Best of 2017: Grethor

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We kicked off the “best of 2017” season earlier this week with a massive playlist of staff favorites and now begins the cavalcade of lists. We will of course feature staff lists but also guest lists from bands, PR folks and others so stay tuned for all of what’s to come. Today, we begin with Grethor, an extreme black / death metal band from Virginia who have a sizable list of EP’s under their belt but also will be releasing their debut full length, Damnatio Memoriae, on January 26, 2018 via Edgewood Arsenal. The band has come together to share their ten favorite albums so head inside to see what they chose. Continue reading

CANTO: Aura Noir, Septicflesh, Watain, and more!

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10/3/2017. It’s October now. I skipped Monday because I forgot.

No video today, sorry.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Donuts & CANTO: Septicflesh, Devin Townsend, Gene Simmons and more!

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Septicflesh

June 15, 2017

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

    • Leading off, Septicflesh have announced their new album, Codex Omega, which will drop September 1 via Prosthetic Records. You can check out the new single, “Dante’s Inferno,” here. If you like Septicflesh, you should do that. If you don’t, this probably won’t change your mind. But good for them either way.

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Initial Descent: August 5, 2016

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Chicago’s Russian Circles release their new album, Guidance, on August 5. (Photo by Nicholas Sayers)

Morning, kiddos. It’s a pretty cool Friday, all things considered. For one, it’s my last day at my job. For another, I just had my brain annihilated by Carcass, Ghoul and Night Demon last night at the Gramercy Theatre. (Also, Crowbar played.) You might say I’m kinda jacked on this week, and you’d be right. Factor in some new metal on top of that? Game on. So what’ve we got this week?

Well, we start with Guidance, the new, sixth album from Chicago instrumental trio Russian Circles. Beyond that? All manner of things: VukariNecromancing the Stone (which my colleague Manny-O-War is super high on), Bloody Hammers (with whom my other colleague Tenebrous Kate had an awesome interview)…you name it. Beginning this week, we’re also expanding our “Other New Releases of Note” section to cover even more new releases. Want your band featured in an upcoming edition? Send us your info! We’ve added a new submission form at the very end of the post to do just that.

Exciting stuff all around. But for now, let’s focus on this week — here’s what’s on tap:
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CANTO: Aftershock Festival lineup, updates from Septicflesh, and a new video from The Oath

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“I had this dream, our planet surviving. The guiding stars always glowing. And all the wealths, the fates of the countries, they’re all rebuilding at the same time. I never fell and always believed it. We could evolve and get older, open thy eyes and let all this flow in. Now see a new hope is growing inside.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey