CANTO: Falls of Rauros, Hammerfall, Malevolence, and More

I am… overwhelmed. At least 2022 is off to a fast start in the world of heavy music.

  • Speaking of which, we’ll lead in with new stuff from Falls of Rauros. A new track, “Poverty Hymn”, is streaming over at Invisible Oranges. As a reminder, Key To A Vanishing Future is set for a March 25th release through Gilead Media… and we are all very excited.
  • Gothic rockers Christian Death have revealed a cover of David Bowie’s “Quicksand”. Here’s the video for it. I’m going to check this out eventually, but eventually is not now. Evil Becomes Rule is out on May 6th through Season of Mist.
  • Malevolence have announced a new album, Malicious Intent. Their third full-length album will be released on May 20th through their own MLVLTD label in partnership with Nuclear Blast. Pre-order it here, and check out the first single from that effort, “On Broken Glass”.
  • Spite are headlining a U.S. tour this coming May and June (and I guess July) with BoundariesVaticanNo Zodiac, and Bodybox. Ticket go on sale this coming Friday here.
  • And we’ll close with the latest from Hammerfall. This is the new track and video, “Brotherhood”. Hammer of Dawn is out February 25th, this coming Friday, through Napalm Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Insomnium, Panopticon, Helloween, and More

College basketball: still a sport!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Nine Circles ov…Power Metal in 2019

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It’s been a hot minute since this site dove into the hallowed halls of power metal.  Sure, there was that Rhapsody of Fire review a few months ago, and if you’ve been listening to our monthly Album of the Month podcast we can’t stop talking about how great the latest Gloryhammer is (seriously, it’s great…so much so that we’re not even including it in this post but giving it the header.  Run, don’t walk to check out Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex), but this year’s been a bit of a slog regarding content, let alone content for that most triumphant of genres.  So let’s rectify that with this edition of Nine Circles ov…and talk about some of the great power metal in 2019. Continue reading

CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (August 16, 2019)

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I turn 30 tomorrow! And for my birthday, the metal world has gotten me not-a-lot-of-album-art-to-make-fun-of-this-week. Which, honestly, is a good thing, cause I had an oddly busy week at the day job. But, there are still five albums featured in this week’s post — including one particular stalwart act that should surprise nobody for their inclusion here — so let’s not waste any more time. Hit the jump for this week’s cover art highlights!

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CANTO: Cult of Luna, Tool, Lamb of God, and More

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Time to fly!

Not much in the way of visuals today… so I guess we’ll just end here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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