Exclusive Album Stream: 1476 – “Our Season Draws Near”

1476 - Our Season Draws Near

New England’s 1476 have always found a striking balance between shoegaze, neofolk and ambient — this combination is what has made their past work so thoroughly engaging. On their fourth album — first for Prophecy Productions — Our Season Draws Near this balance is at its best. Now, however Neil Derosa and Robb Kavjian explore post black metal in addition to their already proven formula. Today we are thrilled to offer an exclusive stream of the full album ahead of its March 31st release date. Take a listen after the jump. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Broken Hope, Paradise Lost and more!

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Photo by Rod Maurice)

March 30, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

  • Leading off, Agoraphobic Nosebleed will be replacing Wormrot at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. As one of the maybe five jackasses to have missed them last time out, I’m quite pumped about this. Noothgrush have been tapped to replace English Dogs, who also had to pull out of their appearance.

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Album Review: Steel Panther – “Lower the Bar”

Steel Panther - Lower the Bar

In a way, Lower the Bar is the perfect title for the new Steel Panther album. You see, whether consciously or not, that’s what they’ve done on two consecutive albums now, following the two relatively lights-out records (Feel the Steel and Balls Out) that broke them out. Album No. 5 is still unmistakably a Steel Panther record — and, to its credit, one that boasts a couple of absolute panty-dropping tunes — but something’s just amiss this time out. Continue reading

Interview: Aaron of Falls of Rauros on “Vigilance Perennial,” Sonic Construction, and Musical Identity

falls of rauros

For over a decade Falls of Rauros have taken the folk/black metal template and subtly expanded its scope to encompass a number of musical styles all while maintaining a singular vision. New album Vigilance Perennial feels like the culmination of this musical exploration: a deep, layered tapestry of melody and aggression that isn’t afraid to rely on the strength of its quieter moments to complement the harsher passages. Nine Circles took the time to talk with founding member Aaron Charles about the band’s history, approach to writing, as well as where and how they fit into the black/folk metal tag. Check it out after the jump.   Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Ghost and more!

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Skeletonwitch

March 29, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

  • Leading off, it looks like Skeletonwitch has begun work on a new album, which will be their first full-length with new singer Adam Clemans. Let’s go to a live look at our Literati Overlord upon hearing this news…

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