Jan 022016
 

Hellthrasher digital sampler

 

Our LISTMANIA 2015 series isn’t over yet. In fact, we have more year-end lists coming your way over the next two weeks from our own staff, from old friends, and from invited musicians. And I’ll also continue rolling out my list of 2015’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs. All of that will resume on Monday. But having said that, we’re also looking ahead to what 2016 will bring us.

I spent a couple of hours yesterday assembling a list of 2016 releases (by band name) that I’m interested in, most of which are expected during the first quarter of the year. This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means — I have no doubt I’ve forgotten or overlooked a lot of things — but it’s a massive list nonetheless.

I also wanted to use this post as a vehicle for asking readers to leave Comments identifying releases that you’re interested in, especially if you don’t see the names on my list. So please do that!

 

You know I don’t like to post anything at NCS without some music, so I’m including some here. It’s a sampler of music from 2015 releases by Hellthrasher Productions that was launched on Bandcamp yesterday. Lots of good listening on here, and it’s “name your price” at Bandcamp. Enjoy the songs while you peruse the list below the player.

https://hellthrasherproductions.bandcamp.com/album/2015-digital-sampler

 

 

A God or an Other
Abbath
Aborted
Ævangelist
Affliction Gate
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Altarage
Ancestors Blood
Arkona (Poland)
Ashbringer
Asphyx
Atrament
Augurs
Bädr Vogu
Baphomet’s Blood
Bardus
Benighted in Sodom
Black Fucking Cancer
Black Grail
Black Tusk
Blizaro
Bode Preto
Borknagar
Chthe’ilist
Cloak
Coma Cluster Void
Conan
Cough
Crowhurst
Dälek
Death Angel
Death Fortress
Decrepit Soul
Deströyer 666
Dissvarth
Drouth
Dying Fetus
Ecferus
Emptiness
Entropia
Ereb Altor
Eucharist
Everything Went Black
Excommunion
Fifth To Infinity
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Forndom
Gloam
Goatcraft
Gomorrah
GraveCoven
Graves At Sea
Hemelbestormer
Hordak
Horse Latitudes
Howls of Ebb
Humanitas Error Est
Ifrinn
Ihsahn
Immensity
Inconcessus Lux Lucis
Inter Arma
Jøtnarr
Just Before Dawn
Krater
Latitudes
Lubbert Das
Lycus
Magrudergrind
Mare Cognitum
Monads
Morbosidad
Nachtzeit
Nexhymn
Nothing
Nox Formulae
Oak Pantheon
Obscura
Oceans of Slumber
Orchid
Palace of Worms
Ptahil
Ragnarok
Red Fang
Ringworm
Ripper
Ritual Chamber
Rotten Sound
Rotting Christ
Sacrilegium
Sartegos
Schönesende
Sea of Bones/Ramlord split
Seer
Serpent Ascending
Skáphe
Spectral Lore
Suspiral
Temisto
The Howling Void
The Lion’s Daughter
The Order of the Solar Temple.
The Wakedead Gathering
Third Sovereign
Thrawsunblat
Tomb
Tongues
True Widow
Ulthar
Urgehal
Vektor
Venomous Concept
Voidcraeft
Vorkreist
Wildernessking
Wildspeaker
Witchcraft
Wormed
Yysengrin
Zhrine

  62 Responses to “EAGERLY ANTICIPATED 2016 RELEASES: A LIST OF OUR OWN AND AN INVITATION FOR YOURS”

  1. Wildernessking? I’ve checked that list three times, then checked the scattered release info. Tell me that I didn’t miss something … essential.

    • Damn, you’re right. I had assumed it was released in some form in December, with vinyl and tape coming in the first quarter of this year, but I don’t think it has been released in any format yet. So I added it.

      • Jan. 18 on Bandcamp and Feb. 1 on vinyl, last I heard, but there have been a lot of different dates, depending on where you’re looking.

  2. Here are a few names that I noticed were missing from your list:

    Behexen
    Cult of Fire
    Germ
    Grand Magus
    Heretoir
    Kull
    Martröð (maybe?)
    Mistur
    Moonsorrow
    Naðra
    Skeletonwitch
    Thy Darkened Shade / Chaos Invocation
    Tortorum
    Ulver

    Not all of these are 100 % confirmed for 2016, but they all seem to have new material ready to be released soon.

  3. None of these has dates, but all are fairly certain:
    Aenaon
    Anciients
    Black Crown Initiate
    Dodecahedron
    Fallujah
    Necromancing the Stone
    The Odious
    Sleepers Awake
    Slice the Cake

    And these … well, perchance to dream:
    Becoming the Archetype
    Converge
    The Dillinger Escape Plan
    Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
    Lizard Professor
    Obsidian Kingdom
    The Ocean
    Persefone
    *shels

    Also, I am a bad person and I’ve heard that Fleshgod Apocalypse record. I think it is their best work and it absolutely bumps.

  4. I didn’t know there was a Polish Arkona.

    • Raw pagan black metal band thats been kicking around since the late 90’s…Until recently, they hadnt done a full length for something like 10 years

  5. Some of these are just possibilities at this point:

    Aura Noir
    Bombs of Hades
    Funeral Whore
    Funebrarum (YES!)
    Goatmoon (supposedly)
    Hot Graves (it was technically released in 2015, but it was a limited tape release)
    Irkallian Oracle (supposedly)
    Kerasphorus (supposedly)
    Master
    Oranssi Pazuzu
    Ritual Chamber
    Sacrocurse
    Sacriphyx (supposedly)
    Sorcier des Glaces

    • A new aura noir is always welcome and the last sacrocurse album slays so the next one should be good,I really hope blasphemophager release something too and fingers crossed for some new kerasphorus.

      • Sacrocurse should be out in a few weeks, but its only an EP…Kerasphorus is active again, so new music should happen, its more just a matter of when it will actually come out

  6. No release date is available at present. But another sesquipedalian blackened beast is coming from Inquisition this year. Can’t. Fucking. Wait.

  7. Brain Drill-Nothing concrete, a recording progress update TBA
    Dark Angel-Wishful thinking.
    Despise you/coke bust split-No additional info.
    Evoken-Stating an October release
    Marytyrdod-TBA 2016
    Skitsystem-wishful thinking.
    Rotten Sound-March 18.
    Wolfbrigade-no info/wishful thinking.
    Wormrot-TBA
    Additional info (mostly) found through the artists facebook page(s).

  8. Based on a few FB posts, and their generally insane rate of output, we could reasonably expect a new Horrendous album in 2016, and expect it to be outstanding.

  9. Yes! That new DALEK coming out on Profound Lore!

    (hip-hop mentioned on NCS!)

  10. I know these bands are coming out with new releases this year.

    Maat
    Noctem (Spain)
    Primal Fear
    Rudra
    Serenity
    Suicidal Angels

  11. Some of these bands are coming with new albums, others are but a wish.

    The Ocean
    Deathspell Omega (wish, I won’t hold my breath though)
    Svartidauði
    A Hill to Die Upon
    Spektr
    The Levitation Hex
    Cirith Gorgor
    ColdWorld

  12. Be’lakor
    Uneven Structure

    Another one I was eagerly awaiting was Mechina – already out, woohoo! I also really hope Synthetic Breed manage to release another album this year.

    But I’m guessing that by the end of the year some of my favourite albums will be from bands I don’t even know about yet – that seems to be the case from the last few years, so it’ll probably be a year full of surprises.

    • After a little looksie on FB it seems I can add:
      Lethal Creation
      Aegaeon

    • Yeah, we’re really only hearing about bands who are expecting to release something in the first quarter or maybe half of the year, plus other guesses. No doubt there will be a ton of good new stuff we’re not even aware of at this point, including from bands who aren’t on anyone’s radar screen at this point. I keep thinking about that Batushka album that came out of nowhere at the tale end of the year as an example.

  13. No dates on these either, but Im assuming 2016 for three of the four

    Dagon – Michigan based melodeath band has been hinting that they’re up to something recently. Two of the guys are part of another project though, so it could be a crapshoot.

    Khonsu – I think he has come out and said fall 2016 for sure.

    Necrosavant – Same, after the Kickstarter he signed to Kolony records, likely q2 or q3 2016.

    In Mourning – Band have been posting updates from the studio for the last month.

    Volturyon – Same as In Mourning, been watching studio updates from these guys for a bit now.

    • Oh yeah, and Deceptionist should have something ready for 2016 as well.

    • While I’m stumbling around thinking of shit, there’s also a chance to see some stuff from the Afgrund/Distaste/GenocideGenerator camps as well.

      Perhaps Exhale, they posted some stuff up last year but have since went quiet.

      Mastic Scum announced a dvd recently, maybe a new album on the way there as well?

    • “In Mourning – Band have been posting updates from the studio for the last month.”

      This! Can’t wait to hear their new slab.
      Brilliant band especially live.

  14. Brutality – Sea Of Ignorance!!!!!

  15. Be’lakor – TBA
    Exmortus – 1/8/16. Almost there!!!

    Possibly new Amon Amart and, for old time’s sake, Metallica

    • Amon Amarth, that is – damn smartphone.

      Also, don’t know how I forgot my favorite group: Allegaeon, with their new front man, should have a new album out this year

    • Also, don’t know how I forgot my favorite group: Allegaeon, with their new front man, should have a new album out this year

  16. Aside from the bands on the main list I’m eagerly anticipating new stuff from Be’lakor, The Levitation Hex, Mantar and hopefully Pallbearer, Mors Prnicipium Est and The Ocean. Should be snother big year.

  17. Gorguts
    Ulcerate
    Fallujah
    Black Crown Initiate
    Gojira
    The Ocean
    Aborted
    Dark Funeral
    Behexen
    Urgehal
    Aevangelist
    Bode Preto
    Obscura
    Fleshgod Apocalypse
    Borknagar
    Wolfpack 44
    Rotting Christ
    Lycus
    Entombed A.D.
    Altarage

  18. Just from this list I’m most definitely looking forward to new music from Abbath, Aborted, Asphyx, Death Angel, and Just Before Dawn 🙂

  19. I’m hanging out for the new DevilDriver release! Megadeth (if you want to count them)

  20. Brutus – Murwgebeukt Jan 8th! Only took 13 fucking years.

  21. Already said, but I feel the need to repeat it: Mechina – Progenitor, already out, awesome squared.

  22. Also no real dates known, but pretty usre they will be released this year:

    Decrepit Birth
    Monstrosity
    Brutality
    Rogash
    Abnormality
    Obscenity
    Severe Torture
    Rebaelliun
    Vale of Pnath (They succesfully raised funds through Kickstarter!)
    Insision (May be released already)
    Vital Remains?
    Malcolm Pugh told us he is working on 4x different projects – New Inferi???

    • That’s right. Abnormality signed recently, totally forgot that they mentioned they’d have a new disc up in 2016. Nice to see them gaining steam.

      Happy that the Vale Of Pnath guys got their money. Wasn’t really sure how much we could do outside of posting about their kickstarter and whichever ones of us cared to donate of our own money.

      If Inferi are on a two year album cycle, I could see that happening for sure. Outside of that, I’d have no guesses. New Loathing Requiem would seem insanely quick given just how much he put into Acolytes, but who knows? Album writing always seems to generate hundreds of ideas that get hammered down into a handful of songs so he could have a whole bank full.

  23. Also how in the ever-living fuck did we fail to mention Anaal Nathrakh?

  24. And going a little off-brand here, but still a band mentioned many times on NCS, it’d be great if Diablo Swing Orchestra would put out some more music already. They put out the first single for the new disc, like, nine months ago.

    • I’m still waiting as a maniac for that Diablo Swing Orchestra new album, seems to be as ellusive as a new Therion one…

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