Machine Head – ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN
Machine Head will release new album ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN on June 28 through Nuclear Blast x Imperium Recordings.
It is a 13-track concept album set in a decimated futuristic wasteland where the sky is stained crimson red. The crux of the story is based around 2 main characters.
TARLD – Trapped
TARLD (The Amsterdam Red Light District) will release new album Trapped on May 6.
1: THREATENED GENERATION (Feat. Yukina from Hanabie [Japan])
2: GOOD INTENTIONS (Feat. Drew York from Stray From The Path [USA])
3: NOT THE ONLY ONE
4: HAPPY ENDING
5: BORN TO BE GREAT (Feat. Mat Bastard from Skip The Use [France])
6: NOT SO INNOCENT
7: FREEDOM IS A MOVEMENT
9: FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS
10: NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Lit – Tastes Like Gold
Lit will release new album Tastes Like Gold on June17 through Round Hill Records.
Guitarist Jeremy Popoff said: “We wanted to get back to the old school Lit sound with a modern day approach to the production. It took a minute to get our heads in the right place, especially with all of the craziness going on in the world. We started writing and making demos with Carlo Colasacco and YOUTHYEAR and we knew we had tapped into the vibe we were looking for. Tastes Like Gold is the album we wanted to make.”
Upon A Burning Body – Fury
Upon A Burning Body will release new EP Fury on May 6 through Seek & Strike.
Guitarist Ruben Alvarez said: After listening to the complete album we knew we had created something that represents what the band stands for on and off stage. Fury is a whole new monster. We’ve always been a band that experiments and Fury is definitely the stamp we needed on our own signature sound. We brought in elements from our first three albums and mixed them with our last two. If you like the heavy rifts from Red, White and Green or the groove of Southern Hostility, then you are going to be stoked on this!
“The biggest change on this album is Danny and my younger brother, Thomas Alvarez. Now having three biological brothers writing and performing together, what more can you ask for? Thomas has already brought so much to the table; helping us as a song-writer since Southern Hostility and now adding another vocal element. He has brought a ton of fresh ideas and writing has never been easier.
“Upon A Burning Body have been through a lot of changes throughout the years and we have come full circle back to our roots. We are ready to keep pushing forward on our albums and live performances. Fury is definitely a huge step for us to show the world that we are here to stay and American Heavy Metal is alive and stronger than ever!”
1. A New Responsibility
2. Snake Eyes
6. Kill The Ego
8. Sweet Serenity
9. Who Am I
10. Code Of Honor
11. Humbling My Skin
Krause – The Art of Fatigue
Krause will release new album The Art of Fatigue on May 20 through Venerate Industries.
The band said: “The tracks are essentially about urban decay and our disgust with politics, society and human life amidst the pandemic and the ongoing crisis. We are all rather misanthropic and pessimistic as people, so our lyrics tend to either be stories of urban isolation or reflect our disappointment with our own selves and humanity under capitalism. Our opinions were confirmed by the financial crisis and the resultant global situation, so I don’t see our themes changing any time soon.
“When we started Krause, all we wanted was to create an atmosphere and tone more than follow a style or genre. In our case, this harks back to the Amphetamine Reptile or Touch and Go bands which were characterised more by an attitude than a cohesive style or sound. As a result, the reference points that we do share (Unsane, Cherubs, Breach, Entombed, Cursed, Hammerhead, Killdozer, Helmet, Shellac, Today is the Day, Melvins, Whores, Gnod, Part Chimp etc) have more to do with a certain attitude and approach to music rather than the act of songwriting itself.”
02. Crowdfunded Assassination
03. Sloppy Human Excess
04. The Stuff of Tired Eyes
05. Talentless but Connected
06. Steeped in Disaster
07. Bootstrap Reactionaries and Alienated Intelligentsia
08. Ceremonial Aspects of Everyday Bloodbaths
10. Hot Bods and Prohibition
Stick To Your Guns – Spectre
Stick To Your Guns will release new album Spectre on July 29 through End Hits Records.
1) (My Heart Is A…)
3) Who Dares
5) A World to Win
6) Open Up My Head
8) The Shine
9) Instruments of the End
11) More of Us Than Them
12) No Way to Live
Baby Strange – World Below
Baby Strange will release their second album World Below on June 17 through Icons Creating Evil Art.
Vocalist/guitarist Jonny Madden said: “Since the release of our debut album we’ve had a lot of ups and downs as a band. The highs were unbelievable and the lows were some of the darkest we’ve ever encountered. There was actually a time where we never thought we’d release another album.
When the pandemic hit, we took a step back and looked at where we were at. As with every band, it was difficult not having the release of live music, we were all struggling with our mental health on personal levels and we started to feel defeated.
But, being from Glasgow, we never shy away from a fight, so we got up and started writing again. We booked a few weeks in a writing house out in the middle of nowhere and spent time working on rhythms and new sounds that were fitting to where we’re at in 2022.
The result is ‘World Below’, a record that’s bursting with energy & emotion.
We are so proud of it. It’s exactly what we set out to create, an exciting, honest album that feels brave and bold all at the same time. The new era is here and we can’t wait for people to come along for the ride with us.”
1. World Below
2. Beating In Time
3. Under The Surface
4. Only Feel It When I’m With You (ft. Hayley Mary)
5. Poor Old Me
6. When It Calls
9. I Feel So Cold But It’s Warm Outside
Spice – Viv
Spice will release new album Viv on May 20 through Dais Records.
2. Any Day Now
3. Ashes in the Birdbath
5. Melody Drive
6. Dining Out
7. Live Scene
9. Bad Fade
10. Climbing Down the Ladder
Grumpster – Fever Dream
Grumpster will release new album Fever Dream on June 17 through Pure Noise Records.
“We waited and waited to tour Underwhelmed, but things never stopped looking pretty bleak,” says Falyn Walsh. “We ended up doing a live stream with Anti-Flag during the pandemic where Chris #2 told us, ‘Write some new songs and let me produce them!’ We thought, ‘Oh, god, I guess we have to make a new record now.’”
Maxim Mental – Make Team Presents Maxim Mental in Maximalism
Maxim Mental will release new record Make Team Presents Maxim Mental in Maximalism on July 8 through Dine Alone Records.
1. Evermore (and the Grammy Goes to)
2. Sunk ‘Im
3. Girl’s the Truth
4. Grace Beyond Christ
5. Jay Were a Jew
6. Cirque Le Douche
10. F*cking Part 2 (F*cking on a Trampoline)
11. Mental Music
12. Simple Sweet
The Tyne – Born on the Internet
The Tyne will release debut EP Born on the Internet on July 13 through Slam Dunk Records.
The band said: “We are Internet kids. The Internet’s always been present in our lives and I think a lot of what our generation is going through is a direct result of that.“
“We want people to be inspired by the music we make, like we’ve been inspired and comforted by other bands,” Cooper adds “I think we’re going through the exact same things that most 17-years-olds are going through. Hopefully our music can help them feel less alone.”
Soreption – Jord
Soreption will release new record Jord on June 10 through Unique Leader.
The band said: “Our main focus, as it has been in every album since the beginning, is to write death metal with a blend of technicality and groove. The goal is to raise those two elements’ more and more for every release. Finding that balance keeping the music interesting is important aspects when we write.”
1. The Artificial North
2. The Forever Born
4. Each Death More Hollow
5. A Story Never Told
6. The Chasm
7. The Nether Realm’s Machinery
8. Död Jord