The Pit’s Favorite Riffs: Five New Metal Songs To Headbang To 8/19

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Welcome back to the third installment of The Pit’s Favorite Riffs, where we share five new killer metal songs that have recently came out and that we love! Here are the metal songs we highlighted from last week!

As always, our goal with this feature is to shine a light on more underground metal bands. This week, we are bringing you a nice variety of grind, heavy metal, black metal, and more.

Escuela Grind – “All Is Forgiven”

Who needs coffee to start your day off when you have grindcore? Escuela Grind offers listeners grimy and savage music, with blistering drum beats and metallic guitar shredding a plenty! The band have a new album on the way titled Memory Theatre, which you can pre-order via this link here.

Blackbraid – “The River of Time Flows Through Me”

A solo Native American black metal project, Blackbraid is sincerely one of the most fascinating acts to come out of the genre in some time. Their songs, like “The River of Time Flows Through Me,” offer profound atmosphere and feeling; riveting guitar riffs exude a chilly tone that eventually shifts into somber moods, then reverting back to pure ferocity. If you are looking for some new black metal, you absolutely should check out Blackbraid. You can pre-order their upcoming new album via this link here.

Sonja – “Nylon Nights”

If you are interested in modern music that channels a classic heavy metal atmosphere, then Sonja have you covered. Featuring the incredibly talented Melissa Moore, the band’s new single, “Nylon Nights,” makes for both an exciting and emotional ride. You can pre-order Sonja’s upcoming album, Loud Arriver, via this link here.


Ripped to Shreds – “Reek of Burning Freedom”

A ferocious blend of grind and old school death metal, Ripped to Shreds’ “Reek of Burning Freedom” is pure fucking brutality. The band have put out a plethora of releases that deliver on crushing listener’s ear drums. You can pre-order Ripped to Shreds’ upcoming album, 劇變 (Jubian), via this link here.


Mortuous – “Graveyard Rain”

You know who also makes excellent death metal? The guys in Mortuous! Their new single “Graveyard Rain” is a maddening blend of killer riffs, exhilarating bass and drum beats, and monstrous sounding vocals. Along with the thrills, the track also offers a strong ominous atmosphere. You can pre-order their upcoming album Upon Desolation via this link here.

Of course, this is but a small taste of the many awesome metal releases that are out today. What are some new metal songs/albums that you are listening to now or plan to check out over the course of this weekend?