Weekly Release Dump

Saturday, 22 December

Déhà – Blackness in May [EP] (atmospheric doom metal)

Brussels, Belgium
On Musical Excrements

A Morbid Masquerade – A Morbid Masquerade [EP] (technical death metal)

New York, New York

Svadara – Орнамент (Ornament) (progressive metal, folk)

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Sunday, 23

Jazz Robots – Jazz Robots Write Down Their Dreams (jazz fusion, progressive jazz)

Chicago, Illinois

Panzerpappa – A Trip to France (progressive rock)

Oslo, Norway

Se’nam Palmer & Killick Hinds – I’m: Bezel (experimental rock, free jazz)


Monday, 24

Beaten to Death – Agronomicon [EP] (grindcore)

Oslo, Norway
On Mas-Kina Recordings

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マクロスMacross 82-99 – Nakatomi Tower (A Xmas Album) [EP] (future funk, vaporwave)


Ontogeny – Antisocial Media (technical death metal, deathcore)

San Francisco, California

Tuesday, 25

Bill Wurtz – “I Did a Bad Thing” [Single] (progressive jazz, pop)

New York, New York

Gazelle Twin – Dirge MMXVIII (experimental electro)


Heavy Blog Is Heavy – Heavy Comp Is Heavy: Volume Six [Compilation] (various)


Omega Point – Omega Point 1 (blackened death metal)

London, UK
On Blackened Death

Svrm – Згарище (Zharyšče) [EP] (atmospheric black metal)

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Wednesday, 26

Eternity’s End – Unyielding (progressive power metal)


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Guðveiki – Vængför (experimental black metal)

Reykjavík, Iceland
On Fallen Empire Records

Serpent Column – Invicta (progressive black metal)

United States
On Fallen Empire Records

Thursday, 27

Joakim Lartey – Ghanatella! (world fusion)

New York

Kaguu – Red Sun Sessions (math rock, progressive rock)

Monterrey, Mexico

Friday, 28

Subnuba – Distant Pixels (progressive death metal, technical death metal)

Toledo, Ohio

Veilburner – A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy (experimental black metal, death metal)

On Transcending Obscurity Records

Wristmeetrazor – Misery Never Forgets [EP] (mathcore, skramz)

United States
On Prosthetic Records

Released in December

Dali Mráz – Level 25 (jazz fusion, progressive rock)


Soulmass – The Weakness of Virtue (death metal, doom metal)


Upcoming Releases

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Bruno Sanfilippo – Pianette (modern classical)

Barcelona, Spain

Forests – Spending Eternity in a Japanese Convenience Store (math rock)


MoE – Oslo Janus (IV) (noise rock)

Oslo, Norway
On Conrad Sound

Sunjae Lee – Entropy (experimental jazz)

Seoul, South Korea

William Covert – Music for Synthesizer and Drums (experimental electro, free jazz)

Castlegar, British Columbia
On Coup sur Coup Records

Yvette Young – Piano (math rock, indie rock)

San Jose, California

Friday, 4

Moulin Banal – Le rythme du maréchal ferrant (black metal, folk metal)

Montréal, Québec
On Corde Raide Productions

Quantum Trio – Quality Studio Live (jazz fusion, progressive jazz)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Shrezzers – Relationships (progressive metal, nu prog)

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Sunday, 6

Lantern – Lost Paragraphs [EP] (blackened death metal)

On Dark Descent Records

Monday, 7

Sungazer – Volume Ⅱ (progressive jazz)

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday, 8

Twin Talk – Weaver (jazz fusion)

Chicago, Illinois
On People

Thursday, 10

Orchid – Miasma [EP] (mathcore)

Bengaluru, India

Friday, 11

Jinjer – Micro [EP] (progressive metalcore)

On Napalm Records

Oroboro – Dyad (art rock)

Hadley, Massachusetts

Ouzo Bazooka – Transporter (alternative rock)

Tel Aviv, Israel

Plasticbag Facemask – Whited Sepulcher (progressive deathcore)

Fresno, California

Saturday, 12

Chord – Chord Ⅱ (experimental metal, noise)

New York, New York
On Punos Music

Tuesday, 15

Barshasketh – Barshasketh (black metal)

Edinburgh, UK
On W.T.C. Productions

Gleb Kanasevich – Asleep (blackened noise, dark ambient)

Bronx, New York

Ill Considered – Ill Considered 5 (spiritual jazz)

London, UK

Ill Considered – Ill Considered 6 (spiritual jazz)

London, UK

Friday, 18

Endolith – Chicxulub: The Fossil Record (symphonic progressive death metal)

Tromsø, Norway
On Rob Mules Records

Gorgon – Elegy (blackened death metal)

Paris, France
On Dusktone

Hama – Houmeissa (world fusion, synthwave)

Niamey, Niger
On Sahel Sounds

Mark Lockheart – Days on Earth (jazz fusion)

London, UK
On Edition Records

Xavi Reija, Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, and Dusan Jevtovic – The Sound of the Earth (progressive rock, stoner rock)

Barcelona, Spain
On MoonJune Records

Monday, 21

Dentype – Why So (mathcore)

Montréal, Québec

Vessel of Iniquity – Void of Infinite Horror (experimental black metal)

On Xenoglossy Productions

Wednesday, 23

Mendel – The Blood, the Sin and the Djinn [EP] (progressive metal)


Friday, 25

Altarage – The Approaching Roar (avant-garde death metal)

On Season of Mist

Jasper Blom – Polyphony [2-disc] (modern jazz, jazz fusion)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
On Whirlwind Recordings

Lost Crowns – Every Night Something Happens (progressive rock)

London, UK
On Bad Elephant Music

Mono – Nowhere Now Here (post-rock)

Tokyo, Japan
On Temporary Residence Ltd.

The Neal Morse Band – The Great Adventure [2-disc] (progressive rock)

Nashville, Tennessee
On Metal Blade Records

Paal Nilssen-Love – New Brazilian Funk (free jazz, funk)

Oslo, Norway
On PNL Records

Paal Nilssen-Love – New Japanese Noise (free jazz, noise)

Oslo, Norway
On PNL Records

Slow – IV: Mythologiæ [Rerelease] (doom metal, post-metal)

On Code666

Sofy Major – Total Dump (noise rock, sludge)

On Corpse Flower Records

Saturday, 26

Light Dweller – Incandescent Crucifix (atmospheric black metal)

Tempe, Arizona

Sunday, 27

Long Hallways – Close Your Eyes to Travel (post-rock)

Portland, Oregon

Monday, 28

Dead Kiwis – Systematic Home Run [EP] (mathcore)

Lyon, France

Wednesday, 30 January

Ühtceare – El genocidio primordial llevará el nombre infinito de la empatía (atmospheric black metal)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
On Death Kvlt Productions

Friday, 1 February 2018

Astronoid – Astronoid (progressive metal)

Boston, Massachusetts
On Blood Music

The Emerald Dawn – Nocturne (progressive rock)

St. Ives, UK
On World’s End Records

Fearless Trio – Unusual Solutions (jazz fusion, experimental jazz)

Cologne, Germany
On Galileo Music

James Brandon Lewis – An Unruly Manifesto (avant-garde jazz)

New York, New York
On Relative Pitch Records

Pensées Nocturnes – Grand Guignol Orchestra (avant-garde black metal)

Paris, France

Living Impressions – The Big Dipper (progressive metal, jazz fusion)

Leiria, Portugal

Soen – Lotus (progressive post-metal)

On Silver Lining Music

Friday, 8

Anton Eger – Æ (experimental jazz)

Copenhagen, Denmark
On Edition Records

Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude (atmospheric black metal)

On Metal Blade Records

Labirinto – Divino afflante spiritu (progressive post-metal)

On Pelagic Records

A Novelist – Folie (progressive death metal)


Seer – Vol. 6 (blackened doom metal)

Vancouver, British Columbia
On Artoffact Records

Wednesday, 15

Backstabber – Conspiracy Theorist (death metal)

Rouyn Noranda, Québec

Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous (progressive rock, art pop)

Barcelona, Spain

Kaleikr – Heart of Lead (progressive black metal)

Reykjavík, Iceland
On Debemur Morti Productions

Y I Y – Dkvdnt (atmospheric black metal)

Berlin, Germany

Friday, 22

Ænimus – Dreamcatcher (technical deathcore)

San Francisco, California
On Nuclear Blast Records

Cân Bardd – The Last Rain (atmospheric black metal)

On Northern Silence Productions

Dream Theater – Distance over Time (progressive metal)

New York, New York
On Insideout Records

Ghost Iris – Apple of Discord (progressive metalcore, djent)

On Long Branch Records

Minors – Abject Bodies (hardcore, powerviolence)

Windsor, Ontario
On Holy Roar Records

Nyos – Now. (math rock, post-rock)

Jyväskylä, Finland

Sunwatchers – Illegal Moves (experimental jazz, jazz fusion)

New York
On Trouble in Mind Records

Released in February

Larsen – Tiles (experimental rock)

Torino, Italy
On Hypershape Records

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Friday, 1 March

Steph Richards – Take the Neon Lights (experimental jazz)

New York
On Birdwatcher Records

Friday, 15 March

Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies (progressive death metal)

Rochester, New York
On Willowtip Records

Scheduled for 2019

Good Nightowl – Truthmaster (progressive metal)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gralaghorr – The Divine Spectacle of Rebirth [EP] (atmospheric black metal)

Somerville, Massachusetts

Ihlo – Union (progressive metal)


On December 29 2018, this entry was posted.