Album Review: Naglfar — “Cerecloth”

naglfar - cerecloth

Man, 2005 was a crazy year for me and metal.  It was the year I re-engaged with the genre, and the more extreme side held me vice-like in its grip.  If it had a cool cover and logo I grabbed it, and paramount in those random grabs was the melodic black metal of Naglfar.  The mix of heavy, black and melodic was an immediate hit, and they’re still a band I turn to when I want something immediately catchy and aggressive.  New material has been a long time coming, but now we are diabolically blessed with Cerecloth after eight long years, and it doesn’t miss a step, picking right back up on the traits that made the band one of my gateways bands back to the genre. Continue reading

CANTO: Isolation Festival, Steve Von Till, Megadeth, and More

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It appears to be a slow news day. Or am I just being lazy?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Imperial Triumphant, Cloak, The Black Dahlia Murder, and More

The Black Dahlia Murder - Verminous

Sprinting through the week at this point.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Imperial Triumphant, Enslaved, Epica, and More

Imperial Triumphant

Another quiet day in the world of Nine Circles. No matter, there’s always news to share.

  • Imperial Triumphant have announced a new album scheduled for a July 31st release. It will be titled Alphaville and will be released through Century Media Records. You can check out some behind the scenes footage as well.
  • For those anticipating the release of Utgard, the next installment in the Enslaved legacy, you’ll probably be interested in the new details/background info the band shared about the album. It doesn’t drop until this fall (Nuclear Blast), but I am already getting excited.
  • Epica dropped the third vlog from their studio sessions for their next album. This one focuses in on the guitar and bass recording and you can check it out here. For the fans in Europe, there’s a tour with Apocalyptica you can look forward to.
  • Finally, here’s a new music video from The Night Flight Orchestra for “Golden Swansong”. Aeromantic is out now on Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Epica, Trivium, August Burns Red, and More

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One more this week. I think.

  • Epica has launched their second studio vlog from their sessions at Sandland Recording Facilities. This episode focuses on the drum recordings with Arien van den Broek.
  • Couple new tracks and/or videos to share today, and the first one comes from August Burns Red. The track is called “Paramount” and it’s taken from the upcoming new album, Guardians, which drops April 3rd through Fearless Records.
  • In case you missed it, Aborted is dropping a new EP on April 17th titled La Grande Mascarade. It will be out through Century Media Records, and you can listen to a new track called “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation” right now.
  • Trivium dropped a new music video for “What The Dead Men Say”, the title-track from their upcoming album. That is set for a release on April 24th through Roadrunner Records. Give is a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb