Alright, after a some time off I think I’m finally getting the wheels turning again. Not at work, of course. But everywhere else, for sure.
This is from last week, but since I can’t get enough of Insomnium I’m going to share it anyway. The Finnish melodic death metal legends announced a new EP, Argent Moon, which is set for a September 17th release through Century Media. In conjunction, they also dropped a new track and video titled “The Antagonist”. Personally, I love the melancholy vibe of the last few singles I’ve heard. This band can do no wrong.
Bastardur, the crust punk project from Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), has officially signed on with Season of Mist and announced new album details. Satan’s Loss of Son will be out on October 29th, and you can preview what’s to come with the new single titled “Viral Tumor”.
Let’s close out a very weird day with the new single and video from Mono, who I love dearly. This track it titled “Riptide”, which is taken from Pilgrimage of the Soul. That album is set for a September 17th release through Pelagic Records.
Capra have announced a North American headlining tour, set to begin on October 4th. Support will be local for each of the 18 dates. Looks like more dates are going to be announced as well, which is cool. I expect to have a pretty full concert calendar this fall, and I’m not complaining.
Down have announced the NOLA Town Throwdown, which will take place at the Fillmore in New Orleans on August 13th. In-person and virtual tickets are available as well. It’s nice of them to make this event accessible to those outside of NOLA, even though I would argue this is probably only worth attending in-person. Shrug emoji.
Let’s wrap up with the new video from Year Of No Light for “Objurgation”. That track is, of course, taken from Consolamentum, which dropped on July 2nd through Pelagic Records.
From what I understand, post-metal is a genre that can either lull you into a sense of security or gut you so hard that you wonder who hurt the people who make music in that genre. My experience with post-metal has been very minimal, and that can be attributed to two bands on opposite sides of the spectrum: Cult of Luna and Kontinuum. However, after watching Roadburn Redux this year, I found myself wondering if my musical education needed to be expanded upon once again; after all, the more I continued watching several sets throughout those two or so days, the more astounded and enamored I became of how bands seemed to push past the limits of their own creativity in order to play their sets. It was during this flurry of events that I went through the majority of the Pelagic Presents roster showcase, and I met a band that pulled the rug under me and let me believe that, perhaps, there may be something avant-garde about post-metal after all. Get ready to ascend and pass into eternity, because that is what Year of No Light wants to do on their newest album, Consolamentum.
Much like past new release lists of late, this is another one as packed as I am when readying bourbon for a vacation…or just a weekend away…or, you get the idea. Anyway, Diabolizer kick things off with one of the best examples of ass kickin’, speed demon death metal that I’ve heard all year. ALL. YEAR. Next up, Sewer Fiend get nasty on their all too quick death metal EP that I wish had at least 30 more minutes of runtime, Year of No Light continue to expand post-metal’s limits, and brutal death metallers Anthropophagus Depravity (say that 10 times fast) snap necks and cash checks. I DON’T KNOW, it just came out of my head, sounded good, and here we are. Moving on, the comment section is open so you can flood us with all the shit we missed or need to hear. After all, we’re one site and can’t know or hear them all despite what anyone else tells you. Pop a top, folks.
No shortage of items to cover today. A curious amount of new videos for a non-Friday… which we’ll mostly skip.
Anyway, we’ll start with Barishi, who have announced a virtual concert via Gimme TV. It’s a replay of their performance at the Stone Church in Brattleboro, VT, and it will air tomorrow at 7:00 EDT. Download the app to tune in for free and all that good stuff.
You know what? Screw it. One more concert stream I want to share. I’ve been listening to their split EP all day, so we may as well share links to thePsychonautand Sâver performances for Roadburn Redux. That was a great take on a virtual festival, and we should all be thrilled some of the footage is out there for us to ingest still.