Album Review: At The Gates – “To Drink From the Night Itself”

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The legacy and influence of At The Gates approaches almost mythological status.  The impact of Slaughter of the Soul on the metal landscape, coupled with the band’s breakup soon after left a massive footprint dozens of bands were eager to fill.  Whether you blame or cheer ATG for the foundation and onslaught of melodic death metal (or NWOSDM or the Gothenburg sound or whatever you choose to call it) that followed in its wake, you can’t deny the spark that ignited it.  Now with the release of their second post-reunion album To Drink From the Night Itself it’s up to us to determine if they’re carrying the legacy forward or merely riding the wave they first created.   Continue reading

CANTO: At The Gates, Otep, Obscura, and More

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And all of a sudden it’s summer.

  • Otep is up to things. Details have emerged about a new album titled Kult-45 that will be out on July 27th. Upcoming summer tour as well.
  • Obscura teaser! I almost forgot about these guys. Looks like we get a new song in its entirety next Tuesday… in line with new album preorders. Woot.
  • I don’t really have anything else so here’s Kerry King on The Jim Jeffries Show talking about stuff. The clip is like 5 minutes in-ish, and lasts about 5 seconds.
  • Hey, a new At The Gates video. This one is for “Daggers Of Black Haze”. Casual reminder that To Drink From The Night Itself drops May 18th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 31 (3.5.2018)

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Full disclosure here: as good a weather as we had this weekend and as much time as I spent out in it, I do not want today to be Monday. But, time marches on and so does the laborious task of a new week. Anyway, we’ve got a fresh batch of tunes for you to digest and pair with whatever coffee you have flowing this morning. As usual, the tastes are all over the place but that’s what makes these enjoyable. And honestly, who can’t use a little joy on a Monday?! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here so you don’t miss a thing and stay tuned later today for a giveaway from a band we’re excited about. Head inside. Listen. Guzzle coffee. Headbang at your desk. You’re welcome. Continue reading

CANTO: At The Gates, Metallica, the End of YAITW, and More

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2/26/2018. I took, like, a week of. For no reason in particular.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: At The Gates, Primordial, and a Couple Tour Announcements

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1/18/2018. I think we have some good stuff today.

  • At The Gates have completed recording their new album, To Drink From The Night Itself, which will be out on May 18th. Here’s the latest studio recap from a three part series.
  • WAKE have announced an upcoming tour with Withered. The run of shows kicks off mid-March and will feature 21 dates across North America.
  • And another tour for good measure. Fistula will have embark on a brief run of shows this coming May with Come To Grief. There will be 13 dates covering a good chunk of the US.
  • Primordial news! They have a new album coming out! It’s called Exile Amongst The Ruins and will be out March 30th. Here’s a video for the first single called “Stolen Years.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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