Wardruna have released a new video for the live version of “Skugge”. Check it out here. First Flight of the White Raven is out on April 22nd, and can be pre-ordered here.
We’ll wrap up with some Swedish folk metal, in the form of Månegarm. The new video for “En snara av guld” is available below, the second single taken from Ynglingaättens Öde. That album is out on April 15th through Napalm Records… a label that owes me an email and two albums I ordered last year. Casual FYI.
So now that two full weeks of 2022 are in the books, how have our outlooks changed? For the better, I hope? Alas, that’s definitely not the case for me, as pessimism continue to reign… but hey, music helps with all that so it’s cool.
For what it’s worth, I once again contributed nothing to this week’s collection. I haven’t personally been listening to much, primarily because my external hard drive failed and it seems those files, including all my music and photos, are gone forever. So, also once again, I am immensely grateful for the tremendous playlist pieced together by our team, with a couple of fun surprises in there. Wilderun rightfully made a presence after the release of the incredible Epigone, and then we dropped in some new stuff from Sylvaine and Konvent, among many others. As always, the older stuff is all over the map, and there are just enough non-metal adds to keep things interesting… but I’m not going to spoil any of that. You’ll just have to dive in when you have a little bit of time to kill.
For me? Well, here in the mountains of New Hampshire the high tomorrow will be exactly 1 degree. As a result, the first half of my weekend will be spent backing up whatever remaining files I can find across my devices, drinking at least a bottle of rye, and listening to this playlist throughout. Enjoy the weekend folks, and see ya on the other side.
Watain and Mayhem are touring North America this coming March. The tour kicks off on the 7th in San Francisco and wraps up on April 3rd in Joliet, and additional support is in the form of Midnight. Watain has also just finished recording their latest full-length, which should drop early next year through Nuclear Blast. Good stuff.
Mayhem guitarist Teloch, formally known as Morten Bergeton Iversen, has launched his new synthwave project titled Bergeton. Miami Murder will be out on October 15th, but you can listen to “Lambo” right now.
Sepultura dropped a new video yesterday for “Guardians of the Earth”, a track taken from Quadra, which is out now on Nuclear Blast. That video was created in collaboration with Amazon Frontlines. Check it out.
Only Canto this week because I will be in Arizona in like 12 hours.
2020 Decibel Magazine Tour details are starting to emerge! Leading the charge at next year’s tour are Mayhem and Abbath. Supporting acts will be announced next month, but this is off to a fun start. As it happens, Abbath at Decibel Mag was the first show I “professional” photographed. I was badddddddddd.