CANTO: Epica, Confusion Master, Fueled By Fire, and More

Happy Monday, all. News looks a little tame out there today, but I’m sure we can whip something up.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Exodus, Aborted, Between The Buried And Me, and More

This might have been the longest work week of my life. As a result, this beer tastes even better than usual.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Cradle of Filth, Illudium, Mantic Ritual, and More

This has been a very bizarre Monday, let me tell ya.

  • We heard new stuff from Cradle of Filth at the end of last week, so we may as well follow all that up with a new tour announcement. They’ll mark their return to the United States in October with 3Teeth and Once Human. Those shows will include a full performance of the 1998 album Cruelty and the Beast, which is fun.
  • Ahead of the September 17th release of Conquering (through Spinefarm Records), Employed To Serve have dropped a new single titled “Mark of the Grave”. Give it a listen here, and also do that pre-order thing if you feel the need.
  • Thrash collective Mantic Ritual have reunited after a decade-long hiatus, and signed on with M-Theory Audio. It looks like they are preparing a new EP, which we would see sometime before the end of the year. Furthermore, for those left coast friends of mine, you can catch them live on August 26th at Supply & Demand. Dope.
  • I’ve been impressed with Prophecy Productions releases recently, so let’s close with the new video single from Illudium for “Sempervirens”. That track is taken from Ash of the Womb, which is set for an October 15th release. Pre-orders can be snagged here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Lorna Shore, Teeth, Hexen, and More

Dang, whole lotta stuff to go through in the inbox this evening. Weird.

  • We’ll lead off with a tour (maybe two), because monitoring those will be interesting for the next several months I think. Lorna Shore have a number of U.S. dates lined up in September and October, with support from Enterprise EarthSentinels and Crown Magnitar. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Los Angeles extreme metal crew Teeth unveiled a nasty new single today. “Dreamless Hieroglyphs” is streaming over at Invisible Oranges, a track taken from Finite. That new album is set for a November 26th release through Translation Loss Records, in case you needed a reminder.
  • For the thrash fans out there, you might be intrigued to know that Hexen is reissuing their 2008 debut, State of Insurgency. The first vinyl and cassette runs (CDs will be available as well) of that album will be available on September 17th through M-Theory Audio.
  • Progressive stoner rock band Ealdor Bealu have signed on with Metal Assault Records, and are planning a new album release in early 2022. Better yet, they’ve also announced a new run of shows, scheduled from September 30th through October 9th. All on that other coast, unfortunately for me.
  • I’ve been listening to a lot of Rammstein lately (see also: always), so here’s a cover of “Sonne” as presented by Black Satellite. Check it out below. Seriously though… I’m curious what people think of it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Melvins, Municipal Waste, Criminal, and More

Today was a good day to be a Red Wings fan, just in case anyone was wondering (you weren’t).

  • Municipal Waste have tacked on some more dates to their 2021 tour plans. This latest batch of shows are with Crowbar (which is awesome), are the dates run from November 13th through the 23rd. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Criminal has announced a new album, Sacrificio, which will be released on September 17th through Metal Blade Records. Check out the first single and video from that album, titled “Zona De Sacrificio”, right now.
  • The Melvins have announced a newly recorded, career-spanning acoustic collection titled Five Legged Dog. The collection will include 36 tracks, and it’s set for a October 15th release through Ipecac Recordings. It’s available for pre-order here, and you can check out “Night Goat” for a preview of what’s to come.
  • And we’ll close with the new video from death/thrash collective Toxic Ruin. Nightmare Eclipse is set for an August 27th release through M-Theory Audio, their debut through the label. The video for “Defiler” can be streamed immediately below. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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