CANTO: Enslaved, Dawn Ray’d, Ensiferum, and More

enslaved.2.17.18.45

“A hammer not for building, but for breaking the glass. For bending the passion of days to the deeper will.”

  • Enslaved have announced a cinematic summer tour. In coordination with three different festivals, Enslaved will present three different shows on July 30th, August 20th, and September 30th. I plan on witnessing… all of them.
  • Dawn Ray’d are planning a limited edition release of Behold Sedition Plainsong, with proceeds benefiting Refugee Rescue. It will be available this coming Friday through Bandcamp (a day when Bandcamp is also waiving all fees).
  • In case you wanted the full lineup of Record Store Day releases coming our way in a few months, you can find everything here. I’ve got my eye on a couple of things, but we’ll see what happens.
  • We previously shared Ensiferum‘s new track “Rum, Women, Victory”, and now we have a video to accompany it that features fan-submitted content. Thalassic drops on July 10th through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Devin Townsend, Times of Grace, Cultus Black, and More

devin townsend

“Ahh, we are so far gone! I knew you once, what will you become?”

  • If you need something to relax to (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t right now?), I recommend this album Devin Townsend just dropped that is filled with guitar improvisation. Legit, it’s called Guitar Improvisation #1.
  • Former Misfits drummer Joey Image, who has been battling cancer since 2016, has reportedly passed away at 63. He was with the group from 1978 to 1980 and performed on a number of releases, including the Night of the Living Dead single.
  • We’re quickly approaching a decade since the last Times of Grace release, a project featuring members of Killswitch Engage, and it looks like new stuff might be on it’s way. Something to look forward to later this year or early 2021, perhaps?
  • Cultus Black have released an in-studio music video for “Witch Hunt”, which you can check out below. That track is also available to stream on pretty much every platform out there.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Lamb of God, Imperial Triumphant, Abysmal Dawn, and More

LambofGod2020

“A legacy of collapse built on a painful truth.”

  • Lamb of God have released the fourth single, “Routes”, from their upcoming self-titled album, which drops on June 19th through Epic Records. That track features Testament’s Chuck Billy and it is an absolutely ripper.
  • Abysmal Dawn have announced a Gimme Radio special, scheduled for June 5th (next Friday) at 3:00 PM EST. They’ve curated a playlist for the occasion, and will be available for a live Q&A. I love these things.
  • Attila also dropped a new track today, called “Canceled”, if you’re into that kinda thing. I have nothing more to add here. At least I know what Attila sounds like now? Moving on.
  • Imperial Triumphant have released the first track and video from Alphaville. The album doesn’t drop until July 31st through Century Media, but we can check out “Rotted Futures” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Necronomicon, I Prevail, Ingested, and More

necronomicon

“It’s not the way to cross the faith, the promise has been broken. My disease, everlasting. Let me bleed forever.”

  • We’ll start with a drum play-through from Necronomicon because those are always a good time. This one is for the track “From Ashes Into Flesh”, taken from last year’s Unus, out on Season of Mist.
  • I Prevail dropped a new video today for “DOA”, which features rapper Joyner Lucas. That one was taken from last year’s Trauma, which was released through Fearless.
  • Since news is fairly light today, I’m going to take this opportunity to share my favorite Instagram account ever this week. I give you… Albums of Bikini Bottom. My personal favorite is probably the one for Karmacode.
  • Ingested have released a lockdown video for “Dead Seraphic Forms”, which is a track taken from their upcoming new album, Where Only Gods May Tread, out August 14th through Unique Leader. Let’s watch this one together.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Rammstein, Eluveitie, Fulci, and More

rammstein 2020

“Right here by my feverish side, the ghosts of those I loved. Gone is the cruelest longing now, undone this grief of mine.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb