CANTO: Axioma, Allegaeon, Behemoth, and More

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Last Canto this week! Yet… it’s only Wednesday.

  • Leading off the day, we have the new track and video from Axioma for “Septic”, which is streaming over at Metal Injection. Their sophomore full-length album, Sepsis, is out on June 24th through Translation Loss Records. I’ve seen some hype for this one, so it’s going to stay on my radar for sure.
  • I didn’t want to share this news because it fucking sucks and I try to keep this post strictly to more positive updates, but Trevor Scott Strnad has passed away. The vocalist of The Black Dahlia Murder will always be an absolute legend, and not much more needs to be added at this point. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and everyone else close to him.
  • Behemoth have finally revealed details surrounding their next album. Opvs Contra Natvram will be out on September 16th through Nuclear Blast. With the news, they also released the studio version and a video for “Ov My Herculean Exile”, a track we’ve seen emerge from live footage and such.
  • Symphonic metallers Visions of Atlantis released the third single from Pirates, titled “Master the Hurricane”. That album is out this coming Friday through Napalm Records.
  • And then closing out the day with a new clip from Allegaeon feels like a good idea. This is the video for “Called Home”, a track taken from Damnum, which was released earlier this year through Metal Blade. They’ve also got a bunch of tour dates on the schedule, if you’re into that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Machine Head, Wo Fat, Jungle Rot, and More

Not a happy day watching the Champions League for this guy!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Weedeater, Visions of Atlantis, Dark Funeral, and More

I’m going to a concert tomorrow. Like, a real one. Weird. Yet, exciting.

  • I know this is coming in super later, so I’ll try and keep this succinct. Weedeater has announced a super dope U.S. tour with Rebelmatic and others. Those dates run from early April to early June, and tickets can be acquired here.
  • Visions of Atlantis are releasing a new album on May 13th through Napalm Records, titled Pirates. That seems appropriate. Pre-orders are live at this location, and the first single and video, “Legion of the Seas”, is available here.
  • Scottish death/thrash collective Tyrannus have announced a new album, titled Unslayable. Physical copies are available here through True Cult Records, and be sure to check out “A Worse Reality” when you have a few minutes to burn.
  • And we’ll close out with the new video from Dark Funeral. Check out “Leviathan” below. Technically, that came out a couple days ago, but whatever. We Are The Apocalypse is out on March 18th through Century Media. I trust that it’s good, but I’m still looking forward to finding out for myself.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: We Came As Romans, Creeping Death, Tombs, and More

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Slow day today, let’s see what I can dig up.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Frank’s Power Metal Favorites of Q1 2018

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Damn, the first three months of 2018 went quick. I guess time flies when you’re constantly worried about the possible ending of existence. Anywho, I’m doing something a bit different with my monthly power metal post. Two reasons for that: 1) March was a particularly slow and weak month for the sub-genre, and 2) I actually reviewed my favorite Power Metal album of March (read it here) so there’s no need to talk about it again. Have no fear, you who yearn for my epic posts, for I shall not let you down.

While this past month was a bit dry, Power Metal actually had a very good first quarter. Some releases you may have heard of, and some you may not. I thought this would be the perfect time for me to highlight some of my favorites from these first three months. Power metal walks a fine line sometimes. Thankfully, there have been more good than bad. It’s also been very diverse in its sound, covering European, US, symphonic, progressive and melodic. There’s something for everyone! Alright, enough talk. Time for some tuneage. Here are six of my favorites from 2018 thus far. Continue reading