Friday promo roundup: February 26, 2021

We get a lot of digital promos at the D.U. email address, too many to give proper justice at the blog. To get through them, here’s a quick roundup. Hopefully some of the below items will strike your fancy.

The 12 items featured this week concern As We Suffer, Bad Visuals, Cannibal Corpse, Capra, Cenobites, Culted, Johan Kihlberg’s Impera, Moonspell, Shadows, Skintape vs. Badrich, Sleepless, and Universally Estranged. All right, let’s go.

As We Suffer
is an Ottawa band that is a kind of metalcore/pop-punk mix, judging by the track “Invade the Host,” which you can spin at IDIOTEQ. The track is taken from the album The Fallen Pillars which is up for “presave” on digital, CD, and LP.
(Photo: Laura Collins)

Bad Visuals
from Oakland has an EP called Ravel coming out on April 19, 2021 on Acrobat Unstable. There’s no preorder information, but this rock band, that has a bit of a My Bloody Valentine influence, has been releasing singles from the EP, the latest of which being “Closing Doors,” below. This one has a bit of Killing Joke in it, of which D.U. approves.

Cannibal Corpse
has an album coming out called Violence Unimagined and has a new gruesome video for the track “Inhumane Harvest,” below. The record is up for preorder from Metal Blade on CD and LP and a bunch of digital platforms. The band made an artbook to go along with the record which has sold out already on preorder. Cannibal Corpse fans apparently don’t sleep on such things.

is a Louisiana metallic hardcore band with a video for the track “The Locust Preacher,” below, from the band’s In Transmission album, up for preorder from Blacklight Media and Metal Blade on CD and LP and digital on various platforms. D.U. first discovered this band from its performance on the Slay At Home festival.   

is an international band with a new album, Nous, out now on Season of Mist on CD, LP, and digital. The “blackened industrial doom” album is streaming and you can spin it below.

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera
is an ensemble heavy metal band run by Swedish drummer Johan Kihlberg. The new album Spirit of Alchemy is coming out on Metalville Records on April 9, 2021. There’s no preorder information yet, but you can watch the lyric video for “All About You” below. The song is released digitally as well.

from Portugal doesn’t need an introduction in the metal underground, and the melodic “dark metal” band’s new album, Hermitage, is out on Napalm Records on CD, LP, and cassette and on Bandcamp. The latest video, for the track “The Hermit Saints,” is below.

is also a dark metal band, a project from ex-Goreaphobia members. The Philadelphia band has a self-titled EP out now on Agonia Records on CD, LP, and cassette and on Bandcamp. The whole EP is also streaming; check it out below.

Skintape vs. Badrich
is a collaboration between two electronic artists which has produced the Cenobites recording. Inspiration and sampling come from the film Hellbound: Hellraiser II. It’s been out for over a year, but I only found out about it yesterday and it’s worth sharing.  

is also a heavy metal band but is raw and sloppy with more of a hard edge. The band’s new EP, Blood Libel, is coming out on March 12 from Necromantic Press. There’s no preorder information, but the lyric video for the track “Host Desecration” is below.

Universally Estranged
from Houston has a song called “Teeming with That of Unknown Origin,” below, that’s refreshingly all over the place, but the band is billed as “sci-fi-drenched death metal.” The album Reared Up In Spectral Predation is up for preorder from Blood Harvest on LP, CD, and cassette, and also from Bandcamp.

That’s all for this week. Check out our previous promo roundups, and have a good weekend.

Cannibal Corpse photo: Alex Morgan


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