CANTO: Raum Kingdom, Tribunal, Grymmstalt, and More


There are busy, but fun, days ahead! The metal news, however, is light and notably less fun this time of year.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Der Weg einer Freiheit, Blackbriar, …And Oceans, and More


Last roundup this week! Enjoy, or don’t. I don’t care.

  • Bookending with Season of Mist today. A new song emerged from …And Oceans titled “Likt Törnen Genom Kött”, taken from As in Gardens, so in Tombs. That new album will be out on January 27.
  • Blackbriar have signed on with Nuclear Blast Records, as they work towards the release of their sophomore full-length effort. Today they unveiled a new track titled “Crimson Faces”, which you can check out here.
  • Dutch pagan and folk metal veterans Heidevolk are releasing Wedekeer on February 24 through Napalm Records. Today they unveiled “Klauwen Vooruit”, the video for which you can check out here.
  • Hour of Penance are re-releasing Misotheism on January 27 through Agonia Records. Originally released back in 2019, it will now be made available on CD, LP, and tape for the first time.
  • Let’s transition into the weekend with a new live video from Der Weg einer Freiheit for “Eiswanderer”. That footage was recorded during their last headlining tour with Regarde Les Hommes Tomber and Bizarrekult, this past September. And, of course, that track is taken from Stellar, my favorite Der Weg einer Freiheit album.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: June 12 – 18, 2022

Denouncement Pyre

By the time you read this I’ll be pushing sand and ocean waves through my toes on my annual ‘get the hell outta dodge for a week’ trip. Fear not, however, as my brothers in metal will be holding down the coffin. Too much? NAH, never too much in the land of all things extreme. You bet your ass I loaded some sweet tunes to jam to whilst beachside and some of which are from this week’s loaded stable of new releases. What exactly might these jams consist of you may ask, well… blackened death metallers Denouncement Pyre are back with a vicious slab of sinewy goodness, Tombs hit that metal of all sorts sweet spot on their all-too-quick EP, Inexorum offer up a delicious dish of black metal, Consecration get the lead out death doom style, and there’s many more in the list that follows to sink your fangs into. Nothing left to do now except to go GET SOME. Happy hunting and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week. Oh, and yes I will bring you back a good sunburn…

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Initial Descent: May 29 – June 4, 2022

Temple of Void

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” No need to expound on how real that quote is today. Leaving that to simmer… New metal time and we got another loaded list for your ear holes that kicks off with somewhat of a shift from Temple of Void and no they haven’t gone pop on us, they just built a way better death doom hot rod, Origin pops their head up to remind us that their tech death is still good tech death, Artificial Brain mops the floor up in the avantgarde and wildly experimental death metal chasm, Astronoid gaze it up once again much to the delight of several staffers here, and, of course, many others that will tickle your inner metal kid. Happy hunting and see you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Blind Guardian, Belphegor, Denouncement Pyre, and More

I’m on Cape Cod, drinking a Tree House. And it’s Friday. Life doesn’t suck.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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