CANTO: At The Gates, Otep, Obscura, and More

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And all of a sudden it’s summer.

  • Otep is up to things. Details have emerged about a new album titled Kult-45 that will be out on July 27th. Upcoming summer tour as well.
  • Obscura teaser! I almost forgot about these guys. Looks like we get a new song in its entirety next Tuesday… in line with new album preorders. Woot.
  • I don’t really have anything else so here’s Kerry King on The Jim Jeffries Show talking about stuff. The clip is like 5 minutes in-ish, and lasts about 5 seconds.
  • Hey, a new At The Gates video. This one is for “Daggers Of Black Haze”. Casual reminder that To Drink From The Night Itself drops May 18th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Donuts & CANTO: Danzig, Marduk, Otep and more!

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Glenn Danzig

June 23, 2017

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

    • Leading off, Glenn Danzig has revealed he’ll be playing Danzig III: How the Gods Kill in full at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago. At this point, is there any more crazy shit for Glenn to pull out of his hat for Riot Fest?

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Mulligan’s Stew: a Collection of Leftover Releases

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This week brought a lot of new and awesome albums. Unfortunately, a lot of releases get overlooked for coverage by the release date due to limited resources (or interest). These are a collection of releases that for no fault of their own, did not get picked for coverage on their own. That could be because no one knew what they were, no one cared, they sucked, or we just missed them because we suck. I wanted to take some time and discuss seven of these releases (now its four because a PR rep couldn’t provide me with a working link for music). These releases have nothing to do with each other and would probably never be put together other than they unfortunately happen to share the same release date and they are all getting reviewed by me. Continue reading

Album Review: Otep -“Generation Doom”

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Otep is back with a new record, Generation Doom, that is due out April 15th (today). Vocalist Otep Shamaya had claimed that she was “done” with music after touring for her 2013 album “Hydra”. I am sure that left the nu-metal masses in a wave of angsty depression over the last couple years, but fear not! Otep is back! The time off has filled her with Fred Durst-ey rapping, Jonathan Davis-ey crying, and well, Otep-ey screaming rage! Continue reading

Initial Descent: April 15, 2016

Phew. We’ve had a few big weeks in a row, so I’m not gonna lie…it’s kinda nice to have a bit of a slower one this week. And also, I’m off work today, so I can actually catch up on some of this stuff! Anyway, “slower” doesn’t mean “slow,” though. There’s still a bunch of cool stuff dropping: from Swedish hardcore legends Victims (whom our own Manny-O-War just interviewed), to the debut full-length from Chicago death crew Nucleus. As you can see, this week’s no slouch — so let’s not waste any more time talking about it. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 15:
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