Knotfest at Sea has been postponed indefinitely. The Slipknot festival was set to take place next month, before being rescheduled to August 2021. Now, however, we will cross our fingers and hope that it happens at some point in the future at all.
And here’s the confirmation we were looking for. Ihsahn has announced his next EP, Pharos, drops on September 11th. That will be out through Candlelight Records and you can check out the first single, “Spectre At The Feast”, immediately below.
We’ve reached the end of another one of those kinds of weeks that make me want to pull my hair out, had I any hair left to pull out in the first place. Thankfully, music soothes the savage beast, and we’ve got a boatload of goodies in store for you today. Take a listen below and let us know your favorite tracks we might have forgotten; we always appreciate hot leads on good music.
Oh, this is probably worth mentioning. Interested in owning a piece of black metal history? Well, a fragment of Dead’s skull can be yours for a slim $3,500.00. Yes, you can literally own a piece of the deceased Mayhem vocalist (accompanied by a letter from Euronymous dated in 1991, five days after Dead’s suicide). Crazy and WEIRD.
Big news from Astronoid today. Their second, self-titled, full length album will be out February 1st through Blood Music. You can catch them on tour early next year with Between The Buried and Me and Tesseract. For now, however, you can check out a new song called “I Dream In Lines.”
Despite my everlasting love for Colors, it’s hard to say Between the Buried and Me aren’t writing the best music of their careers right now. After the theatrical sci-fi pomp of Coma Ecliptic the band crafted a masterful return to their heavier roots in the two-part Automata, developed as a single album before being split into two halves (for easier consumption?) with Automata I beginning the narrative of a man journeying through his own dreams, which are being broadcast to the world as cheap entertainment. How does it end? Four months later we finally find out with the stellar Automata II, which supplies the back half of the concept with some of the most dynamic, engaging and downright killer music the band has ever produced. Continue reading →