May see’s another big month of mayhem and heavy with so many great releases and genres of heavy metal from all over the globe to choose from.
First off in Sweden we have the legendary Entombed who released “Clandestine Live” on the 17th,not to be out done Sweden’s favourite Viking sons Amon Amarth released “Berserker” at the start of may.
In thrash we have the Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel releasing the highly anticipated new album ‘Humanicide” also Vader are releasing an Ep “Thy Messenger” both Death Angel and Vader Releases will be available through Nuclear Blast Record on the 31st of May.
Over in Death metal we have releases from death metal pioneers Possessed who have handcrafted in hell their first album in over 3 decades “Revelations of Oblivion” and unleashed it upon the world on May 10. Nuclear Blast Records
Fleshgod Apocalypse are set to drop the new album “Veleno” on the 24th.
Over in the UK we have two amazing bands that dropped albums at the start of May first was Deathcore lads Osiah with the “Kingdom Of Lies” album released through Unique Leader Records. Also Employed To Serve with the brutally amazing album “Eternal Forward Motion“.
Ripping out of Gatineau, Canada, Fractures & Outlines are a post-hardcore band and their album Defenseless” released on May 17 is full
of heavy hooks, catchy choruses and brutal breakdowns the album clearly shows the band’s punk and hardcore influences. (Purchase through Bandcamp)
In Australia we have a whole swag load of releases first off at the start of May Aussie Nu-Metal band Superheist with Sidewinder you can check out our review for this Here . Northern Territory Post Hardcore band We Burn Bridges released an awesome EP in “Head Prison” last week and also made some time for a chat with Crannk about the Ep Check it out Here. Purchase Superheist here. We Burn Bridges Links Here
Perth’s Daybreak are releasing their three track Ep
Wednesday May 22 “Godfather” and
Daybreak will also be on tour this May/June supporting Alpha Wolf‘s ‘Fault’ Tour – and today have announced select headline sideshows. Tickets for all shows can be found at their Godfather Tour Facebook Event.
Meliorist out of Brisbane released their inspiring debut album “Patterns” May 10. Facebook Link – Bandcamp
Victorian Hardcore crew Mirrors have returned to the fray of the Australian Hardcore and heavy scene with the release of their new Ep “Cold Sanctuary”
‘Cold Sanctuary‘ is a reflection on decades of experience and work among the collective that is MIRRORS. Facebook Link – Stream & Purchase Here
The Prog Instrumental trio The Ominific released “The Minds Eye“Ep on May 10.
The Mind’s Eye’ varies in themes through-out the whole EP, from dark and heavy, to uplifting ballads. Available to stream purchase through this Link Here – Facebook – Bandcamp
Out Of Canada we have Montreal’s thrash / power metal band Thrash La Reine and their sophmore album “La Foi, La Loi, La Croix” out on May 31st. The EP is also all in French and lyrically references historic events in Quebec over the centuries. Example their Maiden-esque single “Du Sang Sur Les Plaines” is a historical song about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City during 1759 and is structured in a narrative way. It’s also the first single off the EP. Check it out here – https://youtu.be/41yWekV6ucY –
Official Website: www.thrashlareine.com
Uivo Bastardo is the culmination of an old idea that only finds its true expression in late 2017, when Hélder Raposo (vocals) and André Louro (keyboards/programming), both formerly of Kronos, and David Jerónimo (drums) from Concealment join their forces to form this new musical project Uivo Bastardo and unleashed their debut Produced, recorded and mixed in MalwareSoundStudios, the band’s debut album “Clepsydra” released on May 13th via Etherealsoundworks and shows a starving young band determined to make a name for themselves with an eclectic and abrasive sound that combines elements of heavy rock, metal and industrial. Bandcamp Link
Maniac Abductor, the Finnish thrash metal band formed in 2013, released it’s debut album “Casualties Of Causality” via Inverse Records on 10.05.2019. The album has 9 tracks which contain 6 brand new tracks, 2 re-arranged/recorded versions of “First World Disease” & “Thrash Assault” (Thrash Assault EP 2015) and a cover of “Troops of Doom” by the legendary Sepultura – Purchase Bandcamp Link – Facebook Link
Long running Italian Groove metal pioneers Extrema Released their seventh studio album “Headbanging Forever” through Rockshots Records/universal Music.“Headbanging Forever” is available on CD, vinyl and digitally Here
Last but not least in our May picks is the album that came out from Heavy Metallers Savage Messiah “Demon” Released May 17th it is a really great listen where classic influences meet Modern Metal with 11 new songs.Purchase here
So get out there and support the scene go and Crannk up some of these amazing bands and awesome releases.