Release Round Up – April 12th 2024

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - April 12th, 2024

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!

Wytch Hazel and Phantom Spell team up to release a split seven inch via Bad Omen Records.

"exudes skill and most noticeably, positivity, something we could all do with more of at the moment."

Read our full review here.

Kris Barras Band are back with their best album to date 'Halo Effect' of Earache Records.

"It’s got all the elements that will no doubt push the Kris Barras Band onto a bigger stage!"

Read our full review here.

Scottish rockers GUN return with latest album 'Hombres'.

"Just three years shy of their 40th anniversary, GUN have produced their best album to date"

Read our full review here.

New Jersey death metallers Replicant release 'Infinite Mortality' via Transcending Obscurity Records.

"one wild, fissure-inducing record that seethes with a volcanic nature"

Read our full review here.

Danish rockers Junkyard Drive release 'Look At Me Now' via Mighty Music.

"Johansen sounds like a mix of two of the best rock singers in history, which is not a bad thing."

Read our full review here.

Norwegian angry-lads Nag release 'Boys of europe' via Fysisk Format Records.

"Boys of Europe hits hard, fast, angry and dirty"

Read our full review here.

French drone ensemble crew Eventide release 'Waterlines' on Aesthetic Death.

"Dense and unwieldly, the drones take on a Sunn-like quality, immense and overwhelming"

Read our full review here.

Symphonic metal outfit Hypersonic release 'Kaosmogonia' via Rockshots Records.

"Hypersonic have returned and they are more epic than ever and are demanding your attention."

Read our full review here.

Spit On Your Grave release the tarot inspired death metal album 'Arkanum'.

"an incredibly ambitious and complex journey to the darkest reaches of the human soul."

Read our full review here.

And thats just the tip of the iceberg! Other releases today we think you should check out include...


Blue Oyster Cult - Ghost Stories (Frontiers Music)
Eidola - Eviscerate (Rise Records)
Elk Witch - Azimuth (Majestic Mountain Records)
Gun - Hombres (Cooking Vinyl)
Jakobs Castle - Enter: The Castle (Epitaph)
Kris Barras Band - halo Effect (Earache Records)
Speed Limit - The Broken Record - Chorus Sound Tapes (NRT-Records)
Tarot - Glimpse of the Dawn (Cruz Del Sur Music)
Tom Killner - Borrowed Time (Self-released)
Tonnerre - La Nuit Sauvage (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Heavy Metal

Attacker - The God Particle (Cruz Del Sur Music)
Attempt To (Somebody's) Life - Bridges / Latencies (Self-released)
Khirki - Κυκεώνας (Venerate Industries)
Midnight Hellion - Kingdom Immortal [REISSUE] (tbc)
Spell / Pøltergeist - A Waxing Moon Over Babylon / Fall To Ruin [SPLIT 7 Inch] (Bad Omen Records)
Sulphur and Mercury - Alchemia Prophetica [EP] (Time To Kill Records)
Throwing Bricks / Ontaard - Oud Zeer [SPLIT] (Tartarus Records)
Týr - Battle Ballads (Metal Blade Records)

Black Metal

Martikor - Acedia (Self-released)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Adon - Adon (Self-released)
Azimut19 - By Horizon (WormholeDeath Records)
Benighted - Ekbom (Season of Mist)
Graufer - Scordalus [EP] (Self-released)
Griefgod - Deterioration (Self-released)
Mother of All - Global Parasitic Leviathan (Self-released)
Paracrona - Sun God (WormholeDeath Records)
Sarcasm - Mourninghoul (Hammerheart Records)
Spit On Your Grave - Arkanum (Self-released)
Tenebrific - Labyrinth of Anguish (Self-released)
Veriteras - The Dark Horizon (Self-released)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Bottenhavet - Ljud I Tysta Rum (Fuzzorama Records)
Heavy Temple - Garden of Heathens (Magnetic Eye Records)
Lares - Et in Arcadia Ego (Argonauta Records)
Love Sex Machine - Trve (Pelagic Records)
Nest - Endeavors (Housecore REcords)
Nothing Is Real - Acts of Despair and Faith (Self-released)
Oakfarm - Oakfarm (Pink Tank Records)
Ornamental - Verwandlung Im Schlaf [EP] (Pink Tank Records)
The Cosmic Dead - Infinite Peaks (Heavy Psych Sounds)
The Lunar Effect - Sounds of Green and Blue (Svart Records)


Imminence - The Black (tbc)
SETYØURSAILS - Bad Blood (Napalm Records)

Prog Rock / Metal

Age of Emergence - The All Seeing Eye: Part 1 [EP] (Self-released)
Exist - Hijacking the Zeitgeist (Prosthetic Records)
Northlane - Mirrors Edge [EP]

Punk / Pop-Punk

Aerial Salad - R.O.I. (Self-released)
Belmont - Liminal (Pure Noise Records)
Letters Sent Home - Forever Undone (Sharptone Records)
Melonball - eup*nea (Thousand Island Records/Lockjaw Records)

Thrash Metal

Battlecreek - Maze Of The Mind (MDD Records)
Extinct - Incitement Of Violence (MDD Records)
Vulture - Sentinels (Self-released)

And the rest...

Ællevild - Hele Dagen Lang (Target Records)
Tetsuo - Dots (Hypershape Records)
sleepmakeswaves - It's Here, But I Have No Names For It (Dunk Records)

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