April 14, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Remember that tidbit about Broken Hope‘s new album we featured a few weeks back? Welp, we’ve officially got cover art for Mutilated and Assimilated. And a track listing and release date (June 23). And by “we,” I mean “the world,” not just us. Century Media ain’t sendin’ us shit.
- Something about Wintersun and a new guitarist AND ALSO GUYS PLEASE KEEP SENDING US MONEY FOR A STUDIO. I dunno, I gave up long ago.
- Haken have announced a nice run of North American tour dates for late summer / early fall. The trek will celebrate the band’s tenth anniversary.
- The first-ever Metal Maya festival has announced its lineup, which will feature, among others, Anthrax, Overkill, Death Angel, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Metal Allegiance. I’ll bet a whole bunch of dads will be there. Oh, look, and Jose Mangin is hosting. I now want to go even less.
- Volbeat‘s opening for Metallica this summer, but have also announced their own, headlining off-date shows, for which their strategy seems to be “hey, let’s surround ourselves by bands who are going to show us up in every way!” Openers for these dates include Power Trip, Baroness and Iron Reagan. Who honestly sticks around for Volbeat at any of these?
- And finally, Tombs are back! Here’s a new song called “Cold,” off their forthcoming new record, The Grand Annihilation.
Will be interested to see how that thing works in the context of the rest of the album. The Grand Annihilation drops on June 16 via Metal Blade, so we’ll see then, I guess. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time on Monday for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,