The 100% Metal Playlist of the week #84

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Crimson Glory – Triskaideka

The cult heavy metal band is back! 25 years after Astronomica, their latest album, Crimson Glory releases “Triskaideka”, a new epic mid-tempo which allows the public to discover the performance of Travis Willis, new singer, who succeeds Midnight, Wade Black and Todd LaTorre. It remains to be seen what the newly reformed Americans have in store for the future.

Dust Bolt – Leave Nothing Behind

German thrash metal band Dust Bolt unveils “Leave Nothing Behind,” an incandescent new single packed with wild moshparts. Find him in Sound & Fury, their next album, scheduled for February 23.

Witchorious – The Witch

The French doom trio is back at it again with a soaring and ethereal new single, aptly named “The Witch”. By unveiling it, Witchorious takes the opportunity to announce the release of its first album, scheduled for February 16.

Griffon – The Man of Tarn

French-speaking black metal group, Griffon continues its journey and prepares the ground for the release of Da Republica, its next studio album, scheduled for February 16. Thus comes “The Man from Tarn”, the first extract, centered on Jean Jaurès, who served as deputy for Tarn. The group calls him a “true pacifist hero.”

The Gems – Fruits of my Labor

The Swedish trio The Gems (formed by former Thundermother musicians) is preparing for the imminent release of their first album, scheduled for this Friday, January 26. Before that, discover the mid-tempo “Fruits of my Labor”, in which the voice of Guernica Mancini always works wonders.

Monkey3 – Collision

Swiss instrumental space rock band Monkey3 unveils “Collision”, a powerful and inhabited new single. This is a new extract from Welcome To The Machine, their next album, due out February 23. Inspired by films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Matrix, Sunshine, Solaris and 1984, this album revolves around a reflection on the relationship between human beings and machines.

VLTIMAS – Scorcher

The VLTIMAS project, notably including David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel) on vocals, unveils the sulphurous “Scorcher”. A blast to be found on EPIC, the next album, whose release is announced on March 15.

POD – I Won’t Bow Down

Nearly a quarter of a century after its album Sattelite (in which we notably find “Youth of a Nation”) which was a great success at the time, the American neo-metal group has continued its journey and continues to release new songs, the proof with “I Won’t Bow Down”, the latest, which will appear in the album Veritas, scheduled for May 3.

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