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.”
cmb

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

Grethor

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

Donuts & CANTO: Bobby Liebling, The Faceless, Possessed and more!

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Bobby Liebling

May 15, 2017

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

    • As per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums on Friday, including John Frum and Wormwitch. Peep Josh’s recap for a more complete list!

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Donuts & CANTO: Woe, RIP Allan Holdsworth, Kirk Hammett and more!

Woe

April 17, 2017

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

  • As usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music on Friday, including Craven IdolOranssi Pazuzu and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list!
  • Woe and Ultha were kicked off the Hamburg ist Droneburg festival. Apparently, officials at the venue playing host to the festival got cold feet after finding out the groups had once played at a different festival with Inquisition. Never mind the fact that both bands are openly anti-fascist. Just disregard that little tidbit.

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