CANTO: Dream Unending, Revocation, Rebel Wizard, and More

Revocation

The inbox has been blowing up today, which means there has to be some good stuff in there.

  • Dream Unending made waves last year with their debut, Tide Turns Eternal. And now, less than a year from that release, it’s time to prepare for their sophomore effort. Song of Salvation drops on November 11th through 20 Buck Spin, and “Secret Grief” is streaming now.
  • Fallujah released Empyrean today through Nuclear Blast (it’s quite good), and to mark the occasion they shared a new visualizer for “Mindless Omnipotent Master”. Give it a watch here. And if you need more reading material around that album, here’s Ian’s review.
  • Rebel Wizard is releasing a compilation vinyl titled The Warning of Three on September 23rd through Prosthetic Records. It will feature a collection of songs originally only released digitally, and pre-orders are up here. You can also check out a visualizer for “Floating Forward with Closed Eyes Filled with Light” here.
  • To jump into the weekend, we’ll close with the latest from Revocation. The video for “Nihilistic Violence” is below, a track obviously taken from Netherheaven. Their latest album dropped today through Metal Blade.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Black Anvil, Ingested, Judicator, and More

This week, much like last week, can go right in the fucking shredder.

  • Ingested are releasing Ashes Lie Still on November 4th through Metal Blade, and today they unveiled the video for “Tides of Glass”. It’s awesome. Be sure to catch them on tour with Lorna Shore this coming October and November.
  • Going in a bit of a different direction, Judicator have announced details surrounding their new album. The Majesty of Decay is set for a November 25th release through Prosthetic Records. The lead single, “The High Priestess”, is streaming over at Metal Injection.
  • Florida black/doom metal collective Worm are releasing a new EP on October 28th through 20 Buck Spin, titled Bluenothing. I really enjoyed Foreverglade from last year, so yes I’m excited about this. Anyway, here’s a teaser for ya.
  • We’re going to close the day, and maybe my week, with the second track from Black Anvil off of Regenesis. This one is titled “8 Bit Terror”, and you can see the video for it below. For what it’s worth, I enjoy this track much more than the last offering. That album drops on November 4th through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Threshold, Therion, Slugcrust, and More

Life is getting weird, folks. But with weirdness comes opportunity? Something like that.

  • To kick things off on this bizarre Friday of a bizarre week, we have new stuff from Threshold. The progressive metallers are releasing Dividing Lines on November 18th through Nuclear Blast, and today they unveiled the second single from that album, titled “King Of Nothing”.
  • Screw it, let’s grab another one off the Nuclear Blast pile. Therion just released “Pazuzu”, the latest single from Leviathan II. That drops on October 28th. So if you’re looking for some symphonic metal going into your weekend, you may as well start here.
  • It was Dead End Kings that officially got me hooked on Katatonia… forever. So I’m happy to announce that Peaceville is releasing the 10th anniversary of that incredible album on November 11th. And I truly cannot believe that release was 10 years ago. Anyway, here’s a preview link.
  • Closing out with something from the Prosthetic camp, we have the latest from Slugcrust. Their debut album, Ecocide, is out on September 9th, and the video for “Demise Promise” is available right below. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Katatonia, The Otolith, Kampfar, and More

I really wanted to get to this yesterday because there was plenty of good stuff going on, but alas, I guess I’ll share all that a day late.

  • For instance, this Katatonia tour with The Ocean is one that I absolutely cannot miss. The dates are in November, and you can bet I’m going to be attending at least one of them. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Let’s transition to something a little different. In the cybergrind world, we have the latest stuff from Thotcrime, a new track titled “Critical Codependence”, which is streaming over at Brooklyn Vegan. That’s taken from D1G1T4L_DR1FT, which drops on October 28th through Prosthetic Records.
  • And then we have The Otolith, a band I had the pleasure of checking out at FITM. Their debut album, Folium Limina is set for an October 21st release through Blues Funeral Recordings. The first single, “Sing No Coda”, can be streamed pretty much anywhere.
  • And closing out our Wednesday that feels like it should be a Friday, we have something new from Kampfar. Give “Flammen fra Nord” a listen below. Pre-order Til Klovers Takt right here. That drops on November 11.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Psycroptic — “Divine Council”

Psycroptic - Divine Council

I’ve gotta admit, I had no idea that Psycroptic has been around as long as they have until I listened to Buke’s interview with drummer Dave Haley (go and listen to it, like, now).  I have listened to them before, but my introduction to them came from 2018’s As the Kingdom Drowns, and the reason I checked that album out in the first place was because the cover art was created by Mariusz Lewandowski (maaaaaaaan, RIP).  Of course, when I listened, I was blown away by the deft mix of tech and death metal, and when I saw we got the promo for Divine Council, it was a no-brainer for me to grab it.

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