Profile: Naut of Sonic Black Metallers Necronautical

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Necronautical – photo courtesy of Ester Segarra

Melodic, symphonic, and atmospheric walk into a bar and proceed to drunken obliteration with their new found friend, ripping black metal – such is the case with the UK’s Necronautical on their upcoming third full length Apotheosis. This smorgasbord is nothing new, of course, but the band’s approach to it is staggering and a damn joy to experience, to say the least. Debut Black Sea Misanthropy was a melodic, aggressive, and catchy first effort but while it was very confident in itself it lacked a stone cold identity. Then on The Endurance At Night the band awakened their symphonic third eye and abruptly fixed the identity crisis while keeping a firm hold on their striking power. Now, the lessons learned result in an epic and majestic 50 minutes of black metal that borrows equally from those barflys we met earlier and as cliche as this may seem, Apotheosis is unique, immersive, and captivating. Ahead of the album’s release, we reached out with our set of Profile questions and Naut (vocals, guitar, keys) answered the call with a fury. Head below to see how it went down and DO NOT miss the preorder on this one, links are contained within. Continue reading

CANTO: Mayhem, Mr. Bungle, Allegaeon, and More

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Today has been, in a word, brutal.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Amorphis, Dimmu Borgir, Rotting Christ, Winterfylleth, and More

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I’m very tired. Let’s see what lurks in the inbox on this fine Monday.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: August 11 – 17, 2019

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Cerebral Rot – photo courtesy of Desi Hermann

Last week was bit of a blur what with all the news items and “theories,” Tool takes and thinkpieces keep coming in by the truck load, and Gatecreeper dropped a ballad off their upcoming album…a ballad. New week and new metal, so let’s do that.

Cerebral Rot go the caveman death metal route (in this case, a very good thing) on their debut, Devourment break a six year silence with their trademark brutal-techy-slammy death metal, Unburnt unleash blackened death metal hell across their four track EP, and Dialith bring unbridled symphonic power on their debut full length. Focus on this week and forget last week but don’t put away the popcorn just yet.

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RETROCUTION: Billy Mays Band premieres new track, “Videostore”!

Billy Mays Band’s new album, Introspection, releases on August 30 via Lazerdiscs Records.

On Friday, Lazerdiscs Records announced Introspection, the debut album from French synth act Billy Mays Band. Over the album’s eight tracks, producer Kevin — nope, he’s not actually named Billy Mays — concocts an entertaining blend of synthwave and retro guitar rock. In an increasingly crowded synth landscape, it winds up being quite a memorable listen.

Ahead of the album’s release on August 30, Nine Circles is pleased to share a premiere of Introspection‘s second track, “Videostore.” Hit the jump to give it a listen!

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