CANTO: Mortiferum, Spirit Adrift, Venues, and More

So let’s recap. I skipped the news round-up yesterday because… life, and I’m drafting it before I’ve even finished my coffee today because I’ll be on the road all afternoon. Fun times, indeed.

  • We’ll start with Mortiferum. Their sophomore release will be titled Preserved In Torment, and it is set for a November 5th release through Profound Lore. A few of us at the site are really excited about this news. Check out the first single, “Eternal Procession, right now.
  • Atreyu dropped a remix of “Warrior”, which features Travis Barker and Zero 9:36. As a reminder, their newest album, Baptize, is out now through Spinefarm.
  • For those somehow unaware, Spirit Adrift released Forge Your Future today, their predictably incredible new EP. That’s out through Century Media, and to celebrate, let’s check out the new lyric video for “Invisible Enemy”.
  • German modern metal collective Venues also have a new album out today. Solace is out through Arising Empire, and you can check out the new video for “Deceptive Faces” right now.
  • It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on DragonForce, so let’s close out the week with the new video from them for “Troopers of the Stars”, taken from 2019’s Extreme Power Metal. Quite the vibe these dudes are throwing out these days.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Cradle of Filth, Illudium, Mantic Ritual, and More

This has been a very bizarre Monday, let me tell ya.

  • We heard new stuff from Cradle of Filth at the end of last week, so we may as well follow all that up with a new tour announcement. They’ll mark their return to the United States in October with 3Teeth and Once Human. Those shows will include a full performance of the 1998 album Cruelty and the Beast, which is fun.
  • Ahead of the September 17th release of Conquering (through Spinefarm Records), Employed To Serve have dropped a new single titled “Mark of the Grave”. Give it a listen here, and also do that pre-order thing if you feel the need.
  • Thrash collective Mantic Ritual have reunited after a decade-long hiatus, and signed on with M-Theory Audio. It looks like they are preparing a new EP, which we would see sometime before the end of the year. Furthermore, for those left coast friends of mine, you can catch them live on August 26th at Supply & Demand. Dope.
  • I’ve been impressed with Prophecy Productions releases recently, so let’s close with the new video single from Illudium for “Sempervirens”. That track is taken from Ash of the Womb, which is set for an October 15th release. Pre-orders can be snagged here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Between The Buried And Me, Boris, Carnifex, and More

I’m happy it’s Friday, and I’m happy about all the metal news that emerged today.

  • And we’ll start with Boris, who unveiled a new video for a live performance of “Loveless”. That track is the lead single from No, which will see a vinyl release through Third Man Records on August 27th.
  • From there, we’ll check in with MØL. The blackgazers are returning with their second studio album, Diorama, which will be out through Nuclear Blast. Additional details are still to come for that release, but check out the video for new single “Photophobic” right now.
  • I haven’t heard from Bullet For My Valentine in quite some time, so I suppose we can see what their up to. Looks like a new self-titled album is set for an October 22nd release through Spinefarm Records. And today we get a new track from that album, titled “Parasite”. Check it out.
  • We’ve also got a new track and album announcement from Carnifex to add to the pile. Graveside Confessions will be out on September 3rd through Nuclear Blast. A video for the title track from that album just dropped today, and you can check it out right here.
  • The obvious way to close out the week is with the latest from Between The Buried And Me. This is the new video for “Revolution In Limbo”, another one taken from Colors II. As a reminder, that album drops on August 20th through Sumerian Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Iron Maiden, Necronautical, Act of Denial, and More

I have returned from California. What a nice thing that is.

  • Iron Maiden news doesn’t quite excite me like it used to, but that’s quite alright. Their 17th studio album will be another double album (which is… fine, I guess) titled Senjutsu. Pre-orders start on July 21st, with September 3rd set as the release date. Check out the clip for “The Writing On The Wall” if you want. There’s a lot going on in a very good way.
  • Municipal Waste have announced some dates later this year. They’ll be joining Volbeat for a couple nights in early October, as well as a run of shows with Circle Jerks in December. Any of these would be a ton of fun to attend… if they happen to fall in your particular region of the country.
  • Let’s toss in the latest from Act of Denial, titled “Your Dark Desires”. There are some big names in that project, for example Ron Thal Bumblefoot on this track, so I like keeping up. Negative is out on August 13th through Crusaders and Golden Robot Records.
  • We can wrap up with a little bit of black metal. Here is the new video from Necronautical for “Necropsychonautics”. That track is taken from Slain In The Spirit, which is set for an August 20th release through Candlelight and Spinefarm. Pre-order it here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: At The Gates, Hellfest 2022, Silver Lake, and More

I skipped the last couple days because I have family in town. But I didn’t work today so I can’t really justify skipping this one. Oh well… happy Friday!

  • Lots of videos to share today, so we may as well get right to it. We’ll kick things off with At The Gates, who released the new single and video for “The Fall Into Time”. That’s the latest from The Nightmare Of Being, which is out on July 2nd through Century Media.
  • Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen was recently released through Nuclear Blast. I haven’t checked it out in full yet, but I am intrigued by the new video for “Sentiment”, a track which features Jonas Renkse on vocals. And we all know how much I love projects that involve the Katatonia vocalist…
  • So we’ll pause all the video announcements to include a note about Hellfest 2022, which is probably the most immense festival I could fathom. The festival will span a full week, from June 17th through the 26th, with over 350 bands performing across 6 stages. Headliners include… Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More… honestly the list goes on and on. And those are just the headliners. Get the full scoop here.
  • Hey look, Bullet for My Valentine is still a thing! They announced a new self-titled album, with a video for a new track titled “Knives”. That album will be out on October 22nd through Spinefarm Records, and can be pre-ordered here.
  • Time to wrap this up, because I have places to be. We’ll close with the new single and video from Carnifex for “Pray For Peace”, which you can watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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