CANTO: Yob, The Ocean, Necronomicon, and More

There is plenty to discuss today, so let’s get right into it.

  • We’ll start with a couple of reissues. First, Yob is releasing a deluxe version of Atma, which I am super excited about. That will be out on April 8 through Relapse, and you can pre-order that here. Or, of course, through Bandcamp. Fun fact, Yob also has a few live dates coming up, including FOUR at Saint Vitus in February. So jump on that as well.
  • And then we have Cirith Ungol, who are reissuing 1981’s Frost and Fire. That will be out through Metal Blade on December 17th, and that can be pre-ordered on pretty much any format right here. 40 years. Holy damn.
  • Necronomicon have announced a new livestream show, “Vivus Verum”, scheduled for November 12th. That will be premiered at the Season of Mist YouTube channel, and the event will be in support of their latest album, Unus, which dropped last year. Here’s a trailer for the event, as well as an opportunity to set a reminder.
  • Okilly Dokilly have announced “Tourdiddly Do” 2022 dates, running from April 14th through May 7th. But it will be your last chance to see them, maybe ever, as they announced an indefinite hiatus immediately following the tour. Regardless, we should all take great joy in knowing this project ever existed at all.
  • Since we have an opportunity to close out the day with The Ocean, you bet I’m going to seize it. Check out the clip for “Jurassic | Cretaceous”, taken from their Roadburn Redux performance, below. As a reminder, Phanerozoic Live will be out on November 26th through Metal Blade and Pelagic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Donuts & CANTO: Suffocation, Dio, Oranssi Pazuzu and more!

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April 13, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:

    • Leading off, Suffocation revealed the artwork for their new album, …Of the Dark Light, and let’s just say, it’s pretty dope. The album drops June 9 via Nuclear Blast.
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    CANTO: New Ocean’s on its way, Ned Flanders-themed metal, and more!

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    I’ve got a couple of hours to kill before I head up to Vitus for Godhunter, Destroyer of Light and Immortal Bird. Yet at the same time, there’s nothing I want to do less than stay at the office. Oh well. I’ll solve that problem eventually, but in the meantime, here are your Canto:

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    • Apparently there’s a Phoenix hardcore band that’s based entirely on Simpsons character Ned Flanders. The band’s name? Okilly Dokilly.
    • Ghost have been forced to reschedule their upcoming visit to Philly. Why’s that? Well, a certain guy named Francis will also be in town that day. IRONY: TOP SCORE.
    • More cool stuff from the Lamb of God camp: the band’s going to be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 27. Very well deserved.
    • And finally, here’s a new Trivium song. It’s actually — and I can’t believe I’m about to write this — tolerable. Check out “Blind Leading the Blind” here:

    The band’s new album, Silence in the Snow, comes out October 2. In the meantime, I’m going to go perform an exorcism on myself. Later, kids.

    Keep it heavy,