CANTO: Falls of Rauros, Meshuggah, Ingested, and More

Extended weekend, just in time for a sanity check.

  • Missed this yesterday, but Venom Prison released a new track and video for “Nemesis”. That, of course, is a track taken from Erebos, which is out on February 14th through Century Media.
  • The biggest news of the day, however, comes from Meshuggah. New album details have finally been unveiled. Immutable will be out on April 1st through Atomic Fire Records. Preorders start in a couple weeks, so we’ll keep you posted.
  • More good stuff emerged today from Falls of Rauros, who are releasing Key to a Vanishing Future on March 25th through Gilead Media. They’re streaming a new song titled “Clarity” over at Bandcamp. Spoiler alert: it’s different, and it’s awesome.
  • Slaegt also revealed new album details today. Goddess will be out on March 18th through Century Media, and you can preview that with “Fealty, Thunder Whip” right here.
  • And we’ll wrap up the week with the new video from Ingested. This one is for “Rebirth”, a track taken from the new album that is set for a release later this year through Metal Blade Records. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Blind Guardian, Amorphis, Hath, and More

There’s a massive of pile of awesomeness today, so let’s see what five or six items I care about most.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Venom Prison, Swallow The Sun, The Lurking Fear, and More

I have returned from the desert of Joshua Trees, and it was awesome.

  • We can start with Venom Prison, who announced February 4th as the release date of their new album. Erebos will be out through Century Media, and you can check out the artwork here. We’ll help you keep an eye out for pre-order information and new music as it comes around.
  • This is going to be a Century Media-heavy day. Next up is Swallow The Sun, who shared more new material from Moonflowers. That album is out on November 19th, but check out the fresh clip for “Enemy” right here. They’ll also be on tour here in the U.S. next month, which is awesome.
  • Hardcore punk collective American Nightmare have announced Background Music 20th anniversary tour dates. There are eight dates slated for this run, split between the two coasts, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday at this location.
  • Of Mice & Men came at us with an album announcement and new video today. Echo is out on December 3rd through Sharptone, and the clip for “Fighting Gravity” is out… right now!
  • And the last item from Century Media today is brought to you by The Lurking Fear. The video for “Death Reborn” can be viewed directly below. That track is taken from Death, Madness, Horror, Decay, which drops on November 19th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Nine Circles ov…Metal I Missed During Blood Red

Each year I take a break from writing about metal on this site to regale the 10-12 of you who read Blood Red with reviews on horror films from every corner of the globe.  Different sub-genres, different themes…vastly different modes of execution.

Kinda like metal, no?

Anyway, I’ve managed to vaguely keep up with some of what’s been going on in the extreme metal scene a bit, with different sounds catching my ears when I wasn’t knee-deep in Evil Dead homages and terrible, terrible remakes of mediocre horror films.  So for this edition of Nine Circles ov… I wanted to say a few (very few – I’m tapped at the moment after writing over 16,000 words on horror movies) words on some metal that wasn’t coveted here on the site, but managed to stick in my ears long enough to register as something I dug.

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Initial Descent: October 4 – 10, 2020

Johansson & Speckmann

Huxley once said “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” Think about that for a second, the current perspective is surreal. Anyway, another load of new metal this week and a load of it presented below is, yet again, outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, the death metal dream duo of Johansson & Speckmann deliver their fifth full length, Tennessee’s tech-death titans Inferi roll out an EP, Venom Prison offer up a collection of re-recorded EP’s and two new tracks, and an anthemic yet melodic post-punk return from Bootblacks. Read through the list, pick out several that strike a chord, then go give them your support. They’ll appreciate it and you’ll have some shiny new tunes to enjoy, SCORE.

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