CANTO: Tribulation, Memoira, Garmarna, and More

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  • Absolutely heart-breaking news to share today about the passing of Power Trip frontman Riley Gale. At this time, we don’t know exactly what happened, but I’m sure more information will emerge eventually. For now, let’s just recognize that metal lost a great one. Our thoughts are with those close to Riley. RIP.
  • Let’s try and find some positives to share from here on out… starting with Tribulation, who have announced a new album, Where the Gloom Becomes SoundThat is set for a January 2021 release through Metal Blade in North America and Century Media elsewhere.
  • Swedish folk rock crew Garmarna have unveiled new album details as well. Förbundet drops on November 6th through Season of Mist, and you can listen to a new track right now called “Ramunder”.
  • We’ll close the day with a new video from symphonic metallers Memoira for a track called “Shooting Star”, taken from the album Carnival of Creation. That is set for a September 25th release through Inverse Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Tribulation, Skinlab, Imonolith, and More

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It be raining. Anyway, I feel like buying myself something…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Jonathan Hultén — “Chants From Another Place”

Illuminated only by the stars in the night sky, a spirit dances out of a forest to guide you on a mystical journey through barren valleys, sparkling waters, and quiet mountain tops.  Jonathan Hultén‘s latest work of art and debut solo studio album, Chants From Another Place, brings listeners to magical places on an adventure filled with darkness, hopes, dreams, life, death, and rebirth.  The album is full of emotion and rises and falls in gentle cascading currents. Continue reading

Album Review: Tribulation – “Alive & Dead at Södra Teatern”

 

Tribulation - Alive and Dead at Södra Teatern

Fog creeps across a modest stage, four silhouettes take form amongst the shadows, eerie organ music swells while a crowd softly murmurs, cheers, then falls silent—anticipating the next booming ballad.  Tribulation‘s first live album and latest release, Alive & Dead at Södra Teatern, will bring you to the theater in Stockholm, Sweden applauding with the fans.  Tribulation puts on an incredible live show and if you have not had the opportunity to see them in concert, this album will give you a clear idea of the band’s powerful presence and performance. Continue reading

Initial Descent: November 10 – 16, 2019

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As we move closer to Thanksgiving it’s time to reflect on the smorgasbord of exceptional metal releases this year. And, of course, give thanks for them. At this point, anyone still pushing the “2019 metal has been weak” agenda gets these two middle fingers. Moving on…

This week’s new metal kicks off with Tribulation who offer an opportunity to experience their commanding stage presence with an audio visual double treat from a gig captured in Sweden and yes, a live album caught top spot — it’s Tribulation so it’s an automatic thing. Casket Huffer get filthy via blackened death and sludge on their sophomore outing, and Warsenal combine old school speed metal with a healthy dose of thrash and holy crap is it ever a sweet sound with a killer album cover to boot. Last up top but certainly not least, I’ve got a soft spot for anything Michael Denner does (King Diamond and Mercyful Fate ring a bell?? Anyone?) and lucky for me Denner’s Inferno returns with a full length that’s heavy on those majestic riffs of his. All that and there’s so much more awaiting directly below. Get ready to offload some cash.  Continue reading