We can start the day with some Tombs, because I enjoy them quite a bit. Check out “Sombre Ruins Nothing Remains”, the RKGD audio remix of the Under Sullen Skies track. That single is the latest from the Ex-Oblivion digital EP, which will be available through Season of Mist.
From there, we’ll check out new material from Astronoid. Give “Sleep Whisper” a listen here. As a reminder, Radiant Bloomdrops on June 3rd through 3Dot Recordings. We’re all pretty excited for that one, if you weren’t previously aware.
And we’ll close out the day with some fresh new Misery Index. The video clip below is for “Complete Control”, the title-track from their upcoming new album. That one is set for May 13th release through Century Media.
It’s the first year I’m at a loss for words. I think I said everything I had to say about lists, and honorable mentions in my 2020 post. It’s really about finding those albums that affected and impacted you, and sharing some sense of why in the hopes they might do the same for someone else. Arguing about what’s missing makes no sense; it wouldn’t change the fact that these 15 records all did something to me to make me include them on this list. Sure, maybe I forgot something, but the fact I forgot it also says something (though it could very likely be saying that my memory is going) – but I tell you what; I’ll make the same agreement with you I always do. Anything you think I might have missed I will listen to again – it might not make my End of Year lists, but it can still make an impact on me, and in the end that’s what’s always the most important.
Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen was recently released through Nuclear Blast. I haven’t checked it out in full yet, but I am intrigued by the new video for “Sentiment”, a track which features Jonas Renkse on vocals. And we all know how much I love projects that involve the Katatonia vocalist…
So we’ll pause all the video announcements to include a note about Hellfest 2022, which is probably the most immense festival I could fathom. The festival will span a full week, from June 17th through the 26th, with over 350 bands performing across 6 stages. Headliners include… Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More… honestly the list goes on and on. And those are just the headliners. Get the full scoop here.
My favorite bar is open again and therefore everything is wonderful.
As is always the case on a Friday, we have a whole bunch of new songs and videos to share. So on that note, we will start with Killer Be Killed. Reluctant Hero dropped last November through Nuclear Blast, and today they gave us a new video for “Animus”, a track taken from that album.
And it seems like a good call to wrap up the week with the new single and video from At The Gates. We knew something was brewing (side note: that reminds me it’s time for a beer) for awhile, and this doesn’t disappoint. This is “Spectre of Extinction”, taken from The Nightmare of Being. That album is out July 2nd through Century Media.
This Roadburn Redux keeps getting better. This was somewhat hinted at, but now we have confirmation that there will be a “Pelagic Presents” segment that will feature performances by The Ocean, Crown, Year of No Light, and more. Cannot wait for this.
Tetrarch released a pretty damn heavy new single and video today, titled “Negative Noise”, so we can close with that. That track is taken from Unstable, which is out on April 30th through Napalm Records.