Chevelle is one of the most under appreciated and underrated bands out there. For over 20 years now, they’ve been one of the most consistent rock bands out there. Now in 2021, Chevelle is gearing up to release their ninth (yes, I said 9th) studio album, Niratias (Out March 5th). The first single and video for “Self Destructor” is out now and it’s a banger for sure. When we can go out and enjoy live music again, I guarantee that when they play this song live, it’s going to kick some major ass.
So, 2020 was a pretty meh year but, at least we did get some killer albums out of it. If you haven’t yet checked out the best albums of 2020, do that! In the meantime though, here’s a list of the most anticipated albums for 2021.
Against Me Alphamega Amenra Anthrax Architects- For Those That Wish To Exist Ashes Divide? At The Gates Baroness Birds In Row Cane Hill- Krewe De La Morte Jerry Cantrell Chevelle Contranistas Converge The Cure Daughters Dead Cross Death From Above 1979 Every Time I Die Exodus- Persona Non Grata Foo Fighters- Medicine At Midnight Ghost Gojira Guns N Roses? If It Kills You Judas Priest Kanga- You and I Will Never Die Kerry King King Woman Less Art A Light Within Mastodon Megadeth Metallica Nine Inch Nails Silent Trust The Smashing Pumpkins Spirit In The Room Times Of Grace Vein Chelsea Wolfe Youth Code Rob Zombie- The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy
Sevendust’s new album Blood and Stone arrives this Friday, October 23rd. While it’s definitely been a very interesting year to say the least, at least we still have new music coming out. This new Sevendust album, is shaping up to be a pretty rockin one. The two songs released so far, “Blood From A Stone” and “Dying To Live,” both have a return to the early days kind of sound a la Animosity mixed with a little Seasons and some Cold Day Memory vibes. Sevendust have been one of the hardest working bands since they broke on the scene over 20 years ago. This new album, shows their commitment to the fans to keep being creative and releasing new tunes.
Architects have dropped a brand new single entitled “Animals.” This song will be on their upcoming new album, For Those That Wish To Exist. There is no release date for the album at this time but, this song is a banger for sure. This song is a bit of a departure from the last couple of Architects albums but, it shows a growth and adds some more elements to their already heavy sound.
Well, Killer Be Killed have done it yet again. “Dream Gone Bad,” the second single released from their upcoming album Reluctant Hero, is one hell of a jam. And the video, directed by Jim Louvau & Tony Aguilera is quite trippy and totally fits with the song. The trade off vocals between Troy Sanders and Greg Puciato are stellar as well. This album is defintely shaping up to be one of the best of 2020.
We are one week away from Deftones releasing their new album Ohms. Now, they have now released the first song on the album “Genesis.” This track definitely has a White Pony vibe mixed with a bit of the self titled one and some Diamond Eyes too. This album is absolutely back on the right track and way better than what Gore was.
Eighteen Visions are back yet again with a new EP Inferno, inspired by Italian poet Dante Alighieri‘s ‘The Divine Comedy‘. So far two songs from the EP have been released, “Sink” and “The Wicked.” Both of these tracks are badass and hit hard like 100 metal baseball bats to the head. The EP will be out on October 2nd. Looks like they really picked up where their very awesome 2017 album left off.
I’ve always thought it was interesting that sometimes, it takes me a little bit to get into a band. Perhaps at the time they come out, I’m just not feeling it or there’s just so much else out there at the moment I don’t devote the time to it. Recently a friend of mine, suggested I check out the new song by the band Nothing. This is one band that I tried to get into a while back but, for the reasons above, it didn’t happen. Now though, they have my attention and I can’t wait to hear more. On October 30th, Nothing will release their new album, The Great Dismal (via Relapse Records). The first song released “Say Less” has this really cool 90’s alternative vibe, kind of like Hum and a slight (very slight) industrial tinge to it. This album is shaping up to be something quite cool.
Marilyn Manson has released a new single ahead of his new album We Are Chaos (out Friday September 11). This new song “Don’t Chase The Dead” continues down his very Bowie influenced sound. It’s got a Mechanical Animals vibe mixed with a bit of the Eat Me Drink Me/The High End Of Low era. It’s definitely a lot better than the first single, “We Are Chaos.” It will be interesting to hear the whole album and what the end result turns out to be.
It’s been six years since the release of Killer Be Killed‘s debut album. Today, they have released their new single “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” off their upcoming second album, Reluctant Hero, which will be out November 20 (via Nuclear Blast Records). This album finds Greg Puciato, Max Cavalera and Troy Sanders along with Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man) teaming up with producer Josh Wilbur to create one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
Killer Be Killed- Deconstructing Self Destruction: