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.
- Another 2020 tour I’m intrigued by features Killswitch Engage with support from August Burns Red. Those are North American dates in March and April.
- Sadly, there are a lot of things on fire in California. The wildfires are out of control and impacting the lives of, frankly, way too many people. To help with the issue, Metallica has stepped in with a 100,000 dollar donation. Decent humans, them.
- I found this video for a band called Lune and a song called “Ghost”. I haven’t listened to it yet, but the indications are that it’s quite heavy. Enjoy!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome to another Saturday morning playlist. Hope your Halloween was more treat than trick. We’re eschewing the movie clips this week and going back to our regular format. This week, I’m still jamming the new Alcest on repeat, Josh throws the new Schammasch song in, which a few of us are loving, and Chris reminds me take another listen to the last Morne album. Take a listen to these and more down below:
I leave for Detroit in two days. CAN’T WAIT.
- Some crazy drama out of Mayhem in recent days. The bottomline of the matter is, Necrobutcher did not much care for Euronymous. However, I do not much care for Mayhem, so… moving on I guess?
- …moving onto the latest Metallica merch? What is my existence today? Ugh. ANYWAY. If the only way you’ll achieve satisfaction in life is by being completely covered in Metallica apparel 24/7/365, you’ll be thrilled that they dropped some new watches, bathing suits, and… a wetsuit. Apparently.
- Finally something I am actually excited about. Devin Townsend has announced some 2020 dates with The Contortionist and Haken. Those fall in February and March of next year and you better believe I will find myself at that Boston date.
- Check out this video from Italian heavy metallers Tytus for “Rain After Drought: Part 2”. It was inspired by the fights of the North Dakota Sioux tribes at Standing Rock Reservation in 2016 .
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Only Canto this week. It’s what happens when you get back into town on a Tuesday night and immediately leave again the following Friday.
- Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest 2020 has released the first round of bands — Converge, Satan, Napalm Death, Mayhem… — and breweries — Broken Goblet, 3 Floyds, Yards… — this is gonna be a party. Maybe this time I will make it.
- Wilderun dropped a new song and lyric video from their upcoming new album, Veil of Imagination. The track is called “The Tyranny of Imagination”. Dabble, yes? That album drops November 1st, in case you needed a reminder. (You didn’t.)
- Mortiis has been busy as well. A new album, titled “Spirit Of Rebellion”, will be out on January 24th. Furthermore, there are a decent number of live dates both here and in the EU penned for the rest of 2019 and early 2020.
- Hour Of Penance dropped a new music video for a track called “Blight And Conquer”. Isn’t pixel art fun? Misotheism is out October 25th on Agonia Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
We’re back again folks. I don’t have much to say except that I’m grateful again for my colleagues and friends who pick up my weekly column when life gets in the way (go check out Corey’s Evcharist from this past week and witness his return to the throne). This week has had some pretty amazing highs and some pretty serious lows but I’m grateful for the music that’s allowed me to hit the pause button on life along the way. You’ll find some of our favorite stuff here that we’ve been jamming the last week, as usual, irrelevant of genre and release date constraints. Just an honest look at what we here listen to in our down time. Take a look and a listen below, and thanks for checking it out.