CANTO: Abysmal Dawn, Author & Punisher, SOM, and More

I had three primary things to do today… and I got through exactly one of them. So it goes.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Shadows Fall, Alice Cooper, Sonata Arctica, and More

I’m ready for another adventure… which is basically my perpetual state of existence these days.

  • Since I’m seriously craving a beer right about now, let’s start with the latest from Shadows Fall. They’ve launched their own beer, named the “Destroyer of Sense” New England pale ale, in partnership with Tin Bridge Brewing Company. It will be available in cans at their one-off show at the Palladium in Worcester on December 18th.
  • Alice Cooper has quite the run of shows coming up next year. The latest announcement includes a tour with Buckcherry (on most dates), kicking off after the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Those dates covering March 18th through April 23rd.
  • And then we have a new Pelagic Records signing to mention. Post rock/neoclassical project BRUIT have announced a vinyl and CD release of The Machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again through the label, with pre-orders expected sometime in January.
  • Nowegian black metal project Minneriket are releasing a new album, Gjennom meg går ingen til hvile, independently on January 21st. Preview and pre-order that one through Bandcamp right here. I felt the need to add some black metal to the pile today, apparently.
  • Sonata Arctica released a new lyric video for “The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me”, a track taken from Acoustic Adventures – Volume One. Give it a watch below, and pre-order the album here. That drops on January 21st through Atomic Fire Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Blind Guardian, Amorphis, Hath, and More

There’s a massive of pile of awesomeness today, so let’s see what five or six items I care about most.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Receiving the Evcharist: Nekromant and Schilling Beer Co.

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

I’m not going to lie to you, it has been an absolute beast of a start to the holiday season. Not in a good way, nor a bad way, but in a way of some form or another. Anyway, aren’t you all lucky, because I still carved out time to blast back a few beers to some heavy metal and talk about it for some reason. This time around I give you Temple Of Haal from Nekromant and the Landbier Dunkel from Schilling Beer Co. They have nothing to do with each other in any way, shape, or form (that I know of), but I sure needed both today. Let’s share feelings!

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CANTO: Enslaved, Voivod, August Burns Red, and More

Whoa. Finally back at this thing after what has been a very hectic first half of the week.

  • I’m aware this news may be a couple days old, but I don’t really care. We start with Enslaved, who announced “The Otherworldly Big Band Experience”. The virtually streamed concert will take place on December 21st, with tickets and bundles available here. That event, of course, celebrates the release of the Caravans To The Outer Worlds EP that dropped last month.
  • Voivod have a new album coming early next year! Synchro Anarchy will be out on February 11th through Century Media. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, since they were active last year in releasing Lost Machine – Live and all that. But still, good news is good news.
  • Skeletal Remains and Vitroil are joining Defeated Sanity on the Sanguinary Impetus tour next year. Those dates run from February 24th through March 26th.
  • August Burns Red dropped a live video for “Paramount”, a track taken from Guardians, and given how short I am on time today… this feels like a good note to end on. Check it out below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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