Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist series. This week, Khemmis covers Alice in Chains, I’m extatic over the announcement of a second new Mountain Goats album this year, and Anton won’t stop yelling about Dephosphorus again. All that and more down below.
I like when new records show up in the mail.
- As if a tour wasn’t enough, The Black Dahlia Murder announced new album details today. Verminous will be out on April 17th through Metal Blade Records, and you can check out the lyric video for the title track right now.
- Archspire have announced the lineup for the upcoming Tech Trek Across Canada tour. I don’t have any idea when this tour begins, but we know they are bringing Soreption, Entheos, and Wormhole with them. I assume that will commence at some point this year, so we’ll stay tuned.
- Sepultura’s new album, Quadra, is out this coming Friday through Nuclear Blast. For now, I encourage you to check out this “Behind The Music” trailer that features guitarist Andreas Kisser.
- Finally, here’s a mini documentary from Visceral Disgorge that covers their performance at Hammersonic Festival back in 2018. I’m always entertained by these things.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
It’s hot out. I don’t feel like going for a run. But I must.
- Sabaton have released the first album trailer for The Great War, which drops on July 19th via Nuclear Blast. Check it out here.
- Archspire have shared a bass play-thru for “Remote Tumor Seeker”, a track featured on 2017’s Relentless Mutation. If you play bass, and I guess even if you don’t, check it out.
- Betraying The Martyrs, deathcore crew out of France, are headed to North America for a run of dates in June and July. They’ll be traveling around with Entheos, Within Destruction, Sentinels, and Defying Decay.
- Baroness is doing an in-store thing in Boston at the end of the weekend, and I really want to go to it. This is why.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I had two tests today, and I’m basically brain dead. This will be short. Here goes:
- Leading off, Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik announced his departure from the band this morning. I’m bummed. Wasn’t nuts about 2016’s Nattesferd, of course, but those first two albums are still gold — plus, Erlend was a big part of what made these guys so great in a live setting. We’ll see what happens from here.
- Behemoth announced its fall Ecclesia Diabolica North America tour, with support from At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. Kinda feels like the Carcass / Deafheaven / Inter Arma trek a few years back; I’m here for all these guys, but none of them really make a ton of sense with the others? Oh well.
- Apparently, Tengger Cavalry is back together, and has a new song out called “Heart” out. Cool?
- More tour dates! Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire and good gawd, y’all, I need to be at this show. September 27 at Voltage Lounge, I’m comin’ for ya.
- Decibel announced a couple of more bands for the forthcoming West Coast edition of its annual Metal and Beer Fest. Joining the ranks now are The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis and Trappist. It’s not a competition, but…so far, this version’s beating the Philly one pretty handily.
- And finally, we’ve got one left over from the weekend: Philly hardcore crew Jesus Piece dropped a new tune that the kids might describe as “flames.” Check out “Neuroprison” below:
The band’s new album, Only Self, will be out August 24 via Southern Lord. Pre-orders are available on both Bandcamp, as well as the label’s website. That’ll do it for now — check back soon for more!
Keep it heavy,