CANTO: Boris, Katatonia, Distant, and More


WordPress is asking me what my two favorite things to wear are. Huh. Never thought about it before.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: October 30 – November 5, 2022

Acid Witch

Happy Halloween, IT IS UPON US. I’ve loved this day since being a kid and even though there’s no bag of candy for me come night time, I’ve had a treat bag full of horror movies since the month changed. But really, that’s an all year thing and no excuses needed. My point? There’s not one, ha. Anyway, speaking of horror and new metal releases, we’ve got two extremely well timed picks kicking the week off from Acid Witch and VHS that show just how thin the veil between horror and metal is. Following that we’ve got a banger from Black Anvil, more death metal from Ingested, and many more treats in the list that follows. Why yes, there might be some tricks here too but you’ll have to see for yourself. Be careful out there tonight with all the kiddos wandering around and by all means, watch a horror movie (PSA: Screambox is premiering Terrifier 2 today for those of us that didn’t have the option of a theater viewing and they offer a healthy free trial). Jump below and investigate, we’ll see you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Black Lava, Reaping Asmodeia, Eskhaton, and More


I’m still in Maine doing the Maine stuff until tomorrow. It’s been fun, in a few ways.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Interesting Times Gang, Abysmal Lord, Exocrine, and More

And now the Acadia countdown is officially on.

  • We’ll start with a new signing announcement over at Season of Mist. French tech death collective Exocrine have joined their roster, fresh off the release of The Hybrid Suns, their fifth full-length. You can stream that here, and get a sense of what’s to come.
  • Over at Hells Headbangers, Abysmal Lord revealed the first track from their upcoming third album. Give “Antisemen of Ceremonial Pseudochrist” a listen here, and prepare for the release of Bestiary of Immortal Hunger before the end of the year.
  • Interesting Times Gang, the solo project of Kowloon Walled City’s Ian Miller, will release The Spirit Of Science Fiction on November 18th through Pax Aeternum. Give “If You Don’t Wanna Play” a listen over on Bandcamp. And pre-order it, obviously.
  • We can end our Monday on more of a punk note. Below is the new music video from Sator for “Brown Eyed Son”. That track is taken from Return of the Barbie-Q-Killers, which dropped earlier this year through Sound Pollution.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Machine Head, Saor, Manticore, and More

I almost forgot it’s Saor release week! That’s a very good thing!

  • Speaking of which, Origins was premiered in full today. I had a break in between meetings and was able to check it out. It’s awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on the vinyl.
  • Looks like we’ve got new Devin Townsend coming! Lightwork will be out through Inside Out Music on October 28th. Pre-order details coming soon, but for now you can check out this tour trailer which offers some sneak peaks.
  • Manticore have set July 15th as the international release date of Endless Scourge of Torment, which will be out through Hells Headbangers. Check out the recently released “Empty Eyes, Hollow Temples” here.
  • I Prevail have announced a massive two-leg tour with Pierce The Veil, Fit For A King, and others this coming September through November. Get the full scoop here.
  • To close out the day with anything other than the new Machine Head track wouldn’t be right, so the video for “Unhalløwed” is immediately below. As a reminder, Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn is out on August 26th via Nuclear Blast Records and Imperium Recordings.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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