Here are some new releases coming out today.
Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway – Dictator
The last time System Of A Down’s guitarist released an album under this moniker was about ten years ago when S.O.A.D. went on hiatus. With all of what’s being said about the on-again, off-again new album by the band, one has to wonder if any of these songs were originally intended to be used on a S.O.A.D. album and not the sophomore release by Scars On Broadway.
Tokyo Blade – Unbroken
The origins of Tokyo Blade date back to the heyday of the NWOBHM movement. The band was put together in the late 70s by a guitarist and only stable member of the band, Andy Boulton. This album brings back lead singer Alan Marsh for the third time and is an all-star lineup of the band consisting of different components that have been in and out of the band throughout its career.
Epica – Epica Vs. Attack On Titan EP
This is the Dutch band’s stab at putting material together based on the anime of “Attack On Titan”. The EP was actually released in Japan late last year, and it is now being released worldwide.
Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light
The Ohio band’s first full-length since 2013’s Serpents Unleashed. The album features the first release with lead singer Adam Clemans and a turn towards a bit more of a post-hardcore and black metal approach than their previous outings.
Depths Of Hatred – Bloodguilt
The Montreal band unleashes their new EP featuring the band reinventing itself, and debuting their new singer Nico Monette.
Covet – Effloresce
The SF Bay Area trio, featuring guitar wunderkind Yvette Young creates instrumental math/djenty rock with elements of post-rock thrown into the mix (think Chon, Animals As Leaders). Yvette has been profiled in guitar mags worldwide for her unique finger tapping technique and was recently featured on Vans’ Girls’ website.
Here are some other releases that may interest you:
The Agony Scene – Tormentor
Jungle Rot – Jungle Rot
Powerwolf – The Sacrament Of Sin
Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast. Connect with him on Twitter: @vmr907