Fresh Cuts: New Metal Blade singles

Grater dishing up Fresh Cuts from Metal Blade? It’s a recipe for… epic riffs? Here we have four new tracks from the indie US label. Let’s jump in.

First up is Sacred Reich, who have launched their new video for Salvation
“We want to put something positive out there right now,” frontman and bassist Phil Rind says. “Salvation is about music’s ability to encourage and inspire us and bring us together.” Salvation is off the band’s 2019 album, ‘Awakening’. Sacred Reich’s first record in twenty-three years, Awakening showcases everything a fan would expect and hope for from the Phoenix, Arizona unit: blistering thrash, crushing grooves, meticulous solos, and socially conscious lyrics.

Since they first started, Sorcerer have been labelled ‘epic doom’ – a tag that fits but does not define them, and this has never been more evident than on their third full-length, ‘Lamenting of The Innocent’. For a preview of the album, a video for the first single The Hammer Of Witches (directed by Daniel Wahlström – Heavy Groove Media) is here.

On March 27, Igorrr will release their new album, ‘Spirituality And Distortion’. Slamming together disparate musical styles ranging from death and black metal to breakcore, Balkan, baroque and classical music in a manner that is unconventional and unpredictable, Spirituality And Distortion displays a broad a range of sounds and emotions. For a preview of the record, a video for the new single Camel Dancefloor can be viewed below.

MASTER BOOT RECORD has released his Metal Blade Records debut, ‘FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE’. The music made by MBR arguably exists in a category of its own. “The main elements include chiptune, demoscene & video game music, thrash/death metal and some black metal as well as classical and symphonic patterns and progressive structures,” sole progenitor MBR says. “But everything is programmed and done with synthesizers.” The result, influenced as much by classical baroque music, bay area thrash metal, and Commodore 64 games, is a frenzied mashup of what logic suggests should be disparate sounds, but in the hands of MBR make sense, taking the listener in unexpected directions. Here’s the full album.

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