CANTO: Amon Amarth, Tankard, Stratovarius, and More


Hey! The Bundesliga is back! And so is the Premier League. Weekend mornings just got marginally more enjoyable.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Amon Amarth, Stratovarius, Massacre, and More

These work days are only a little bit fun. Which, I guess, is why my nights are spent doing this?

  • Break out the drinking horns. Amon Amarth has a new album on the horizon. The Great Heathen Army is out on August 5th through Metal Blade. And yes, we do have new material to share along with that news. Give “Get in the Ring” a listen here.
  • Symphonic metal veterans Stratovarius are also releasing a new album later this year, their first is almost a decade. Survive is set for a September 23rd through earMusic, and the title track can be heard now.
  • Out of Nuclear Blast, Massacre has announced a new EP. That’s generally a good thing, because more Massacre is always the correct amount. Anyway, Mythos is out on July 1st. Check out “Behind The Serpent’s Curse”, which features Anders Odden of Cadaver, right now.
  • New Cloak dates have been added to their 2022 schedule. These are June and July dates with Bewitcher, and you can get the full scoop here.
  • And we’re going to wrap up with the video for the new single from Municipal Waste titled “Electrified Brain”. That’s the title track from their new album, which drops on July 1st through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Just the Tip: August 12’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday! With Corey coming back to the fold after some time away in Germany, we’re going to break from our usual format and abstain from covering any new releases on this week’s podcast. (Instead, it’s going to be a full-on recap of his experience at the Wacken Open Air festival. And, presumably, his experience in Munich, drinking beer.)

The timing of this is actually quite fortuitous, as there’s…not really all that much new stuff to listen to this week. But that said, here are some highlights that you may want to check out on your own time. We may get to them as well, but…we may not. Here goes:

August 12, 2014

Postcoital Ulceration – Continuation of Defective Existence After Multiple Ruinous Collapses (Ghastly Music)

(Yes, this is a real album title)

John 5 – Careful With That Axe (60 Cycle Hum)

Unisonic – Light of Dawn (earMUSIC)

This week also sees the release of Upon a Burning Body’s new album, The World is My Enemy Now, which I cannot in good conscience recommend for a couple of reasons. First: they’re fucking terrible. Second: THE SINGER FAKED HIS OWN KIDNAPPING AS A PUBLICITY STUNT TO PROMOTE THIS RECORD. If you don’t have severe moral qualms about listening to them after shit like this, I really question you as a human being. So avoid this one and check out the albums I mentioned above instead.

(Particularly that John 5 record–pure shred guitar awesomeness. Is this guy really still playing with Rob Zombie? Like, really?)

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.