CANTO: We Came As Romans, Creeping Death, Tombs, and More

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Slow day today, let’s see what I can dig up.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (September 27, 2019)

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Maaaan, it’s a busy week for new metal. This is the first time since I started doing this column that the number of releases dropping on Friday — not “over the weekend” or “early next week”; today — spanned more than a full page on Metal-Archives’ Upcoming Releases list. And as you might expect from the sheer volume of stuff dropping… yes, there were definitely some gems on the album artwork front. I’ve whittled the list down to six highlights in particular, so let’s jump into that now!

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CANTO: Kreator, Novembers Doom, Insomnium, and More

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This Monday has a very Tuesday feel. And that’s not a good thing.

  • Kreator have announced a new bassist today. The thrash giants welcome Frédéric Leclercq to their lineup. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he spent some time with Dragonforce dating back to 2005.
  • Novembers Doom dropped a couple new singles today in the build up to the November 1st release of Nephilim Grove. You can check out the title-track here, and also a song called “Petrichor” here.
  • In case you missed this little nugget of drama today, Flaw was accused of ripping off a song put together by a YouTuber some time ago… and they have since addressed it. Make of it what you will. I’m moving on.
  • Anybody else miss the new Insomnium video for “Heart Like A Grave”? That album drops on October 4th through Century Media and let me tell you… it is unsurprisingly brilliant.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: DragonForce, Demons & Wizards, Golgotha, and More

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Two day streak!

  • Let’s start with an update from Golgotha. The Spanish doomers are preparing to release their fourth album, titled Erasing the Past, through Xtreem Music. It will be out on October 22nd, and you can check out a new track called “Distorted Tears” right now. Spoiler alert: it be good.
  • I stumbled on this Demons & Wizards footage from Wacken Open Air 2019 and got super nostalgic. This is a performance of the track “The Gunslinger”. I need to get back to that festival some year. Ya know, now that I’m a wise old man and all.
  • I’m not sure if anyone is familiar with, or planning on attending, HorrorHound Weekend (September 6-8 in Indianapolis). But if you are, you’ll be able to catch John 5 performing that Saturday. 
  • Ya know what? Let’s cram another YouTube link in here. DragonForce dropped a new video for “Heart Demolition”, off of the upcoming Extreme Power Metal full length out on September 27th. Let’s watch it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Hour of Penance, KEN mode, DragonForce, and More

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Adobe has taken my soul.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb