My body hurts. That’s about all I got for today.
- Gamers out there, you might notice that Rotting Christ was featured in the trailer for Mortal Shell, which is set for release on August 18th. Specifically, the track “Χ Ξ Σ (666)” was used, and you can watch the trailer for yourself right here.
- Pestilence are hard at work in the studio, recording their ninth studio album. That one will be called Exitivm, and if all goes according to plan will be available later this year through Agonia Records.
- Khemmis surfaced again today with a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole”. This was part of the Magnetic Eye Records Dirt [Redux] project. I guess this thing was a long time in the making, so it’s good to see it finally surface.
- Sabaton released yet another video from The Great War. This one for “The Attack Of The Dead Men”. Give it a watch immediately below as you celebrate Friday’s Friday in your own special way.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Very happy tomorrow is Friday.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Weekend time. Let’s do this.
- Leading off with some sad news from Manilla Road: founder Mark “The Shark” Shelton passed away unexpectedly at age 60. No further details are available, but…this really sucks. A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover the associated expenses, and we encourage you to donate if you can.
- Next up, Crowhurst has signed with Prophecy Productions. They (he?) will also be playing Prophecy Fest in Brooklyn this November. So, good stuff if you’re into Crowhurst.
- Not sure if y’all heard, but Pestilence — or more to the point, mastermind Patrick Mameli — has had himself a bad coupl’a days on the internets. As a result of his, erm…activities…the band’s North American tour has been cancelled. It’s unclear whether this will affect their participation at next year’s assorted Deathfests, but at least he has those Dexter Holland-Offspring dreads going for him? (/kills self)
- This one’s from Sunday, but seeing as this is the first Canto post of the week…Bloodbath has apparently finished recording their next album. Want more information? Well, you’re S.O.L. That’s literally all they’ve told us.
- Interesting little Metallica tidbit here: in Spotify’s latest earnings call, CEO Daniel Ek revealed that the band uses listener data to tailor its live setlists on a city-by-city basis. That’s…honestly, just a really neat and forward-thinking thing! Good on ’em. Unfortunately, there’s probably about a thousand basement chuds who are gonna protest it BECAUSE VIOLATION OF ARR FREEDOMS or something.
- And finally, let’s close it out with a couple of cool humans doing a cool thing. Psalm Zero‘s Charlie Looker arranged a cover of Pyrrhon‘s “Empty Tenement Spirit” for a 17-piece orchestra, and then Pyrrhon frontman Doug Moore sang along during the live performance. Check it out:
Goddamn, that was one of the neatest things I’ve seen in quite a while. Anyway, that’ll do it for now. Have a good weekend — especially if you’re at Migration Fest — and check back soon for more updates!
Keep it heavy,
It’s gross outside. Let’s talk metal for a bit and forget about the moistness of this Monday afternoon. Here’s some news you might have missed from today:
- Leading off, Maryland Deathfest announced the first wave of bands playing its 17th edition next Memorial Day. The highlights from this crop? Immolation, Pestilence, Mortician, Vomitory, Tomb Mold, Full of Hell and a bunch more. Peep the full list here — and maybe think about starting your anti-cancellation prayers ahead of time. Like, today.
As you know, Quickies were neglected yesterday. But with good reason. By good reason I mean Germany beating Brazil 7-1. It was great. Anyway, back at it today, as I’m only partially fixated on the Netherlands/Argentina match (still 0-0 as I write this). So… shall we?
That’s enough out of me today. I’m leaving.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.