CANTO: Accept, Lamb of God, Lybica, and More


Still shaking out the FITM cobwebs. In a good way. I wish I could say it’s nice to be home and back at work but… I’m not so sure it is.

  • Leading, we have news surrounding the first U.S. Accept tour in a decade. The dates run from September 29 through October 29, and include some meet and greet packages. Get the full scoop right here.
  • In other North American tour news, we have Wormhole, who will be joining the Shadow Of Intent headlining tour this coming October with the likes of Enterprise Earth and Inferi. All the dates can be found here.
  • Lybica, the new project featuring Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley on guitar, have revealed details surrounding the self-titled debut album. The release date is set for September 16, and it will be available through Metal Blade. Check out the video for “Manifest” right now.
  • This performance video for “Hyperventilating” from Voyager is also worth checking out. They’ll be releasing the full virtual performance, A Voyage Through Time, on August 26 through Season of Mist.
  • Lamb of God unveiled a video for “Omens” today, the title-track from their upcoming new album. Check it out below. That record drops on October 7 through Epic Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Satan, Archspire, Strigoi, and More

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This week is absolutely destroying me. Also, tours are getting canceled again. That sucks.

  • Archspire have optimistically announced a new tour through North America with Entheos, Inferi, and Vulvodynia. That kicks off on April 13th, and tickets can be found here.
  • Couple of Season of Mist happenings to mention tonight. Strigoi have signed on with the label, and are preparing a new album for 2022. It will be titled Viscera, and you know we’ll keep you updated as more details emerge.
  • Nekromant released a new video for “The Woods”, a track taken from Temple Of Haal, an album I had a good time with a few weeks ago. Haven’t heard it yet? It’s out now through Despotz Records and you can check it out here.
  • This is interesting. Amaranthe unveiled a music video for “PvP”, a track used for E-Sports Championships. Give it a watch.
  • Closing with a new video from Satan feels… appropriate. Check out the clip for “Into the Mouth of Eternity” below. That one is taken from 2018’s Cruel Magic, which is available here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Inferi — “Of Sunless Realms”

2020 is a year that, as we know, is chock full of surprises, and it seems that the overwhelming majority of them are of the unpleasant variety.  It seems that all we can do to keep sanity and optimism hanging around is to do for each other and look out for the ones who are in it the deepest, not the least of which are the artists and musicians among us.  While not a complete surprise, tech-death darlings Inferi have decided to give back and spread some good vibrations with the release of their impromptu EP Of Sunless Realms.

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Initial Descent: October 4 – 10, 2020

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Huxley once said “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” Think about that for a second, the current perspective is surreal. Anyway, another load of new metal this week and a load of it presented below is, yet again, outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, the death metal dream duo of Johansson & Speckmann deliver their fifth full length, Tennessee’s tech-death titans Inferi roll out an EP, Venom Prison offer up a collection of re-recorded EP’s and two new tracks, and an anthemic yet melodic post-punk return from Bootblacks. Read through the list, pick out several that strike a chord, then go give them your support. They’ll appreciate it and you’ll have some shiny new tunes to enjoy, SCORE.

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CANTO: Mayhem, Mr. Bungle, Allegaeon, and More

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Today has been, in a word, brutal.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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