CANTO: Domination Festival, Rocklahoma, Wolves in the Throne Room, and More

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I want a new camera. Just because.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Best of 2018: Josh’s List

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I had a plan in January. The same plan I have every January: to only document the albums that strike a major chord in one way or another. Yet, here we sit in December and I’m debating on at least one or two of my locked list and mourning those who fell off. Don’t take ‘fell off’ as a knock either. It simply means there was no shortage of amazing albums this year and well, I just enjoy the torture of whittling away on my favorites (not).

I’ve spoken at length about how important music is for life in general and how important it is for me as someone that had a finger on the play button for nearly all 8,760 hours that made up this year. EOY lists, I love them – always have and always will. It’s a chance to purge all the best and move on to yet another cycle into the unknown. Fire walk with me through the albums that hit home the hardest… Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 56 (11.17.2018)

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As I write this I’ve got some furious death metal punching holes in my eardrums and some really freakin’ phenomenal bourbon coating my insides. So, a good Friday…wait, Saturday. I don’t know, it’s late or early – whatever. Anyway, Thanksgiving is closing in which, in the metal and music world in general, means EOY time. Yea, I saw the Decibel thing get blasted because some dope leaked it but I didn’t read ahead to see what they picked – all it really did was remind me that I’ve got to start whittling my own list down and decide on this year’s bounty (it’s a must that I stock my liquor cabinet well). Moving on, we’ve got another stacked playlist in store for you below that, more than likely, features songs that will be attending EOY parties across the globe. But the point to this is these are all songs we’ve been cranking lately and we wanted to share the joy. So, BEHOLD, Vol. 56 awaits…

Enjoy your weekend, Happy Thanksgiving, and we will be seeing you here next week.

– Josh

Receiving the Evcharist: Anomalie and Stoneface F-Bomb

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Or as Nergal would probably write it: Vvvvvvvvv vvv Vvvvvvvvv.

Anyway. Hey everyone. Here I am. Stepping in for whatever that guy’s name is that usually covers this post. Steve something? That sounds right. Quick reminder, Receiving the Evcharist is that weekly feature where we allow our collective alcoholism to take center stage and use the pairing of a metal album to justify our self-destructive ways. So on that note, let’s talk about things I like a lot depend on: alcohol and metal. Ahem. This week’s stuff: Anomalie’s Integra and Stoneface Brewing Co.’s F-Bomb. Continue reading