We’re back again folks. I don’t have much to say except that I’m grateful again for my colleagues and friends who pick up my weekly column when life gets in the way (go check out Corey’s Evcharist from this past week and witness his return to the throne). This week has had some pretty amazing highs and some pretty serious lows but I’m grateful for the music that’s allowed me to hit the pause button on life along the way. You’ll find some of our favorite stuff here that we’ve been jamming the last week, as usual, irrelevant of genre and release date constraints. Just an honest look at what we here listen to in our down time. Take a look and a listen below, and thanks for checking it out.
I think I only did one of these last week, yeah? Let’s fix that.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I might squeeze in two of these before heading to Wyoming.
- Lacuna Coil have a new album announcement. It actually came our way yesterday, but, ya know, I’m me. Black Anima will be out on October 11th via Century Media Records.
- Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival have revealed a mostly complete lineup for their 2020 event in Frederick, MD. Highlights include Primitive Man, Vastum, Magic Circle, etc.
- Slayer have announced The Final Campaign. The final leg of their farewell tour begins on November 2nd and ends on the 30th. Support will be in the form of Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals for all dates.
- Hey, check it out. You can listen to the title track from the upcoming Mizmor album, Cairn. It’s long and it’s awesome.
- FIVE things I felt like including in this today. Aren’t you lucky? This is a new video from Unveil The Strength. It’s for a song called “Hell’s Never Over”.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
March 21, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off with one we missed from over the weekend — whoops! — but it’s particularly cool, so we’re gonna play catch-up: the Shadow Woods Metal Festival announced its 2017 lineup, and holy crap is this one a dandy. Panopticon, Vastum, Uada, Woe and tons more. Get on it.
- Cool tour alert: Primus has announced an extensive run of summer dates with Clutch. I’ve never seen Primus, and the one time I did see Clutch, I was too wasted to remember much, so…I might have to dabble with this one.
- Mike Scheidt’s been through hell over the last few months, so a bit of great news on that front: the YOB frontman successfully underwent a second surgery as part of his recovery from diverticulitis. Here’s hoping Mike heals up further and gets back to doing what he does best: utter sonic devastation.
- Remember that then-untitled new Danzig album we told you about on Friday? Well, it’s got a title: Black Laden Crown. Hooray?
- And finally, Ghost Bath released a new song called “Ambrosial,” which you can hear below:
I liked these guys more when they were from China. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,
Keeping the recaps and highlights of this past August’s Migration Fest moving along, we move on to our (my) second installment… you can catch the first part here. While the festival certainly jumped out to a good start with the events and bands of both Thursday night at Obsidian and the first night at The Capitol Theater on Friday, there is no doubt that Saturday was absolutely the high point of the weekend. I’ll do my best to recall some of the happenings below. But, ya know, it’s been awhile. And I’ve been busy, because life. No matter! Let us begin/resume. Continue reading