CANTO: Meshuggah, Swallow The Sun, Armored Saint, and More

I have run out of beer. That is the biggest problem I face today.

  • Much like yesterday, we’ll start today with a new tour. Meshuggah have announced a 2022 tour with Converge and Torche. That is an absolutely massive bill. The dates are in February and March, with things kicking off in Silver Spring, Maryland. Tickets go on sale July 2nd and can be acquired here.
  • Finnish death doom masters Swallow The Sun have announced a new live album, 20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty and Despair – Live in Helsinki. The first live track and video, for “Don’t Fall Asleep (Horror, Pt. II) [Live in Helsinki]”, can be viewed here. That album drops on July 30th through Century Media.
  • Krossfyre have set the release date for their Hells Headbangers debut. Rites of Extermination will be out on July 23rd, on CD format, with a vinyl release planned for later this year. Pre-order that beast at this location.
  • We’ll wrap Tuesday up with the new video from Armored Saint for “Lone Wolf”. That track is taken from their latest release, Punching The Sky, which dropped last October through Metal Blade. Side note: they also dropped some slick new merch you can grab here. Enjoy that clip below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: May 30 – June 5, 2021

Fluids
FLUIDS

Alright friends, readers, enemies, and foes; this is the week I’ve been sitting on pins and needles for. And also the week that has lightened my wallet the most via preorders. Take note, homies and homettes. The best current offering for sick and nasty deathgoregrind is Fluids and they are up this week with their third full length of sick and nasty ass tunes to get the juices flowing, resurrecting Massacre by way of a tad more groove and a lot more Floridian swamp ass is Inhuman Condition with their spot on excellent debut, technical metal god Hannes Grossmann is back with another slab of greatness, and progressive doom champions Boss Keloid return for an album that will challenge every thought you have about that genre as well as their previous output aaaand it is amazing. All that and a crap ton more awaits below so get your wallets ready, this is the week you will clean out all the dust in said wallet. Enjoy!

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CANTO: Incantation, Bodysnatcher, Pestilence, and More

Incantation

I ran 11 miles today, and am planning on running 11 less tomorrow.

  • So I generally can’t stand Metal Injection for a variety of reasons, but I do need to take a second to comment on how awesome the lineup is for the Slay at Home finale. Rotting Christ, Cannabis Corpse, and Black Tusk are only a few of the names I have circled.
  • Hells Headbangers will be reissuing a couple of Incantation records, including Decimate Christendom (2004) and Primordial Domination (2006). They’ll be available on CD come June 11th, and on cassette for the first time on July 30th. Here’s a link to more information as well as order details.
  • Florida deathcore crew Bodysnatcher have announced a U.S. headlining tour this fall, and tickets are on sale now here. The dates are in October and November, and support will be in the form of Boundaries, Left To Suffer, and Mouth For War.
  • And we’ll wrap up the day, and likely the week, with the new video from Pestilence for “Deificvs”. That’s another track taken from Exitivm, which is set for a June 25th release through Agonia Records. Pick it up here, and check out the video below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Capra, Krossfyre, Paysage d’Hiver, and More

I got new glasses today. Yes, that is the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in the last 24 hours. Well, that and my Pelagic coffee.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: May 24 – 30, 2020

Centinex
Centinex (photo courtesy of Jelena Sulce)

New metal, long list, you need it, we got it, let’s do it. Alright then, if you had to ask yourself who that is in the header image…FOR SHAME! It’s none other than Centinex who’ve been around for 30 years now and who continue to be a freaking PILLAR of death metal on their eleventh full length—just do it. Violent Hammer couldn’t have picked a better band name since the sound on their war/black/death full length debut hits like a damn hammer, Adzes take the all in approach with their sludge, noise, post-alot, gazey sound but it works and amazingly so, and Sorcerer shed the doom by numbers approach on their third full length and opt for the epic approach and, yes indeed, it works. There it is, four rotundly killer releases to kick things off AND we’ve got so much more hiding just below. Go now and drop all the cash on all the metals. Continue reading