Didn’t keep up with the news last week? Here’s everything you missed from July 23 to July 29, condensed down.
- Founding Manilla Road guitarist Mark “The Shark” Shelton passed away at 60.
- Monuments announced their first new album in four years titled Phronesis to be out on October 5. It’s their first with new drummer Daniel Lang.
- Allegaeon will release a new album called Apoptosis somewhere around October. The band wrote 13 tracks for it, a few of which are classical guitar pieces.
- Meshuggah guitarist Mårten Hagström apologized for creating djent. Really though, it’s all lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal’s drunken fault.
- Cancer announced their first album in 13 years, and first with the original founding trio lineup since 1991.
- Unearthly Trance streamed “Mechanism Error” from their split with Primitive Man.
- Thou covered Crowbar‘s “The Lasting Dose” and nailed it.
- Speaking of crushing sludge, Conan‘s new song “Vexxagon” rules.
- Gevurah relentlessly attempted to summon Satan on “Mark Of Lucifer.”
- You should’ve taken a slow stroll down the aisle (as a pallbearer) as Un‘s new song “In Its Absence” plays.
- Sweden’s Crawl was very much about that classic Boss HM-2 sound on “Breathing Violence.”
- Deadbird (Rwake, ex-Pallbearer, etc.) announced first new album in 10 years and streamed doom-heavy new song “Luciferous Heart.”
- Sludge? Death doom? Whatever you want to call it, Lurk‘s new song “Furrow” was slow and crushing.
- Septic Tank (ex-Cathedral, Repulsion) brings forth the filth on “Burning Bridges.”
- Psalm Zero‘s Charlie Looker covered Pyrrhon’s “Empty Tenement Spirit” with a 17-piece orchestra and the band’s own vocalist Doug Moore. It’s really weird.
- Krisiun continued to be their very heavy Krisiun self on “Devouring Faith.”
- At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room announced a handful of off-dates on the Behemoth tour.
- Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, AngelMaker, and Within Destruction will all embark on the Bloodletting North America XII tour this October.
- White Swan (ex-Kittie) announced North American dates surrounding their coming EP Touch Taste Destroy.
- Uada will hit the road with Panzerfaust and Imperial Triumphant this September.
- The Black Queen (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) to tour Europe this October.
- Whores and Heads will bring the loud ass noise rock to Europe this October.