CANTO: Zeal & Ardor, Rob Zombie, Pestilent Hex, and More

Considering my next couple days will be spent in Boston, these will be sparse this week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Reeking Aura, Bacchus, In Grief, and More

And the Wyoming countdown is officially on.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: White Ward — “False Light”

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White Ward is not afraid of change. From the adventurous and heartbreaking Futility Report to the intricate, dangerous intimacy of Love Exchange Failure White Ward is mutable, changing sound according to their experiences – a testament to a moment in time. With an atmosphere akin to fluorescent lights illuminating a dark hallway, the band continue to push their musical limits, blending their brand of post-black metal with dark jazz and synth sections making the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. False Light, their third album, is a continuation of their sonic explorations on Love Exchange Failure with a new, refined eye, one that speaks deeply to my avant-garde tastes.

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CANTO: Wailin Storms, White Ward, Living Wreckage, and More

And tomorrow I’m back on the highway. As the great Limp Bizkit would say, “keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…” And that’s enough of that.

  • DevilDriver are releasing a massive box set through BMG titled Clouds Over California. It will feature vinyl or CD offerings for their debut self-titled album, The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand, The Last Kind Words, Pray For Villains, and Beast.
  • Significant news emerging from Wailin Storms today. To start, the new full length, The Silver Snake Unfolds, will be out on July 22nd through Gilead Media. Check out “Broken Into Three” over at Brooklyn Vegan. Better yet, they also announced some tour dates in July and August. Get the full scoop here.
  • White Ward unveiled False Light in full, ahead of its June 17th release through Debemur Morti Productions. Give it a listen here.
  • Progressive rock crew Crippled Black Phoenix announced a new album. Banefyre will drop on September 9th through Season of Mist, the first single, “Blackout77”, is available for streaming now.
  • Wrapping up our day, we have the new video from Living Wreckage for “Endless War”. That’s the title track from their debut full length, set for a September 23rd release through M-Theory Audio. There are some familiar names in this project, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Arch Enemy, White Ward, Imperial Triumphant, and More

After a couple days off, I am back to close out the week.

  • We’ll open up with some new material from White Ward that actually premiered yesterday. But since I’m a degenerate, you get it today. Check out “Cronus” here, the second track taken from False Light. As a reminder, that album is out on June 17th through Debemur Morti Productions.
  • Cynic released a live video of “King of Those Who Know”, with footage taken from a 2010 performance in Mexico City. Give it a watch here.
  • Imperial Triumphant is dropping a new album on July 22nd. Spirit of Ecstasy will be out through Century Media, and “Maximalist Scream” is available for streaming now. That track features Snake from Voivod, which is awesome.
  • Funeral Chic have announced that their third full-length album, Roman Candle, will be out on July 29th through Prosthetic Records. Check out the lead single, “Spit & Crawl”, with accompanying music video, here.
  • Arch Enemy is pretty reliable when it comes to new music videos, so that’s how we’re going to head into the weekend. Check out the clip for “Sunset Over The Empire” below. And if you want to purchase the single, you can do so here. They also have a new album out o July 29th through Century Media titled Deceivers. All kinds of good stuff.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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