CANTO: Wilderun, Dawn Of Solace, The World Without Us, and More

Wilderun

Tomorrow is going to be a long one. Anyway, not much to share here but I’m sure we’ll find something.

  • Most importantly, we’ll lead off with the Wilderun headlining tour, set to kick off on June 2nd in Atlanta, and wrapping up on the 10th in Boston. Tickets are available here. I’m really hoping to get to at least one of those dates. Wilderun rules.
  • Next up we have The World Without Us, who are releasing a new EP on July 8th, titled Body Forth. Check out the video for “Eden”, premiered by The Circle Pit. Side note: I bet the world without us would be a wonderful, wonderful place.
  • Hyperspace Metal Festival announced 2023 details, and they don’t suck! The Vancouver festival will feature Exmortus, Striker, Judicator and more, and is set for April 13th through 15th next year. Should be a good time. Here’s the ticket link.
  • We’ll wrap up our Monday with Dawn Of Solace, who are following up the January release of Flames Of Perdition with a new EP, titled Notes Of Perdition. That drops on May 20th through Noble Demon. Check out the acoustic studio video for “Event Horizon” directly below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Darkness Everywhere, Cryptum, DiAmorte, and More

New year, same pessimism!

  • In case you weren’t aware, Striker is cruising around North America with Beast in Black and Seven Kingdoms. Those dates mostly occupy April, and you can find the full schedule here. They also dropped a video for “Deathwish” not too long ago, just in case you missed it.
  • California-based melodic death metal crew Darkness Everywhere has completed production for their debut EP, The Seventh Circle. That is set for a release late next month through Creator-Destructor. You can pre-order that, and check out a new single titled “Reign of Chaos”, over on their Bandcamp page.
  • Let’s check in with Cryptum, the thrash/death metal collective from Illinois. Their new EP, Vile Emergence, will be out on February 24th through Caligari Records. You can pre-order that, including CD and cassette formats, at their Bandcamp. Be sure to check out the title-track while you’re at it.
  • Wrapping up this miserable Monday with something more… theatrical, we have the new video from DiAmorte for “Where The Light Grows Cold”. Give it a watch below, and be sure to check back in with us tomorrow… and every day after that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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October 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Hammer King – “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home”

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Not gonna lie: I spent much of October working on my own music (shameless plug) and being completely enamored of what is almost certainly going to be November’s pick for Power Metal Album of the Month.  So it was only in the last week or so that I really dove into the month’s offerings of metal both pure and true.  But as always there were more than a few golden nuggets to be had, and I was hard pressed to pick between four stellar stand outs (always a good problem to have!).  So I literally rolled some dice and came up with the majestic speed and 80s influence of Hammer King and their third album of classic metal Poseidon Will Carry Us Home.

But damn, any one of the albums listed below could have taken it so read on for the heavy and the pure! Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Internal Bleeding, Dark Tranquillity, Coliseum and more!

Bill Tolley Internal Bleeding
Internal Bleeding drummer William Tolley

April 21, 2017

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

  • Leading off, some horrible news from Internal Bleeding: drummer William Tolley died tragically while fighting a fire with the Fire Department of New York — his day job for nearly a decade and a half. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in power, Bill.
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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 21 (September 12, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 21 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys rave about their recent concert experiences with Fucked Up and Arsis / Allegaeon, slowly begin to come to terms with the new In Flames album “Siren Charms,” and begin to realize that football leadership–whether at a professional or college level–is really shitting the bed lately!

All that and much, much more in Episode 21, so check it out!

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Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.