CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Cabal, Primal Fear, and More

The Friday before what is going to be an insanely busy week coming up.

  • Leading off, Cabal have announced a new album through Nuclear Blast. Magno Interitus will be out on October 21st, and of course that update comes with some new tunes. Check out “Exsanguination” here.
  • Primal Fear are celebrating their 25 years as a band with a deluxe edition of their self-titled debut, which will be out on July 15th through Atomic Fire. Check out the lyric video for “Running In The Dust” right here.
  • Prosthetic Records have added Slugcrust to their roster, who will be releasing their debut album, titled Ecocide, on September 9th. The lead single from that album, “Echoless”, is available now.
  • New stuff from Vomit Forth emerged today, and that’s awesome. Here’s the clip for “Carnivorous Incantation”. Seething Malevolence is out on July 8th through Century Media. But you should have already known that.
  • It’s no mystery that we’re Spirit Adrift fans around here, so closing with their new track is an easy choice. Check out “Mass Formation Psychosis”, taken from the upcoming 20 Centuries Gone. That collection is out on August 19th and will feature two new tracks alongside six covers.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Ufomammut, Saor, Seventh Storm, and More

Not the most exciting start to the week, but at least we have some fresh Saor to check out.

  • But we’ll lead off with Ufomammut, and the new visualizer for their latest album, Fenice. Give it a watch and listen when time allows. That album is out now through Neurot Recordings.
  • Death Bells are getting up to some good stuff. First, we have this new performance video for “Hysteria”. That’s a track from Between Here & Everywhere, which is out on July 29th through Dais Records. Beyond that, they also have some live dates running from July 30th through August 31st, so be sure to catch them on the road if the opportunity presents itself.
  • Seventh Storm are releasing their debut album, Maledictus, on August 12th through Atomic Fire Records. This is the new project from Mike Gaspar (Moonspell), so we’ll be sure to keep eyes out for new music and preorder information in the coming weeks.
  • And, as promised, we’re close out with the new track from Saor. Below is the new video for “Beyond the Wall”. It’s a little different, and a lot awesome. As a reminder, Origins is out on June 24th through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: April 17 – 23, 2022

Undeath

Busy week ‘round these parts last week. Hopefully we can keep that momentum, but if you missed anything do catch up. Moving on to the reason you’re here…new releases and we’ve got a ton for this week that kicks off with a trio of excellent death metal from Undeath, Sentient Horror, and Corpsessed, a wickedly good heavy metal outing from Skull Fist, and a long list of other releases that are equally worthy of your time. Feel free to let us know what we missed and if your band or label wants to be included here, get in touch via our info found on this site. We’d love to hear from you.

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Skull Fist’s Zach Slaughter on new album “Paid In Full,” hitchhiking for Iron Maiden, and much more!

Skull Fist
Image courtesy of Sharon Ehman

Skull Fist are a tried and true heavy metal machine. Period. And on their fourth full length, Paid In Full, they fully cement the deal. So, obviously, Buke jumped at the chance to discuss this beast with vocalist and guitarist Zach Slaughter. The pair discussed the new album, as well as skateboarding and a broken neck, hitchhiking across Canada for Iron Maiden, getting a start on guitar at age 15 and early influences, what brings Zach joy, his other projects, hockey, and a whole list of other topics. We now present that conversation to you in its entirety so grab a beer, a chair, and enjoy.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Incite and Birdsong

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Aah, spring is here.  Maybe.  Hard to tell with the off and on snow we’re having, but at least that looks like it’s (almost) behind us now.  The changing of the seasons always brings about a change in my musical and drink tastes, and what better way to express both of those than another hostile takeover of this column?  Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Incite’s Wake Up Dead and Temperance Brewing Company’s Birdsong.

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