Release Round Up – September 1st 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - September 1st, 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!

A reliable source of hate-filled and violent music, Marduk release 'Memento Mori' via Century Media Records.

"Spitting forth hatred and bile with throat shredding screams and snarls."

Read our full review here.

Mexican extreme metallers Reverence to Paroxysm release 'Lux Morte' via Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent.

"truly cacophonous death metal"

Read our full review here.

Danish death metallers Undergang release 'De syv stadier af fordærv' via Me Saco Un Ojo / Dark Descent.

"an utter blast from start to finish"

Read our full review here.

British death metal super-group Outergods release 'A Kingdom Built Upon the Wreckage of Heaven' via Prosthetic Records.

"a fierce debut record to be sure."

Read our full review here.

Greek power metallers Firewind release live album 'Still Raging' on AFM Records.

"a far more rawer, rougher and heavier sounding band"

Read our full review here.

Members of Biffy Clyro team up with Dave Lombardo on Empire State Bastard's new record 'Rivers of Heresy'

"the whole album is an exercise in stretching the boundaries of what people accept as “the norm”."

Read our full review here.

Former Motorhead guitarist Phil Cambell returns with Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons latest album 'Kings of The Asylum' on Nuclear Blast.

"a party album that kicks off with two rebel rousing rockers."

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

Albany Down - Born In the Ashes (AD Recordings)
Delaire The Liar - Self Defence (Rude Records)
Just Friends - Gusher (Pure Noise Records)
Sam Millar - More Cheese Please (Self-released)
Silent Skies - Dormant (Napalm Records)
The Fires Below - Masquerade [EP] (Self-released)

Heavy Metal

Electron - Defiance (Self-released)
Empire State Bastard - Rivers Of Heresy (Roadrunner Records)
Far Beyond - The Moment of Creation (Self-released)
Hunter - Rebel Angels Rise (Self-released)
Kambodsja - Resilient (Mas-Kina Recordings)
Ohmwork - Adrift (Rob Mules Records)
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - Kings of the Asylum (Nuclear Blast)
Repentance - The Process of Human Demise (Noble Demon)
Stitched Up Heart - To The Wolves (Century Media)
Tragic Forms - Arms 'round the Armistice (Self-released)

Black Metal

Arcas - Where the Light Once Shone (Northern Silence Productions)
Baxaxaxa - De Vermis Mysteriis (The Sinister Flame)
Belial's Throne - Forgotten Land of the Lost Souls (Spread Evil)
Black Birch - Black Birch (Vita Destatabilis Records)
Borealys - L'heritage (Northern Silence Productions)
Cvinger - Doctrines By The Figures of Črnobog (Self-released)
Hån - Conquering Magnificent Halls (Northern Silence Productions)
Razumikhin - Self Made Monster (WormholeDeath Records)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Abhorrency - Climax of Disgusting Impurities [REISSUE] (Sentient Ruin)
Aortha - Monolit (Self-released)
Cruicible of Hate - The Unknown Path (Self-released)
Egregore - Synchronistic Delusions (Sentient Ruin)
Gendo Ikari - Rokubungi (Self-released)
Glista - Never Apologise for Defending Yourself From Being Violated (On Parole Productions)
Heads For The Dead - In The Absence of Faith [EP] (Pulverised Records)
Raven Banner - Rise Up Clan (Self-released)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Aside - Inside A Restless Mind (Self-released)
Bigstrut - Bigstrut (Malevolent Sounds)
Blessed Black - Seasons: Vol 1 (Self-released)
Bloodthrone - Cosmic Passengers (Self-released)
Lord of Shadows - Echoes of Yore (Meuse Music Records / Tragedy Productions)
Spider Kitten - A Pound For The Peacebrunger (APF Records)
Vak - The Islands (Indie Recordings)
Weird Tales - Second Coming, Second Crucifixtion (Intersteller Smoke Records)


Dispute - Volatile Reaction [EP] (Self-released)
Farewell Signs
- Dead Body language (Modern Illusion Records)
Mind Swell - Hands of Fire [EP] (Self-released)
Mind/Knot - Esigenza (Time To Kill Records)


Blanket - Blue Eyes [EP] (Church Road Records)
Sarram - Pàthei Màthos (Subsound Records)
The Color of Syan - Egress (Guideline Records)

Prog Rock / Metal

Fierce Atmospheres - The Speed of Dreams (Sliptrick Records)
Soen - Memorial (Silver Lining Music)
Timechild - Blosson & Plague (Mighty Music)


Rock Band From Hell - Music For Late Night Activities (Universal/Central Line)
Taking Meds - Dial M For Meds (Smartpunk Records)

Thrash Metal

Els Focs Negres - Martiris Carnivors: Hymns Per A Um Nou Apocalipsi (Firecum Records)
Intent - Sins of the Past (Self-released)
Strike Master - Tangram Apocalypse (Self-released)
Zubzero - Frostbite (BigBadWolfRecords / Headbangers Records)

And the rest...

IJdelheid - Alas, I Am Morbid! (Onism Productions) [Dark Folk]
Polaris - Fatalism (Sharptone Records) [Metalcore]
Primal Fear - Code Red (Atomic Fire) [Power Metal]

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