When it comes to things perceived as romantic, it generally is sentimental and brings out feelings of longing and passion, and black metal is not the most romantic of genres. I have never heard a proper black metal ballad that pulls at the heartstrings and calls to mind idyllic sentiments. Then again, I have also never heard a band make romantic black metal a reality. Although that sounds like one of the tallest orders outside of the classical (read: orchestral/choral) world, South African band Constellatia bring that front and center on their second album, Magisterial Romance.Continue reading
I know, I know. I’m late again. Deal with it.
- Leading off, we have some post metal out of South Africa. Check out the video clip for “Paean Emerging” from Constellatia. That track is taken from Magisterial Romance, which drops on November 11th through Season of Mist.
- From there, we have new stuff from Fit For A King. The Hell We Create drops on October 28th through Solid State Records, and in the build up to that release, they gave us a new video for “Times Like This”. Give it a watch, and catch them on tour through November.
- New York’s All Out War have set February 3rd as the release date for Celestial Rot, which will be available through Translation Loss Records. To get a sense of what the future holds, check out “Glorious Devastation” over at Decibel.
- We’re going to close out the day, and for me perhaps the week, with some Harakiri For The Sky. Along with the announcement of the re-recordings of their first two albums, they also unveiled a music video for their take on “Mad World”, which you can check out below. And for those looking for new editions of Harakiri For The Sky and Aokigahara, they’ll be out on December 9th through AOP Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
An early afternoon draft because life is still upside down.
- I guess we can start by checking out the new Queensrÿche. Give “Behind The Walls” a listen and watch here, a track taken from the upcoming new album Digital Noise Alliance. That one drops on October 7th through Century Media.
- I suppose we can mix things up with some metalcore today. Check out the latest from Currents, titled “The Death We Seek”. That’s available through SharpTone Records.
- This is something I wasn’t previously familiar with. South African progressive black metallers Constellatia are releasing their sophomore full-length on November 11th through Season of Mist, titled Magisterial Romance. With that announcement, the first single, “Adorn”, is available now.
- Chicago extreme metal outfit Bones are releasing their fourth album, Vomit, on October 28th through Disorder Recordings. Here’s a preview clip. The release show they’re hosting on the 29th at Reggie’s looks like a ton of fun as well.
- Suicide Silence premiered a new track today, titled “You Must Die”. That single is available for purchase here, and you can watch the music video for it below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Being into metal can be isolating enough…I remember as a kid in in high school (this would be circa 1990?) having to do a social studies project where kids would sing songs with social or political relevance. I can’t tell you how many kids did Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire.”
Me? I did Testament’s “Greenhouse Effect.” Being isolated wasn’t a problem after that.
This, of course, is something different. Continue reading