CANTO: Melvins, Municipal Waste, Criminal, and More

Today was a good day to be a Red Wings fan, just in case anyone was wondering (you weren’t).

  • Municipal Waste have tacked on some more dates to their 2021 tour plans. This latest batch of shows are with Crowbar (which is awesome), are the dates run from November 13th through the 23rd. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Criminal has announced a new album, Sacrificio, which will be released on September 17th through Metal Blade Records. Check out the first single and video from that album, titled “Zona De Sacrificio”, right now.
  • The Melvins have announced a newly recorded, career-spanning acoustic collection titled Five Legged Dog. The collection will include 36 tracks, and it’s set for a October 15th release through Ipecac Recordings. It’s available for pre-order here, and you can check out “Night Goat” for a preview of what’s to come.
  • And we’ll close with the new video from death/thrash collective Toxic Ruin. Nightmare Eclipse is set for an August 27th release through M-Theory Audio, their debut through the label. The video for “Defiler” can be streamed immediately below. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Erdve — “Savigaila”

Erdve - Savigaila

You already know I love music from around the globe.  I love listening to the way different countries shape the worldview of the people living in them and their own unique metal scene, and after some time of waiting, I can finally put a pin in Lithuania on my map of the world, thanks to Erdve and their stunning new stomper Savigaila.  I don’t often advertise my feelings on an album before the cut, but, then again, I also don’t tend to review albums I think I’m going to hate; this, however, surprised me in the best way possible.

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CANTO: John 5, Exmortus, Times of Grace, and More

times of grace band

I’m already looking forward to the return of hockey.

  • In anticipation of their upcoming tour together, John 5 and Jared James Nichols are hosting a Facebook live event on Monday, July 26th. The tour I’m referring to starts on August 10th and will run through September 4th. Tickets for those dates can be found here.
  • Thrash veterans Exmortus have also announced a new U.S. tour. Those dates run from July 22nd through August 21st, most of which are out west. So like, that tour starts tomorrow. Did I miss an earlier announcement about this? Anyway, in other news, it looks like a new album is planned for 2022 as well, which is dope.
  • Have you ever sat around just wishing you had a Guns N’ Roses branded bong? Well, if so, opportunity is now knocking… on heaven’s door (I’m so sorry). Here’s the purchase link, but I’m willing to bet it’ll be sold out soon if it isn’t already.
  • Times of Grace, the project featuring Adam D and Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, shared a new visualizer for “Currents”. Of course, that’s a track taken from the recently released Songs of Loss and Separation, which just dropped last week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Allegaeon’s Riley McShane on voicing a character in the Resident Evil series, gaming and favorite platforms, favorite vocalists in death metal, future band plans, and so much more!

Allegaeon

Allegaeon has fast become a household name in the tech death metal arena, and for good reason. Their last album Apoptosis was a beacon in the tech-melodic-death-metal arena and placed the band on the same wavelength as the giants in this genre. And maybe even head and shoulders above their competition. Eye of the beholder sort of thing, obviously, but these dudes are the real deal. Period. With that said, head inside for an in depth discussion with Riley McShane via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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CANTO: Mono, Insomnium, Armored Saint, and More

Alright, after a some time off I think I’m finally getting the wheels turning again. Not at work, of course. But everywhere else, for sure.

  • This is from last week, but since I can’t get enough of Insomnium I’m going to share it anyway. The Finnish melodic death metal legends announced a new EP, Argent Moon, which is set for a September 17th release through Century Media. In conjunction, they also dropped a new track and video titled “The Antagonist”. Personally, I love the melancholy vibe of the last few singles I’ve heard. This band can do no wrong.
  • Armored Saint have announced fresh tour dates with Black Label Society and Prong. It’s a very brief run of five shows, all out west, from December 27th through the 31st. The only band I’ve seen live out of this bunch recently was BLS, and based on that alone I can confirm these shows are worth attending if you can manage it.
  • Bastardur, the crust punk project from Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), has officially signed on with Season of Mist and announced new album details. Satan’s Loss of Son will be out on October 29th, and you can preview what’s to come with the new single titled “Viral Tumor”.
  • Let’s close out a very weird day with the new single and video from Mono, who I love dearly. This track it titled “Riptide”, which is taken from Pilgrimage of the Soul. That album is set for a September 17th release through Pelagic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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