CANTO: Genghis Tron, Mono, ’68, and More

Confirmed that it is going to be a very long week indeed.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Empyrium, Scardust, TesseracT, and More

At least the Champions League matches have been entertaining today.

  • TesseracT have released details for P O R T A L S, a live cinematic experience. That event will take place on December 12th, and will include some pre-show activities as well. You can scoop up a ticket here.
  • Boris and Merzbow have come together for 2R0I2P0, a collaborative album scheduled for a December 11th release through Relapse Records. Check out this cover of “Boris” right now.
  • Empyrium have announced a new album, Über den Sternen, which is set for a February 26th release through Prophecy. Check out the title-track from that album right now.
  • Finally, a new video from Scardust for “Break The Ice”. Strangers is out now on M-Theory Audio.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Amenra, Gaerea, Harakiri For The Sky, and More

What a freaking day. But it’s all good… back on trails tomorrow.

  • Amenra have signed on with Relapse Records and are preparing for a new full-length album sometime in 2021. This is one of my favorite projects going, so I’m excited about this news.
  • We have a whole slew of new tracks and/or videos to share. Let’s start with Katla, who released a new track from their upcoming EP, Blótar gömlu goðin. This one is called “Farg”, which refers to a heavy burden. As a heads up, that EP is only available with premium editions of the upcoming full-lengh, Allt þetta helvítis myrkur, which is out on November 13th.
  • And then we have Harakiri For The Sky, who are releasing their next album, Mӕre, early next year through AOP Records. Check out the video for “I, Pallbearer”, from that upcoming release.
  • Finally, Gaerea, who released a new music video for “Urge”. That track is taken from Limbo, which dropped earlier this year through Season of Mist. And if you haven’t checked it out in full yet, you’re missing out.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Völur, Ilsa, Amon Amarth, and More

Not really sure what to say here today. Where even am I?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Pig Destroyer — “The Octagonal Stairway”

Pig Destroyer - The Octagonal Stairway

Grindcore isn’t really a genre where bands are known for taking risks and pushing the envelope, but Pig Destroyer have always been the exception to that generalization.  Mixing whiplash grindcore with thrash riffs, doom atmosphere, harsh noise, thoughtful lyrics and smart songwriting, all while staying true to grind’s fast and furious structure might seem like a challenge but they’ve always made it seem like second nature.  This is no less true on the band’s upcoming EP The Octagonal Stairway, which sees them take their newly (relatively) expanded lineup and hone the edges into a razor sharp focus.

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