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 […]

Video Premiere: Nightrage’s “The Damned”

Few can claim to be as consistent in the pure melodic death metal range as Nightrage has been in recent years. Which is why we at Dead Rhetoric are utterly stoked to be premiering the video for “The Damned,” Read more […]

10:13 – Result of an Iron Age CD Giveaway!

Dead Rhetoric and Clawhammer PR are stoked to be giving away a copy of 10:13’s Result of an Iron Age CD to one (1) lucky winner. The one-man project of Neil Carter, 10:13 is an instrumental black metal Read more […]

Mourning Sign – Contra Mundum CD Giveaway

Orchestrated Misery Recordings has teamed up with Dead Rhetoric to give away copies of Mourning Sign’s new Contra Mundum CD to three (3) lucky winners.Formed in 1992, Mourning Sign is a progressive death Read more […]

November 2018 Album of the Month – Icarus Witch’s Goodbye Cruel World

Prolonged absences in the music realm often can prove to be the right shift necessary to rejuvenate that creative spark. Six years removed from their last album, Pittsburgh, PA’s Icarus Witch dig deep Read more […]

Album Premiere: Zealotry’s At the Nexus of All Stillborn Worlds

Anyone in the mood for some complex, angular death metal of the highest order should be pleased to see that we have partnered up with Unspeakable Axe Records to premiere Zealotry’s newest effort one week Read more […]

Cruz Del Sur Music 4-CD Giveaway!

Dead Rhetoric and Cruz Del Sur Music are teaming up to give away four of the label’s recent releases. Since its 2003 inception, Cruz Del Sur has consistently delivered some of the best metal the underground Read more […]

October 2018 Album of the Month – Bloodbath’s The Arrow of Satan is Drawn

There’s something to be said for having a bit of fun with your heavy metal. The entire attitude of Bloodbath, from its humble beginnings, was that of the esteemed members getting a chance to cut loose Read more […]

Album Stream: Malphas’ The 39th Spirit

We at DR are happy to be hosting a stream for melodic black metal act Malphas’ full-length debut, The 39th Spirit. An adventurous journey of symphonic black metal, the band hits just the right spots between Read more […]

Album Stream: Realm of Wolves’ Oblivion

We at DR have sung the praises of Realm of Wolves for their Shores of Nothingness EP earlier this year, and the band has already returned with their first full-length album, Oblivion. So naturally we Read more […]

September 2018 Album of the Month – Voivod’s The Wake

Normally veteran bands like Voivod peak creatively by albums three-five. In the case of The Wake, it’s as if time has stood still as these avant-garde progressive thrashers use their own musical language Read more […]

August 2018 Album of the Month – Omnium Gatherum’s The Burning Cold

A perennial favorite among the Dead Rhetoric staff (and for good reason), it’s always exciting to see that Finland’s Omnium Gatherum are putting together a new album. As they continue to now soar higher Read more […]

July 2018 Album of the Month – Powerwolf’s The Sacrament of Sin

In a relatively scant 15 years, German act Powerwolf have taken the power metal world by storm. Be it through darker imagery that may be more King Diamond meets black metal than your average crew – they Read more […]

June 2018 Album of the Month – The Night Flight Orchestra’s Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough

At Dead Rhetoric, we don’t exactly give out perfect scores every day. It takes a certain type of album to really make the cut, hence only a few 10/10’s are doled out each year. The Night Flight Orchestra Read more […]

Lyric Video Premiere: Lycanthro’s “Plague the Land/King of Decay”

Hungry for some epic metal to get you through the midpoint of your week? We’ve partnered with Ottawa’s Lycanthro to host their latest lyric video for that of “Plague the Land/King of Decay,” which is Read more […]

Song Premiere: Mos Generator’s “Sword of the Sea” from The Planet of Doom

Starting off the week on a strong note, we at DR are happy to be hosting the premiere of Mos Generator’s track “Sword of the Sea,” which appears on the now released album, First Contact: Music From The Read more […]

May 2018 Album of the Month – Amorphis’ Queen of Time

Ever a band capable of changing and evolving their sound, Amorphis has made many shifts within their lengthy career. While it does seem that the band has finally settled in, with a streak of consistency Read more […]

Song Premiere: Down Among the Dead Men’s “Axis of Insanity”

Is there ever a time when metal fans don’t crave a little bit of fresh death metal to absorb? We at DR are happy to oblige, and have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity Records to bring forth a track Read more […]

Album Stream: Soliloquium’s Contemplations

Proof that even the warming temperatures here in the Northeast can’t shake the grip of some cold, downtrodden doom, we at DR bring you an early stream of Soliloquium’s upcoming album, Contemplations. Read more […]

April 2018 Album of the Month – Kobra and the Lotus’ Prevail II

The second half of the Prevail releases from Kobra and the Lotus show them finishing strong. The thoroughly engrossing effort is the pinnacle of what Kobra has provided thus far, with the blend of metal Read more […]