Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review August 2 – 8, 2014

Saturday, 9th August 2014

A number of big fall tour announcements this week (see below), in addition to the numerous tours that have already been announced thus far. It makes you wonder, how does the obsessive metal fan find the time and/or cash to attend all the festivities, particularly the lucky ones living in the “major” cities that get the pleasure of having every tour go through them. There’s a little bit for everyone this fall, hope you’re saving up and getting those wallets fat, I know I will be. – Kyle McGinn

General Housekeeping
Our July album of the month went to Fallujah’s The Flesh Prevails.

Last call for our Steel Prophet giveaway!

Features
Helmuth from Belphegor answers some questions about their latest, Conjuring the Dead.

David E. Gehlke gets us up to speed with Psychotic Gardening.

Tortorum talk to us about Katabasis, and even social media.

Reviews
Darkest Hour shakes things up a bit on Darkest Hour.

A disappoint swansong (maybe) from Nachtmystium in the form of The World We Left Behind.

Can’t make it to Europe for festival season? Perhaps a viewing of Live At Wacken 2013 is in order.

Power metal fans would do well to give Dragonforce’s Maximum Overload a chance.

Halcyon Way merge multiple genres with ease on Conquer.

Blind Rage shows that Accept show no signs of slowing down.

Krigsgrav wisely avoids sounding too American with The Carrion Fields.

A Hymn of the Vicious Monster introduces us to some future major players in Azooma.

The news in ten
1. Watch Megadeth fly on a private jet from Spain to Sweden.
2. Wacken Open Air 2015 already sold out.
3. Abysmal Dawn: Obsolescene due in October.
4. Obituary set to release Inked in Blood in October; album details unveiled.
5. Godflesh: A World Lit Only By Fire coming in October; “Dark Ages” now streaming.
6. Devin Townsend Project to tour US this fall with Animals as Leaders, Monuments.
7. Death DTA tours announce North American tour with Obituary and Massacre.
8. Decapitated stream new jam “Psalm to the Dummy God Creation.”
9. Lacuna Coil announces North American tour with Devil You Know.
10. Rivers of Nihil and Black Crown Initiate join up for Reading Rainbow tour.