Crossover deviants Iron Reagan call upon thee to join the holy order of thrash on their latest full-length, Crossover Ministry! Across 18 tracks and thirty minutes of frantic, punk-metal fury, Iron Reagan mix a blitzkrieg of relentlessly catchy riffs and irresistible, mosh-ready grooves with punchy, thrash gallops and hardcore punk attitude. Crossover Ministry was recorded by guitarist Phil (Landphil) Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Toxic Holocaust) at God City Studios and features stunning artwork by Bonethrower (Mastodon, Young Widows). On Crossover Ministry, Iron Reagan prove that they are the new leaders of thrash evangelism. Hear their vicious sermon at a circle pit near you!
Side-project band with Iron Monkey vocalist John P.Morrow, EyeHateGod vocalist Mike Williams and Varukers bass player Marv
You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as “progressive”, “cinematic”, “mathcore”, “technical” and “groove-laden”, could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, due out October 21st via Metal Blade Records. Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody’s rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique releases of 2016.
Sweden's Amaranthe is a metalcore band known for its mix of melodic pop and death metal. Formed in 2008, Amaranthe features several vocalists, with Elize Ryd and Jake E handling most of the soaring, clean vocals and Andreas Solveström taking care of the harsher, throatier vocal parts. Amaranthe released their debut self-titled album in 2011. In 2013, the band returned with The Nexus. Further reinforcing their modern approach to metal, they released two further albums, Massive Addictive and Maximalism, in 2015 and 2016, respectively; with every release their sound broadened to incorporate more elements of metal, pop, and dance music.
Originally released on Criminal Vexing Grudge, this CD is ten tracks of harsh political grind-punk. Pretty crusty stuff here. Spanish lyrics, breakneck paced drums, crushing guitars… how can you go wrong?
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is ready to release what could well be their final full-length album. DISSOCIATION, out today – October 14, 2016 – is a product of the recent collaboration of the band’s Party Smasher Inc. label with Cooking Vinyl America and is their most adventurous to date. “Dissociation is at once is a whirlwind of chaos and a pit of darkness and thought. Crafted with frenzy and care, this is a true work of art in all its instrumentation and vocalization… The balance in dipping and plunging into so many sounds of math rock, metal, electronic, and classical music pays off in becoming a work that proves that there is a peace in chaos
World Gone Mad is the twelfth studio album by the American crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, set to be released on September 30, 2016. It will be the band's first studio album to feature Jeff Pogan on guitar, Ra Díaz on bass and Dave Lombardo on drums. Vocalist Mike Muir has stated that World Gone Mad may be Suicidal Tendencies' final studio album.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST will release their new album, "Five", on September 30 via and Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, 3 DOORS DOWN, FEAR FACTORY, FLYLEAF and SKILLET, among others.
The fathers of crossover/thrash metal D.R.I. have been around for a really long time and during their career, have released seven full-lengths and one EP, which is very little for a band with over 30 years behind them. But it appears there’s one more release to be added as we’re about to get some new D.R.I. music for the first time in over two decades.The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles recently announced the release of their new EP titled But Wait… There’s More! set to be out June 10th via Beer City Records. This new EP will be the first new music we get from the quartet since the release of their 1995 album Full Speed Ahead.
Brighton, U.K. five-piece ARCHITECTS UK will release its new album, "All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us", on May 27 via Epitaph. Recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden, the CD is the heaviest and darkest work to which frontman Sam Carter, bassist Ali Dean, guitarists Adam Christianson and Tom Searle, and the latter's twin brother drummer, Dan Searle have ever put their name to, both on and below its surface. It is an album that challenges and progresses a genre long thought to have stagnated, and embraces its inspirations at a time when many rock and metal bands seek to hide them in search of mainstream acceptance. It is also born from considered minds filled not by thoughts of being the biggest band in the world, but of making a difference.