Release Round Up – April 28th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - April 28th, 2023

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 metal!

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

Heavy fuzz rock duo This Summit Fever release EP 'Distraction Rituals'.

"their distinctive sound comes through loud and clear, it bodes well for the future of the band."

Read our full review here.

German thrashers Necronomicon release latest album 'Constant To Death' via El Puerto Records.

"If you’re a fan of Destruction, but fancy a bit more variation and melody, why not give Necronomicon’s ‘Constant to Death’ a try."

Read our full review here.

Swedish death/doom outfit Runemagick release 'Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind' via Hammerheart Records.

"or those who enjoy a creeping, vicious style, Beyond The Cenotaph Of Mankind is well worth checking out."

Read our full review here.

Lunar Chamber release debut album 'Shambhallic Vibrations' via 20 Buck Spin.

"Amazing guitar work, deeply engaging vocals and bass lines and an atmosphere derived from zen and Buddhist aesthetics"

Read our full review here.

Taiwans Fatuous Rump release 'I Am at Your Disposal' via Brutal Mind & Fat Tub of Lard.

"Fatuous Rump craft incredibly catchy brutal death metal"

Read our full review here.

Richmond thrashers Enforced are back with album number three 'War Remains' on Century Media.

"fast, loud, aggressive and definitely one to turn up really loud and annoy your neighbours"

Read our full review here.

Power metal stalwarts Saint Deamon release 'League of the Serpent' via AFM Records.

"This is Saint Deamon firing on all cylinders and playing to their strengths."

Read our full review here.

MAGA hat wearing dimwit Jon Schaffer releases two Iced Earth EP's this week. 'Hellrider' and 'I Walk Among You' via AFM Records.

"they aren’t looking to reinvent the Iced Earth wheel, rather play into the band’s strengths"

Read our full review here.

American horror punk outfit Darker Days release 'The Burying Point' via Fiend Force Records/Massacre Records.

"a sterling debut effort."

Read our full review here.

Gothic Doom duo The Medea Project release EP 'Reflections' via Trapanation Recordings.

"A dark brooding cauldron of misery and surprise."

Read our full review here.

Hailing from Brighton, Wallowing release 'Earth Reaper' via Church Road Records.

"A wormhole of science fiction and destruction"

Read our full review here.

Well traveled space rockers Hawkwind release 'The Future Never Waits' via Cherry Red Records.

"It's hard, it's heavy, it's trippy, it's everything you would come to expect of Hawkwind"

Read our full review here.

Fires in the Distance return with their melodic death doom tones on 'Air Not Meant For Us', released via Prosthetic Records.

"An odyssey in vision and sound"

Read our 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

Dead Express - Game Changer (Self-released)
Hawkwind - The Future Never Waits (Cherry Red Records)
King's X - In The New Age - The Atlantic Recordings [BOXSET] (Cherry Red Records)
Mike Ross - third Eye Open (Taller Records)
Old Dirty Buzzard - What A Weird Hill To Die On (Rotten Records)
Piledriver - Live In Europe - Germany (Rockwall Records)
Piledriver - Live In Europe - UK (Rockwall Records)
Piledriver - Live In Europe - Netherlands (Rockwall Records)
Spoonman - Silent Psalm (Rob Mules Records)
The Morlocks - Play Chess [REISSUE] (Go Down Records)
The Morlocks - Easy Listeneing For The Underachiever [REISSUE] (Go Down Records)
Verdena - Volevo Magia (Capitol Records Italy / Universal Music)
Waste Down Rebels - Mercies & Curses (The Store For Music)

Heavy Metal

Black Coast - Black Coast [EP] (Self-released)
Danava - Nothing But Nothing (Tee Pee Records)
Enchantys - Cerberus (Inverse Records)
Fimbulvet - Portale (Trollzorn)
Hollywood Undead - Hotel Kalifornia [Deluxe Reissue] (BMG)
Lost Circus - Lost Circus (FHM Records)
Palehørse - Unravel (Indie Recordings)
Ross The Boss - Legacy of Blood, Fire & Steel (AFM Records)
Savage Existence - Savage Existence (Self-released)
Sinner - Born To Rock - The Noise Years [BOXSET] (Cherry Red Records)
Sour Brandy - Ungory (Self-released)
Tarchon Fist - Soldiers In White (Underground Symphony)
Terranoct - Icon of Ruin (Self-released)
Vantablack Warship - Last of Hardmouthed Poets (Bam & Co)

Black Metal

Chrome Waves - Earth Will Shed It's Skin (M-Theory Audio)
Cradle of Filth - Trouble and Their Double Lives (Napalm Records)
Mistral - In the Throes of Losing Love (Folkvangr Records)
Numeron - Road to Valhalla (Tragedy Productions/Meuse Music Records)
Vulvanic - ブ​ラ​ッ​ク​エ​ン​ジ​ェ​ル​の​色​合​い / 秘​密​の​夜​の​殺​人​者 (Sentient Ruin)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Crack Up - Blood Is Life (MDD Records)
Defiled - The Highest Level (Season of Mist)
Existentialist - The Heritic (Seek and Strike Records)
Fatuous Rump - I Am At Your Disposal (BRUTAL MIND / FAT TUB OF LARD)
Fires in the Distance - Air Not meant For Us (Prosthetic Records)
Fugitive - Maniac [EP] (20 Buck Spin)
Graveworm - Killing Innocence (AFM Records)
Ironmaster - Weapons of Spiritual Carnage (Black Lion Records)
Kaal Akuma - Turiya [EP] (Nuclear Winter)
Mother of Graves - In Somber Dreams (Wiseblood Records)
Necrotesque - The Perpetuated Festering [CD Release] (Vidar Records)
Pustilence - Beliefs of Dead Stargazers and Soothsayers (Memento Mori)
Runemagick - Beyond the Cenotaph of Mankind (Hammerheart Records)
Sophist - Avenger... Liberator... (Self-released)
The Crown - The Burning/Eternal Death [REISSUE] (Cherry Red Records)
Unborn Prophecy - Waking Our Ancient Memories (WormholeDeath Records)
Valgrind - Millennium of Night Bliss (Memento Mori)
Wallowing - Earth Reaper (Church Road Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Allochiria - Commotion (Venerate Industries)
Giobia - Acid Disorder (Heavy Psych Sounds)
King Potenaz - Goat Rider (Argonauta Records)
Mars Red Sky - Mars Red Sky & Queen of The Meadow [EP] (mrs Red Sound)
Screaming Bones - And It'll Be Good (WormholeDeath Records)

Power Metal

Elvenking - Reader of the Runes - Rapture (AFM Records)
Hammerfall - Crimson Thinder [20th Anniversary Edition] (Nuclear Blast)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Flitcraft - House At The Centre of the Universe (Pitch Black Records)
Ignea - Dreams of Lands Unseen (Napalm Records)
Nautha - Metempsychosis (Argonauta Records)
OSM - Plagued By Doubts (Klonosphere Records)
Redshift - Laws of Entropy (Pale Wizard Records)
Rush - Signals [40th Anniversary] (Universal Music)
Teramaze - Dalla Volta (Screaming Crow Records)
Twisted Illusion - Upstairs to Optimism (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Aleister - Nightmare (M&O Music)
Sentinel Sirens - Orbithon Wave (Chaos Records)

And the rest...

Crown The Empire - Dogma (Rise Records) [Post-Metalcore]
Mouth Wound - Nothing Will Belong To Us (Brucia Records) [Experimental / Ambient]
Musket Hawk / Sidetracked / Grin and Bear It / Ugly - Split (To Live A Lie) [Various Genres]
Orsak:Oslo - In Irons (Vinter Records) [Post-Rock]
Panic Attack! - Don't Stop (Msic-Records) [Hardcore]
Riverhead - Cancer (Sounds of Subterrania) [Post-hardcore]
Sleepsculptor - Divine Recalibration (Silent Pendulum Records) [Metalcore]
Underxted - Carnage (Sliptrick Records) [Industrial/Alt metal]
Wazzara - Ombreine [EP] (Self-released) [Post-metal]

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