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New Waldgeflüster Album Coming

A project I discovered via a split EP with Panopticon, Germany’s Waldgeflüster released the details (link) regarding their forthcoming third full-length album, Mondscheinsonaten. I’m stoked to hear it, as the band’s previous two albums were both really good. The album drops on April 12th, and I’ll definitely be reviewing it for The Shack.

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New Wolves In The Throne Room

Although there aren’t many details available, Wolves In The Throne Room announced on their social media pages (link) that the follow-up to 2017’s Thrice Woven (review) is in the works and is presumably coming out this year. I don’t even care if it’s another weird album, or a more standard black metal offering, Wolves In The Throne Room can do whatever they […]

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New Saor Album Coming

After signing a deal with Avant Garden Music, one of my favourite metal projects has blossomed into a full-blown band and have announced the follow-up to 2017’s Guardians. The release date is in early February, but I’m already stoked for it. The band released their first video, for the lead single “Bròn” (link).

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Black Metal Week – January 7th, 2019

The reissue of Grand Declaration Of War ended up starting a black metal kick that I’ve been on all week. I ended up listening to every Mayhem album I have, which is all the major EPs and LPs from Deathcrush up to Chimera. I actually liked Chimera a lot more the second time around, I’ll need to see […]

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Music Stuff

I noticed that Season Of Mist had posted the entirety of the 2018 remix / remaster of Mayhem‘s Grand Declaration Of War (YouTube) and really enjoyed listening to it. I’m plotting out my next round of music purchases, and I’m debating getting this one in a physical format. I listened to the album a bunch of times, and […]

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Infinity War

I finally put my Netflix subscription to use, and watched Infinity War. For what was, essentially, a 2.5 hour-long fight sequence, I thought it was pretty good. I don’t know when — or even if — I will get around to watching the other superhero movies which build-up to this film, but I had fun watching […]

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Year-End Music Lists

I am not a big fan of writing lists or ranking stuff, so I won’t be putting up any Best / Worst Of 2018 lists. The only reviewer I pay any specific attention to is Anthony Fantano, and I completely agreed with his selection for Worst Album Of 2018 (link), which was Lil Xan‘s Total […]

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Slayer Announces More ‘Final’ Tour Dates

It looks like I’m going to get another crack at seeing Slayer live, before they finally stop touring. I’m surprised they’re actually coming to Ottawa, but I’m also stoked that they’re bringing 2 other bands I’ve wanted to see for quite some time. Cannibal Corpse and Amon Amarth are on the bill, along with Lamb of God — a phenomenal line-up. […]

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A Heavy Dose Of Weird

I’m catching up (somewhat) on all the albums I’ve been meaning to listen to. My first impression of Opidian Forest‘s latest full-length, votIVe, is somewhat mixed; I really like the music but the vocals are …. I’m going to see if they grow on me — I’m going to leave it at that. Next up was Daughters, with […]

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New Music

I finally put up my review of Lil Peep‘s posthumous release, Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2 (link). I just listened to the full-length debut from Arête and quite liked it — I’ll be putting together a review of it over the weekend and will likely buy it at the end of the month. There are a […]

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