Beyond Creation have become a giant in the tech death arena since forming in 2005 (under a different moniker) and, have done this with just three full lengths which is impressive to say the least. Beyond that, the band has a progressive side as well that went full tilt on their last album Algorythm. Now, they’ve paired with Vox and Hops Brewtal North America and Overhop for a stout beer named closely after one of their songs. Head inside for an in depth discussion with Simon Girard via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.Continue reading
What a fucking day. And I actually need to work a full week this week. The WORST.
- But at least we can start with Deafheaven news. Album number five appears set for an August 20th release through Sargent House. I’ve heard rumors regarding the album name and all that, but I’ll spare the gossip until I hear more. Either way, yay.
- Beyond Creation have announced a signature beer, as part of Vox&Hops’ Brewtal North America. The “Entre Stout Et Mirage” will be a stout with Brazilian coffee and amburana, and was created in collaboration with Overhop Canada. All those brews officially drop the week of June 21st.
- Anti-Flag have announced a North American tour, which will include two legs. The first run is in September with Dog Party, Grumpster, and Oxymorrons, and then the second leg falls in November with Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Doll Skin. Tickets are available here.
- And we’ll close with the very fresh new video from Nonpoint for “Ruthless”. Legit, this just premiered a couple hours ago. “Ruthless” is the title-track from their latest EP, available here. Ok, I gotta run. Quite literally.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome back to another edition of Technically Inclined! In Round 3, we took a gander at Quebecois quartet Beyond Creation, and their debut album, The Aura.Continue reading
Welcome back and happy Saturday everyone. Another week behind us, and I’m happy to see the other side of this one. I planned on spending this last week catching up with work after being away on vacation but it turns out that my mother gave me one last Christmas present: the goddamn plague. So this week has been mostly me, already sick, taking care of my partner, who got hit much harder than me with whatever bug we got passed to us. All my downtime did give me plenty of space to explore a ton of music though, both old and new. I’ve got some really exciting promos in my inbox that are making me happy, but I’ve also been catching up on late 2018 releases I’ve been missing, like a ton of releases from Sentient Ruin that I unfortunately slept on. Let me know what else I should have listened to in the comments. That’s what the internet is for, right?
Ah, 2018. What an absurd, exhausting and often infuriating ride you were, with death as my ubiquitous companion and co-pilot. You entailed on one hand a near-cataclysmic series of loved ones dying around me in rapid succession, while on the other, an ever-flowing stream of metal that helped make that maelstrom somehow survivable and acceptable for yours truly.
As you, the well-informed reader, likely noticed during the course of the year, and will see again when you read further below, 2018 was a banner year for death metal of all colors and shapes, but most and especially for the boundary-pushing kind that redefines and reconfigures the entire genre. Another type of metal that really resonated with me was one of transcendence and catharsis, of dreamlike journey, cosmic marvel and triumphant rebirth. Overall, the vast array of diverse evolutionary pathways, latest career pinnacles, and dazzling artistic growth and achievement in the field of metal was a compelling sight to behold and a wondrous thing to experience.
As further proof of the excellent and exciting state of metal today, albums worthy of inclusion in the below list continued to be released until the very final days of the year, resulting in perhaps the strongest December release-wise in recent memory.
With this succinct backdrop in mind, I offer the following 23 releases as a tribute to goddess Eris. Continue reading