CANTO: Devin Townsend, Loviatar, Wednesday 13, and More

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Slow day but let’s try and whip something up. And then I guess I’ll go to the mountains.

  • Devin Townsend is preparing for an enhanced released of 2019’s Empath. This release, titled Empath – The Ultimate Edition, will feature the original record as well as a couple Blu-Ray discs that feature bonus material, documentary footage, and more. And it will be out on June 5th.
  • Loviatar have a new album dropping on Friday (April 3rd) called Lightless through Prosthetic Records. If you’ve needed some doom in your life, you can get a sample of that record today through the new music video for “Horse In Thrall”.
  • Looks like Atreyu have released a song with M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Aaron Gillespie (Underoath). That’s interesting. The song is called “Super Hero”, and you can check out here if you feel so inclined.
  • Lastly, we’ll close with a new lyric video from Wednesday 13 for “The Hearse”. That is taken from the most recent album, Necrophaze, which is out now on Nuclear Blast. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Abbath, Dead To A Dying World, Allegaeon, and More

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I took a day off midweek for no reason whatsoever.

  • Abbath has announced his sophomore album, Outstrider, will be released on July 5th. Personally, I thought his debut was… fine? But Immortal‘s post-Abbath success last year means I will be paying close attention to this one.
  • I missed this yesterday so I’m sharing it now. Dead To A Dying World released a new track called “Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns”. Of course it’s good, but it’s not fair to dig into it too much until we have an entire album to digest. Remember Litany? Yeah. Like that. But the new album, Elegy, will be out in about one month. Not long to wait.
  • Underoath have released a new…. *delete*.
  • Let’s check in on Ozzy and his recent health struggles. It seems like he’s doing better, which is a good thing. A reminder that the U.S. leg of his tour is right around the corner.
  • Allegaeon dropped a new music video for “Extremophiles (B)”, in the continued build to the April 19th release of Apoptosis. I know at least one person pumped for that album, so let’s see what this clip is all about.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Underoath – “Erase Me”

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The new Underoath album is the best record Linkin Park never released.

If you’re looking for a pull quote, there you go. I’ll serve it up to you on a silver platter. I posted this last night on Twitter and the responses I got ran the gamut. Much in the same way that I think responses to Erase Me will cover the spectrum of  “Kick ass! Underoath is back and better than ever!” to “What the hell were they thinking? Where’s my xhardcorex?!” I have a hunch that, once the hype and dust settles down, this record will end up being the most divisive of their career. I’ve listened to it about four or five times so far, with another spin happening right now as I write this.   Continue reading

CANTO: Iron Maiden’s new beast of a plane, Underoath’s return, and more! Definitely!

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Gonna try and bang these out pretty quickly so that I can get on with my evening. Not a ton out there today, anyway. Or is there…?

Emphasis on weird.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey