CANTO: Helloween, Byzantine, Alluvial, and More

Anybody buy anything fun on this wonderful Bandcamp Friday?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Crowbar, Cellar Darling, Body Count, and More

Today has been crazy, so let’s see what I can dig up in like 15 minutes.

  • Entertainment One (eOne) is releasing a limited edition vinyl repressing of Time Heals Nothing, the Crowbar classic that was released originally back in 1995. There will only be 1000 copies, split between the US and EU/UK. Grab your copy today right here.
  • Cellar Darling released a new video for “Dance”. The track was released back in January through Nuclear Blast, and was originally intended to be included in the 2019 concept album, The Spell. If you want a physical copy of Dance, you can acquire it here.
  • August Burns Red have announced the Guardian Sessions EP, set for an April 16th release through Fearless Records. Pre-order it here, and check out “Icarus”, a new track that includes a vocal cameo from bassist Dustin Davidson.
  • Body Count ended up releasing that fan-created music video for “The Hate Is Real”, another track taken from Carnivore. I’ve dabbled in some video editing in recent years, and damn… I got nothing. Good stuff here, check it out below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Album Review: Korpiklaani — “Jylhä”

Alcohol has been deeply intertwined with Korpiklaani in the past, but much like alcohol does, the band has matured. The process that seemed to start with the band’s previous release, Kulkija, now continues with Jylhä, although it’d be hard to say it continues on in the same vein. An album full of different kinds of stories that seem joined together by the title – Jylhä – a fairly untranslatable phrase that comes closest to “majestic.” In a dark and awe-inspiring sort of way.

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CANTO: Silver Lake, Crawl Below, System of a Down, and More

I have a feeling this is going to be a long week.

  • System of a Down have announced a live stream fundraising event to benefit Artsakh and Armenian soldiers injured in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict last fall. That event takes place on January 30th and will be followed by the premiere of the music video for “Genocidal Humanoidz”.
  • Detroit grind collective Shock Narcotic, which features current and former members of the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Dahlia Murder, Battlecross, and more, are readying themselves for a live stream performance on January 29th with Scour. Tickets are on sale now at this location.
  • Silver Lake, the solo project of Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), has just signed on with Nuclear Blast. It sounds like he dedicated much of 2020 to recording his first solo album, and I look forward hearing how it all came together. No apparent release date yet.
  • Post/doom metal project Crawl Below released a new video today for “Monument”. That’s a track taken from the upcoming new album, 9 Mile Square, which drops on February 12th. Pre-order it here, and check the clip below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Darkest Hour, Accept, Depths Of Hatred, and More

I feel like this week didn’t really happen… is that healthy?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”