Initial Descent: January 20 – 26, 2019

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Good morning, you wicked and divine souls.  Through the magic of WordPress admin rights it only looks like Josh is putting up this week’s Initial Descent.  But in truth it is I, Old Scratch, the Devil himself who has taken over the reins of this post to give you the latest upcoming releases.  Don’t worry: Josh is bound and gagged in the corner with a dozen botflies to keep him company…

Carnal Forge has risen from my depths to vomit forth Gun To Mouth Salvation, their first blast of evil thrash since 2007.  Oh, it is a delicious slice of metal pie!  Do your appetites skewer more…foul?  Then prepare yourselves for Of Worms, a cemetery slab of death doom from Seattle’s Foul bleeding forth on cassette from Caligari Records.  But maybe the death doom doesn’t move you?  You prefer your metal with more noise and static, the better to hear the voices I implant in your head?  Well, Sofy Major have returned from their black mass rituals to take a total dump on you with their new album…uh…Total Dump.  Seriously, I have been playing this to the investment bankers and hedge fund managers we keep in the Fifth Circle of Hell and it elicits the most exquisite screams of agony.  Finally, when I need a little rest and relaxing from all the torture and crossroad bargains I like to cozy up with the latest post-metal goodness from Mono, whose latest Nowhere Now Here lets a little light into this dark and dreary home.

Ah, the botflies have buried their demonic larvae into Josh’s skin.  Read on while I tend to my new children… Continue reading

CANTO: Overkill, Imonolith, Cannibal Corpse, and More

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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