CANTO: Mark Morton, Carnifex, My Dying Bride, and More

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Whoa. A full sweep this week. I think?

  • Mark Morton has revealed the first single from his upcoming solo EP. It’s called “All I Had to Lose”, and man, it has feels. A reminder that Ether drops on January 17th via Rise Records.
  • Some stuff from Carnifex today. First, they said farewell to guitarist Jordan Lockrey. From there, I’ll take this moment to remind everyone about their upcoming Meta X North American Tour with 3Teeth, The Browning, and Skold. 
  • One more tour to announce this week. Micawber are touring the U.S. in April and May. There are 17 headlining dates as part of The Intoxication of Western Civilization Tour. Yay.
  • Remember way back on Monday when I said My Dying Bride were dropping a new video for “Your Broken Shore”? Well, here it is. The Ghost Of Orion is out on March 6th through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: June 30 – July 6, 2019

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Abbath – pic courtesy of our own Corey Butterworth

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