New Flesh 1/26: Releases From Static-X, Vitriol, Exocrine and more!

New Flesh 1/26: Releases From Static-X, Vitriol, Exocrine and more!

- By Cori Westbrook

Tech death, metalcore, experimental and even some industrial anchor this week's important releases -  as presented by contributor Cori Westbrook.

This week's new releases feature a diverse array of genres, from the unyielding energy of metalcore and the intricate landscapes of progressive metal, to the intense realms of technical death metal and the innovative approaches of alternative rock. Fans of classic heavy metal infused with doom, as well as those who favor the dark atmospheres of black metal, will find new albums to explore. Additionally, this week brings fresh contributions to the industrial metal scene and a powerful showcase in brutal death metal.

For all of our favorite new releases, both singles and albums, be sure to check out the official Knotfest New Flesh playlist.

Almost Dead – Destruction Is All We Know - Metalcore

An aggressive blend of thrash, groove and hardcore, this album is a relentless barrage of metalcore intensity. This album is a blend of destructive riffs with thunderous drumming. Standout track "Warheads in the Sky" showcases the band's ability to merge melody with mayhem. A solid choice for fans of unbridled hardcore energy.

Get your copy HERE

Caligula’s Horse – Charcoal Grace - Progressive Metal

A progressive metal journey, Charcoal Grace balances technical prowess with emotive songwriting. The epic "Shadows of My Heart" is a highlight, featuring intricate guitar work and dynamic vocal performances. It's an album that rewards patient listeners with its layered compositions.

Get your copy HERE.

Cognizance – Phantazein - Technical Death Metal

This release offers a compact but intense experience in technical death metal. Tracks like "Shadowgraph" demonstrate the band's skill in weaving complex rhythms with guttural vocals. It’s a powerful, albeit brief, showcase of modern extreme metal.

Get your copy HERE.

Dead Poet Society – Fission - Experimental Rock

Blending alternative rock with experimental elements, Fission is a diverse and engaging listen. "I hope you hate me." stands out with its catchy hooks and inventive guitar work. The album offers a fresh take on rock, appealing to fans of genre-bending music.

Get your copy HERE. 

Exocrine – Legend - Technical Death Metal

A standout in the technical death metal scene, Legend is a relentless assault of intricate musicianship. The title track exemplifies the band's ability to combine brutal intensity with complex compositions. It’s an album that demands attention and rewards with its technicality.

Get your copy HERE.

The Infernal Sea – Hellfenlic - Black Metal

A dark and atmospheric black metal offering, Hellfenlic captures a sense of brooding menace. The track "The Hunter" is a highlight, combining relentless blast beats with haunting melodies. The album is a journey through shadowy soundscapes, ideal for fans of the genre.

Get your copy HERE

Kaonashi – The 3 Faces Of Beauty: A Violent Misinterpretation Of Morgan Montgomery EP - Metalcore

This EP presents a unique blend of metalcore and experimental elements veering into mathcore at times. The chaotic but controlled album showcases the band's theatrical approach to songwriting. It's an intriguing and unconventional release in the metalcore scene.

Get your copy HERE.

Lucifer – Lucifer V - Heavy Rock

With a classic heavy metal sound infused with doom influences, Lucifer V stands out for its melodic and soulful approach. The track "Strange Sister" shines with its captivating riffs and powerful vocals. It’s a must-listen for those who appreciate a retro yet fresh sound in metal.

Get your copy HERE

Static-X – Project Regeneration: Vol. 2 - Industrial Metal

Continuing the legacy of their unique industrial metal sound, this album brings a mix of new and familiar elements. "Otsego Placebo" is a highlight, combining driving rhythms with electronic textures. It's a fitting tribute to the band's history while looking forward.

Get your copy HERE



Vitriol – Suffer & Become - Blackened Death Metal

This album is an unrelenting display of blackened death metal. The track "The Flowers of Sadism" stands out for its ferocious speed and technical proficiency. Suffer & Become is an intense and uncompromising listen, recommended for fans of extreme metal.

Get your copy HERE

Also out this week…

Abyssius – Abyssius (Self)

Alkaline Trio – Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs (Rise)

Ancient VVisdom – Master Of The Stone (Argonauta)

Any Given Day – Limitless (Arising Empire)

Autumns Eyes – Grimoire Of Oak & Shadow (Self)

Bib – Biblical EP (Quality Control HQ)

Blood Red Throne – Nonagon (Soulseller)

Boarhammer – Boarhammer II: Chemognosis – A Shortcut To Mushrooms (Naturmacht)

Byron – Chapter II: The Lotus Covenant (Goatmancer)

Carnal Savagery – Into The Abysmal Void (Moribund)

Cerulean – Carrion Angel (I, Voidhanger)

Coevo – Badtime Stories EP (Self)

Command – Resver (Jawbreaker)

Corax B.M. – Pagana (The Circle)

Cosmic Void – Subterranean Rivers (Self)

Dipygus – Dipygus (Memento Mori)

Disciple – The Lost Disciple Re-Release (Roxx)

Dissimulator – Lower Form Resistance (20 Buck Spin)

Dreamworm – The Journey EP (Self)

Drip Fed Empire – Revolutionist (Self)

Dripping Decay – Ripping Remains EP (Satanik Royalty)

Drowned – Procul His (Sepulchral Voice)

Dust Mice – Room Within A Room (Epictronic)

Dymytry – Five Angry Men (AFM)

Eye Flys – Eye Flys (Thrill Jockey)

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Dark Rainbow (Self)

Funeral Winds – 333 (Osmose)

The Gems – Phoenix (Napalm)

Godfrost – Godfrost (Sliptrick)

The Great Alone – Perception (Pavement)

Greengoat – A.I. (Argonauta)

Guhts – Regeneration (Seeing Red)

Hearts & Hand Grenades – Where I Begin (Eclipse)

Hellman – Born, Death, Suffering (Black Lodge)

Hiraes – Dormant (Napalm)

Hyloxalus – Make Me The Heart Of The Black Hole (Self)

Jenner – Prove Them Wrong (Fighter)

Junta – Junta (Sentient Ruin)

Kalt Vindur – Magna Mater (The Circle)

Kill The Thrill – Autophagie (Season Of Mist)

Knoll - As Spoken (Self)

Lotus Thief/Forlesen – Lotus Thief/Forlesen Split (I, Voidhanger)

Luciferian Rites – Oath Of Midnight Ashes (Moribund)

Madder Mortem – Old Eyes, New Heart (Dark Essence)

Manticora – Mycelium (Mighty)

Mega Colossus – Showdown (Cruz Del Sur)

Merrimack – Obsecrations To The Horned Re-Release (Moribund)

Metalite – Expedition One (AFM)

Midjungards – When Empires Fall (Dark Trails)

Midnatt/Overture – Swedish Metal Splilt (Gates Of Hell/Jawbreaker)

Mountain Caller – Chronicle II: Hypergenesis (Church Road)

Mouri Sunlight – Nestos Me Toi (Syrup Moose)

Nake – Nake (Self)

Necrotum – Defleshed Exhumation (Memento Mori)

New Model Army – Unbroken (earMusic)

The Oldest House – A Worm Through Time EP (I, Voidhanger)

Olhava – Sacrifice (Avantgarde)

Onslaught Kommand – Visions Of Blood And Gore EP (Godz Ov War)

Pandora’s Key – Yet I Remain (Self)

Poorhouse – XII (Self)

Riley’s L.A. Guns – The Dark Horse (Golden Robot)

Roscian – The First Disgrace (Trepnation)

Satyasena – Satyasena (Sympatry)

Savaged – Night Stealer (No Remorse)

Savage Republic – Live In Wroclaw January 7, 2023 (Mobilization)

Show N Tell – The Rital Has Begun (No Remorse)

Sinn-Inc – Kill Your Idols (Self)

The Slow And Easy – Hand Me Down EP (Self)

Slower – Slower (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Snakes In The Pit – Hamburg City Hardcore (Self)

Solnedgang – Valkyrie EP (Self)

Soulcarrion – Enthrone Death (Godz Ov War)

Stone Horns – Age Of Chimairas (Rockshots)

Stuporous – Asylum’s Lament (Void Wanderer)

Tanin’iver – Dark Evils Desecrate (Morning Star Heresy)

Temple Of Void – The First Ten Years (Hammerheart)

To The Wire – Willpower (Dedication)

Trilobeat – Extinction Horizon (Epictronic)

Unsouling – Vampiric Spiritual Drain (I, Voidhanger)

Uragano – LP1 (Ripcord)

Vipassi – Lightless (Season Of Mist)

Wizard Death – I Am The Night EP (Self)

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