Due to a combination of morning-long work commitments and another 5-hour flight home without wi-fi, this will likely be the last NCS post of the day. Things should be more (ab)normal tomorrow.
In this post, I’ve quickly collected a variety of items that caught my eyes (and ears) last night.
Cattle Decap posted this status on their FB page last night: “We sodomized the city of Budapest, Hungary tonight. On Thursday we spill our seed upon the citizens of Czech Republic at Brutal Assault. Bye, bye fuckers” At times like these, it’s fun to imagine the reaction of people outside metal if they knew how our bands showered gratitude on their fans. We, of course, only laugh.
CONQUERORS OF THE WORLD
I included news of this tour in a post on July 10 when only 13 dates had been announced. Now, a more complete schedule is available. I’m so fucking pleased to see a Seattle stop on the list. Septic Flesh . . . Krisiun . . . Melechesh . . . Ex Deo . . . Inquisition . . . wow . . .
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/13 – Trois-Rivières, QC @ Trois-Rivières Metalfest
10/14 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
10/15 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
10/16 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/19 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
10/21 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/23 – Kelowna, BC @ The Level Night Club
10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/26 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/27 – S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dick’s
10/28 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
10/29 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
10/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
10/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
I saw the news that this Canadian band we’ve been following for a while at NCS now have release date for their new album — Embers and Revelations — which will be released by Relapse Records. Playing a hybrid of black and death metal with an ethnic Indian influence, Weapon is definitely a band worth watching, and this album should definitely be worth hearing. Pre-orders are being accepted at Bandcamp here.
Yesterday also brought this brief teaser clip for the new music:
Ensiferum may trust in their swords. I trust in Ensiferum to deliver folky pagan battle metal that makes the heart swell. From what I’ve heard of the new album so far, the trust is well-placed.
BURNING THE MASSES
Thanks to Utmu, I saw that San Diego’s Burning the Masses have released a new song. It’s a pre-production demo of a song called “Cyclical Decay”, which will appear on the band’s next album projected for 2013. I’ve been following this band for a while because they do lots of interesting cross-genre things in a sub-genre that’s stuffed with a lot of sameness.
This song is a very good example of that. It’s really all over the fucking map. Just listen:
Okay, this will come to you completely out of left field, just as it did to me when BadWolf suggest I give it a listen. Definitely not metal, though it’s a cover of a Metallica song — “Ride the Lightening”. I have no idea who Kendra Morris is, but I have to say I like her soulful, jazzy voice. and what she’s done with this song is pretty creative. So I’ll end the post with this.
Kendra’s debut album, Banshee, will be released by Wax Poetics Records on August 28, 2012.
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