CANTO: Venom, Five Finger Death Punch, A Perfect Circle, and More


I resentfully put this post together tonight.

  • Venom are still doing things apparently. Not sure how I/we are just learning about this now, but their latest album, Storm The Gates, will be out December 14th via Spinefarm Records.
  • I like A Perfect Circle, I really do. But I don’t quite know why they covered AC/DC‘s “Dog Eat Dog”? I supposed it doesn’t really matter what I know. Give it a listen.
  • Five Finger Death Punch have announced their fill-in drummer: Charlie Engen of Scale The Summit. This is a good thing, he’s very talented.
  •  Here’s a video from something called Black Coast, which sounds kinda cool (the name, not the song – I haven’t listened to that yet). The track is called “Ill Minds” and it features on their new EP titled Ill Minds Vol 1 (Primordial Records).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Donuts & CANTO: Eyehategod, Marty Friedman, Aborted and more!

eyehategod band photo

June 14, 2017

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

    • Leading off, according to a Facebook post from Jimmy Bower, Eyehategod have begun recording a new album. From a 14-year wait between albums to…hell, we’re just over three removed from Eyehategod. Improvements!

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Donuts & CANTO: Behemoth, Exodus, Fear Factory and more!


May 9, 2017

Good morning. It’s been a minute. But now that school and final exams are done for the semester, it’s time, once again, to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off with something I know will make our Literati Overlord happy, Behemoth frontman Nergal revealed that the band has started writing the follow-up to 2014’s The Satanist. Unfortunately, we’ll likely have to wait ’til late 2018 to hear it.

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Album Review: North – “Light The Way”


As of today, I am gearing up for only my second show of 2016. An admittedly slow start compared to last year. As a result, it probably goes without saying that hearing the news that The Ocean would not be able accompany Intronaut on their upcoming tour due to visa issues was frustrating. The Ocean was one of the best performances I had experienced a couple years back when they played Pelagial in full. No matter. Learning that Scale the Summit would be jumping on the bill was good news and it’s not like I would skip a show I had already paid for (ok that last part is definitely not a statement I can make). Anyway, it didn’t take long to notice that the other band on this particular bill, North, was set to drop a new album just in time for this run of shows. In my curiosity, and as a means of preparing for this show, I decided to dabble in the sludge metallers for the first time through their new album titled Light The Way. And overall, it is an impressive display of sludge and doom that should set the stage (pun intended) nicely for their companions on this tour.

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CANTO: Updates from Moonsorrow, Skeletonwitch, and a new project called Katla


I’m on a bus. I’m on a bus. Bored out of my mind. Doing Canto before drinking with NYC people. I’m on a bus.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey