Starting with Cloak who are touring the U.S. with Demiser this coming October and November. I know one Nine Circler that’s going to be PSYCHED about this one. Well, two. Throw me in that bucket. Tickets can be acquired here. Both of these bands rule, so go do that.
And then we have Heavy Temple, another band I enjoy immensely. This is a shorter run of shows, but they have some U.S. dates in August and early September. They’ll be supporting their new album, Lupi Amoris, which dropped back in June through Magnetic Eye Records.
Polish black metal crew Misanthur have set October 15th as the release date of Ephemeris. Their debut will be out through Season of Mist Underground Activists, and you can check out the first single taken from that album below, titled “Black Clouds & No Silver Linings”.
After successful tours in the US and Europe, as well as festival appearances with additional national and international shows scheduled, everything came to a sudden stop for doom/heavy metal sensation YATRA with the global pandemic. That is when Dana Helmuth, founding member of the band, sat down and began writing All is Lost, their third and latest release. While the general lyrical theme of the album is rather dark and heavy, artistically reflecting the band’s dismay with the current ways of the world, the album is very lively and energetic with intriguing vocal and musical variety.
New music videos from Behemoth are always worth sharing. This one is for “Rom 5:8”. I haven’t watched it yet, but knowing the effort the Polish legends put into their video productions, I’m sure it’s as gloriously theatrical as always.
Hey, has anyone seen this Desertfest 2019 lineup yet? Holy crap. I don’t see myself getting to London in three months, but those that can will be treated to Amenra, Om, Skraeckoedlan and many other awesome acts. Jealous.
Aligning with a European tour announcement, Exumer has released a new video for the title track from their upcoming album, Hostile Defiance, which drops on April 5th. Side note: You seeing these release dates? Lots of April babies in the metal world this year.