CANTO: Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, Uruk-Hai, and More


Starting the year strong! I can’t wait to see how 2020 turns me into a slightly uglier, out-of-shape version of myself.

  • Based on this teaser, I’m of the impression that Lamb of God will be releasing something new this year (2020). It’s a minute since they gave us a fresh, and I’m curious how things turn out with new drummer Art Cruz. I will inevitably stay tuned.
  • This update from Cannibal Corpse is slightly more straightforward. The death metal legends have just entered the studio to work on a new album. When we see it? Maybe late this year?
  • This past Saturday, Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson passed away at the age of the 40. The cause is unknown, but the rest of the band issued this statement over on Facebook. He will be missed.
  • Here’s a new track from Uruk-Hai titled “The Birth of an Uruk-Hai”. That number will be featured on a split album shared with Druadan Forest that will be released alter this year on Antiq Label.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Within Temptation, Thy Art Is Murder, Killswitch Engage, and More


I’m making a lot of cold brew. Weird, right?

  • Thy Art Is Murder announced a North American tour with Cannibal Corpse. They cover a lot of ground in October and mostly November, so check them out in a city near you.
  • Within Temptation canceled their set at a festival in Lebanon in response to another band, Mashrou’ Leila, being forced off the bill by Christian groups that apparently took issue with their openly gay singer and lyrical content, from what I read. I commend Within Temptation.
  • In case you wanted to see the cover artwork for Tool’s upcoming Fear Inoculum, here you go.
  • Check out this music video from Killswitch Engage for “I Am Broken Too”. It’s very Killswitch Engaging, and if you like clean vocal KSE, you’ll be all about this. Atonement drops on August 16th via Metal Blade.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Overkill, Imonolith, Cannibal Corpse, and More


It’s a Friday. And it’s going to be a long weekend. Hurray.

  • Overkill have released a lyric video for the second single from their upcoming new album, The Wings Of War. The track is called “Head Of A Pin”. The album will be the group’s 19th and is set to drop on February 22nd.
  • Hey! Another new single! This one is from Imonolith and it’s called “Hollow”. This project features former Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, and Devin Townsend Project members… and honestly I didn’t expect it to sound like this. Interesting.
  • Cannibal Corpse have tapped Erik Rutan to fill in on guitars for Pat O’Brien for the next round of tours. While O’Brien deals with some personal stuff, you can catch Rutan on the Decibel Magazine Tour and the next US leg of Slayer’s farewell tour.
  • Let’s round this day off with some Finnish thrash. This is the new video from Carnal Forge for “Bound In Flames”. Their new album, Gun to mouth salvation will be out next week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Deafheaven, Baroness, Monte Pittman, and More


You’re beards weird.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Slayer, Fractal Universe, Children of Bodom, and More

Amon Amarth

I’ve been listening to a lot of Deafheaven today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb