CANTO: Waldgeflüster, Rotting Christ, Cradle of Filth, and More

Oh good, the start of another fucking work week.

  • One of my favorite black metal projects, Waldgeflüster, are releasing their sixth album on September 24th. Dahoam will be out through AOP Records, and you can check out the lyric video for the first single, “Im Ebersberger Forst”, right here.
  • Rotting Christ are reissuing Der Perfekte Traum on vinyl, an EP originally released back in 1999. It will be available on September 3rd, with a couple different variants, exclusively through Vinylstore.gr.
  • Cradle of Filth have announced a special Halloween show, which will take place at The Roundhouse in London. It’ll serve as the album release show for Existence Is Futile, which drops on the 22nd through Nuclear Blast. And a memorable release show I’m sure it will be.
  • I can’t tell if this is old news or not, so I’m throwing it in anyway. Underoath have announced a 2022 North American headlining tour with support from Every Time I Die and Spiritbox. That run of shows kicks off February 18th in Dallas, and runs through March 25th in Atlanta.
  • And we’ll close with some more black metal. This is the incredibly entertaining new music video from Furze for “Black Psych Tormentor”. That’s the title-track from a new album, set for an October 22nd release.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Archspire, Deafheaven, Deathsomnia, and More

Coming at you a little later tonight because… reasons.

  • We’ll start with Archspire, because that’s a popular thing around these parts. They have a new album, titled Bleed the Future, dropping on October 29th through Season of Mist. Check out the music video for the first single, “Golden Mouth of Ruin” right here.
  • A couple videos to send your way tonight, and the next one comes from Deathsomnia. Here’s the clip for “Akinesia”, which is a track taken from You Will Never Find Peace. That album is out on September 3rd through Isolation Records. Pre-orders are available here.
  • Underoath is apparently still a thing. Their seventh studio album, Voyeurist, is set for a January 14th release through Fearless Records. There’s a new single out, well ahead of that release date I’ll add, titled “Hallelujah”. I know like three people that are going to be absolutely psyched about this news.
  • Obviously we’re going to round the day off with the new music video from Deafheaven for “In Blur”, the third and final single from Infinite Granite. Just a reminder, that album drops on August 20th through Sargent House… and I cannot wait to get my copy in the mail.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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