Donuts & CANTO: Woe, RIP Allan Holdsworth, Kirk Hammett and more!


April 17, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

  • As usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music on Friday, including Craven IdolOranssi Pazuzu and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list!
  • Woe and Ultha were kicked off the Hamburg ist Droneburg festival. Apparently, officials at the venue playing host to the festival got cold feet after finding out the groups had once played at a different festival with Inquisition. Never mind the fact that both bands are openly anti-fascist. Just disregard that little tidbit.

  • Guitarist Allan Holdsworth passed away on Sunday at age 70. Holdsworth was enormously influential to the prog and jazz fusion — and, by extension, some sections of the metal — communities, and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Allan.
  • ShiningRevenge and Wolvhammer have added a handful of dates to their forthcoming U.S. trek. Here’s the updated list, if you’re looking to go.
  • Okay, folks, now don’t get too shocked at this, but…Century Media signed another legacy act. I know, right? Crazy. The latest addition to their arsenal of geriatrics? Necrophobic.
  • And finally, here’s a new tune from Suffocation. Check out the 360-degree “video” for “Your Last Breaths”

As noted before, the band’s new album, …Of the Dark Light, comes out June 9 on Nuclear Blast. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,

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