Donuts & CANTO: Danzig, Marduk, Otep and more!

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Glenn Danzig

June 23, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:

    • Leading off, Glenn Danzig has revealed he’ll be playing Danzig III: How the Gods Kill in full at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago. At this point, is there any more crazy shit for Glenn to pull out of his hat for Riot Fest?

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Album Review: Somnium Nox – “Terra Inanis”

Somnium Nox - Terra Inanis

Chances are if your album cover has budding skull flowers and a skeleton bird overlooking an ominous moon, you have some level of black metal going on.  For Australian band Somnium Nox, you have a whole lot of black metal going on in the form of their debut LP Terra Inanis.  Enveloping their atmospheric black metal in a wash of darkness and buried menace the band and album provide a spectral, haunting soundscape that reinforces Australia as a country to be reckoned with when it comes to extreme metal.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Temple Nightside and Bell’s Brewery’s Lager of the Lakes

Receiving the Evcharist

With my dearly beloved cohort in blog-crime away at Migration Fest, I decided to step up to the liquor soaked plate and combine one of my absolute favorite fancy beers with an album that I really enjoy but wasn’t able to cover in detail. It should be known that I’m generally a Miller Lite of Miller Hi-Life kind of guy. I like having something as a go-to that is simple, direct and generally pretty watery. But when I like to step it up, I don’t mess around. On the metal end, I think it’s no secret that I’m pretty all over the board. But I tend to like a lot more aggression in my metal than I do in my beer. So for this week’s edition of Receiving the Evcharist I will pair a Bell’s Lager of the Lakes with the newest release from Australian blackened death metal outfit, Temple Nightside. Continue reading