Welcome to another weekend folks. I have relatively little gas in the tank, so to speak, so this Saturday couldn’t possibly come fast enough for me. Whatever sickness wormed its way into my body has been taking its sweet time leaving, so today we’re keeping things short and sweet. You all should know why you’re here, anyway.
Or maybe you don’t. In which case: hi! We put together a playlist of our favorite songs we’ve all been listening to over the past week, just for you, and we do it every Saturday. Check it out below, and check back in next week to see what else we listen to in our free time.
Overkill are doing a kind of documentary thing. It’s called Welcome To The Garden State and I’m guessing it has something to do about their history. Anyway, you can watch Part 1 right here.
A bit of old news, but I found it in the inbox so you get it now. Farewell to Fear have released a video for “Your Cure”. They’ll be on tour with Flaw the next couple of months. Do that thing you do if you want to.
If you’re a regular reader of my columns on this website, it’s been pretty easy to see the kind of pattern I fall into with my metal listening habits. I’ve made no secret that I like my metal on the more extreme side, in particular the realms of funeral doom, black metal, death metal, and the intersections thereof. Recently, though, I’ve felt like I needed to break out of my rut and see what else has been out there that I’ve been missing out on. Prior to this article, my experience with the diverse world of post-metal was limited to my hometown heroes, Russian Circles and Pelican, with a Red Sparowes album thrown in for good measure. When talking about this with my Nine Circles colleagues, I was bombarded with a slew of highly recommended albums that I had somehow missed out on over the years, and it became clear that this was the avenue I needed to pursue to broaden my metal vocabulary, so to speak. Thus, the seed for this piece was born. Some of these albums are classics that I never got around to visiting, some are more recent releases that simply flew under my radar, but all of them helped rekindle a love for a subgenre that I had been sorely missing out on. Continue reading →
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Yes, this thing still exists. Here’s some metal stuff you might have missed from…recently:
As per usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music over the weekend, including Skyeater, Heresiarch and more. Check out Josh’s recap for the full list.
Behemoth drummer Inferno is going to be sitting out the band’s upcoming tour with Slayer to go do dad stuff. Understandable. Congrats to him. Filling in will be Jon Rice, formerly of Job for a Cowboy. I’m okay with this because of the formerly in that sentence.