I’m on Cape Cod, drinking a Tree House. And it’s Friday. Life doesn’t suck.
Opening with Blind Guardian is always the right thing to do. New album details have emerged, and The God Machine is set for a September 2nd release through Nuclear Blast. Check out the new track, “Blood Of The Elves”.
Closing out the week, we have new stuff from Belphegor to check out. Give “Virtus Asinaria – Prayer” a watch and listen below, a track taken from The Devils. That album is set for a June 24th release through Nuclear Blast.
I didn’t have to work today, but that doesn’t mean it felt like a holiday.
We’ll lead off with a tour. Necronomicon is covering North America with The Convalescence staring on April 29th, and running through June 4th. Tickets are available here. These shows are going to be gnarly. I might dabble.
For the sake of pivoting to something fun, here’s the new video from Feuerschwanz for “Skaldenmet”. That track is taken from Memento Mori, which is out now through Napalm Records. Did I mention it’s fun? Because it is.
It’s time to get back to my day-long lack of production, so we’ll wrap this up with the new live clip from Nightfall for “Witches”. That footage is taken from a performance in Athens last November. And if you haven’t checked out At Night We Prey, get on that.
This is just getting chaotic at this point. Unsustainable will be the word of the year for 2021 in my life. Anyway. What did I miss in the metal world in the past 36 hours?
Emptiness is streaming their full performance from Roadburn Redux. That event took place back in April (yet somehow feels only like yesterday), but is available again at the Season of Mist YouTube channel. This is obviously in support of their latest album, Vide, which I really wish I enjoyed more… but I still need to spend more time with it. Stay tuned.
The Wardruna North American tour that was supposed to happen… this year? Last year? Whatever. It’s been moved to 2022, and they’ve added a couple new dates to the excursion. Those dates are all in October and November, so there’s some time to kill before we get there. That said, this is something I would like to take part in when the time comes.
German post-black metal project Agrypnie have debuted a new track and video ahead of the release of the sixth full-length effort, Metamorphosis. That album is set for a July 30th release through AOP Records (and a few others), but you can check out “Verwüstung” right now.
This is a fun one to toss in the mix today. Ghoul have announced a free livestream this coming Saturday, the 26th, along with the release of a limited edition “Live In The Flesh” VHS. I mean, I know tapes are making a comeback… but I didn’t see VHS tapes doing the same. But who knows!?
And we’ll wrap up with a new music video from Nightfall for “Martyrs of the Cult of the Dead (Agita)”. The link below is the censored version, because I guess the original was released via OnlyFans? What on Earth is even happening anymore.
Ok, getting back on track for the rest of week. Something like that.
The highly anticipated sophomore release from Crown, The End Of All Things, is steadily approaching. Today, they released the new single, “Shades”. The official release date is set for April 16th, through Pelagic Records, with pre-orders also available at that link. I’m definitely excited about this one.
Atreyu news for anyone that might be interested. Today they released two new tracks, “Warrior” and “Underrated”, the former of which features Travis Barker, which is pretty cool. Of course, those releases also came with a new album announcement. Baptize will be out on June 4th through Spinefarm Records, and pre-orders are already up.
For those planning on checking out Roadburn Redux, and you should, another slew of bands was announced today. The list includes Primitive Man, Mizmor, Wayfarer, and more. Here’s some more info, if you need it.
And we’ll close with a new video clip from The Amenta for “Psoriastasis”. Revelator is out now through Debemur Morti Productions. Dang, solid roundup today…
Witherfall shared a lyric video today for the new track “Another Face”. That’s another one taken from their upcoming new album, Curse Of Autumn, which officially drops on Marth 5th through Century Media.
This likely won’t apply to me, or anyone else in North America, but Archspire have ambitions for a 2021 European tour. It’s actually a pretty stacked bill with Allegaeon, Black Crown Initiate, Rivers of Nihil, and To The Grave. The dates aren’t until November, so we’ll see!
Michigan metalcore group Of Virtue dropped a new video today. Check out the clip below for “Pictures Of You (Reimagine)”, taken from What Defines You, which is available through SharpTone Records.