Album Review: Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Wistful and mysterious, Lurk play music that is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking their sound in ways hitherto unheard. Their new album, Fringe will be released on August 5th 2018 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Album Review: Sinaya – Maze of Madness (Brutal Records)

The Brazilian female four-piece, Sinaya will release their new album, Maze of Madness on August 10th via Brutal Records. 8 tracks of old school death metal with a bit of thrash thrown in. This is an album that will please the old and new school of the sub-genres.

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Demo Review: Witchgöat – Umbra Regit (Morbid Skull Records)

Umbra Regit is a three track demo from blackened thrash metal metal band, Witchgöat. Mixing old school European and Latin American thrash metal, the brutality and the precariousness of the 80s extreme metal, and the melodic ideas of the 90s blackened death metal. It will be released under the flag of Morbid Skull Records on July 31, 2018 as a prelude to the debut full length album.

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Single Slam – Excommunicated by Deicide (Overtures of Blasphemy)

American death metallers, Deicide, are all set to release their first new album in 5 years with Overtures of Blasphemy and have just shared the first single from it, Excommunicated.

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Album Review: Hellish – The Spectre of Lonely Souls (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Coming out of Santiago, Chile in 2010, Hellish previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, Grimoire. Only two years later, the follow-up album called The Spectre of Lonely Souls manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. It will be released on July 27th via the same label.

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Album Review: Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Gravewards’ debut full-length Ruinous Ensoulment is here, and it delivers thoroughly on the promise and the mission statement of their demo. Seven bludgeoning tracks and one intro deep, it will be released on the 27th July 2018 via Unspeakable Axe Records.

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