CANTO: Wode, Bewitcher, High On Fire, and More

Not gonna lie, I’ve already done a lot of damage this Bandcamp Friday. And there are still so many hours left!

  • Wode are releasing their third album, Burn In Many Mirrors, in early April through 20 Buck Spin. Yet another awesome release announcement this week. For a preview, check out “Vanish Beneath” right now. Physical pre-orders coming later this month.
  • Korpiklaani released their latest album today, titled Jylhä, through Nuclear Blast, if you somehow missed that memo. In addition to that, however, they also dropped a new video for “Tuuleton” today. So give that a peep when time allows.
  • Southern Lord has announced a limited edition reissue of The Art of Self Defense. The repressing of the High On Fire studio debut will be out at the end of March, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp or Southern Lord.
  • Bewitcher released a new video for “Mystifier (White Night City)”, a track taken from their upcoming new album, Cursed Be Thy Kingdom. That album drops on April 16th through Century Media Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Schammasch, Judicator, Spirit Adrift, and More

judicator band 2020

I’m ready for another vacation… only one more day!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Second Circle: Spirit Adrift and Kneel

Second Circle

Heavy is a state of mind and today’s Second Circle is a tale of heavy from two different ends of the spectrum. Spirit Adrift’s Enlightened In Eternity is a tale of modern day, straightforward heavy metal and Kneel’s Ailment is a tale of jagged heavy that comes out of society’s current level of pain and anguish. This piece aims to find the common ground between two albums and this common ground is the ‘heavy’ but these are vastly different albums from vastly different corners of the universe. So, without further ado, let’s discuss.

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Initial Descent: October 11 – 17, 2020

Spirit Adrift
Spirit Adrift

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting something to get excited about—let’s face the fact that there’s a critical shortage of that—it’s Spirit Adrift week, FINALLY. Their fourth full length is everything you love about them but better, bigger, and just a damn joy to listen to. Beyond that, we’ve got Wayfarer who finally clicked for me with album number four which sees the band really deliver a picture perfect vision of a dust laden, dark Wild West. Bringing forth a killer modern day version of Burnt By The Sun and Origo era Burst is Kneel with their second full length and holy crap I’m all here for it, and prog metallers Calyces offer up an intensely catchy debut. Stellar top four here but there’s much more to explore so head below and enjoy yet another wealth of treasures.

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CANTO: Belphegor, Wormwitch, My Dying Bride, and More

What a long, strange week it’s been. New vinyl arrived today however, so at least there’s that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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