CANTO: Inter Arma, Killswitch Engage, Scorpions, and More

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“I can’t comprehend society’s movement, the regression of human existence.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Convulse, Machine Head, Ensiferum, and More

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“I want to burn down Wall Street, baby, and fan the flames of discontent like Hades.”

Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Devin Townsend, Times of Grace, Cultus Black, and More

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“Ahh, we are so far gone! I knew you once, what will you become?”

  • If you need something to relax to (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t right now?), I recommend this album Devin Townsend just dropped that is filled with guitar improvisation. Legit, it’s called Guitar Improvisation #1.
  • Former Misfits drummer Joey Image, who has been battling cancer since 2016, has reportedly passed away at 63. He was with the group from 1978 to 1980 and performed on a number of releases, including the Night of the Living Dead single.
  • We’re quickly approaching a decade since the last Times of Grace release, a project featuring members of Killswitch Engage, and it looks like new stuff might be on it’s way. Something to look forward to later this year or early 2021, perhaps?
  • Cultus Black have released an in-studio music video for “Witch Hunt”, which you can check out below. That track is also available to stream on pretty much every platform out there.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: King Diamond, Killswitch Engage, Napalm Death, and More

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At least I’ve been able to run outside consistently in recent weeks?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Drab Majesty, Killswitch Engage, Armored Saint, and More

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What a week. He says for the seventh straight week.

  • This announcement came as little surprise, but Fire In The Mountains has been postponed to 2021. I say postponed and not canceled because it looks like they are going to keep some of the key elements of 2020’s festival intact, which is great. I am going to do everything I can to be there next year.
  • Killswitch Engage are releasing Atonement II B-Sides For Charity. 100% of those proceeds will go directly to COVID-19 relief, which is awesome. It’s officially on Bandcamp right now, before moving to all other platforms next week. Jump on that shit.
  • Drab Majesty news is always worth sharing, so here they are performing a cover of Blind Melon’s “No Rain”. As expected, it’s a ton of fun. Here’s the Bandcamp link. Also, if you haven’t already, go spend a ton of money on Bandcamp today.
  • Armored Saint has released a new video for “Isolation (Live from Isolation)”, a live re-recording of the track taken from 1987’s Raising Fear. Let’s watch it together, because in all this, I am enjoying seeing bands pull these kinds of things off.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb