CANTO: In Flames, High Command, My Dying Bride, and More

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Amazing outside. Can wait to spend the evening inside mindlessly staring at the internet.

  • Runespell and Forest Mysticism are preparing a split album scheduled for a May 15th release. The title of that effort is Wandering Forlorn and it will be out on CD and vinyl LP formats through Iron Bonehead Productions.
  • In Flames are still having fun with last year’s release, I, The Mask. For starters, they dropped a one year anniversary bundle that includes a statue and shirt. More entertainingly, they dropped an 8-bit version of the album. Arcade versions of things are always fun, so have at it.
  • High Command have announced some new tour dates, including a small run of dates in Canada, at the end of April. Here is the full run of shows, including the preceding U.S. dates. Enjoy.
  • Finally, since I’m still enjoying the new My Dying Bride album, here is the shiny new video for “To Outlive The Gods”, taken from The Ghost Of Orion. That album is out now on Nuclear Blast.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Alcest, Heaven Shall Burn, Vader, and More

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Squeezing one more in this week while I have a minute to breathe.

  • Something entertaining worth checking out this Friday afternoon: Alcest’s remixed version of “Sapphire”. It was remixed by Perturbator… aka James Kent. That’s probably all the information you need to be sufficiently enticed.
  • Vader have unveiled the artwork for their upcoming new album, Solitude In Madness. That drops on May 1st through Nuclear Blast, and pre-orders are available at this location. They also have some European tour dates coming up.
  • My Dying Bride have an awesome new album out today, titled The Ghost Of Orion. In light of that, listen to Aaron Stainthorpe and Andrew Craighan discuss “To Outlive The Gods” and the accompanying video.
  • Check out the new video from Heaven Shall Burn for the new single “Eradicate”. Of Truth And Sacrifice will be out March 20th through Century Media. These guys are fun, I’m going to continue to pay attention to their going-ons.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: March 1 – 7, 2020

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Scarab (photo courtesy of Omar Abou Doma)

Yep. Way late with this but life, folks. So, we’ll make it a ‘stuff that comes out today or already out’ kinda thing and we’ll hit the highlights to make it quick. Good chance if you happen to be out of the loop so here we go… Scarab hits all the right marks for astonishingly good Egyptian death metal. I mean, if Nile actually were from Egypt, I imagine this is what they’d sound like but all comparisons aside, Scarab stand firmly and violently on their own – go get this NOW. My Dying Bride make a return and it’s a splendidly beautiful, doomy return, Swedeath demons Wombbath are back in the Swesaddle and it hurts so good at high volume, and Pure Wrath offer up another beautiful album in the form of atmospherically epic black metal. Go find all the stuff you missed out on. See you back here in a few days. Continue reading

CANTO: My Dying Bride, Thy Art Is Murder, Falling In Reverse, and More

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Better late than never.

  • My Dying Bride dropped a new trailer (the third of the series) for The Ghost Of Orion, which is out on March 6th through Nuclear Blast. In this clip, Aaron and Andrew get into the name and artwork of the album.
  • Thy Art Is Murder announce new drummer Jesse Beahler through this playthrough for “Human Target”. They have a North American tour kicking off in just a few weeks.
  • I’m gonna just use this moment to remind everyone that the first metal album ever dropped 50 years ago today. Yes, Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut is a half-century old. If it’s taken you until now to listen to it today, here ya go.
  • Here’s a new video from Falling In Reverse for “The Drug In Me Is Reimagined”. They’re on tour throughout North America now through basically the end of May, so if you want to catch them live, you’ll have plenty of chances.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Abysmal Dawn, My Dying Bride, Nailed To Obscurity, and More

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Long, long day. But I got Rammstein tickets!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb