Donuts & CANTO: Incantation, Wacken Open Air, Guns ‘n’ Roses and more!

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May 30, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend, whether you were MDF-ing or otherwise. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:

    • Leading off, Incantation have announced the name and release date for their new album. The new one’s called Profane Nexus, and drops August 11 on Relapse. Get excited, kiddies!

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Wacken Metal Battle USA Winner… Corpse Hoarder!

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For those that need a refresher — since it has been a couple of weeks after all — the final round of the inaugural Wacken Metal Battle USA was this past weekend (May 20th) down in Philadelphia. The event took place at the Whiskey Tango and featured Philadelphia-based finalists Corpse Hoarder and Power Theory, while Boston was represented by Goblet and Upheaval. Well, after numerous regional rounds featuring a wide variety of impressive local metal, the time has come to celebrate the victor. Let us all congratulate Corpse Hoarder on winning their spot at the legendary Wacken Open Air festival later this summer! Continue reading

Wacken Metal Battle USA – Boston Winners and Final Round Details

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And just like that, we have reached the end of our Boston region bracket. If you need to get caught up, here are the recaps from rounds one, two, and three. The final round took place last week at ONCE down in Boston and the bands emerging from Boston, and earning a spot at the Wacken Metal Battle USA Finals, are… Goblet and Upheaval! Continue reading

Wacken Metal Battle USA – Round 3 Winner: Upheaval

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have our finalists! The third round of the Boston region for the Wacken Metal Battle USA took place March 29th at ONCE Somerville and I’m thrilled to introduce the last finalist: Upheaval. The finals are still a few weeks out, so before getting into all of those details, let’s take a closer look at last week’s winner…

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Wacken Metal Battle USA – Boston Round 2 Winner: Goblet

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For those keeping score at home, round 2 is over and only one round remains before the regional final for the Wacken Metal Battle USA! (Here’s a refresher on what we’re doing if you need it.) Two weeks age, you may recall, we introduced Coffin Birth as the round 1 winner. Now, with the second round taking place this past Tuesday, I am excited to introduce Goblet as the next Boston finalist… Continue reading