This is another daily collection of things I saw and heard this morning that I thought were worth sharing. It’s heavy on the death metal, because the death metal is heavy on me.
This is a big Goatwhore day. First, I saw the news that Goatwhore will be touring the U.S. and Canada with High On Fire and Lo-Pan. The tour begins on Nov. 15 in Austin and concludes on Dec. 22 in San Francisco. On selected stops, Primate (featuring Brutal Truth vocalist Kevin Sharp) and Corrosion of Conformity will also be performing.
This should be an ass-mauling, face-lacerating show. I’m happy that it’s stopping in Seattle, because it’s important to be happy for yourself in order to be happy for other people, or so I tell myself whenever I see stupendous tours that stop in Seattle but may not stop where you live. The full schedule is after the jump.
I also saw that Goatwhore have today premiered a new official lyric video for “Death To the Architects of Heaven”, a killer song from their 2012 album, Blood For the Master. You can watch that after the jump, too.
First, here’s the tour schedule:
HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE, LO-PAN TOUR
11/15 Austin, TX Emo’s
11/16 San Antonio, TX Korova
11/17 Dallas, TX Tree’s
11/19 New Orleans, LA One Eyes Jacks
11/20 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
11/21 Savannah, GA Jinx
11/23 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel *
11/24 Boston, MA Sinclair *
11/26 Toronto, ON Opera House *
11/27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe *
11/28 Portland, ME Port Street Music Hall *
11/29 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
11/30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
12/01 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
12/03 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
12/04 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
12/05 Columbus, OH Ace Of Clubs
12/06 St. Louis, MO Firebird
12/07 Chicago, IL Double Door
12/08 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club
12/09 Madison, WI High Noon
12/11 Denver, CO Bluebird
12/13 Boise, ID Neurolux
12/14 Seattle, WA Neumos
12/15 Portland, OR Dante’s
12/16 Vancouver, BC Venue
12/18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst **
12/19 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick **
12/20 Fullerton, CA Slidebar no High on Fire
12/21 Santa Ana, CA Consellation Room **
12/22 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
* w/ Primate
** w/ Corrosion of Conformity
And now here’s the video.
I saw that absolutely fantastic album art up above, by none other than Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor, etc). It stopped me dead in my tracks. While I was sitting there in my tracks, dead, I also noticed that a release date has been announced by Metal Blade for this Swedish band’s fourth album, Aeons Black: Nov 19 in Europe and Nov 20 everywhere else. And then I noticed that the title track also started streaming today. And then I noticed it’s available for free download (here). And then I listened to it.
It’s a big, heavy, rolling, spiky ball of doom/death — inexorable, remorselessly pounding, and utterly blasphemous. I believe I will like this album very much.
I saw that General Surgery have a new 7″ EP slated for release by Relapse on Nov 6 (with pre-orders accepted here). Its title is Like An Ever Flying Limb, which has to be a candidate for best EP/album title of 2012. The cover art is damned sweet, too.
I also saw that last week Relapse premiered the EP’s title track, which I’ve now heard. It’s howling, blasting, bowel-eviscerating death metal. What else did you expect from General Surgery? I think it sounds fuckin’ A-OK. Have a listen:
Furyborn are a band from Dorset, UK, and a new discovery for me. They released a five-song EP earlier this year entitled The Reaping Of Our Days. I came across them today because they’ve just released an official video for one of the EP’s songs, “This Fury Reborn”, and I got an e-mail about it. The video was directed, edited and produced by Richard Slater.
About the song: It has head-busting riffs delivered in a flurry, it has about 1,000 double-kicks per minute, it has fleeting moments of catchy melody, it has a flesh-carving groove. It’s nice, and I would now like to hear more.
The Reaping Of Our Days is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3. Furyborn are at work on a debut album and have shows lined up with NCS favorites such as Sylosis, Bloodshot Dawn, and Flayed Disciple. You can get more details about that on the Furyborn FB page.