CANTO: Watain, Dark Funeral, Dawn Of Solace, and More

Oh boy! The start of another work week!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Wolves in the Throne Room, Gama Bomb, Fit For An Autopsy, and More

Last Canto of the week. Tomorrow will find me lakeside with a bunch of idiots I call my friends.

  • Fit For An Autopsy have announced a winter 2022 headlining tour, with support from Enterprise Earth, Ingested, Signs of the Swarm, and Great American Ghost. Those dates kick off January 5th and run through February 12th. Tickets are available here.
  • Watain, a band I don’t really care about but a lot of other people do, have signed on with Nuclear Blast. As of now, they’ve begun the recording process for a new album, which we can expect sometime in early 2022.
  • Soulfly has announced that Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares will be joining them on stage for their upcoming U.S. tour. Tickets for that tour are on sale now here.
  • Marc Rizzo has been busy, and revealed a new project today titled Hail The Horns. Get a sample of what’s to come with this lyric video for “God Of Thunder”, a cover of the Kiss classic. But wait, there’s more! Rizzo also has a new solo ‘best of’ album dropping on September 10th, titled Living Shred Vol. 1. That will be out through Godsize Records.
  • Irish thrash collective Gama Bomb have returned with a new single, “Thunder Over London”. That clip is the title-track from their surprise three-song digital EP, which is set for a release tomorrow (August 6th). That is out through Prosthetic Records.
  • I’m getting more and more excited about Primordial Arcana, the latest album from Wolves in the Throne Room. So we’re going to wrap up today with the new video for “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire). That album drops on August 20th through Relapse Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Insomnium, Morbid Angel, Vastum, and More

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I think I only did one of these last week, yeah? Let’s fix that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: December 31, 2017 – January 6, 2018

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Not even a full week into the new year and I’ll be damned if there’s not already some amazing music laid bare across our laps. And the rest of the next couple of months is looking tasty as well. You know, 2018 might not be so bad after all. Anyway, it’s cold — too cold. Many of you are blowing snow out of your mouths as this goes to press while many others are just trying to wrap up as tightly as possible. Winter is upon us, like it or not but new tunes, we got them, so onward march. I had planned a completely different lead off album but a few spins of the latest, Sangue Cassia, from Portugal’s Sinistro turned my sails in a different direction. This is some of the most majestic and powerful doom I’ve heard since Amenra’s Mass VI last year and putting this band in that same category means this is an absolute must for you. Next up is black metal’s nastiest concert troop Watain with their latest Trident Wolf Eclipse which finds the band back to their biting and vicious roots but is it enough? Find out shortly. Last up in the opening slots is Norway’s power trio Magick Touch with their amazingly fun heavy metal chops on Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire and honestly if you don’t at least break a smirk to this you’re already dead and cold. We’re still in the low quantity time of the year but fear not as the quality you’ve just read about continues on just inside so snuggle up with a fire or blanket and turn it up. Continue reading

Album Review: Watain – “Trident Wolf Eclipse”

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What to do if you’re a well-established black metal act (let’s pretend there is such a thing), having garnered a significant amount of praise for your early work, getting signed to a major metal label, and then releasing something that attempts to expand the sonic palate you’ve established but doesn’t get the same notice or acclaim as those earlier records?  If you’re Watain, you regroup, wait five years, then return to the sound you had eight years ago and launch the blistering black attack of Trident Wolf Eclipse.   Continue reading