CANTO: Hangman’s Chair, Blood Red Throne, Hunters Moon, and More

Metal internet is hilarious, and also the worst. What? Anyway, it’s a slower day so let’s find some stuff to share.

  • We’ll lead off with Hangman’s Chair, the dark doom collective out of France. Today they unveiled a new track, “Loner”, with accompanying video. That’s out through Nuclear Blast, and you can stream it pretty much wherever you’d like.
  • Hunters Moon have set November 26th as the release date for The Great Pandemonium. The black metallers debut will be out through Hells Headbangers. Pre-order it here, and just a heads up that the vinyl release will come sometime next year. Check out the new track, “Hearse for a Barren Earth, right now.
  • California hardcore crew Slowbleed have signed on with Creator-Destructor, and have a new album due in early 2022. A new track, “The Law (Atonement Through Blood), is available here.
  • Imperial Congregation, the latest from Blood Red Throne, was officially released today. So naturally we’ll close with their new video for “Transparent Existence”. Give it a watch below, and order the album here (out through Nuclear Blast).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Light This City – “Terminal Bloom”

Light This City - Terminal Bloom

When I think of melodeath – and particularly death metal – two places come to mind: Gothenburg, Sweden and Tampa, Florida. As the birthplaces of modern death metal as we know it to be, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the genre has diversified to the point where one can recognize the difference between each regional/state scene. In the case of the Bay Area band Light This City, their blend of melodeath on Terminal Bloom is infused with a heavy dose of thrash, making it sound both vibrant and hard as nails. Continue reading