CANTO: Blood Incantation, Primitive Man, Aquilus, and More

Anybody else super happy about the Facebook outage yesterday?

  • There is quite the tour planned for December, featuring the likes of Primitive Man and Blood Incantation. Furthermore, support will be provided by Withered, among others, on select dates. This is not a show to be missed.
  • For those on the West Coast, Immortal Guardian has a brief run of shows in November with Sifting. Not gonna lie, they sure are covering a decent amount of ground over those six dates.
  • Solar Cross, the progressive metal project featuring Omnium Gatherum alumni, are releasing their debut on November 19th. Echoes Of The Eternal Word will be out through Transcending Records, and you can check out a visualizer for “Bloodstreams” here.
  • Borknagar are joining the Devastation on the Nation tour in 2022, which kicks off on April 21st and features the likes of Rotting Christ, Wolfheart, and More. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • And we’ll close with the new video from Aquilus for “Into Wooded Hollows”. That’s the second track taken from the sophomore album, Bellum I, which drops on December 3rd through Blood Music.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Samael, Cirith Ungol, Carnation, and More

Happy Tuesday, all. Had to take yesterday evening off to get stabbed with a needle. Yay!

  • Transcending Records will be issuing limited edition vinyl pressings of Samael classics Rebellion and Eternal. Originally released in 1995 and 1999 respectively, these offerings will be available on May 28th in a few different variants. Pre-order them right here.
  • Cirith Ungol got right back to work following the release of Forever Black just last year. A new EP, titled Half Past Human, is also set for a May 28th release through Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders can be snagged here, and the new single, “Brutish Manchild”, is available for streaming as well.
  • Carnation have announced “The Galaxy Sessions” virtual performance, scheduled for April 18th. The old school death metallers have team up with Belgium’s Galaxy Studio for the event, which is completely free. Here’s the event page for when the time comes.
  • Crimson Dimension are releasing their self-titled debut album on June 4th through Spread Evil Productions. Check out the new track, “Crimson Dimension”, immediately below. Almost 16 minutes of experimental black metal awesomeness.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Morne, Imperial Triumphant, Comatose, and More

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Now the challenging task of re-listening to like 60 albums in the next couple of weeks.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: November 1 – 7, 2020

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No lie, and not that anyone cares, last week wore me down, with the exception of Halloween, and even though early, this week appears to be much the same ol’ beatings. YAY me. Also, this is the week to do the thing and get your voice heard so go vote, if you haven’t already. Monday means new metal list time so grab your wallets and get your clicky fingers ready; coming in HOT with a fiery death metal debut is Cult Burial who we recently did a Profile with so check that out as well and Sólstafir walk a very fine line between rock and metal but on their seventh album they make it sound even better than ever before. We’ve also got new death/doom from Pulchra Morte and very experimental black metal from MRTVI. Good stuff up top this week but more good stuff awaits below so click, listen, and support as many as you can. 

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CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Convulse, Heathen, and More

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  • Killswitch Engage are re-releasing their first self-titled album to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Didn’t In Flames do something like this for Clayman? Anyway. Pre-orders are available now for the October 9th release. Personally, I love the early KsE library so I’m tempted.
  • While you’re at it, make sure you drop an order for Convulse’s next albumDeathstar, which is out on October 30th through Transcending Records. I’m so glad those progressive death metallers are active again.
  • Let’s check in with Heathen, who have shared some insight into their recording process. A reminder that Empire of the Blind drops September 18th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Ded dropped a new visualizer for a track called “Parasite”, so let’s close with that. They’ve got their sophomore album coming soon, with additional details to follow in the near future.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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