Welcome back to number 101 folks. We may have just hit mixtape number 100 in our weekly series, but the confetti is all swept up and we’re back in business mode here at 9CHQ. Just kidding, it’s always a party when we do these things, because we love sharing music with you all. This week, I’m in Yeehaw Mode (TM), our interview wizard Matt is loving the new Toxic Holocaust, and the return of Castle Metal gives us all something to be grateful for. Check out these and much more (ed: and DEATH METAL) below.
I’m running my fifth marathon on Sunday. Yay?
- Big news from Metallica, regarding 2020 plans at least. They will be headlining five U.S. festivals next summer, and are planning on performing two nights at each of them. Holy moly. Those festivals are: Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville.
- So this is hilarious. Cattle Decapitation had their artwork for Death Atlas (out 11/29) ripped off by rapper Teddy.YG. Like, bad. As in, Mr. YG didn’t even remove the Cattle Decap logo or album title or anything… just… layered his name over it. In a fun turn of events, Cattle Decapitation then decided to sell a shirt with the image and Instagram exchange on it. Honestly, this is must-have.
- In some serious bummer news, DevilDriver had to pull out of their upcoming Megacruise performance because Dez Fafara’s wife has been diagnosed with cancer. He’s taking the time to be with her, very much understandably. Positive vibes their way.
- And closing with a bit of a lighter note, The Amity Affliction have released a live video for the new single “All My Friends Are Dead”. They are currently touring with Sum 41.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome to another Saturday. This weekend is a busy one for me, but at least this time it’s because I have a bunch of fun things I’m doing instead of having to trudge in to work. I’m still taking a second out of my morning to prepare, though, and there’s no better way to do it than with our weekly mixtape playlist. This week I’m still pretty much just listening to Envy, Charles does me proud by throwing in my favorite Black Sabbath song, and Anton bumps the new Cattle Decapitation single. Strap yourselves in folks, because this is a good one.
This week has been weird.
- Here’s cool news. Saor have signed on with Season of Mist. This can only lead to great things. It sounds like Andy is already working on new material, so we may not even need to wait that long for those things!
- And now I have lots of new songs to share. First: Cattle Decapitation. “One Day Closer to the End of the World” dropped today. Their 9th studio album, Death Atlas, drops on November 29th.
- How about Enforcer, since they have a massive North American tour with Warbringer coming up anyway? This track is called “Sail On”. Zenith, is available now worldwide on Nuclear Blast.
- Most importantly (to me), is Cult of Luna. The video for “Lay Your Head to Rest” caught my attention today. Oh how I cannot wait for September 20th… that’s when A Dawn to Fear is released. In case you forgot.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Today was ten levels of stupid.
- Cattle Decapitation have announced a North American tour with Atheist, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, and Vitriol. Some of those names are swapped on certain dates, but either way this is an absolutely massive, massive bill. Dates run from November 22nd through December 22nd.
- Sunn O))) have announced a new album will be out on October 25th called Pyroclasts. The story behind this particular project is quite interesting, and it aligns with the writing process for Life Metal. Feel free to read all about it if you feel so inclined.
- At The Gates and Arch Enemy will be joining Amon Amarth on a North American tour this coming September and October (but mostly October). Support will come from Grand Magus as well. This will also be a large tour.
- I want to close with something fun because, again, today was stupid. Here is Wildstreet with “Tennessee Cocaine”. It actually dropped on the 22nd, but didn’t make it into our inbox until today. OH WELL.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”