1. As Hell Retreats - Dissent (Single) (Hendersonville, Tennessee)
Genre: Spirit-Filled Metalcore
As Hell Retreats is an American Christian metal band from Hendersonville, Tennessee. The band started making music in 2005, and their membership was lead vocalist, Jackson Greene, lead guitarists, Clint Clayton, Blake Hardman, and Tyler Riley, bass guitarists, Nate Landreth, Seth Steele, and Taylor Jones, and drummer, Trent Davenport. The band commenced as a musical entity in 2005, with their first release, Demo, an extended play, that was released independently in 2007. They release another extended play, Acknowledgement, in 2008, also independently. Their first studio album, Revival, was released by Strike First Records on May 25, 2010. The subsequent studio album, Volition, was released by Ain't No Grave Records on July 26, 2011. This was their final release, as they disbanded in 2012. But now they are back with a new release!
2. Lorna Shore - Pain Remains I: Dancing Like Flames (Single) (Warren County, New Jersey.)
"Deathcore mainstays Lorna Shore premiere their new single and music video named “Pain Remains I: Dancing Like Flames“. The clip was directed by David Brodsky (Revocation, Killswitch Engage).The song and clip is part of a trilogy that will be featured on the group’s upcoming new studio full-length titled “Pain Remains“. That trilogy itself furthermore consists of the tracks, “Pain Remains II: After All I’ve Done, I’ll Disappear” and “Pain Remains III: Sea Of Fire“. Explain Lorna Shore: “The Pain Trilogy is a three-part tale focusing on the stages of grief and vulnerability and exemplifying it through a love story. The first song, ‘Pain Remains I: Dancing Like Flames‘ begins with the main character becoming enamored by the person within his dreams. He decides to turn to this reality as a sense of purpose despite knowing that the closer he gets to his goal, the further it seems to drift away.” - LugalKiEn from metalunderground.com
3. Death Cab For Cutie - Asphalt Meadows (Bellingham, Washington)
Death Cab for Cutie is an American rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 1997.The band is currently composed of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass), Dave Depper (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Zac Rae (keyboards, guitar), and Jason McGerr (drums). The band returned to in-person live performances after 18 months in September 2021, playing shows with Perfume Genius and Deep Sea Diver. On October 29, 2021, the band shared a commemorative 20-year anniversary reissue of The Photo Album which featured studio outtakes, demos and rare recordings. On May 5, 2022, the band confirmed that they had finished work on their tenth studio album, which was announced the following week on May 11 as being titled Asphalt Meadows, which was released on September 16. The album's lead single, "Roman Candles", was released on the same day, alongside the announcement of a North American tour with Low and Yo La Tengo.
4. The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field (Auckland, New Zealand)
On The Beths’ new album Expert In A Dying Field, Elizabeth Stokes’ songwriting positions her somewhere between being a novelist and a documentarian. The songs collected here are autobiographical, but they’re also character sketches of relationships and more importantly, their aftermaths. The question that hangs in the air: what do you do with how intimately versed you’ve become in a person, once they’re gone from your life?The third LP from the New Zealand quartet houses 12 jewels of tight, guitar-heavy songs that worm their way into your head, an incandescent collision of power-pop and skuzz. The album’s title track “Expert In A Dying Field” introduces the thesis for the record: “How does it feel to be an expert in a dying field? How do you know it’s over when you can’t let go?” Stokes asks. “Love is learned over time ‘til you’re an expert in a dying field.” 'Expert In A Dying Field' is out September 16 via Carpark Records and Ivy League Records.
5. The Devil Wears Prada - Color Decay (Dayton, Ohio)
The Devil Wears Prada rely on contrast as they nimbly balance metallic turbulence, hardcore spirit, provocatively eloquent lyricism, and melodic exorcism. In between these opposing extremes, the band—Mike Hranica [vocals], Jeremy DePoyster [guitar, vocals], Kyle Sipress [guitar], Jonathan Gering [keys, synths, programming, production], Giuseppe Capolupo [drums], and Mason Nagy [bass]—have fashioned an ever-evolving signature style buttressed by layers of sonic hues. They’ve harbored this space since forming in 2005. Speaking to the band’s growing influence, fans voted 2009’s With Roots Above and Branches Below one of the “5 Greatest Metalcore Albums” in a Revolver poll as the outlet christened it “a true metalcore landmark.” The group have notched six consecutive Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, including Dead Throne , 8:18 , Space EP , Transit Blues , The Act , and ZII EP . The latter served as a sequel to one of their most beloved projects 2010’s Zombie EP. Upon arrival, mxdwn applauded ZII as “phenomenal,” and Metal Injection went as far as to claim, “This mini-concept has outlived the zombie revival.” In the wake of the EP, the group exceeded a-quarter-of-a-billion cumulative streams and views. Now, The Devil Wears Prada’s signature dynamic divergence defines the group’s eighth full-length offering, Color Decay [Solid State].
6. Mindforce - New Lords (Poughkeepsie, New York)
"Mindforce is back, baby! The great Hudson Valley hardcore band never went anywhere. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Mindforce has released the EP Swingin Swords, Choppin Lords and the one-off banger “Reign Of Terror.” They’ve played amazing live shows. They’ve spawned a whole universe of kickass side projects. But they haven’t made another album. Mindforce released their one full-length, the full-on shit-ripper Excalibur, back in 2018. They’ve since made statements about how they never want to make another one, but I guess they changed their minds. In a few months, Mindforce will return with their second LP New Lords, and it is almost certainly going to rip.Mindforce are going into this album as conquering heroes, as one of the most universally beloved bands on the present-day hardcore landscape. But you can’t necessarily hear that swagger on “Survival Is Vengeance,” our first taste of New Lords. Instead, the song is all breathless urgency. “Survival Is Vengeance” goes for full-on thrash speed, and it’s over in less than two minutes. In that time, it does a whole lot of damage. Below, check out “Survival Is Vengeance” and the New Lords tracklist."- TOM BREIHAN from stereogum.com
7. Confessions of a Traitor - Punishing Myself Before God Does (London, United Kingdom)
Genre: Spirit-Filled Metalcore
Confessions Of A Traitor offer raw emotion through the medium of an energized and confronting sound. Honest and passionate, the band wear their hearts on their sleeves. COAT share this through emotive lyrics that venture to some of the darkest places the band have endured. “We want to provide an escape for people, to embrace their belief when all else is lost. Aggressive music, to build positive people." Heavy melodic music from London, England.
8. Weeping Wound - idontbelonghere. (EP) (Tampa, FL)
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