CANTO: Tombs, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, and Primordial

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3/13/2018. Another blizzard? Why not?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: NEMF Lineup, Bleeding Through, Kerry King, and More

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1/23/2018. It’s icing outside.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Slayer, Satyricon, Sodom, and More

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1/22/2018. Freaking. Monday.

  • Biggest news of the day for sure. Slayer have announced one final world tour. The previous rumor of the monster tour featuring Behemoth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Testament was confirmed. Check out this video for more details.
  • More farewell tour stuff. This one involves Satyricon and America. They will be supplementing their appearance at MDF with a handful of other dates here in the US, and then they’re done with us forever. Honestly, I can’t really blame them. But I’m still sad.
  • Sodom have announced a new lineup. I guess they have a single coming later this summer with the new members. Do with that news what you will.
  • Twitching Tongues have revealed details behind their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, which drops on March 9th. For now, you can check out a video for the first single off that record, titled “Harakiri”. If you’re into that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Tribulation, Kaoteon, and a Couple Massive Tours

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1/12/2018. Friday. Did I really complete a full week? Damn.

  • Tours. Everywhere. The first one is just a rumor for now (I think), but it features SlayerLamb Of GodAnthraxBehemoth, and Testament. Massive. It’s like a more watered down version of last year’s tour.
  • Now for a tour I’m more excited about. Primitive Man and Spectral Voice. God. Dammit. That is going to kick ass.
  • How about one more new Tribulation song before the album drops? This one is called “The World”. And my excitement for Down Below continues to grow exponentially.
  • So this is pretty cool. Check out a new track from blackened death metallers Kaoteon called “Damnatio Memoriae”, the title-track from their new album out February 23rd. The group features members of Obscura and Marduk.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Blood Red: Hoop-Tober 4.0 – Week Two

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Week Two of the annual Hoop-Tober marathon brought a little more quality to the table, with three films being a genuine pleasure to watch.  Carnival of Souls was a gorgeously shot fever dream that would embed its claws into David Lynch years later when he would begin Eraserhead.  Sean Byrne sidesteps the sophomore slump with the evil slow burn of The Devil’s Candy, featuring some knockout performances as well as a killer metal soundtrack with the likes of Metallica, Slayer, and Sunn 0)))  – who puts Sunn 0))) in their movie?!  And The Unholy Three, besides being an awesome name for almost anything, turns out to be an insane crime caper featuring man of 1,000 faces Lon Chaney and some assured direction from Tod Browning before he came huge with Dracula and Freaks.

The less said about Prom Night and my first (and only) exposure to “classic” Cannibal Holocaust, the better.  Although to be fair, one is redeemed by Jamie Lee Curtis’s dancing.  I’ll let you decide which film that is.  Excerpts and link below.   Continue reading