I worked in Boston today. Therefore, I am tired.
- In This Moment have announced their seventh album, Mother, will be out on March 27th via Roadrunner/Atlantic. A video for the first single, “The In-Between” is available now. Upcoming tour dates, as well.
- A whole bunch of videos today that I’m going to share because time is short. The first comes from Envy, for “A Faint New World”. I’ve had a chance to listen to The Fallen Crimson (out of February 7th through Pelagic Records), and it is awesome.
- The next one comes from German thrash group Surgical Strike. Their debut, titled Part of a Sick World, is out this coming Friday on Metalville Records. Anyway, here is the video for “Not In This Life.”
- Lastly, we have 1349‘s video for “Through Eyes of Stone”. The Infernal Pathway was released last October and if you weren’t already aware… it’s quite good.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
For over twenty years, Hungarian/Scottish experimental metal band Thy Catafalque have been working tirelessly to posit just how far one can push the genre of metal before it becomes something entirely new and outside the range of classification entirely. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and sole member Tamás Kátai is back with Thy Catafalque’s ninth album Naiv, which he classifies as “the least metal material in the history of the band.” Aided by a slew of new and returning collaborators, this album certainly stretches the idea of what metal is capable of, while still being plenty heavy and assaulting. Continue reading
Last week I was reminded that it’s always the small things, the seemingly inconsequential details that usually make the biggest impact. So much so that I’m still thinking about it. Translation here: put an emphasis on the small things and little details, trust me. Any way, NEW METAL is why we’re here and this week is the first ridiculously memorable one of 2020 so take notes. Or just read and click. Whatever. Moving on, we’ve got raunchy and raucous new stuff from Midnight, caustic blackened noise from T.O.M.B., technical death metal (not tech-death) mastery from Defiled, and sweepingly epic experimental metal from Nero Di Marte. Get some. Continue reading
Slow day today, let’s see what I can dig up.
- Of course we’re going to start with a DragonForce tour! The recently announced headlining dates in the U.S. will include support from Unleash The Archers and Visions Of Atlantis. Actually, I think this is old news, but I just saw it in my inbox today. Oh well!
- Creeping Death have some dates coming up that I should remind you of. They’re joining The Acacia Strain on select dates in February, March, and April. Before that, however, they have a week of headlining dates kicking off tomorrow with Sanguisugabogg. Finally, they’ll be performing at Oblivion Access in early June down in Austin, TX. That’s pretty dope, not gonna lie.
- I really like Tombs so I’m going to drop in this new track that was shared over at Revolver today. It’s called “The Dark Rift”. The Monarchy of Shadows EP drops on February 28th via Season of Mist.
- Finally, we will close with a new video from We Came As Romans for “From The First Note”. It’s one of the first two tracks released since the passing of singer Kyle Pavone back in August 2018. Give it a watch below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Ok, back in the swing of things.
- Let’s start with my favorite thing of all time today. Kvelertak have dropped a new song and video called “Crack of Doom”. Better yet? It features Mastodon’s Troy Sanders. Splid is out February 14th through Rise Records.
- My Dying Bride have opened 2020 with some good news. Their next album, The Ghost Of Orion, will be out in March. At the end of this week, they are planning to drop a new music video for a song called “Your Broken Shore” as well.
- Gargoyl have signed on with Season of Mist (which is a decision I will always support, of course). And in line with that, they are planning a new album and some live performances later this year.
- Finally, let’s wrap all this up with a new animated video from Moloken for a song called “Unbearable”. Their next album, Unveilance of Dark Matter drops on January 31st.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”