progressive extreme metal

Sulphur Sun to release new EP “Placodermic Heraldry” on October 30th 2020

Bern, Switzerland-based dissonant/progressive death metal unit Sulphur Sun is proud to announce their upcoming EP, “Placodermic Heraldry”. Set for release on Friday, October 30th 2020. It is the follow up to the group’s 2017 standalone single “Vitreous” and 2013 debut EP, “Bioluminescence”. 

Contrarian to release new studio album “Only Time Will Tell” on November 20th 2020

Progressive Death Metal Titans Contrarian are set to release their fourth album, “Only Time Will Tell”, on November 20th, 2020, via Willowtip Records!

Kicking things off in grand fashion, watch the official video for opening track “In a Blink of an Eye” below!

Black Crown Initiate invite fans to exclusive album listening party and Q&A on August 6th 2020

Black Crown Initiate, in partnership with WSOU, are offering 100 fans an early listen to their forthcoming album, “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” (Aug. 7, Century Media), on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 12 pm pacific/3 pm eastern. The listening session will be followed by a live Q&A with members of the band.

Fans can RSVP here.

Humavoid to release new studio album “Lidless” on August 21st 2020

Take a deep breath before these progressive-aggressive Finns take you on a rollercoaster of sophisticated madness. Backing their dual scream attack with a multidimensional hybrid of down tuned high tech guitar riffs and jazz fusion piano licks, Humavoid delivers a blistering and unpredictable blend of prog metal that effortlessly shifts from chaotic beating to contagious refrains and back.

Æpoch to release new EP “The Scryer” on July 31st 2020

After Ontario, Canada natives Æpoch made a significant splash in the death metal scene with the 2018 release of their debut album, “Awakening Inception”, the group has worked at a frenzied pace to unleash their next sonic salvo upon the world.

Today the group is proud to announce the release of their upcoming EP, “The Scryer”, which is set for release on Friday, July 31st, 2020. 

Black Crown Initiate to release new studio album “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” on August 7th 2020

Progressive death metal masterminds Black Crown Initiate have released a new single, “Sun of War”, from their forthcoming album “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape”. Check out the lyric video for the track below.

Protosequence to release new EP “A Blunt Description of Something Obscene” on May 19th 2020

Modern Death Metal quartet Protosequence will release “A Blunt Description of Something Obscene” on May 19th, 2020, via Lacerated Enemy Records.

A lyric video for EP track “Savagery in Fundamental Behaviours” is available below.

Protosequence is without a doubt one of the most amazing progressive tech death metal bands in the scene today!

The group released the following statement about its new label home and the forthcoming EP:

Isle Of The Cross to release debut album “Excelsis” on February 21st 2020

Progressive-death metal band Isle Of The Cross has inked a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album “Excelsis”.

Isle Of The Cross is a progressive metal band led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Je Schneider, infused with a blend of the avant-garde realms of extreme, symphonic, melodic and technical death metal.