Initial Descent: May 23 – 29, 2021

Svneatr

I feel like I said this recently, but the everflowing stream of live shows and fests are excellent news. I mean, EXCELLENT. We’ve all missed them, and each other for that matter. Even if you’re the dude that loves to windmill dead in the middle of the crowded floor…you have been missed. Me? I won’t be in the middle of said floor, but will be holding up the bar in the back grinning from ear to ear to actually see this magical thing happen again. Anyway, I digress as we’re here for new metal and that we have tons of. Atmospheric black metal is something Svneatr dive into even deeper than before on their latest, Impaled Nazarene make sick music for sick folks and they continue their sick black metal pulverization of humanity this week, the band with the always stunning Conanish album covers and excellent heavy metal, Cirith Ungol, are once again upon us with a quick ripper of an EP, and Engraver offer up another quick ripper of an EP but this time thrash is the name of the game. Head below to find all the albums that will empty your wallet and go plan your upcoming events wisely. See you there.

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CANTO: Orange Goblin, pg.lost, Æolian, and More

Oh good. It’s dark by 4:00 PM now. I missed this!

  • Pg.lost have released an in-studio video performance of “Shelter” over at Decibel. That track is taken from Oscillate, which drops on November 20th through Pelagic Records.
  • Orange Goblin have had to reschedule their 25th anniversary tour as a result of the pandemic, but that won’t stop them from celebrating the occasion. As an alternative, they will be streaming two live shows, on December 18th and 19th in London. Get your tickets right here!
  • Literally nothing left in the inbox beyond singles and videos, so… the first comes from Cyrax, who dropped a lyric video for “Dorian Gray”, a track taken from Experiences, which is out soon through Wormholedeath.
  • And lastly, we have the new video from Æolian. This one is called “Golden Cage”, taken from The Negationist, which drops on November 20th through Black Lion Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Chrome Waves, Satan, Bleed Someone Dry, and More

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Been listening to A LOT of In Flames in recent days. Not gonna explain why just yet.

  • Chrome Waves, a project I caught onto after the release of A Grief Observed in 2018, just completed their second full-length. Where We Live will be out this coming September through Disorder Recordings. Here’s a teaser for those interested.
  • Satan has announced the upcoming release of Early Rituals, which will include a collection of their fully remastered demos. That will be available September 25th through Listenable Records.
  • Mörk Gryning also dropped a teaser for their upcoming new album, Hinsides Vrede, which drops on October 23rd through Season of Mist. Get an idea of what’s upcoming right here.
  • Bleed Someone Dry released a new lyric video today for “Mephistophelian”, which you can check out below. Unorthodox is available now through Wormholedeath / The Orchard.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Mastodon, Black Magnet, Sentencia, and More

Mastodon-2017

I guess I’m back in the regular routine again. How exciting.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Barishi, Epica, The Way of Purity, and More

Epica8.31.11

How is it only Tuesday?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb