CANTO: Khemmis, Epica, Thy Art is Murder, and More

So I was wrong about the whole week tapering off thing…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Hate, The Ocean, Ensiferum, and More

The Ocean

I’ve been back at work one day and I’m already prepared to sprint into the woods without return.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Goat Torment, Eternity’s End, All That Remains, and More


“Heat… night devour me… repeat… repetition.”

  • Let’s kick Wednesday off with Goat Torment. The Belgian blackened death metal outfit are releasing their third full-length, Forked Tongues, on October 29th through Season of Mist Underground Activists. Give the title track a listen right here.
  • Hey! Another Season of Mist thing! Cloak are back in the studio, recording their third full-length. That’s an album we should expect next year at some point. But let’s also take this moment to remind everyone that they will be on tour with Demiser in October and November.
  • All That Remains are celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Fall of Ideals with a reissue. It’s set to release on November 12th on vinyl, with an accompanying tour and documentary. Pre-order it here. Side note: I can’t stand anything ATR these days for a number of reasons, but this album fucks.
  • Eternity’s End have signed on with Prosthetic Records, and have announced a new album. Embers of War is set for a November 26th release, and you can check out a guitar playthrough for the new song “Arcturus Prime” over at Gear Gods.
  • And we’ll wrap up the day with a new video and live album announcement from Armored Saint. Symbol of Salvation Live will be out on October 22nd through Metal Blade, and the live clip for the title track can be found below. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Goat Torment, Suicidal Tendencies, Hammr, and More

Multiday hangovers are the worst.

  • This may fall more into the alternative rock category, but whatever. Grayscale have announced a headlining U.S. tour this coming November (and I guess December), with support from girlfriends, Cemetery Sun, and Young Culture. They’ve got some festival appearances as well, and a new record dropping on August 27th through Fearless Records titled Umbra. Busy times, apparently.
  • Let’s change gears a bit. Or a lot of bits. Belgian blackened death metal crew Goat Torment have signed on with Season of Mist. It’s been six years since Sermons To Death was released, but it looks like we’ll be getting their third studio album sometime later this year, which is awesome.
  • A little random, but a fun inclusion either way I guess. The So Cal Hoedown returns on September 18th, at Port of Los Angeles, and Suicidal Tendencies has been added to the lineup. I will not be going, but this looks like a fun time for anyone in the area.
  • Let’s check out “Forces of Sin”, the first single taken from Eternal Possession. The second album from Hammr will be released this fall through Hells Headbangers, with the LP release delayed until 2022. I’m going to keep an eye out as more details emerge for this one.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Album Review: Goat Torment – “Sermons to Death”

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There’s an ocean full of bands with “goat” in their names; Metal Archives lists at least 134 bands that fit the bill. It’s a given that most if not all of them are going to lean towards blasphemy in the name of Satan. Goat Torment is no different. Their production may be a little cleaner than Archgoat, they may not be as polished as Goatwhore, but, they’re still absolutely solid. And on Sermons to Death they show their maturity and skill dressed up in full regalia. Continue reading