CANTO: Rotting Christ, Oranssi Pazuzu, Fozzy, and More

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Probably the most challenging day in all this so far.

  • To recover some of the funds lost from the recently postponed tour, Rotting Christ have begun selling the official tour shirts at this location. Honestly, given the situation, it’s a reasonable price and if you end up at one of the rescheduled tour dates, this could be dope swag to bust out.
  • Witches Hammer, who haven’t really been active in the last 30 years, are returning with a full-length release on April 25th through Nuclear War Now! Productions. The album will be called Damnation Is My Throne and you can listen to “Solar Winds” right now.
  • Some more rescheduled dates for lost tours are starting to surface, and the next comes from Fozzy. The North American dates that were originally scheduled for April and May are now lined up for July 10th through September 5th.
  • Lastly, we’ll close with the latest new single (and video) from Oranssi Pazuzu, titled “Uusi teknokratia”. A reminder that Mestarin kynsi drops on April 17th and I cannot fucking wait.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Dark Tranquillity, Snow Burial, Barishi, and More

Dark Tranquillity

Week two, reporting from the abyss.

  • Founding guitarist Niklas Sundin is stepping away from Dark Tranquillity. You can read his full post here, but it basically sounds like he wants to trade touring duties for family time, which I understand. It does sound like he will stay involved from a creative standpoint, which is pretty cool.
  • Snow Burial are planning a live stream to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event will take place on March 26th at 8:00pm EST over at the Prosthetic Records Youtube Channel. Cool event, cool cause, we all win.
  • Like everyone else, Sebastian Bach has rescheduled the 2nd leg of his 30th anniversary tour for the album Skid Row. Those new dates have already be set, and they fall from late October through December.
  • Finally, we’ll close with the tasty new track from Barishi titled “The Silent Circle”. Their upcoming new album, Old Smoke, drops on April 24th through Season of Mist. Enjoy.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Katatonia, Planning For Burial, Converge, and More

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Some good news today from the metal world!

  • Planning For Burial will be streaming a live acoustic show on March 21st through Facebook Live (here is the event link). While it’s a bummer the in-person show couldn’t go on as planned, this alternative is pretty dang cool.
  • Converge have released a 30 minute long experimental version of their track “Aimless Arrow”. This is a really cool thing. It’s available on Bandcamp now, so I hope you know what you need to do without me telling you.
  • Sorcerer revealed details behind a new album, Lamenting of the Innocent, which drops on May 29th through Metal Blade Records. You can stream the first track from that album, “The Hammer of Witches”, right now.
  • Katatonia have unveiled another song and video from the upcoming new album, City Burials, and the track is called “Behind The Blood”. Legit, this is some of the best Katatonia I’ve ever heard. That album is out on April 24th and yes I already pre-ordered it.

 

Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Hexvessel, Devin Townsend, In This Moment, and More

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And on the third day, Corey said “find me a new show to watch and pour me a rye”.

  • Add In This Moment to the list of bands that had to postpone or cancel a tour. If there is any good news here, however, it’s that it appears another update regarding new dates may be in the near future.
  • Devin Townsend is working on a “Quarantine Project” (literally named), and dropped the first song from that effort. It’s partly in response/gratitude to his recent GoFundMe campaign to make back some lost touring wages, because, well, Devy is a tremendous human.
  • In case you needed another excuse to add to your music library, Bandcamp has announced that this coming Friday they are waiving their revenue share on sales. That means all purchase prices go directly to the artist, in full. I have some goodies lined up for the 20th… I hope you do as well.
  • Hexvessel premiered a new track and video today, which we will absolutely be closing with. The song is called “Phaedra”, taken from Kindred, which drops on April 17th through Svart Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Soilwork, Lamb of God, Igorrr, and More

LambofGod2020

Two days in and I’m already over it. It could be worse I suppose.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb