New And Gnarly : Five Metal Songs To Add To Your Playlist (September 11th, 2019)

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September 11, 2019

Summer is officially over and it’s back to the grind of school, jobs and normal life. Here in the Northwest, the rainy weather is just around the corner. Fortunately for us, there’s no better way to spend a rainy day then throwing on a killer metal album and diving into some brand-new music. 
Here are 5 new songs to add to your playlist. Dig in. 

Xoth – “Casting The Sigil”

Xoth is an incredibly talented tech death band from right here in Seattle. Just this afternoon, the band debuted the first single from the upcoming album Interdimensional Invocations which will be coming out on October 18th. This is some shredding, science fiction themed awesomeness. Pre-order the new album here and check out the song “Casting the Sigil.”

Hour Of Penance – “Flames of Merciless Gods”

If Xoth got you hungry for incredibly gnarly tech death then you’re in luck. Our next song comes from a well-seasoned tech death band from Italy called Hour Of Penance. This band has been grinding hard for 20 years now and there’s no sign of letting up. This first single “Flames of Merciless Gods” is from their 8th full length album Misotheism out October 25th on Agonia Records. If you dig the song you can pre order the album here

Borknagar – “Up North”

It’s time to slow down a bit with a new song by Borknagar.  If you’re only familiar with the old straight up black metal Borknagar, this new material might be a bit of a shock. But their evolution over the last 11 albums has been gradual. The sound they have arrived at with their new single “Up North” shows them at their most melodic, blending the fierce rage of black metal with beautifully constructed prog rock similar to Opeth or Porcupine Tree. It’s hard to describe, so instead just let the music speak for itself. This appears on their upcoming album True North which is out September 27th on Century Media. You can pre-order it here. I’m definitely going to be jamming this one hard. 

Kublai Khan – “Self-Destruct”

Let’s pick the energy back up. Straight out of Texas comes metalcore giants Kublai Khan with their song “Self-Destruct” from their upcoming album Absolute out October 4th. This one bangs pretty hard and has a very Sepultura-esque groove. You can pre-order the album here

Witch Vomit – “Dripping Tombs”

For our fifth and final song of the week we are heading back to the Northwest for some dank, crusty old school death metal. Portland based death metal band Witch Vomit sounds exactly like you would assume they do reading on their name. It’s heavy, nasty and grimy. Check out “Dripping Tombs” from their album Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grace which is available here