CANTO: Tool, The Ocean, Heilung, and More

Alright, so this weekend may have been a smidge more aggressive than I originally anticipated. Oops.

  • I guess it only makes sense that we fall in line and start with the Tool tour announcement. There will be an extensive run of shows in both the U.S. and Europe the first half of 2022. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 1st, and I’m already intimidated by how much these tickets may go for.
  • Alright, let’s talk booze. Heilung have announced their signature beer and mead. For now, us in the U.S. can scoop up the beer here, which was created with brewery Nevel. I’m more intrigued by the mead, so I’ll stay tuned for now.
  • Bastarður, the crust punk project fronted by Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, released another new single from the upcoming new record, Satan’s Loss of Son. Check out “The Whispering Beast” right here. As a reminder, that album is out on October 29th through Season of Mist.
  • And we’ll close with The Ocean, who shared the first clip from the upcoming release of Phanerozoic Live. Check out the clip for “Devonian: Nascent” below. That footage, of course, is from the streaming event performed in Bremen. The live album drops on November 26th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Mono, Insomnium, Armored Saint, and More

Alright, after a some time off I think I’m finally getting the wheels turning again. Not at work, of course. But everywhere else, for sure.

  • This is from last week, but since I can’t get enough of Insomnium I’m going to share it anyway. The Finnish melodic death metal legends announced a new EP, Argent Moon, which is set for a September 17th release through Century Media. In conjunction, they also dropped a new track and video titled “The Antagonist”. Personally, I love the melancholy vibe of the last few singles I’ve heard. This band can do no wrong.
  • Armored Saint have announced fresh tour dates with Black Label Society and Prong. It’s a very brief run of five shows, all out west, from December 27th through the 31st. The only band I’ve seen live out of this bunch recently was BLS, and based on that alone I can confirm these shows are worth attending if you can manage it.
  • Bastardur, the crust punk project from Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), has officially signed on with Season of Mist and announced new album details. Satan’s Loss of Son will be out on October 29th, and you can preview what’s to come with the new single titled “Viral Tumor”.
  • Let’s close out a very weird day with the new single and video from Mono, who I love dearly. This track it titled “Riptide”, which is taken from Pilgrimage of the Soul. That album is set for a September 17th release through Pelagic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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