CANTO: Godsmack, Excalibur, Dio, and GosT

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How long has it been, a week? Well, that’s about how long it has been since I’ve been home. Deal with it.

  • Godsmack are officially back on the road, and have announced additional dates today as well. But the real update here is the launch of Sully’s ‘Scars’ Foundation, which will raise awareness and funding for mental health.
  • This one is for Dan and anybody else obsessed with GosT. Here is a new single called “The Call of the Faithful”, which is taken from Skull 2019. As a reminder, that will be out on Century Media on May 3rd.
  • If you’re one of those people that’s interested in seeing that weird, and controversial, Dio hologram in person, this may be for you. The Dio Returns Tour 2019 will hit the U.S. with Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan as guest vocalists. I will not be there.
  •  The music video update at the top of my email list (literally, not figuratively) comes by way of Spain’s Excalibur. If you want some heavy metal in your life, check out this clip for “Las Hordas del Rock”.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Khemmis, Ghost, Tronos, and More

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There is a very real chance this is the only Canto you see this week. None of me apologizes for that. Also, it’s April 1st… is any of this news even real?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Culture Abuse, Static-X, Helms Alee, and More

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Tomorrow is already Thursday. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I could use an extra day or two this week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Memphis May Fire, Monolith on the Mesa, Arch / Matheos, and More

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I skipped this yesterday because I was in Boston all day for a shoot. I also had food poisoning. It was weird.

  • Arch / Matheos have released details behind a new album titled Winter Ethereal, scheduled for released on May 10th through Metal Blade. Better yet, you can hear a new single right now. It’s called “Straight and Narrow”. It is, as Chris put it, an embarrassment of riches.
  • Hey, a cool festival announcement! Om, The Obsessed, and Wovenhand are all scheduled to perform at the inaugural Monolith on the Mesa festival. The event takes place May 16th (pre-show) to May 18th in Taos, New Mexico at Taos Mesa Brewing. Freaking… cool, man.
  •  Updates from Memphis May Fire. First off, summer 2019 tour plans, which will include performances on the second stage of the just-announced Disrupt Festival, which overlaps a bit with the Warped Tour 25th Anniversary weekend shows. Oh, they also dropped a new video for “Heavy is the Weight”.
  • Let’s wrap things up with a little tease. What could this possibly mean? New Rammstein coming our way on Thursday? A new song… new album details? ALL OF IT? You decide.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Deicide, Psycho Las Vegas, Whitechapel, and More

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I think there’s a basketball game on or something.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb