CANTO: Between The Buried And Me, Boris, Carnifex, and More

I’m happy it’s Friday, and I’m happy about all the metal news that emerged today.

  • And we’ll start with Boris, who unveiled a new video for a live performance of “Loveless”. That track is the lead single from No, which will see a vinyl release through Third Man Records on August 27th.
  • From there, we’ll check in with MØL. The blackgazers are returning with their second studio album, Diorama, which will be out through Nuclear Blast. Additional details are still to come for that release, but check out the video for new single “Photophobic” right now.
  • I haven’t heard from Bullet For My Valentine in quite some time, so I suppose we can see what their up to. Looks like a new self-titled album is set for an October 22nd release through Spinefarm Records. And today we get a new track from that album, titled “Parasite”. Check it out.
  • We’ve also got a new track and album announcement from Carnifex to add to the pile. Graveside Confessions will be out on September 3rd through Nuclear Blast. A video for the title track from that album just dropped today, and you can check it out right here.
  • The obvious way to close out the week is with the latest from Between The Buried And Me. This is the new video for “Revolution In Limbo”, another one taken from Colors II. As a reminder, that album drops on August 20th through Sumerian Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Imperial Triumphant, Threshold, Endseeker, and More

I have returned from the woods mostly unscathed.

  • Imperial Triumphant are returning to the stage this coming October. They’ll be joined by Pyrrhon for a headlining tour that runs across the United States from October 15th through the 31st. I really, really hope to make it to one of these shows.
  • Switching gears a bit, Ego Kill Talent have announced a new acoustic EP series. The first of three installments, which includes tracks “Our Song”, “Diamonds & Landmines”, and “The Reason”, will drop on July 9th. The release dates for the other two EPs in the Ego Kill Talent: Acoustic project are still to be determined.
  • British prog metallers Threshold have announced their return to the studio. They’ll be recording the follow-up to 2017’s Legends Of The Shire. Most of the details behind the new album are still to come, but we can expect an early 2022 release through Nuclear Blast.
  • We’ll wrap up Tuesday with the new video from Endseeker for “Bloodline”. That track is taken from Mount Carcass, which dropped back in April through Metal Blade. Check it out below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Testament, Azazel, Bzask, and More

Alright. Only a few more days until I’m in the woods. Let’s do this!

  • Let’s start with news out of Nuclear Blast. “The Bay Strikes Back Tour”, featuring Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel, kicks off (kind of) with the Blue Ridge Rock Festival on September 9th and runs through November 27th. Lots of dates, lots of fun. Pre-sales start tomorrow, and everything else goes on sale this coming Thursday, July 1st.
  • Columbus-based rock collective Beartooth have announced “The Journey Below” streaming event. That is scheduled for July 14th, and supports their new album, Below, which is out now through Red Bull Records. Check out a trailer for the event here.
  • Canadian metal festival Loud As Hell is making its return this summer, July 30th through August 1st, basically a month following the easing of restrictions. The lineup is still to come, which is kind of gnarly considering this is only a month away. Either way, weekend passes are available here for those interested.
  • Finnish black metal project Azazel have announced September 24th as the release date for Aegrus Satanas Tecum. That marks the third full-length effort, which will be out through Primitive Reaction. Check out the new track, “Demons Attack the Nun’s Chapel”, right here.
  • And we’ll wrap up Monday with the new video from Brzask, for “In the Forest of Karkonosze”. Pretty sure that’s a standalone single? Not sure. But if you want some more black metal in your day, have at it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Pain, Enslaved, Weedeater, and More

Scrambling to get this done because why the hell not?

  • So everyone needs to spend a lot of money on Bandcamp next week. There’s a Juneteenth fundraiser next Friday, the 18th, where 100% of Bandcamp shares are going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Do it. Do it. Do it. I already have plenty lined up… obviously.
  • Weedeater have announced a U.S. tour this coming August. Support will be in the form of Joe Buck Yourself and Adam Faucett, and the party starts August 20th in Ashville. Tickets can be accessed at this link.
  • There’s no such thing as too much Enslaved, so here’s a new live video for “Sacred Horse”. That footage is taken from the recent cinematic tour, and you can pre-order that bundle if you haven’t already, out through Nuclear Blast. I forgot the exact date.
  • Machine Head greeted us with a new 3-track digital single today, Arrows In Words From The Sky, and you stream some of that here. That is also brought to us by Nuclear Blast.
  • And we should certainly wrap things up with the new Pain music video for “Party In My Head”, which is a vibe I can 100% fuck with. No word on new Hypocrisy things, but I do like me some Peter Tägtgren activity all the same. That’s also on the various streaming platforms.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: June 6 – 12, 2021

Hammer King

If I’m being honest, I’m still reeling from the wrecking ball that was last week’s lineup of new releases and STILL on both Fluids and Inhuman Condition. However, the new release weeks roll on and for this one we’ve got another power metal trip from Hammer King, a death metal debut from the fiery Cyrpta, and Eremit trudges through sludge and doom like kings. But, and as always, there’s much more below to explore so hop to it and enjoy the adventure.

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