CANTO: Black Anvil, Covet, Beartooth, and More

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I own a very needy dog. Casual FYI.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Defiled, Witherfall, Pyrrhon, and More

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And so another week begins!

  • As tours are being canceled left and right, with a few rescheduled dates only just beginning to surface, I saw this and thought it was cool. Full Body Autopsy are putting on a virtual tour where they will stream six different sets over six different nights in April and May. Honestly, I’m all over this idea.
  • Pyrrhon have announced a new album set for release on June 26th. It will be called Abscess Time and will be available through Willowtip Records. You can check out a new track called “Another Day in Paradise” over at Decibel.
  • Witherfall have decided to dabble in the alcohol industry for the creation of the Tempest Red Blend wine. They partnered with California winery, Charlie & Echo, to make this happen. Shipping begins on May 1st and is available to order here.
  • Finally, Defiled have released a live video for “Centuries”. That footage came from their performance in Tokyo back in January of 2019.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Dark Tranquillity, Snow Burial, Barishi, and More

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Week two, reporting from the abyss.

  • Founding guitarist Niklas Sundin is stepping away from Dark Tranquillity. You can read his full post here, but it basically sounds like he wants to trade touring duties for family time, which I understand. It does sound like he will stay involved from a creative standpoint, which is pretty cool.
  • Snow Burial are planning a live stream to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event will take place on March 26th at 8:00pm EST over at the Prosthetic Records Youtube Channel. Cool event, cool cause, we all win.
  • Like everyone else, Sebastian Bach has rescheduled the 2nd leg of his 30th anniversary tour for the album Skid Row. Those new dates have already be set, and they fall from late October through December.
  • Finally, we’ll close with the tasty new track from Barishi titled “The Silent Circle”. Their upcoming new album, Old Smoke, drops on April 24th through Season of Mist. Enjoy.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Green Carnation, Bodom After Midnight, Krater, and More

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These weird times are only getting weirder.

  • Green Carnation has announced that the album release show for Leaves of Yesteryear will be streamed for all to see on May 23rd. No audience members will be present, and yes, that is a result of the current pandemic.
  • What was once Children of Bodom, is now Bodom After Midnight. Yes, the new project from Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg is a CoB spin-off in name. I get it, legally the name had to change and this allows them to maintain branding. I’ll be looking toward to hearing new material, out of curiosity as much as anything.
  • What’s happening in Italy right now is beyond belief. That being said, I have fully enjoyed seeing clips of residents singing from their patios. Even better than that? This dude jamming Slayer’s “Raining Blood.”
  • German black metal crew Krater have dropped a new music video for “Prayer for Demise”. That track was taken from 2019’s Venenare (Eisenwald). So if you want to close with something dark and grim, you sure got it.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: March 15 – 21, 2020

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Look here, it got real out there so everyone please stay safe and well and virus free. And stop HOARDING every damn thing in site. You know the family down the street barely making it by? Yea, that’s the one you’re hurting by being a dick and selling toilet paper and hand sanitizer for 10x face value. I don’t mean YOU, dear reader. Unless YOU have done this. Shame, for shame. Anyway, metal will keep you sane if ordered in the house so let’s get to this week’s list. Kansas City’s answer to damn near perfect sludge by way of hard hitting metal, Hyborian, are back and better than ever, Neck of the Woods show that being slightly progressive with a hint of metalcore and a lot of death metal can be a great thing when done right, Sweven — offshoot of Morbus Chron — have a debut album on tap that forces you to hear death metal through a partially acoustic lens, and it’s AMAZEBALLS, and Lucifer still rock in all the right occultish, 70s inspired, metal ways. Stay safe, well, and loaded with metal. Continue reading