CANTO: New In Flames, New Meshuggah, and some killer tours

in flames battles

“It’s the cowardice that pulls you under, and takes you to the end, where it begins. Release, the world is waiting on your arrival. Close your eyes, as we witness another bullet ride.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Alcest album details, GWAR vodka, In Flames teaser, and more

alcest

“There is this face in the still water I can’t remember ever wearing. Like fingerprints on your heart, reading out the last lines of code. To the untrained eye, a secret. I bled away the last of you.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Revocation, GWAR, Serj Tankian, and more

Revocation

“A crosswalk hit and run, the finish line for me. People clutter in the gutter, take a look and see.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Goodbye, Agalloch.

agalloch

“When all is withered and torn and all has perished and fallen, these great wooden doors shall remain closed. . .”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Two more bands for Migration Fest, new Babymetal and more!

migration festival poster

Three posts from me in a day? That’s the first time this has happened in…probably at least six months. Maybe longer. I don’t know. But either way, I’ve had a late night at the office so I figured I’d close things down for the week in style — with a Canto post. God I’m lame. Anyway, here’s what we missed today:

  • As you might have surmised from the header image, Migration Fest announced the addition of two more bands to its lineup: Magic Circle and Mizmor. I’ll admit, I don’t know what the hell a Mizmor is, but I’m game either way.
  • Swans frontman Michael Gira has been accused of rape by former collaborator Larkin Grimm. Ugh.
  • Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One (yes, that’s actually what he goes by) is claiming a song in Final Fantasy XIV ripped off his band’s song “When Worlds Collide.” Three things here: 1) I remember buying the album “When Worlds Collide” was on as a 10-year-old and now I hate myself a bit; 2) Spider One isn’t wrong here; and 3) WHY THE FUCK WOULD ANYBODY RIP OFF POWERMAN 5000???
  • Apparently, late GWAR frontman Dave Brockie wrote an RPG game book called “Towers Two” before his untimely death. Sight unseen, I can personally guarantee it’s better than Varg’s.
  • Finally, Babymetal released their new single, “KARATE.” Take a listen below:

It’s no “Gimme Chocolate!!!” but it’ll do. Anyway, that’s all for now. Have a good weekend, kids.

Keep it heavy,
Dan