As the dogs days of summer continue to march on, there are a bunch of new, independent heavy metal releases arriving from Peace Of Mind, Worst, Eisberg, I Am Revenge, World Demise, Never Back Down and Relations. First up, arriving August 24th, is the third release from German hardcore metal band, Never Back Down. Their new release titled "Black & White" features 10-tracks that combine hard rock melodies with growling vocals and chugging guitars, as displayed in the title song "Black & White" and in "March." Never Back Down's new album is one big sonic blast of aggression as they keep up the intensity with songs like "Unknown Graves" and "Unlearned." To find out more about Never Back Down, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/neverbackdowngermany.
A week later on August 31st, we get the full-length debut album from fellow German metal band Relations. Their album, "From Birth To Death" follows this new nine-song release that leads up to that final resting place as the songs take on a progressive metal feel with the chord changes of "Resistance." The rhythm hits hard on the doom metal appeal of "Dirty Sanchez - Redux" and you can feel the screams of "Hangman (Hanging By A Thread)," before reaching the epic closing number "To Death." To find out more about Relations, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/relationshc.
On September 7th, we get the full-length debut album from the hardcore metal band Peace Of Mind. Their new album titled "Penance" is 30-minutes of aggressive, in-your-face music that is not for the faint at heart. The songs are short and concise and hit their mark as with "Lone Wolf" and "War Never Changes." Each song follows the same musical formula, while the intensity, speed and screams will get your adrenaline pumping, as in "Betrayal" and "Until The Gavel Falls." To find out more about Peace Of Mind, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/peaceofmindhardcore.
International heavy metal band Eisberg is releasing their first 12" vinyl album titled "Few Will Remain." It features 7-songs that clock in just under 20 minutes as the music is fueled by energy and emotion, as in the opening track "Enough Is Enough." Eisberg speed things up with the intense, thrash metal feel of "Forced To Despise" and "Never Change," showcasing their youthful energy. To find out more about Eisberg, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/eisbergHC.
Also arriving on September 7th is the return of German hardcore metal band I Am Revenge. Their new 11-song release titled "Violencer" continues the band's onslaught with hard-hitting metal anthems, beginning with the title song. The songs are short, concise and attack your ears with reckless abandonment, as in the swift pace of "Disgust" and the heavy pounding of "Truth Or War." The band invite Jay Harm (Shelter) to lend a hand on the aggressive attack of "Tough Ain't Enough" to close out the album. To find out more about I Am Revenge, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/iamrevengehc.
September also features the arrival of the new EP from World Demise. Their short, seven-song album was recorded earlier this year and contains a set of high-energy, head-banging metal anthems like "Final Damage." The screams of "The Forgotten Ones" and the sonic blast of "Dead & Gone," showcase that this band does not mess around and ready to make a name for themselves in the hardcore metal world. To find out more about World Demise, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/worlddemisenj.
Finally we arrive at the latest release from Brazilian hardcore metal band, Worst. Their new album titled "Deserto" features 9-tracks that continues the band's legacy as one of the top independent, international heavy metal bands. The band screams the lyrics to their songs in English and in their native Portuguese language, as with "Ate o Fim" and "Noite." The songs center around dealing with inner demons as in "Draining Me" and "Lost," while the album closer, "Deserto" showcases the band musicianship on this instrumental piece. To find out more about Worst, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/worst.hcsp.