CANTO: Behemoth, Undeath, Mizmor, and More

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How many weeks in a row have I said “if I can just get to Friday…”? Oh yeah, all of them.

  • One more (at least) massive tour announcement to share. Behemoth are heading back to North America with Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, and Unto Others. Those dates run from April 16th through May 15th, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Undeath unveiled new details behind their sophomore album. It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave is set for an April 22nd release through Prosthetic Records. “Rise From The Grave” is streaming now, and you can pre-order the album at this location.
  • Cradle of Filth have announced “The Infernal Vernal Equinox” stream, scheduled for March 20th. They’ll be performing Dusk… and Her Embrace in full, along with other fan favorites. Tickets are available here.
  • Týr has announced a new live DVD, A Night at the Nordic House, which features a performance with the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands. That will be out on March 18th through Metal Blade. Check out the clip for “By the Sword in My Hand” right now.
  • Let’s close with the new, incredible, music video from Mizmor for “Wit’s End”. That, of course, is the title track from the new EP, which is out now through Gilead Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Mizmor — “Wit’s End”

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From its early days as an anonymous project beloved by diehards of the underground to its current status as a festival draw, the rise of Mizmor has been a sight to behold. I remember discovering this band through word of mouth years ago and wondering why I wasn’t seeing more people talk about them. Now that mastermind ALN has signed with Gilead Media and is playing fests like Migration and Roadburn…I still find myself asking why I’m not seeing more people talk about Mizmor, particularly within the last few years. The band’s music has always been good, but after Cairn and his expansion into ambient territory alongside live member Andrew Black on Dialetheia, Mizmor appears to be going through something of a renaissance, and new (ish) EP Wit’s End is the next step in that evolution.

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CANTO: Falls of Rauros, Meshuggah, Ingested, and More

Extended weekend, just in time for a sanity check.

  • Missed this yesterday, but Venom Prison released a new track and video for “Nemesis”. That, of course, is a track taken from Erebos, which is out on February 14th through Century Media.
  • The biggest news of the day, however, comes from Meshuggah. New album details have finally been unveiled. Immutable will be out on April 1st through Atomic Fire Records. Preorders start in a couple weeks, so we’ll keep you posted.
  • More good stuff emerged today from Falls of Rauros, who are releasing Key to a Vanishing Future on March 25th through Gilead Media. They’re streaming a new song titled “Clarity” over at Bandcamp. Spoiler alert: it’s different, and it’s awesome.
  • Slaegt also revealed new album details today. Goddess will be out on March 18th through Century Media, and you can preview that with “Fealty, Thunder Whip” right here.
  • And we’ll wrap up the week with the new video from Ingested. This one is for “Rebirth”, a track taken from the new album that is set for a release later this year through Metal Blade Records. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: January 9 – 15, 2022

Mizmor

Now that ‘best of’ season is almost behind us (key word: almost. Also, I’m going to miss it.), what’s everyone hoping to get this year from the metal world? While we don’t have a looking glass to see past these first few months, I’m optimistic that 2022 will have some epic releases to offer by the time December rolls around again. Maybe. We’ll see. Anyway, we’re leading off this week’s new metal list with three that could certainly fit the bill of ‘most anticipated’ and we kick those off with another doom stunner from Mizmor, Wiegedood’s darkest and most surprising album to date, and a blackened deathcore body blow from Worm Shepherd. For the second full week of January, this is a hell of a start. PLUS, there’s several more in the list that follows. You know what to do from here.

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Initial Descent: December 12 – 18, 2021

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We’ve reached that point in the year where the quantity of new releases dwindles. So, enjoy this week while you can since the next two will be slim pickings. As a reminder, there’s a ton that came out this year you probably missed so be sure to catch up, find some favorites, and go drop some cash on them. For this week’s new release festivities we’ve got death metal from Haalbuaer, black metal from Ustalost, deathened doom or doomened death from Slog, black metal from Beyond Death’s Throne, and several more in the list below. From here, you know what to do…copy/paste and get some.

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