I wasn’t planning on this post today, but work decided to be less shitty than I anticipated so here we are!
Threshold are releasing their 12th full-length album, which will be titled Dividing Lines, on November 18th through Nuclear Blast. Get your first sampling from that album with the new video for “Silenced”.
Abhor is a band that calls back to my early blogging days, so I’m happy to hear about their upcoming new material. Sex Sex Sex (Ceremonia Daemonis Antichristi) will be out on September 23rd through Iron Bonehead. Give “Evil Mentor” a listen here.
Michigan metalcore band Of Virtue are releasing a new EP on August 12th coincidentally also called Sinner. That will be available through Arising Empire, and pre-orders are officially live.
I’ve been listening to Övergivenheten a ton these last few days, so let’s close with the latest from Soilwork. Below is the video for “Dream Of Nowhere”. As a reminder, that album is out on August 19th through Nuclear Blast.
Well folks, this is my last post until at least the 26th, as I will be in Wyoming do mountain man stuff followed by Fire In The Mountains stuff. Be well, and I’ll see ya on the other side.
Pink Floyd covers tend to grab my interest, so here’s a version of “Dogs” performed by Cokegoat. You can purchase the single here. They’re also releasing the track through video installments, the first of which can be seen here.
And from there, German hard rock collective Sinner have signed on with the label. A new album, titled Brotherhood, will be released at some point later this year. So we’ll keep eyes out for that one as well.
Watain has a new album dropping on April 29th through Nuclear Blast titled The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, and it only makes sense to close with new material from that. Below is the video for the third and final single from that album, “We Remain”.
Fellow album art indulgers, I write this post to you from computer purgatory. I’ve just returned from taking my laptop in for a battery replacement, which apparently requires it be shipped off to a different service facility from which it may or may not actually return. In the absence of my trusty Dell machine, I’m on my new Mac Mini, which I’m still handling with safety gloves until a couple of different external hard drives arrive and I can partition off various files and apps among them. Apparently, you turn 30 and suddenly start giving a damn about not choking your gadgets to death before their time. Who knew?
Anyway, that’s my situation right now. What’s all this have to do with album art? Exactly nothing. (I told you I’m in a bad way with regard to these intro blurbs!) But, the album art part’s coming up now. So, jump in!
Hey friends, little bit late on today’s Throwback Thursday post, because HOORAY DAY JOB. (Seems to be a recurring theme lately, doesn’t it?) Regardless, from the looks of it, August 14 has been kind of a slow day throughout metal history. One thing did stand out, however, and that was that today apparently marks the 12th anniversary of original Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams’ death.
Grasping for straws a bit? You bet I am. Now I no longer really care for Drowning Pool these days (to be honest, I’m kind of surprised they’re still even a band), but you can bet your ass that middle school Dan loved the hell out of their first album, Sinner–the only album to feature Williams on vocals before his tragic death from heart failure at 30. I mean, “Bodies”? “Tear Away”? It was the perfect heavy music for an angsty kid who didn’t know what heavy music really was.
The stuff they did afterwards may as well not even exist–I think they replaced Williams with a guy who actually nicknamed himself Gong, which should tell you all you need to know about post-2002 Drowning Pool. But Sinner will always be fun for a nostalgia listen, so we’ll revisit it today in tribute to Williams. For today’s #tbt, here’s the title track from that album: