISSUE] (Propitious Artificats)
Processofguilt - Slaves Beneath The Sun (Alma Mater Records)
Otus - Torch (Time To Kill Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Gematria - Gematria II: The Spinle of Necessity (Nefarious Industries)
Jason Blake - The Compromise Rationale (Wayfarer Records)
Mindless Hope - Mental Truancy (Self-released)
The Secret Places of the Earth - The Space Between The Stars (Self-released)

And the rest...

As Paradise Falls - Madness / Medicine (Eclipse Records) [Deathcore]
Beyond Your Design - No Mercy [SINGLE] (Self-released) [Metalcore]
Broken Jaw - Purge Yourself (Self-released) [Punk / Metal]
Dead Pony - War Boys [EP] (LAB) [Post-Punk]
Eternal Closure - At The Center of it all - Chapter I (Self-released) [Metalcore]
Evermore - Court of the Tyrant King (SCarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Kaledon - Chapter VII - Evil Awakens (self-released) [Power Metal]
OvO - Ignoto (Artoffact) [Noise-Rock]
Princess Alice Manor - iDolKillerZ [EP] (Self-released) [Electronic Metal/ Shock Rock Drag]
Scheletro - Un feto schiacciato senza tre falangi (Time To Kill Records) [Crust Punk/Metal]
Space of Variations - Imago (Napalm Records) [Metalcore]

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