TRIVIUM, WARBRINGER, CIRITH UNGOL, RON KEEL AND MORE
Trivium – What The Dead Men Say
What The Dead Men Say is the ninth studio album by Trivium
Related: Corey from Trivium was last interviewed on Talking Metal during episode 763. Check the episode out here.
Warbringer – Weapons Of Tomorrow
John Kevill and his band Warbringer are no strangers to the world of Talking Metal. Kevill has been on the show many times over the years on the show. The band has been around for more than a decade. When the whole retro-thrash movement took place, people wondered, which band survives? Warbringer is among the bands that has survived, what some considered a fad at the time. Weapons Of Tomorrow is the band’s sixth studio album. It picks up right where 2017’s Woe To The Vanquished left off. It demonstrates the band’s commitment to both keep a solid hold in what they’re known for doing best. But also pushing forward and evolving. Case in point, is the album’s closer “Glorious End”. It demonstrates first hand the band’s maturity as composers.
We recently featured the video for the new track “Glorious End”. You can check the video out here.
If you were ever a doubter, this is an album worth checking out. If you’re a fan of the genre, or of the band, you should definitely add this one to your collection.
Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
Almost thirty years has gone by since the band has released a full album of new music. The band originally formed in 1971, but didn’t release their debut Frost And Fire till 1981.
To read the album’s press release, or check out the video for “Legions Arise” go here
It is obvious that the band has always kept a place in the heart of those at Metal Blade Records. Every time there is a compilation highlighting the label’s music, the band is almost always featured. Very few bands can say this, especially since they only released three albums for them. To me they were always a like an urban legend. When talking to Bob Nalbandian, he often discusses how Cirith Ungol were different. They were one of the only heavy metal bands on the scene that was filled with hard rock bombast. The band broke up in 1992, but reformed in 2016. If you’re an old school fan of the band, you’re obviously going to check this out.
Ron Keel Band – South X South Dakota
The last Ron Keel Band album came out a little over a year ago. How many bands still do that? This is his sixth solo album, his first since last year’s Fight Like A Band. His name is synonymous to people like Yngwie Malmsteen, due to being part of Steeler. He also was in Black Sabbath for about a second. How many people can say that? But, the Metal Cowboy’s stands out the most for the title track to 1985’s The Right To Rock. A lot of time has passed since then, but Ron is still giving his all, no matter if it’s his music, his radio station, or helping those in need. He is also one of the most generous storytellers. For those that don’t know I help run both this site, and Mark Strigl’s Patreon site. Ron is subscribed to the Patreon site, and when he lays down some knowledge, it’s always an aha moment. Which is why I continue to pimp his Patreon, he is beyond great.
Ron last appeared on Talking Metal during episode 792. Go here to check out that interview.
HERE ARE OTHER RELEASES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Axel Rudi Pell – Sign Of The Times
Katatonia – City Burials
Elder – Omens
Lovebites – Electric Pentagram
Mantric – False Negative
(O) – SkamHan
Trick Or Treat – The Legend Of The XII Saints
The Used – Heartwork
Oz – Forced Commandments
Cloven Hoof – Age Of Steel
Dance Gavin Dance – Afterburner
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Chunky Shrapnel
King Witch – Body Of Light
REISSUES LIVE ALBUMS AND DOCUMENTARIES
King Diamond – Abigail Reissue
King Diamond – Fatal Portrait Reissue
Def Leppard – London to Vegas
Parkway Drive – Viva The Underdogs (Documentary)