Greetings, everyone! Corey coming at you with our weekly playlist this time, as Chris is off doing way more fun things than this. Meanwhile, I’m on Cape Cod for a wedding this weekend. A cold… rainy… bleak Cape Cod on Memorial Day weekend. Is that also more fun than this? Maybe. And just to pout a little bit, seeing all my friends MDFing this weekend has also brought some nostalgia feels. Oh well. At least I have a fridge full of Tree House to entertain myself with up to and (if I pace myself) through the Champions League Final. Now that’s a tradition on this holiday weekend that I do still very much enjoy and practice. ANYWAY.
Fortunately, even on these dreariest of Saturdays, we have these handful of songs to entertain ourselves with for a spell. This time around, part of the playlist is directly inspired by a very important album announcement from Blind Guardian, something we should all be celebrating. Beyond that, we covered quite the range this week. On the more gothic side of things we have some stuff from The Sisters of Mercy and Chelsea Wolfe, new material from Cavernlight and Behold! The Monolith to pummel you into the ground, and then a few classics from the likes of Entrails and Nasum, and, of course, so so much more. You know what to do. Hit that Play button below, and sit back and enjoy the grey.
I’m on Cape Cod, drinking a Tree House. And it’s Friday. Life doesn’t suck.
Opening with Blind Guardian is always the right thing to do. New album details have emerged, and The God Machine is set for a September 2nd release through Nuclear Blast. Check out the new track, “Blood Of The Elves”.
Closing out the week, we have new stuff from Belphegor to check out. Give “Virtus Asinaria – Prayer” a watch and listen below, a track taken from The Devils. That album is set for a June 24th release through Nuclear Blast.
Battle Beast was kind enough to share a new single with as well. Featured as a bonus track on Circus of Doom, “The Lightbringer” is now available as a standalone single, and available for your streaming pleasure here.
It would be a poor choice to not close out the week with the latest from Exodus. Check out the clip for “The Fires of Division” below. Pre-orders are up for Persona Non Grata, out through Nuclear Blast, and I know you know what to do with that information.
There’s a massive of pile of awesomeness today, so let’s see what five or six items I care about most.
I think we should start with Blind Guardian because that’s always a party. Here’s a video for the new single, “Deliver Us From Evil”. That should a offer a decent glimpse of what’s to come on their next full-length, which should be out next September. Get excited.
Stopping by Season of Mist real quick, we have a new video from The Old Dead Tree to share today for “This is No Farewell”. That’s taken from the 2005 release, The Perpetual Motion. If you’re feeling some dark metal on this gloomy day, you’ve come to the right place.
Somebody on the Nine Circles team mentioned Hath as a reason to get excited, so here are the details behind their new album. All That Was Promised is set for a March 4th release through Willowtip Records. Pre-order it through Bandcamp, where you can also check out the new track, titled “Kenosis”.
Welcome to another Saturday morning mixtape, perfect to get you up and awake if you find yourself in a post-Christmas hangover state. We jammed this one full of our favorite holiday themed tracks, plus a few choice secular jams to round things out. Grab your cup of cheer and listen down below.