Here at Revolver, we're always on the hunt for new songs to bang our heads to — indeed, it's a big part of our jobs. With that in mind, here are the tracks released this week in metal, hard rock and hardcore that have been on heavy rotation at Revolver HQ. For your listening pleasure, we've also compiled the songs in a Spotify playlist, which will grow each week.
Venom Prison - "Daemon Vulgaris"
We've been championing U.K. death-metal rabble-rousers Venom Prison for years, and we're not about to stop now. Larissa Stupar and Co. unleashed a new re-recording from their early days this week, and "Daemon Vulgaris" V2.0 is nothing shy of absolutely destructive in the best way.
Chamber - "In Cleansing Fire"
Nashville metalcore rising stars Chamber are a band to keep your eyes on, and their latest single — the concussive, Botchian "In Cleansing Fire" — is the latest warning shot fired off by their hometown's growing hardcore scene, which is staking its claim on being one of the most vital in the land.
Ho99o9 - "Firefly Family (feat. Mike IX)"
Rap-punk duo Ho99o9 have been on fire recently, and their latest face-melting assault hails from their newly released mixtape of archived odds and ends. Featuring Eyehategod's Mike IX on characteristically scathing vocals, "Firefly Family" is a badass collab we didn't know we needed, but dammit, we deserve it.
Mr. Bungle - "Raping Your Mind"
In perhaps the most exciting metal news of the week, re-formed avant weirdos Mr. Bungle unleashed the lead single off their first album in 21 years. This re-recorded cut from 1986's cassette-only The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny demo is throwback thrash of the highest order — but what do you really expect when Anthrax's Scott Ian and original Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo are both in on the action?
Spirit Adrift - "Harmony of the Spheres"
Arizona's Spirit Adrift are on a mission to keep the sound and spirit of classic heavy metal alive, and we're here for that. The duo's new single, "Harmony of the Spheres," is jampacked with killer guitar harmonies, galloping riffery and a giant, arena-ready chorus to make the Eighties proud.
No Joy - "Dream Rats"
No Joy's Jasamine White-Gluz enlisted her sister, Alissa, a.k.a. the ferocious lead singer of Swedish melodic-death-metal titans Arch Enemy, for this gauzy, subtly blackened shoegaze reverie, marking the first time the siblings have collaborated, musically. It's No Joy's heaviest offering to date, and one of the project's most captivating. These sisters should work together more often.