Release Round Up – May 12th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - May 12th, 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!

Kings of modern extreme metal, Cattle Decapitation release 'Terrasite' on Metal Blade Records this week.

"a hydrogen bomb of a record that’s poised to detonate upon its release date of May 12th."

Read our full review here.

The Acacia Strain release unique double album 'Step Into The Light / Failure Will Follow' via Rise Records.

"The Acacia Strain continues to produce big and nasty sounding slabs of metal."

Read our full review here.

Death metallers Gaffed release 'Die Already' on CDN Records.

"a slab of solid thick sounding heaviness"

Read our full review here.

Ascended Dead deliver cavernous and cacophonous death metal on 'Evenfall Of The Apocalypse' released via 20 Buck Spin.

"the most blisteringly apathetic listen I’ve experienced in some time"

Read our full review here.

Somerset stoner rock quartet Duskwood release new album 'The Last Voyage' on Ripple Music.

"heavy sun-baked grooves"

Read our full review here.

Teri Gender Bender releases her latest EP 'Catspeak' via Clouds Hill.

"here is a vision which seeks to eliminate barriers and boundaries, freeing herself to move in whatever direction she feels most comfortable."

Read our full review here.

Djent mercenaries Veil of Maya unleash new opus '[m]other' via Sumerian Records.

"The band are on point throughout, and it packs a good few punches."

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

Black Spiders - Can't Die, Won't Die (Spinefarm Records)
Bring The Hoax - Single Coil Candy (Lovely Records)
Circus of Rock - Lost Behind The Mask (Frontiers Music S.R.L.)
Heavens Edge - Get It Right (Frontiers Music S.R.L.)
Michael Thompson Band - The Love Goes On (Frontiers Music S.R.L.)
Nighthawk - Prowler (Mighty Music)
Screamachine - Church of the Scream (Frontiers Music S.R.L.)

Heavy Metal

Artificial Sun - The Giants Collapse (Sliptrick Records)
Axminister - Vir Fortis (Self-released)
Bloodletting - Terrorist [SINGLE] (Self-released)
Brian Slagel / Metal Blade - Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records [BOOK] (Metal Blade Records)
Curse of Cain - Curse of Cain (Atomic Fire Records)
Godsnake - Eye For An Eye (Massacre Records)
Immortal Synn - In Æternum (Self-released)
Revoltons - Celestial Violence (Sleazy Rider Records)
Season Awake - Martyrdom (Akuma Records)
The Dark Side of the Moon - Metamorphosis (Napalm Records)

Black Metal

Hyl - Where Emptiness Is All (Odium Records)
Ifryt - Pluca (Godz Ov War Productions)
Kre^u - Kre^u (Self-released)
Profeci - Ubóstwo (Godz Ov War Productions)
Sacrilwegious Impalement - IV: Infinite Victor (Inverse Records)
Thanatomass - Hades (Living Temple)
Veriluola - Cascades of Crimson Cruor (Nameless raves Records)
Wilczyca - Magija (Godz Ov War Productions)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Exitium - Imperitous March For Abysmal Glory (Time To Kill Records)
Grave Desecrator - Immundissime Spiritus (Self-released)
Industrial Puke - Born Into The Twisting Rope (Suicide Records)
Pronostic - Chaotic Upheaval (Self-released)
Worth - Worth (WormholeDeath Records)
Wounded Not Dead - The Alchemist (LA Riot Survivor Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Burial Clouds - Last Day of A Dying World (Church Road Records)
De Forbandede - Menneske (Some Studio)
Death of Giants - Ventesorg (Self-released)
Rusty Bonez - Brainworm (Vinyl Store)
The Cimmerian - Sword & Socery Vol. 1 [EP] (Self-released)
They Watch Us From The Moon - Cosmic Chronicles: Act 1, The Ascension (New Heavy Sounds)
Vak - Sewer Café (Indie Recordings)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Heir to Madness - Nightflyers (Self-released)
Omnerod - The Amensal Rise (Self-released)
Ring of Gyges - Metamorphosis (ViciSolum Productions)
Sunbeam Overdrive - Diama (Tentacles Industries)
The Machine - Wave Cannon (Majestic Mountain Records)


Crashface - Prototype [EP] (Self-released)
Dropkick Murphys - Okemah Rising ?
girlfriends - Over My Dead Body [EP] (Big Noise)
Tokky Horror - Kappacore [EP] (Venn Records)

And the rest...

Averlanche - Arctic Atlas (Inverse Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Battle Born - Blood, Fire, Magic and Steel (Prosthetic Records) [Power Metal]
DevilDriver - Dealing With Demons Vil. II (Napalm Records) [Metalcore]
Esben and the Witch - Hold Sacred (Nostromo Records) [Post-rock]
Never Ending Game - Outcry (Triple B Records) [Hardcore]
Unmaker - Limb From Limb (Self-released) [Thrash Metal]

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