CANTO: Metallica, Cattle Decapitation, DevilDriver, and More

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I’m running my fifth marathon on Sunday. Yay?

  • Big news from Metallica, regarding 2020 plans at least. They will be headlining five U.S. festivals next summer, and are planning on performing two nights at each of them. Holy moly. Those festivals are: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville.
  • So this is hilarious. Cattle Decapitation had their artwork for Death Atlas (out 11/29) ripped off by rapper Teddy.YG. Like, bad. As in, Mr. YG didn’t even remove the Cattle Decap logo or album title or anything… just… layered his name over it. In a fun turn of events, Cattle Decapitation then decided to sell a shirt with the image and Instagram exchange on it. Honestly, this is must-have.
  • In some serious bummer news, DevilDriver had to pull out of their upcoming Megacruise performance because Dez Fafara’s wife has been diagnosed with cancer. He’s taking the time to be with her, very much understandably. Positive vibes their way.
  • And closing with a bit of a lighter note, The Amity Affliction have released a live video for the new single “All My Friends Are Dead”. They are currently touring with Sum 41.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Fen, Immortal Bird, Cloak, and More

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I need to go for a run. Also, some of this news is from yesterday. Deal with it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Machine Head, This Will Destroy You, Nile, and More

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My brain hurts.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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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.”
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CANTO: System of a Down, Minors, Metallica, and More

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Real hockey starts this week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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