Initial Descent: September 5 – 11, 2021

Aborted

First up; as you may know, Louisiana got ripped up from Ida which means they could use all the help they can get seeing as it might be days/weeks before running water and power is established in some areas. If you can, go here to donate and trust me, every little bit helps even if it’s five bucks. Further, more areas were hit hard so do some research and find other donation links for these areas. Alright then, new metal time and of course, we got it. One might say Aborted was the easy choice to kick things off since it’s first in alphabetical order but, order means nothing when it comes to this hotly anticipated slab o’ death metal from these titans! What matters is quality, and they got it. Moving on, UK bruisers Mastiff got signed to a biggie and got heavier, honestly I had no idea they could get heavier yet here we are so be sure to grab this one. Then we’ve got a powerviolence meets sludge meets fastcore meets hardcore split from Trappist and Connoisseur and maaaaan what an anvil this thing is! Last up top but not least in this list is Cult Burial with a slappin’ EP of death metal that leans towards the sludgy side, and it rips. Obviously, much more awaits in the list below. So, if you’re in the US and celebrating a day off, there’s no excuse not to unload some cash on several of these albums. If you’re elsewhere, you still have zero excuse. So. Much. Good. Metal. DO IT…

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CANTO: Black Label Society, The Day of Doom Livestream, Ophidian I, and More

I doubt the inbox is as exciting as it was yesterday, but I’m sure there’s still plenty going on. Let’s see…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Darkthrone, Black Label Society, Fractal Universe, and More

Locked down another pre-order today. I’ll let you guess which album…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Nite, and More

People are a lot more excited about Mudvayne reuniting than I would have expected.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Crowbar, Cellar Darling, Body Count, and More

Today has been crazy, so let’s see what I can dig up in like 15 minutes.

  • Entertainment One (eOne) is releasing a limited edition vinyl repressing of Time Heals Nothing, the Crowbar classic that was released originally back in 1995. There will only be 1000 copies, split between the US and EU/UK. Grab your copy today right here.
  • Cellar Darling released a new video for “Dance”. The track was released back in January through Nuclear Blast, and was originally intended to be included in the 2019 concept album, The Spell. If you want a physical copy of Dance, you can acquire it here.
  • August Burns Red have announced the Guardian Sessions EP, set for an April 16th release through Fearless Records. Pre-order it here, and check out “Icarus”, a new track that includes a vocal cameo from bassist Dustin Davidson.
  • Body Count ended up releasing that fan-created music video for “The Hate Is Real”, another track taken from Carnivore. I’ve dabbled in some video editing in recent years, and damn… I got nothing. Good stuff here, check it out below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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