CANTO: Slayer, Satyricon, Sodom, and More

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1/22/2018. Freaking. Monday.

  • Biggest news of the day for sure. Slayer have announced one final world tour. The previous rumor of the monster tour featuring Behemoth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Testament was confirmed. Check out this video for more details.
  • More farewell tour stuff. This one involves Satyricon and America. They will be supplementing their appearance at MDF with a handful of other dates here in the US, and then they’re done with us forever. Honestly, I can’t really blame them. But I’m still sad.
  • Sodom have announced a new lineup. I guess they have a single coming later this summer with the new members. Do with that news what you will.
  • Twitching Tongues have revealed details behind their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, which drops on March 9th. For now, you can check out a video for the first single off that record, titled “Harakiri”. If you’re into that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Tribulation, Kaoteon, and a Couple Massive Tours

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1/12/2018. Friday. Did I really complete a full week? Damn.

  • Tours. Everywhere. The first one is just a rumor for now (I think), but it features SlayerLamb Of GodAnthraxBehemoth, and Testament. Massive. It’s like a more watered down version of last year’s tour.
  • Now for a tour I’m more excited about. Primitive Man and Spectral Voice. God. Dammit. That is going to kick ass.
  • How about one more new Tribulation song before the album drops? This one is called “The World”. And my excitement for Down Below continues to grow exponentially.
  • So this is pretty cool. Check out a new track from blackened death metallers Kaoteon called “Damnatio Memoriae”, the title-track from their new album out February 23rd. The group features members of Obscura and Marduk.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Concert Review: Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth, 7.25.2017

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When it was announced that Slayer was headlining a run of shows this summer with support from Lamb of God and Behemoth, I made the claim that it was going to be the premier metal tour of the summer. I understand that there are other notable tours kicking around this time of year (Summer’s Laughter, for one). But how often does a tour feature the three-headed monster that this one does? (Pardon the lame reference to the tour poster). Each band is quintessential to the metal world in their own way. We have Slayer, the legends of death metal that they are. The hugely popular thrash groove intensity of Lamb of God. And Behemoth, who I would consider the very pinnacle (in terms of success) of present day extreme metal. Undoubtedly, this a tour that every metal fan was at the very least aware of. And I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to cover it. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Suffocation, Ghost, Lamb of God and more!

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Suffocation

April 5, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you may have missed from yesterday:

  • Suffocation guitarist Charlie Errigo shared an Instagram post indicating that the band’s new album, Of the Dark Light, will be out “sooner than you think.” Still no actual date confirmed yet for the follow-up to 2013’s Pinnacle of Bedlam.

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Donuts & CANTO: Uada, Wintersun, Exhumed and more!

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Uada

April 4, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the weekend and yesterday:

  • On Friday, as per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums, including Mastodon and Falls of Rauros. Also as per usual, you can check out Josh’s Initial Descent post for the full breakdown.
  • So that “Batushka dropping out of MDF” speculation we posted on Friday? Well, it’s pretty much confirmed; on Saturday, the festival organizers revealed that Uada had been tapped to fill the Poles’ slot at the Festival. Still a bummer, but they could have done far, far worse as replacements go.

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