Welcome to another Saturday morning playlist. We live in weird times but great new music is still here to carry us through. Case in point, this week I’ve brought you the newest one from The Ruins of Beverast and Ulcerate (Stare Into Death and Be Still is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated albums by our staff). Anton also brings in the new one from Aversio Humanitatis, which is another album I’m hotly anticipating. And for something a little different, we are including ‘Slaves to the Grind,’ a documentary about the grindcore scene at the end of the playlist. So check out the tunes and get some culture in you, all at the link below.
Founding guitarist Niklas Sundin is stepping away from Dark Tranquillity. You can read his full post here, but it basically sounds like he wants to trade touring duties for family time, which I understand. It does sound like he will stay involved from a creative standpoint, which is pretty cool.
Snow Burial are planning a live stream to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event will take place on March 26th at 8:00pm EST over at the Prosthetic Records Youtube Channel. Cool event, cool cause, we all win.
Four out of five on the Canto posts. Oh well, I guess Corey’s eating a shoe. Anyway, here’s some news to close out your week:
Leading off, it’s new-release Friday! A whole bunch of great bands dropped new stuff today, including ImperialTriumphant, Deafheaven, Obscura and more. Check out Josh’s full list in this week’s Initial Descent post here.
Providence, RI vets Daughters released “Satan in the Wait,” their first song in more than eight years. The band also announced they’d signed with Ipecac Recordings, with plans to release an album sometime later this year.
Welcome to another Initial Descent and yet another stacked batch of releases. Hopefully you spent yesterday getting a head start because there’s enough on tap here to keep most anyone busy. We all could use some happiness so do yourself, and those around you, a favor and check out High Spirit‘s latest full length Motivator. On the opposite spectrum, if you just recovered from Subrosa’s latest dive into Light Falls from Wrekmeister Harmonies and keep that heavy yet somber feeling alive. Blister your eardrums with Cara Neir and Wildspeaker‘s latest Split on Broken Limbs Recordings, who actually have several out this week that warrant your time. Sumerlands debut Sumerlands deeply satisfies the traditional heavy metal craving and Mare Cognitum returns with their hypnotizing take on atmospheric black metal with Luminiferous Aether. All that and much more so click that “continue reading” link. Continue reading →