CANTO: Ingested, The Offering, At The Gates, and More

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.
  • At The Gates have announced the return of founding member and guitarist Anders Björler. This announcement falls about a month ahead of their upcoming European tour with In Flames, Imminence, and Orbit Culture.
  • From there, we’ve got a new video from Anti-Flag for “Modern Meta Medicine”, which features Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage). Lies They Tell Our Children is out on January 6th via Spinefarm.
  • 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.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Fallujah, Malevolence, Choke, and More


Yeah, I’m not gonna lie, the heat is approaching a suffocating level at this point.

  • We’ll lead off this Thursday with some Fallujah, specifically referring to the latest, and final, single from Empyrean. Check out “Soulbreaker” here, and get ready for the release of that album on September 9th through Nuclear Blast.
  • We’ll jump over to At The Gates next, who unveiled a music video for “Garden Of Cyrus”. That’s a track taken from The Nightmare of Being, which dropped last year through Century Media. Oh, and if you’re across the pond, they’re doing a killer run of shows with In Flames closer to the end of the year.
  • Want some death grind in your Thursday playlist? Check out the latest from Choke. They have a new EP dropping through Translation Loss titled Desiphon, and a video for “Lust For Death” is streaming over at Metal Injection if you want to give them a click.
  • And we’ll jump back to Nuclear Blast to close things out. Below is the new video from Malevolence for “Higher Place”. Malicious Intent is out now, and can be purchased here. They also have a ton of tour dates coming up, but you’ll have to seek those details out on your own.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Tombs, At The Gates, Misery Index, and More

And I’m officially overwhelmed.

  • 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 have a pretty significant tour announcement. At The Gates will be covering a good chunk of North America this coming August, with support from Municipal Waste, Thrown Into Exile, and Enforced. They will be celebrating the anniversary of Slaughter of the Soul, so yeah… it’s kind of a big deal.
  • From there, we’ll check out new material from Astronoid. Give “Sleep Whisper” a listen here. As a reminder, Radiant Bloom drops 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.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Best of 2021: Chris’s Honorable Mentions

Best of 2021

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.

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CANTO: At The Gates, Hellfest 2022, Silver Lake, and More

I skipped the last couple days because I have family in town. But I didn’t work today so I can’t really justify skipping this one. Oh well… happy Friday!

  • Lots of videos to share today, so we may as well get right to it. We’ll kick things off with At The Gates, who released the new single and video for “The Fall Into Time”. That’s the latest from The Nightmare Of Being, which is out on July 2nd through Century Media.
  • 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.
  • Hey look, Bullet for My Valentine is still a thing! They announced a new self-titled album, with a video for a new track titled “Knives”. That album will be out on October 22nd through Spinefarm Records, and can be pre-ordered here.
  • Time to wrap this up, because I have places to be. We’ll close with the new single and video from Carnifex for “Pray For Peace”, which you can watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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