Catch that Enslaved Below the Lights stream last week? Maybe it’s still up but if not, and you missed it, shame on you is all I can say. Anyway, another new week and another massive pile of bloody metal to sink your teeth into. Shall we? Rhetorical, of course. The Bay Area’s death metal behemoths Necrot are back with a vicious slab of old school infused death that’ll set your head on fire and make your ears bleed, everyone’s favorite grind masters Pig Destroyer have an EP that is at once familiar but boundary pushing on the backside, Exist chair an all star class on how progressive metal should be done, and Panzerfaust hit us right in the raw yet hypnotic black metal feels and those are good feels, to be sure. See? I told you this week would be massive, and there’s still a ton more below. Enjoy.
I’ve had a lot of fun with Rainbows in the Dark here. As much as I love metal, I love a diverse range of genres, I like being able to talk about all of them, and I like being able to stretch my comfort zone and get into stuff I would normally pass by. I’ve found a lot of albums that I’ve really enjoyed for this column, but with Osi and the Jupiter and their EP Appalachia, I have found true gold, the kind of release I hoped I would find when I picked up this column. Continue reading
Thuringia is one of the little-known gems of Germany. One of the least populous states in Germany, it is nevertheless replete with natural beauty in its misty forests, lofty mountains and verdant plains. It’s in these landscapes that Martin van Valkenstijn, aka Mosaic, has taken inspiration for his somewhat folk, somewhat black metal, somewhat atmospheric project for the last fifteen years. In celebration of this monumental anniversary of his project, Valkenstijn tirelessly worked to remaster and compile a collection of old, limited release tracks in the form of Harvest: Songs of Autumnal Landscapes and Melancholy. Continue reading
Guess I’m going to go pre-order a bunch more vinyl after writing this. Life is so hard.
- A couple videos to share today. The first one comes from Septicflesh, who released a live performance of “The Vampire from Nazareth”. That’s another one taken from the upcoming DVD Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX.
- This was somewhat hinted at yesterday. Metallica have released two songs from their S&M2 performance. You can check out “All Within My Hands” here, and “Nothing Else Matters” here. That DVD drops on August 28th I believe.
- Crown the Emperor are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a live streamed acoustic performance this coming Saturday (July 18th) at 5 PM EST. You can view that over on their Twitch channel.
- Finally, a new video from Osi and the Jupiter. This one is called “The Binding Will of the Mountains”, and it’s taken from their upcoming EP titled Appalachia. That drops on July 31st through Eisenwald.
“Ein Bie… bitte.”
“Army of liberation, gunpoint indoctrination. The fires of sedation fulfill the prophecy.”
- Album news from Uada, which I’m always excited for. Their next release, Djinn, will be out on September 25th through Eisenwald. That will mark their third full-length, following the success of 2016’s Cult of a Dying Sun. You can check out the title-track right now.
- Judicator also released the title-track from their upcoming new album, Let Their Be Nothing. That one drops on July 24th through Prosthetic Records. It’s a lot of fun. You should plan on checking it out.
- Here’s a cover of Lamb of God‘s “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For” from Enterprise Earth. Recorded in quarantine, of course. That’s from their Foundations of Bones EP, which is out now through eOne.
- Amaranthe has announced a new album as well. Manifest will be out on October 2nd through Nuclear Blast. The first single from the record, “Viral”, is available for your viewing please below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”