This week is starting to taper off, and I’m really excited about it.
So this sounds really freaking cool. Sólstafir and Vreid are teaming up for a very unique concert stream, scheduled for October 15th and taking place on the mountaintops of Iceland and Norway. It’s scheduled for 3:00 PM EST, and you can tune in here.
This is a Europe thing I can’t participate in, but for those that can… I’m jealous. Arcturus and Iotunn have a run of shows planned in January and February of next year. Having seen Arcturus live once before, I would love to do that again someday in a not-MDF setting.
Monuments released the first single off of their upcoming new album, the name of which either does not exist yet or I simply can’t find. Anyway, that will be out sometime in 2022, and the clip for “Lavos” can be seen here.
Atreyu has also announced a fairly massive U.S. tour this coming November and December. They’ll be supported by Tetrarch, Crown The Empire, Saul, and Defying Decay. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday, but there’s always a pre-sale code for those that want it.
I have officially stocked the fridge with more spring appropriate beers.
Let’s start with Emperor, who are marking their 30 years of existence with a livestream event titled “A Night of Emperial Wrath 2021”. The event is scheduled for May 23rd and will include guest appearances from Faust and Mortiis. Tickets are available here.
And we’ll close Tuesday with the new single and video from Desaster for “Learn to Love the Void”. That track comes with the announcement of a new album, Churches Without Saints, which will be out on June 4th through Metal Blade Records.
This week get you down? Too much monkey business? All of the above? It’s Saturday. Finally. Put the week in your rearview and focus on our Saturday morning mixtape of things we’ve been cranking this week. We’ve got a Slay At Home performance from The Lion’s Daughter, some Opeth, YOB, Schammasch, Hammer King, Beggar, Cloud Rat, Craven Idol, and several more from all over the music spectrum. So, let the rough side drag and jam with us.
I am very tired today. Must be the fact that I exercised for a change?
We’ll start with Crown, because I’ve found myself listening to a lot of The End of All Things recently. They released a new video for “Illumination” today, the latest to drop in advance of the aforementioned album’s release. The End of All Things will be available on April 16th through Pelagic Records.
And now for something (relatively) different! Did you ever wonder what it would be like if a band like August Burns Red covered the “Westworld” theme song? Well, wonder no more! Honestly, I’m kind of into it. Fun fact: I’ve tried watching that show on three separate occasions and always end up getting lost.