This has been a very bizarre Monday, let me tell ya.
We heard new stuff from Cradle of Filth at the end of last week, so we may as well follow all that up with a new tour announcement. They’ll mark their return to the United States in October with 3Teeth and Once Human. Those shows will include a full performance of the 1998 album Cruelty and the Beast, which is fun.
Thrash collective Mantic Ritual have reunited after a decade-long hiatus, and signed on with M-Theory Audio. It looks like they are preparing a new EP, which we would see sometime before the end of the year. Furthermore, for those left coast friends of mine, you can catch them live on August 26th at Supply & Demand. Dope.
I’ve been impressed with Prophecy Productions releases recently, so let’s close with the new video single from Illudium for “Sempervirens”. That track is taken from Ash of the Womb, which is set for an October 15th release. Pre-orders can be snagged here.
We made it through another week. And, are now head first into the next. Reggie Jackson once said “A baseball swing is a very finely tuned instrument. It is repetition, and more repetition, then a little more after that.” This ain’t baseball but it is a crap ton more metal each week so let’s get some more of THAT repetition.
Both Abbath and Immortal Bird have new albums out this week and putting one over the other was tough, really tough. The former turns in a solid and grandiose rock star performance while the latter has truly come into their own…just get them both is my advice. Elsewhere, Hex offers up hard hitting death / doom and 3Teeth crank the gears of industrial metal with aplomb. Annnnd, we’re far from done. There’s so many albums you’ll want to pick up this week so go ahead and apologize to that last bit of dust in the ol’ wallet right now.Continue reading →