I got nothing. Well, nothing except loads and loads of tour announcements.
- Most significantly, King Diamond, who announced a new album and tour today. The album, which will mark the first studio album in about 12 years, will be called The Institute. It won’t be released until sometime next year but we can expect a new single in the next few months it appears. And the tour. Holy crap the tour. They are November and December dates in North America, and support is in the form of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands. This is absolutely incredible.
- And then we have Khemmis and Un. I would love to make this show happen as well, however those dates are specifically out west this coming December.
- And then there’s Atreyu, who are going to hit the road in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band. Definitely not my realm of interest, but the idea behind this tour is cool; they are going to perform 20 songs, and those 20 songs were chosen by their fans. Those are U.S. dates in October and November with Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, and Santa Cruz.
- Now that (most) of today’s tour announcements are out of the way, let’s close with a little post-black metal. This comes from a band called Dawn of Ouroboros and the song is called “Sorrow’s Eclipse”. This track was pulled from their upcoming new album, The Art of Morphology. I’m into this. Check it out.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
All kine of dings to get to today.
- Let’s see how many tours we can cram in here. First up: Full of Hell and Primitive Man. Oh dear god yes. U.S. dates in May and June. The “Weeping Caustic Torment US Tour”. So freaking tasty.
- Vreid in support of Kalmah. Also exciting. Dates primarily in April. I don’t get to go to this one, which saddens me. Apparently this announcement first dropped a week or so ago. Sue me.
- Motionless In White and Atreyu. Meh. I mean, I guess this appeals to a certain audiance. Just not this one/me.
- Our video today comes from Soen, and it’s for “Covenant”. This is a good song off of a record I relatively enjoyed. Lotus dropped last month. Check it out if you haven’t yet.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Where the hell is my super amazing insane deluxe deluxe deluxe box edition of the new album from The Ocean? I’m getting impatient.
- A tour I’m not interested in greets us today! Sleep Signals, Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, and Ice Nine Kills. Great pile of NOPE in that one.
- And now for a tour I am interested in! Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Weedeater, The Obsessed, and Mothership. Much better.
- It wasn’t that I missed this, it was that I didn’t care about Canto for the last few months. But now we have Canto again, which means we finally mention the new Slipknot song. I give you… “All Out Life”.
- The video of the day comes to us from Gozu. This one is for “They Probably Know Karate”. They’ll be on the Metal Alliance Tour, which should be fun for them.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Well, the U.S. is out of the World Cup and I’m finally back home for the day. Not in the best of moods, given my first sentence of this post, but hey, what can you do. It’s Quickies time, so I’ll stop thinking about soccer for a second and take you back through what we missed in the world of metal today. Here goes:
- Good news if you like Cannibal Corpse: the band’s announced that their new album, A Skeletal Domain, will be out in September. If you don’t like Cannibal Corpse, you’re probably better off for it.
- Crowbar has announced a fall tour with Revocation, Havok and Fit for an Autopsy. Not quite sure why they’re traveling from Charlotte, to New York, then to Baltimore, then to Boston (okay, Worcester) in four consecutive days–apparently their booking agent can’t geography. But regardless, this should be a fun one.
- So Atreyu is reuniting. Remember Atreyu? I’m sure the five scene kids that haven’t yet grown up sure are really excited about this news.
- Apparently in Idaho, uttering the band Nickelback’s name to cops can get you detained by the cops. Good on you, Idaho. Good on you.
- Finally, Overkill’s released a video for their new song, “Armorist.” Check it out:
Until tomorrow, then!
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.