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Album Review: Sadistic Ritual – The Enigma, Boundless

This has got to be one of the quirkiest and most entertaining thrash records I have laid ears on in a while. The band is from Atlanta, Georgia and their moniker had me thinking they would be a POSSESSED or KREATOR type band. Thankfully, they are more original than that and not easy to describe. The PR calls them “psychedelic” thrash, but the most psychedelic thing about the album is its cover art. I think fans expecting real hardcore psych influence might be disappointed. SADISTIC RITUAL does not fit into a neat little box. They aren’t a knock-off of either […]


On the eve of their European and UK The Carrion Tour dates, HUNTSMEN have today their new EP, The Dying Pines, via Prosthetic Records. The Dying Pines features two new original songs and a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s ‘Carry On’, with the EP serving as the first glimpse of new material since the Chicago, IL band’s 2020 full length, Mandala Of Fear. The Dying Pines is available on digital, as well as cassette (limited to 100 copies worldwide) – available exclusively HERE LISTEN TO THE DYING PINES EP via Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Bandcamp and Spotify Speaking […]

Album Review: Wormwitch – Wolf Hex

WORMWITCH has been at it awhile, and now returns for the all-important third album. Reviews have been kind to the Vancouver quartet thus far, so all that remains is the question “Did the band deliver?”. After the intro of ‘Lunar Maniac’ wanders about aimlessly for 1:00 (as most intros are wont to do), the laughably-titled ‘Canadian Denim Mountain Attack’, which manages in one clumsy, fell swoop to poorly appropriate both DARKTHRONE’s ‘Canadian Metal’ and ‘Hiking Metal Punks’, both of which leave a bag of reindeer shit on WORMWITCH’s suburbanite doorstep. And if you thought the song was any better, it’s […]


St. Louis, Missouri based technical death metal band, SUMMONING THE LICH have announced a string of August and September shows across the US – alongside The Behest Of Serpents and Carrion Vael. The shows will be SUMMONING THE LICH’s first live dates since the release of their debut long player, United In Chaos (Purchase HERE), in February. Accompanying the tour announcement, the band have also today shared a performance video of United In Chaos‘ title track live from Encapsulated Studios – recorded by Gabe Usry and filmed by Danny Tilson. Speaking on the tour announcement, the band says: “We’re incredibly […]


Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the signing of progressive death metal five piece, BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS. The New Zealand band recently released self-released their third studio album, Nightmare Withdrawals, to widespread critical acclaim – and caught the eye of the Los Angeles based label. Writing is already underway for the follow up album which will likely see a release in 2022. Listen to Nightmare Withdrawals HERE Of their signing to Prosthetic, the band comments: “We’re proud to announce our signing to Prosthetic Records. One cannot go far within the realms of extreme metal without acknowledging the […]

An Autumn For Crippled Children – new single, ‘Splendour Unnoticed’, out now

AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN have announced ‘Splendour Unnoticed’, the third single to be taken from their forthcoming album – As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes – due for release via Prosthetic Records on May 21. Accompanying the single release, the black metal-meets-shoegaze band have shared an accompanying video. Listen to Splendour ‘Unnoticed’ via Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp. Pre-order As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes HERE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘SPLENDOUR UNNOTICED’ Speaking on the new single, the band comments: “The track subject is darker than you would think hearing the music. The song itself […]


Sweden’s HORNDAL have today announced their sophomore album, due for release via Prosthetic Records on April 9. Titled Lake Drinker, the album tells the tale of the eponymous town of Horndal – and how it is on a cursed path to destruction for the second time in forty years. Alongside the album announcement the four-piece have released the single, ‘Rossen’, named after the lake in Horndal. The accompanying video features a five star tour of Horndal and its many and varied amenities. ‘Rossen’ is available to listen to on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. Lake Drinker is available to pre-order […]

Album Review: Undeath – Lesions Of A Different Kind

It takes a lot of either courage, confidence, or flat out balls for a new death metal band to release a debut album. Sometimes it’s all of one of the aforementioned, sometimes an equal blend of all three. Nonetheless, when the promo sheet from Prosthetic Records hails your album as “a whole new level [Insert Obligatory “of confidence and powarrr!” Here] of skull crushing intensity, you’d best know what you’re about. I’m also a little concerned that, within a little over 1 ½ years, New York’s UNDEATH has managed to crank out 2 digital demos, a vinyl split, a compilation, […]

AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN: All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Prosthetic Records

All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet, the latest full-length from Dutch atmospheric black metal unit AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, is out now and streaming via their new label home of Prosthetic Records. A ten-track chronology of the human condition that heaves under the weight of both distortion and emotion, All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet seamlessly defies all genre constraints as vivid melody provides a counterpoint to dismal soundscapes and harsh vocals. Embracing an insular approach to their output, the stunning offering was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by the band. The cover art was also created by the […]


Recent Prosthetic Records signings, WVRM, have announced a spring tour in support of the godfathers of grind, Napalm Death. Earlier this month, South Carolina’s grind powerhouse confirmed details of their label debut – an uncompromising aural assault entitled Colony Collapse, due to be released on April 3. Pre-orders are available now HERE The first track to be released from Colony Collapse is titled ‘My Fucking Dixie (The New South)’, and it can be heard HERE As WVRM are arguably South Carolina’s only grind band, it is fitting that they hit the road with true grindcore icons, Napalm Death. Of the […]