Release Round Up – June 16th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - June 16th, 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!

West Midlands thrashers Elyrean release latest single 'Lungs of Venus'.

"a rip roaring aural assault."

Read our full review here.

Londoners Imperium drop latest single 'Iron Thunder' this week.

"plenty of passion with a modern metal spin"

Read our full review here.

Texan death metallers Creeping Death release 'Boundless Domain' via MNRK Heavy.

"Boundless Domain feels like another notch in Creeping Death’s strong discography"

Read our full review here.

Japan’s sonic scientists and New York Industrial Noisemerchants; Boris and Uniform pair up on 'Bright New Disease', released via Sacred Bones

"a real treasure trove of a record"

Read our full review here.

Grindcore merchants Elder Devil release 'Everything Worth Loving' via Prosthetic Records.

"a fury of incomprehensible riffs and solos."

Read our full review here.

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather releases solo album 'Bridges' via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group.

Read our full review here.

True doom legends Trouble release an enhanced version of 'Run To The Light' via Metal Blade Records.

"clever, heavy riffs and catchy songwriting. A band that have inspired many other acts."

Read our full review here.

Thy Catafalque returns to break down generic barriers once again with latest release 'Alföld', released via Season of Mist.

"An esoteric amalgamation"

Read our full review here.

Nailbomb revisit their breif career with new boxset '1000% Hate', released via Dissonance Productions.

"Many of us craved new material that never came. 1000% Hate is a better product because of that fact!"

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

AXiS - Electric Peace (Electric Peace Records)
Disillusive - Songs for the Non-Existent (WormholeDeath Records)
Gabriele Bellini - Motus (Self-released)
Hurricane #1 - Backstage Waiting To Go On (Golden Robot Records)
Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Crash of Life (Frontiers Music SRL)
Massasauga - The Only Good Wizard is a Dead Wizard [EP] (Self-released)
Motorpsycho - Yay! (Stickman Records)
Pride of Lions - Dream Higher (Frontiers Music SRL)
Stardust - Kingdom of Illusion (Frontiers Music SRL)
The Sigil - Argante (Self-released)
Trip The Wire - Trip The Wire (Self-released)
Vypera - Race of Time (Frontiers Music SRL)

Heavy Metal

alt. - Abeyance (Sharptone Records)
Arkona - Kob' (Napalm Records)
Diminishing - The Unnamable (Anti-Corp Music)
EB and The Deadlights - Echoes Of A Dreamless Life (Self-released)
Fifth Angel - When Angels Kill (Nuclear Blast)
Maniak - Speed Metal Terrosit [EP] (Dawnbreed / De Nehil Records)
Memorrhage - Memorrhage (Big Money Cybergrind)
Motorhead - Live at Motreux Jazz Festival '07 (BMG)
Sifting - Silent Acquiescence (Eclipse Records)
Speed Limit - Cut A Long Story Short (NRT-Records)

Black Metal

Duivel - Heiligschennis (Nomad Snakepit Productions / Ván Records)
Grebbeberg - Sammath (Hammerheart Records)
Helleruin - Devils, Death and Dark Arts (New Era Productions)
Rana - Richtfeuer (Breath Sun Bone Blood)
Sigh - Live: The Eastern Forces Of Evil 2022 (Peaceville Records)
Thymata - Embraced By Death (Ardirondack Black Mass Records)
Varmia - nie nas widze (M-Theory Audio)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Diesomnia - Pray for the Flood [EP] (Self-released)
Orchid's Curse - The Decay (Self-released)
Phantom Horde - Prince of Death (Self-released)
Rise To The Sky - Two Years of Grief (MEUSE MUSIC RECORDS)
Vile Ritual - Caverns of Occultic Hatred (Sentient Ruin)
Wooden Shadow - Eternal Land of Wrath and Mourn (Inverse Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Altar of Oblivion - Burning Memories [EP] (From The Vaults)
Church of Misery - Born Under A Mad Sign (Rise Above Records)
Witchskull - The Serpent Tide (Rise Above Records)
Yawning Man - Long Walk of the Navajo (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Power Metal

Frozen Land - Out of the Dark (Massacre Records)
Wonders - Beyond The Mirage (Limb Music)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Avkrvst - The Approbation (Inside Out Music)
Netherhall - Process (Self-released)
Vulture Industries - Ghosts From the Past (Dark Essence Records)

And the rest...

Endeavour - For The Time Being (Self-released) [Metalcore]
Gentle Giant - Interview [Steven Wilson Remix] (Chrysalis Records) [Post-Rock]
Lanayah - I’m Picking Lights in a Field... (Anima Recordings/Drongo Tapes) [Post-rock/Hardcore]
Lurk - Natural Causes (Pure Noise Records) [Punk]
Nailbomb - 1000% Hate (Cherry Red Records) [Thrash Metal]
Nargathrond - Killing Season (WormholeDeath Records) [German Horror Metalwave]
OneFromTheNorth - Regime, Salvation & The Pyre (Sliptrick Records) [Industrial Metal]
Pire - Grief World (Self-released) [Post-Metal]
Roseneath - Nowhere Safe (Thirty Something Records) [Post Hardcore/Post Punk]
She - Goodpaster (Self-released) [Hardcore/Crust]
Sidus - Seismos (Argonauta Records) [Post-Rock]

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