CANTO: Lantlos, Amenra, Silver Lake, and More

The announcements today are… substantial.

  • Unreqvited are releasing a new album on August 13th through Prophecy Productions titled Beautiful Ghosts, which is basically the most Unreqvited album name ever. You can pre-order it here, and check out the first single off that album, “Autumn & Everley”, right here.
  • Ok, so it was a big day for Prophecy, with Lantlos also making an album announcement. Wildhund will be out on July 30th, so we won’t need to wait quite as long for that one. And of course, these announcements usually come with new tunes, so here’s the impressive new video for “Lake Fantasy”.
  • Remember that epic tour scheduled for last year that featured the likes of Megadeth, In Flames, Lamb of God, and Trivium? Well, those dates have been rescheduled to this August and September. This tour would be a monstrous way to welcome concerts back in 2021, so fingers crossed it all works out. Tickets go on sale Friday.
  • The debut album from Silver Lake (Esa Holopainen), drops on May 28th through Nuclear Blast. Check out the second trailer for that album here, which includes discussion about the guest appearances on the self-titled debut. Trust me, it’s worth the five minutes of your time.
  • Lastly, and definitely most importantly (to me), is the news from Amenra. Their next full-length, De Doorn, is set for a June 25th release through Relapse Records. Pre-order it here, but just a heads up that a lot of the good stuff is sold out already (I helped that cause). This also came with a new track and video, “De Evenmens”. Needless to say, it is incredible on every front. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Rainbows in the Dark: NOÊTA — “Elm”

Sylvia Plath, despite being an iconic figure in poetry and American literature, was a relatively unappreciated figure in her own time.  It took her unfortunate and heartbreaking suicide to really draw attention to what a giant spirit and an unmatched gift with words she had, but now her name stands with the greats of history, giving inspiration to so many, inside and outside of literature.  It is from her legacy that the Norwegian/Swedish duo NOÊTA draw inspiration for their sophomore release Elm, the title of which references a poem Plath wrote mere months before her death.

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Rainbows in the Dark: Deine Lakaien — “Dual”

Well, wouldn’t you know it, we’ve got ourselves a double header here.  And what better to round out this double feature than with a double album, appropriately titled Dual.  It might be a coincidence that we’re running this today, but it’s no coincidence that German darkwave pioneers and masters Deine Lakaien are commemorating their thirty-five-year career and tenth overall release with a sprawling double album of new work and ingeniously imagined covers of a breadth of artists that may just leave you scratching your head.  Rest assured, if anyone can handle it, it would be the masters of the craft.

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CANTO: Dornenreich, Windir, Small Town Titans, and More

Long day, but now I get to watch Champions League and purge the inbox. Wooooo…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Darkest Hour, Accept, Depths Of Hatred, and More

I feel like this week didn’t really happen… is that healthy?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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