Concert Review: The Metal Tour of the Year, 5.12.2022

While The Metal Tour of the Year may have technically reached its conclusion a couple of weeks ago, and festival season is now upon us, there is no doubt that the dust is still settling in the aftermath of this massive event. Featuring the legendary Megadeth as headliners, this run of shows also included household names in Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames. Four of the most recognizable names in the metal world each bringing a different corner of the genre’s spectrum to this tour. Considering all we had missed since early 2020, this experience went a long way to welcoming back larger scale live music, and as a result will resonate many years into the future.

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CANTO: Isolation Festival, Steve Von Till, Megadeth, and More

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It appears to be a slow news day. Or am I just being lazy?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Faith No More, Necropsy, Dave Mustaine, and More

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Tomorrow I should find out if I’m going to Germany next year.

  • Necropsy have released the first single, “Butcherado”, from an upcoming 4-song EP titled Exitus. If you want some death metal on a Tuesday night, I wouldn’t blame you. Have at it.
  • When I see updates from Dave Mustaine, I tend to stop all things and see what the latest is. Well, fortunately, I have another positive update to share. Here is the full interview, but the main thing to take away is that he had continued responding well to treatment. And that crazy amount of support is cool to see, as well.
  • Sorry, did you want some kind of follow up to that Faith No More hint from yesterday? Here you go. They return in 2020, to the tune of some festivals across the pond. Fret not, I’m sure there is more on the horizon as well.
  • In case you were interested in seeing Ozzy Osbourne perform with Post Malone, here you go. This is from his show in Inglewood on November 21st.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Wilderun, Obscura, Children of Bodom, and More

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Better day today. Because soccer is still on after I got home.

  • Let’s begin with the unveiling of the third single from Wilderun’s upcoming new album, Veil of Imagination. The song is called “O Resolution!” and you can follow this link to Consequence of Sound to check it out. Full reminder, that album drops on Friday (11/1).
  • In follow up to the news from Dave Mustaine yesterday, it was also announced that he is going to be selling a ton of gear. If you’re a Megadeth fan, and want to add an absolutely killer piece of gear to your collection, this might be your chance.
  • A couple things out of the Nuclear Blast camp. The first comes by way of Obscura, who have signed on with the label and have announced a 2020 headlining tour in Europe with support from God Dethroned, Thulcandra, and Fractal Universe. 
  • Children of Bodom dropped a new animated music video for “Hexed”, the title-track from their most recent album, out now via Nuclear Blast. Check out the video below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Batushka, Alcest, Moloken, and More

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I got home from Detroit at 1:00 AM this morning… and turned around and left for Boston at 4:30 also this morning. Tired! Sad!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb