I officially live in the mountains… just in time for winter.
Northwest Terror Fest is returning in 2023, and the lineup is pretty darn stacked. Yob, Wormrot, Horrendous, and obviously many more. That festival is set for May 25 through 27 in Seattle, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday. Get the full scoop here.
With Focus turning 30 in 2023, Cynic are paying homage to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone, while marking the anniversary of that album, with two special performances. They’ll be performing on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, which is set for January 30 through February 3, and then at ProgPower USA on September 6 in Atlanta. These are their first live performances since the passing of Reinert and Malone.
And, of course, we’re going to close with the latest from Gaerea. Check out the video for “Mirage” below, the title-track from their upcoming new album. That release is one I have circled, and it’s set for September 23rd through Season of Mist.
This is a rushed post because I have things to do tonight, so my apologies for any clumsiness in advance.
We’ll start with the latest addition to the Century Media roster. Distant have announced their new deal with the label, and are marking the occasion with a new track titled “Exofilth”. Give it a listen here, and let’s keep an eye out for future album news.
Fucked Up are releasing a new EP on October 7th through Trankcrimes, titled Oberon. The four track collection can be pre-ordered here, but “Strix” has been available for a couple weeks now. So, you know, have at it and stuff.
Need some black metal in your Monday? Check out the latest from Vananidr. Beneath The Mold drops on October 28th through Black Lion Records, and a new track titled “Awake” can be streamed early here.
Ukrainian sludge rock trio Stoned Jesus shared a new track, titled “CON”, and that’s how we’re going to end the day. That sample is taken from Fatherlight, which will be released at some point next year… through Season of Mist, I anticipate.
Orange Goblin have had to reschedule their 25th anniversary tour as a result of the pandemic, but that won’t stop them from celebrating the occasion. As an alternative, they will be streaming two live shows, on December 18th and 19th in London. Get your tickets right here!
Melodic death/doom quintet Tethra, hailing from Novara, Italy, return with their stellar third full-length, Empire of the Void. It focuses on two vast realms explored through lyrical themes and creative instrumentation; the boundless internal plights of human nature and the breadth of the human soul, and the expansiveness and surreal wonders of space. Its track titles hold a celestial theme while its instrumentation evokes heavy human emotions. While mainly exemplifying doom metal, the band is also a master of death metal and many compositions are a delightful death/doom hybrid. Continue reading →