Donuts & CANTO: Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Ghost and more!


March 29, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

  • Leading off, it looks like Skeletonwitch has begun work on a new album, which will be their first full-length with new singer Adam Clemans. Let’s go to a live look at our Literati Overlord upon hearing this news…

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Donuts & CANTO: Rammstein, Mötley Crüe, Taake and more!


March 27, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

  • As always, a whole bunch of bands dropped new records on Friday, including PallbearerMemoriam and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list.
  • Rammstein have added dates in Chicago and Dallas to their limited U.S. run set to take place this summer. I was contemplating the Jones Beach gig — even though Jones Beach is the literal worst — until I took a look at StubHub and saw that even nosebleeds were going for $180 a pop. So, much as I’d like to see them a third time…nah.
  • It looks like Netflix is in talks to land the film adaptation of Mötley Crüe‘s autobiography, The Dirt — which I didn’t even realize was still a thing. When I was a freshman in high school, this was being talked about with Val Kilmer playing David Lee Roth. Now Kilmer can play present-day Vince Neil.
  • Holy shit, you guys, Taake have announced another U.S. tour. That’s the second in as many years. Holy shit. I can’t even snark about this, I’m just too excited.
  • Anathema have announced their new albumThe Optimist. The album, the band’s eleventh, will be out June 9 on Kscope Records. BRB, Corey and I need to go change our pants.
  • For some reason, Quiet Riot has a new lineup, and I guess it did stuff over the weekend. Why does this exist. Why.
  • And finally, Ghost debuted an (allegedly) all-new lineup at a gig in the UK over the weekend. Here’s the performance of “Square Hammer” from that performance:

This is “all-new” in the same way that the sky is green and puppies aren’t adorable. But it’s okay, because “Square Hammer” is still totally kickass. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,

Visions ov Hell: Ghost – “Square Hammer”


Alright, so Ghost recently released a new EP called Popestar that I have not yet listened to for a number of reasons. Mostly because I haven’t had time and I generally don’t worshup Ghost in the same manner many of my associates do. But I was turned onto this song enough times to the point where I finally caved. People love Ghost. And I get it. I enjoy Ghost to a certain level, to be totally clear. Just not on that level. But this video is freaking cool, no other way to describe it. So let’s take a closer look at the song and video for “Square Hammer”. Continue reading

CANTO: Ghost tour, Joey Jordison opens up, and more

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“Somehow better without this. Headlights fuck the city. Somewhere I’m broken. No sensations nevermore.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Skeletonwitch and Metallica news, Louder Than Life lineup, and more


“A perfect body, a twisted mind. Starvation and loathing, we fuck ’til it bleeds. Scratch claw and scream,’til it feels like I’m almost alive… These are the words to justify… All against all.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey