This Toilet Tuesday (10/4/22)


Spooky season is officially upon us, and as always, there are a ton of metal releases to help ring it in. I’ve gathered as much as I can find here today, but there may be more lurking about; check out that list, but let us know if there’s anything we missed as well.

Steel Arctus – Master of War (Independent) [Heavy/Power Metal]

If your band is ascribing the “epic” descriptor to itself, you had best be ready to turn every aspect of it up to 11. One look at that cover and you’ll know Steel Arctus have done just that: you’ve got a big warrior dude emerging from a mystical gate, a rad demon skull, devils flying around in a blizzard, the whole nine yards. The single preview track available at time of writing befits this ostentatious cover, taking on an arena rock cadence but going infinitely more over the top than anything that could be reasonably described as actual arena rock. The guitars are ever flashy from the leads to the riffs, and the vocals are nuts; “soaring” does not begin to do justice to how high this guy pushes his voice. Keep an eye on this if you’re looking for some power metal with some extra flair. 10/7/22 (Spear)

Acédia – Fracture (LADLO) [Black Metal]

Ancient Enemy – The Plague Ship (Independent) [Melodeath]

Armed for Apocalypse – Ritual Violence (Candlelight Records) [Sludge]

Asgrauw – Façade (Death Prayer Records) [Black Metal]

Blind Illusion – Wrath of the Gods (Independent) [Thrash]

Blodhemn – Sverger hemn (Dark Essence Records) [Black Metal]

Borealis – Illusions (AFM Records) [Power Metal]

Cerberus – My Prophecy Will Come (Schwarzdorn Production) [lolbuttz]

Charons Claw – Streets of Calimport (MetalFighters) [Thrash/Heavy Metal]

Chest Rockwell – Mentis Oculi (Snow Wolf Records) [Prog Metal]

Cloud Rat – Threshold (Artoffact Records) [Grindcore]

Coffin Torture – Blennoid (Sludgelord Records) [Sludge/Doom]

Crîssäegrîm – Ethêrea (Independent) [Black Metal]

Curetaje – Alouqua Lilith (Independent) [Grindcore]

Darkmage – Tales from Solitude (Independent) [Melodic Black Metal]

Darkreverie – Paura (Careless Records) [Black Metal]

Deadline – Dust, Bones and Oblivion (Independent) [Metalcore]

De Profundis – The Corruption of Virtue (Transcending Obscurity) [Death Metal]

Diabology – Father of Serpents (Independent) [Death Metal]

Ensanguinate – Eldritch Anatomy (Emanzipation Productions) [Death Metal]

Even Flow – Mediterraneo (Independent) [Prog Metal]

Eyedrum – Bending The Light (Independent) [Instrumental Groove Metal]

Faceless Burial – At the Foothills of Deliration (Dark Descent) [Death Metal]

From the Vastland – Taurvi (Crawling Chaos) [Black Metal]

Fumata – Días aciagos (Independent) [Sludge/Doom]

Gaiseric – Strugglers of Nightmare (Independent) [Black Metal]

Gohrgone – Fulgur Imperii (Independent) [Death Metal]

Goatwhore – Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven (Metal Blade) [Blackened Death Metal]

Heavy Metal Perse – Jumalia paossa (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Hostage of Fate – Blessed Light Blue (Independent) [Prog Death?]

In Pain – The Thing from the Grave (South Coast Productions) [Death Metal]

Insect Inside – Into Impending Apotheosis (Gore House Productions) [Brutal Death Metal]

Korrosive – Toxic Apokalypse (CDN Records) [Thrash]

Lady Luna and the Devil – Vampiric Visions Vol. I: Living Blood (The Swamp Records) [Doom]

Lamb of God – Omens (Epic Records) [Groove Metal]

Languish – Feeding the Flames of Annihilation (Prosthetic Records) [Deathgrind]

Mastic Scum – Icon (MDD Records) [Deathcore]

Memories of a Lost Soul – Redefining Nothingness (My Kingdom Music) [Melodeath]

Merciless Law – The Undying Fire (Independent) [Heavy Metal]

Midnight Rider – Beyond the Blood Red Horizon (Massacre Records) [Rock/Heavy Metal]

Monovoth – Monovoth (Trepanation Recordings) [Funeral Doom]

My Funeral – Funeral Manifesto (Inverse Records) [Death Metal]

Odium Humani Generis – Zarzewie (Folter Records) [Black Metal]

Parius – The Signal Heard Throughout Space (Willowtip) [Prog Metal]

Pit Viper – Voidweaver (Independent) [Instrumental Prog/Tech]

Prigione Eterna – Watch Thee Perish (Independent) [Punky Post-Rock/Metal]

Queensrÿche – Digital Noise Alliance (Century Media) [Heavy Metal]

Resin Tomb – Unconsecrated // Ascendancy (Total Dissonance Worship/Brilliant Emperor) [Sludgy Death Metal]

Ritual Dictates – No Great Loss (Artoffact Records) [Goth/Prog]

Sand into Glass – Waves of Fire (Independent) [Instrumental Doom]

Shades of Deep Water/C – Stonetomb (split- Independent) [Funeral Doom/Sadboi Ambient]

Siren – A Mercenary’s Fate (FHM Records) [Heavy Metal]

Sleeping Romance – We All Are Shadows (NoCut Entertainment) [Symphonic Metal]

Sparrows – Sparrows (Independent) [Black Metal]

Stones of Babylon – Ishtar Gate (Independent) [Instrumental Doom]

Sumac/Keiji Haino – Into This Juvenile Apocalypse Our Golden Blood to Pour Let Us Never (collab- Thrill Jockey Records) [Noise]

Teramaze – Flight of the Wounded (Independent) [Power Prog]

Thundering Hooves – Radiance (Independent) [Black Metal]

Upon Your Grave – Gold & Decay (Independent) [Melodeath]

Woods of Wonders – Lost (Independent) [Power Metal]

Wowod/Somn – split (Church Road Records) [Post/Black Metal]

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