Donuts & CANTO: Behemoth, Gojira, Nile and more!

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Behemoth

July 10, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Yes, this thing still exists. Here’s some metal stuff you might have missed from…recently:

    • As per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music over the weekend, including SkyeaterHeresiarch and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list.
    • Behemoth drummer Inferno is going to be sitting out the band’s upcoming tour with Slayer to go do dad stuff. Understandable. Congrats to him. Filling in will be Jon Rice, formerly of Job for a Cowboy. I’m okay with this because of the formerly in that sentence.

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Album Review: Nile – “What Should Not Be Unearthed”

Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed

As South Carolina death metal vets Nile teased their new album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, over the past few months, the million-dollar question was this: would they stay the course of their overly-technical last few releases, or go back to their roots? Fortunately, they went with the latter. Mastermind Karl Sanders had made no secret of his desire to scale things back and have fun this time out. And it’s clear from the start that he followed through on that.

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Throwback Thursday: Nile – “Sarcophagus”

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Over the past couple weeks I’ve been revisiting Nile from the ground up—and what better time, given that they’ve got a new album coming out later this summer? My most-played album has to be 2002’s In Their Darkened Shrines, which boasts my favorite song of theirs, “Sarcophagus.” The band’s from my hometown, so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to see them live and hear this track—and it hits like a ton of bricks every time. I can’t think of a better Nile tune to share for this week’s #tbt. Continue reading