Concert Review: Devastation on the Nation, 5.6.2022

And just like that, my second (metal) show since the start of The End Times is in the books! This time around, I had the privilege of the covering the Manchester, NH date of the absolutely stacked 2022 edition of Devastation on the Nation. Rotting Christ headlined a massive six band bill, featuring the likes of Borknagar, Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, Vale of Pnath, and Stormruler. It was a long, hot, exhausting night, but one in which each performance was memorable and well-worth the investment in time. I’ll do my best to highlight the experience without taking up too much of anyone’s time. Here we go…

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CANTO: Arch Enemy, White Ward, Imperial Triumphant, and More

After a couple days off, I am back to close out the week.

  • We’ll open up with some new material from White Ward that actually premiered yesterday. But since I’m a degenerate, you get it today. Check out “Cronus” here, the second track taken from False Light. As a reminder, that album is out on June 17th through Debemur Morti Productions.
  • Cynic released a live video of “King of Those Who Know”, with footage taken from a 2010 performance in Mexico City. Give it a watch here.
  • Imperial Triumphant is dropping a new album on July 22nd. Spirit of Ecstasy will be out through Century Media, and “Maximalist Scream” is available for streaming now. That track features Snake from Voivod, which is awesome.
  • Funeral Chic have announced that their third full-length album, Roman Candle, will be out on July 29th through Prosthetic Records. Check out the lead single, “Spit & Crawl”, with accompanying music video, here.
  • Arch Enemy is pretty reliable when it comes to new music videos, so that’s how we’re going to head into the weekend. Check out the clip for “Sunset Over The Empire” below. And if you want to purchase the single, you can do so here. They also have a new album out o July 29th through Century Media titled Deceivers. All kinds of good stuff.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Psycroptic, Xenoglyph, The Cross, and More

Slowly, but surely, I am working through all of my concert photos from the past month.

  • Psycroptic revealed details surrounding their eighth studio album earlier today. Divine Council will be out on August 5th through Prosthetic Records. The lead single, “Rend Asunder”, is available for your listening pleasure now.
  • We’ve also got some fresh cosmic black metal coming our way soon. Xenoglyph are releasing their sophomore full-length, Spiritfraud, on July 15th through Translation Loss Records. Check out the title track over at Invisible Oranges.
  • From there, let’s balance things out with a little doom. The Cross unveiled a new video yesterday for “Behind the Stone Gate”, taken from Act II: Walls of the Forgotten. That’s out on May 27th through Pitch Black Records.
  • We can close with some new GWAR, why the hell not? The below video is for “Berserker Mode”, the second track from The New Dark Ages. That album is out on June 3rd through Pit Records, and you’ll have the opportunity to catch them live basically now through mid-June.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Jungle Rot, Besvärjelsen, Witherfall, and More

And we’re back!

  • Swedish rock collective Besvärjelsen released a new single from their upcoming new album, this one titled “The Cardinal Ride”. That new album, Atlas, is out on May 27th through Magnetic Eye Records. This one is on my list for sure.
  • Witherfall have teamed up with Adroit Theory Brewing Company to release the Shadows Black IPA… which conveniently happens to be my favorite style of beer. There’s also a limited edition shirt! Anyway, get the full scoop here.
  • Reeking Aura, the death and doom act out of New York and New Jersey, are releasing Blood And Bonemeal on July 29th through Profound Lore. Check out the visualizer for “Seed The Size Of A Spider’s Eye” here.
  • We’ll wrap up the week with the new video from death metal legends Jungle Rot. The clip below is for “Genocidal Imperium”, a track from A Call to Arms. That album dropped this past Friday through Unique Leader, and it’s awesome.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Soilwork, Lorna Shore, Oceans of Slumber, and More

Sneaking in some quick updates before I disappear for the weekend.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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