CANTO: Enslaved, Azarath, Serpents Oath, and More

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

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Initial Descent: November 22 – 28, 2020


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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CANTO: Death Angel, Horna, King Parrot, and More

One more for the week. Only. One. More.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Heretical Sect, PG.Lost, Harlott, and More

Everything is weird but at least Fall has arrived!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Benighted, Varathron, Realize, and More


  • Benighted have shared a new single, which you can scoop up over on their Bandcamp page, titled “Serve to Deserve”. All proceeds benefit the Rock N’Eat concert venue in Lyon to help keep their doors open.
  • Varathron have released a live single for “Tenebrous”, taken from their upcoming 30th anniversary live album Glorification Under The Latin Moon, which drops on September 25th through Agonia Records.
  • The debut record from Repentance drop on September 25th through Art is War Records and Intercept Music, but you can get a taste of what’s to come right now with the new song and video for “God For A Day”.
  • If you’re in the mood for some industrial metal this Tuesday evening, check out the new video from Realize for “Slag Pile”. That track is taken from their upcoming sophomore release, Machine Violence, which is out on September 25th through Relapse Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb