Hail and well met, friends! It’s been a hot minute since this column was live, but I’ve got the tunes and the libations, and I think they both deserve a place to be talked about. Let’s get into it. This week’s offerings: Wombbath’s Tales of Madness and Beachwood Brewing Company’s Hayabusa Lager.Continue reading
I know; lists, right? We’re in that season and you’ve probably read a ton and will read a ton more but this list is new stuff and if you’ll remember, last week I said the hits just continue to roll in. Now, I prove it with more of those new hits. Black metallers Akhlys are back to wreck the sleep/dream continuum as only they can, Wombbath and Pillory keep death metal brutal and nasty, and Grayceon offer something vastly different in the form of prog rock but as the album cover eludes, it’s got way more depth than just prog and rock. Yep, hits. And lots of them. Roll through all the goods below and go support as many as you can. You can also gift them to your friends and enemies since we’re in that season too, just a thought.Continue reading
Yep. Way late with this but life, folks. So, we’ll make it a ‘stuff that comes out today or already out’ kinda thing and we’ll hit the highlights to make it quick. Good chance if you happen to be out of the loop so here we go… Scarab hits all the right marks for astonishingly good Egyptian death metal. I mean, if Nile actually were from Egypt, I imagine this is what they’d sound like but all comparisons aside, Scarab stand firmly and violently on their own – go get this NOW. My Dying Bride make a return and it’s a splendidly beautiful, doomy return, Swedeath demons Wombbath are back in the Swesaddle and it hurts so good at high volume, and Pure Wrath offer up another beautiful album in the form of atmospherically epic black metal. Go find all the stuff you missed out on. See you back here in a few days. Continue reading
What goodies do we got today?
- Harakiri For The Sky have announced their first North American tour, and they’ll be on the road with Numenorean and Eneferens. The dates are in May and June, so we’re still a few months out, but this should be one to put on the calendar.
- But in even bigger tour news, it looks like Rammstein may be headed back to North America in the near future. The specific locations and dates haven’t been revealed yet, but if this graphic is any indication… I will be fully prepared to throw my money at this thing.
- A whole bunch of stuff from Igorrr today. The next album, Spirituality And Distortion, will be out on March 27th through Metal Blade Records. A new single titled “Very Noise” is available now, as well as some killer pre-order packages.
- Wombbath, who always strike a nostalgic chord with me because of their performance at my last MDF probably ever, are preparing for the release of their fourth full-length album. It will be called Choirs Of The Fallen, and is scheduled for a March 6th release via Soulseller Records. You can check out a new track, “A Vulgar Declaration”, immediately below. Enjoy.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
It’s Friday! And I’d like to talk about Ghoul for a second. You see, Ghoul are releasing their fifth full-length, Dungeon Bastards, today. The vinyl edition of the album comes with a gatefold jacket that opens into a board game, which they described as follows in the August 2016 edition of Decibel:
“Essentially, it’s a board game in the style of Candyland or the traditional Creepsylvanian game, ‘Ivan Must Escape from the Pederast.’ It can truly be said that when playing this game no one gains anything and there are no winners. The only thing you will gain is a drinking problem, and you will certainly lose friends.”
Welp, sign me the fuck up. If you don’t love this band after reading that, you’re doing it wrong. That’s all there is to it. Anyway, there’s some other stuff out this week, too! Like A.M.S.G. and Ringworm! And also Descendents, even though, okay, they’re not metal. So let’s dig into it. Here’s what’s on tap this week: