Suicidal Tendencies, World Gone Mad (Suicidal Tendencies)
Madness and rebellion continues with the iconic crossover thrashers Suicidal Tendencies twelfth studio effort in World Gone Mad on September 30th under Suicidal Records. It is the follow up from 2013’s 13 and I’m not quite sure what would stop anyone’s excitement for this particular release. The punk-thrash sound prevails in the abbreviated tune “Happy Never After” which has me pumped and ready.
Meshuggah, The Violent Sleep of Reason (Nuclear Blast)
Swedish Extreme metallers Meshuggah are back and filled with endless aggression with The Violent Sleep of Reason on October 7th under Nuclear Blast Records. It has been four years since 2012’s Koloss and after hearing the brutal new track “Born In Dissonance,” I don’t know if anyone can wait just a few more weeks for this.
Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
Norwegian metallers Darkthrone have returned with Arctic Thunder on October 14th on Peaceville Records. It has been three years since 2013’s The Underground Resistance, where this new album was informed as “more serious and primitive than usual.” There’s not much more to know aside from the album’s name that came from the band named Arctic Thunder, which is an old obscure Norwegian band from the eighties. What we can hear is “Thunder Leech,” that includes a commentary that explains the riffs and song structure as we continue to (im)patiently wait.
Wormrot, Voices (Earache)
Singapore’s grindcore act Wormrot have returned, where it has been five years since 2011’s Dirge. One of the favorable grindcore bands out there as vocals will amplify in Voices on October 14th under Earache Records. Towards the end of August their latest video “Fallen Into Disuse” was released and all I can say is, welcome back!
Auroch, Mute Books (Profound Lore)
The black/death metal act from Vancouver have been sneaking up to popularity recently as they have showcased themselves at festivals, along with the split album with Mitochondrion entitled In Cronian Hour. It wasn’t until July when Auroch hinted on their Facebook the release of their third studio album Mute Books set out for October 21st under Profound Lure Records. Just over a month after their announcement, Decibel Magazine premiered the new merciless song “He Wreaths the Cross.”
KoRn, The Serenity of Suffering (Roadrunner)
For the nu-metal lovers, you should be excited for KoRn’s twelfth studio album The Serenity of Suffering as it will be released on October 21st under Roadrunner Records. KoRn’s style has changed over the years, where a few albums including 2013’s The Paradigm Shift has not been as heavy as their earlier works between 1994’s self-titled debut to 1999’s Issues. However, KoRn has promised a return of their initial brutality and after the two singles we have heard, “Rotting in Vain” and “Insane” seems they are telling the truth.