CANTO: Carnation, Fen, Grand Cadaver, and More

We’ll have content again one of these days, I promise.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Hexvessel, Induction, Sirenia, and More

My favorite Thursday night sentence: Last canto of the week! (Just kidding… or am I?)

  • Hexvessel are returning with their sixth album on September 22, titled Polar Veil, which will be out through Svart Records. Check out this clip for “Older Than The Gods” right here.
  • Symphonic power metal crew Induction shared a new track, “A Call Beyond”, the visualizer for which can be seen here. That comes about six months after the release of their sophomore album, Born From Fire, which is available through Atomic Fire.
  • I’ve seen some hype surrounding Divide and Dissolve, so let’s go there next. Systemic is out on June 30 through Invada Records, and a clip for the new track, “Indignation”, can be found here.
  • Tenhi released a lyric video for “Elokuun linnut”, a track from the upcoming Valkama. That new album is slated for a June 9 release through Prophecy Productions.
  • And we’ll close with some more symphonic stuff, because why not? Sirenia is dropping 1977 tomorrow, so here’s the performance video for the third single from that, “Wintry Heart”. That album is out through Napalm Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Album Review: Botanist — “VIII: Selenotrope”

There is no other band out there like Botanist.  A lot of bands make this claim for themselves, and for most of them it is more or less true, but in this case there is no denying it: there is no other band out there like Botanist.  From the aesthetics to the instrumentation to the execution, everything about this project is both wholly unique and contrary to the dour, sometimes hostile black metal that this project shares its roots with, pun very much intended.  On VIII: Selenotrope, mastermind Otrebor returns to solo recording and expands the already inventive music they are known for.

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CANTO: Saturnus, Alcatrazz, Lucifer, and More

I just. Need. To get. To the weekend.

  • Kicking things off, we have Saturnus. Today they shared “Breathe New Life”, which serves as the first single taken from their upcoming new album. Give it a listen here. The Storm Within is set for a June 16 release through Prophecy Productions.
  • 1914 is reissuing Eschatology of War on August 4 through Napalm Records, the preorder link for which can be found here. Not gonna lie, those variants are pretty sick. Unfortunately, since I never received my copy of Where Fear and Weapons Meet, I think I’ll be sitting this one out.
  • Lucifer is under Nuclear Blast these days, and to mark their first material with the label they unveiled a video for a new single titled “A Coffin Has No Silver Lining (The Sistine Version)”. Give it a watch and listen.
  • We’ll close out with the new video and single from Alcatrazz, “Bring On The Rawk”. Their forthcoming album, Take No Prisoners, is out this coming Friday (May 19) through Silver Lining Music.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: 1476, Radiant Knife, Roadwolf, and More

I’m only a little late today, that’s a slight improvement… right?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”