CANTO: Lamb of God, August Burns Red, Rammstein, and More


What are we on? Week 6? 7? Is anything even real anymore?

  • Lamb of God are the latest to announce a delay in the release of a new album. Their self-titled album will now drop on June 19th, five weeks later than the originally scheduled release. Understandable, and at least we don’t have to wait too much longer when all is said and done.
  • Rammstein released a statement at the end of last week regarding their upcoming stadium tour. While not confirming the shows were going to be canceled or postponed, there’s no doubt that might end up being the reality. They’re doing their due diligence, and we will need to stay tuned.
  • Here’s some drum cam footage of Abbath‘s “Bridge of Spasms” performed in Poland as part of their Outstrider European tour earlier this year. Honestly, I will take any live footage I can get at this point.
  • August Burns Red dropped a cover of NOFX‘s “Linoleum”, with the help of Shane Told of Silverstein. Not a bad way to spend some quarantine time. A reminder that their latest album, Guardians, is out now on Fearless Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Epica, Trivium, August Burns Red, and More


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: Amorphis, Trivium, August Burns Red, and More


Lots of tasty stuff today.


“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Tribulation, Wilderun, I Prevail, and More


People are stupid.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Underoath – “Erase Me”

Underoath - Erase Me

The new Underoath album is the best record Linkin Park never released.

If you’re looking for a pull quote, there you go. I’ll serve it up to you on a silver platter. I posted this last night on Twitter and the responses I got ran the gamut. Much in the same way that I think responses to Erase Me will cover the spectrum of  “Kick ass! Underoath is back and better than ever!” to “What the hell were they thinking? Where’s my xhardcorex?!” I have a hunch that, once the hype and dust settles down, this record will end up being the most divisive of their career. I’ve listened to it about four or five times so far, with another spin happening right now as I write this.   Continue reading