CANTO: Dethklok, The Ocean, Kataklysm, and More

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There is a reasonable chance this is my last full working week of 2019. Whoa.

  • A total ICYMI moment, Dethklok performed live for the first time in five years at this past weekend’s Adult Swim Fest out in LA. Here is some footage if you’re interested.
  • Hey you guys, Mötley Crüe is back. Remember back in 2015 when they signed a cessation of touring agreement? To be honest, I 100% do not. But apparently it didn’t matter anyway! Moving on…
  • Hey you guy’s again, The Ocean are almost ready to drop Phanerozoic IIYou know what this means right? MOAR FOSSILS. It sounds like it should be out sometime next year and I couldn’t be more excited.
  • Kataklysm dropped a new lyric video for “The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours”. That track is from 2018’s Meditations and this video was released in anticipation of their upcoming tour dates in Europe.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Wake Up and Smell the Satan – May 11, 2018

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A 1989 Chicago police document, which captured the essence of 1980s’ hysteria over Satanism, went viral this week. The document itself is quite a read,

The Satanism hysteria, called the “Satanic panic” in the popular press, found Lucifer seemingly everywhere. Here is the New York Times looking back at fears the roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons conjured the Dark Lord. And, of course, bands like Motley Crue, Kiss and others were considered by some to be the ambassadors of Hell. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Rammstein, Mötley Crüe, Taake and more!

Rammstein

March 27, 2017

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

  • As always, a whole bunch of bands dropped new records on Friday, including PallbearerMemoriam and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list.
  • Rammstein have added dates in Chicago and Dallas to their limited U.S. run set to take place this summer. I was contemplating the Jones Beach gig — even though Jones Beach is the literal worst — until I took a look at StubHub and saw that even nosebleeds were going for $180 a pop. So, much as I’d like to see them a third time…nah.
  • It looks like Netflix is in talks to land the film adaptation of Mötley Crüe‘s autobiography, The Dirt — which I didn’t even realize was still a thing. When I was a freshman in high school, this was being talked about with Val Kilmer playing David Lee Roth. Now Kilmer can play present-day Vince Neil.
  • Holy shit, you guys, Taake have announced another U.S. tour. That’s the second in as many years. Holy shit. I can’t even snark about this, I’m just too excited.
  • Anathema have announced their new albumThe Optimist. The album, the band’s eleventh, will be out June 9 on Kscope Records. BRB, Corey and I need to go change our pants.
  • For some reason, Quiet Riot has a new lineup, and I guess it did stuff over the weekend. Why does this exist. Why.
  • And finally, Ghost debuted an (allegedly) all-new lineup at a gig in the UK over the weekend. Here’s the performance of “Square Hammer” from that performance:

This is “all-new” in the same way that the sky is green and puppies aren’t adorable. But it’s okay, because “Square Hammer” is still totally kickass. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Bon Scott’s statue, Sevendust’s new tour, and more

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Work in Boston and then a soccer game in Hampton. Wednesdays are kinda brutal.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Updates from Ghost, Gojira, Whitechapel, and more!

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Welcome to 2016, everyone! Does it suck for all of you yet? I sure hope so! Kidding.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey