2013 Releases

Close Your Eyes - Line in the Sand (Victory Records)

Step aside everything else released by Victory this year, you only need to listen to this

Close Your Eyes are, by no means, an unknown quantity in the melodic hardcore scene.

Kantation - Kantation (Own Label)

Champagne tastes, beer budget...
Release Date: 
21 Sep 2013 (All day)

Southern Californian outfit Kantation are true believers, that much you can tell from just a cursory listen to their self titled debut; There’s no side to them, what you see (and h

Ministry – From Beer to Eternity (AFM Records)

A fitting end for a criminally underrated band.
Release Date: 
6 Sep 2013 (All day)

From Beer to Eternity (let’s get this out of the way early: it’s a shitty album title) is Ministry’s 13th studio album and the last to feature long-time guitarist

Eidola: New EP Available Gratis

Or feel free to make a donation...

Bay Area, California hardcore mob Eidola have released their blistering new EP Ends Of The Spectrum via Bandcamp, with a "pay what you like" download option.

Tyr - Valkyrja (Metal Blade)

It shines, it glitters, it excites...
Release Date: 
17 Sep 2013 (All day)

And so Tyr end up on Metal Blade, surely their own Valhalla (being as it’s the home of their blood brothers Amon Amarth after all) as they continu

Gog – Ironworks (Underground Activists)

Ambient sounds moving from mournful elegiac minimalism to suffocating claustrophobia
Release Date: 
30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Ambient music.

Rawhide - Murder One (PATAC Records)

One Hopes Murders Two, Three and Four are as good as this...

BAM!! That’s the sound of my preconceptions being slapped around the chops by Murder One’s opening track, the sleazy, lizardlike City Kids.

Kongh - Counting Heartbeats (Agonia Records)

Heavy prog metal joy...
Release Date: 
23 Sep 2013 - 11:30pm

Kongh's debut album has been re-released with bags of extra goodness and I suggest that you get in pretty quick as it's sure to sell faster than the proverbial hot cake.

Avatarium: Leif Edling Speaks

The band's debut album summed up by it's creator...

With the release of their self-titled debut record coming up November 1st, 2013 newly minted doom act Avatarium now give an insightful look into the songs of Avatarium.