Donuts & CANTO: Pain, Nine Inch Nails, Guns ‘n’ Roses and more!

pain peter tagtgren
Pain mastermind Peter Tagtgren

June 6, 2017

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

    • Let’s lead off with something that should make our Literati Overlord quite happy: Peter Tagtgren’s industrial project Pain has announced its first-ever North American tour. However, it’s not a very big one — just nine dates in all, supporting Orphaned Land.

    • Speaking of industrially-minded things, Nine Inch Nails have announced they’ll be releasing a new EP this summer — the second in a trilogy of EPs that began with last year’s Not the Actual Events.
    • Guns ‘n’ Roses are reportedly “assembling ideas” for a possible new album, according to guitarist Richard Fortus. I mean, why not? With Chinese Democracy somehow having dropped almost a decade ago (!!!) and Axl, Slash and Duff somehow having made nice, all the truly crazy shit’s already come to pass for these guys.
    • Apparently, people are bored enough to be speculating that Ghost might have a new, still-anonymous drummer. Which, 1) Probably. 2) We’ve no way to prove this, because — again — anonymity. 3) This guy definitely isn’t getting paid, because Papa. And 4) He’ll probably play like five gigs before being replaced.
    • Frontman Mike Muir has suggested that last year’s World Gone Mad may be the last Suicidal Tendencies album. I’d say “go out on top,” but it’s more like “go out somewhere in the lower middle.” Probably for the best.
  • And finally, there’s a power metal band called Custard for some reason, and they dropped a new video that you really should watch, because it is everything. (It is most definitely not everything. Watch it anyway:)

In its own way, that thing might eclipse Rhapsody‘s “Rain of a Thousand Flames” video in terms of sheer hilariously-awfulness. Maybe. I gotta think about it. Either way, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,

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