The most memorable emo band from Jakarta “The Side Project” is finally back from the dead with their new single titled “Touché”, which was released on June 10th, 2019.
Even though relatively small, but the Icelandic black metal scene sure gets their thing going with some uprising names such as Sinmara, Carpe Noctem. Svartidauði, Naðra, and Misþyrming.One of the Icelandic black metal masterpieces mentioned earlier, Misþyrming, released a new album entitled Algleymi. It is a profound take on a newer wave of black metal with its melodic and atmospheric elements.
The Norwegian black metal act Darkthrone finally released their 17th studio album, Old Star, that was released under Peaceville Records. In this album, they incorporated elements of heavy metal, thrash metal, and death metal, and doom metal besides black metal that they are well known for. They have a pretty diverse alignment when it comes to their sounds; ever since the release of their 2006 album The Cult is Alive, they have been incorporating more eclectic changes in style such as elements of crust punk, speed metal, doom metal, and heavy metal.
The long-awaited release from K-pop sensation Lee Hi, who is famous for her sultry, unusually mature voice and soulful R&B style is finally out. 24° C, Lee Hi’s first EP since her debut in 2012, was released under YG Entertainment on May 30, 2019.
You’ve seen it on Instagram—visual previews of singer-songwriter Sal Priadi clad in traditional garb and rising young musician Nadin Amizah (also known through her Instagram handle, cakecaine) in a decorously-veiled white dress, dancing in the middle of a dimly-lit abandoned building, with a voiceover of them reciting poems and lyrics of their creation. These previews are aimed to promote their latest collaborative single, “Amin Paling Serius,” Priadi’s fifth headlining single and Amizah’s fourth one.
The titanic drone metal duo that consists of Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, Sunn O))), has just released an impeccable new studio album titled Life Metal. It was released on April 26, 2019 under Southern Lord Records, and recorded and mixed by Steve Albini using analog tape, which makes it exceptional.
On May 31st, local rapper Jibs released his single “Empty Room”. Produced and mixed by none other than himself under the mononym sleepyboi, Jibs serves us with a lo-fi hip hop track decorated with trap beats and self-written lyrics about lingering heartbreak and his perspective on life.
Oathbreaker is back in the scene with their enthralling new single called Ease Me. It is featured as a part of Adult Swim’s compilation, Metal Swim 2. The song is featured along with some other renowned names such as Baroness, Sunn O))), Eyehategod, Botanist, Author & Punisher, Alien Weaponry and Nervosa. In this song, they seemed to have abandoned their earlier extreme metal roots that they implemented on their earlier works Eros/Anteros and Mælstrøm. and, just like their earlier release before this one —the 2016 release Rheia— , they lean more on blackgaze elements.
It’s always interesting to talk about the Space Rock supergroup Angels & Airwaves, after 3 years since their last EP “Chasing Shadows” released in 2016, finally Angels & Airwaves surprised his fans and revives their music by releasing a new single titled "Rebel Girl", this song was released under Rise Records on April 30th, 2019. It’s really excited to know them joining the Rise Records family.
Super Junior’s Cho Kyuhyun, better known as Kyuhyun, makes his return to the industry with his double single album “The Day We Meet Again”.