This Toilet Tuesday (8/19/2014)


This Toilet Tuesday (8/19/2014)

Picture this. You and your best buds are walking down some busy arterial in the central business district of your bustling college town. You’re on the hunt for something tasty because all you had today was a $1.25 Totino’s pizza shortly after you woke up at 1:00 pm. You’ve been stinging a bit today because your bros have been picking on you lately for being a total nerd who plays D&D online with your heavy metal pals. Suddenly, you realize that you can both defend your honor and kill your hunger in one fell swoop. The bright, Texas-colored logo of Freebirds World Burrito draws you into its comforting embrace like a distant mirage of a hot babe beckoning you towards a peaceful oasis.

You have a battle plan and a rumbling in your belly, so you saunter up to the counter and, beneath your sneer of domination, you command burrito man to concoct you a Super Monster on a cayenne tortilla with all the fillings. All of them. Your bros look on in astonishment, mouths agape at this sudden display of pack leadership. When you finally receive your tinfoil-wrapped prize, you shred through the puny protective layer and ravenously devour the entire multi-pound meal. Like mighty Heracles after slaying the Nemean lion, you march home to your apartment amidst the glory and adulation of all the surrounding coeds. But that night, in the midst of a heated session of Magic The Gathering, your stomach suddenly flexes, and you are only left with one immediate option. You rush to the bathroom and firmly plant yourself upon the porcelain throne. And you sit there for hours, expelling the spoils of your mighty victory. When you finally look in the bowl, you are overwhelmed with a sense of pride for the momentous effort you just put forth. Behold, the unending mountain of new emissions. Welcome to This Toilet Tuesday.

Acrania – Totalitarian Dystopia (Unique Leader) [Slam/Deathcore]
Listen to “Festering With Dishonesty”

Let’s be real: Acrania bring the heavy. The mosh. The curb-stompingly heavy music that Call The Slambulance loves so much. It’s a well-written album full of br00tal breakdowns and an absolutely stellar vocal display by Luke Griffin. I also can appreciate their politically-tinged lyrics, which act as a nice change-up from the normal “I just read an entire medical dictionary” feel I leave with after I finish an album like this. (Flushgod Apocalypse)


Enceladus – Journey to Enlightenment (Independent) [Power Metal]

If you’re like most modern metalheads (and I know you are), you probably don’t listen to enough power metal.  Fortunately for you, Enceladus are here to fill that unicorn-shaped void in your life.  In terms of song structure, Enceladus don’t do anything groundbreaking, but god damn can they riff.  Though this is their debut album, they can easily stand with the best of the genre in terms of technicality and songwriting.  “Pave the Future” and “Darkened Aura” are standout shreddy tracks, and I’m pretty sure I can hear some Galneryus influence on “Seven Year Solstice” and “Ethereality.”  It’s an all-around good album and a strong debut. (Spear)


He Is Legend – Heavy Fruit (Tragic Hero) [Hard Rock]

Heavy Fruit is one of my favorite releases of the year so far. It’s hook-laden, fun, heavy, chill, fast, slow, and everything that one could expect from Wilmington, NC’s He Is Legend. They’ve spent years honing their sound, and they are definitely a notch above their modern rock peers. They tend to strike a chord with metal listeners as well, which is why I chose to feature it. (Flushgod Apocalypse)


Infestum – Monuments of Exalted (physical release – Lacerated Enemy) 8/18/14 [Blackened Death Metal/Electronic]

Infestum are kind of an odd duck; it’s not unusual for black metal in its infinite variations to feature synths, but Infestum goes beyond the typical synthetic string and choir arrangements by incorporating some pseudo-industrial elements.  Electronic beats and synth sounds permeate the record, but it’s rarely overbearing.  Were these elements to be stripped away, you’d still end up with a great blackened death record.  The riffs are downright nasty; the vocalist is powerful; and holy shit, you can actually hear the bass.  The electronic bits might be a turnoff for some, but seriously, give “Ordo Infestum” a listen and tell me you weren’t banging your head.  Between this and Primordium (listen below), Lacerated Enemy are killing it this week. (Spear)

Accept – Blind Rage (Nuclear Blast) [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Stampede”

Ace Frehley – Space Invader (eOne) [Hard Rock]
Listen to “Space Invader”

Aeons – Harbour The Existence (Independent) 8/17/14 [Flushcore]

American – Coping With Loss (Sentient Ruin) [Black Metal/Noise]
Listen to “Retinere”

Bad Case of Big Mouth – Straight Up Bad Luck (Eulogy) [Easycore]
Listen to “Elmer and the Man That Feeds Him” 

Big Engine – Shot like a Rocket (Pavement) [Hard Rock]

Black Trip – Goin’ Under (Prosthetic) [Heavy Metal] 

Black Crown Initiate – The Great Mistake Digital (eOne) [Death Metal]
Listen to “The Great Mistake”

Buckethead – Pike 71 – Celery (Bucketheadland) [Buckethead]

Cardinals Folly – Our Cult Continues! (Shadow Kingdom) [Doom]
Listen to “The Lover’s Crypt” 

Carrier – Lowlife (Eulogy) [Flushcore] 

Cenotaph – Riding Our Black Ocean Re-Issue (Chaos) [Melodic Death Metal]

Children of Technology – Future Decay (Hell’s Headbangers) [Metal/Punk]
Listen to “Fear the Mohawk Reaper”

Circle II Circle – Live at Wacken (earMusic) 8/22/14 [Heavy Metal] 

Colisem – Coliseum Deluxe Re-Issue (Deathwish) [Post-Hardcore]

Colombian Necktie – Twilight Upon Us (Independent) [Hardcore]
Listen to “Guiding Light” 

Cross Examination – The Dawn of the Dude EP (Organized Crime) [Crossover Thrash]

Crucifyre – Black Magic Fire (Pulverised) 8/18/14 [Black Metal]
Listen to “Black Magic Fire” 

Darkness Divided – Written in Blood (Victory) [Flushcore] 

Deadlock – The Re-Arrival (Lifeforce) [Melodic Metal] 

Detention – Marginal (Depressive Illusions) 8/17/14 [Dark Melodic Metal]

Devolving Messiah – Forsaken (Independent) 8/23/14 [Blackened Death Metal]
Listen to “Black Death”  

Dictated – The Deceived (Metal Blade) [Brutal Death Metal]
Listen to “No Mercy For Cowards” 

Diskord – Oscillations EP (Hellthrasher) [Death Metal]

DragonForce – Maximum Overload (Metal Blade) [Doodley Doo Ding Dong Doodley Doodley Doo]
Listen to “The Game” 

Dusk Meridian – Dusk Meridian (Independent) 8/22/14 [Symphonic Metal]

Edge of Haze – Illumine (Independent) 8/21/14 [Progressive Metal]

Egypt Central – Murder in the French Quarter (Fat Lady) [lolbuttz]
Listen to “White Rabbit” 

Elendira – Promise… (Black-Listed) 8/22/14 [Melodic/Pop Metal]

Empire Auriga – Ascending the Solar Throne (Moribund) [Atmospheric Black Metal]

Eosphorus – Winds of Apep (Wormhole Death) [Black Metal]

Extinction A.D. – Plague Prophecy (Good Fight Music) [Thrash]
Listen to “Mummified”  

Ghast – Dread Doom Ruin (Todestrieb) [Black Doom]
Listen to “Scorn and Death” 

Grausig – God’s Replicated (Independent) [Death Metal] 

Grinder Blues – Grinder Blues (Megaforce) [Hard Rock]
Watch the making of Grinder Blues 

Halcyon Way – Conquer (Nightmare/Massacre) [Progressive Metal]
Listen to “Web of Lies”  

Hemina – Nebulae (Bird’s Robe) [Progressive Metal]
Stream (Seriously, do it)

Johnny Touch – Inner City Wolves (Shadow Kingdom)
Listen to “Dishonourable Discharge”  

Joy – Under the Spell of Joy (Tee Pee) [Psychedelic] 

Karma to Burn – Arch Stanton (Deepdive) [Instrumetal/Desert Rock] 

King 810 – Memoirs of a Murderer (Roadrunner) [Crap Axl Likes] 

Lasher Zombie – King of Kinds (Torn Flesh) 8/18/14 [Crust/Death Metal]

Lou Siffer & The Howling Demons – At Your Service (Mighty) 8/18/14 [Heavy Metal]
Listen to “Coughin’ in my Coffin”

Machinae Supremacy – Phantom Shadow (Spinefarm) 8/22/14 [SID Metal]

 Mary’s Blood – Countdown to Evolution (Nippon Columbia) 8/20/14 [Melodic Metal]
Listen to “Marionette” 

Mater Thallium – Abandoned by the Sun (Autumnsongs) 8/18/14 [Progressive Doom]
Listen to “Exiled Witness”  

Midnight – No Mercy for Mayhem (Hell’s Headbangers) [Black Metal]

Nocturnal Poisoning – Doomgrass (The End) [Folk]

Nucleus Torn – Street Lights Fail (NA release – Prophecy) [Avant-garde/Folk]

Of Divinity – Lifeless (Independent) 8/18/14 [Flushcore]

Overdrive – The Final Nightmare (Pure Steel) 8/22/14 [NWOBHM]
Listen to “Taken Young” 

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore) [Doom]
Sorry folks, the stream is down 🙁 

Passion for Sorrow – Rotting Immortality (The Orchard) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Rotting Immortality”

Pillbuster – Brothel (Stonerkill) [Stoner Rock] 

Planetary Cataclysm – The Great Deception (Independent) 8/17/14 [Flushcore]

Powerlord – The Awakening Re-Release (Shadow Kingdom) [Thrash] 

Principality of Hell – Fire & Brimstone (W.T.C. Productions) 8/18/14 [Black Thrash]
Listen to “Codex Inferno” 

Project Terror – Conquistador (Pure Steel) 8/22/14 [Power Metal]
Listen to “Conquistador”  

The Proselyte – Our Vessel’s In Need (Teenage Disco Bloodbath) [Sludge]

Provocator – Antikristus (Moribund) [Black Metal]
Listen to “Unholy Rape of the Holy Whore” 

Punch – They Don’t Have to Believe (Deathwish) [Hardcore/Powerviolence]
Listen to “Worth More Than Your Opinion” 

Sacrocurse – Unholier Master (CD release – Iron Bonehead) [Black Metal]

Six String Slaughter – Born Unspoiled (HPGD) [Death Metal]
Listen to “Careless”  

Sleeping Giant – Finished People (Century Media) [Something Bojangles would like]
Listen to “Overthrow” 

Sloth Herder/Horde of the Eclipse – Split (Unholy Anarchy) [Grind] 

Soreption – Deterioration of Minds Re-Issue (Unique Leader) [Tech Death]
Stream the full album 

Swine Overlord – Parables of Umbral Transcendence (Gore House) [Slam]

Take Over and Destroy – Vacant Face (Comfort Point) [Blackened Death/Doom]
Listen to “Vacant Face” 

Thy Rites – Invoker of the Venomous Unlight (Independent) 8/20/14 [Black Metal]
Listen to “Altar of Satanic Sacrifice” 

The Trollenberg Terror – We’ll Be Out of Prison by Midnight (Independent) 8/22/14 [Grindcore]

Those Who Bring the Torture – Piling Up (Selfmadegod) [Deathgrind]

Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence (Metal Blade) [Instrumetal Fusion]
Listen to “Stab Wounds”


Did we forget a new release? Is there a way we could improve this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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