CANTO: Harakiri For The Sky, Constellatia, Fit For A King, and More

I know, I know. I’m late again. Deal with it.

  • Leading off, we have some post metal out of South Africa. Check out the video clip for “Paean Emerging” from Constellatia. That track is taken from Magisterial Romance, which drops on November 11th through Season of Mist.
  • From there, we have new stuff from Fit For A King. The Hell We Create drops on October 28th through Solid State Records, and in the build up to that release, they gave us a new video for “Times Like This”. Give it a watch, and catch them on tour through November.
  • New York’s All Out War have set February 3rd as the release date for Celestial Rot, which will be available through Translation Loss Records. To get a sense of what the future holds, check out “Glorious Devastation” over at Decibel.
  • We’re going to close out the day, and for me perhaps the week, with some Harakiri For The Sky. Along with the announcement of the re-recordings of their first two albums, they also unveiled a music video for their take on “Mad World”, which you can check out below. And for those looking for new editions of Harakiri For The Sky and Aokigahara, they’ll be out on December 9th through AOP Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Norma Jean — “Deathrattle Sing For Me”

Nostalgia is a powerful force indeed.  Nostalgia is a huge draw in modern media, and for me there are still plenty of bands that I listen to mostly because of nostalgia.  This doesn’t mean that they have no merit outside of “I used to like them when I was younger” but the thing about nostalgia is that sometimes it slaps a big old pair of rose colored glasses on your face, and we tend to overlook faults in the name of the warm, fuzzy feeling we get, especially as our favorite bands get older.  Norma Jean is a band that is very nostalgic for me, but Deathrattle Sing For Me is definitely not an exercise in nostalgia.

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CANTO: Mizmor, Written In Torment, Cradle of Filth, and More

Mizmor - Cairn

At least this is another short work week.

  • Having only seen Mizmor once, and feeling the need to increase that number, we’ll start with some recently announced live dates. An upcoming August tour, mostly on the other side of the country as myself, will feature material from Cairn. Make that happen if you can.
  • Looks like Cradle of Filth have switched over to Napalm Records. I can definitely see that match working out, so I’m not going to question it. As a reminder, Cradle of Filth are on the road the next few weeks if you feel like adding another show to your schedule.
  • True black metal legion Hats Barn have set June 24th as the international release date of Y.a.HW.e.H, their sixth album. That will be out through Osmose, and purchase information is available here. We’ll check back when the first track drops later this month.
  • The Devil Wears Prada have announced summer tour plans, with Stray From The Path and Dying Wish. Those dates are in August and September, and tickets can be acquired here.
  • Written In Torment have set the release date for Black Command, their fourth album. That will be out on July 4th through Purity Through Fire. Check out a new track, “Contra Passo”, right now.
  • One additional signing to highlight today, that being Opponent joining the Solid State Records roster. To mark the occasion, they released a new video for “Betrayed”. Give a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Carcass, Cadaver, Blind Channel, and More

Fucking summer colds, yo. Let’s wrap this week up.

  • Damn, apparently Ghost Bath is still a thing. They’ve announced a new album, Self Loather, which will be released on October 29th through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the visualizer for the first single, “Convince Me to Bleed”, and pre-order your copy here.
  • I’ve heard A LOT of good things about the new Carcass album, Torn Arteries, so we’ll link you to the new animated music video for “Dance of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1)”. That album drops on September 17th, also through Nuclear Blast.
  • You know what? This is going to be a Nuclear Blast news roundup today, and that’s fucking fine. Equilibrium released a a new single titled “Revolution”, and kicked off pre-orders for a Sagas vinyl reissue. Fun fact: that was the last Equilibrium album I truly loved. Those will ship out November 19th.
  • South Dakota metalcore collective Earth Groans are releasing a new EP on September 3rd through Solid State Records titled The Body. Check out the new single, “Drink”, which you can stream right here.
  • Cadaver gave us a new music video today, for “Feed The Pigs”, which features Kam Lee of Massacre (awesome). That track, of course, is taken from Edder & Bile, which dropped last year through… Nuclear Blast.
  • We’ll close with a new single and music video from Blind Channel for “Balboa”. That track is also available to stream and purchase here, through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Enforced, Demon Hunter, Horndal, and More

Friday before a long weekend (for some of us). I’ll take it!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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