The third Tuesday of 2011 is going to be pretty extreme, considering the brutality of the releases hitting the streets. Check 'em out:
The horror flick doomsters are back with their second full-length of fuzzy, groovy doom. Inspired by classic slasher flicks and old-school doom metal, Stoned will appeal to fans of Orange Goblin, Rob Zombie, and just about everyone in between. Check out Harvest Moon Music's review.
Florida blackened death metal outfit Black Witchery return with their first full-length release (their third overall) since 2005's Upheaval of Satanic Might. Originally unleashed by Osmose in September, Inferno of Sacred Destruction finally gets a North American release. Comes with a bonus live DVD.
Released to the rest of the world in late 2010, the sophomore album from Brazilian blackened death outfit Grave Desecrator finally reaches North American shores. Drawing on old-school South American death and grind, Insult will find a home with fans of Sarcofago and early Sepultura.
That's one helluva title, isn't it? Appropriate, I suppose, for the fifth full-length from Columbian black metallers Inquisition. The band - Dagon and Incubus - rely only on the guitar and drums to create their blasphemous cacophony. Raw and stripped down, this one's for the black metal purists.
(Armoury)Finnish power metallers Stratovarius have become synonymous with their chosen genre, having helped pioneer it at the dawn of the '90s. They are back with their 13th full-length of majestic melodies and technical precision. If you've heard of Stratovarius (and really, who hasn't?), then you know what to expect from Elysium. Check out Harvest Moon Music's review.