CANTO: Machine Head, Vastum, Carnation, and More

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Oh, the random things I get stuck doing.

  • Let’s start with the lineup changes over in the Machine Head camp. The Robb Flynn-fronted group welcomes new full-timers: drummer Matt Alston and guitarist Vogg Kiełtyka. You can catch them on the Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour, if you feel so inclined… and also in Europe.
  • New music from VastumOrificial Purge drops on October 25th through 20 Buck Spin, but you can get a taste through the freshly-released “I On The Knife”. If it wasn’t clear, I’m looking forward to this album.
  • And our daily dose of sludge. Witch Ripper have announced a brief run of shows out west this month, as well as a new music video for “S.L.U. The Hive”. Enjoy.
  • Carnation dropped a new music video for “Plaguebreeder”. The footage was taken from their performance at this year’s Alcatraz Festival. Chapel of Abhorrence is out now on Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: System of a Down, Minors, Metallica, and More

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Real hockey starts this week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Falls of Rauros live at Geno’s Rock Club, 7.24.2019

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Band: Falls of Rauros

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, Maine

Date: July 24, 2019

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CANTO: Schammasch, Abbath, Steel Panther, and More

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Yesterday I was in Boston and Tuesday I was working on a city council campaign (not my own). Tomorrow I’ll be on Martha’s Vineyard. Doin’ stuff!

  • When your favorite black metal band drops a new track, you always start there. That band would be Schammasch and that song would be “Rays Like Razors”. And more importantly, they announced their next album will be out on November 8th through Prosthetic Records. It will be called Hearts of No Light and you can pre-order it now. Credit card, please.
  • Ok, I’m going to get heavy on a couple videos I stumbled on today. First, check the clip for “Fuck Everybody” from Steel Panther, because it is ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.
  • And then we have a live video from Abbath for “Hecate”. This song is really good. I should probably go back and listen to Outstrider in full at some point. Too bad I’m still busy blasting myself away with that Abbath-less Immortal record from last year…
  • Oh and finally, a new battle-y music video from Amon Amarth for “Shied Wall”. In all truthfulness, I still haven’t listened to their latest album, Berserker. But like with anything AA, I generally know what I’m going to get and I’m generally going to enjoy it. This is no different.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Refused, Omnium Gatherum, Obsequiae, and More

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The word of the day, is “dumb”. As in, other people’s inability to pay attention created a dumb waste of my time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb