CANTO: Mono, Insomnium, Armored Saint, and More

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.
  • Armored Saint have announced fresh tour dates with Black Label Society and Prong. It’s a very brief run of five shows, all out west, from December 27th through the 31st. The only band I’ve seen live out of this bunch recently was BLS, and based on that alone I can confirm these shows are worth attending if you can manage it.
  • 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.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Venom Prison, Agnostic Front, The Spider Hole, and More

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Well. What a weekend that was.

  • First, from Friday, Venom Prison announced a North American tour with Homewrecker. They’re also playing with special guests Call of the Void, Joy, and Great American Ghost on various dates. These are in September and October.
  • You know what? All tours today. Next up is Agnostic Front’s 35th anniversary tour for their debut album Victim In Pain. They’ll be joined by Prong, which means this should be a ton of fun. Also September and October dates.
  • And how about Skillet and Alter Bridge? They’re doing things together those same months! What are the odds? That’s a co-headlining tour with support in the form of Dirty Honey who I’ve never heard of before.
  • Let’s get weird this Monday. This is the new music video from The Spider Hole for “The Leviathan Stomp”. It’s a quick burn but it’s quite a bit of fun.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Donuts & CANTO: Chris Cornell, Pyrrhon, Old Man Gloom and more!

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Chris Cornell

May 19, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off with some sad news, Chris Cornell was found dead late Wednesday evening. The former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was just 52 years old, and it’s hard to put into words how enormous a loss this is. Rest in peace, Chris.

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Episode 6: May 17, 2014

It’s time for Episode 6 of Horns Up, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, Dan and Corey cover news from Cynic and Cannibal Corpse, discuss their hatred for Samsung Mobile and motorcycles, respectively, and go nuts over Agalloch’s new record, “The Serpent & The Sphere.”

All that and much, much more in this week’s episode–give it a listen! And as a reminder, you can now subscribe to Horns Up on iTunes and YouTube! See the links below the video for details.

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Just the Tip: May 13’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday! Here are the albums we’ll be talking about on this week’s podcast:


May 13, 2014

Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore)

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Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed (Nuclear Blast)

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Prong – Ruining Lives (Steamhammer/SPV)

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Vallenfyre – Splinters (Century Media)

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Take a listen for yourselves and then check back for our thoughts this Friday in Episode 6!

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