Fire In The Mountains, my favorite festival on the goddamn planet, has made the decision to postpone one more year. Understandable, but obviously a bummer. As I’ve said throughout this year, I would rather hold out a little longer and get to experience the full version of something like a festival, than force the issue and rush an abbreviated (and potentially unsafe) version of it. That said, it looks like the festival planners have something in the works for us sooner than 2022, and that’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Finally, to end on a higher note, we have a new video from Fuath to share this evening. Check out “Into the Forest of Shadows” below. That, of course, is taken from II, which is out on March 19th through Season of Mist. I already pre-ordered it, did you?
What a week. He says for the seventh straight week.
This announcement came as little surprise, but Fire In The Mountains has been postponed to 2021. I say postponed and not canceled because it looks like they are going to keep some of the key elements of 2020’s festival intact, which is great. I am going to do everything I can to be there next year.
Killswitch Engage are releasing Atonement II B-Sides For Charity. 100% of those proceeds will go directly to COVID-19 relief, which is awesome. It’s officially on Bandcamp right now, before moving to all other platforms next week. Jump on that shit.
Drab Majesty news is always worth sharing, so here they are performing a cover of Blind Melon’s “No Rain”. As expected, it’s a ton of fun. Here’s the Bandcamp link. Also, if you haven’t already, go spend a ton of money on Bandcamp today.
Armored Saint has released a new video for “Isolation (Live from Isolation)”, a live re-recording of the track taken from 1987’s Raising Fear. Let’s watch it together, because in all this, I am enjoying seeing bands pull these kinds of things off.
Alright, this is what I was referring to. Lamb of God. Megadeth. In Flames. Trivium.There are ultimately two legs of this tour: 6/12 through 8/1 and then 10/2 through 11/13, all in North America. How immense is that?
Closing with some blackened death metal today because it’s a Monday and that’s pretty brutal. This is the new video for “Great Horned King” from Nexorum. Death Unchained will be out on March 6th through Non Servium Records.
The next tour comes from Yob, who not only announced some west coast and European dates in March and May, but also an appearance at Fire In The Mountains. Man, really wish I could go this year. Maybe 2021.
Lastly, because this seems like a fun thing for a Friday, here is a new video from Macabre for “The Ted Bundy Song”. For those that may not remember, that was a track from 1993’s Sinister Slaughter. Their entire discography is now available digitally, which is why they are celebrating with this throwback. Fun!