That superb owl wasn’t superb at all.
- This came through last Friday but I was too busy doing mountain things. But… holy shit everyone this Migration Fest lineup is absurd. Buried at Sea, Falls of Rauros, and Thou performing with Emma Ruth Rundle are the sets I’m most looking forward to. How about you?
- The Black Dahlia Murder have announced an upcoming tour with Testament, Municipal Waste, and Meshiaak. Those dates fall in April and May. I plan on doing everything I can to get to that one.
- Faith No More, System of a Down, and Korn are teaming up to play a massive stadium show at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on May 22nd. Additional support will come from Russian Circles and Helmet. That is a pretty damn wild one-off show.
- And we will wrap up with a new video from Northwind Wolves. This one is for “Lord of Winter and Death”. A little symphonic metal on a Monday afternoon, I suppose. Their latest, Mountains And Darkness, is out now through Black Lion Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Friday Canto because why not?
- So Fear Inoculum dropped today. I may have been one of those people in the local record shop at midnight to pick up a copy. I regret nothing. But on top of all that, Tool have announced a North American tour in October and November. And you can bet your ass I’m going to do everything I can to get to one of those shows.
- Mayhem released a new song today, news that probably got lost in the shuffle of everything else going on. It is called “Worthless Abominations Destroyed”, and honestly I kinda dig it. I’m genuinely looking for Daemon, which is out on October 25h.
- Municipal Waste have announced a new EP, called The Last Rager, and dropped a new music video for “Wave of Death”. That EP will be out on October 11th through Nuclear Blast.
- Fit For An Autopsy have released a new music video today for “The Sea Of Tragic Beasts”. That particular number is the title track from their upcoming new album, out on October 25th, also through via Nuclear Blast. Check it out.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
How long has it been? Over a week? Jesus, I’m sorry about that. Blame marathon training.
- As always, let’s start with a tour. And there is a big one to mention today. Revocation are co-headlining a North American tour with Voivod. Supporting acts include Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer. Seriously… that shit is stacked. Dates are this coming fall.
- Another tour, also large. Municipal Waste and Napalm Death, with Sick of it All and Take Offense. Dates are in October, and as it happens my local date for this tour is the same weekend/festival as the tour above. But it’s in Worcester. Attendance likelihood: 20%.
- Horrendous fans out there may be interested in their two hour Gimme Radio show that starts tonight at 7:00. They’ll have their own playlist, fielding live questions from fans, and all kinds of fun stuff. And if you miss it, there’s a re-air on Sunday.
- Amon Amarth dropped a new video for “Mjolner, Hammer of Thor”. You know, the most Amon Amarth-iest song title out of the all the Amon Amarth song titles.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome to the first installment of Manny’s Magical Genre Guide. The idea here is to provide a primer for people that are interested in getting into thrash but haven’t really ever taken the time to get a proper foundation. Through my own history with metal, a bunch of research and talking to some people that are well versed in the subject, I put together this compact genre guide. What it should provide is self-conscious-free learning about metal genres that more people should be aware of. Basically, I do the research and you reap the benefits. In our first installment we are going to hit up Metal’s awesome roots: Thrash.