CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Convulse, Heathen, and More

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  • Killswitch Engage are re-releasing their first self-titled album to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Didn’t In Flames do something like this for Clayman? Anyway. Pre-orders are available now for the October 9th release. Personally, I love the early KsE library so I’m tempted.
  • While you’re at it, make sure you drop an order for Convulse’s next albumDeathstar, which is out on October 30th through Transcending Records. I’m so glad those progressive death metallers are active again.
  • Let’s check in with Heathen, who have shared some insight into their recording process. A reminder that Empire of the Blind drops September 18th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Ded dropped a new visualizer for a track called “Parasite”, so let’s close with that. They’ve got their sophomore album coming soon, with additional details to follow in the near future.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Batushka, Intercepting Pattern, and More

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  • Killswitch Engage is giving As Daylight Dies the vinyl treatment for the first time. You can pre-order your copy here. I’m going to pass on this one, but throw some Alive or Just Breathing my way and I will definitely catch it.
  • The Metal Blade version of Batushka (Bart-ushka) dropped a new single yesterday titled “ИРМОС II / IRMOS II”, and is available for streaming over at Bandcamp. It rips, but I still prefer the other Batushka. Yes, this is all still very confusing.
  • Grind legends Rotten Sound have announced a live show, that will also be streamed, on July 25th in Vaasa, Finland. Honestly, seems like a fair way to go. Attend in person if you’re cool with that, or stream it if you’re still hesitant.
  • Finally, this debut from German progressive metal outfit Intercepting Pattern for “Rebiogenesis”. The Encounter will be out on September 4th through Rising Nemesis Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

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