The new release pickings today are slimmer than Santa’s present bag. Seeing as it’s the day after Christmas and all… Anyway, different variations of black metallers are taking advantage of the holidays with some last minute blasphemy and leading that pack are Abysmal Lord and Sammale. However, there’s a few more below that ride the crooked cross so if that’s your thing, you’ve got some exploring to do. In the meantime, don’t forget to make all those shallow New Year’s resolutions that will be in the rear view by the second week of January. As for us, we’ll have some more lists coming your way so stay tuned for that and see you here throughout the week.Continue reading
CANTO: Boris, Katatonia, Distant, and More
WordPress is asking me what my two favorite things to wear are. Huh. Never thought about it before.
- Boris dropped a surprise new album today, titled fade, as a way to wrap up their 30th anniversary year. Of course, this follows W and Heavy Rocks, so a 2022 trilogy is complete. Check out the video for “prologue sansaro” here, and be sure to pick up that album for Bandcamp Friday.
- Dutch blackened death metal crew God Dethroned unveiled a new music video for the digital single, “Asmodevs”. This falls right in line with the 30th anniversary of their debut album, The Christhunt. Not a bad way to mark the ocassion.
- Distant revealed details surrounding their third album. Heritage will be out on February 10 through Century Media Records, and a video for a new single, titled “Orphan Of Blight”, is available here.
- The third album from Abysmal Lord is also on the horizon. That one is set for a December 30 drop through Hells Headbangers, and it will be titled Bestiary of Immortal Hunger. Give “Ultra Expulser” a listen here.
- Katatonia revealed a second single from Sky Void of Stars, titled “Austerity”. It’s incredible. Give the video a watch below. As a reminder, that album is set for a January 20 release through Napalm Records. And you can bet that was pre-ordered some time ago.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Initial Descent: October 30 – November 5, 2022
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.Continue reading
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.
- Let’s start with some Black Lava. The emerging blackened death metal crew are releasing Soul Furnace on November 25 through Season of Mist, and today they unveiled a video for the new track “Northern Dawn”.
- Swedish black/death metal legends Necrophobic are reissuing a few classic albums: Darkside, The Third Antichrist, Bloodhymns and Womb Of Lilithu. Those will available through Century Media later this winter, and can be preordered here.
- Eskhaton has set November 18 as the release date for a new mini album, Horracle. That will be available through Hells Headbangers, and you can stream a new track titled “Vortexecution” here.
- Oakland death rock trio False Figure are releasing Castigations through Transylvanian Recordings on November 1, and a video for “Possession” is available here.
- Closing out Monday, we have a new clip from Reaping Asmodeia, for “Simulacra”. That track is taken from Darkened Infinity, which dropped about one year ago through Prosthetic Records. Here’s a link, if you need it.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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.”