June 5, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:
- Leading off, Rammstein‘s Friday evening set at the Rock Am Ring festival was cancelled as the festival was forced to evacuate due to concerns over a possible terrorism threat. Thankfully, nothing came of the threat and the festival was able to resume the next day.
- Meshuggah announced on Friday that longtime guitarist Fredrik Thordendal will not be performing on the band’s summer tour; filling in will be Scar Symmetry guitarist Per Nilsson. Not a bad dude to tap if you’re looking for an emergency sub!
- Origin released a lyric video for their new song, “Cascading Failures, Diminishing Returns,” which you can check out here. The verbose track is due to appear on the band’s new album, Unparalleled Universe, which drops the end of this month.
- Longtime Baroness guitarist Pete Adams has left the band to focus his attention elsewhere. It’s a bummer and a half, but it sounds like the split was amicable, which is a nice silver lining. Adams has been replaced by Gina Gleason.
- With Warning having been forced to cancel their U.S. tour due to — yep, you guessed it — visa issues, the Northwest Terror Fest has tapped Coven to headline its final night. Which is kind of a big deal, seeing as Coven hasn’t played here in 27 years.
- So it looks like the Entombed name rights saga may not be over after all. Goddammit.
- If you feel like it’s been a while since we heard new stuff from The Atlas Moth, well…you’re right. But good news, the band’s started recording their new album!
- And finally, you had to know I’d be closing with this one: Vattnet dropped their new single, “Dark Black,” on Friday. Check out the lyric video below:
The band’s first song since the departure of founding member Nick Thornbury will appear on their upcoming, self-titled album, out later this year on New Damage Records. And I happen to love the fuck out of it. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,