New Metal Releases Out Today: 2/18

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It’s Friday, which means two things: giving the week the finger and new music! Tune in every Friday for The Pit’s round-up of new metal releases, from singalong hard rock to pus-drenched underground death metal. Keep those ears bleeding!

New releases

Pike vs. The Automaton, Pike vs. The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)

For fans of: High On Fire, Sleep, Bongzilla

Standout track: “Alien Slut Mum”

Matt Pike’s new solo album, under the name Pike vs. The Automaton, is a rip-roaring time of sludgy, thrashing riffs. Pike and the band bring a whole lot of attitude to this record; the atmospheric tone exudes an incredible weight, the instrumentation coming forth with sludgy aggression. For those looking for something a little dirty this weekend, Pike vs. The Automaton have you covered.

New releases

Choreomanic, Choreomanic (Self)

For fans of: Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Primus

Standout track: “This is not a drill”

The chaos of Choreomanic is equal parts playful and heavy. With touches of noise and electronics, this rock act makes for one wild ride. The opening song alone throws so much out sonically; the bombardment of instrumentation is captivating and bewildering, guiding listeners to go deeper into this intriguing rabbit hole of sound.

New releases

Dagoba, By Night  (Napalm)

For fans of: DevilDriver, Scar Symmetry, Threat Signal

Standout track: “The Hunt”

Heavy rock with a touch of death metal menace? Sign us up! Dagoba’s new album packs a lot of wicked sounding riffs alongside catchy melodies. The drum work is exhilarating, creating a tremendous presence of thundering instrumentation that builds upon each track’s theatrical presentation.

New releases

Fumigation, Structural Extermination (CDN)

For fans of: Ingested, Pyrexia, Pathology

Standout track: “Centipede Stampede”

In need of some brutal slam to start your weekend? Fumigation have you covered with blistering, gross sounding instrumentation. Structural Extermination displays impressive technicality as the band rampage through each track. These guys are here to obliterate eardrums, the drumming and bass coming together to create a sonic onslaught of intensity, the guitar work dropping in strings of melody to stir the atmosphere with electrifying ferocity.

Other Crushers:

  • Lunar Blood, Twilight Insurgency, Pulverised
  • Bloodywood, Rakshak, Self
  • The Body w/ OAA, Enemy Of Love, Thrill Jockey

Want to check out other great new metal releases we’ve spotlighted recently? Good. Here you go.


Words by: Michael Pementel