New Flesh 2/23: Releases From Job For a Cowboy, Amaranthe, Borknagar and more!

New Flesh 2/23: Releases From Job For a Cowboy, Amaranthe, Borknagar and more!

- By Cori Westbrook

From brutal death metal to progressive black folk, to power metal and hardcore, Cori Westbrook runs down this week's choice releases.

This week's roundup dives into a vibrant collection of new releases spanning a wide array of metal and rock genres. From the electrifying energy of power metal and the relentless aggression of brutal death metal, to the raw intensity of hardcore and the innovative fusion of progressive folk metal. We also explore the nuanced depths of melodic death metal, the technical prowess of technical death metal, the solemn grandeur of epic doom, and the gritty authenticity of garage rock.

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

Amaranthe – The Catalyst - Power Metal

The Catalyst erupts with Amaranthe's signature power metal energy, boasting anthemic choruses that resonate with vitality. It's an album that not only captivates but energizes with every track.

Get your copy HERE.

Atoll – Inhuman Implants - Brutal Death Metal

Inhuman Implants plunges listeners into the depths of brutal death metal with its relentless aggression and technical prowess. Each song is a meticulously crafted piece of chaos, showcasing the band's heavy-hitting potential.

Get your copy HERE.

Big Deal – Beyond Repair - Hardcore

Beyond Repair by Big Deal strikes a perfect balance between hardcore ferocity and emotional depth. It's a sonic punch with heart, delivering raw, punchy tracks that resonate on a personal level.

More info HERE

Borknagar – Fall - Progressive Folk Metal


Fall by Borknagar is an exquisite fusion of progressive elements and folk metal, creating a rich, atmospheric soundscape that's both innovative and deeply rooted in tradition. The album is a journey through seasons, with each song painting a vivid picture of nature's endless cycle.

Get your copy HERE


Hand Of Kalliach – Corryvreckan - Melodic Death Metal


Corryvreckan by Hand Of Kalliach is a masterclass in melodic death metal, blending aggression with haunting melodies in a way that's both brutal and beautiful. It's a whirlpool of emotion, pulling listeners into its depths with compelling narratives and powerful instrumentation.

Get your copy HERE.

Job For A Cowboy – Moon Healer - Technical Death Metal


With Moon Healer, Job For A Cowboy delivers a technical death metal odyssey, weaving complex rhythms and intricate melodies into an intricate tapestry of sound. It's an album that challenges and rewards, pushing the boundaries of the genre with precision and creativity.

Get your copy HERE

Stygian Crown – Funeral For A King - Epic doom


Funeral For A King by Stygian Crown is a regal offering in the realm of epic doom, draped in heavy, mournful riffs and stately vocals that echo with the lament of lost empires. The album stands as a monument to the majesty and melancholy of doom metal at its most grandiose.

Get your copy HERE.

Timelost – Drained - Garage rock


Drained sees Timelost injecting fresh energy into garage rock with gritty riffs and earnest vocals that speak to the disillusionment and determination of a generation. It's an album that's as raw and unfiltered as it is introspective, making for an unforgettable listening experience.

Get your copy HERE.


Also out this week…

’92 – ’92 EP (Rude)
Absolon – The Blood Seed (NoLifeTilMetal)
Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts (MNRK)
Alase – Beyond Our Imagination EP (Inverse)
Anubis – Dark Paradise (M-Theory)
Arkado – Open Sea (Pride & Joy)
Austrian Death Machine – Quad Brutal (Napalm)
Autumnblaze – Auf Zerfetzten Schwingen (Argonauta)
Bastion Rose – Fade To Blue EP (Epictronic)
Bleak Sanctuary – The Dark Night Of Soul (Self)
Blood Opera – Songs In The Key Of Death (Self)
The Body & Dis Fig – Orchards Of A Futile Heaven (Thrill Jockey)
A Burial At Sea – Close To Home (Pelagic)
Cathubodua – Interbellum (Massacre)
The Chronicles Of Father Robin – The Songs & Tales of Airoea – Book 3: Magical Chronicle (Ascension) (Karisma)
Coffin Womb – Godless (Syrup Moose)
Craneium – Point Of No Return (The Sign)
CrossChains – Deathgrip (Drakkar)
Crowskin/Bad Luck Rides On Wheels – Split EP (Exile On Mainstream)
Counting Hours – The Wishing Tomb (Ardua)
Damnation – Fatum (Pest)
Darkest Hour – Perpetual | Terminal (MNRK Heavy)
Decrowned – Persona Non Grata (Rockshots)
Defying – Wadera (These Hands Melt)
Desolate Tomb – Scorned By Misery (Rottweiler)
Disastroid – Garden Creatures (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Dust Bolt – Sound & Fury (AFM)
Ektomorf – Vivid Black (AFM)
Electric Deathbeat – A Ghost Triangle (Sliptrick)
Electric Deathbeat – The Past Beats Of The Death EP (Sliptrick)
Electric Feel Good – Janes Inn (Killed By)
Fange – Perdition (Throatruiner)
Fragment Soul – Galois Paradox (Wormholedeath)
Galvornhathol – H-Alpha (Self)
Gefrierbrand – …Vor Langer Zeit (Self)
Gods & Punks – Mountains Of Garbage EP (Abraxas)
Gore Machine – Macerated & Liquified (HPGD)
Guiltless – Thorns EP (Neurot)
He Was A God – Muckraker (Self)
Hrizg – Damnatio Memoriae (Moribund)
Hungover – When It Touches The Heart, Everything Resolves EP (Smartpunk)
Hypoxia – Defiance (Selfmadegod)
Imperceptum – Chaos Pilgrimage (Darkwoods)
Iron Curtain – Savage Dawn (Dying Victims)
Jamart – Ominous (Self)
Jane Getter Premonition – Division World (Cherry Red)
Karkosa – Esoterrorcult (Redefining Darkness)
Keres – Homo Homini Lupus (Gruesome)
Kill Dyll – Antagonist EP (Warner)
Kitsa – Dead By Dawn (Music Abuse)
Life Cycles – Portal To the Unknown EP (1126)
Lokheira – Dark Of The Night (Wormholedeath)
Monkey3 – Welcome To The Machine (Napalm)
Moonin Down – The Third Planet (Argonauta)
Morbonoct – The Highest Purpose (Self)
Morta Skuld – Creation Undone (Peaceville)
M.U.T.T. – Dirty Deeds EP (Quiet Panic)
Nebularis – Exodus – Shattered Earth Saga Part I (Self)
Nemedian Chronicles – The Savage Sword (No Remorse)
North Sea Echoes – Really Good Terrible Things (Metal Blade)
Out Of Darkness – Out Of Darkness (Self)
Paledusk – Palehell EP (Self)
Palooka – Save Yourself EP (Self)
PAT!i – Sahara (Red Flag)
Persher – Sleep Well (Thrill Jockey)
Pirate Queen – Ghosts (Despotz)
Rhino – Human Farm (Argonauta)
Samsara Joyride – The Subtle & The Dense (Tonzonen)
Schubmodul – Lost In Kelp Forest (Tonzonen)
Skrckvldet – 01:23:40 (Majestic Mountain)
Slaughterror – Endless Lust For Gore EP (Noble Demon)
Smorrah – Welcome To Your Nightmare (Sick Taste)
Social Disorder – Time To Rise (Pride & Joy)
Stiriah – Portal (The Crawling Chaos)
Sybris – Gold On Hold (Absolutely Kosher)
Thorndale – Lightning Spawn (Self)
Toadliquor – Back In The Hole (Southern Lord)
Toby Knapp – Transmission To Purgatory (Moribund)
Toxikull – Under The Southern Light (Dying Victims)
Traveler – Prequel To Madness (No Remorse)
Útgarðar – Fire Smoked Upon The Wolf’s Back (ATMF)
Vincent Crowley – Anthology Of Horror (Hammerheart)

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