Two Metal Bands: Check out- Orphans of Doom and Graveslave

Set to release sophomore album “II” on February 28th via The Company

Kansas City, MO-based heavyweights ORPHANS OF DOOM will release their second album, aptly titled II, on February 28 via The Company.  For a preview of the new album, check out the video for “Necromantic” today, exclusively via Metal Injection at

Formed in the summer of 2016 by Isaacson, Bryan Sedey (guitar/keys) and Gregory Koelling (drums), the trio pursued a singular goal of creating genre-defying heavy music. Melding influences of prog, heavy metal, and sludge, ORPHANS OF DOOM set out to create music that first and foremost satisfied their own tastes, with the intent of drawing equally discerning minds into the fold. Their 2018 debut, Strange Worlds/Fierce Gods, offered a glimpse into ORPHANS OF DOOM’s amalgam of riffs, melodies and rhythms and was met with high praise.

With time came progression, and when the band began the writing process for their sophomore album, it was clear that the new direction was faster, heavier and couldn’t be done with just three members. In 2019, ORPHANS OF DOOM welcomed longtime producer and engineer Justin Mantooth (Sharp WeaponsGodmakerSomnuriBummerHyborian) into the fold, offering opportunity for even more versatility and heaviness.

To celebrate the release of IIORPHANS OF DOOM will play a hometown record release party at the Riot Room in Kansas City on February 28. Stay tuned for additional live dates.


Death-Grind Mavens reveal first video from upcoming “Devotion” EP, out March 6th

Minneapolis death-grind stalwarts GRAVESLAVE have revealed a riotous new video for “God of Slaughter,” the first single from their upcoming Devotion EP, available March 6 via Trvasfuk Music.

Contrary to the song’s title, the video for “God of Slaughter” is narcissistically fun. Watch the video today, exclusively via Metal Insider at 

Devotion, the first of two “sister” EPs, features five tracks of razor-sharp riffs and blindingly fast drum work, blending elements of death metal, thrash and grind. Each of the EP’s tracks were inspired by the cult card game Magic: The Gathering.  Founded in 2014, Graveslave has been on the grind since inception.

The group was formed by Non, drummer Ben Fagerness (Gloryhole Guillotine) and bassist Josh Burke, whom all share a mutual love for gutturals and blast beats. From humble beginnings at local Twin Cities shows and DIY tours all the way to trekking across Europe in support of OriginRings of Saturn, and Hideous DivinityGRAVESLAVE kept consistently active, also releasing two EPs and a single, until the untimely death of vocalist and key member Don “Doombringer” Durkee in 2019. After a brief hiatus, the group began quietly rebuilding and recuperating. After adding new vocalist Ashton George and guitarist Joel Sigsbee (Oklahoma Caddyshack), GRAVESLAVE began putting finishing touches on Devotion, a record that now bridges two distinct eras of the band.