Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review: September 15 – September 21, 2013

Saturday, 21st September 2013

DR’s editor is suitably worn-out from a late-night jaunt to neighboring Cleveland to see Alcest and Anathema (show review coming soon!), so this week’s Week in Review intro will be succinct and devoid of any opinion and/or knowledge. (Not like there’s any to begin with.) Nevertheless, below is rundown of what happened on Dead Rhetoric the past week, click, click, and click some more. Time to fetch some coffee…

General housekeeping
We fancy Carcass’s Surgical Steel comeback, we are giving away one copy to what should be, a very lucky winner. Click here.

Our ace assistant editor/photographer Charnelle Stohrer snapped off shots of Saxon, Alcest, and Anathema all in a week’s time.

Features
U.K.-based author Neil Daniels spoke to DR about his new Pantera book.

Canadian thrashers Fatality keep it going with yet another entertaining North American tour diary.

Matt Coe’s latest installment of Land of the Lost focus on the transitional year that was 1993.

And another Canadian, Devin Townsend chatted it up with us about The Retinal Circus, Strapping Young Lad, and his future plans.

Reviews
American progressive metal heroes Fates Warning return with their first album in nine years by way of Darkness in a Different Light.

Best album packaging of the year? Diabolical’s Neogenesis would be our choice.

Italian modern metallers Terrorway are off to a quality start with their Blackwaters debut.

We reviewed Daniels’ Pantera book, and came away learning a lot.

The second of the Saint Vitus reissues, Die Healing is a lost gem from the mid-90’s.

Gothenburg metallic punkers Bombus go for broke with gang vocals on The Poet and the Parrot.

A new force in the U.K. death metal underground, Merciless Terror hit ’em hard with Vile Extinction.

Finnish epic metal clan Turisas make up for their lackluster 2011 Stand Up and Fight with Turisas2013.

Don’t confuse them with Diabolical: Demonical unleash a workmanlike, but enjoyable effort with Darkness Unbound.

Looking for “real” industrial music: GOG’s Ironworks is the way to go.

The news in ten
1. Civil War releases the video for “Gettysburg.”
2. Ashes of Ares release the video for “This is My Hell.”
3. In Flames release the video for “Sounds of a Playground Fading.” Time to wrap up this album cycle, gents.
4. The mighty Insomnium release a new song, “Ephemeral.”
5. Death Angel streams a new song, “Caster of Shame.”
6. Annihilator releases the video for “No Way Out.”
7. Skeletonwich posts the video for “I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived).”
8. Flotsam and Jetsam launch Pledgemusic campaign to fund No Place for Disgrace 2014.
9. As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis will be forced to stand trial for hiring a hitman to kill his ex-wife.
10. Entombed’s Back to the Front album has been pushed back to 2014.