Friday promo roundup: October 30, 2020

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 15 items featured this week concern Abby K, Ad Infinitum, Avlivad, Bloody Hammers, Hootenanny Freaks, Humanity is Cancer, MemoCrasher, Noxis, Possessed Steel, Protokult, Psycroptic, Sam Nardella, Shepherd, Sick Of It All, and Will Kimbrough. All right, let’s go.

Abby K
from North Carolina has a new power ballad single out, “I Thought That I Loved You.” It’s on streaming platforms and the video is below.

Ad Infinitum
is a Swiss band D.U. hasn’t heard before, but that has a new video for the track “Marching on Versailles (Acoustic),” taken from Chapter I Revisited. This album is an acoustic version of the band’s symphonic metal Chapter I: Monarchy record. Preorders on digital platforms are up at Napalm Records.

from Gothenburg is a low-fi death metal band with a demo of the same name coming out on digital and cassette. It’s up for preorder from Invictus Productions. The single “And You’ll See Me” is below.

Bloody Hammers
is from North Carolina and has a new animated video for “A Night to Dismember,” just in time for Halloween, although the album Songs of Unspeakable Terror comes out in January of 2021. Preorders for CD, LP, and bundles are up at Napalm Records. It’s also be on digital.

Hootenanny Freaks
from Finland has a new hard rock video, below, for the single “Isolation” which is available on digital platforms.

Humanity is Cancer
from Cleveland plays death metal with a Gojira influence. The band’s self-titled EP is up for preorder on CD and digital from Redefining Darkness Records. The latest single “Beyond Salvation” has premiered over at Invisible Oranges.

is a Polish heavy rock band with an ambitious video, “Sold Before Was Born,” from the Humanity & Revenant double album, each available separately on digital: Humanity here, and Revenant here.

will sound like an obscure, underground, European death metal band when you hear it, but the group is from Cleveland. The band’s new record, Expanse of Hellish Black Mire, is out now from Pulverised Records on LP, CD, and digital, while Rotted Life Records has LPs, cassettes, and digital. The whole record is streaming over at No Clean Singing and is worth checking out.
(Photo: Pulverised)

Possessed Steel
from Toronto is a heavy metal band with a lyric video for the track “Spellblade” from the band’s upcoming album Aedris. It’s up for preorder on CD, LP, and digital from Temple of Mystery.

is a folk metal band from Toronto with a few videos out from the new album Transcending the Ruins, out now on the band’s Bandcamp. Check out “Troubled Lad (Slainte Mhaith)” below.

from Australia has a new EP, The Watcher of All, coming out on LP from Agonia Records and digital on Prosthetic Records. Preorders are up now. A well-done video for “A Fragile Existence” from this tech-death band is below.

Sam Nardella
from Boston plays melodic rock (he calls himself “a mellowed out version of Kings of Leon”), and his new single “Through the Need” drops on November 11. It’s worth a listen. For an idea of Nardella’s sound, below is his previous single, “Wild Voices.” Watch for announcements on Facebook.

from Detroit is a doom rock band. First Hand, the band’s debut EP, is up for preorder on LP and digital from Destruent Records. Check out the dynamic single “Chariot” below.

Sick Of It All
from NYC has been keeping busy during COVID-19 by releasing quarantine videos. The latest, out this week, is for “Hardcore Horseshoe,” below, and is the fourth in a series. Check out the rest of them at the band’s YouTube channel.

And speaking of SOIA, check out our interview with the band From the Vault.

Will Kimbrough
from Nashville is a folk singer-songwriter with a new album out called Spring Break. It’s available on digital, LP, and CD. For a sense of how it sounds, below is the single “The Late Great John Prine Blues” (scroll down for lyrics).

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



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