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Loud Rock Charts: 2/26

Thursday night, I witnessed one of the greatest acts on metal this world has seen. No, it wasn’t any big name bands like  Opeth or Gojira. It was just a small three piece band, who use nothing more than 2 lights, a little bit of fog, and three instruments to create one of the most unbelievable live performances on this earth. That band’s name is Russian Circles. I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you get a chance to see them on their tour with Between the Buried and Me and Coheed and Cambria, please for the love of god get there early to witness their greatness.

 

Within The Ruins1 WITHIN THE RUINS Elite eOne
2 DARKTHRONE The Underground Resistance
3 GEMINI SYNDROME The Metal
4 STRATOVARIUS Nemesis Eagle Rock
5 DEVICE “Vilify” [Single] Warner Brothers

 

 

ShaiHulud-ReachBeyondTheSun1 SHAI HULUD Reach Beyond The Sun Metal Blade
2 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
3 STIGMA For Love And Glory Durty Mick
4 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra
5 POMEGRANATE TIGER Entities
6 SUFFOCATION Pinnacle Of Bedlam Nuclear Blast
7 HEAVEN’S BASEMENT Filthy Empire Red Bull
8 PISSED JEANS Honeys Sub Pop
9 PSYCHOTHERMIA Fall To The Rising Sun Self-Released
10 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic

Loud Rock Charts: 12/19

I sincerely hope everyone has had a great three day weekend! In celebration of our forefathers, why not take a listen to some awesome new metal? In particular, Suffocation’s Pinnacle of Bedlam has been making waves in the metal community, for great reason. Also adding today, Psychothermia’s newest album is just as awesome and “kooky” as its name implies. It’s also self-released, so why not help out an up-and-coming independent band?

 

Suffocation-Pinnacle-of-Bedlam-Small1 SUFFOCATION Pinnacle Of Bedlam Nuclear Blast
2 PSYCHOTHERMIA Fall To The Rising Sun Self-Released
3 STIGMA For Love And Glory Durty Mick
4 ORANGE GOBLIN “The Filthy And The Few” [Single] Candlelight
5 BLACK DRAWING CHALKS No Dust Stuck On You Self-Released

 

 

ShaiHulud-ReachBeyondTheSun1 SHAI HULUD Reach Beyond The Sun Metal Blade
2 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
3 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Conduit The End
4 POMEGRANATE TIGER Entities
5 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra
6 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
7 GLORIA MORTI Lateral Constraint Metal Blade
8 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic
9 PISSED JEANS Honeys Sub Pop
10 HATE Solarflesh Napalm

Loud Rock Charts: 2/12

In this week’s version of great awesome new metal, we see hardcore band Shai Hulud release what could amount to be one of the finest albums in the genre since Converge’s Jane Doe (yep, you heard me right).

Also dropping is the ever increasingly popular band Bullet for my Valentine with Temper Temper, who are hoping to set themselves apart from the quickly over-saturated genre.

ShaiHulud-ReachBeyondTheSun1 SHAI HULUD “Reach Beyond The Sun” [Single] Metal Blade
2 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Temper Temper RCA
3 AUDREY HORNE Youngblood
4 DEMON HUNTER Godforsaken [EP] Solid State
5 HEMLOK A Cautionary Tale Transit

 

 

vertikal1 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
2 POMEGRANATE TIGER Entities
3 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra
4 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
5 GLORIA MORTI Lateral Constraint Metal Blade
6 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
7 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic
8 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Conduit The End
9 HATE Solarflesh Napalm
10 ZOMBIFIED Carnage Slaughter And Death Metal Blade

Loud Rock Charts: 2/5

In this latest addition of new Loud Rock stuff ‘n’ things, the whole world is subject to the awesome instrumentation of Pomegranate Tiger, an instrumental outfit not unlike that of Scale the Summit or Animals as Leaders. However, they’re original enough to garner some well deserved critical acclaim. And for those of you wondering, they just so happen to be named after Salvador Dali, my personal favorite artist. Bonus points for them.

Also adding are The Beards, who are as amazing (and manly, if I might add) as their band name suggests.

6PAN1T1 POMEGRANATE TIGER Entities
2 HATE Solarflesh
3 BEARDS Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard Self-Released
4 PISSED JEANS Honeys Sub Pop
5 LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG Traveller

 

 

vertikal1 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
2 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
3 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
4 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
5 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
6 GLORIA MORTI Lateral Constraint
7 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic
8 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
9 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Conduit The End
10 INCITE All Out War Minus Head

Loud Rock Charts: 1/29

The week of January 29th brings upon us a very heavy slew of metal. Arguably the best record to drop so far, Vertikal sees Cult of Luna further themselves as the leaders in the post metal genre. I thought it was pretty darn tootin’ too.

Also brutalize our eardrums is Maelstrom’s newest record It Was Predestined and Ancient VVisdom’s (yep, that’s two V’s) Deathlike, who are actually playing at Slim’s in San Francisco on February 9th. If you like good music, which I’m sure you do since you’re reading this, why not check them out? I promise your ears will only bleed a little bit.

vertikal1 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
2 MAELSTROM It Was Predestined Itchy Metal
3 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic
4 GLORIA MORTI Lateral Constraint
5 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Conduit The End

 

 

Voivod-Target-Earth

1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
5 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
6 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
7 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
8 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
9 NIGHTFALL Cassiopeia Metal Blade
10 CRASHDIET The Savage Playground Frontiers

 

Loud Rock Charts: 1/22

In this week’s sexy edition of new Loud Rock, we see Holy Grail release one of the best album of the year so far with Ride the Void. It’s in the same vein as new classic metal, with a thrashy spin thrown on it. If you’re into some older stuff, like Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, definitely check this out.

On the other side of the genre map, black metal outfit Lightning Swords of Death release a very solid effort with Baphometic Chaosivm. Definitely check this stuff out. January is shaping up to be a really great month for metal.

 

 

Holy-Grail-Ride-the-Void

1 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
2 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
3 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
4 CRASHDIET The Savage Playground Frontiers
5 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra

 

 

Voivod-Target-Earth1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
6 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
7 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
8 DORO Raise Your Fist Nuclear Blast
9 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
10 OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Mantiis