CANTO: Pessimist, Artillery, Horndal, and More

I feel moderately accomplished today. That doesn’t suck.

  • Musk Ox, a project I haven’t mentioned in what seems like forever, will be releasing their third full-length album on July 9th. Inheritance will be an independent release, and pre-order details are coming soon. For what it’s worth, I’m really excited about this.
  • Horndal are celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Lake Drinker, with a live streamed event via Bandcamp. It’s scheduled for April 18th, and tickets are only $3.00, with all proceeds going to the town’s local non-profit to look after an old factory park.
  • Pessimist have announced new vinyl pressings of their first three albums, Cult of the Initiated, Blood for the Gods, and Slaughtering the Faithful, available through Season of Mist. Those release dates are May 14th, June 11th, and July 16th, respectively. Check out this trailer for the reissues, and get your pre-order fix here.
  • The May 7th release date for X, the latest album from thrash metallers Artillery, is growing closer. So we’ll wrap up the day with their new single and video for “Turn Up the Rage”. That one is out through Metal Blade Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Emperor, Desaster, Vreid, and More

I have officially stocked the fridge with more spring appropriate beers.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Roadburn Redux, Gojira, Hideous Divinity, and More

The NHL trade deadline is always a weird day.

  • Ok, let’s start with Roadburn Redux news. There were a few more lineup announcements, but the biggest thing shared today is the full festival schedule. Thursday/Friday are just around the corner, and there’s a certain set that I plan ending my work week with. What does everyone else have circled so far?
  • Oh look, another new Gojira track. Check out the lyric video for “Into The Storm“, the latest taken from Fortitude. I haven’t listened to this one yet, but I will say that April 30th release date suddenly feels somewhat close, and I am quite excited.
  • Hideous Divinity have released the second single from their new EP, LV-426. That effort is set for an April 23rd release through Century Media Records, and can be pre-ordered here. As for that new single, it’s titled “Chestburst”, and you can check out the video at this location.
  • And we’ll close with the new track from Myronath titled “Evigt Mörker”. That one is taken from their upcoming new album, Djevelkraft, which will be out through Hellstain Productions sometime in the near future. Not sure exactly when, I didn’t look very hard.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Light The Torch, Kataan, Lamb of God, and More

This was one long fucking week.

  • I’m really excited about the debut from Kataan, so naturally I have to include the latest single from Processor in this roundup. This one is titled “Abyss”, and it is predictably awesome.
  • A couple fun covers to toss in the mix today, the first coming from Lamb of God. This is their reimagining of the Bad Brains track “I Against I”. I’m ready for this pandemic to be over, but these quarantine videos have been really well executed over the past year, this being no exception.
  • And the other cover of the day comes from Carnifex, who released a cover of Korn’s “Dead Bodies Everywhere”. This isn’t a quarantine video, but the visualizer for it is pretty damn wild. Check it out here.
  • And the video of the day comes from Light the Torch, the Howard Jones-fronted trio. They have a new album, their second full-length, set for a June 25th release through Nuclear Blast. It will be titled You Will Be the Death of Me, and you can check out the video for “Wilting in the Light” immediately below. Oh, and pre-orders are available at this location.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Polaris, War Curse, God Forbid, and More

The sun is out and I feel like nobody is getting any work done. Nice.

  • We’ll start with God Forbid, who are reissuing Determination in celebration of it’s 20th anniversary. The limited vinyl edition will be released on Record Store Day 2021, which happens to be July 17th, if you weren’t previously aware. Additional information can be found here.
  • War Curse have released a new digital single today, a cover of the Anthrax classic “Only”. You can stream that over on YouTube. It looks like War Curse has a full-length album planned for later this year as well, so we’ll keep an eye out for that in the days ahead.
  • Terra Odium, a progressive metal project featuring bassist Steve Di Giorgio, has announced their debut album is set for a release on June 11th. It will be titled Ne Plus Ultra and will be released through Frontiers Music srl. Check out the first single, “The Clouded Morning”, right now.
  • The video of the day (VotD? Sure.) comes by way of Polaris, for “Vagabond”. That particular track is taken from the album The Death Of Me, which is out now through Resist and SharpTone Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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