I’m already looking forward to the return of hockey.
In anticipation of their upcoming tour together, John 5 and Jared James Nichols are hosting a Facebook live event on Monday, July 26th. The tour I’m referring to starts on August 10th and will run through September 4th. Tickets for those dates can be found here.
Thrash veterans Exmortus have also announced a new U.S. tour. Those dates run from July 22nd through August 21st, most of which are out west. So like, that tour starts tomorrow. Did I miss an earlier announcement about this? Anyway, in other news, it looks like a new album is planned for 2022 as well, which is dope.
Have you ever sat around just wishing you had a Guns N’ Roses branded bong? Well, if so, opportunity is now knocking… on heaven’s door (I’m so sorry). Here’s the purchase link, but I’m willing to bet it’ll be sold out soon if it isn’t already.
Times of Grace, the project featuring Adam D and Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, shared a new visualizer for “Currents”. Of course, that’s a track taken from the recently released Songs of Loss and Separation, which just dropped last week.
I don’t even know where to begin with today’s updates!
Yes I do. It’s Deafheaven. All the details we were looking for regarding a new album are with us now. Infinite Granite will be out on August 20th through Sargent House, and can be pre-ordered here. Better yet, you can check out the first new track from that album, “Great Mass of Color”, through either YouTube or Bandcamp.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about the new Dornenreich album, Du wilde Liebe sei, but I haven’t checked anything out myself yet. That will change today with the release of “Das Sehnen von Mond und Sonne”, available for streaming here. That album is out this coming Friday through Prophecy.
And we’ll close with the new video from Behemoth, a band I don’t mention nearly as much as I used to. It’s for “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha”, which is taken from last year’s EP, A Forest. Check it out below.
Let’s start with an update from Golgotha. The Spanish doomers are preparing to release their fourth album, titled Erasing the Past, through Xtreem Music. It will be out on October 22nd, and you can check out a new track called “Distorted Tears” right now. Spoiler alert: it be good.
Ya know what? Let’s cram another YouTube link in here. DragonForce dropped a new video for “Heart Demolition”, off of the upcoming Extreme Power Metal full length out on September 27th. Let’s watch it.
It’s new release Tuesday! With Corey coming back to the fold after some time away in Germany, we’re going to break from our usual format and abstain from covering any new releases on this week’s podcast. (Instead, it’s going to be a full-on recap of his experience at the Wacken Open Air festival. And, presumably, his experience in Munich, drinking beer.)
The timing of this is actually quite fortuitous, as there’s…not really all that much new stuff to listen to this week. But that said, here are some highlights that you may want to check out on your own time. We may get to them as well, but…we may not. Here goes:
August 12, 2014
Postcoital Ulceration – Continuation of Defective Existence After Multiple Ruinous Collapses(Ghastly Music)
(Yes, this is a real album title)
John 5 – Careful With That Axe (60 Cycle Hum)
Unisonic – Light of Dawn (earMUSIC)
This week also sees the release of Upon a Burning Body’s new album, The World is My Enemy Now, which I cannot in good conscience recommend for a couple of reasons. First: they’re fucking terrible. Second: THE SINGER FAKED HIS OWN KIDNAPPING AS A PUBLICITY STUNT TO PROMOTE THIS RECORD. If you don’t have severe moral qualms about listening to them after shit like this, I really question you as a human being. So avoid this one and check out the albums I mentioned above instead.
(Particularly that John 5 record–pure shred guitar awesomeness. Is this guy really still playing with Rob Zombie? Like, really?)