CANTO: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Sylosis, and More

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Reporting from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

  • Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have announced an exclusive live streamed concert that will take place on April 10th at 12:00 pm. Tickets are very affordable, so I encourage every single one of you to “attend” this. Personally, I can’t fucking wait.
  • Have some money to burn while hiding out in quarantine? How about Nameless Ghoul or Papa Nihil statues? These are expensive, but stunning, and are surely on every Ghost fan’s wish list.
  • Couple new videos to share today, and the first comes from Sylosis. This is a live clip of “Cycle of Suffering”, performed at their album release show in London earlier this year.
  • And secondly, we have a new video from Igorrr for “Downgrade Desert”. That track is taken from their recently released new album, Spirituality and Distortion, available through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Katatonia, Planning For Burial, Converge, and More

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Some good news today from the metal world!

  • Planning For Burial will be streaming a live acoustic show on March 21st through Facebook Live (here is the event link). While it’s a bummer the in-person show couldn’t go on as planned, this alternative is pretty dang cool.
  • Converge have released a 30 minute long experimental version of their track “Aimless Arrow”. This is a really cool thing. It’s available on Bandcamp now, so I hope you know what you need to do without me telling you.
  • Sorcerer revealed details behind a new album, Lamenting of the Innocent, which drops on May 29th through Metal Blade Records. You can stream the first track from that album, “The Hammer of Witches”, right now.
  • Katatonia have unveiled another song and video from the upcoming new album, City Burials, and the track is called “Behind The Blood”. Legit, this is some of the best Katatonia I’ve ever heard. That album is out on April 24th and yes I already pre-ordered it.

 

Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Intronaut was February 2020’s Album of the Month!

Episode 33 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is for the February Album of the Month pick which is Fluid Existential Inversions from L.A.’s Intronaut and it’s another stellar stop on their journey that’s taken them from sludge to atmospheric post-metal to truly progressive metal and everything in between. But, one thing is, and has been, abundantly clear about the band; each new album sees them actually progress in lieu of stagnate. Because of that, the conversation was all over the place but a deep discussion was had and resoundingly everyone liked it to one degree or another.
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CANTO: Soilwork, Lamb of God, Igorrr, and More

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Two days in and I’m already over it. It could be worse I suppose.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Aborted, Cirith Ungol, Tribe of Pazuzu, and More

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Things I like: when shuffle mode absolutely hooks you up on a long run.

  • Aborted have announced a new 3-song EP, titled La Grande Massacre, will be out on April 17th. They also announced a small run of shows around that album, beginning April 14th and running through May 17th.
  • Cirith Ungol have revealed details for their next album/first album in forever, which will be called Forever Black. That album drops on April 24th through Metal Blade. You can check out a new track, titled “Legions Arise”, right now.
  • It looks like we are starting to get some Summer Slaughter rumors. If we’re going to take that little nugget at face value, it looks like Deicide will be headlining. Which I am definitely here for. Also, a reminder that you can’t spell “slaughter” without “laughter.”
  • Tribe of Pazuzu recently dropped a new track and lyric video for “King Of All Demons” and it rips quite mightily. The EP of the same name is out on March 6th through Vic Records.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb