CANTO: Kvelertak, Fit For An Autopsy, Megadeth, and More

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Week four has begun.

  • Kvelertak are the latest band (that I’ve paid attention to at least) to announce a live performance streamed via the interwebs. The show is scheduled for April 10th (this coming Friday) and will be available to view at this location.
  • Megadeth recently dropped a pre-order for a T-shirt bundle that comes with a mask, because of the all this COVID-19 stuff. A portion of the proceeds are going to relief efforts. Interestingly, I no longer see the item on the website. Did it sell out already? Hmm…
  • In case you missed this last Friday, Panopticon dropped a new EP titled Beast Rider to help support the musicians that have had it particularly challenging during the COVID-19 situation. If you haven’t snagged it yet, here’s your chance.
  • Fit For An Autopsy dropped a new single/video through Nuclear Blast. It’s called “Fear Tomorrow”, and to make your lives easy, it’s embedded for your viewing pleasure below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Torchia — “The Coven”

Torchia - The Coven

Bands don’t have to reinvent the wheel to be good at their craft. Or, at least, that’s what I tell myself when I listen to a new album and am oddly disappointed when it fails to capture my attention. While disappointment tends to be the feeling du jour when it comes to certain genres, there are still nuggets of music here and there that bring joy because some aspects of a particular genre are still thriving. This is the case with Torchia, whose newest release, The Coven, seems to stick with the powerful riffing we see in a lot of early melodeath, but they also add a little groove to their sound. Continue reading

Initial Descent: April 5 – 11, 2020

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Dool (photo courtesy of Nona Limmen)

Well, well, well. We’re all still in this crap. But, at least we’ve got good tunes to ride it out with and this week, there’s no shortage of good to be found. So, let’s do this. Dark metallers Dool return with an absolute stunner (no surprise here, amazing band and amazing music), Akurion uncover all the dark corners in their love letter to death metal and all its wares, Benighted continue their reign of all things insane via grinding death metal, and High Priestess turn doom on its ear with some Pink Floydish twists. Four albums up top and many, many more to go so get to it! Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Forndom — “Faþir”

It’s been a really good week for me on the “I get to review awesome albums” front.  I’m still reeling from Aara’s new release and next week is going to feature some bangers as well.  Your boy is truly blessed, and even though you might be looking at this page and saying “oh my god, not another folk album,” please know that Forndom’s Faþir isn’t your average folk album and also, you’re not my real mom and I don’t care.  It rules. It’s time for Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 123 (4.4.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday playlist series. This time around, I’m making sure you’re all aware there are three (3) new songs out by my favorite band of all time, Josh brings the new Pyrrhon single, and Ian brings more Aara to the party, who’s newest album I’ve been hotly anticipating. All this, and more, at the link below.

– Vincent