• Here’s a list of Bandcamp albums that are Name Your Own Price (free). It’s encouraged to support the bands if possible but I know it’s not possible for all of us. If you want one added comment below and I’ll check it out. If you encounter any that are no longer free then comment below! If you every see nazi shit posted here or anywhere on Noob Heavy, I didn’t know and you can email me at noobheavyau@gmail.com to remove that trash. The 2020 Free Band Camp Wiki is still up and will stay up. […]

  • These are visual artists who sell band merch designs on IG or are open for commission. They vary in price and style but there should be something for every level of band here. All Links go to Instagram or their official website or their FB (If no IG) (clicking photos works) If they put contact links in their bio then go there rather than DM. Try to have realistic expectations including budget. If you want to be included just email me with an example work to noobheavyau@gmail.com […]

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  • Written by Melinda >Lunar Blood – Twilight Insurgency> Red & Anarchist black metal/death metal>New Jersey, USA>Released February 18, 2022>Bandcamp Link Cover painted by Misanthropic Art Illustrations “Killing us under cover of law all this violence takes its toll we’ll arm ourselves. Bars and clubs turn to armories new black coffins for old white men” Absolutely uncompromising antifascist blackened death metal from a young New Jersey band. I say uncompromising because this isn’t your artful poetic thinly veiled approach to antifascism, but rather a very direct blunt approach to antifascism, the bloody hammer of antifascism. On Facebook their page is marked as a business: Funeral service & [...]
  • Written by Barlow Fire to The Prisons – Fire to the Prisons EP black metal/doom/blackgazeOut June 3rd, 2022https://fire2theprisons.bandcamp.com/ Solo artists producing metal of any kind is always such a curiosity, on the one hand being a solo acoustic act or a solo hip hop act has some a kind of sense to it, you don’t need to necessarily have anyone else, and you can put out music at your pace, the same – however – can not be said for black metal. Trying to navigate several different instruments and vocals all on your own seems like such a daunting task – particularly for someone like this [...]

New 2022 Albums

2022

Roundup: June Jollies

Written by Melinda, Barlovv, Kep and Ellis Heasley A mix of fresh mini reviews mixed with excerpts from larger reviews the team did of June releases. Underground metal and hardcore big and small. Pick and […]

Australian Metal

Carcassbomb's Reviews

Australian Heavypedia: Interview with Shatter Brain (Death/Thrash)

Shatter Brain just put out their debut LP Pitchfork Justice after having a split and demo to their name since their formation in 2017. This new album marks a rise for the band in the underground Australian metal scene with an overall well rounded product. It certainly helps that they host a couple of their states largest metal festivals. […]

Progressive metal band Ironstone
Prog Metal

Australian progmetal band IRONSTONE release debut EP Prophecy on May 29th

Let me give you a first impression of IRONSTONE, a young progressive metal band from Bendigo, Australia. Influenced by a range of genres, their music is heavy and percussive, with atmospheric layers and catchy choruses. It features the duality of clean and distorted vocals, djent driven riffs and breakdowns, what makes the result contemporary, melodic and hard hitting. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Lucifungus – Derek 6 (Stoner Doom)

Lucifungus made a pretty strong impression in 2018 with their debut EP and a bunch of awesome show lineups in 2019. I’m glad to finally get some more from these guys. A very riff focused doom duo with a lot of gain, the way it ought to be. I wonder if they have the orange amps. Definitely got the Melvins vibe. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Wardaemonic – Acts Of Repentance 9.5 (Black Metal)

Alright, what is in the bloody water over at Perth? The amount of bands coming out of there at the top of their game is intense. It’s unlike anywhere else on the continent, and they’re even on my favorite label, Transcending Obscurity. This label has good taste, every album that gets released there has some kind of quirk or progressive music ideology that separates the bands from their genre. This isn’t just another black metal album, it’s an experience equally capable of being a mosher and a thinker. It unravels unto your mind and stirs something in your soul. Acts of Repentance releases on the 20th of March and will be one of this year’s highlights just based on the sound and presentation combination happening here. It’s a high quality and well-rounded album. […]

2018 albums

Tape Review: Sabïre – Gates Ajar 7.0 (Heavy Metal)

This is one of those times where I got a tape just because of how awesome the cover looked. This is some fun straight out of the 80s and carries both the sound and mentality of the era with it. We’re talking heavy metal guitars and clean vocals about sex and BDSM. It’s dated but highly listenable. […]

Reviews Presented Randomly

2020 Albums

Album Review: Messiah In The Abyss – Genocidal Journey 7.4 (Black Metal)

This quarantine will be bring the rise of the one man band, and Messiah in the Abyss is proof of that. Raw black metal with dark ambient and dungeon synth textures all the way from Venezuela. Everything is done by a man who goes by the name Zaratustra the dead. His output has been incredibly consistent, as he’s released a ton of music in a very short amount of time, and from what I’ve heard, It’s all quality! […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Hellripper – Black Arts & Alchemy EP 9 (Speed Metal)

At this point I’m covering so many one man bands and it’s crazy the level of quality an individual can put out now. This guy has a bit of a history having released a slew of recordings over the past few years, a lot of which are well received. He’s clearly onto something. I’ll definitely be going back to check out the LP which holds a whopping 89% at the Metallum. This has 91% with less reviewers. Just for context, most of the time fully fledged and veteran bands get worse scores than this every day. There’s plenty of blackened speed metal here with zero compromise to the sound or intensity. Definitely check this one out. […]

2020 Albums

Asarhaddon – Reysa 8 (Black Metal)

For anyone who knows me, you know that I love black metal and most of its subgenres. Asarhaddon fall into the melodic black metal category, which just happens to probably be my favorite. With bands like Actros, Abigail Williams and Wormwitch releasing some of my favorite records of last year, this side of black metal has been getting a lot of love from me recently. I believe this is the band’s first full length and it’s my first encounter with them as well. I must say it’s an overall positive first impression, this record is solid. I’ve been listening to it for a few weeks now and it’s only grown on me in that time. […]

2021

Album Review: Wreche – “All My Dreams Came True” 8/10 (Black Metal)

When someday I teach a college course on heavy metal, one of the things I’ll cover on the first day of class is the basic instrumentation of the style: guitar(s), bass, vocals, drums. Some bands drop vocals from the standard lineup (Animals as Leaders, Behold the Arctopus), some drop the bass (Eremit, formerly Pig Destroyer), and some will even drop the guitar (Bell Witch, Necromantia). Autarkh even blew minds earlier this year by using DJ-style beats instead of a drumkit.  […]