Last month, I discussed my penchant for symphonic metal and how its fandom eventually led me to listen to it with a lot of caution. Now, the three albums I chose for that segment weren’t my first gateway albums, but are three that remain close to my heart and are underappreciated by a lot of listeners. Anyway, for this chapter of the column – and for the sake of a timeline – I decided to talk about a subgenre that has remained controversial despite the claims of apolitical affiliations and people making terrible decisions.
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the weekend and yesterday:
On Friday, as per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums, including Mastodon and Falls of Rauros. Also as per usual, you can check out Josh’s Initial Descent post for the full breakdown.
So that “Batushka dropping out of MDF” speculation we posted on Friday? Well, it’s pretty much confirmed; on Saturday, the festival organizers revealed that Uada had been tapped to fill the Poles’ slot at the Festival. Still a bummer, but they could have done far, far worse as replacements go.
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Leading off, ’tis the season for Maryland Deathfest cancellations! Word on the Twitter is that Batushka has had to cancel their appearance at this year’s edition of the festival. Not seeing an official statement from either party yet, but…FUUUUUUUUUUCK if true.