CANTO: Gojira, Boris, Hideous Divinity, and More

My ambitions to acquire and build out a camper van are above 0%.

  • We should probably start with Gojira, who released another new track from Fortitude. This one is titled “The Chant”, and it is sure to be polarizing. Naturally, I love it. Anyway, that album is officially released to the world this coming Friday, April 30th.
  • Boris are releasing a visual (streaming) party for the release of NO. The viewing period start on May 1st and will run through the 10th. The video was shot with a 360 degree camera, making this thing pretty damn immersive. A tour “in your head”, as it’s described. Here’s the link to the Boris YouTube channel, for when the time comes.
  • I’m just going to drop this in because anything “Alien” makes me happy. Hideous Divinity released a new EP, LV-426, this past Friday (frustratingly NOT on 4/26) though Century Media, and it’s very much worth checking out. There’s also a video for “Chestburst” out there as well. See? All kinds of “Alien” stuff.
  • I suppose we can wrap up with some more melodic metal. This is the new video (as of last Friday) from Dead Atlantic for “Falling into the Grave”. That track is taken from Lost, which drops this year through Zombie Shark Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Skindred, Toxic Ruin, Cradle of Filth, and More

This week has been quietly gnarly. At least tomorrow is the day before Friday? Is that a weird perspective?

Best of 2020: Chris’s List

Best of 2020

If you’re reading this there are two possibilities at play, either of which warrant a hearty congratulations:

  1. It’s the end of the year, and you found the strength, courage and forbearance to get through the infested muck that was 2020.  Congratulations!  I don’t know what 2021 will bring, but let’s put the future aside for a moment and just revel in survival, and talk about some great music.
  2. It’s an indeterminate time in the future, after the apocalypse, and the collective hive mind has integrated into the data streams and come across this post in a random search string query to ascertain various data points about the distant past.  Congratulations!  I’m not alive to know what the Time Lords have in mind for the future, but let’s put that aside for a moment and just revel in whatever constitutes life in your existence, and talk about some great music.

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CANTO: Empyrium, Scardust, TesseracT, and More

At least the Champions League matches have been entertaining today.

  • TesseracT have released details for P O R T A L S, a live cinematic experience. That event will take place on December 12th, and will include some pre-show activities as well. You can scoop up a ticket here.
  • Boris and Merzbow have come together for 2R0I2P0, a collaborative album scheduled for a December 11th release through Relapse Records. Check out this cover of “Boris” right now.
  • Empyrium have announced a new album, Über den Sternen, which is set for a February 26th release through Prophecy. Check out the title-track from that album right now.
  • Finally, a new video from Scardust for “Break The Ice”. Strangers is out now on M-Theory Audio.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Third Circle of Bandcamp: July 2020 Edition

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July was a strange month for music and you are going to feel it in this one boys and girls. I found myself listening to a lot of not-metal in July, and so a good chunk of it has made it into this month’s Third Circle.

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