CANTO: Devin Townsend, Hinayana, Demon Hunter, and More

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I took two days off last week because I felt like it.

  • Queen is going on tour with Adam Lambert following the release of Bohemian Rhapsody and not a single part of me is at all surprised.
  • Some of the guests on the new Devin Townsend record: Steve Vai, Chad Kroeger, Anneke Van Giersbergen, among others of course. Interesting.
  • Demon Hunter (which is a name I haven’t said in awhile) will drop two albums in March, War and Peace. I’m a little intrigued about what they will do with such a project.
  • You know who I really like? Hinayana. You know who dropped a new video today? Also Hinayana. It’s for “The Window” and it’s as awesome as I would have hoped. If I can get my junk together, I’ll be talking about this in more depth in the coming days.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Amorphis was May 2018’s Album of the Month!

We’re well into a new month, so that means we’re back with another chat about our favorite album from the old month! For this May-2018-edition of “old-month,” that album is Amorphis‘ spellbinding new set, Queen of Time. (Or, as one Chris Voss, might refer to it, Queen of Bee.)

Whatever you call it, it’s the Finnish legends’ thirteenth album to date, and we here at the blog were all pretty taken with it. (This time out, “we here at the blog” translates to: Dan, Corey, Chris, Vince, Hera and Mark. Josh S. wanted to be here, too, but Google Hangouts had other ideas and wouldn’t let him in. SO MUCH FOR NOT BEING EVIL, AMIRITE?)

Anyway, we all got together this past Sunday to discuss the album and are thrilled to be bringing that conversation to you now. Jump on in and take a listen!

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CANTO: Bloodbath, Anaal Nathrakh, Misery Index and more!

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Oh hey, it’s me! Yep, I still have time to do these things sometimes. Like, once in a blue moon. Apparently, nursing school and a complete absence from social media aren’t conducive to consistent metal blogging. Who knew? Anyway, we’re already late on this, so I’ll shut up. Here’s some stuff you might have missed from today:

The Nine Circles ov…Devin Townsend (Part II: Not-So-Hevy Devy)

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Welcome back to part two of The Nine Circles ov Devin Townsend! I suppose this should probably, technically, be called The Eighteen Circles ov Devin Townsend — because, you know, math; two lists of nine songs equals 18 — but really, the #brand trumps all. Anyway, you may recall that last week’s list focused on the more crushing elements of the Bald God’s catalogue. This week? It’s all about his lighter, calmer side. You’ve already had your long, expository intro, so let’s not waste any more time — here’s the list:  Continue reading

Quickies: Devin teases Z2, Coal Chamber teases stuff we don’t care about, and more

Friday Quickies, so let’s not waste any time. Because Friday. Here’s what we missed in the world of metal today:

Jesus. I quit music. Anyway, enjoy the weekend, metalheads!

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.