The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Wilderun’s Evan Berry on their latest album, patience waiting on a major label, cancelled touring plans, Berklee College of Music, and more!

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Wilderun have, in a short timeframe, become a household name for progressive heavy metal fans and on the strength of their third full length Veil of Imagination, first for Century Media, they quite firmly place themselves at the forefront of thinking man’s progressive metal. We all need a reason to jump, cheer, and throw the horns right now and this band, and new album, is reason for all this.
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CANTO: Kataklysm, Lamb of God, Skeletal Remains, and More

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“Blindly consuming mass manufactured faith, mankind is a festering parasite. Relentlessly draining its host dry, nailing belief to a cross of genocide.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Arrival Of Autumn, Oceans Of Slumber, Power Trip, and More

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“Forced evolution to incite revolution, rewrite the rules to play the game.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Lamb of God, Imperial Triumphant, Abysmal Dawn, and More

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“A legacy of collapse built on a painful truth.”

  • Lamb of God have released the fourth single, “Routes”, from their upcoming self-titled album, which drops on June 19th through Epic Records. That track features Testament’s Chuck Billy and it is an absolutely ripper.
  • Abysmal Dawn have announced a Gimme Radio special, scheduled for June 5th (next Friday) at 3:00 PM EST. They’ve curated a playlist for the occasion, and will be available for a live Q&A. I love these things.
  • Attila also dropped a new track today, called “Canceled”, if you’re into that kinda thing. I have nothing more to add here. At least I know what Attila sounds like now? Moving on.
  • Imperial Triumphant have released the first track and video from Alphaville. The album doesn’t drop until July 31st through Century Media, but we can check out “Rotted Futures” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Naglfar — “Cerecloth”

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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