April 2020 Album of the Month: Katatonia’s City Burials

A really close one this month between Katatonia and Ulcerate, the gloomy squad from Sweden just edged ahead in our monthly voting. City Burials is the first release from Katatonia since 2016 – and a point Read more […]

Video Premiere: Angel Grinder’s “731”

It’s Friday once more, and we at Dead Rhetoric are pleased to debut this video from Massachusetts’ own Angel Grinder. “731” is featured on the band’s upcoming full-length entitled Confessions of the Damned. Read more […]

March Album of the Month: My Dying Bride’s The Ghost of Orion

One of the biggest names when it comes to doom metal, My Dying Bride may have had some ups and downs through the years, but when they are firing on all cylinders there are few that can compare to them Read more […]

Album Stream: Cemetery Filth’s Dominion

We at DR are pleased to end your week with a ripping piece of old school death metal to get your blood flowing with a stream of Cemetery Filth’s Dominion. Set to be released on April 13 via Unspeakable Read more […]

February 2020 Album of the Month: The Night Flight Orchestra’s Aeromantic

If there’s one band out there right now that can manage to capture the rock sounds of yesterday and make them into something that feels exhilarating and fresh, it’s The Night Flight Orchestra. They’ve Read more […]

Brain Stem ‘Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2’ Giveaway

We are giving away copies of Brain Stem’s Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage 2 EP to three (3) lucky winners! The EP is the second chapter of a journey begun with 2018’s Symptoms of Annihilation – Stage Read more […]

January 2020 Album of the Month: Deathwhite’s Grave Image

Nothing quite like starting off a new year (and winter) with some suitably depressive music. Here in 2020, we have the gloom of the anonymous Deathwhite, who have returned with their sophomore full-length. Read more […]

Rat King ‘Vicious Inhumanity’ CD Giveaway

Dead Rhetoric and Within the Mind Records are giving away copies of Rat King’s new Vicious Inhumanity CD to two (2) lucky winners! Formed in 2014, Seattle’s Rat King has released an EP, 1564 (2014), Read more […]

2019 Album of the Year: Idle Hands’ Mana

We’ve reached the end of yet another year (let alone a decade – more to come on that idea soon) in 2019, so let’s take a look back through some of the strongest that the genre had to give through all of Read more […]

November 2019 Album of the Month – Cattle Decapitation’s Death Atlas

No doubt there were many waiting to see how Cattle Decapitation would follow up the massive success that was The Anthropocene Extinction. Impressively, they have managed to surpass it in terms of bringing Read more […]

October 2019 Album of the Month – Insomnium’s Heart Like a Grave

There are few bands that can pull off sweeping melodies as consistently as Insomnium. It’s been a trademark of theirs from the onset, and even with a plethora of releases under their belt, they still Read more […]

September 2019 Album of the Month – Disillusion’s The Liberation

Good things come to those who wait, right? Disillusion fans have been waiting for more than a decade for new material, and The Liberation itself isn’t the easiest album to wrap your head around initially. Read more […]

Cortége – Capricorn Vinyl, Coozie and Trucker Hat Giveaway

We are now giving away an LP version of Cortége’s Capricorn, along with a coozie and mesh trucker hat. The vinyl LP version of Capricorn features beautiful transparent white vinyl and includes a comic Read more […]

Song Premiere: Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper “At The Gates”

We here at Dead Rhetoric are quite pleased to partner with Dissonance Productions to bring you the premiere of the self-titled opening track from Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper’s newest album At the Gates. Read more […]

Album Stream: Nebula Orionis’ Ashes

To close out the week, we at Dead Rhetoric have another album premiere to get your weekend started. If you are looking for something different, and truly cinematic in scope, for your listening convenience, Read more […]

Album Stream: Daydream Flights’ Whisper

As the autumn chills begin to set in, we at Dead Rhetoric have an album stream that should be a suitable soundtrack for the fall. We have partnered with Casus Belli Musica and Beverina to bring you a Read more […]

August 2019 Album of the Month – The Offering’s Home

Rare is the up and coming act that can successfully bring in some new elements to the heavy metal game. Most are content to simply push the boundaries further – more extreme, more melodic, more technical, Read more […]

July 2019 Album of the Month – Lacrimas Profundere’s Bleeding the Stars

It’s always a welcome sight to behold when a band that has changed over the years decides to return to an older sound, without ignoring everything that they have done in between in the process. In other Read more […]

Gates of Hell Records CD Giveaway!

It is with distinct pleasure we are giving away a handful of Gates of Hell Records’ latest releases on CD to one (1) lucky winner. A sub-label of the mighty Cruz Del Sur Music, Gates of Hell offers a variety Read more […]

June 2019 Album of the Month – Howling Sycamore’s Seven Pathways to Annihilation

Falling well into the realm of a thinking-person’s metal band, Howling Sycamore aren’t the type of band that are going to go the traditional route. From the varied works of the trio of musicians that Read more […]

Video Premiere: F.K.Ü’s “1981”

Take a reminiscent trip back to the 1980s to start off your weekend, with our premiere of F.K.Ü’s “1981,” from their 2017 release of the same name, which was released on Despotz Records. If you happened Read more […]

Song Premiere: Alunah’s “Trapped & Bound”

Doom and stoner fans rejoice, as we at Dead Rhetoric are pleased to partner with Heavy Psych Sounds to premiere the first sneak peak of Alunah’s upcoming album Violet Hour, in the form of “Trapped & Bound.” Read more […]

May 2019 Album of the Month – Varaha’s A Passage for Lost Years

An album more delicate and elegant than destructive and abrasive, Varaha is a somber release that struck a chord with many of us here at Dead Rhetoric. An entirely immersive experience that is more about Read more […]

Song Premiere: Itheist’s “Infernal Insurrection”

Start your week off with some experimental blackened death metal from the UK’s Itheist. We at DR bring you another pre-release single from their self-titled, due out on June 21st. If you enjoy what you Read more […]

Giveaway! Sarcofago ‘Crust’ Reissue On Black Vinyl

Dead Rhetoric and Greyhaze Records are giving away a black vinyl copy of legendary Brazilian death metallers Sarcafago’s Crust EP to one (1) lucky winner. Here’s the scoop: Greyhaze Records, as part Read more […]

April 2019 Album of the Month – Hath’s Of Rot and Ruin

One of those releases that just grabs you and refuses to let go, Hath’s debut full-length is one of the year’s most notable extreme metal releases. Just the right combination of barreling aggression with Read more […]

March 2019 Album of the Month – Cellar Darling’s The Spell

The second time that Cellar Darling has managed to snag album of the month here at Dead Rhetoric, one listen to The Spell and its easy to see why. Upping their game from the eclectic but engaging debut Read more […]

February 2019 Album of the Month: Beast in Black’s From Hell with Love

Sometimes, there’s just something to be said for how enticingly hook-y an album is. Beast in Black’s second album comes with an overload of fun, over-the-top power metal with plenty of ’80s flair without Read more […]

Iron Fire – Beyond the Void CD Giveaway!

Crime Records along with Dead Rhetoric are stoked to be giving away a copy of Iron Fire’s new Beyond the Void CD to one (1) lucky winner. According to the powers-that-be, Beyond the Void is nothing Read more […]

January 2019 Album of the Month: Soilwork’s Verkligheten

2019 has started out with quite a bang, and Soilwork’s latest album Verkligheten justly sat at the top of our collective picks for the month. The band’s blend of melancholy and catchy songwriting sits Read more […]