Sweden’s extreme metallers Zornheym released their debut full length, Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns, back in September on Non Serviam Records. Epic and grandiose are just a couple of words that describe the nine tracks found on this symphonic metal album, it’s heavy and extreme in precisely the right places but the atmosphere is the real star here and the super crisp production helps drive the point home. Zorn (lead guitarist) sent us his picks from 2017, head inside to see what he chose. Continue reading
July 12, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. It’s a quiet week here at Nine Circles, but is that the case around the metal world? WE SHALL SEE. Here’s some stuff you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off, Revolver (I know, I know) has a new feature on Ministry during which Al Jourgensen describes how the band blew much of their $750,000 advance for the Psalm 69 record on drugs. Let’s go live to San Diego for a reaction!!!
“Why don’t you spend nowhere with me? Follow the river and the path of the ones. Write our names on the shore. Forever – I can’t find, struggling in a world undefined. Decide how you want it to be, I’m not eternity.”
- The rough times for Corey Taylor are continuing. The Slipknot singer took a nasty fall and needed to be helped off stage. It seems like he’s doing alright today, however.
- BMG has announced today that is has acquired independent New York-based label The End Records. This deal includes the label’s full catalog and future recordings.
- Kataklysm have announced an upcoming North America tour set to begin in late September. They will be supported by Carach Angren.
- I haven’t shared album sales in awhile for obvious reasons, but check out Gojira‘s opening week. A very impressive debut to say the least.
- Skipping a playlist today and am instead going with the first round of MDF 2017 bands. Big names include Morbid Angel, Autopsy, and Behexen.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Long day in Boston before a night out in Boston. Two things I don’t hate.
- More from Fleshgod Apocalypse! They will be touring with Carach Angren and Abigail Williams this coming February.
- Legendary Motörhead drummer Phil Taylor has passed away at the age of 61. The illness he has been long battling was never released to the public. Our thoughts are with the friends and family.
- We mentioned the upcoming Katatonia studio work. Well, turns out they need a new guitarist. It could be you! But probably won’t be.
- In the aftermath of the Romanian club fire, the bassist for Goodbye to Gravity has passed away.
- In lighter news, Sabaton played a gig for a spin class. Like… with bikes. I guess these guys are in pretty good shape or something.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Hello. It’s Friday. Let’s get weird.
- Obviously, we’re all a little curious about Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann‘s new project, Lindemann. Some further details emerged today, as it turns out Carach Angren keyboardist Ardek will be contributing orchestral arrangements.
- Well, we finally have some legitimate evidence that a new Lamb of God record is coming in the near future. And by “near future” I mean “probably 2016.” Better than nothing, I guess.
- Here’s a new tour alert for your Friday: Veil of Maya, Revocation, Oceano and others will be hitting the road together in May and June. That could be fun…for people other than me.
- Thy Art is Murder almost wanted to make noise with the cover of their upcoming album, Holy War. It looks innocent enough now…but it almost featured a suicide bomber. That probably wouldn’t have gone over well.
- Finally, because it’s Friday, you’re getting a David Hasselhoff music video. Because it’s metal as all hell.
You must be entertained!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”