Donuts & CANTO: Rammstein, Mötley Crüe, Taake and more!

Rammstein

March 27, 2017

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

  • As always, a whole bunch of bands dropped new records on Friday, including PallbearerMemoriam and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list.
  • Rammstein have added dates in Chicago and Dallas to their limited U.S. run set to take place this summer. I was contemplating the Jones Beach gig — even though Jones Beach is the literal worst — until I took a look at StubHub and saw that even nosebleeds were going for $180 a pop. So, much as I’d like to see them a third time…nah.
  • It looks like Netflix is in talks to land the film adaptation of Mötley Crüe‘s autobiography, The Dirt — which I didn’t even realize was still a thing. When I was a freshman in high school, this was being talked about with Val Kilmer playing David Lee Roth. Now Kilmer can play present-day Vince Neil.
  • Holy shit, you guys, Taake have announced another U.S. tour. That’s the second in as many years. Holy shit. I can’t even snark about this, I’m just too excited.
  • Anathema have announced their new albumThe Optimist. The album, the band’s eleventh, will be out June 9 on Kscope Records. BRB, Corey and I need to go change our pants.
  • For some reason, Quiet Riot has a new lineup, and I guess it did stuff over the weekend. Why does this exist. Why.
  • And finally, Ghost debuted an (allegedly) all-new lineup at a gig in the UK over the weekend. Here’s the performance of “Square Hammer” from that performance:

This is “all-new” in the same way that the sky is green and puppies aren’t adorable. But it’s okay, because “Square Hammer” is still totally kickass. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Tribulation, Rammstein, Crowbar, and more

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“This ritual must never end. The blood runs warm from the sacrificial shrine. Inflicting open wounds as dirty claws grab her trembling fucking neck.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circle ov… Chicago Open Air

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Wait, wasn’t this like… a month ago? Yes. Yes it was. But you see, while Chicago Open Air delivered it’s moments, I never felt the obligation to cover the festival in writing. It was a decent experience but not an event that will end up going down in history. Some of the bands performed well, many of them I skipped, and basic logistics were a nightmare at the venue, so I mean… not the best. But my time in Chicago (first time, mind you) was awesome. So I decided I would use this particular piece of rotating content to cover some of my highlights from the weekend. Continue reading

CANTO: Chicago Open Air happenings and a handful of tours

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“Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles ov… America!

americaAlright, look. I’m not the most patriotic guy out there. In fact, I think national pride in general is a bit ridiculous. But it’s the 4th of July. It’s America’s Birthday. That’s something we need to celebrate, right? Right?? I’m taking advantage of this situation to compile a very special list of songs that come to mind as I drink away this “holiday”. Continue reading