It’s a Friday, and it’s snowing. It’s going to be a good weekend…
But first! A new project I am VERY excited about. Majesties, a melodic death metal trio featuring the minds behind Obsequiae and Inexorum, are releasing Vast Reaches Unclaimed on March 3rd through 20 Buck Spin. The hype is real. Give “The World Unseen” a listen here.
Symphonic metallers Seven Spires are releasing a new live album on March 17th, titled Live at Progpower USA XXI. Check out the footage of “Ghosts Of Yesterday” below. They’re also on tour in both Europe and North America in the coming months, so get on that as well.
Starting off the new year with a righteous bang, punk powerhouse Anti-Flag is here with their thirteenth album Lies They Tell Our Children. This release is predictably energetic, expressive, and excellent. Anti-Flag is always ready to fight for what is right and this album thematically focuses on major world issues including the need for universal healthcare and environmental preservation. Capturing the urgency and power of the music, each track title is in all caps driving home the messages. Adding a sense of community and comradery, a number of guest vocalists are featured throughout the album including Brian Baker of Bad Religion. Lies They Tell Our Children is another success in an impressive discography from a legendary band.
I’m drafting this in the middle of the afternoon, while contemplating a beer. Not great.
We’ll lead off with The Offering, who dropped a new track titled “Flower Children”. The lyric video for that one is available here. Their sophomore album, titled Seeing the Elephant, is set for a November 4th release through Century Media.
Liturgy has announced a new album as well, but we’ll have to wait until March 23rd for that one. 93696 will be out through Thrill Jockey, and you can listen to the title-track right here. They’ve also got some upcoming tour dates if that interests you.
Let’s close out the day with a new video from Ingested. The clip below is for “From Hollow Words”, which features Sven de Caluwé of Aborted. That’s taken from Ashes Lie Still, set for a November 4th release through Metal Blade.
Krisiun is popular around these parts, so we’ll jump to their new lyric video for “War Blood Hammer” next. That’s a sampling taken from Mortem Solis, their new album which is officially out today through Century Media.
Anti-Flag has a new album dropping on January 6th through Spinefarm titled Lies They Tell Our Children, so closing with new material from that seems like a good call. The video for “Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die.” is below. Enjoy.