I got nothing. Well, nothing except loads and loads of tour announcements.
Most significantly, King Diamond, who announced a new album and tour today. The album, which will mark the first studio album in about 12 years, will be called The Institute. It won’t be released until sometime next year but we can expect a new single in the next few months it appears. And the tour. Holy crap the tour. They are November and December dates in North America, and support is in the form of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands. This is absolutely incredible.
Now that (most) of today’s tour announcements are out of the way, let’s close with a little post-black metal. This comes from a band called Dawn of Ouroboros and the song is called “Sorrow’s Eclipse”. This track was pulled from their upcoming new album, The Art of Morphology. I’m into this. Check it out.
Hopefully I’m done writing my Best of 2018 post tonight… but I wouldn’t be optimistic.
Black Flags Over Brooklyn, New York’s first ever anti-fascist metal festival, has finalized its lineup. Notables (to me) include Morne, Cloud Rat, and Glacial Tomb, among others. The festival is January 25th and 26th at Brooklyn Bazaar.
Some news from Monotheist. The group welcomes new drummer Chris Stropoli and vocalist Cooper Bates. They’ll be on tour with Cognitive next month for a handful of shows. Get at that.
Mark Morton has released the second single from his debut solo album, Anesthetic, which will be out on March 1st. This track is called “Cross Off” and it features Chester Bennington.
King Diamond’s Songs for the Dead Live won’t be out for a couple more weeks. Fortunately, you can peep a preview right now. This is “Arrival (Live at Graspop)”. Enjoy the shit out of it.
Calling all ghouls, ghosts and freaks: our night is almost upon us and we have, collectively, put together a playlist that will be the perfect companion to whatever debauchery is on tap. But really, it’s a great playlist for anything so head inside to see what’s in store and don’t forget to subscribe here to stay up to date with these things. Oh and hang around until the very end for a couple of extra treats. Continue reading →
“Oh take me where, the hockey players, face off down the rink. And the Stanley Cup, is all filled up, for the champs who win the drink. Now the final flick, of a hockey stick, and the one gigantic scream. ‘The puck is in! The home team wins!’, the good ol’ hockey game.”
The guys get pumped for news from King Diamond, then get far less pumped for news from Guns ‘N’ Roses, while Corey discusses Moloken‘s latest album, All is Left to See. Plus, a joint thought-spew on the hazards of knee-jerk social media reactions to horrible tragedies in this week’s Hell segment!
All that and much, much more in Episode 25, so check it out! We’re taking next week off for Thanksgiving, so you’d better enjoy it, too, dammit!