Episode 64 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing kicks off 2021 with a bang, as the gang waxes poetic about the latest from Swedish prog/goth/death rock/kitchen sink outfit Tribulation, whose new album Where the Gloom Becomes Sound has folks in a tizzy. Buke again assumes the captains chair and leads the chase with the usual suspects, and introduces newest member of the 9C gang Didrik to the insanity.Continue reading
I slept, and I dreamed.
I dreamed of ripping, gain to 11 HM2 riffs with an edge so brittle they would shatter. I dreamed of cavernous reverb, and of blistering tempos jackknifed into mid-paced stomps that locked into a pocket so deep I could feel the void. I dreamed of vocals both guttural and vicious, speaking to me in the tongues of ancient religions, intoning rites of passage into another world, another time.
I woke, and realized it was February and I had slept on killer old school death metal releases from Frozen Soul, Nervosa, and Apshyx. Rising from my decrepit tomb of a bed I exhaled a chilled breath and decided to rectify the situation.Continue reading
Holidays are dumb. I’m stressed.
- Voivod have released another video from their Lost Machine – Live album. This one is for “Overreaction”. That album is out now through Century Media and you can scoop it up here if you’re interested.
- Teloch Vovin are back we a revamped lineup, and have announced new music and a livestream event. That event is scheduled for December 12th (check out the preview), and you can hear some pre-production singles over on their Bandcamp page.
- Sagenland have set the released date for their Heidens Hart debut, Oale groond. That will drop on January 15th, and a new track titled “‘t Leste gedicht (Twentse earde)” is available for your listening pleasure right now.
- Lastly, we have Demon Head, who have also unveiled new album details, as well as a new video. Viscera is out on January 29th through Metal Blade, and the video for “The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony” is immediately below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
What a strange week! It’s been entertaining, if nothing else.
- So this was unexpected. System Of A Down have momentarily put aside any internal issues to release two new tracks: “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz”. The new material is meant to raise awareness regarding the situation in Artsakh.
- Blind Guardian, a name I don’t hear nearly enough, have released a live video for “Bright Eyes”. That clip is taken from the 25th anniversary of Imaginations From The Other Side, which drops on December 11th.
- More videos to round out Friday. The next is from Asphyx, for “Botox Implosion”, taken from Necroceros. That album drops on January 22nd through Century Media.
- Absolutely no idea how I missed this last week, but Schammasch released a new music video for “Ego Sum Omega”, taken from last year’s Hearts Of No Light. Let’s close with that.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
There is much to share today and I’m still only going to hook you up with four links.
- Starting with Benediction, who have announced their next album (and first in like forever), will be out on October 16th through Nuclear Blast. It will be titled Scriptures, and you can listen to a new track called “Rabid Carnality” right now.
- Terror have announced a 10th anniversary reissue of Keepers of the Faith. That will be available on October 2nd through Century Media Records and is available for pre-order right here.
- Atmospheric metal collective Briqueville are releasing Quelle on October 2nd through Pelagic Records. You can pre-order that here, and check out a new track called “Akte XIII” here.
- And we’ll close with a new video from Tallah for “Placenta”. Matriphagy is also out on October 2nd through Earache Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”