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 […]

Song Premiere: Aurora Borealis’ “Phlegethon”

We at Dead Rhetoric are pleased to share a new track from the upcoming Aurora Borealis album, Apokalupsis, which releases on May 15 on CD and digital, with a vinyl release on June 15, all through Casus Read more […]

March 2018 Album of the Month – Rivers of Nihil’s Where Owls Know My Name

Not being afraid to go outside of the tested death metal waters and truly push some boundaries, there’s not many albums that can stand toe to toe with Rivers of Nihil’s recently released Where Owls Know Read more […]

Album Stream: Expulser’s The Unholy One

Dead Rhetoric has partnered up with Greyhaze Records to offer a stream of Expulser’s The Unholy One. Originally released over twenty five years ago, it has been unearthed with expanded liner notes, bonus Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]