MB on Spotify - July summary
Greetings fellow metalheads!
First of all - apologies for not providing you with June summary, but July was pretty busy for me and I just hope your July was full of holidaying and staying away from the screen as in my case, so that you didn't miss the summary. I was doing my best to keep the playlists up to date, so if you follow our profile (which I obviously recommend), you were also up to date with the latest releases. Speaking of which - July is over and now I can give you some written summary about what was happening in the world of metal and neighbouring subgenres.
So, back to the main stuff - the releases and as usual we start with the complete works AKA albums. Metalbite crew have spoken and Nate has compiled a list of top releases which caught their attention. If you have a Spotify account and need to spend some more time with amazing music on your headphones or speakers before you decide which t-shirt or patch to rock this summer you can check them out on our playlist. Or if your wallet is a bit less strained you might even buy a vinyl? Anyways, the releases which caught our attention came from Inhuman Condition, Altars, Hissing, Traitor, Krisiun, Haunt, Defect Designer, Mantar, Sedimentum, Begrime Exemious, Reeking Aura and the top 10 - Belphegor, Wake, Castrator, Wormrot, Vomit Forth, Grima, Vidres A La Sang, Greylotus, Antigama and Protector. We also had a full release from slam experts Organectomy, unexpectedly Nicholas Cage Fighter caught my attention (initial thought was that it would be another tongue-in-cheek thrash, but, surprise!, it's not), Warclown and last Witchery album with Chris from LIK on drums. But, as always, the list is long and you might find out that something else makes the Baphomet on your tattoo smile, so don't hesitate and head to the list below:
Now, the EPs, the releases which take a bit less time to grab your attention but for long enough to check the band's back catalogue or get a new drunken tattoo. We have very experimental Ewigkeit and a bit more traditional Gallower. Massacre with Kam Lee are back (yay!), Tombs and Torture Killer have also given us EPs in July, just to mention the ones which caught my attention. Anyways if you have a quiet shift and can spend 7.5h listening to the music while working, maybe discovering something new as a result, this list is for you:
Before you decide to spend money on full-length you sometimes need a little sample of what the band represents. Or sometimes you can't wait until the album is out and need to hear at least a little of new music before your personal metal gods, otherwise you'll go crazy. Or you might feel nostalgic about the good old days of radio and just want to put on tracks picked by labels or bands promoting the things to come - search no further, because this playlist is for you. We have singles from Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carnifex, Dead Cross, Fallujah, Krimh, Lamb of God, Megadeth (with guest appearance of Ice-T), No Return, Omophagia (with Karl Sanders from Nile as guest), Ozzy Osbourne (with Tony Iommi and, spoiler alert, the track contains harmonica), Powerwolf (with guest appearance from Hansi Kürsch from Blind Guardian), Revocation, Slipknot, Soilwork, The Spirit, Spite, Tankard and Wolfheart (with Jesse Leach from Killswitch Engage). I should have probably started this paragraph with clickbait phrase "some of the collaborations below will shock you", but on the other hand the metalheads have quite high threshold for things they find shocking, so maybe just listen to the list below and find out what your thresholds are.
I've found only two splits on Spotify in July. Or actually two halves of two splits. Maybe I should just say that Spotify has just one split in July - Wampyric Rites with Heia. Not a real release, but what can I do, statistics are harsh and 50% of the bands from the splits below did not want their half to be on Spotify.
Tracks recorded live which made their way to Spotify in July starred Ancient Settlers, Anthrax, Batu, Beto Vazquez Infinity, Black Tears of the Fallen, Bode Preto, Einherjer, Epica, Eshtadur, Madrost, Moonspell, Nightfall, Obituary, Powerwolf and Torch:
We also had an opportunity to listen to some re-releases in July. Dimmu Borgir is planning to remaster their "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" album, so they gave us redone "Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny" track, also to celebrate vinyl release of their "Northern Forces over Wacken" from 2017 (which was actually 2012 performance) we got the album on Spotify. Other refreshed albums came from Entombed, Feed the Corpses to the Pigs, Motörhead, Mystic Circle, Obscura Qalma, Trouble, Varathron, Velvet Viper, Vomit Forth and Wampyric Rites. All can be found below:
We also got two compilation albums in July - one from Incantation and one from Icxitonttli, both available on the playlist below:
Keep an eye on our website and FB profile, add our playlists to your favourites to listen to all of that fantastic music without having to wait for the summary and remember to share it with all people you know and show your support for your favourite entertainers.
Stay hydrated and mosh responsibly \m/
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