CANTO: Carnation, Fen, Grand Cadaver, and More

We’ll have content again one of these days, I promise.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Dreadnought, Psycroptic, Hypocrisy, and More

Still trucking along over here this week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Drab Majesty, Tool, Imperial Triumphant, and More

Boston day tomorrow, so we’ll see how long I can keep this post going this week.

  • Tool announced a North American tour, with dates mostly in October and November (preceded by Louder Than Life Festival on September 22). Tickets for those dates go on sale this coming Friday. Maybe I’ll give it a shot…
  • Imperial Triumphant covered Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”. That single was released through Century Media and comes ahead of their European tour. It’s the first in a series of covers, and the video for it can be seen here.
  • Another tour! Overkill have North American July dates with labelmates Exhorder and Heathen. Those tickets, of course, also go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Italian death metal project Sludge Keeper are releasing their debut, Slough Of Despair, on July 14 through Selfmadegod Records. Give “Mud Keepers” a listen here.
  • I know this matters to a couple folks at 9C (spoiler: I’m not one of them). Drab Majesty is dropping a new EP on August 25 through Dais Records titled An Object in Motion. The video for “Vanity” can be found directly below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Album Review: Thantifaxath – “Hive Mind Narcosis”

Hearing Thantifaxath’s debut full-length Sacred White Noise for the first time in 2014 formed an epiphany, an immediate realization of witnessing the manifestation of an instant contemporary classic in the field of black metal, a work of art almost too strange, horrifying and beautiful to comprehend, and one that has stood the test of time. Those of us ravenously chasing the first high of experiencing the album got their fix in the form of 2017’s magnificent, and aptly titled, Void Masquerading as Matter EP. At long last, we have Hive Mind Narcosis, a new portal to the collective creative psyche of Thantifaxath.

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CANTO: The Old Dead Tree, Eternity, Terra Builder, and More

Holy crap today has been a long one.

  • Norway’s Eternity revealed the second track from Mundicide, titled “Hymn”. Give that a listen here, and keep an eye out for that release on July 7 through Soulseller Records.
  • German death/grind outfit Terra Builder have unveiled details surrounding their debut full-length. Solar Builder isn’t out until September through Transcending Obscurity, but you can check out a few tracks from that collection over at Bandcamp.
  • Runespell set August 11 as the release date for their fifth album, Shores of Nastrond, which will be out through Iron Bonehead. Give the new track a listen, “Mirrors of the Dead”, over at the label’s Soundcloud.
  • Oceanhoarse released a cover of Metallica’s “The Four Horsemen”, so let’s throw that on the pile as well. They released their sophomore studio album, Heads Will Roll, back in February through Noble Demon.
  • Closing out our Monday (at long last), we have the video for the new song from The Old Dead Tree, titled “Terrified”. They’ll be performing at Hellfest Open Air on June 18, and their last album, The End, was a 2020 release through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”