CANTO: Drama at Metal Magic Fest, Whitechapel/Suicide Silence tour, and more

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“I received your light, I received your wound, as a funeral rite for a heart entombed. As stigmata, envoys of the grave of holy creed. As your hand demands to fear, your canon requires to persevere. To claim the heart of those pierced by such immense deceit.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Black metal street performances for the win. Other stuff, too.

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No but really, this new stuff from Dead to a Dying World is absolutely amazing.

I mean real weird. But appreciated.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Cobalt gets a new frontman, Revocation gets a new drummer, and more!

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(Image via Profound Lore)

FRIDAY! That is all. Actually no, that’s not all. I’m seeing Rush tomorrow and couldn’t be more pumped for this weekend. There…that’s all. Let’s do some Canto, shall we?

  • Remember when Erik Wunder kicked Phil McSorley out of Cobalt for being a racist piece of shit? Well, he’s found someone new: ex-Lord Mantis frontman Charlie Fell!
  • Speaking of lineup changes: Revocation have found a replacement for drummer Phil Dubois–it’s Ash Pearson from 3 Inches of Blood. Convenient, since those guys won’t be around much longer anyhow.
  • The folks at Metal Injection compiled a series of nice tweets from metal musicians reacting positively to today’s landmark gay marriage ruling in the Supreme Court. Hey look, it’s another thing Phil McSorley’s not a part of! (Because batshit)
  • So Shadows Fall is apparently still a thing—who knew?—and they announced some late summer live dates around the Northeast. Nice to see a run of three gigs in a row without a “TBD.”
  • Finally, the Night Flight Orchestra (otherwise known as the dad-rock side project from Soilwork’s Björn Strid, Arch Enemy’s Sharlee D’Angelo and others) posted a live video of their new song “Living for the Nighttime.” And the song’s kickass, so you should watch it:

These guys should do things here in the States. Soon. Anyway, I’m out, kids. Enjoy the weekend!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: God Hating on Rock Am Ring, Apple Music Becoming a Thing, and New Lamb of God!

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We have reached yet another week. I am just now realizing that I totally spaced on yesterday’s weekly review and, strangely, I’m not broken up about it in the slightest.

For the most part… it’s quite good.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Album “Review:” All That Remains – “The Order of Things”

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Afternoon, y’all. So remember that time that we loved the new Blind Guardian album so much that we decided to live-blog it? Well good news for you all—we also do that for albums we hate! And in this case, that means The Order of Things, the seventh studio album from questionably metal New Englanders All That Remains. Yes, somehow Phil Labonte has managed to avoid stupiding them to death, and much to the dismay of both the communities of metal and sensible thought, they are still a band. You can probably guess where this thing’s headed, so let’s go ahead and get started, shall we?

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