CANTO: Falls of Rauros, Meshuggah, Ingested, and More

Extended weekend, just in time for a sanity check.

  • Missed this yesterday, but Venom Prison released a new track and video for “Nemesis”. That, of course, is a track taken from Erebos, which is out on February 14th through Century Media.
  • The biggest news of the day, however, comes from Meshuggah. New album details have finally been unveiled. Immutable will be out on April 1st through Atomic Fire Records. Preorders start in a couple weeks, so we’ll keep you posted.
  • More good stuff emerged today from Falls of Rauros, who are releasing Key to a Vanishing Future on March 25th through Gilead Media. They’re streaming a new song titled “Clarity” over at Bandcamp. Spoiler alert: it’s different, and it’s awesome.
  • Slaegt also revealed new album details today. Goddess will be out on March 18th through Century Media, and you can preview that with “Fealty, Thunder Whip” right here.
  • And we’ll wrap up the week with the new video from Ingested. This one is for “Rebirth”, a track taken from the new album that is set for a release later this year through Metal Blade Records. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles ov… January 2016

Photo courtesy of our Dæmoness of Design, Jaci Raia.
Photo courtesy of our Dæmoness of Design, Jaci Raia. For more of her beautiful work follow her on Instagram.

January saw a TON of killer releases. In fact, early 2016 has me believing that this year might be the best overall year for metal releases that we have seen in some time. So today I decided to take a look back at January and mention nine releases that you may have missed but should absolutely take the time to get to know better. This should be a monthly piece moving forward. Each month I will recap nine releases from the prior month that were well wroth checking out. Obviously this list isn’t conclusive and it might not always just be THE BEST music. If it was merely the best music released Chthe’ilist’s debut Le Dernier Crépuscule would be above and away the #1. The idea is to present music that flew somewhat under the radar in relation to how simply great it is.  Continue reading

Album Review: Slaegt – “Beautiful and Damned (EP)”

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There were hints on Slaegt‘s only full-length to date, Ildsvanger, that the band was at least influenced by more traditional heavy metal. But their haunting and chaotic brand of black metal was certainly at the forefront of that 2015 release. Then, right on the heals of that release, the band doubled in size and dropped Beautiful and Damned, a complete tectonic shift in their sound. Now shoving traditional metal to the front, Slaegt has developed a sort of blackened epic metal that is both enticing and intoxicating. It’s a welcomed change that, along with a more arduous touring schedule, should help the Copenhagen artists blossom into a more recognizable and powerful band. Continue reading