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 […]

EP Stream: World Below’s Dereliction

It’s Wednesday, and you’ve still got half the week to go. If you need a little anger management to make it through, we have you covered with a pissed-off EP stream of Philadelphia, PA’s World Below. Read more […]

At the Gates – Ongoing Nightmares

A band that has thrived on being experimental throughout their years, despite the massive impact of Slaughter the Soul, At the Gates post-comeback have been really doing their best to avoid redundant waters. Read more […]

Killing Addiction CD Giveaway

Dead Rhetoric and Xtreem Music are giving away copies of Killing Addiction’s new Mind of a New God CD to five (5) lucky winners. Here’s the scoop: Following the death of guitarist and original member Read more […]

Split Stream: Ritualistic and Radamanthys’ Ritualmanthys

In the mood for some technicality, melody, and brutality in more or less equal quantities? Get an early start on your July 4th festivities with our stream of Radamanthys’ and Ritualistic’s upcoming split Read more […]

May 2021 Album of the Month – Sumo Cyco’s Initiation

Just squeezing through tough competition with Alluvial and Frozen Crown, Canadian act Sumo Cyco snag album of the month for their energetic and fun Initiation. An album that twists and turns, sticks in Read more […]

April 2021 Album of the Month – Cannibal Corpse’s Violence Unimagined

This far into their career, it would be easy (and even understandable) for death metal champs Cannibal Corpse just to continue rehashing the formula an churning out more material for touring. Instead, Read more […]

Yellowtooth – The Burning Illusion CD Giveaway!

We are stoked to be giving away copies (and a sticker) of Yellowtooth’s new The Burning Illusion CD to five (5) lucky winners! Working with Year of Desolation/Prime Specimen guitarist/studio engineer Read more […]

Song Premiere: Millstone’s “Everything is as it Should Be”

We at DR are happy to showcase the ripping third single from Siberian metal act Millstone in the form of “Everything is as it Should Be.” The song comes from their upcoming release, Isle, which is being Read more […]

Cruz Del Sur Music CD Giveaway!

Dead Rhetoric, along with Cruz Del Sur Music, are giving away a copy of the label’s (and sub-label Gates of Hell Records) latest releases to one (1) lucky winner. Up for grabs is: Adamantis – Far Flung Read more […]

Video Premiere: Adarrak’s “Through the Fabric of Time”

It’s that time again at DR, that time of course, being a fresh video to roll out. We are showcasing a new video from Singapore death metal act Adarrak for the song “Through the Fabric of Time,” which Read more […]

March 2021 Album of the Month: Orden Ogan’s Final Days

Continuing to reach higher and higher with each album, Orden Ogan have really nailed it with their latest in Final Days. Massive hooks to sink into, addictive melodies and harmonies, and some straight Read more […]