CANTO: Suffocation, Eight Bells, Backslider, and More

To make 2022 even worse… I’m pretty sure I lost my entire photo and music library. Help.

  • Let’s start with tour news, some good… some bad. First some good. Suffocation have announced a new 2022 North American tour with Atheist, Soreption, and Contrarian. The dates cover late May through late June, and tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
  • Less positive news has emerged from Khemmis, who has postponed their West Coast tour until June. All previously purchased tickets are still valid, and it sounds like some more dates might even be added. Read up on all that here.
  • Philadelphia sludge punk collective Backslider released a new track and video today, titled “Pseudomessiah”. That’s taken from the upcoming new album, Psychic Rot, which drops on February 11th through To Live A Lie Records.
  • Som shared a new track from their upcoming new album, The End of Everything, which is out on January 21st through Pelagic Records. Listen to “Center” here.
  • We’re going to wrap up with the first new Eight Bells material I’ve heard in forever. Check out “Destroyer” below. Legacy of Ruin is out on February 25th through Prophecy Productions.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Wilderun, Suffocation, Borknagar, and More

Saturday Canto because I was too lazy to bust this out yesterday. Let’s find out what happened on Friday…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Khemmis, Mastodon, Hypocrisy, and More

Saturday Canto: When I’m on vacation but there’s still too much stuff happening to ignore.

  • Starting off with Mastodon, who revealed everything they were hinting at earlier in the week. Hushed & Grim, their new double album, will be out on October 29th through Reprise Records. Check out the first single, “Pushing the Tides”, right now. Of course, I already snagged my LP bundle.
  • And then we have Hypocrisy, who have left me hanging for way too many years following the somewhat underwhelming End of Disclosure. The good news is that “Chemical Whore”, the first track from the (finally) upcoming new album, Worship, is fucking awesome. That will be out on November 26th through Nuclear Blast. Another pre-order locked in!
  • All about Nuclear Blast today. Suffocation have announced a new live album, Live in North America, which will be out on November 12th. A video for the first single, “Funeral Inception”, can be viewed right here. Some of the photos in that clip are awesome. Jealous.
  • Holy crap and then we have Khemmis. Their next studio album, Deceiver, will be out on November 19th through Nuclear Blast as well. The video for the first single from that album, “Living Pyre”, is available directly below. What a wonderful way to end a week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: This Will Destroy You, Suffocation, ORCumentary, and More

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I went for a run today. Like, an outside run. It’s been awhile.

  • Not sure if anyone caught this last night, but one of my favorite bands made their way into a Super Bowl commercial. Specifically, I’m referring to This Will Destroy You and their song “The Mighty Rio Grande”.
  • Suffocation currently has no vocalist, as we are all very much aware… but that’s not gonna stop them! Looks like Ricky Myers might take over those duties and a new album could be on the horizon.
  • While everyone else was miserably watching Maroon 5, I was focusing on the vastly superior halftime show performed by ORCumentary. Just in case you missed it, here ya go.
  • John 5 is always an interesting time. There’s a new album coming out eventually, but more importantly there’s a new song available now called “Crank It – Living With Ghosts”. Dabble, won’t you?

“Ein Bier… bitte.’
– cmb

Best of 2017: Grethor

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We kicked off the “best of 2017” season earlier this week with a massive playlist of staff favorites and now begins the cavalcade of lists. We will of course feature staff lists but also guest lists from bands, PR folks and others so stay tuned for all of what’s to come. Today, we begin with Grethor, an extreme black / death metal band from Virginia who have a sizable list of EP’s under their belt but also will be releasing their debut full length, Damnatio Memoriae, on January 26, 2018 via Edgewood Arsenal. The band has come together to share their ten favorite albums so head inside to see what they chose. Continue reading