This Week’s New Heavy Metal Album Releases – 5/13/2014

by Mike Lawrence on May 13, 2014


We’re back with the second big release day in the last three weeks.  Today the long awaited second part of Down’s EP Down IV has dropped and by all indications it is a very strong release.  There are some more new mainstream type metal albums from Mushroomhead and the veterans in Prong.  Italian death metallers, Hour Of Penance, brings us their sixth album.  The record is already receiving tons of critical praise and could end up being one of the year’s best if the reviews are indeed true.  Finally, we have yet another supergroup debut from Killer Be Killed which features Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Troy Sanders of Mastodon and Dave Elitch of The Mars Volta.  The mixture of progressive metal with heavy death/thrash and groove metal could definitely make for a pretty formidable album.  If you want to be your own judge, you can check out the free stream here. Other new albums come from the likes of Agalloch, Infestus, Sworn Enemy and Vallenfyre.  Things are definitely starting to pick up and will continue to do so over the next couple of months.

Down-IV-Part-2-new-5-13-2014Down – Down IV: Part Two EP (Southern/Sludge Metal)
Available on Amazon





hour-of-penance-regicide-new-5-13-2014Hour Of Penance – Regicide (Death Metal)
Available on Amazon





killer-be-killed-album-stream-smallKiller Be Killed – Killer Be Killed (Progressive/Groove Metal)
Available on Amazon





mushroomhead-the-righteous-and-the-butterfly-new-5-13-2014Mushroomhead – The Righteous and the Butterfly (Alternative Metal)
Available on Amazon





prong-ruining-lives-new-5-13-2014Prong – Ruining Lives (Groove Metal)
Available on Amazon





  • Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere (Atmospheric/Black Metal)
  • Avatar – Hail The Apocalypse (Melodic Death Metal)
  • Dornenreich – Freiheit (Black Metal)
  • Dio – Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 DVD/CD (Root Metal)
  • Forgotten Tomb – Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes – Live in Germany DVD (Blackened Doom Metal)
  • Glamour of the Kill – Savages (Metalcore)
  • Gun Barrel – Damage Dancer (Power Metal)
  • Infestus – The Reflecting Void (Black Metal)
  • Kadavar – Abra Kadavar Tour Edition (Death Metal)
  • Lantlos – Melting Sun (Atmospheric/Black Metal)
  • Owl – Into The Absolute EP (Death Metal)
  • Sworn Enemy – Living On Borrowed Time (Hardcore)
  • Vallenfyre – Splinters (Death Metal)

Which of these new releases will you be checking out?  Tell us about it in the comments section.

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