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Loud Rock: The First Headbang of September

This week in new metal features the stripped down version of Katatonia’s release from last year Dead End Kings. It’s more acoustic and mellow than their past releases, which is saying something since they’re usually pretty chillaxed.

 

Other releases include the theatrical Gwar and the tool-esque Gemini Syndrome.

 

Top 5 Loud Rock in early September:

katatnoia1 KATATONIA Dethroned Uncrowned Kscope
2 GWAR Battle Maximus Metal Blade
3 GEMINI SYNDROME Lux
4 FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Hellbound eOne
5 KILL THE PRECEDENT Dialogues With The Dead Minus Head

 

 

1 FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Labyrinth Nuclear Blast
FGA-LABYRINTH-604x6042 NORMA JEAN Wrongdoers Razor and Tie
3 CHIMAIRA Crown Of Phantoms eOne
4 O’BROTHER Disillusion Triple Crown
5 AVENGED SEVENFOLD Hail To The King Warner Brothers
6 FACEBREAKER Dedicated To The Flesh Metal Blade
7 CROSSFAITH Apocalyze The End
8 LEGION Woke eOne
9 KARNIVOOL Asymmetry Density
10 EKLIPSE Electric Air The End

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Loud Rock Charts: 8/20

This week in new metal music is one of the more diverse in recent memory. You’ve got extreme metal in Watain, electro-deathcore with Born of Osiris, and a huge epic album from Fleshgod Apocalypse. Speaking of which, they’re coming to San Francisco this Sunday with their very own grand piano. And we all know there’s nothing more metal than a grand piano…right?

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2 BORN OF OSIRIS Tomorrow We Die Alive Sumerian
3 FACEBREAKER Dedicated To The Flesh Metal Blade
4 WATAIN The Wild Hunt Century Media
5 ENDRAH The Culling Epochal

 

 

Chimaira-Crown-of-Phantoms1 CHIMAIRA Crown Of Phantoms E1
2 KARNIVOOL Asymmetry Density
3 LEGION Woke eOne
4 NORMA JEAN Wrongdoers Razor and Tie
5 TEAR OUT THE HEART Violence Victory
6 NEWSTED Heavy Metal Music Collective Sounds
7 SPIRITS OF THE DEAD Rumours Of A Presence The End
8 FUELED BY FIRE Trapped In Perdition Napalm
9 TROUBLE The Distortion Field FRW
10 HEY! HELLO! Hey! Hello! The End

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Loud Rock Charts: 5/28

How rad are three-day weekends? Instead of putting off work until Sunday, everyone gets an extra day to regret not doing a single productive thing. Now that you’re well rested, you can check out this week’s new music! Remember The Locust? Even better, remember when current Retox vocalist, Justin Pearson, pulled the best gag on reality TV?

Fans of any past Pearson projects  (music and pranks alike) or just good Punk/Hardcore, be sure to check out Retox’s new album YPLL. If you can, be sure to catch this band live and hopefully you can come close to breaking your nose like I almost did last time they came around.

ADDS:

1 RETOX YPLL Epitaph
2 HAVOK Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death
3 BLOOD CEREMONY The Eldritch Dark Rise Above
4 TESSERACT Altered State
5 DIO Finding The Sacred Heart Eagle Rock

 

 

CHARTS:

1 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN One Of Us Is The Killer Sumerian
2 ANVIL Hope In Hell The End
3 ORCHID The Mouths Of Madness Nuclear Blast
4 ENTRAILS Raging Death Metal Blade
5 DEMON LUNG Hundredth Name Candlelight
6 DELAIN Interlude Napalm
7 GHOST B.C. Infestissumam Loma Vista
8 OCEAN Pelagial Metal Blade
9 VEHEMENT SERENADE The Things That Tear You Apart Fast Break
10 MY DYING BRIDE The Manuscript Peaceville

 

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Loud Rock Charts: 5/14

Greetings all! Decisions are in and the people have spoken, KZSC’s new Loud Rock Director is I, DJ trev_gore! I’m hoping I can fill in the shoes of your former overlord Brootalisk sufficiently. As first order of action, check out these new rad jams for you headbang and loose your hearing to! Topping the adds we have insanely talented Math Rock/Hardcore greats Dillinger Escape Plan with their latest album One of Us Is The Killer. Be sure to check them out on this tour as they’re going to be ripping faces off all across ‘Merica alongside Faceless and Royal Thunder. Be ready to headwalk, stagedive, and get wacky whilst listening to this album.

 

1 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN One Of Us Is The Killer Sumerian
2 BLOOD CEREMONY The Eldtritch Dark
3 ANVIL Hope In Hell The End
4 IMMOLATION Kingdom Of Conspiracy Nuclear Blast
5 BLACK COWGIRL Black Cowgirl Restricted Release

 

 

 

1 SODOM Epitome Of Torture SPV
2 OCEAN Pelagial Metal Blade
3 GHOST B.C. Infestissumam Loma Vista
4 UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS Mind Control Metal Blade
5 SHINING One One One Prosthetic
6 IRON LUNG White Glove Test
7 ARSIS Unwelcome Nuclear Blast
8 DELAIN Interlude
9 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Disarm The Descent Roadrunner
10 WOE Withdrawal Candlelight

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Loud Rock Charts: 5/7

Sodom’s Epitome of Torture dropped on our (metal)heads two weeks ago. What the hell? How did I miss that? More importantly, who’s the assbag that forget to send me a memo and do my job for me?

Also, if you have yet to check out The Ocean’s newest record, you are sorely missing out on what is arguably the best record to come out so far this year…and dare I say it of last year as well. Honestly, all of the records listed below are all worth permanently damaging your hearing to, but you already knew that, right?

1 SODOM Epitome Of Torture SPV
2 MASTERS OF METAL Masters Of Metal [EP] Krypto 9
3 UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS Mind Control Metal Blade
4 ATROCITY Okkult Napalm
5 AVANTASIA The Mystery Of Time Nuclear Blast

 

 

 

1 OCEAN Pelagial Metal Blade
2 GHOST B.C. Infestissumam Loma Vista
3 ARSIS Unwelcome Nuclear Blast
4 SHINING One One One Prosthetic
5 LOSTALONE I’m A UFO In This City The End
6 AMORPHIS Circle Nuclear Blast
7 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Disarm The Descent Roadrunner
8 SACRED MOTHER TONGUE Out Of The Darkness The End
9 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 13 Suicidal
10 WOE Withdrawal Candlelight

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Loud Rock Charts: 4/30

With these last adds/charts comes the end of April, and the beginning of something beautiful. And metal. Can we dub this month “Metal May”? Because there are some seriously mindblowing tours coming to the Bay Area and Santa Cruz over the course of the next 4 weeks.

Inhale…

We’ve got Gorod/Fallujah on May 3rd, Cancer Bats/Kvelertak/Black Tusk on May 7th, Arsis on May 16th, Cannibal Corpse/Napalm Death/Immolation on May 17th, Dillinger Escape Plan/Faceless/Royal Thunder on May 19th, Kylesa on May 24th, Opeth/Katatonia on May 26th, and finally Decapitated on May 30th.

Phew.

I don’t know when May decided to go the way of the headbangers, but I sure as hell am not complaining.
1 AMORPHIS Circle Nuclear Blast
2 SACRED MOTHER TONGUE Out Of The Darkness The End
3 CATHEDRAL The Last Spire Metal Blade
4 STARKILL Fires Of Life Century Media
5 PURSON The Circle And The Blue Door Metal Blade

 

 

1 OCEAN Pelagial Metal Blade
2 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Disarm The Descent Roadrunner
3 GHOST B.C. Infestissumam Loma Vista
4 ARSIS Unwelcome Nuclear Blast
5 LOSTALONE I’m A UFO In This City The End
6 SHINING One One One Prosthetic
7 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 13 Suicidal
8 BYZANTINE Byzantine Self-Released
9 AMARANTHE The Nexus Spinefarm
10 WHILE SHE SLEEPS This Is The Six The End