CANTO: Rammstein, Eluveitie, Fulci, and More

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“Right here by my feverish side, the ghosts of those I loved. Gone is the cruelest longing now, undone this grief of mine.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Isolation Festival, Steve Von Till, Megadeth, and More

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It appears to be a slow news day. Or am I just being lazy?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Insomnium, Lock Up, The Order Of Apollyon, and More

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I ran out of witty introductions six weeks ago, if anyone happened to notice.

  • Insomnium is planning an exclusive live stream of a performance of 2016’s Winter’s Gate in its entirety (among other tracks) on May 29th at 1:00 PM EDT. Better still, the broadcast will be available a full week after the performance.
  • Lock Up have officially announced their new drummer. Adam Jarvis (Misery Index, Pig Destroyer) will take over following the departure of Nick Barker. I support this addition.
  • Just a heads up, Motörhead Day 2020 is coming up on Friday. Yes, on the 40th anniversary of Ace of Spades, we are all invited to share in the celebration of all things Motörhead. And I can assure you I will be doing exactly that.
  • I’ve always wanted to go to Ascension Festival, so let’s close with a live music video from The Order Of Apollyon for the track “The Lies Of Moriah” taken from that specific event. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Sylosis, and More

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Reporting from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

  • Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have announced an exclusive live streamed concert that will take place on April 10th at 12:00 pm. Tickets are very affordable, so I encourage every single one of you to “attend” this. Personally, I can’t fucking wait.
  • Have some money to burn while hiding out in quarantine? How about Nameless Ghoul or Papa Nihil statues? These are expensive, but stunning, and are surely on every Ghost fan’s wish list.
  • Couple new videos to share today, and the first comes from Sylosis. This is a live clip of “Cycle of Suffering”, performed at their album release show in London earlier this year.
  • And secondly, we have a new video from Igorrr for “Downgrade Desert”. That track is taken from their recently released new album, Spirituality and Distortion, available through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Scholar of the First Sin: Hera’s Best of 2019

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The Dark Souls franchise may own this title, but Aldia’s got nothing on me.

Last year around this time I made a statement, hoping that I would take it easier on the album listening; however, I also said that it would be for naught, as my 2019 release calendar was looking great and I was so excited about it.

However, life has a way of kicking you in the bollocks. Continue reading