The summer weather is not letting up, even though the metal release calendar is slacking a bit. This week only sees two new releases, and the rest of the month is a bit light as well. This is likely a result of the summer festivals starting to wind down and preparation for the fall tours beginning. Nonetheless, coverage must continue. Here are our new albums for today:
Upon a Burning Body, The World is My Enemy Now (Sumerian)
The third album from the Texas deathcore group is releasing just as the band is finishing up the Mayhem Festival, and shortly after the announcement that they would be playing Slipknot’s Knotfest in October. 2012’s Red. White. Green. entered the Billboard 200 charts at number 105, which menas that Upon a Burning Body could break the top 100 with this new record. They just have to hope that their recent social media stunt doesn’t hurt their sales numbers.
Heartist, Feeding Fiction (Roadrunner)
The newest young group on Roadrunner’s roster features ex-Norma Jean drummer Matt Marquez in its ranks. Heartist formed in 2011 and self-released an EP the following year, which was well-received by critics and led to their signing. Feeding Fiction is the band’s debut full-length album, with production credits going to the acclaimed David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me the Horizon). Check this album out if you’re a fan of The Color Morale, The Plot in You, or I Am Abomination.
Next Week: A significantly more populous list features some international headliners and some domestic up-and-comers. Check it all out next time!