CANTO: Lamb of God, Psychonaut, Isafjørd, and More

And now, officially, the two week countdown is on. Whatever happens after the next three weeks? I really don’t care.

  • Psychonaut unveiled a new track today titled “Violate Consensus Reality”. The track features Colin H. Van Eeckhout of Amenra and Stefanie Mannaerts from Brutus. So, yeah, needless to say it is very much worth a few minutes of your time. Anyway, that’s the title-track from their new album that drops on October 28th through Pelagic Records.
  • Danish atmospheric black metal crew Orm are releasing Intet • Altet on September 30th through Indisciplinarian. Today they shared the third excerpt from that double album, titled “Trance/Floden, som kan lede”.
  • Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason of Sólstafir has teamed up with Ragnar Zolberg of Sign for the creation of Isafjørd. The debut album from the new post-rock project, titled Hjartastjak, will be out on December 2nd it appears. Here’s the first single, “Falin Skemmd”.
  • What do we think of “Grayscale”, the latest from Lamb of God? Personally, I like it. But that probably comes as no surprise. Omens is out on October 7th through Epic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Exhumed, Goatwhore, …And Oceans, …and More!

So this is just gonna be a roller coaster ride for awhile, huh? Cool cool.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Accept, Lamb of God, Lybica, and More


Still shaking out the FITM cobwebs. In a good way. I wish I could say it’s nice to be home and back at work but… I’m not so sure it is.

  • Leading, we have news surrounding the first U.S. Accept tour in a decade. The dates run from September 29 through October 29, and include some meet and greet packages. Get the full scoop right here.
  • In other North American tour news, we have Wormhole, who will be joining the Shadow Of Intent headlining tour this coming October with the likes of Enterprise Earth and Inferi. All the dates can be found here.
  • Lybica, the new project featuring Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley on guitar, have revealed details surrounding the self-titled debut album. The release date is set for September 16, and it will be available through Metal Blade. Check out the video for “Manifest” right now.
  • This performance video for “Hyperventilating” from Voyager is also worth checking out. They’ll be releasing the full virtual performance, A Voyage Through Time, on August 26 through Season of Mist.
  • Lamb of God unveiled a video for “Omens” today, the title-track from their upcoming new album. Check it out below. That record drops on October 7 through Epic Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Northless, KEN mode, Lamb of God, and More

Alright, so, I’m drafting this post super early in the morning because I need to be on the road soon. Needless to say, this will include some old stuff from yesterday, and I’ll miss plenty of news that emerged today. Deal with it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Concert Review: The Metal Tour of the Year, 5.12.2022

While The Metal Tour of the Year may have technically reached its conclusion a couple of weeks ago, and festival season is now upon us, there is no doubt that the dust is still settling in the aftermath of this massive event. Featuring the legendary Megadeth as headliners, this run of shows also included household names in Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames. Four of the most recognizable names in the metal world each bringing a different corner of the genre’s spectrum to this tour. Considering all we had missed since early 2020, this experience went a long way to welcoming back larger scale live music, and as a result will resonate many years into the future.

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