CANTO: Behemoth, Katla, Enslaved, and More

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I just emerged from the woods, therefore I have no idea why I’m writing this. Have we been here before?

  • Behemoth is re-issuing their debut EP, And the Forests Dream Eternally, on vinyl and CD. Pre-orders are available now, and I’m fairly certain I’m claiming one of the vinyls as my own.
  • Katla have announced their sophomore effort, Allt þetta helvítis myrkur, will be out on November 13th through Prophecy . Pre-orders are available here, and I encourage you to check out the first single, titled “Villuljós”, immediately. I’m a big fan of this project, so this excites me.
  • I’m going to keep talking about Enslaved, and you’re going to keep dealing with it. Utgard is out October 2nd through Nuclear Blast (if you’ve been living under a rock), and in this latest trailer, Ivar discusses some of the themes on the new album.
  • Nightfall shared a live performance of “Ishtar (Celebrate your Beauty)”, with footage taken from the Sierra studios in Athens. Give it a watch. Worth noting, that track is taken from 1995’s Athenian Echoes, which is getting the reissue treatment from Season of Mist at some point in the near future. Dope.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Killer Be Killed, Helms Alee, and More

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Plans for the long weekend? Just kidding. I don’t care.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Ihsahn, Skeletal Remains, Belphegor, and More

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And thus began another week in Hell.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Convulse, Heathen, and More

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  • Killswitch Engage are re-releasing their first self-titled album to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Didn’t In Flames do something like this for Clayman? Anyway. Pre-orders are available now for the October 9th release. Personally, I love the early KsE library so I’m tempted.
  • While you’re at it, make sure you drop an order for Convulse’s next albumDeathstar, which is out on October 30th through Transcending Records. I’m so glad those progressive death metallers are active again.
  • Let’s check in with Heathen, who have shared some insight into their recording process. A reminder that Empire of the Blind drops September 18th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Ded dropped a new visualizer for a track called “Parasite”, so let’s close with that. They’ve got their sophomore album coming soon, with additional details to follow in the near future.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: The Ocean, Enslaved, Vous Autres, and More

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Kicking myself for not carving out time to get this in yesterday’s schedule. Alas.

  • OF COURSE we’re going to open with the latest track and video from The Ocean. This one is for “Oligocene”, which serves as a transition between the Mesozoic and Cenozoic segments of the record.  Phanerozoic II is out on September 25th through Metal Blade.
  • Anybody check out the stream of Enslaved‘s “Below The Lights” performance, a collaboration with the Beyond The Gates Festival? Here’s the link if you need it. Utgard is out on October 2nd through Nuclear Blast.
  • In this latest trailer for the 20th anniversary of ClaymanAnders and Björn get into the evolution of the band since that album was released. I’m actually curious to hear from these two on this subject. That drops on August 28th, also through Nuclear Blast.
  • Post black metal sounds like a good way to transition into Friday, so here’s a new visualizer from Vous Autres for “Onde”. Sel de Pierre is out on September 25th through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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