Donuts & CANTO: Chuck Berry, Wormrot, Baroness and more!

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Chuck Berry

March 20, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

  • First things first: as always, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music on Friday, including WoeObituary and more. Check out Josh’s recap here.
  • This isn’t nearly metal, but it’s still a damn shame: rock ‘n’ roll originator Chuck Berry passed away over the weekend at age 90. Hell of a life, and an incredible loss. Rest in peace, Chuck.
  • Well, this sucks: Singaporean grinders Wormrot have cancelled their planned U.S. tour due to concerns over having proper papers in the current political climate. That includes their appearance at Maryland Deathfest. Fuck the Orange One forever.
  • Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley, who curated this year’s Roadburn Festival, announced that he, bandmates Pete Adams and Marek Sarba, and Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly will join forces to perform a set of punk covers at the festival. I’m totally not upset that I’m not going to Roadburn this year. Not upset at all. Not one bit.
  • Ahead of their upcoming debut album, supergroup Dead Cross — featuring Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo and others — dropped a new song called “Shillelagh.” I don’t know who or what a “Shillelagh” is, but you should listen to it. Because Mike Patton.
  • And finally, Steel Panther put out another new music video called “I Got What You Want,” which — let’s be real — there’s no way I wasn’t going to include in this round-up. Check it out below:

The band’s new album, Lower the Bar, drops this Friday. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Houston Open Air, more on Agalloch, and an update from Dave Lombardo

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“Your heart is barren flame. You keep it above your head. Like a torch gone black, you dig in the dark, you dig in the dark.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Quickies: Jeff Loomis playing with Arch Enemy is kinda weird…

Anybody else still hungover from Thanksgiving Weekend? Yes? Thought so.

This is all well and good. But I’m more curious about what writing is going to come out of this transition.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

 

Quickies: Holy ****, it’s our 300th post! That’s more than all of Dan’s old blogs combined!

Is our title perhaps a bit self-serving? Yes. But it’s also more news-worthy than anything that happened today, so you’ll just have to deal. Anyway, it’s a weekend, so let’s not waste any more time than we need to here, folks! Here are today’s Quickies–let’s see if we’ve missed anything in the world of metal, shall we?

That’ll about do it. Enjoy the weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday!

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Quickies: Tom G Warrior doesn’t like things, BTBAM and Symphony X at work, and more

Quickies need no introduction! Says I. Because I’m lazy. And apathetic.

I’m clearly not in the best of moods today. Oh well. Still got you idiots your news. You’re welcome. Until tomorrow…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.