CANTO: Insomnium, Lock Up, The Order Of Apollyon, and More


I ran out of witty introductions six weeks ago, if anyone happened to notice.

  • Insomnium is planning an exclusive live stream of a performance of 2016’s Winter’s Gate in its entirety (among other tracks) on May 29th at 1:00 PM EDT. Better still, the broadcast will be available a full week after the performance.
  • Lock Up have officially announced their new drummer. Adam Jarvis (Misery Index, Pig Destroyer) will take over following the departure of Nick Barker. I support this addition.
  • Just a heads up, Motörhead Day 2020 is coming up on Friday. Yes, on the 40th anniversary of Ace of Spades, we are all invited to share in the celebration of all things Motörhead. And I can assure you I will be doing exactly that.
  • I’ve always wanted to go to Ascension Festival, so let’s close with a live music video from The Order Of Apollyon for the track “The Lies Of Moriah” taken from that specific event. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: The Order of Apollyon – “The Sword and the Dagger”

Order of Apollyon The Sword and the Dagger

When any album carries the tag of blackened death metal I get a bit leery before hearing it; as any fan knows, Behemoth have pretty much cornered this category, and have done so with amazing gusto. So it’s quite the surprise to hear an album within the genre that calms those fears—one that, while staying true to the main foundations of blackened death, does things a little differently and does them well. Such is the case with The Sword and the Daggerthe latest offering from France’s The Order of Apollyon.

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