CANTO: Devin Townsend, Times of Grace, Cultus Black, and More

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“Ahh, we are so far gone! I knew you once, what will you become?”

  • If you need something to relax to (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t right now?), I recommend this album Devin Townsend just dropped that is filled with guitar improvisation. Legit, it’s called Guitar Improvisation #1.
  • Former Misfits drummer Joey Image, who has been battling cancer since 2016, has reportedly passed away at 63. He was with the group from 1978 to 1980 and performed on a number of releases, including the Night of the Living Dead single.
  • We’re quickly approaching a decade since the last Times of Grace release, a project featuring members of Killswitch Engage, and it looks like new stuff might be on it’s way. Something to look forward to later this year or early 2021, perhaps?
  • Cultus Black have released an in-studio music video for “Witch Hunt”, which you can check out below. That track is also available to stream on pretty much every platform out there.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Devin Townsend, Loviatar, Wednesday 13, and More

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Slow day but let’s try and whip something up. And then I guess I’ll go to the mountains.

  • Devin Townsend is preparing for an enhanced released of 2019’s Empath. This release, titled Empath – The Ultimate Edition, will feature the original record as well as a couple Blu-Ray discs that feature bonus material, documentary footage, and more. And it will be out on June 5th.
  • Loviatar have a new album dropping on Friday (April 3rd) called Lightless through Prosthetic Records. If you’ve needed some doom in your life, you can get a sample of that record today through the new music video for “Horse In Thrall”.
  • Looks like Atreyu have released a song with M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Aaron Gillespie (Underoath). That’s interesting. The song is called “Super Hero”, and you can check out here if you feel so inclined.
  • Lastly, we’ll close with a new lyric video from Wednesday 13 for “The Hearse”. That is taken from the most recent album, Necrophaze, which is out now on Nuclear Blast. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Hexvessel, Devin Townsend, In This Moment, and More

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And on the third day, Corey said “find me a new show to watch and pour me a rye”.

  • Add In This Moment to the list of bands that had to postpone or cancel a tour. If there is any good news here, however, it’s that it appears another update regarding new dates may be in the near future.
  • Devin Townsend is working on a “Quarantine Project” (literally named), and dropped the first song from that effort. It’s partly in response/gratitude to his recent GoFundMe campaign to make back some lost touring wages, because, well, Devy is a tremendous human.
  • In case you needed another excuse to add to your music library, Bandcamp has announced that this coming Friday they are waiving their revenue share on sales. That means all purchase prices go directly to the artist, in full. I have some goodies lined up for the 20th… I hope you do as well.
  • Hexvessel premiered a new track and video today, which we will absolutely be closing with. The song is called “Phaedra”, taken from Kindred, which drops on April 17th through Svart Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Porn, Devin Townsend, Machine Head, and More

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Shit is wild out there these days. Take care of yourselves.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Scholar of the First Sin: Hera’s Best of 2019

Best of 2019

The Dark Souls franchise may own this title, but Aldia’s got nothing on me.

Last year around this time I made a statement, hoping that I would take it easier on the album listening; however, I also said that it would be for naught, as my 2019 release calendar was looking great and I was so excited about it.

However, life has a way of kicking you in the bollocks. Continue reading