Receiving the Evcharist: Mo’ynoq and Campari Orange

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve been back in this saddle. Let’s see if I still have what it takes to knock one of these things out. Tonight’s pairing is a combination of the bracing, the assertive, and the intriguing in the form of Mo’ynoq’s A Place for Ash and a Campari Orange cocktail.

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Album Review: Gaerea — “Mirage”

Gaerea - Mirage

I still think that one of my favorite, if not my actual favorite, moments on the Audio Thing is the episode we did way back in 2018 (back when I was just a fan as opposed to a contributor), where Vince made everyone listen to Gaerea’s Unsettling Whispers, and everyone else on the call ruthlessly clowned him for it.  Okay, maybe my memory is exaggerating it a bit, but I still think about that episode for a lot of reasons.  Not least of which is, despite the fact that I like to see Vince get clowned on, it prompted me to check out Gaerea for the first time, and I was actually quite impressed.  Needless to say, this is a band that has only gotten better with time, and Mirage proves that unquestioningly.

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Sammy Duet of Goatwhore on their new album “Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven” and much more!

Goatwhore
Image courtesy of Stephanie Cabral

Goatwhore started out, at least for me, as the band you wanted to hear but couldn’t get your hands on any material. That was then. And now with their eighth full length Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven these dudes are a household name in any house that lifts up damn good metal. Call it blackened thrash or thrash and death with a splash of black metal or whatever you want to call it, bottom line is this band rules and that’s all there is to it. Ahead of the new album, which rips the door to hell wide open, Buke got the chance to chat with guitarist and part vocalist Sammy Duet about the new album and how it came to be as well as the Goatwhore ethos and how it plays into metal in general. But, they don’t stop there, a ton is covered beyond that, rest assured. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy. 

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Album Review:  Behemoth — “Opvs Contra Natvram”

Sensational satanists and extreme metal trailblazers, Behemoth, are back with their twelfth studio release Opvs Contra Natvram.  Each of the ten tracks brings hellfire with face melting riffs, abrasive vocals, killer drumming, and all the energy and attitude of a live performance.  The album title meaning “going against the current” perfectly summarizes the intent of this release which is to give a big “fuck you” to the destructive propensities in popular culture and social media.  It would not be a Behemoth album if it didn’t raise a few eyebrows from passersby and act as an righteous piece of rebellion.  This release is something only Behemoth could have created and it is not to be missed.

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Nine Circles ov…Albums I Missed While on Vacation

Can’t a guy take a few weeks off with dozens upon dozens of new albums being scattered into the winds? Thank the heavens for Ian and Angela, who covered (and covered me) with reviews of Ithaca, Imperial Triumphant, and Wailin Storms so I was able to read up and listen while burning to a crisp in Mexico. But – like every week – that was just the tip of the iceberg for heavy music, so for this edition of Nine Circles ov… let’s play a quick game of catch-up with a bunch of releases from the past two weeks we didn’t cover on the site.

I have coffee and copious amounts of aloe vera applied to various appendages. Let’s do this.

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