CANTO: Soen, Sanguisugabogg, Sylvaine, and More

Soen


Word on the street is that it’s going to snow overnight. That’s wild.

  • Leading off, we have a new performance video from Soen for “Fortune”. That’s the latest material taken from Atlantis, their new concert film, which drops this coming Friday through Silver Lining Music. That track, of course, is originally taken from 2021’s Imperial.
  • Next we have Sanguisugabogg, who have set February 3 as the release date for Homicidal Ecstasy. That album will be out through Century Media, and a video for “Pissed” is available here.
  • Spiritbox have announced “The Eternal Blue Tour 2023”, set to run in April and May. Support will be in the form of After The Burial and Intervals, and tickets for those dates go on sale this coming Friday at this location.
  • And closing out, we have the new music video from Sylvaine for “Everything Must Come To An End”. That track is taken from her latest, Nova, which dropped earlier this year through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Goatwhore, Soen, Stormruler, and More

Goatwhore

Two more work days until another break. Is it bad that this is my attitude these days?

  • Soen unveiled a cover of Slipknot’s “Snuff” today, and that’s as good of a place to start as any. Give the performance video a watch here. That is taken from their forthcoming release, Atlantis, which is out on November 18th through Silver Lining Music.
  • Stormruler has been one of my favorite recent discoveries, and with the release of Sacred Rites & Black Magick coming this Friday, I think dropping in the new lyric video for “Upon Frozen Shores” is appropriate. That album will be out through Napalm Records.
  • Like Ants And Snakes, the latest from Mord’A’Stigmata, is on my list of shit to check out this week. I just haven’t yet. So let’s at least give “I am the Arm” a listen while we have a couple of minutes. That album is out on November 4th through Pagan Records.
  • Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, the latest from Goatwhore, is absolutely incredible. So naturally, the best way to wrap up the day is with the new video for the title-track, which you can see below. That album is out now through Metal Blade.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Seputus, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Majestic Downfall, and More

Alright, it’s Bandcamp Friday. What did everyone snag today?

  • An Autumn For Crippled Children have a new album dropping on May 21st. Their second release as part of the Prosthetic Records roster will be called As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes, and pre-orders are available here. A new single, “Carefully Breathing”, is also available at that link… while you’re at it.
  • Majestic Downfall have nailed down a release date for their new album. Their sixth album, Aorta, will be out on May 21st as well, through Personal Records. Listen to a new track called “Roberta”, and get your pre-order/wishlist-ing on, over at Bandcamp now.
  • And the final album announcement for the day comes from Seputus. The extreme metal trio is releasing Phantom Indigo on June 4th via Willowtip, their first album since 2016’s Man Does Not Give. Check out the first track from that album, “The Learned Response”, which features Dan Garguilo of Artificial Brain.
  • Last but certainly not least, we close with the new music video from Soen for “Deceiver”. That track is taken from their latest album, Imperial, which is available now through Silver Lining Music. Curiously, that’s an album I still haven’t explored this year. Big problem.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Soen — “Imperial”

Soen - Imperial

I bloody hate snakes. I don’t wanna look at them and I don’t want them anywhere near me. However, if there’s an exception that makes me excited, it’s this black mamba on the cover of Soen‘s new album. Their previous release, Lotus, was my favourite album of 2019 and naturally I have massive expectations of Imperial. This will be the fifth full-length album for the Swedish supergroup, founded by ex-Opeth man Martin Lopez and vocalist Joel Ekelöf.

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Initial Descent: January 24 – 30, 2021

Tribulation

I don’t know if the best of 2020 glut has me temporarily bloated on music or what, but it’s been tough to really focus on new albums for more than a cursory spin. Instead, I’ve been catching up on some long overdue reading and burning the midnight oil in the mountains and it’s been a head clearer, to say the least. However, this week’s new release haul has offered at least a few that have me refocused and paying close attention. The first of which is the new gothic barnburner from Tribulation, progressive metallers Soen have given reason to pause, neofolk group Rome give much to reflect on as well as a bevy of amazing tracks, and Werewolves’ brand of intense yet melodic yet groovy death metal has been loads of fun. So, you could say that just when I need it the most, the artists have come through with precisely what I need and right on time. Obviously, there’s a ton more included below so there’s something here for everyone. Thrill of the hunt type of deal. Or whatever. Just do it.

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