Donuts & CANTO: Enslaved, Ghost, Metal Church and more!

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Enslaved

April 24, 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 albums on Friday, including Night Demon and Artificial Brain. For a full breakdown, check out Josh’s recap.
    • Enslaved are hard at work on what will be their 14th studio album, which guitarist Ivar Bjørnson says will take “more risks than ever before” and a whole bunch of other standard-issue PR speak. Either way, color us excited!

    • Since we included statements from ex-Nameless Ghouls in this segment earlier this month, it’s only fair that we share Ghost frontman Tobias Forge’s (Papa Emeritus) counter-argument over the band’s late 2016 lineup changes. To no one’s surprise, it’s exactly the opposite of what his former bandmates said. Draw your own conclusions.
    • Former W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland is the new drummer for Metal Church. This is the first time I’ve thought about either of those bands in probably five years.
    • Allegaeon have shared a [less-than-]10-second sample of new music via their Facebook page. That Patreon account’s totally paying off, guys!
    • Paradise Lost have set Medusa as the title for their upcoming new album. And it’ll probably be out this summer. Unfortunately that’s all we have on it at this point.
  • And finally, Danzig has released the wildly mediocre first single, “Devil on Hwy 9,” from the upcoming album, Black Laden Crown. Check it out below:

Yeeesh, that vocal mix. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

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