CANTO: Cradle of Filth, Illudium, Mantic Ritual, and More

This has been a very bizarre Monday, let me tell ya.

  • We heard new stuff from Cradle of Filth at the end of last week, so we may as well follow all that up with a new tour announcement. They’ll mark their return to the United States in October with 3Teeth and Once Human. Those shows will include a full performance of the 1998 album Cruelty and the Beast, which is fun.
  • Ahead of the September 17th release of Conquering (through Spinefarm Records), Employed To Serve have dropped a new single titled “Mark of the Grave”. Give it a listen here, and also do that pre-order thing if you feel the need.
  • Thrash collective Mantic Ritual have reunited after a decade-long hiatus, and signed on with M-Theory Audio. It looks like they are preparing a new EP, which we would see sometime before the end of the year. Furthermore, for those left coast friends of mine, you can catch them live on August 26th at Supply & Demand. Dope.
  • I’ve been impressed with Prophecy Productions releases recently, so let’s close with the new video single from Illudium for “Sempervirens”. That track is taken from Ash of the Womb, which is set for an October 15th release. Pre-orders can be snagged here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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