Thanksgiving week in the US signifies the beginning of the biggest period of consumer spending of the year. There’s no reason you shouldn’t participate in that to some degree by picking up some of these new releases. Check out what’s in store right here!
Primordial, Where Greater Men Have Fallen (Metal Blade)
Irish extreme metal group Primordial has never been about doing things the traditional way. Their eighth album is no different, as it features the very first song ever to be turned into a music video in the band’s discography. The video for “Babel’s Tower” debuted yesterday on Metal Injection, and it is a testament to the epic black, folk, and doom metal fusion that Primordial has pioneered. Where Greater Men Have Fallen is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand.
Circa Survive, Descensus (Sumerian)
Circa Survive signed a new deal with Sumerian during the cycle of promotion for their self-released fourth album, Violent Waves. The band’s first release for Sumerian was a deluxe reissue of that album, featuring a bonus live DVD. Descensus is the first album of new material released on Sumerian for Anthony Green and Co. Given the success of the band’s previous releases, a top 20 debut is almost certain for Circa Survive’s fifth album.
Soundgarden, Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path (UMe)
As Soundgarden continues the revitalization of their career, they’ve opened the vaults and unleashed a huge quantity of unreleased material. Echo of Miles features live tracks, B-sides, and other rarities from all across the band’s career. The first track to be released from this box set is “Storm”, a new version of the track “The Storm” from the band’s 1985 demo. The track was released on YouTube a day before the announcement of this box set.
Within Temptation: Let Us Burn: Elements & Hydra Live in Concert (Nuclear Blast)
This live video release features two significant concerts from this year for the Dutch symphonic metal band. The first part, Elements, covers the band’s 15th anniversary show at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium, and features cameos from nearly every previous member of the band’s lineup. The second part is taken from a show on the Hydra world tour, at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Both concerts feature very diverse setlists that span the group’s entire history, including some songs that are rarely ever played during the band’s regular touring.