April 4, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the weekend and yesterday:
- On Friday, as per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums, including Mastodon and Falls of Rauros. Also as per usual, you can check out Josh’s Initial Descent post for the full breakdown.
- So that “Batushka dropping out of MDF” speculation we posted on Friday? Well, it’s pretty much confirmed; on Saturday, the festival organizers revealed that Uada had been tapped to fill the Poles’ slot at the Festival. Still a bummer, but they could have done far, far worse as replacements go.
- Wintersun has apparently raised some €428,000 (roughly $456,000) in their “hey guys, please build us a studio” crowdfunding campaign. A reminder, that the perks for said campaign included, basically, four new songs and tweaked versions of a bunch of old songs everyone’s already heard and/or owns. That raised $456,000. Just a reminder.
- Turns out Gruesome hasn’t replaced Exhumed as Matt Harvey’s main hustle after all: the latter has entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2013’s Necrocacy.
- Hey guys, remember Dimmu Borgir? You’d be forgiven if you answered “no” — after all, their last album, Abrahadabra, came out seven years (that’s one Wintersun year) ago. Welp, guitarist Silenoz says they’re nearly finished with the follow-up. Finally.
- If you’re in Grand Rapids, Montréal, St. Louis or Salt Lake City, good news: Lamb of God and Behemoth have announced shows in your cities on the off-dates of their tour with Slayer. If you’re not in any of those four places, well…guess you have to pay Slayer to go see these guys.
- And finally, At the Drive In have released a video for their new song, “Hostage Stamps.” Check it out below:
The band’s long-awaited reunion album, in•ter a•li•a, drops May 5 on Rise Records. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,