CANTO: Houston Open Air, more on Agalloch, and an update from Dave Lombardo


“Your heart is barren flame. You keep it above your head. Like a torch gone black, you dig in the dark, you dig in the dark.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Initial Descent: April 29, 2016

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Last Initial Descent post of April! Seriously, where the hell’s this year gone? We don’t even have a month left until MDF? Jeez. Anyway, some good stuff in the queue today. Fallujah‘s dropping a new album — hopefully with better production than the last one? Maybe? — and we’ve also got new stuff from hardcore legends Discharge (speaking of MDF!), as well as AllfatherLord Mantis and a whole slew of others. So let’s not waste any more time — here’s what’s on tap for Friday, April 29:
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CANTO: A new Killswitch Engage tour, a new track from The Resistance, and more


Hi gang. I took yesterday off because it was a day off work and I was in good company. And also because I’m pretty convinced you can all survive a day without me. Maybe I’m wrong.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: A 2016 Ghost tour, Rocklahoma bands, and more!


I’m not good at getting these done consistently anymore.

  • Ghost is back on tour! If you missed them back in 2015, you’re in luck. They’re stringing together a run of shows April and May of this year.
  • Blake Judd is back! Well, back on the internet at least. Apparently he is done with drugs and music for good. I wonder what 2016 will end up bringing him…
  • The Rocklahoma band lineup has been announced. Headliners include Scorpions, Disturbed, and Rob Zombie. How about a nice tall glass of ‘no thank you?’
  • So, this is new. It looks like you can now get Slipknot action figures, if you’re into that. Not all of them, because why would there be any kind of logic in this?
  • Oranssi Pazuzu have released a new track from their upcoming Värähtelijä, which drops on February 20th. The song is called “Hypnotisoitu Viharukous” and it’s amazing.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Slayer beer, the cost of meeting Tool, and new Swallow the Sun


It’s a Friday in which I stayed home sick, so lucky for everyone, I am willing to do this today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey