Saw something last week that I had to comment on; if you’re still falling prey to “don’t listen to (insert name) band because they’re not an a label” or “skip (insert name) band because they suck or not worth the time,” STOP IT. Do your own research and come up with your own conclusions. If you don’t like it, fine. But at least, for you, there’s a reason beyond some gatekeeper spouting bullshit on a social media platform. Agree or disagree, I don’t care, but find what you like for your own reasons and if you don’t like it, move on. Or, start a blog and explain. Whatever. Moving on with new metal, Cannibal Corpse are death metal elite on their own but with Rutan in the fold they are GOD-TIER—go now and preorder that. If black ‘n’ roll is more your style, Bewitcher has you covered, post-rockers Crown have made a splash with us and I’m sure many of you will have the same experience, and Chain Gang Grave offers up a little something for the punk / metal / death rock / hardcore crowd with an explosive debut full length. Again, plenty here to research and plenty of excellent albums in the top slots as well as the list that follows. Go, get your fill.Continue reading
Hello again and welcome to another Saturday morning playlist series from your pals at Nine Circles. This week, we have maybe one of the most diverse ones of these since I started writing these. Take a listen down below and find whatever suits you best.
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- Cannibal Corpse released a new track and it is absolutely vicious. “Murderous Rampage” can be streamed here, and I’ll also take this time to remind everyone that Violence Unimagined is out on April 16th through Metal Blade Records. Obligatory pre-order link.
- Khandra, the black metal project out of Belarus, has announced a new album. All Occupied by Sole Death will be out on May 28th through Season of Mist Underground Activists, and you can listen to the first single, “Irrigating Lethal Acres with Blood”, right now. I’m entertained by… all of this.
- We Came As Romans have an anniversary livestream, To Plant A Seed, scheduled for April 23rd. They’ll be performing that 2009 release in full, and merch bundles for the event include a vinyl box set. Cool. Scoop up your tickets and swag here.
- Lamb of God released a quarantine video of “Routes”, featuring Chuck Billy (Testament). That’s a track taken from their self-titled album, of which a deluxe version is officially available later this week. Side note: credit to Willie Adler for rocking the Tigers lid.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Cannibal Corpse have been an absolute death metal juggernaut for over thirty years now and have long since past the point of having to prove anything. They’ve toured all over the world, been recognized by outlets that many would think not metal friendly, been featured in movies, and have had a career that most bands could only dream of. And with their upcoming fifteenth full length, Violence Unimagined, they show absolutely no signs of slowing down or even softening the blow of their brutal and very unique brand of death metal. Head below to get the details of a recent chat between Buke and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz.
It’s Saturday afternoon here on the east coast and before too long it’ll be an actual weekend for me. Hope the same for you. And, to go along with that, we’ve got another playlist tailor made for weekend vibes; I’ve got new stuff from Timo Ellis and Portal of Pazuzu, Chris has some King Gizzard and Transylvania Stud, Vince brings The Ruins of Beverast, Ian drops Astronoid and Loathe, and Angela showcases YOB and Ahab. Stacked playlist to be sure, but there’s way more included so jump in and enjoy….