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ShaiHulud-ReachBeyondTheSun

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

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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

vertikal

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

 

 

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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

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

Voivod-Target-Earth

Loud Rock Charts: 1/15

After 4 long years, Voivod is finally back with their newest full length, Target Earth. It’s the first record to feature their new guitarist, Daniel Mongrain, and the first since 1991 to feature their original bassist.

Also, Incite, who is releasing an exciting album soon, is touring with Soulfly in the coming months in support of All Out War. So much exciting stuff coming out, and it’s only the first month of the year!

 

 

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1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
3 NIGHTFALL Cassiopeia Metal Blade
4 BLACK EXPLOSION Servitors Of The Outer Gods Metalville
5 WHILE LINE TIGER Just Let It Happen AKASHIC

 

 

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1 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
2 ALL THAT REMAINS A War You Cannot Win Razor and Tie
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 RAMMSTEIN Mein Herz Brennt [EP] Universal
6 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
7 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
8 CULT OF LUNA “I: The Weapon” [Single] Density
9 RECOVERY COUNCIL Plan-Do-Check-Act Dot Ultra
10 MESTIS Basal Ganglia

 

corsair

Loud Rock Charts: 1/8

Alas, it is time once again to bring ourselves back into reality. However, that also means more awesome music for the masses. This week brings some really neat stuff out of Corsair, a band that actually self released their first full length album back in April, but is now signed with Shadow Kingdom Records, and thus is releasing it under them on January 23rd.

Of course, a name you don’t need any introduction to, Rammstein is also on this week’s list. Expect lots of creepy, yet awesome, piano interludes.

I sincerely hope you all had a great break during the holidays. Here’s to another metal year!

ADDS

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1 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
2 RAMMSTEIN Mein Herz Brennt [EP] Universal
3 CODE ORANGE KIDS Love Is Love/Return To Dust Deathwish

 

 

 

 

CHARTS

Downfall-of-Gaia-Suffocating-in-the-Swarm-of-Cranes-1 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
2 NE OBLIVISCARIS Portal Of I
3 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
4 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
5 SOUL CYCLE Soul Cycle II
6 AMENRA Mass V Neurot
7 DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Pandora’s Pinata Sensory
8 HYPNO5E Acid Mist Tomorrow
9 NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Neurot
10 HIGH ON FIRE De Vermis Mysteriis eOne