CANTO: Krigsgrav, Lacuna Coil, Hooded Menace, and More

Alright, let’s see if things normalize a bit this week. Not likely.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Horndal, Exil, Insanity Alert, and More

Are long weekends worth the added stress that follows them? Yes. Yes they are.

  • I’m feeling some fresh hardcore punk, so we’ll start the week with Exil, who have announced the release date of their Armageddon Label debut. Warning will be out on July 23rd, and to kick start the countdown you can check out the first single, “Maniac”, on this compilation streaming on Bandcamp.
  • Horndal shared a new video for “Rossen” today over at Decibel, with an accompanying interview. Worth a read and watch, obviously. Lake Drinker is out now through Prosthetic Records, and you can pick it up here. I’ve actually been meaning to check this one out and haven’t gotten around to it yet. Shame!
  • So this is a fairly substantial 2021 tour. Halestorm and Evanescence are hitting the road together for a handful of Arena dates in November and December, covering a good chunk of the United States. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 14th, and you can scoop them up here.
  • Crossover thrashers Insanity Alert are releasing their mainstage performance of the song “All Mosh / No Brain” from Hellfest 2019. Check it out directly below. Side note: this is one of the festivals on my ‘to-attend’ list, and clips like these keep that motivation high. Anyway, enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte”.

CANTO: Cloak, Sanctuary, New Years Day, and More



I bought new wireless headphones yesterday. I bet they suck.

  • We like Cloak here. At least, I know some of us do. So this is good news. They have a new album dropping on October 25th called The Burning Dawn, which will be out on Season of Mist. There’s a new video for a song called “Tempter’s Call” in there as well.
  • Another notable band working on new material is Sanctuary. Joseph Michael is still sticking around on vocals, which I’m very much ok with. There’s no title yet, and it won’t be out until the second half of next year, but you can see them do some stuff in Germany in the interim if you’re ever out that way.
  • New Years Day, a name I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned on this site, have announced a fall headlining tour with Ded. The dates are in September and October, but they’re also touring with In This Moment here in the U.S. and Halestorm across the pond.
  • This is fairly heavy. RIG TIME! have released a video for a song called “No Faith”. It’s a quick burn, but it makes its point. If you’re into it, they’ll be on tour here throughout August.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Megadeth opens big, Black Sabbath postpones dates, and more


It’s another Monday and nobody is happy about it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: RIP Jim Konya, album sales, and Ghost’s newest nun


The last three days have been a particularly tiring stretch so I am definitely ready to start my weekend early. Like tonight.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey