CANTO: Rotting Christ, Chrome Waves, Rotten Sound, and More

Let’s build that empire. Or some semblance of one.

  • Rotting Christ surprised us with a new EP today, titled The Apocryphal Spells, Vol. I. That collection, available through Century Media, features studio and live bonus tracks that were previously only available physically. Give it a listen here.
  • Chrome Waves have signed on with M-Theory Audio, and revealed a new video and single titled “Under the Weight of a Billion Souls”. That’s the first taste of an upcoming new album, which is expected sometime in 2023.
  • And we’ll make sure our Thursday includes a little bit of grind. Here is the new song from Rotten Sound, titled “Sharing”. That track is taken from their recently announced new album, Apocalypse, which is set for a March 31 release through Season of Mist.
  • Lastly, we’ll go with the new video from Heroes And Monsters for “Let’s Ride It.” Give it a watch below. Their self-titled debut album will be out on January 20, which you can pick up here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Enslaved, Insomnium, The Acacia Strain, and More

I’ve been listening to the new Misþyrming literally all day and… god damn is it delicious.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Khemmis, Rotting Christ, Psychonaut, and More

I am intrigued by the tour announcements that have emerged today.

  • First off, we have Khemmis on the road with WAKE and Conjurer next April and May. The date closest to me is May 4th, and I leave May 5th for Ireland… but we’ll see what I can pull off. Anyway, tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
  • And then we have Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, Uada, and Gaerea. Those dates are also in North America, and fall in February and March. This one I should be able to pull off with fewer logistical challenges. Ticket links for each date on that run can be found here.
  • Pagan metal crew Heidevolk released a new single, along with a music video, titled “Drink met de Goden (Walhalla)”. That’s taken from their upcoming new album, Wederkeer, which is slated for a February 24 release through Napalm Records.
  • Violate Consensus Reality has been one of my favorite releases in 2022 (more on that in the coming weeks), so today we’re going to close out with the new Psychonaut video for “Hope”. Give it a watch below. That album is out now through Pelagic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Concert Review: Devastation on the Nation, 5.6.2022

And just like that, my second (metal) show since the start of The End Times is in the books! This time around, I had the privilege of the covering the Manchester, NH date of the absolutely stacked 2022 edition of Devastation on the Nation. Rotting Christ headlined a massive six band bill, featuring the likes of Borknagar, Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, Vale of Pnath, and Stormruler. It was a long, hot, exhausting night, but one in which each performance was memorable and well-worth the investment in time. I’ll do my best to highlight the experience without taking up too much of anyone’s time. Here we go…

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CANTO: Rotting Christ, Mournful Congregation, Tribulation, and More

Lots of fun stuff emerged today!

  • And we’ll lead off with Mournful Congregation. The Exuviae Of Gods – Part I EP is coming on May 27th through 20 Buck Spin, and a preview of that effort is ready for your consumption here.
  • From there, we should probably check out the new digital single from Tribulation, titled “The Dhampir”, which is meant to serve as a final sequel to Where the Gloom Becomes Sound. Give it a listen here.
  • Vile Creature and Bismuth dropped a surprised collaboration, A Hymn of Loss and Hope. This project was originally set for the 2020 edition of Roadburn, and now they’ve regrouped on it for the 2022 festival. Awesome.
  • Conjurer unveiled a new video, the first of a couple we’ll share today. Check out the clip for “Rot” here. Pathos is out on July 1st through Nuclear Blast.
  • We’re going to end the day with the awesome new single from Rotting Christ, which features Lars Nedland of Borknagar. It’s titled “Holy Mountain”, and it is all kinds of fun. This happens to be exactly what I needed in my life today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”