to the Metalheads Forever Heavy Rotation Playlist. This is where we sit down and attempt to cram everything we’ve been digesting at our HQ into a monthly playlist for your audio pleasure. Here you’ll find upcoming releases from both new and established bands, as well juicy reissues and celebrated classics. There is a guarantee you’ll find something new to crank up in your daily routine. So sit back, turn it up to 11 and enjoy world metal domination.
01 – Indoctrinate
The Spanish thrashers return with a monster of an album that is one of their best offerings to date and this opening track is furious.
02 – Wither
Asyllex have dropped their first album in four years and this track shows that there is much more to these guys than just generic thrash.
03 – Born Again
Black & Damned
Members of Pump and Your Name have joined together to deliver an album of no frills or gimmicks… just pure Teutonic heavy metal.
04 – Saint Peters Road
From an EP that is short and sweet, but no less powerful as this melodic masterpiece. It’s sombre, it’s brooding and it’s bloody good.
05 – Warpriest
A raw piece of European power metal that really show the integrity and passion that goes into hard working smaller bands.
06 – Voracious Souls
Enigma Records have lovingly repackaged up and re-released the early Death Angel albums with the added bonus of a live and rarities albums.
07 – Am I Evil (2020)
Just when you think re-recordings are dull; Diamond Head release a blinder with their ‘Lightning to the Nations 2020’, a true classic given a modern breath of life delivered through the dignity and respect it deserves.
08 – Filthgrinder
Had the Bay Area of San Francisco been in Sicily, then this is what thrash would have sounded like as Xenos deliver their decent debut album.
09 – Stormcrow
The Italian death/doom are back with their sophomore album and are ready to go toe to toe with the gargantuan bands of the genre.
10 – Stellar Victory
Hellspike smash down the doors of the Teutonic thrash movement and demand to be let in as the Portuguese thrashers salute Destruction and Kreator with their breakneck rhythms.
11 – Niemi
It may have taken some years, but Korpiklaani are back and they are on top form with their latest album. The Finns have found their spark again, so pour yourself a drink and get ready to jig along.
12 – Christe Eleison
Legionem is the sound of doom done right. It reeks of cheap hash and foundation quaking riffs. Doom fan? Yes? Get it on.
13 – Bonded By Blood
From the ashes of Hamerex, Steve Blower rides out with his classic heavy metal sound that would makes fans of Iron Maiden, Saxon and Accept stand up and raise their horns.
14 – Elephant Tree (Live)
The Deafheaven main man steps forward once more with Summoner to deliver the bands first live offering. It’s squeaky clean and shows the band firing on all cylinders.
15 – Death on Repeat
The doom veterans are back with a split release with Grime and this track showcases that the band in all their glory.
16 – Looters Will Be Shot
Betrayed are back with a compilation of their two latest EP’s as the Chileans plant themselves firmly on the thrash metal map with this contemporary track.
17 – I Lost
It’s been 30 years since this album went missing, but now, this lost gem has been found and re-released as the thrashers show that had they been formed in the Bay Area, their story would have unfolded much differently.
18 – Hellion
Doom. Check. Science-Fiction. Check. Retro vintage feel. Check. Cosmic Reaper lay the foundations for a fantastic career ahead of them.
19 – Rising
‘Seventh Rising’ shows that there is plenty of fuel left in the Norwegian power metallers tank as Thomas Chr. Hansen returns with a glorious album of soaring European metal!
20 – I, Pallbearer
Harakiri For The Sky
HFTS are one Europe’s premier metal bands that often fall under the radar and their upcoming release continues the bands run of exceptional work.
21 – War Machine
With this track, these Swedes show that they can keep up with their big contemporary American peers with this huge modern sound.
22 – Illusion or Reality?
Moonscape have delivered a near as perfect sophomore album as you can get. This is progressive metal at its finest and any fan of this genre should pick up a copy of it.
23 – A Piece of Meat
This Italian sludge band show that they have all the grooves and their latest split with 16 showcases this perfectly.
24 – S-Blade Serenade
Like Lazarus, Siren have risen from the Flordian swamps to deliver an excellent album of classic heavy metal that may be 30 years too late, but it’s been worth it.
25 – Ars Metal Mentis
Black Sabbath style riffs, Latin lyrics and Pentagram delivery? Yes, please.