Receiving the Evcharist: A Congregation of Horns and Black House

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: A Congregation of Horns’ Goat Cult and Modern Times Brewing Company’s Black House.   Continue reading

Album Review: Suicide Wraith, Necrolytic Goat Converter, Uncanny Reality – “Shades of Sorrow”

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I love split releases.  Whether its similar bands playing off of each others’ strengths or two totally different bands going toe-to-toe, there is a sense of community and camaraderie that makes split releases a joy to listen to.  Plus it just feels like you’re getting more bang for your buck, right?  Today, I have the pleasure of talking about Shades of Sorrow, a split that certainly delivers on the “bang,” a three-way offering of depressive black metal from the UK’s Blackened Death Records featuring Suicide Wraith, Uncanny Reality, and our very own Necrolytic Goat Converter.   Continue reading

Nine Circles ov…Blackened Death Records

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Underground Forever.

Those words stand as the rallying cry for Blackened Death Records, a UK label founded and run by Richard Weeks, a stalwart of the online metal community and a whirling dervish of musical activity, recording under various names and styles for the label, as well as taking over bass duties for The Meads of Asphodel. The label specializes in extreme metal and noise, with an eye to off-kilter and truly independent passion projects, many headed by Weeks himself, who proves adept at a number of different genres and styles.

All that plus a regular podcast where Weeks raps rhapsodic on anything under the sun (as long as its metal), unique merchandise such as the popular “Stop Supporting Racist Bands” t-shirt and various compilation albums featuring new and upcoming bands. It’s a huge output from anyone, let alone a solitary dude so we’re bringing back Nine Circles ov… to not only spotlight a true soldier of metal, but to help immerse you in some of our favorite offerings from Blackened Death Records. Let’s do this.   Continue reading