CANTO: Omnium Gatherum, Moon Tooth, Orange Goblin, and More

I can tell the seasons are changing because I haven’t been able to breathe in about a week.

  • Omnium Gatherum have announced a 2022 North American tour with Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate. They’ll be touring in support of Origin, which drops on November 5th through Century Media. Those dates are in February and March, and you can purchase your tickets here.
  • California blackened death metal crew Civerous are releasing their debut full-length, Decrepit Flesh Relic, on November 19th through Transylvanian Recordings. As a sampling of what’s to come, check out “Herodacy” (and get your pre-order on), right here.
  • Heavy metal legends Orange Goblin have signed on with Peaceville Records. Better still, they’re offering a Halloween Q&A session on Facebook, details of which you can get at their page.
  • We’re closing today with Moon Tooth, because Moon Tooth happenings are always reasons to celebrate. Check out the video for “Nymphaeaceae” below, out through Pure Noise Records, a track that serves as an early preview of their follow up to 2019’s Crux.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Battle Beast, Dragonforce, Nite, and More

Today seemed a bit quiet for a Monday, but I’m sure I’ll find something.

  • I suppose we can start with a tour. Battle Beast is joining Dragonforce for a North American tour this coming March and April. It all kicks off March 20th in Denver and wraps up on April 23rd in Berkeley. The Dragonforce tour actually starts March 7th, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch those guys if you’re interested.
  • Can’t remember the last time I mentioned Skid Row, so let’s go down that road next. They’re releasing a new box set, SKID ROW: The Atlantic Years 1989-1996, on December 3rd. You can pre-order any of the formats here.
  • If you happen to be on the West Coast, you should probably try to attend one of these two Nite performances. The first date is November 26th in San Francisco supporting Cradle of Filth, and the second falls on December 1st across the bay in Oakland with Unto Others.
  • I don’t feel like scrolling through the inbox anymore, so we’ll close with some more Dragonforce. Here is the new video for “Strangers”, which is taken from 2019’s Extreme Power Metal.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: October 24 – 30, 2021

Archspire 2021
Archspire

Ok folks, last full week of spooky season so get your scare on…stat. Or, you could go watch this gory bit from Archspire and consider yourself covered. Speaking of… this week’s new metal release list kicks off with bonkers tech death from, you guessed it, Archspire and it does indeed slap, and slay, in equal parts. We’ve got another tech death slab in the form of jazz hands from First Fragment, deep and fuzzy doom from Monolord who stay as consistently good as ever, a new slab of mastometal from Mastodon, and many, many more in the list that follows. Yep, another great week for new releases and yet another long list to keep you busy. Don’t forget to gorge on horror and scary stuff while you’re shovelin’ cash at all these artists, think of it as a treat or treat scenario where it’s a treat for you and a treat for them. Enjoy.

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Video Premiere: Thy Worshiper — “Baba Jaga”

Happy Monday, everyone. Kicking the new week off a bit differently this time, we’re thrilled to premiere the new video from Thy Worshiper. Originating in Poland, now Dublin-based pagan black metal act Thy Worshiper are releasing their fifth studio album, Bajki o Staruchu, on November 17th through Pagan Records. “Baba Jaga, the video of which is available below, is the first offering from the upcoming new album.

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Blood Red: Hooptober 8.0 – Week Six

Five more down…only four movies left. This is the penultimate Blood Red for 2021, and I’m surprised that there’s still some fuel, some drive to watch more horror. It helped that I put some emphasis this week on Hammer, one of my favorite horror studios. If you thought the studio was just the home for reimagining of some of the classic Universal monsters, then I humbly offer two fantastic films that stray from that path. Both Captain Clegg (aka Night Creatures) and The Devil Rides Out take a very different path, and also feature very different roles from two of the greatest horror performers of all time: Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Nowadays the Indonesian film industry is getting its just credit with some incredible genre films, but if you want an early slice that feels like if Evil Dead met the work of the Shaw Brothers, check out Queen of Black Magic. And while I can’t in good conscious recommend Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, I will tell you that I did laugh out loud a couple of times. Plus you get some really demented scenes featuring a snowman, so if that’s your jam, go for it. Finally, all that Hammer put me in the mood for some old fashioned monster love, so I checked out Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell and was entirely satisfied.

We’re almost to the end, folks. As always, scan the summaries, check out the full reviews over on Cinema Dual, and I’ll see you in seven days… 

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