Release Round Up – October 6th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - October 6th, 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!

Bristol's finest export Svalbard return with 'The Weight of the Mask' their first record on Nuclear Blast.

"The Weight of the Mask sees a band shoulder the weight of the expectations and produce a mature and thoughtful album that is not without its playful moments."

Read our full review here.

New Yorkers Prong are back with their first new album in six years, released this week via Steamhammer / SPV.

"taking what made 1994’s Cleansing so good and ratcheting those up to ten – or eleven"

Read our full review here.

Texan death metallers Left To Rot release new EP 'Breath of the Tomb'.

"a compelling and intoxicating listen"

Read our full review here.

Swedish death metal outfit Xorsist release 'At the Somber Steps to Serenity' via Prosthetic Records.

"a fierce, ripping affair"

Read our full review here.

Londoners Millie Manders and The Shutup drop new single 'Shut Your Mouth' this week.

"The high-energy skanking, the instantly knowable singalong chorus and the sheer unbridled joy of the delivery mean Shut Your Mouth lands pretty much oven ready."

Read our full review here.

German power metal stalwarts Iron Savior release 'Firestar' on AFM Records.

"a more beefy and muscular power metal sound with the riffs up front and centre"

Read our full review here.

Awakening Sun drop heavy slice of groove/metalcore with new EP 'I Am More' on Seek and Strike Records.

"explode creatively with this beauty of modern extremity."

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

Accidental President - WasIt Meant To Be This Way? (WormholeDeath Records)
Brave Liaison - Will This Hold Together? [EP] (Fort Records)
Courtney Gains - Safe Haven (Fake Fangs Records)
Dusk - Wheels of Twilight (Argonauta Records)
La Chinga - Primal Forces (Ripple Music)
Screaming Eagles - High Class Rock N Roll (Self-released)
Shocker - Fractured Visions of the Mind (Self-released)
Stonemiller Inc. - Welcome To The Show (Massacre Records)
The Darkness - Permission To Land... Again (Warner Music)
Trevor Rabin - Rio (InsideOut Music)
- Heart Mind Devil (Horus Music)

Heavy Metal

Awakening Sun - I Am More (Seek and Strike Records)
Blame Zeus - Laudanum (Self-released)
Dead Demons - Trial By Fire [EP] (Self-released)
Linus Klausenitzer - Tulpa (AOP Records)

Black Metal

Auriferous Flame - Ardor for Black Mastery (True Cult Records/Stellar Auditorium Productions)
Coluber - Evil Exists (Self-released)
Gruzja - Koniec Wakacji (Self-released)
King Ov Wyrms - The Womb ov Borealis (Self-released)
Lunar Tombfields - An Arrow To The Sun (Self-released)
Salacious Gods - Oalevluuk (Hammerheart Records)
The Negative Bias - The Seven Seals of Saligia (Vendetta Records)
Uranium - Pure Nuclear Death (Sentient Ruin)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Decapitated Christ - Glorious Tyrannizing of Huan Rats (FDA Records)
Distaste - Der Ertaeger und das Fleisch (FDA Records)
Droid Killer - The Terminator vs. The Preacher (Black Halo Records)
Goatburner - Fatal (Time To Kill Records)
Left To Rot - Breath of the Tomb [EP] (Self-released)
Putrascension - Forever Below (Horror Pain Gore Death productions)
Rot - Diabolus (The Unholy Rot): Demo #1 1990 (Borid Records)
Shrapnel Storm - Silo (Great Dane Records)
Solnegre - The Spiral Labyrinth (Meuse Music Records)
Third Storm - The Locust Mantra (Chaos Records)
Torn The Fuck Apart - Kill.Bury.Repeat (Gore House Productions)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Barbarian Swords - Anti-Dogma Megaforce (Eternal Juggenaut Records)
Dopelord - Songs for Satan (Blues Funeral Recordings)
Kadabra - Umbra (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Morag Tong - Grieve (Majestic Mountain Records)
Patriarchs in Black - My Veneration (MDD Records)
Restless Spirit - Afterimage (Magnetic Eye Records)
Teeth of the Sea - Hive (Rocket Recordings)
Wolf Prayer - Spell of the Crimson Eye (Barhill records)

Prog Rock / Metal

Apotheus - Ergo Atlas (Black Lion Records
Essence of Datum - Radikal Rats (Self-released)
Hei'An - Live at EastWest Studios (CMM)
Taliesin - Disciple (Self-released)

And the rest...

Derision Cult - The Mercenary Mixes (Self-released) [Industrial]
Eradikated - Descendants (Indie Recordings) [Thrash Metal]
Iron Savior - Firestar (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Malfet - Dolorous Gard (Self-released) [Dungoen Synth]
NYTT LAND - Torem (Naalm Records) [Dark Folk]
Of Mice & Men - Tether (Sharptone Records) [Metalcore/Post-Hardcore]
S.C.R.A.M. - The Inner City (Tumbril's Wedge) [Dark Ambient/Synthwave]
Svalbard - The Weight of the Mask (Nuclear Blast) [Post-Hardcore]
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers - I Love You (Domestic La La) [Punk]

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