Donuts & CANTO: Chuck Berry, Wormrot, Baroness and more!

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Chuck Berry

March 20, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

  • First things first: as always, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music on Friday, including WoeObituary and more. Check out Josh’s recap here.
  • This isn’t nearly metal, but it’s still a damn shame: rock ‘n’ roll originator Chuck Berry passed away over the weekend at age 90. Hell of a life, and an incredible loss. Rest in peace, Chuck.
  • Well, this sucks: Singaporean grinders Wormrot have cancelled their planned U.S. tour due to concerns over having proper papers in the current political climate. That includes their appearance at Maryland Deathfest. Fuck the Orange One forever.
  • Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley, who curated this year’s Roadburn Festival, announced that he, bandmates Pete Adams and Marek Sarba, and Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly will join forces to perform a set of punk covers at the festival. I’m totally not upset that I’m not going to Roadburn this year. Not upset at all. Not one bit.
  • Ahead of their upcoming debut album, supergroup Dead Cross — featuring Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo and others — dropped a new song called “Shillelagh.” I don’t know who or what a “Shillelagh” is, but you should listen to it. Because Mike Patton.
  • And finally, Steel Panther put out another new music video called “I Got What You Want,” which — let’s be real — there’s no way I wasn’t going to include in this round-up. Check it out below:

The band’s new album, Lower the Bar, drops this Friday. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

The Horns Up Top 10: Baroness

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Welcome back, everyone. Hope everyone made it through the weekend okay.

For this week’s edition of The Horns Up Top 10, I’m going to take a look back at Baroness. I’ll admit, I was a bit late to the party listening to the Savannah sludge quartet. It wasn’t until 2012’s Yellow and Green double album that I really got into them, and then…go figure…this happened. Over the coming months, I immersed myself in their back catalog, and eventually wound up seeing them in New York a year (almost to the day) after the accident. They’re one of those bands I try never to go too long without listening to, as no matter which style you catch them with—be it their early, aggressive sludge sounds or their later, more introspective material—they’ll find a way to kick your ass.

So with that in mind, let’s get into this Top 10, shall we? Continue reading