CANTO: Ensiferum, Oceanhoarse, Sequestrum, and More

Today was exhausting, yet productive!

  • Ensiferum have announced the “Seafearer’s Dream” European headlining tour next March and April. It’s a shorter run, only including 10 dates, with local support on each date. So if you happen to be on the other side of the Atlantic early next year, have at it.
  • Sequestrum, the death grind unit out of Copenhagen, unleashed “Preserved to Last”. Give that a listen over at Decibel. That’s the first single off of their debut EP, Pickled Preservation, which drops on January 27 through Extremely Rotten Productions.
  • Sludge doom band 71TonMan are following last year’s EP with Of End Times, which is officially out on March 3 through Transcending Obscurity Records. There are a couple of tracks already streaming over on their Bandcamp, and they are heavy. Give em a listen and get pummeled.
  • This goes back a couple of days, but news is slow this time of year. Oceanhoarse revealed a new lyric video for “Carved in Stone”, a track taken from Heads Will Roll. That can be viewed below, and the album drops on February 17 through Noble Demon.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Hate, The Ocean, Ensiferum, and More

The Ocean

I’ve been back at work one day and I’m already prepared to sprint into the woods without return.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Ensiferum, Scardust, Mörk Gryning, and More

Let’s see if anything exciting emerged from the long weekend (for some).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Convulse, Machine Head, Ensiferum, and More


“I want to burn down Wall Street, baby, and fan the flames of discontent like Hades.”

Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Enslaved, Dawn Ray’d, Ensiferum, and More


“A hammer not for building, but for breaking the glass. For bending the passion of days to the deeper will.”

  • Enslaved have announced a cinematic summer tour. In coordination with three different festivals, Enslaved will present three different shows on July 30th, August 20th, and September 30th. I plan on witnessing… all of them.
  • Dawn Ray’d are planning a limited edition release of Behold Sedition Plainsong, with proceeds benefiting Refugee Rescue. It will be available this coming Friday through Bandcamp (a day when Bandcamp is also waiving all fees).
  • In case you wanted the full lineup of Record Store Day releases coming our way in a few months, you can find everything here. I’ve got my eye on a couple of things, but we’ll see what happens.
  • We previously shared Ensiferum‘s new track “Rum, Women, Victory”, and now we have a video to accompany it that features fan-submitted content. Thalassic drops on July 10th through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb