After a week off due to the miniscule amount of albums released this early in the year, The Circle Pit is back with a week jam packed with metal. There’s a little something here for everyone without a doubt, and so much metal that you could spend all week just catching up on this list of releases. Without further ado, here are this weeks releases in metal for Tuesday, January 18th.


First up is the former French black metal band turned shoegazers, Alcest. Their newest release “Shelter” is already up for streaming on Spotify so I’ve already gotten to spin this one a couple times. It’s safe to say I’m impressed. I found myself lost in the lush, sparkling clean guitars and the vast, open space these guys create in their songs. Check this out.

Links: Facebook // Official Webiste // iTunes


Iced Earth have returned again with their latest release, “Plagues of Babylon.” This is the band’s second release with the band’s fourth singer, Stu Block, of Into Eternity fame. Though he is without a doubt a talented singer, I still feel like he hasn’t lived up to the bar he set on the Into Eternity releases. Regardless, this is still Iced Earth, and it all sounds like Iced Earth on this one. The songs are a little longer than they were on “Dystopia” but that’s about it. This one is also streaming on Spotify already, so get to it.

Links: Facebook // Official Website // iTunes


Indian is a band I just discovered last week courtesy of a Pitchfork sponsored stream of their latest album, due out today, titled “From All Purity.” After spinning this album once or twice I’ve come to the conclusion that these guys make up one gnarly black metal/doom metal hybrid. And they can bring the heavy, completely and utterly bleak atmosphere you most deeply desire. This is a must listen, and with it streaming on Pitchfork, it couldn’t be more convenient.

Links: Facebook // Album Stream // Merch

More Shit:

Aenaon – Extance
Apostolum – Winds of Disillusion
Astral Domine – Arcanum Gloriae
Avichi – Catharsis Absolute
Crystal Viper – Possession
Culted – Oblique To All Paths
Drudkh – Eastern Frontier In Flames
Drudkh/Winterfylleth – Thousands of Moons Ago/The Gates Split
Ethereal Riffian – Shaman’s Visions
Graveborne – Through the Window of the Night
Hell/Amarok – Split
Ice Nine Kills – The Predator Becomes The Prey
The Kennedy Veil – Trinity of Falsehood
Lethe – When Dreams Become Nightmares
Lvcifyre – Svn Eater
Manes – Teeth, Toes and Other Trinkets
Monte Pittman – The Power of Three
Murmur – Murmur
Operadyse – Pandemonium
Orchid – The Zodiac Sessions
Persuader – The Fiction Maze
Pro-Pain – The Final Revolution
Rogash – Supremacy Undone
Scent of Remains – Under a Blackened Sky
Silent Force – Rising From The Ashes
Sister – Disguised Vultures
Stuntman – Incorporate the Excess
Tempel – On The Steps Of The Temple
Throwdown – Intolerance
Under Cities – Never a Lost Cause
Vardan – The Woods Is My Coffin
Warfather – Orchestrating the Apocalypse