Another week down and another ahead of us. One foot in front of the other sort of thing. Walk of life. Whatever. The time changed, finally, and I’m stoked to get my days back. And, of course, I’m constantly daydreaming about sand and salt that will be in my future. Moving on, new metal time so let’s do it; we’ve got some serious atmospheric black metal from Perennial Isolation that sounds exactly as cold as its album cover (this is a very good thing), a slab of old school death metal from Celestial Sanctuary, some post-black metal with a message from Decline of The I, and an album I genre termed as ‘raucous’ from ’68 because it’s rock, metal, bluesy, but most of all it’s a DAMN GOOD TIME. And right now, we all need a damn good time. Right? Right! All that and much more awaits in the lengthy list below so hop to it and load up.Continue reading
Confirmed that it is going to be a very long week indeed.
- Genghis Tron have announced their first full-length album in 13 years, which is a huge deal to our Nine Circles… circle. Dream Weapon will be out on March 26th through Relapse Records. Check out the video for the title track right now.
- Mono are releasing a live album, titled Beyond the Past • Live in London with the Platinum Anniversary Orchestra, that will be out on March 21st. It features footage from a performance back on December 14, 2019, in front of a sold out audience.
- The noise crew out of Atlanta known as ’68 are dropping a new album on March 16th through Cooking Vinyl. It’ll be titled Give One Take One, and it’s available for pre-order here. Check out the video for “The Knife, The Knife, The Knife” while you’re at it.
- Another Nine Circles favorite, -(16)-, dropped a new song and video today, so we obviously need to share that beast. This is “Tear It Down”, taken from the split with Grime, Doom Sessions Vol. 3.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Marilyn Manson turned 46 years old earlier this month. Yes, the shock rocker whose music sparked everything from Joe Lieberman political crusades to unreasonable blame for the Columbine High School Massacre during his mid- to late-’90s heyday—that guy. Forty-six. Surprised? You must not have been listening to his recent output.
Over his last few albums, Manson’s music has simply sounded a bit tired. It’s felt tame. Its infamous bite has dulled, both sonically and lyrically. At times, it’s even begun to sound like it was made by someone old enough to have been raising a pitchfork against him back in the day. But that all changes with his newest effort, The Pale Emperor—a fantastic listen that rates as his best work since at least The Golden Age of Grotesque, and possibly even longer.
It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week:
January 20, 2015
Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (Hell, etc. / Cooking Vinyl)
Obscure Infinity – Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness (F.D.A. Rekotz)
We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 36!
Other New Releases of Note:
- Caina – Setter of Unseen Snares (Broken Limbs)
- Angra – Secret Garden (earMUSIC)
- Marduk – Frontschwein (Century Media)
- Stormwitch – Season of the Witch (Massacre)
- Lycanthia / Atten Ash – Lycanthia/Atten Ash split (Hypnotic Dirge)