CANTO: Amorphis, Abbath, Hatebreed, and More

I don’t even know where to begin with how annoyed I am… but at least there’s a lot going on today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Abbath, Dvne, Kankar, and More

I’m finally listening to some new stuff off the latest Harakiri For The Sky. It’s fun.

  • Looks like Abbath has jumped back into the studio to record the third album under his name. It sounds like it should be out sometime later this year, only two years removed from 2019’s Outstrider. I rather enjoyed the previous two efforts, so this is good news to me.
  • Serving as a preview for their upcoming new album, Etemen Ænka, Dvne has released a live video for “Towers”. The album, if you need a reminder, drops on March 19th through Metal Blade Records.
  • Scardust, the progressive/symphonic metal group out of Israel, have announced some lineup changes. Here is the kick-off announcement, but if you scroll their Facebook page you’ll get the full rundown. Sounds like their first live performance together will be announced soon as well. Good stuff.
  • And we’ll close with some black metal. Kankar, out of Germany, revealed the second track from their upcoming new album. Give “Dunkle Millenia” a listen below, the title-track from their newest effort, which is set for a March 19th release through Eisenwald.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Sólstafir, Gojira, Steel Panther, and More


“The cure is somewhere in the silence, but I’m crushed by the noise inside.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Lamb of God, August Burns Red, Rammstein, and More


What are we on? Week 6? 7? Is anything even real anymore?

  • Lamb of God are the latest to announce a delay in the release of a new album. Their self-titled album will now drop on June 19th, five weeks later than the originally scheduled release. Understandable, and at least we don’t have to wait too much longer when all is said and done.
  • Rammstein released a statement at the end of last week regarding their upcoming stadium tour. While not confirming the shows were going to be canceled or postponed, there’s no doubt that might end up being the reality. They’re doing their due diligence, and we will need to stay tuned.
  • Here’s some drum cam footage of Abbath‘s “Bridge of Spasms” performed in Poland as part of their Outstrider European tour earlier this year. Honestly, I will take any live footage I can get at this point.
  • August Burns Red dropped a cover of NOFX‘s “Linoleum”, with the help of Shane Told of Silverstein. Not a bad way to spend some quarantine time. A reminder that their latest album, Guardians, is out now on Fearless Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Weedeater, Abbath, Sepultura, and More


This has been a long, yet productive, week. Let’s keep it rolling.

  • Let’s start with a tour. Weedeater have announced some North American headlining dates. Those are in March (well, aside from the 2/29 date in Asheville), and support will be in the form of The Goddamn Gallows.
  • As Abbath prepares for his band’s upcoming European tour, he took a couple minutes to share this message. Sounds like he’s a couple months sober, which is great. But he also isn’t in corpse paint, which threw me off for a second. Either way, great update indeed!
  • Sepultura are releasing Quadra on February 7th through Nuclear Blast, if you weren’t previously aware. If you’re anticipating this record like I am, this album trailer might be of interest to you.
  • Here’s a new lyric video from Queensrÿche for “Inner Unrest”. That one was taken from The Verdict, which dropped last March on Century Media Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb