Here we are at the dawn of October. One of the finest months of the year, obviously. What better way to kick it off than with a stacked list of metal that is as varied as the many horror movies you need to watch over the next 31 days. Anyway, Initial Descent knows you need it so, this week we have the amazing new album The Dark Hereafter from Winterfylleth, a jazzy avant-garde self titled debut from Brain Tentacles, Okkultokrati‘s Raspberry Dawn that is satan rock at it’s finest and of course Sorceress from everyone’s favorite target Opeth. For everyone still mad about the whole no death metal thing, news flash, they’re still great. Also Veilburner returns with their third full length of inherently evil and challenging black/death/experimental The Obscene Rite and Halshug cracks the earth in half with their brutal new album Sort Sind. Plenty here for you to enjoy so without further delay, get busy after the jump. Continue reading
Canadian metalcore quintet, The Agonist certainly have people believing in them. That fact is easily evidenced by the sheer quality of the video below. Their upcoming release Five will be released via Napalm Records on September 30, 2016. The release will be their fifth full-length to date and features some of the bands most balanced, aggressive work to date. Pre-orders for Five, in various formats and exclusive bundle packages, are available now at The Napalm Records Webstore.
“As the Darkness creeps over the Northern mountains of Norway and the silence reaches the woods, I awake and rise… Into the night I wander, like many nights before, and like in my dreams, but centuries ago.”
- Let’s start with a shiny new tour. Goatwhore has announced a tour in the United States in September that supplements their appearance at Ozzfest. If you’re out west, or out west-ish, check it out.
- The Agonist is set to drop their latest album, Five, on September 30th. The melodic death metallers new album with be out on Napalm Records and it looks like the release will be supplemented by a run of shows… or something.
- It’s a slow day and we haven’t covered album sales in awhile, so let’s do that. Check out notable releases from Chevelle and Nonpoint. Inter Arma and Gone is Gone are down there somewhere as well.
- Jason Newsted, former Metallica bassist, has returned with a solo project called Would and Steal. The project will be mostly acoustic, but at this point that’s all we really know. More to come on Friday over at the Mighty Fine Guitars Facebook page.
- Apocalyptica covered Metallica’s “Seek and Destroy” and… well, here it is.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
“In the name of diabolical oligarchy. In the kingdom of demise rules supremacy. Solipsistic crowned nobility. Stern reigning gunboat diplomacy.”
- Trap Them has announced that their fifth full-length album, Crown Feral, will be out this fall on Prosthetic Records. No release date… yet.
- Blackdeath Fest is returning to Kansas City in September. The festival’s second year will feature Conjuror, Valdur, and more. All kinds of fun, underground shit.
- Epica has announced an upcoming North America tour this fall. They will be supported by Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, and The Agonist. Diverse lineup, indeed.
- Decapitated will be taking legal action against Earache Records for unpaid royalties. Does not sound fun.
- A Soilwork lyric video for “Helsinki”, because why not?
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I’m writing this post in a place I probably shouldn’t be. And I am entertained.
- Kataklysm has a new album, Of Ghosts and Gods, coming out on July 31st. To whet our appetites, they’ve unveiled a neatly-titled new track. Check out “Soul Destroyer” here.
- Hey, check it out. New Clutch stuff. The band’s next record, Psychic Warfare, will drop in October. There’s artwork, specific dates, all kinds of fun stuff in there.
- This has been lingering for awhile. Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd‘s sentencing has been announced. Some say he got off fairly easy. I’ll let you all decide.
- So apparently there’s a German rapper called Romano who’s…super into metal? Like, enough to name-drop Autopsy and Blut Aus Nord in his lyrics? I’m so confused by this.
- Finally, I’m actually going to share a video with you today. This would be The Agonist‘s “A Necessary Evil”:
“Ein Bier… bitte.”