CANTO: Lacuna Coil, Devathorn, Inferno, Artillery, and More

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Friday’s Friday.

  • Lacuna Coil are authors now! They have released their first book (of…?) and it’s called Nothing Stands In Our Way. It’s a celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band, which makes me feel old. Go buy it if you’re into reading and stuff.
  •  In case you want some gossip for the evening, Bad Omens has pulled out of a Sense Fail tour. The reason, you ask? The size of their logo on the poster… (note: there’s much more to this I’m sure,  but that’s the headline that caught my attention, so you get it too).
  • Things I like: Devathorn and Inferno. Things I like even more: learning those two forces are combining in the form of a split titled Zos Vel Thagirion. It will be out on December 11th via W.T.C. Productions. Here’s a trailer.
  • How about a new video from Artillery? This one is for “Pain”, which will be featured on the November 16th release of The Face Of Fear (out on Metal Blade). Look at it!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Horns Up’s Best of Q1: Corey’s List

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Three months down already, nine to go. I could have sworn I was just wrapping up my “Best of 2014” list last week; it’s been a blitz so far and I really don’t see things calming down anytime soon. It may still be early in the year, but I can’t express enough how impressed I’ve been with the quality of new metal I’ve already heard this year. Veterans have re-emerged with powerful new releases while simultaneously we’ve seen an influx of new artists holding their own in the diverse landscape that of metal. It’s been a hell of a winter. Here are some highlights in no particular order…  Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 44 (March 21, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 44 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys say “fuck it” and do it LIVE! From New York City. Corey’s in town for Enslaved / YOB (keep an eye out for that in our next episode) but before they give that a spin, here are some less coherent ramblings. New album chats on Moonspell, Devathorn and Dødheimsgard, a discussion of Megadeth’s still-not-yet-confirmed new lineup, and an all-out failure to press the Inception button. What’s that mean? You’ll have to listen!

All that and much, much more in Episode 44, so check it out!

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Album Review: Devathorn – “Vritra”

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“They came from the blackness.” The infamous line from 300 was the first thing that entered my mind as I worked through the latest Devathorn release, Vritra. Having previously released only a single full-length (eight years ago) and two split releases since their 2002 inception, the band have finally returned with their second full-length effort. With it, the Athens black metal crew have created a sound as powerfully evil as the serpent the album is named after.

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Just the Tip: March 17’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

March 17, 2015

Moonspell – Extinct (Napalm)

Moonspell Extinct

 

Devathorn – Vritra (World Terror Committee)

Devathorn Vritra

Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega (Peaceville)

Dodheimsgard A Umbra Omega

 

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 44!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Pyramids – A Northern Meadow (Profound Lore)
  • The Order of Apollyon – The Sword and the Dagger (Listenable)
  • Ranger – Where Evil Dwells (Spinefarm)
  • Norse – Pest (Transcending Obscurity)
  • Drakkar – Run With the Wolf (My Kingdom)

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.