CANTO: Cynic, Lordi, Souldrainer, and More


I officially live in the mountains… just in time for winter.

  • Northwest Terror Fest is returning in 2023, and the lineup is pretty darn stacked. Yob, Wormrot, Horrendous, and obviously many more. That festival is set for May 25 through 27 in Seattle, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday. Get the full scoop here.
  • With Focus turning 30 in 2023, Cynic are paying homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone, while marking the anniversary of that album, with two special performances. They’ll be performing on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, which is set for January 30 through February 3, and then at ProgPower USA on September 6 in Atlanta. These are their first live performances since the passing of Reinert and Malone.
  • Switching things up fairly aggressively, we have news from Lordi. They’ve just signed on with Atomic Fire Records, so it seems that their next chapter is being written, and new music is on the horizon. We’ll keep our eyes out. For now, if you happen to be in Europe, they’re currently on the road basically through May. (Not really… more like until December, and then again in April and May).
  • Swedish death metallers Souldrainer unveiled a visualizer for the new track “End of the World”. That’s the closing track from Departure, which is out on December 9 through Black Lion Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Lamb of God, Dream Unending, Mystic Circle, and More

Today was weird. But it’s also Friday. So I guess everything is fine!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Megadeth, Kreator, Seventh Storm, and More


Apparently I only had time to bookend this week. My bad.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Abhor, Soilwork, Sinner, and More


I wasn’t planning on this post today, but work decided to be less shitty than I anticipated so here we are!

  • Threshold are releasing their 12th full-length album, which will be titled Dividing Lines, on November 18th through Nuclear Blast. Get your first sampling from that album with the new video for “Silenced”.
  • Abhor is a band that calls back to my early blogging days, so I’m happy to hear about their upcoming new material. Sex Sex Sex (Ceremonia Daemonis Antichristi) will be out on September 23rd through Iron Bonehead. Give “Evil Mentor” a listen here.
  • German hard rock crew Sinner unleashed their new album, Brotherhood, today through Atomic Fire Records. To mark the occasion, give the lyric video for “The Last Generation” a watch.
  • Michigan metalcore band Of Virtue are releasing a new EP on August 12th coincidentally also called Sinner. That will be available through Arising Empire, and pre-orders are officially live.
  • I’ve been listening to Övergivenheten a ton these last few days, so let’s close with the latest from Soilwork. Below is the video for “Dream Of Nowhere”. As a reminder, that album is out on August 19th through Nuclear Blast.

Well folks, this is my last post until at least the 26th, as I will be in Wyoming do mountain man stuff followed by Fire In The Mountains stuff. Be well, and I’ll see ya on the other side.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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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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