I’m ready for another vacation… only one more day!
Schammasch are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Sic Lvceat Lvx with a new vinyl reissue. It will officially be out on January 22 through Prosthetic Records, and you can drop your pre-order in right here.
Let’s talk about something near and dear to my heart; it’s October and nearly Halloween. ‘Tis the season for horror of all sorts, skulls and pumpkins, and fall vistas that look like the intro to many of the early Halloween movies. At least we’ve got that to get excited about. But also, it’s Monday which means new metal time so there’s another happy thing. This week brings us the next chapter of Pallbearer‘s trajectory which finds them back at their concise and to the point doom but, really, better than ever. Next up is a twofer of death metal starting with the brutal sort with Distant and the old school, rattle the coffins sort with Undeath. And, closing out the top spots is an alcohol fueled, four-on-the-floor, sinewy metal return from Raging Speedhorn. Better get your nasty decorating done and your costumes ready, or, just line up a long list of deliciously vicious horror movies. Dig in below for the rest of the new metal, tons to explore.
Huxley once said “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” Think about that for a second, the current perspective is surreal. Anyway, another load of new metal this week and a load of it presented below is, yet again, outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, the death metal dream duo of Johansson & Speckmann deliver their fifth full length, Tennessee’s tech-death titans Inferi roll out an EP, Venom Prison offer up a collection of re-recorded EP’s and two new tracks, and an anthemic yet melodic post-punk return from Bootblacks. Read through the list, pick out several that strike a chord, then go give them your support. They’ll appreciate it and you’ll have some shiny new tunes to enjoy, SCORE.
Plans for the long weekend? Just kidding. I don’t care.
So we gotta open with the latest from Spirit Adrift. The newest single from Enlightened In Eternity, titled “Astral Levitation”, is available now. That album drops on October 16th through 20 Buck Spin.
Infera Bruo also shared a new single from the upcoming new album, Rites Of The Nameless. This one is called “The Breath of Chaos” and a reminder that album is out on October 16th through Prosthetic Records.
Helms Alee dropped a new video today, so we’re going to jump into the weekend on that note. Below is the clip for “Lay Waste Child”. Noctiluca dropped last year on Sargent House. It’s only a couple bucks on Bandcamp right now so go buy it.
Cradle of Filth have announced a live stream event on Halloween, performed in St. Mary’s Church. This sounds… delightful. Get your tickets here. Side note: how is Halloween already a topic of discussion again? What a strange year.
Clayman turned 20 today, and we all know In Flames celebrated the occasion with an anniversary edition of the record, complete with a few re-recordings. One of which was “Only For The Weak”. Say what you will about the new version, but this video hits me in all the nostalgic feels.