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.”
– cmb

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.”
– cmb

CANTO: Refused, Omnium Gatherum, Obsequiae, and More

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The word of the day, is “dumb”. As in, other people’s inability to pay attention created a dumb waste of my time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: September 8 – 14, 2019

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Crypt Sermon

Honestly, I’m still reeling over the 1-2 punch of Vitriol and Mizmor from last week. And probably will be for some time to come. But, there’s a whole load of killer releases this week so my, and your, listening habits will be crowded and our wallets will be empty. ‘What is this sorcery?’ you ask…well, keep reading dear readers.

When a doom leaning heavy metal band comes out with a debut so impressive it makes waves everywhere, it’s hard to assume their follow up will live up to that hype but Crypt Sermon‘s more than lives up, it surpasses and crushes. Nightfell perfectly capture the darkness and turmoil of current times on their wickedly bleak third album, yet another crusher. I’ve seen Haunter‘s new outing called ‘current day old Opeth’ and that’s a fair assessment but misses a ton of the whipping black metal and visionary songwriting so please go and assess for yourself. Last up top but certainly not least is new stuff from death metallers Baest and if you thought they might soften a bit – WRONG. There you have it, four you need and way more of that below so hop to it. Continue reading

CANTO: Insomnium, Morbid Angel, Vastum, and More

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I think I only did one of these last week, yeah? Let’s fix that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb