Initial Descent: October 2 – 8, 2022

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Goatwhore – image courtesy of Stephanie Cabral

First up, our thoughts are with all those negatively impacted by the hurricane. There’s plenty of options and ways out there to help if you can so if you’re so inclined, type it in the search bar and go from there. It’s time for new and upcoming metal, and that we have plenty of this week, yet again. Goatwhore kicks things off with their eighth full length and it is massive (more on that later in the week), Armed For Apocalypse and Coffin Torture kick out the sludge metal jams, Cloud Rat again show shy they are at the top of ‘extreme mountain,’ and there’s a slew of other releases hiding out in the list below that keeps the quality pegged. Plenty here to keep you busy throughout the week so happy hunting and stay tuned.

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CANTO: Iron Maiden, Necronautical, Act of Denial, and More

I have returned from California. What a nice thing that is.

  • Iron Maiden news doesn’t quite excite me like it used to, but that’s quite alright. Their 17th studio album will be another double album (which is… fine, I guess) titled Senjutsu. Pre-orders start on July 21st, with September 3rd set as the release date. Check out the clip for “The Writing On The Wall” if you want. There’s a lot going on in a very good way.
  • Municipal Waste have announced some dates later this year. They’ll be joining Volbeat for a couple nights in early October, as well as a run of shows with Circle Jerks in December. Any of these would be a ton of fun to attend… if they happen to fall in your particular region of the country.
  • Let’s toss in the latest from Act of Denial, titled “Your Dark Desires”. There are some big names in that project, for example Ron Thal Bumblefoot on this track, so I like keeping up. Negative is out on August 13th through Crusaders and Golden Robot Records.
  • We can wrap up with a little bit of black metal. Here is the new video from Necronautical for “Necropsychonautics”. That track is taken from Slain In The Spirit, which is set for an August 20th release through Candlelight and Spinefarm. Pre-order it here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: RIP LG Petrov, Updates from The Lion’s Daughter, Varmia, and More

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Hello, everyone. Today was a rough one in our metal universe. We’ll start with one announcement and hopefully move onto some more positive news.

  • We lost another legend today. Entombed frontman, LG Petrov, passed away after a battle with cancer. I remember his announcement about his condition last August, and honestly this still doesn’t feel real. Entombed A.D. made a statement earlier today that you can read on their Facebook page. Fuck cancer.
  • Alright, what else is happening, and do we even care? The Lion’s Daughter have announced a record release live stream event scheduled for April 11th, the Sunday following the official release of Skin Show. Tickets and merch bundles are available at this link, and if you haven’t pre-ordered the album yet, you can do so here (Season of Mist).
  • London trio Urne have announced a new album and released a new single. Serpent & Spirit will be out on June 25th through Candlelight Records, which you can pre-order here while also checking out “Desolate Heart”.
  • And we’ll close with the new music video from Varmia for “Ten Blask Co Po Nim Śmierć” (“The Gleam and Then Death”). That track is taken from bal Lada, their third album, which drops this coming Friday through M-Theory Audio. Pre-orders available here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Rotting Christ, Winterfylleth, Immortal Guardian, and More

I feel like there was something important I was supposed to get done today…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Ihsahn, Skeletal Remains, Belphegor, and More

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And thus began another week in Hell.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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