I can tell the seasons are changing because I haven’t been able to breathe in about a week.
Omnium Gatherum have announced a 2022 North American tour with Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate. They’ll be touring in support of Origin, which drops on November 5th through Century Media. Those dates are in February and March, and you can purchase your tickets here.
We’re closing today with Moon Tooth, because Moon Tooth happenings are always reasons to celebrate. Check out the video for “Nymphaeaceae” below, out through Pure Noise Records, a track that serves as an early preview of their follow up to 2019’s Crux.
Life is sparking again, live shows are popping off left and right, and every week of new metal releases has many something’s for everyone. Things are looking up in those regards, so rejoice…or hail Satan. Or whatever you do these days. This week in new metal uncovers the newest ritual from Amenra, a return to holistically bleak beginnings from Withered, a slappin’ slab of death metal from The Absence, wicked ugly death metal from Cerebral Rot, and the next black/doom/punk chapter from Darkthrone. Oh, you noticed? Yes, there’s five up top and could’ve easily been more but in the context of getting you to the rest of what lies below, I chopped it at cinco. Plenty here for everyone, so go and fire up these band’s bank accounts, pronto. Support what you love with ferocity and sing its praises loud even if no one cares. You do, and that’s all that matters.
Darkthrone is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Soulside Journey with an incredible new boxset, which they’re calling Shadows Of Iconoclasm. That will be out on April 2nd through Peaceville Records, and can be pre-ordered here. Definitely read up on it, because there is a ton included in that package.
We’re going to wrap up the day (and possibly the week, at least personally) with a new one from Årabrot. This is the first track taken from the recently announced new album, Norwegian Gothic. That drops on April 9th through Pelagic Records. “The Lie” is available for your streaming pleasure below.
Katatonia have announced a new live album as well, titled Dead Air. This is a physical release of their livestream performance from earlier in the year. It will be out through Peaceville Records on November 13th, and can be pre-ordered here.
Mastodon released a collection of rare tracks digitally for the first time today, known as Medium Rarities. Here’s the link to scoop that up. As a bonus, it includes a brand new song as well, titled “Fallen Torches”.
Looks like Hatebreed are dropping their first album in a minute. Weight of the False Self will be out on November 27th through Nuclear Blast. A lyric video for the title-track can be viewed immediately below. Pre-order it here, if you’re feeling it.