I got nothing. Well, nothing except loads and loads of tour announcements.
- Most significantly, King Diamond, who announced a new album and tour today. The album, which will mark the first studio album in about 12 years, will be called The Institute. It won’t be released until sometime next year but we can expect a new single in the next few months it appears. And the tour. Holy crap the tour. They are November and December dates in North America, and support is in the form of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands. This is absolutely incredible.
- And then we have Khemmis and Un. I would love to make this show happen as well, however those dates are specifically out west this coming December.
- And then there’s Atreyu, who are going to hit the road in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band. Definitely not my realm of interest, but the idea behind this tour is cool; they are going to perform 20 songs, and those 20 songs were chosen by their fans. Those are U.S. dates in October and November with Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, and Santa Cruz.
- Now that (most) of today’s tour announcements are out of the way, let’s close with a little post-black metal. This comes from a band called Dawn of Ouroboros and the song is called “Sorrow’s Eclipse”. This track was pulled from their upcoming new album, The Art of Morphology. I’m into this. Check it out.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Ahhhh it is finally mid-May. Which means the annual countdown to Maryland Deathfest is well in place. Of course, the reason MDF has become an annual tradition is because of all the incredible memories from past experiences. And what better way is there to reflect on some of the better moments from America’s premier death metal festival than with this particular piece of content? Let’s start by revisiting the highlights of MDF 2014…
Since their inception in 2009 Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have traversed the fuzzed out, scuzzy, and psychedelic realm of the metal world over the course of three full length albums. Now with their fourth release, The Night Creeper, they continue this journey but delve deeper into the darkest corners of crime infested back alleys and bring to life a long lost time of grind house horror. It’s not new territory, but here it all has a more ominous, visceral, and dangerous tone. Continue reading
Alright, kids, this is it. The new release Friday we’ve been waiting for. The heavyweight. The champ. The father of your future children. We’ve got four HIGHLY anticipated new releases to cover this week, so let’s not waste any more time. Here’s what’s dropping today! Continue reading
There sure are a lot of things going on today. Most of them are fun! Some aren’t.
That track is called “Waiting for Blood” and I’m sure many of you enjoy it.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”