- Planning For Burial have announced North American dates with Self Defense Family and Drowse. There’s also an appearance at Meltdown Festival in London. Busy summer.
- Just in case anybody forgot that Wintersun was a thing, they’ll be in the United States this Fall. Their first tour here in five years. Which, interestingly enough, is about as long as it’s been since I last paid attention to them.
- It looks like As I Lay Dying are up to something. Which begs the question… why? Also, rumor has it that Tim Lambesis is involved. I just… I can’t.
- I’m going to wrap this up before I get any more annoyed. Here’s a video from Kataklysm. I heard their new album is good. I should listen to it. This is “Outsider”.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Sweden’s extreme metallers Zornheym released their debut full length, Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns, back in September on Non Serviam Records. Epic and grandiose are just a couple of words that describe the nine tracks found on this symphonic metal album, it’s heavy and extreme in precisely the right places but the atmosphere is the real star here and the super crisp production helps drive the point home. Zorn (lead guitarist) sent us his picks from 2017, head inside to see what he chose. Continue reading
Back in January, I introduced you all to a small handful of projects I was anticipating for the year ahead, setting the expectation that I would probably be disappointed as always. Well, now that December is fully upon us, it’s time to go back and review how I reacted to each of those releases. I made sure to avoid reviewing any of these albums (which wasn’t hard… I don’t write as much these days) just to prevent any spoilers. I guess I should remind you of my 2017 introductory post before moving ahead. All caught up? Great. Now… let’s see how it all went and decide whether or not I was disappointed.
July 10, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Yes, this thing still exists. Here’s some metal stuff you might have missed from…recently:
- As per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music over the weekend, including Skyeater, Heresiarch and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list.
- Behemoth drummer Inferno is going to be sitting out the band’s upcoming tour with Slayer to go do dad stuff. Understandable. Congrats to him. Filling in will be Jon Rice, formerly of Job for a Cowboy. I’m okay with this because of the formerly in that sentence.