CANTO: Seth, Behemoth, Enslaved, and More

Ok, there is a lot to get to today, let’s have at it.

  • Is anyone else either staying up super late or waking up super early to pre-order the Cinematic Tour 2020 release from Enslaved? I’m going to do my best, because everything I’ve seen to this point looks absolutely incredible.
  • Behemoth are reissuing one their best works, Evangelion, on vinyl through Metal Blade Records. The official release is June 11th, and there a couple different variants available. Pre-order that one here.
  • French black metallers Seth have released a new song and video, commemorating the anniversary of the Notre Dame fire, titled “Les Océans du Vide!”. That’s taken from La morsure du Christ, which is out on May 7th through Season of Mist. Check out the video right here.
  • Bodysnatcher shared a cover of the classic Hatebreed track “Smash Your Enemies”. There’s a limited edition 7″ available here, or you can just check out the visualizer on YouTube.
  • And that’s enough for Thursday. We’ll close with the brand new video from Pestilence for “Morbvs Propagationem”. That track is taken from Exitivm, which is out on June 25th (Agonia Records).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Meshuggah, Pestilence, Ihsahn, and More

Now pouring: Stoneface Brewing’s Mozzacalypse DDH double IPA. Forgot how delicious this monster is.

  • A couple videos to share today, even though it isn’t Friday yet. We’ll start with Crown, because I’ve been listening to The End Of All Things a lot recently. This is the clip for “Violence”, featured over at PopMatters. A reminder that the new album drops on April 16th through Pelagic Records.
  • Updates from Meshuggah are always noteworthy. They shared today that they have entered Sweetspot Studios to begin recording their ninth album. They’ve also announced the return of Fredrik Thordendal on guitars, who Per Nilsson had be subbed in for previously.
  • Pestilence have unveiled details about their upcoming new album. Exitivm will be available through Agonia Records on June 25th. Looks like a totally new lineup for this effort, as well. Get all the relevant information, including pre-order details, right here.
  • Ihsahn announced a livestream event, and I can never get enough Ihsahn, so let’s talk about that. On April 4th, he will be performing Telemark and Pharos in their entirety, with a guest appearance from Einar Solberg. Get your tickets here. I think I’m actually going to make this one!
  • And lastly, that other video I wanted to share today, which comes from Witherfall. This is the clip for “The Unyielding Grip of Each Passing Day”, taken from Curse of Autumn, which is out now through Century Media Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: March 21 – 27, 2021

Perennial Isolation

Another week down and another ahead of us. One foot in front of the other sort of thing. Walk of life. Whatever. The time changed, finally, and I’m stoked to get my days back. And, of course, I’m constantly daydreaming about sand and salt that will be in my future. Moving on, new metal time so let’s do it; we’ve got some serious atmospheric black metal from Perennial Isolation that sounds exactly as cold as its album cover (this is a very good thing), a slab of old school death metal from Celestial Sanctuary, some post-black metal with a message from Decline of The I, and an album I genre termed as ‘raucous’ from ’68 because it’s rock, metal, bluesy, but most of all it’s a DAMN GOOD TIME. And right now, we all need a damn good time. Right? Right! All that and much more awaits in the lengthy list below so hop to it and load up.

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CANTO: Enslaved, Azarath, Serpents Oath, and More

I must say, I am digging the snow on the ground again. Pun intended?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: November 22 – 28, 2020

Deveneror

Turkey week, folks. Do it up. New stuff this week brings us some dissonant black metal from Deveneror, blackened death metal from Azarath that favors speed and brutality, an excellent thrash return from Sodom, and an outstanding live album from Morne. Beyond that, the list is yet again very long so there’s certainly something here for everyone. If you’re reading this and in a band with an upcoming release you want featured here, send us an email with the details. And, if you’re wondering why X band is not featured here, tell us in the comments what we missed and why it should’ve been here. You never know, your favorite might become ours as well. Sharing is caring. Or, something like that.

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