Donuts & CANTO: Septicflesh, Devin Townsend, Gene Simmons and more!

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Septicflesh

June 15, 2017

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

    • Leading off, Septicflesh have announced their new album, Codex Omega, which will drop September 1 via Prosthetic Records. You can check out the new single, “Dante’s Inferno,” here. If you like Septicflesh, you should do that. If you don’t, this probably won’t change your mind. But good for them either way.

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Donuts & CANTO: Morbid Angel, Textures, At the Drive-In and more!

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May 18, 2017

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

    • Leading off, Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker has indicated that the band will not be playing any David Vincent-era songs on their upcoming tour dates. That “whoosh” you just heard was my already-limited interest in seeing them at MDF nosediving even more.

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Donuts & CANTO: Iron Maiden, Fantomas, Tribulation and more!

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Iron Maiden

May 16, 2017

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

    • Leading off, apparently Iron Maiden‘s had to shelve “Hallowed be thy Name” from their live set due to an ongoing lawsuit over the song’s lyrical content. Woof.

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Donuts & CANTO: Suffocation, Dio, Oranssi Pazuzu and more!

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April 13, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:

    • Leading off, Suffocation revealed the artwork for their new album, …Of the Dark Light, and let’s just say, it’s pretty dope. The album drops June 9 via Nuclear Blast.
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    Donuts & CANTO: Sólstafir, Tool, the Night Flight Orchestra and more!

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    Solstafir

    March 24, 2017

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

    • First off, a little something that should make our Literati Overlord wet in the pants: Sólstafir have dropped a new song, titled “Bláfjall.” It’ll be on their new album, Berdreyminn, which drops in May. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go listen / be sad / wish I was Icelandic.
    • Next, a little something that should make us all wet in the pants: Tool are apparently in talks to end their holdout from streaming services. I’m pretty sure this leaves Kid Rock as the lone major streaming holdout, and…I mean, if you give a fuck about that, you’re reading the wrong blog.
    • The Night Flight Orchestra are dropping a new album in May, but to whet our appetites, they’ve released a lyric video for the their new song, “Midnight Flyer.” In case you’re not familiar, the Night Flight Orchestra is Björn Strid (Soilwork), Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) and others playing dad-rock. It’s better than it sounds, I promise.
    • Speaking (again) of bands that have stuff coming out in May, Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till released a new song from his side project, Harvestman. It’s all kinds of terrific.
    • Belphegor have announced their 11th studio album, Totenritual. I know what you’re thinking, but guess what, fuckers? THIS ONE’s coming out in September. So there.
    • Rocklahoma — otherwise known as “what happens when your balding rocker dad gets into your Pixy Stix supply during a bad trip and decides to start a festival” — has announced its daily headliners for 2017. They are: Def Leppard, Soundgarden and The Offspring. Sense: this lineup makes none.
    • And finally, Artificial Brain have released the title track from their upcoming album Infrared Horizon, with guest vocals from Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder. Check it out below:

    Infrared Horizon drops in April via Profound Lore. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time on Monday for our next edition!

    Keep it heavy,
    Dan