CANTO: Infera Bruo, Oceans of Slumber, Korpiklaani, and More

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I’m very much ready for a beer. Or that vodka pictured above.

  • Since I’m only moments away from grabbing my first Friday beverage, it makes sense to start with Korpiklaani, who have launched their own vodka – spruce flavored! They also have a live stream event coming in late August.
  • Stockholm’s Lik have revealed details behind their third full-length album. Misanthropic Breed will be out on September 25th through Metal Blade Records, and you can hear the first single, “Decay”, right now.
  • Infera Bruo dropped some album news today as well. Rites of the Nameless is lined up for an October 16th release through Prosthetic Records, and, as always, this type of announcement always comes with new music. Here is “Mining Shadows For Unlight.”
  • Oceans Of Slumber shared their new video today for “The Colors of Grace”, a track taken from the upcoming self-titled release. That album drops on September 4th through Century Media Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Imperial Triumphant — “Alphaville”

In a romantic sense, New York City embodies a perfect sampling of America.  Opulence and poverty, history and revision, thriving culture and commodified gentrification, honesty and corruption, passionate vision and stubborn ignorance, grandeur and insignificance — all these things come together to make up a city that is as beloved for its endless opportunity and diversity in people and worldviews as it is reviled for its deep-seated association with power, money and depravity.  Imperial Triumphant have taken it on themselves to tell the whole story of the city they call home, and Alphaville is the next chapter in that tale. Continue reading

Initial Descent: July 26 – August 1, 2020

Imperial Triumphant
Imperial Triumphant

Friendly reminder before we get into all the new metal, Enslaved is kicking off their Cinematic Summer Tour this week (Thursday) with the first of three scheduled shows, Chronicles of the Northbound, which can be streamed on their YouTube channel. Set a reminder, plug it in the calendar, just don’t forget. Alright, new metal this week consists of the next extremely extreme avantgarde look at NYC as seen through the eyes of Imperial Triumphant, the first full length from brutal death metallers Katalepsy in four years, a diverse and very satisfying platter of death metal from Valgrind, and some quality Finnish death metal from Sepulchral Curse. All that and a ton more to sink your teeth into. Do it. Continue reading

CANTO: Between The Buried And Me, Ihsahn, Finntroll, and More

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Seems like a quiet day out there, but I’m sure I’ll find something.

  • Between The Buried And Me are going to be hosting a weekend streaming event in which they will be performing Colors in its entirety. There are two performance, on August 7th and 8th, and then a live Q&A on the 9th. Awesome stuff.
  • Finntroll are dropping their first new album in seven years. Vredesvävd will be out on September 18th through Century Media Records and you can hear the first new single, “Ormfolk”, right now.
  • Knotfest at Sea has been postponed indefinitely. The Slipknot festival was set to take place next month, before being rescheduled to August 2021. Now, however, we will cross our fingers and hope that it happens at some point in the future at all.
  • And here’s the confirmation we were looking for. Ihsahn has announced his next EP, Pharos, drops on September 11th. That will be out through Candlelight Records and you can check out the first single, “Spectre At The Feast”, immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Rotting Christ, Imperial Triumphant, Exist, and More

Imperial Triumphant

“Now you bless, now you pray for, now you pray for the new God they sent you. Sons of God will forgive you, and the weapon for new wars will give you.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb