February 2018 Album of the Month – Visigoth’s Conqueror’s Oath

Visigoth since their inception in 2010 embody the spirit of classic, traditional/epic heavy metal. From strong iron-forged lyrical content to musical hooks, riffs, and melodies that carry followers of Read more […]

Video Stream: Heidra’s “The Blackening Tide”

We at DR have teamed up with Time to Kill Records to bring you the first glimpse of a new Heidra track. Four years after their debut full-length Awaiting Dawn, via Mighty Records, and touring across Europe Read more […]

Exclusive Song Stream: Nigredo’s “Raging Tides of Time”

Looking for something new to crank as you make it through the middle of the week? We at Dead Rhetoric have partnered with Transcending Obscurity Records to bring you an exclusive stream of Greek black Read more […]

January 2018 Album of the Month – Leaves’ Eyes’ Sign of the Dragonhead

Perhaps fueled by the energy of having a new vocalist in Elina Siirala, Leaves’ Eyes have returned with their seventh and strongest release to date with Sign of the Dragonhead. Continuing the path that Read more […]

Song Premiere: Killibrium’s “Denominator”

Always in search of yet another death metal rush, we at Dead Rhetoric have paired up with India’s Killibrium to give you a taste of their upcoming release, Purge, out independently on March 5, 2018. Below Read more […]

Video Premiere: Revenger’s “Hex”

Looking for some heavy riffs to tide you over for the remainder of the workweek? We at Dead Rhetoric have been tasked with premiering the video for Vancouver death/thrash act Revenger’s “Hex.” The song Read more […]

Starsoup – Castles Of Sand CD Giveaway

Metalism Records and Dead Rhetoric are now giving away a copy of Starsoup’s Castles of Sand CD to one (1) lucky winner! Released on CD last December, Castles of Sand, according to a press release, is Read more […]

Video Premiere: Grimner’s “En Fallen Jätte”

Start your weekend off in the right frame of mind with some catchy folk metal from Sweden’s Grimner. We at DR are happy to bring you a video premiere for the song “En Fallen Jätte,” which comes from Read more […]

2017 Album of the Year: Night Demon’s Darkness Remains

Before we completely dive into the new year that is 2018, it’s always nice to look back at what we collectively thought were the strongest efforts from last year. We’d also like to take a few moments Read more […]

Feral – ‘Forever Resonating in Blood’ CD Giveaway

Dead Rhetoric, along with the fine folks at Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, is giving away copies of Feral’s new Forever Resonating in Blood to two (2) lucky winners. Feral hail from Canada and Read more […]

November 2017 Album of the Month – Morbid Angel’s Kingdoms Disdained

Everybody loves a comeback, right? After Morbid Angel’s last studio album, Illud Divinum Insanus, a large chunk of the fanbase was not pleased with the band’s musical direction. But it did prime things Read more […]

Video Premiere: Arallu’s “Oiled Machine of Hate”

Are you a fan of outside the box metal? Something that isn’t content to play within the defined boundaries? If so, you are in luck, as we are premiering a new video from Israel’s Arallu for the song Read more […]

Song Premiere: Valdur’s “Breath of the Beast”

In the mood for some metal that’s raw, unfiltered, and nasty? We’ve got you covered with a premiere of the lead-off cut from Valdur’s upcoming release, entitled “Breath of the Beast.” Due out on December Read more […]

October 2017 Album of the Month – Sorcerer’s The Crowning of the Fire King

Conjuring up the best that epic doom has to offer, Sorcerer seem to be taking advantage of their second chance at making a metal impact. Their latest album The Crowning of the Fire King embraces larger Read more […]

The Kahless Clone “Our Never-Ending Loneliness” CD Giveaway

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of dark metal instrumentalists The Kahless Clone’s new Our Never-Ending Loneliness album to one (1) lucky winner. Our Never-Ending Loneliness was released November Read more […]

Song Premiere: Sleeping Romance’s “Lost in My Eyes”

The Italian symphonic metal squad of Sleeping Romance will release their sophomore effort Alba on Napalm Records on November 3rd, exactly one week from today. We at Dead Rhetoric have been charged with Read more […]

Song Stream: Affliktor’s “Backwards into Hell”

Always nice to start the weekend with some fresh music. Today we have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity Records to host a stream of Affliktor’s “Backwards into Hell,” from its upcoming self-titled Read more […]

September 2017 Album of the Month – Jag Panzer’s The Deviant Chord

If there’s always one phrase that continually rallies the troops, it’s that “true heavy metal never dies.” Take the case of Jag Panzer, who has weathered the storm since the 1980s. Surviving the ’90s Read more […]

Sinicle – Angels & Demons CD Giveaway

We are now giving away a copy of Sinicle’s Angels & Demons CD to one (1) lucky winner. The band combines the groove of heavy metal, the angst of rock, and the soul of blues, setting them in a world Read more […]

Septicflesh – Codex Omega CD Giveaway

More giveaways to come. Watch this space!

August 2017 Album of the Month – Paradise Lost’s Medusa

Reaching ever-closer to 30 years as a band, Medusa is Paradise Lost’s 15th album. Far from a young man’s game at this point, yet Paradise Lost have delivered something special here. It encompasses much Read more […]

Song Stream: Hostilian’s “Survive”

Our latest song stream comes in collaboration with India’s Hostilian. An unsigned act who are self-releasing their first EP, Monolith, on September 15. The track in question, “Survive,” is the second Read more […]

Soror Dolorosa “Another Life” Song Premiere

We are currently streaming “Another Life,” a song from emerging French cold-wave outfit Soror Dolorosa’s new album, Apollo, which is due September 8 via Prophecy Productions. The song can be streamed below. Comments Read more […]

Legionnaire – Dawn Of Genesis CD Giveaway

Dead Rhetoric and the fine folks at Italy’s Gates Of Hell Records (an imprint of Cruz Del Sur Music) are giving away a copy of Legionnaire’s Dawn of Genesis CD to one (1) lucky winner. From the label’s Read more […]

July 2017 Album of the Month – Seven Spires’ Solveig

This one probably isn’t much of a surprise for the DR faithful, with a double 9.5/10 review at the end of July it’s safe to say that Seven Spires’ debut full-length left a lasting impression on the staff. Read more […]

Prezir – Contempt CD Giveaway

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of Prezir’s Contempt CD to one (1) lucky winner. Formed in 2016 with the goal of creating contemptuous heavy metal in the vein of their influences and a mutual Read more […]

Exclusive Song Stream: The Minerva Conduct’s “Exultant”

We at DR have the privilege of premiering a new track, “Exultant,” from the upcoming debut of the rising supergroup The Minerva Conduct. Featuring members/ex-members of Demonic Resurrection, Entheos, Read more […]

June 2017 Album of the Month – Cellar Darling’s This is the Sound

When your band is composed solely of three ex-Eluveitie members, there’s going to be some pretty high expectations for whatever you do. However, Cellar Darling managed to clear the high bar set before Read more […]

Song Stream: Verthebral’s “Old Man’s Memories”

In anticipation of Verthebral’s upcoming debut full-length, Regeneration, we at DR have teamed up with Satanath Records to share a new track. “Old Man’s Memories” is the song in question, and Regeneration Read more […]

Dead Asylum Death Always Wins CD Giveaway

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of Dead Asylum’s Death Always Wins CD to one (1) lucky winner. The follow-up to their 2013 debut General Carnage, the Vancouver, Canada band has sharpened the Read more […]

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