Release Radar: Check the latest new music from Mastodon, Whitechapel, Archspire & more - Knotfest

Release Radar: Check the latest new music from Mastodon, Whitechapel, Archspire & more

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in Culture on October 29, 2021

Get a rundown of the essential new releases dropping today – from death/tech to doom, stoner metal to deathcore – here is what should be on your radar.

This week we have a bit of something for everyone, from furious technical death metal, to something spooky perfect for Halloween!

Archspire – Bleed The Future – Technical Death Metal

“Bleed the Future” will stand out as an absolutely vicious and unrelenting metal record. When Archspire was deciding how many BPMs, they simply said “Yes!”. This album may be a breath-taking, hyper-speed assault, but is also not short on the melody. Perfect for any extreme metal fan. 

Buy your copy HERE

Ghost Bath – Self Loather – Black Metal

Ghost Bath have returned with something heavier and much darker. Their fourth album concludes and ever darker trilogy of releases. Atmospheric, melodic and even a bit creepy at times, “Self Loather” is the black metal album for the season.

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 Lucifer – Lucifer IV – Doom/Heavy Metal

Lucifer’s core sound remains resolutely locked in the ​’70s but with a wealth of style and flair in each song. Deceptively light hearted with a dark soul, Lucifer IV brings plenty of doom-laden upbeat occult rock that should be on everyone’s playlist this Halloween. 

Order your copy HERE.

Mastodon – Hushed And Grim – Progressive Metal

Would you like some Mastodon? How about some more Mastodon? How about a DOUBLE DOSE OF MASTODON!? This behemoth album boasts a staggering 86 minutes of signature Mastdon prog/sludge. Get ready for a complete trip with Blood Mountain-esque madness on “Pushing The Tides,” Crack The Skye space metal on “Teardrinker,” and Once More ‘Round the Sun experimenting on “Sickle and Peace. And those are just the singles!

Buy your copy HERE.

Monolord – Your Time To Shine – Stoner/Doom Metal

Doom: the genre where 5 songs is a full album. Monolord have zero shortage of heavy, slow fuzz on “Your Time To Shine”, these guys take the scenic road through hazy stoner riffs and crushing sludge.

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Thulcandra – A Dying Wish – Melodic Black Metal

With ‘A Dying Wish’, Thulcandra continues to pay homage to the frostiness of black metal. If you’re looking for something to soundtrack the harshest and coldest days of our impending winter then this will do nicely.

Order your copy HERE.

Whitechapel – Kin – Deathcore

Rather than re-treading the same old deathcore ground as before, Kin is one of Whitechapel’s most diverse records. Largely deathcore, but with slower more emotive moments throughout. Whitechapel has definitely pushed beyond their own boundaries here.

Order your copy HERE.

Also dropping today…

  • 156/Silence – Don’t Hold Your Breath EP (SharpTone) – Hardcore
  • Ad Infinitum – Chapter II – Legacy (Napalm) – Symphonic metal
  • American Teeth – We Should Be Having Fun (Fearless) – Rock
  • Anti Ritual – Expel The Leeches (Indisciplinarian) – Hardcore
  • Attack Attack! – Long Time, No Sea (Oxide Records) – Crabcore
  • Bad Wolves – Dear Monster (Better Noise) – Hard rock/groove metal
  • Bastarður – Satan’s Loss Of Son (Season Of Mist) – Crust punk
  • Beast In Black – Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast) – Power/heavy metal
  • Be’Lakor – Coherence (Napalm) – Progressive death metal
  • Sammy Berell – Beyond the Veil (Sound Pollution) – Shred
  • Black Veil Brides – The Phantom Tomorrow (Sumerian) – Metalcore/hard rock
  • Bloodmouth – Unmanned (Brilliant Emperor Records) – Grindcore/death metal
  • Bobby Liebling and Dave Sherman Basement Chronicles – Nite Owl (Svart) – Doom
  • Burning The Oppressor – Damnation (Candlelight) – Death/groove metal
  • Canyyn – Canyyn (Self-released) – Doom/stoner
  • Count Raven – The Sixth Storm (I Hate Records) – Doom
  • Cult Of Eibon – Black Flame Dominion (Iron Bonehead Productions) – Black metal
  • Death SS – Ten (Lucifer Rising Records) – Heavy metal/doom
  • The Design Abstract – Metemtechnosis (Abstrakted Records) – Symphonic/technical death metal
  • Doedsvangr – Serpents Ov Old (Debemur Morti Productions) – Black metal
  • Exmortus – Legions Of The Undead EP (M-Theory) – Technical death metal
  • First Fragment – Gloire Éternelle (Unique Leader Records) – Technical death metal
  • Goat Torment – Forked Tongues (Season Of Mist Underground Activists) – Black metal
  • Grand Cadaver – Into the Maw of Death (Majestic Mountain Records) – Death metal
  • Helheim – Woduridar (Dark Essence) – Folk/black metal
  • Jerry Cantrell – Brighten (Self-released) – Hard rock
  • John 5 – Sinner (Big Machine) – Shred
  • Jointhugger – Surrounded by Vultures (Majestic Mountain Records) – Stoner/doom
  • Kayo Dot – Moss Grew On the Swords And Plowshares Alike (Prophecy) – Avant-garde metal
  • Knivad – Insidans Ärrvävnad (Suicide Records) – Hardcore/crust
  • Minus The Bear – Farewell (Suicide Squeeze) – Math rock
  • Mortal Vision – Mind Manipulation (Redefining Darkness Records) – Thrash
  • Nemecic – The Last Magic In Practice (Inverse Records) – Melodic death metal
  • Prophetic Scourge – Gnosis – A Sorrower ‘s Odyssey (Klonosphere Records) – Death metal
  • Running Wild – Blood On Blood (SPV/Steamhammer) – Rock
  • Sunless – Ylem (Willowtip Records) – Progressive death metal
  • Teethgrynder – Hostages (Isolation Records) – Experimental/noise
  • War Of Ages – Rhema (Facedown Records) – Metalcore
  • Zeolite – Proselytism (EVP Recordings) – Technical death metal

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