Donuts & CANTO: Chris Cornell, Pyrrhon, Old Man Gloom and more!

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Chris Cornell

May 19, 2017

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

    • Leading off with some sad news, Chris Cornell was found dead late Wednesday evening. The former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was just 52 years old, and it’s hard to put into words how enormous a loss this is. Rest in peace, Chris.

    • Pyrrhon have revealed the title, release date and first single for their upcoming third albumWhat Passes for Survival features cover artwork from Caroline Harrison, and will be out August 11 on Willowtip Records.
    • It’s rare to find bands that just GET social media, but Old Man Gloom is undoubtedly one of them. The guys took to their Facebook page to announce that they might be doing something that “rhymes with ‘la’cord a feckerd'” this fall. I think I speak for all of us when I say that I’d be very excited for a new Old Man Gloom feckerd.
    • Taake has been forced to cancel the first two shows of their planned North American tour with GosT and Helheim. The culprit? That old standby, visa issues. Hopefully this gets sorted quickly, cause while I’m not familiar with Helheim, Taake and GosT on the same bill would be lit in all the best, weirdest ways.
    • Good news for Prong fans! The band has released details for their upcoming 12th album: it’ll be called Zero Days, and will drop in July via Steamhammer / SPV.
  • And finally, let’s close it out with the late Mr. Cornell and one of the more memorable rock screams you’ll ever hear. Here’s a look back to Audioslave‘s “Cochise”:

That’ll do it for now. We’ll be back this time on Monday with our next edition. Until then: be well, everyone.

Keep it heavy,
Dan

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