The Monday Press: Pallbearer, Plebeian Grandstand, Skeletonwitch, and More!


We got a whole bunch of news gathered for you this week. Get informed!

Lord Dying are touring the US with Black Fast, Child Bite, and Joel Grind, which I hear is a grind band that only plays 80’s Joel (not really) starting in August. Check those dates, and also some dates for Lord Dying, Entombed, and Voivod in Europe here.


Plebeian Grandstand and Pyrrhon announced a summer US tour.


I swear I feel like I am covering a tour of at least one of these bands every week, but here’s a reminder that the Psycroptic, Beyond Creation, and The Zenith Passage tour is starting.


Let’s thrash it up! Skeletonwitch have a new excellent song out. EP is coming August 19th.

Insomnium released the cover art for their upcoming album. Winter’s Gate will be out September 23rd.


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  • Dubbbz

    Thank mr skeltal for the news and calcium.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    that ‘witch sure sounds black

    • I was about to say the exact same thang, you beautiful spherical psychic.

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        I’m not frowning upon it either.

    • Stanley

      Exactly. I’m 3 mins in and I’ve only heard about 10 seconds of thrash. This is much blacker and I’m digging it.

      • Joaquin Stick

        I wrote my line before I listened to it, then forgot to revise. I am agrees.

        • Stanley

          Finished the song. This is way different and not in a bad way.

          • Dubbbz

            Pretty rad IMO

          • Stanley

            Your band Krallice are playing In Oakland in August with Pale Chalice and Black Fucking Cancer. Not sure if they are touring anywhere near you.

          • Dubbbz

            No one is ever touring anywhere near me :(. I might make a trip to Dallas to go see PG and Pyrrhon with Leif and Stocky.

          • Stanley

            Ha ha. When I say near you, I mean in the monolithic state of Texas.

          • Dubbbz

            All I can find is a very short run with like 6 dates.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            that would be a tight bhole show

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        I can tolerate the new singer now.

        • Stanley

          I thought he had actually left Wolvhammer, but I do believe he was singing with them when they supported Taake the other night.

      • InfinityOfThoughts

        I hear some Panopticon influence. It’s really sweet.

    • they were overdue for a little variety in their tunage, and this song surely delivered!

  • I pre-ordered that new Unmerciful this weekend. Looking forward to it, surprisingly. I was skeptical at first since James King was absent from drum duty, but goddamn… Longstreth was discipline enough to not get too technical and just bring the blastbeat annihilation instead.

    Always loved Kings drumming on Origins Echos of Decimation, such a savage and underrated album in my opinion. Short and fucking sweet! Blast beats, Blast beats, Blast beats, and more Blast beats.

  • Not metal, but At The Drive in cancelling their tour right before taking the stage in NYC this weekend has to be one of the douchiest moves ever conjurred. I got invited to go to this and turns out passing on it was a good move.

    • killvps

      Bummer, I’ve always wondered what Omar Rodriguez Lopez is doing nowadays (besides antemasque).

    • My buddy had tix for their DC date last week but they cancelled right before. I wonder what’s going on with those fools.

      • Owlswald

        The press release said the singer is having some sort of serious issue with his vocal chords. They are known to be flaky though.

      • brokensnow


      • They are certainly doing their part to insure a good portion of people dislike them.


      Did I do that right?

  • Random note: I got the new BAT album in the mail this weekend as well; been playing it non stop since I got it. Highly recommended! Awesome blend of punk and speed metal. Great riffs and superb drumming too. Definitely a top contender for the years best album in my opinion.

    • Felix Griffin >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Oh, and also been jamming that new Gutter Instinct album a lot. Going to play in now actually.

      • Hans Müller

        Decided to switch from Oranssi Pazuzu to Gutter Instinct after reading your comment. Fifth track on O.P.’s latest ends with almost the same sound of crackling fire that G.I.’s latest starts with… perfect transition!

        Now that’s some news you CAN’T use. Ever.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Vattnet Viskar is one of my old ladys favs

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    Really hoping to be able to catch Plebeian Grandstand when they play here.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I started Preacher yesterday! I am totally confused after ep1, but in a good way. I’ll probably watch the second tonight. What days to they air?

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Sunday nights! I caught the 4th episode last night and loved it, despite watching it during work which is always a little harrowing.

      • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

        My dad’s been highly recommending it to me as well as you guys, so checking it out this week. First off on my list though is Deadpool and 10 Cloverfield Lane, since they’re now out on DVD.

        • Joaquin Stick

          Both of those are great for very different reasons, but Cloverfield might be my favorite movie of the year so far.

          • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

            Definitely looking forward to it, even though I was really jonesing for a full blown Cloverfield sequel with the monster from the first one. They definitely left a lot of room for a sequel, and Abrams’ explanation for this one was loopy at best. He really needs to stop doing 90000000 at one time and actually sit down and concentrate on one thing exclusively, like he did with Fringe.

          • Waynecro

            I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane Saturday (my animator friend insisted that I see it). It was pretty good. I thought it was a bit predictable, though.

    • RJA

      I’m considering the Omaha show or Minneapolis depending on my schedule – that’s a great pairing of bands.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    That Lord Dying tour looks like the tits.

  • Guppusmaximus

    SOEN is currently recording some new material. Can’t wait.

    • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

      If only more Tool fans knew about them, they’d stop bitching about or even waiting up on a new Tool CD!

      • Guppusmaximus

        Maybe, maybe not. I’ve stopped worrying about Tool fans. I’ve seen some of the remarks on Soen’s videos and Tool fans can be fucking pompous. I mean, I dug Tool back in their hey-day. Personally, I don’t think they ever topped AEnema, BUT, I like how SOEN didn’t let that influence define them. ‘Tellurian’ fused that with an Opethesque style and really uncovered a new-ish sound. It’s not often that you hear bands getting exponentially better one album later.

        Now, if they’ll just fuse the mellow Tool stuff with Opeth’s Hope Leaves,Face of Melinda, etc and throw in some Spanish acoustic parts while keeping that Latin / Tribal flavor along with the spur of the moment crushing heaviness then we’ll really have a treat on our hands. They should consider another guitarist. They really do have a diverse palette to work with…

  • Guppusmaximus

    Also, not a new album, but, 5 for Trio released a new video. If you’re interested in thought provoking music from another genre. These guys kill…

    Stream the entire album {}

    • this rules

      • Guppusmaximus

        It’s deceptively complex. It doesn’t sound like much but it tells a story really well. The crescendo into the release makes you realize just how talented these guys are. It doesn’t forsake the melody for wankery.

  • Thanks for the news round, Joaquín 🙂

  • Count_Breznak

    The new Gojira is worse than I imagined. And I imagined it pretty damn bad.

    • brokensnow


    • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

      I’ve been meaning to listen to it lately, but I’m definitely not expecting much at all. The stuff I’ve heard so far is either a watered down radio friendly version of their usual stuff (wouldn’t go as far as Joe did, though, and say it sounds like Godsmack!), or just a literal repeat of their usual stuff.

  • I caught that Psycroptic show over the weekend in KC, was gud.

    • Abradolf Lincler

      i Platinum’d DkS3 over the weekend #relgud

      • I’m jelly (and not gud)

        • Abradolf Lincler

          did it all p much with my sorcerer (get rekt RT), but now im going to start building up my pvp dex tank

  • Owlswald

    Did anyone check out the Giraffe Tongue Orchestra song that was on Carter’s BBC radio show? Skip to around 5:00 to check it out. I’m really digging it.

  • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

    Yes, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzz, new Saor! Loved the last CD, so might end up putting this one in my BC basket for the week.

  • OldMetalHead

    Will definitely go to the Lord Dying show. Saw them open for Battlecross and Crowbar last year. Lord Dying stole the show IMHO.

  • Waynecro

    I wish Psycroptic, Beyond Creation, and The Zenith Passage were coming to my city. I’d leave the house for that lineup.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa