July 26, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:
- Leading off, Maryland Deathfest announced the second wave of lineup additions for its 2018 edition. Some of the more notable acts in this round? Helmet, Today is the Day, Master’s Hammer, Khemmis and a bunch more. Check out the full list here.
March 16, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Hail of Bullets is dead, long live Hail of Bullets. The Dutch death metal crew have officially called it quits, a year and a half after parting ways with vocalist Martin van Drunen.
- Hey, thrash kids! Destruction, Warbringer and Jungle Rot are going out on tour together in May and June. Destruction dropped an album last year, Warbringer is dropping an album at the end of the month, and Jungle Rot is Jungle Rot.
- So this is kinda neat: Tuesday night’s King Woman show in Brooklyn was supposed to be cancelled, with frontwoman Kristina Esfandiari stranded across the country thanks to Winter Storm Stella. And then, this happened. Huge ups to Kristina, Saint Vitus and the hero woman responsible for this turn of events.
- Author & Punisher have signed to Relapse Records, and will be releasing a new album through the label early next year. I haven’t ever really listened to Author & Punisher, but whatever this concoction is sure seems amusing.
- Dutch symphonic black metal weirdos Carach Angren have released details about their upcoming album, Dance and Laugh Among the Rotten, out June 16. One of the album’s preorder packages includes a set of dice — you know, just in case your list of vices includes both cheesy metal and gambling.
- I’m sure, somewhere out there, someone’s thinking to themselves, “boy, I could sure use some grandma-fronted grindcore in my life.” Well fear not, possibly-existent person: The Grindmother are touring the U.S. later this month and April. I sure could not use any grandma-fronted grindcore in my life, so I’ll be taking a pass.
- And finally, Animals as Leaders released a video for “Cognitive Contortions,” which you probably shouldn’t watch while high. Or maybe you should. I dunno. Here it is:
Another condition that should merit caution before watching this video? Thinking that you’re good at music. Anyway, that’ll do it for now, but check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,
“The prayers are never forgiven. These saints are forced to sleep. A withered redemption. Scorn the final bits of faith. When, the silence takes control…”
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
It’s late. Let’s not talk about it. I’ve already had to push an album review back to tomorrow (HI, ARCTURUS!) so let’s just get into today’s Canto and be done with it. Here’s what we missed in the metal world today:
Good stuff. Anyway, weekend time. Go do your thing.
Keep it heavy,
I’m going to second Dan’s take on the day. Spontaneous combustion would be an adequate action for a lot of things. 2015… get your shit together. You are not living up to the glory that was 2014. Ugh. Fine. Metal news coming at ya…
- In the most unlikely of pairings (ok, maybe not the most unlikely), Peter Tägtgren and Till Lindemann are teaming up for a new project called, simply, Lindemann. Two people I am very much a fan of. My curiosity is peaked. While these isn’t a ton of info out there, I’m still all of the giddy.
- More drama from the Lamb of God camp. A fan is suing LiveNation to the tune of $75,000 for spinal injuries suffered during a Lamb of God set. Now, I don’t ever want to see anyone get hurt at a show, but you need to know where you are and who you are with to some extent. Metal fans can be a tad unpredictable.
- Former members of Animals as Leaders, The Faceless, and Animosity have teamed up to form Entheos. This could be fun. Plenty of talent here, but I’ll refrain from too much intrigue for now.
- Some positive news from Saxon. Drummer Nigel Glockler has been released from the hospital and Sven Dirkschneider will be filling in on the upcoming tour. Things seem to be progressing as well as they can, and that’s a good thing.
- Updates from Moonspell. Expect an album to drop in March titled Extinct. Even more exciting? They released a new song called ‘The Last of Us’:
Why not some Portuguese gothic metal to wrap up a Monday? It’s fitting.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.