CANTO: Municipal Waste, Delain, Bury Tomorrow, and More


Boston day tomorrow, which means you’re rid of me until Thursday.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Metallica, Destruction, Lacuna Coil, and More


Whoa, Metallica gave us something new today…

  • But we’re kicking our week off with some German thrash. Destruction released a brand new music video for “Tormented Soul”, a track taken from Diabolical. That album dropped earlier this year through Napalm Records, and you can scoop it up here if you feel so inclined.
  • Lacuna Coil has announced a relatively brief run of shows on the West Coast with The Birthday Massacre, Blind Channel, and Edge of Paradise. Those dates are all in May, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Satanic Warmaster has set December 30th as the international release date for Aamongandr, which will be out through Werewolf Records. Give “Bafomet” a listen here. Black metal… in all its glory.
  • Like I was saying, Metallica revealed a new track today titled “Lux Æterna”, the video of which is below. A new album, 72 Seasons, is slated for an April 14th release. I’m not sure if I was the only one completely caught off guard by this first track, but I definitely dig it. Fingers crossed for more good shit to come.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Judicator, Currents, Avatar, and More


I took the day off. So here I am sitting on my couch watching the World Cup.

  • We’ll open with some metalcore. Currents unveiled a new track today, titled “Vengeance”. Give it a listen here. It also sounds like they have a big 2023 lined up, which includes an early tour with Parkway Drive and Memphis May Fire. Here are those dates, if you’re interested.
  • Next, we’ll pivot to some gothic rock. Die Oberherren revealed a new single and video, titled “The Blood or the Wine”. Their debut album, Die By My Hand, is set for a January 27 release through Svart Records.
  • Avatar shared details surrounding Dance Devil Dance, their new album which drops on February 17 through Black Waltz Records. Pre-orders are available here, where you can find the track listing and all that other stuff. Obviously.
  • The Majesty of Decay was officially released to the world today through Prosthetic Records, so it makes sense to end the week with the new music video from Judicator for the title-track from that new album. Give it a watch below, and I’ll catch ya next week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Concert Review: Katatonia, The Ocean, and Cellar Darling, 11.10.2022


My last show in 2022, and perhaps for quite some time looking ahead, certainly was a good one. When Katatonia announced a run of North American shows with support from my favorite band in The Ocean Collective, as well as Cellar Darling, I knew that was something I simply couldn’t miss, no matter what else was going on in the world. Well, it turns out I put that stance to the test. The November 10 date at the Worcester Palladium fell in the middle of an unexpected move from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the heart of the White Mountains. Regardless, the long journey on a work night proved more than worth it, and offered a rewarding break from all of life’s other forms chaos. It’s not often an opportunity to photograph two of your favorite bands on the same night emerges, and this experience was certainly one to remember for some time.

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CANTO: Naut, Blindead 23, Mourn The Light, and More

Happy American Thanksgiving eve… still a holiday I’m apathetic towards!

  • Leather is releasing a new studio album this coming Friday, titled We Are the Chosen. That will be available through Steamhammer/SPV, and a video for the title-track emerged today, which you can view here.
  • Blindead 23, a new project forming from the remnants of Blindead, featuring current and former members of Behemoth, Vader, Katatonia, and more, revealed a new track titled “Towards The Dark”. That’s streaming over at Metal Injection, so go check it out.
  • New England-based heavy doom crew Mourn The Light are releasing a new EP titled Stare Into the Face of Death this coming Friday through Argonauta Records. So it’s coming at us fast, which rules. Give “The Hunt” a listen here, the first track from that collection.
  • Sure, we can slide some post punk into the mix today. Naut is releasing a brand new album on February 24 titled Hunt, their debut with Season of Mist. Check out the first single, “Unity of Opposites”, immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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