CANTO: Polaris, War Curse, God Forbid, and More

The sun is out and I feel like nobody is getting any work done. Nice.

  • We’ll start with God Forbid, who are reissuing Determination in celebration of it’s 20th anniversary. The limited vinyl edition will be released on Record Store Day 2021, which happens to be July 17th, if you weren’t previously aware. Additional information can be found here.
  • War Curse have released a new digital single today, a cover of the Anthrax classic “Only”. You can stream that over on YouTube. It looks like War Curse has a full-length album planned for later this year as well, so we’ll keep an eye out for that in the days ahead.
  • Terra Odium, a progressive metal project featuring bassist Steve Di Giorgio, has announced their debut album is set for a release on June 11th. It will be titled Ne Plus Ultra and will be released through Frontiers Music srl. Check out the first single, “The Clouded Morning”, right now.
  • The video of the day (VotD? Sure.) comes by way of Polaris, for “Vagabond”. That particular track is taken from the album The Death Of Me, which is out now through Resist and SharpTone Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Slayer, Satyricon, Sodom, and More

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1/22/2018. Freaking. Monday.

  • Biggest news of the day for sure. Slayer have announced one final world tour. The previous rumor of the monster tour featuring Behemoth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Testament was confirmed. Check out this video for more details.
  • More farewell tour stuff. This one involves Satyricon and America. They will be supplementing their appearance at MDF with a handful of other dates here in the US, and then they’re done with us forever. Honestly, I can’t really blame them. But I’m still sad.
  • Sodom have announced a new lineup. I guess they have a single coming later this summer with the new members. Do with that news what you will.
  • Twitching Tongues have revealed details behind their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, which drops on March 9th. For now, you can check out a video for the first single off that record, titled “Harakiri”. If you’re into that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Tribulation, Kaoteon, and a Couple Massive Tours

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1/12/2018. Friday. Did I really complete a full week? Damn.

  • Tours. Everywhere. The first one is just a rumor for now (I think), but it features SlayerLamb Of GodAnthraxBehemoth, and Testament. Massive. It’s like a more watered down version of last year’s tour.
  • Now for a tour I’m more excited about. Primitive Man and Spectral Voice. God. Dammit. That is going to kick ass.
  • How about one more new Tribulation song before the album drops? This one is called “The World”. And my excitement for Down Below continues to grow exponentially.
  • So this is pretty cool. Check out a new track from blackened death metallers Kaoteon called “Damnatio Memoriae”, the title-track from their new album out February 23rd. The group features members of Obscura and Marduk.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Manny’s Magical Genre Guide: Thrash Metal

Scooby_Doo_43493Welcome to the first installment of Manny’s Magical Genre Guide. The idea here is to provide a primer for people that are interested in getting into thrash but haven’t really ever taken the time to get a proper foundation. Through my own history with metal, a bunch of research and talking to some people that are well versed in the subject, I put together this compact genre guide. What it should provide is self-conscious-free learning about metal genres that more people should be aware of. Basically, I do the research and you reap the benefits. In our first installment we are going to hit up Metal’s awesome roots: Thrash.

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CANTO: More Ozzy drama, Slayer’s new tour, and a new track from Gutter Instinct

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“Feel the heavy hoof-beats pound across the land. The sin of our forefathers lies within our clutching hands.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey