Word on the street is that it’s going to snow overnight. That’s wild.
Leading off, we have a new performance video from Soen for “Fortune”. That’s the latest material taken from Atlantis, their new concert film, which drops this coming Friday through Silver Lining Music. That track, of course, is originally taken from 2021’s Imperial.
I really like honorable mentions. When people talk about their favorite albums of any given year, I think I am actually more interested in by what *almost* made the cut than what took the number one spot. It’s so interesting to see where the absolutely arbitrary line gets drawn between “the best” and “the still pretty fucking good”. Once again, I find myself truly hashtag blessed to be in another year where there was so much good metal that I couldn’t bring myself to write just one list. As always, just because these are honorable mentions doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time. This list is just a musical amuse bouche before the real thing, but it is nonetheless delicious on its own.
One of my favorite black metal projects, Waldgeflüster, are releasing their sixth album on September 24th. Dahoam will be out through AOP Records, and you can check out the lyric video for the first single, “Im Ebersberger Forst”, right here.
Rotting Christ are reissuing Der Perfekte Traum on vinyl, an EP originally released back in 1999. It will be available on September 3rd, with a couple different variants, exclusively through Vinylstore.gr.
Cradle of Filth have announced a special Halloween show, which will take place at The Roundhouse in London. It’ll serve as the album release show for Existence Is Futile, which drops on the 22nd through Nuclear Blast. And a memorable release show I’m sure it will be.
And we’ll close with some more black metal. This is the incredibly entertaining new music video from Furze for “Black Psych Tormentor”. That’s the title-track from a new album, set for an October 22nd release.