CANTO: Falls of Rauros, Hammerfall, Malevolence, and More

I am… overwhelmed. At least 2022 is off to a fast start in the world of heavy music.

  • Speaking of which, we’ll lead in with new stuff from Falls of Rauros. A new track, “Poverty Hymn”, is streaming over at Invisible Oranges. As a reminder, Key To A Vanishing Future is set for a March 25th release through Gilead Media… and we are all very excited.
  • Gothic rockers Christian Death have revealed a cover of David Bowie’s “Quicksand”. Here’s the video for it. I’m going to check this out eventually, but eventually is not now. Evil Becomes Rule is out on May 6th through Season of Mist.
  • Malevolence have announced a new album, Malicious Intent. Their third full-length album will be released on May 20th through their own MLVLTD label in partnership with Nuclear Blast. Pre-order it here, and check out the first single from that effort, “On Broken Glass”.
  • Spite are headlining a U.S. tour this coming May and June (and I guess July) with BoundariesVaticanNo Zodiac, and Bodybox. Ticket go on sale this coming Friday here.
  • And we’ll close with the latest from Hammerfall. This is the new track and video, “Brotherhood”. Hammer of Dawn is out February 25th, this coming Friday, through Napalm Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Album Review: Spite – “Trapped in the Pentagram”

Spite Trapped In The Pentagram

Comprising two members, Salpsan and Melebolge, Spite doesn’t really boast a vast discography in any sense. In their five years of existence up to this point, they’ve given us a mere two recordings: a demo single as well as a contribution to the utterly vicious Evil Spells compilation. Until now, that is, for on Monday, they’ll be releasing a new EP, Trapped in the Pentagram. Okay, I guess with only two songs and six minutes of material, using the term “EP” here is a bit of a stretch, but still…it doubles their recorded output! Either way, this is an unabashedly evil record and stays true to the sound and ethos of classic black metal—which should cut the Brooklyn duo a pretty wide swath going forward. Continue reading