Greetings, friends. For consecutive weeks, we are running the playlist a day late because we are disorganized as hell behind the scenes. Just kidding. It’s because we do things with our lives and all of you are pretty low in the priority pecking order. The good news, however, is that we have a whopping 22 delicious tracks to help get you through the next couple hours. I think you know the drill at this point. The YouTube Channel is here. The playlist is below. En. Joy. Continue reading →
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:
As is customary, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums this past Friday, including Lock Up, Fen and more. Our man Josh has a full breakdown here.
We’ve still got a couple of months until the new Full of Hell album comes out, but in case you need that “just got fed through a lawnmower” feeling in your life a little sooner than that, here’s their new song, “Deluminate.”
Scottish pirate metal crew Alestorm announced their fifth album , No Grave But the Sea, due out May 26 on Napalm Records. I don’t see a Taio Cruz cover this time out, but there is a song called “Fucked with an Anchor,” so…
A whole bunch of cool bands were added to this year’s Brutal Assault festival lineup, including The Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill, Power Trip and Oathbreaker. That is neat. Hatebreed was also added to the lineup. That is less neat.
Southern Lord Records released their Spring 2017 sampler on Bandcamp, with all proceeds from the pay-what-you-want download going to the ACLU. You should get on that.
Finally, Me and That Man posted a video for their new song, “Cross My Heart and Hope to Die.” I can personally guarantee our Literati Overlord has already splooged about 10x to this. Here’s the video:
Me and That Man’s debut album, Songs of Love and Death, comes out March 24 on Cooking Vinyl Records. That’ll do it for now, but check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!
It isn’t often that I get to talk about Alestorm at length, and in all fairness I really should make more time for them. See, the thing is, Alestorm is pirate metal that focuses heavily on drinking. Which really is something I can get on board with (pun intended? sure). Fortunately, after a weekend at the New Hampshire Highland Games, I had just the inspiration needed to cover their true classic in “Rum.”Continue reading →
Yeah, it’s probably fair to say I dug myself into a hole when I offered to review the new Carach Angren album, This is No Fairy Tale. Formed in the Netherlands back in 2003, Carach Angren find themselves immersed in a symphonic black metal style that we all know is difficult to perfect. Given that, I didn’t have high expectations for this release, but with an album name that ridiculous, I was at least hopeful for some amusement—you know, the same way I’m amused by…I don’t know, Alestorm. Something you don’t take seriously but can at least be entertained by for an hour or so, assuming tolerable music. Unfortunately, I wasn’t even given that.