CANTO: Imperium Dekadenz, Drudkh, Withered, and More

Today was weird. Full moons on voting day seems like a thing that shouldn’t be a thing.

  • Leading off, we have Drudkh, who are streaming All Belong to the Night a few days before its release. Give that a listen here. That album is officially out on November 11, this coming Friday, through Season of Mist.
  • A second item out of Season of Mist features Withered. The blackened death metal outfit has announced a headlining tour in December, covering a good chunk of the Southeast U.S. They’ll be supporting Verloren, which dropped back in 2020.
  • And then we have -(16)-, and their new track titled “Lane Splitter”. Into Dust drops on November 18 through Relapse Records, and their U.S. headlining tour kicks off at the end of this week. Good stuff all around.
  • Closing out, we have new material from one of my favorites, Imperium Dekadenz. Check out the video for “Memories… A Raging River” below, the first single taken from Into Sorrow Evermore. That new album will be out on January 20 through Napalm Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Weedeater, Ragana, Lost In Kiev, and More

Back to reality (again!) tomorrow. Until then, I guess I’m watching baseball? Weird.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Noctule, Cannibal Corpse, Mono, and More

Only one more day until one more day until the weekend!

  • Svalbard vocalist Serena Cherry has announced a new black metal solo project known as Noctule. The debut album, Wretched Abyss, is set for a May 28th release through Translation Loss. Today, a video for the title-track was released. Give that beast a watch.
  • Hey, there’s a new Mono live clip out there, so that’s a must. This is the official video for “Nowhere, Now Here”, performed live in London with The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra. The album that’s taken from, Beyond the Past, is out on March 19th through Pelagic Records.
  • Fun fact, you can stream the new split EP from -(16)- and Grime, titled Doom Sessions Vol. 3, in full over at Cvlt Nation. It’s highly recommended that you do so. It technically drops on Friday, but why the wait the extra couple of days if you don’t have absolutely have to?
  • The best way to wrap up yet another barely tolerable day is with a new Cannibal Corpse video. Check out the clip for the first single from Violence Unimagined, “Inhumane Harvest”, immediately below. That album drops on April 16th through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Genghis Tron, Mono, ’68, and More

Confirmed that it is going to be a very long week indeed.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Best of 2020: Chris’s List

Best of 2020

If you’re reading this there are two possibilities at play, either of which warrant a hearty congratulations:

  1. It’s the end of the year, and you found the strength, courage and forbearance to get through the infested muck that was 2020.  Congratulations!  I don’t know what 2021 will bring, but let’s put the future aside for a moment and just revel in survival, and talk about some great music.
  2. It’s an indeterminate time in the future, after the apocalypse, and the collective hive mind has integrated into the data streams and come across this post in a random search string query to ascertain various data points about the distant past.  Congratulations!  I’m not alive to know what the Time Lords have in mind for the future, but let’s put that aside for a moment and just revel in whatever constitutes life in your existence, and talk about some great music.

Either way, it’s list time… Continue reading