April 21, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off, some horrible news from Internal Bleeding: drummer William Tolley died tragically while fighting a fire with the Fire Department of New York — his day job for nearly a decade and a half. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in power, Bill.
- Dark Tranquillity has announced a run of fall tour dates with Warbringer and Striker. I didn’t really care for Atoma, so you probably won’t see me at any of these. It’s also not coming anywhere near me, so…yeah.
- So that “goddammit if true” we left you with on Tuesday, regarding Ryan Patterson’s departure from Coliseum? Welp, it’s true. In fact, the band broke up way back at the end of 2015. Accordingly, goddammit. Oh well, at least they went out on a high note.
- When Dirk Verbeuren left Soilwork to join Megadeth (because reasons?) it left the Swedish melodeath crew with some enormous shoes to fill. Well, they’ve done so with one of Verbeuren’s former students, a chap named Bastian Thusgaard.
- Excited to see Pentagram on one of their East Coast dates? Well, you’ll be doing so without frontman Bobby Liebling — who, it appears, is off to rehab.
- The lineup for Bay Area Death Fest 2017 has been announced. Gracing the stage at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge will be Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Dying Fetus and a whole bunch more. If you’re in the Bay Area, good for you.
- And finally, the Night Flight Orchestra are fun. So are cartoons. Well, wouldn’t you know it, their new video for “Gemini” gives us the best of both of those worlds! Check it out below:
The band’s new album, Amber Galactic, is out May 19 via Nuclear Blast. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time on Monday for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,