The Grindhouse | Cabrakaän, Silent Angel, Sinnery & More New Loudness

You want it loud? Join the club — my site ain’t called Tinnitist for shiggles, bucko. Here are the latest worthy metal and hard rockin’ offerings to menace my inbox. Raise your head, bang the dead (or something like that):


Cabrakaän | Journey to Aztlán: Heavy Metal, Folklore, and Cultural Identity

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Cabrakaän are a Mexican metal band based in Calgary. They formed in 2011 and have made it their mission to infuse metal with traditional instruments and folky elements. This year they are releasing an album Aztlán, and to complement it have produced a documentary further explaining their musical background and heritage. They share their thoughts on the video explanation: “We hope that it will be engaging to people who aren’t necessarily metal fans, who are interested in music and culture. A lot of the music is a blend between our previous releases and stem tracks from our upcoming release. We hope that this helps to tell our story and to get audiences interested in how our album will sound.”

Silent Angel | Against The Tides

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Italian / Malaysian band Silent Angel are ready to reveal Against The Tides, the first single from their first full-length Unyielding, Unrelenting, due on Rockshots Records in November. “This tune was one of the last songs I wrote for the record,” says guitarist Eric ‘StormBlade’ Poon. “It was written during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic that brought the world to its knees… and subsequently the invasion of Ukraine. I was toying around with the riff and rhythm structure for quite some time. Seeing friends across the world, family and relatives fall victim to the effects of the pandemic drove me to pen the lyrics as a means to inspire any and everyone afflicted to stand strong and persevere. Never to give up in the face of insurmountable odds.”

Sinnery | An Ode

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Set to be released at the end of this year, Sinnery’s Below The Summit will be the third instalment in their thrash metal legacy. Armed with blistering guitar solos, thunderous drumming and roaring vocals, this trailblazing thrash metal outfit from Israel is set to obliterate eardrums with the latest single An Ode off this upcoming release. Say the band: “We discovered new elements and patterns in our composition while writing An Ode that we hadn’t done on our last record Black Bile, thus continuing our broadening metal journey.”

Aittala | Saint

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Unleashing their album Live to Regret in November of last year via Exitus Stratagem Records, modern doomsters Aittala offered up an 11-track full-length that defied the limits of genre rules. Today, they share their modern-day metal ballad Saint about the pleasure and pain of a destructive relationship with a new visualizer featuring scenes from the classic horror movie Carrie. Vocalist/guitarist Eric Aittala adds: “Saint is one of my favorite songs Aittala has released both musically and lyrically. We intended to shoot a video for it, but it just never materialized. I just happened to watch Carrie recently and was inspired to use scenes from the movie to tell the story of the song. The chilling scenes from the movie lend themselves perfectly to the dark tone and theme of Saint.”

King Ov Wyrms | To March From Darkness

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The mournful melodies of Tucson, AZ’s King Of Wyrms return once again in a second album The Womb Ov Borealis, coming out later this year. Back in 2020, their debut album Lord Ov Thornes was met with excellent reception for those who enjoy black and death metal, and this new album promises to be just as ferocious and dark as its predecessor while taking a divergent turn into the depths of their creativity. The second single To March From Darkness aims to introduce listeners to their new form, still the same duo studio project as before, but with fewer genre restrictions and without influences from outside sources, along with a bass guest Derrek Page. Vocalist/guitarist Michael Oneirous Sanchez explains their evolution: “This single is a prime example of what we have done to evolve from our previous approach and sound that was found in Lord Ov Thornes.”