2023 will also see the return of Milwaukee Metal Fest, set for May 26 through 28. There are some big names in the lineup, including Lamb of God, Napalm Death, Anthrax, and so on. It’s a pretty stacked bill. Jamey Jasta purchased the rights to this festival last year, and it seems to be back with a bang.
Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper announced the “Freaks on Parade Tour 2023”, which will also feature Ministry and Filter. Those dates are in August and September, kicking off on the 24th in Dallas, and wrapping up in Phoenix a month later. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday at this location.
Following their recent signing with Century Media, and with a debut album on the way, Predatory Void shared a standalone single titled “*(struggling..)”. Give that a listen and watch below. There are some awesome names attached to this project, and I can’t wait to see what comes later this year.
Horrendous have completed work on their new album, which we should expect later this year from Season of Mist. While we await more details on that, they also have a couple of live dates next month, one in Brooklyn and one at Subterranean Dissonance Fest in Philly. Let’s not forget they’ll also be at Northwest Terror Fest in May. Killer.
Cattle Decapitation have revealed details surrounding their new album. Terrasite is set for a May 12th release through Metal Blade. We won’t get a new track until next month from the sounds of it, since this announcement wasn’t exactly, um, planned… get the full scoop here. Either way, I’m excited.
Sliding in some black metal, we have new stuff from Dryad to share. The title-track from their new album, The Abyssal Plain, was released today with an accompanying visualizer. Give that a watch here. That album drops on January 20th through Prosthetic Records.
Austrian thrashers Insanity Alert have reissued their second full-length album, Moshburger, and marked the date with a new performance video of “Run to the Pit”. That footage is from Wacken Open Air 2022, and that album was reissued through Season of Mist.
Abrasive black metal band Dryad revealed the third single from The Abyssal Plain, titled “Pompeii Worm”. We’ll close out the week with the visualizer for that below. That album drops on January 20 through Prosthetic Records.
The work week before vacation always sucks, but what are ya gonna do?
The most obvious thing to open up with is the massive tour announcement featuring the likes of Amon Amarth, with Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation. Those dates are in November and December, and tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
If you like trippy, psychedelic black metal, check out the latest from Xenoglyph. They’re streaming Spiritfraud in full over at Decibel (accompanied by an interview). That one is officially out Friday through Translation Loss.
Oceans Of Slumber covered “House Of The Rising Sun”, which is pretty dope. That track is featured on Starlight And Ash, which drops on July 22nd through Century Media. Check out that visualizer right here.
Tombs gave us new stuff today, and I really like Tombs, so that’s the note we’re going to end on. Check out “Murder Legendre” below, the final single from the Ex Oblivion EP. All those tracks will be available on your favorite streaming platform soon enough.
And then we’ll jump over to Pelagic Records, where Som has announced the upcoming release of The Shape Of Everything. That drops on January 21st, and is available for preorder here. Check out the first track, “Animals”, right now at the previous link.
We’re closing with the first single from The Halo Effect, and it’s titled “Shadowminds”. And I’m not gonna lie, I am really, really happy about it. That project recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast, but album details haven’t quite emerged yet. We’ll keep you posted.