Steelfest manages to impress with their line-up and organization every single year, and this year is no different, even after some recent setbacks! We’re amazed with the line-up that celebrates everything that is underground and extreme yet again, and that’s only a part of the reasons why you should still try to make it to the fest this weekend!

VoidCeremony’s sophomore ‘Threads of Unknowing’ delivers a visceral piece of technical death metal showcasing the unrivaled mastery and jazzy approach for which the band became known. Suffice to say that this is one of the best albums in death metal this year. Out via 20 Buck Spin.

The tenth opus “Terrasite” in Cattle Decapitation’s catalog focuses on the slower melodic trademarks without sacrificing its sonic brutality. This is another high-quality output from these progressive death metal/grindcore maniacs, and I will not be surprised to see it on fans’ top albums of the year. Out via Metal Blade Records!

As the festival summer is quickly approaching, May sees many great releases yet again. Our team of writers put together a nice selection of those they are looking forward to the most this month with Deathstars, Cattle Decapitation, Veil Of Maya, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Ghost, Thulcandra, Frozen Soul, Sleep Token, Henget, Vomitory, Immortal, Kalmah and Legion Of The Damned!

Australian death metal trio Werewolves unleash a scathing first track with ‘Under The Ground’, from their upcoming new album ‘My Enemies Look and Sound Like Me’, set for release via Prosthetic Records in August!

Italian blackened deathcore outfit The Modern Age Slavery released their new album ‘1901 | The First Mother’ via Fireflash Records last Friday, and celebrated with the new single and video ‘Irradiate All The Earth’!

Despite a lengthy hiatus, Swedish death doom veterans Runemagick has been quite prolific again these past few years with ‘The Cenotaph of Mankind’ as the latest engraving into this monolith of doom. Out since last Friday via Hammerheart Records.

‘Of Existential Distortion’ is definitely among the best black metal albums that Iceland has offered in recent times. Úlfúð aptly managed to emphasize the hallmarks of 90s black metal dark melodies by presenting an album equally majestic as the Norwegian bands. Out via Dark Descent Records.

Greek black metal outlaws Lucifer’s Child teamed up with Brazil’s Nervochaos for a Northern leg of their European “The Fall Of The Rebel Angels Tour”, which starts about halfway May!

Epic extreme metal trio Craving shared the new single and video ‘Gods Don’t Negotiate’, featuring Cradle Of Filth’s Marek “Ashok” Šmerda, a track from the upcoming album ‘Call Of The Sirens’, set for release next month via Massacre Records!