CANTO: Epica, Trivium, August Burns Red, and More

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One more this week. I think.

  • Epica has launched their second studio vlog from their sessions at Sandland Recording Facilities. This episode focuses on the drum recordings with Arien van den Broek.
  • Couple new tracks and/or videos to share today, and the first one comes from August Burns Red. The track is called “Paramount” and it’s taken from the upcoming new album, Guardians, which drops April 3rd through Fearless Records.
  • In case you missed it, Aborted is dropping a new EP on April 17th titled La Grande Mascarade. It will be out through Century Media Records, and you can listen to a new track called “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation” right now.
  • Trivium dropped a new music video for “What The Dead Men Say”, the title-track from their upcoming album. That is set for a release on April 24th through Roadrunner Records. Give is a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Carach Angren, Epica, Death Tribe, and More

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Halloween Canto! Which means literally nothing.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Cradle of Filth, Epica, Sabaton, and More

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Three day weekends are kinda dumb sometimes.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Column: The Path to Paradise Begins in Hell

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Everyone has an album that they fondly remember as their first foray into metal, one that makes us feel nostalgic from time to time. Years later, after the countless albums and concerts one has gone to and listened to, we still remember our first, and we tend to defend it when someone talks shit about it. This led to the idea of exploring gateway albums, who or what introduced us to it, and how we came to love metal as our genre of choice.

After all, metal is one of those genres you get introduced to when you are old enough to make your own choices and you start rebelling against your parents. Thus we begin a new journey with our friend Hera so dive in and stay tuned for more chapters in this story. Continue reading

Concert Review: The Ultimate Principle Tour, 8.31.2017

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There is a good reason why it took a month to complete any publication on my most recent concert adventure, I promise. September saw endless travel and adventure from one week to the next (including a stretch of living in the woods up in Maine). But when I go back and reflect on everything that happened, I’m going to remember that it was this concert that kicked this blitz of a month off. The last day of August saw me make a familiar journey to Boston’s Royale (familiar, indeed) to capture the opening night of The Ultimate Principle Tour featuring ElantrisInsomnium, Lacuna Coiland headliner Epica. That lineup may sound a bit random, but the relevance of these names is undeniable. So without any doubt, this was a show I didn’t want to miss. Mostly for Insomnium though. Duh. Continue reading