We’ve got another long list of metal this week so let’s jump right in — Boss Keloid return with Melted On the Inch which is vastly different from their last album but is without a doubt their best yet and consequently one of the most forward thinking metal albums you’re likely to hear. Even though Cist‘s The Frozen Casket has been out for a minute, this week’s expanded CD release is as good a time as any to pick up this slab of speedy OSDM, so get on that. Grá‘s Väsen is a healthy dose of primal black metal and Aura Noir, a band I wasn’t sure would ever return with an album, is back and exceptionally so on Aura Noire. It serves as a great reminder as to how much I’ve missed their thrashy black metal. There you have it, the lead off four. But there’s much more to get into this week so stick around as long as you want, we never close. Continue reading
Heavy music has some peerless blends, from black / death metal to stoner / sludge. Though strangely less common, the black / thrash metal subgenre boasts plenty of iconic performers. It’s a wide and debatable net that scoops up acts as divergent as Bathory, Voivod and Slayer in its universe.
Aura Noir, one of the forefathers of the sound, is owed some credit for lighting that flame and, to a degree, keeping it going. Especially with their latest Aura Noire. However, such can’t necessarily be judged by quantity, but rather quality. Continue reading
10/3/2017. It’s October now. I skipped Monday because I forgot.
- Aura Noir will be touring North America later this month with their classic lineup for the first time ever. There’s only a handful of dates, but this is a good one to catch if you can.
- Watain have announced a 7-inch Nuclear Alchemy will drop on October 31st. This single should give us a taste of what their upcoming full-length, due out in January, will be all about.
- Septicflesh have announced a co-headlining North America tour with Dark Funeral. Support will come in the form of Thy Antichrist. Count me in.
- Tom Petty has passed away at 66. It’s been a sad week. Goodbye to a legend. RIP.
- Turning things just around a bit, how about the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2018 news? Carcass, At The Gates, Mayhem, and a boatload of amazing beer. Sounds like heaven. Hell?
No video today, sorry.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
June 13, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off, Aura Noir will be headlining Stardust NYC’s two-night “Nightmares Over Brooklyn” series in October, with the band’s original trio lineup performing live in North America for the first time ever. And, once again, I’ll be away at school. Goddammit.