Best of 2020: Chris’s List

Best of 2020

If you’re reading this there are two possibilities at play, either of which warrant a hearty congratulations:

  1. It’s the end of the year, and you found the strength, courage and forbearance to get through the infested muck that was 2020.  Congratulations!  I don’t know what 2021 will bring, but let’s put the future aside for a moment and just revel in survival, and talk about some great music.
  2. It’s an indeterminate time in the future, after the apocalypse, and the collective hive mind has integrated into the data streams and come across this post in a random search string query to ascertain various data points about the distant past.  Congratulations!  I’m not alive to know what the Time Lords have in mind for the future, but let’s put that aside for a moment and just revel in whatever constitutes life in your existence, and talk about some great music.

Either way, it’s list time… Continue reading

CANTO: Sumac, Sepultura, Bask, and More

The snow has officially fallen. Not upset.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Bergeton, Sepultura, Carnation, and More

I am so very tired today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Fight The Fight, Oceans Of Slumber, Fates Warning, and More

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I’m ready for a beer or seven.

  • Fight The Fight dropped another new track from their upcoming sophomore release, Deliverance, which is out September 18th through Blacklight Media Records (North America). This one is called “Ritual” and you can stream it here.
  • Fates Warning have revealed details behind their next album. Long Day Good Night will be out on November 6th through Metal Blade Records. You can pre-order that one right here. There’s a new track in there as well!
  • Those SepulQuatra Sessions are always fun, so let’s make sure we catch tomorrow’s edition, which features Alex Skolnick of Testament. There will be a live Q&A as well as a performance of “Vandals Nest”.
  • Oceans Of Slumber have released the fourth single from their upcoming self-titled new album, which drops on September 4th through Century Media. Check out “To the Sea (A Tolling of the Bells)” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Mastodon, Black Magnet, Sentencia, and More

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I guess I’m back in the regular routine again. How exciting.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb