December 2022 Album of the Month: Hammers of Misfortune – Overtaker

Hammers of Misfortune founder, guitarist and songwriter John Cobbett coined “psychedlic thrash” as the term for the band’s recent Overtaker album. He’s spot-on. The album, in typical Hammers fashion, is Read more […]

Song Premiere: Hellevate – ‘Dagon’

We are stoked to be premiering “Dagon,” a song from Kansas City thrashers Hellevate. Playing melodic thrash metal with a mixture of extreme and power metal thrown in to keep listeners on their toes, Hellevate Read more […]

November 2022 Album of the Month: Threshold – Dividing Lines

Long-running U.K. progressive metallers Threshold have returned with Dividing Lines, their first album in five years. It also happens to be our November 2022 Album of the Month. Here’s what Matt Coe had Read more […]

Scars of the Flesh – In Darkness Alone Giveaway Bundle

We are stoked to giving away a Scars of the Flesh bundle with an assortment of goodies to one (1) lucky winner, including: Black shirt featuring Scars of the Flesh’s The Hooded One artwork; In Darkness Read more […]

October 2022 Album of the Month: Acid Witch’s Rot Among Us

Detroit psychedelic death doomsters Acid Witch release new albums on Halloween. (Talk about great planning!) Their first studio opus since 2017’s Evil Sound Screamers, Rot Among Us pulls from the band’s Read more […]

Song Premiere! Madrost’s ‘Zombie Grinder’

We are streaming “Zombie Grinder,” a cut from Southern California progressive thrashers Madrost’s Lost Lives Volume 1 live album. “This particular version of ‘Zombie Grinder’ showcases it in its beginning Read more […]

Epoch of Unlight – At War With the Multiverse CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving a CD copy away of Epoch of Unlight’s new At War With the Multiverse album to one (1) lucky winner. Here’s the scoop: Their first album in 17 years, At War With the Multiverse Read more […]

Song Premier: Algebra’s ‘Constricted’

We are stoked to be streaming “Constricted,” a song from Swiss thrashers Algebra’s forthcoming Chiropetra album. Here’s the scoop: Algebra have become one of the most reliable machines in metaldom Read more […]

August 2022 Album of the Month: Soulfly’s Totem

Totem, the 12th studio album from the venerable Max Cavalera and Soulfly, finds the legendary Brazilian dishing out tribal thrash like its the early 1990s all over again. In fact, age has done little to Read more […]

Negative 13 – Mourning Asteri Full Album Stream!

Post-punk sludge masters Negative 13 are back! Nearly 20 years after the release of their self-titled debut, Negative 13 is set to return with Mourning Asteri. We are stoked to be streaming the album in Read more […]

June 2022 Album of the Month: Kreator – Hate Über Alles

German thrash institution Kreator release an album every five years. It’s a time period necessitated by their nose-to-the-grindstone focus on touring and their status as an elite band whose studio albums Read more […]

May 2022 Album of the Month: Decapitated – Cancer Culture

Polish death-mongers Decapitated made some less-than-brutal choices on their previous two outings, 2014’s Blood Ritual and 2017’s Anticult. However, on their latest opus, Cancer Culture, Vogg and crew Read more […]

Song Premiere: Miscreation’s ‘VI’

We are quite stoked to premier “VI,” a track from Canadian tech-death merchants Miscreation’s Miscreation MMXXI EP. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy, Miscreation’s intelligent Read more […]

March 2022 Album of the Month: Satan – Earth Infernal

Veteran NWOBHM (actually, aren’t they all “veteran?”) Satan has been cranking out some of the best vintage metal since their 2013 return. Their latest is Earth Infernal, a true barnstormer of riffs, high-wire Read more […]

February 2022 Album of the Month: Vio-Lence – Let the World Burn

Returning with their first showing of new material since 1993’s hit-or-miss Nothing to Gain, San Francisco Bay Area thrashers Vio-Lence have made up for lost time with the Let the World Burn EP. It’s our Read more […]

Mamorlis – Sturdy As An Oak CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of Mamorlis’s new Sturdy As An Oak CD to one (1) lucky winner. Here’s the details: Following the band’s 2019 self-titled debut album, on Sturdy as an Oak, Mamorlis Read more […]

Theandric – Flight Among the Tombs CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away a copy of Theandric’s Flight Among the Tombs EP to one (1) lucky winner. Here’s the scoop: Metalheads hungry for majesty, melody and massive riffing will find much to Read more […]

Cruz Del Sur Music CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away CDs from Cruz Del Sur Music and their Gates of Hell Records sub-label. One (1) lucky winner will be able to get their hands on the latest from New York City retro-metal Read more […]

2021 Album of the Year: Helloween’s Helloween

It’s that day again! The first day of a brand new year, full of anticipation of what’s to come (and really, what is to come given the past few years).  But now we take one look back at 2021 before moving Read more […]

November 2021 Album of the Month – Hypocrisy’s Worship

It’s been a few years since we were treated to a new Hypocrisy album, but it was clearly with the wait with all that Worship provides.  Hypocrisy  has been a mainstay within death metal for 30 years Read more […]

October 2021 Album of the Month – Omnium Gatherum’s Origin

Perennial melodeath champions here at DR, Omnium Gatherum have been incredibly consistent for well over a decade at this point.  They understand how the genre works, and make some of the most gorgeous Read more […]

Bryan Eckermann – Plague Bringers CD Bundle!

We are stoked to be giving away a CD bundle from prolific melo-death/black metal artist Bryan Eckermann to one (1) lucky winner. Bryan’s latest effort is Plague Bringers, which serves as Part II to Read more […]

September 2021 Album of the Month – Unto Others’ Strength

There were a lot of massive (and excellent) releases last month, no matter your taste in metal.  In our very close race though, the much favored Unto Others managed to capture the top spot, much like Read more […]

Song Stream: Cutterred Flesh’s “Knife is Not the Enemy”

We are always up for some brutal death metal here at DR, therefore when the offer came up to host a new track from Czech act Cutterred Flesh, we were all ears.  “Knife is Not the Enemy” comes from the Read more […]

Heirs of Isildur CDs + Goodies!

We are stoked to be giving away some CDs, a patch, wooden logo sticker and comic book from Floridian epic folk metallers Heirs of Isildur. Here’s what one (1) winner will come away with: • Heirs of Read more […]

Song Premiere: Thirteen Bled Promises “Hell Froze”

It’s the end of the workweek for many once again, and what better way to release some stress than with some frenetic death metal!  We are happy to be bringing you the premiere of “Hell Froze” from Thirteen Read more […]

Song Premiere: Monument of Misanthropy’s “A Man with a Special Qualification”

Up for a good bludgeoning?  We are premiering a battering ram of a track from the upcoming Monument of Misanthropy album, Unterweger, called “A Man with a Special Qualification,” and it’s surely qualified Read more […]

August 2021 Album of the Month – The Night Flight Orchestra’s Aeromantic II

This one probably comes as no surprise to any avid DR reader, as any new Night Flight release seems to hit in everyone’s sweet spot even if it doesn’t resemble metal in the least.  There’s something to Read more […]

July 2021 Album of the Month – Helloween’s Helloween

On the heels of a very successful global reunion tour, the one and only Helloween has brought forth what many had been hoping for since the touring began – a brand-new effort that features 3 vocalists Read more […]

June 2021 Album of the Month – Fear Factory’s Aggression Continuum

An album that has been stuck, itching to come out for several years now – at times questionable if it could be released, Fear Factory finally make their return with Aggression Continuum. A release that Read more […]

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