As I hit the “Publish” button on this post, it’s a little less than three weeks since Maryland Deathfest wrapped up its 15th edition down in Baltimore. I’d like to tell you that the delay’s been down to me “just processing it all” or “trying to find the right words” or some shit, but let’s be real, I’ve just been busy with other things. However, the timing of my posts should not be construed as a lack of enthusiasm for this year’s fest. In fact, I’ve been quite jazzed about my experience in the time since it all wrapped up. But more on that later; for now, let’s jump into the final recap and see how Sunday closed things out… Continue reading
“Why don’t you spend nowhere with me? Follow the river and the path of the ones. Write our names on the shore. Forever – I can’t find, struggling in a world undefined. Decide how you want it to be, I’m not eternity.”
- The rough times for Corey Taylor are continuing. The Slipknot singer took a nasty fall and needed to be helped off stage. It seems like he’s doing alright today, however.
- BMG has announced today that is has acquired independent New York-based label The End Records. This deal includes the label’s full catalog and future recordings.
- Kataklysm have announced an upcoming North America tour set to begin in late September. They will be supported by Carach Angren.
- I haven’t shared album sales in awhile for obvious reasons, but check out Gojira‘s opening week. A very impressive debut to say the least.
- Skipping a playlist today and am instead going with the first round of MDF 2017 bands. Big names include Morbid Angel, Autopsy, and Behexen.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
With June winding down (already, somehow), it’s time to start looking back at the past quarter and highlight some of the better albums that have dropped. I suppose another way to look at this is by way of a mid year recap. However, with the abundance of quality albums that have come out in the past few months, going back any further than that is just a bit too arduous. (You can only imagine what year-end does to me.) Regardless, allow me to usher in the end of Q2 with my highlights from the last few months. Continue reading
It’s finally here! We’re down at MDF — which should explain the relatively quiet last couple of days (don’t worry, podcast minisodes are coming soon!) —and amazingly, the entire metal world doesn’t stop for this shit. Who knew?
So, yes, we do have some new metal for ya this week. Right off the bat, Atlanta black / death / crust crew Withered return with Grief Relic, their first album in six years. Beyond that, there’s some new stuff from Death Angel and Behexen that’ll definitely be worth a listen, and also a new covers album from Six Feet Under that’ll definitely not be worth a listen. There’s a bunch more to get to, so let’s not waste any more time — here’s what’s on tap for this week: