Donuts & CANTO: Full of Hell, Alestorm, Deicide and more

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Full of Hell

March 13, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

  • As is customary, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums this past Friday, including Lock UpFen and more. Our man Josh has a full breakdown here.
  • We’ve still got a couple of months until the new Full of Hell album comes out, but in case you need that “just got fed through a lawnmower” feeling in your life a little sooner than that, here’s their new song, “Deluminate.”
  • Scottish pirate metal crew Alestorm announced their fifth albumNo Grave But the Sea, due out May 26 on Napalm Records. I don’t see a Taio Cruz cover this time out, but there is a song called “Fucked with an Anchor,” so…
  • Deicide announced a short run of tour dates through the eastern U.S. for mid-May. You know, just in case people still care about Deicide.
  • A whole bunch of cool bands were added to this year’s Brutal Assault festival lineup, including The Dillinger Escape PlanOverkillPower Trip and Oathbreaker. That is neat. Hatebreed was also added to the lineup. That is less neat.
  • Southern Lord Records released their Spring 2017 sampler on Bandcamp, with all proceeds from the pay-what-you-want download going to the ACLU. You should get on that.
  • Finally, Me and That Man posted a video for their new song, “Cross My Heart and Hope to Die.” I can personally guarantee our Literati Overlord has already splooged about 10x to this. Here’s the video:

Me and That Man’s debut album, Songs of Love and Death, comes out March 24 on Cooking Vinyl Records. That’ll do it for now, but check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

Retrospective: Khanate – “Khanate”

khanate_coverBefore doom became the cool thing, the most extreme end of its spectrum was positively terrifying. Before hordes of amp worship bands, before two-cent Electric Wizard clones with gear that costs more than the van it’s hauled in, before seemingly every new “doom” band was basically layered feedback with screams on top, before needlessly prolific outfits started churning out one collaboration right after another and captured the ears of millenials who are oblivious to the development of extreme metal and its past…. there was Khanate. Their self-titled debut scared the living hell out of me when I was 16, and even amidst the current scene’s Primitive Mans and The Bodys (Do I conjugate that to the proper plural or not?), Khanate is still the most grippingly bleak and abrasive band in doom metal, even after their demise.  Continue reading