CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Swallow The Sun, Imperial Triumphant, and More

And as our journey around the flat circle of time continues, we have reached another weekend.

  • As is the case with most Fridays, we have a couple videos to share. And the first one is pretty awesome, featuring a Killswitch Engage performance of “Us Against the World” from their streaming performance at the Worcester Palladium.
  • Fit For An Autopsy have announced a new album, Oh What The Future Holds, which will be out on January 14th through Nuclear Blast. Check out the NSFW video for the first single from that album, “Far From Heaven”, right here.
  • Here’s a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years”, brought to you by Beyond the Black. I haven’t listened to it yet, so if you check it out, do share how it went. Please and thanks.
  • It’d be a mistake to leave out Imperial Triumphant news. They announced a new live album, An Evening with Imperial Triumphant, which will be out on November 26th through Century Media.
  • We’ll close out the week with the new video from Swallow The Sun for “Woven Into Sorrow”. Moonflowers is set for a November 19th release through Century Media, and pre-orders for the record officially went live today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Wolves in the Throne Room, Obscura, Omnium Gatherum, and More

Wolves In the Throne Room

Apparently there’s a lot going on today?

  • So let’s start with Wolves in the Throne Room, who have announced an early 2022 North American tour with Uada and Full of Hell. Those dates run in January and February, starting and ending in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • And then we have a few new tracks and/or videos to share. The first of which comes from Obscura. This is the third single taken from A Valediction, titled “Devoured Usurper”. As a reminder, that album drops on November 19th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Extreme metal collective Apes have signed on Translation Loss Records, and have announced a new EP titled Lullabies For Eternal Sleep. In conjunction, they also gave us this vicious new music video for “Cornwall”, the opening track from said EP.
  • And then we have another one from Season of Mist Underground Activists. Necrofier dropped a new video for “Betrayal of the Queen”, which is taken from their debut full-album, titled Prophecies of Eternal Darkness. That drops on October 22nd.
  • And last but certainly not least, we’ll wrap up with Omnium Gatherum, one of our longtime favorites. The video for “Reckoning” can be found below. That’s another new one off of Origin, which is out on November 5th through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Behemoth, Thulcandra, Insomnium, and More

Behemoth 2018

All kinds of new shit to share today, and work still fucking sucks for those wondering.

  • We’ll start with Behemoth, who have announced the release of In Absentia Dei, the streaming event from last year that was performed in an abandoned church. That will be out on December 17th through Metal Blade, and you an check out the first single, “Evoe”, right now.
  • For those that have the ability to get to Northwest Terror Fest, I recommend that you make that happen, for I cannot. The lineup for 2022 features Panopticon, Ludicra, Repulsion… etc, etc. Honestly, it’s absolutely stacked. Tickets can be acquired here, but I expect them to go quickly.
  • Exodus dropped the second single (with lyric video) from Persona Non Grata, titled “Clickbait”. Just a casual reminder that the new album drops on November 19th through Nuclear Blast.
  • I’m also going to throw in something I completely (and stupidly) missed earlier this week. And that, of course, is the news from Thulcandra. It’s been forever since Ascension Lost, but I’m happy to share that a new album, A Dying Wish, drops on October 29th through Napalm Records. Check out the new track, “Funeral Pyre”, here.
  • We’ll close with the latest video from Insomnium, because that will let me cruise into the weekend on a high note. Below you’ll find the clip for “The Wanderer”, the latest track taken from Argent Moon. That EP is officially out today through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Insomnium — “Argent Moon” (EP)

Insomnium - Argent Moon

Do you smell that?

Fall – the sun is starting to set earlier, everything is becoming slightly darker, and we are now barreling towards the last quarter of 2021 while we try to understand how time has passed so quickly. However, this also means I can get my hands (and ears) on some of the most anticipated releases I have been waiting for most of the year. This includes three (!) upcoming melodic death releases, one of which I have been waiting for quite a long time. One such anticipated release is Insomnium, whose newest EP, Argent Moon, is what I would describe as a (softer) melodeath metal campfire story split into four parts.

The melodeath metal renaissance is upon us, and it’s not stopping for anyone.

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Initial Descent: September 12 – 18, 2021

Carcass

Another week, another unending set of problems. Yep, that simple folks. Anyway, new metal time which means it’s finally CARCASS week. Whether you fell off long ago or keep on keeping on, Carcass keep doing their thing and this week they’re, again, doing it extremely well as they travel further along the melodi-carcass path. Plus, who doesn’t need some fun in their death metal these days? Rhetorical question of course, not in my bucket to care who does and who doesn’t. For a twofer of melodic death metal, we’ve got the latest from Insomnium which “good” is understood automatically, how good? Find out. Then we’ve got some brutalicious death metal from Vulvodynia and some wicked deathgrind from Dickless Tracy. Last but not least are the remainder of releases hiding out below these top four. Go. Do it.

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