Today wasn’t exactly a fun one? But at least it’s almost over.
The Halo Effect, a new project featuring previous members of In Flames in Niclas Engelin, Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, Daniel Svensson, as well as Mikael Stanne currently of Dark Tranquillity, have signed on with Nuclear Blast. The first single, “Shadowminds”, is coming around on November 9th, so be sure to pre-save that one here.
I ran 11 miles today, and am planning on running 11 less tomorrow.
So I generally can’t stand Metal Injection for a variety of reasons, but I do need to take a second to comment on how awesome the lineup is for the Slay at Home finale. Rotting Christ, Cannabis Corpse, and Black Tusk are only a few of the names I have circled.
Hells Headbangers will be reissuing a couple of Incantation records, including Decimate Christendom (2004) and Primordial Domination (2006). They’ll be available on CD come June 11th, and on cassette for the first time on July 30th. Here’s a link to more information as well as order details.
Florida deathcore crew Bodysnatcher have announced a U.S. headlining tour this fall, and tickets are on sale now here. The dates are in October and November, and support will be in the form of Boundaries, Left To Suffer, and Mouth For War.
And we’ll wrap up the day, and likely the week, with the new video from Pestilence for “Deificvs”. That’s another track taken from Exitivm, which is set for a June 25th release through Agonia Records. Pick it up here, and check out the video below.
This is terrible news, but it’s reported that a Slipknot fan died after falling in the mosh pit at the Chicago-area stop on the Knotfest Roadshow. The exact cause is still to be determined, but witnesses noted that he looked totally fine leading up to the incident. Sad, sad stuff.
We are in the throes of a new week, like it or not. No need to get all bent out of the frame though, Monday means it’s time for new metal and for another week of showcasing some of it. Plus we’re on the downhill slide of the year and if the first half was any indication, the second half should be a knockout finish. Speaking of, we begin the week with a four pack of treats. Carry on…
We like beer and so does Trappist, who in the span of 21 tracks in 33 minutes, rip with crusty d-beat violence on their debut Ancient Brewing Tactics all in the name of almighty beer. It’s a supercharged juggernaut slam full of all star guests so make sure to check this one out – they’ve also included some pairings, nice guys. Just in time to extinguish the light from everything are two beasts of blackened doom and noise; Primitive Man and Unearthly Trance offer up a Split release that will leave indelible marks on any and all souls who dare to listen (over the top? nah). Black Tusk return with an all-guns-blazing attack of swampheavypunkmetal on T.C.B.T. and Cemetery Urn continue their reign of savage death metal on Barbaric Retribution.
As usual, we are far from done with what this week has to offer so head directly below to get your fill. Continue reading →