Donuts & CANTO: Amorphis, Decapitated, Khemmis and more!

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Ex-Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelavuori

April 28, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, longtime Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelävuori has left the band, citing not issues with his bandmates, but rather, issues with alleged mismanagement. The band has recruited original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine to fill in for their upcoming summer festival commitments.

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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 48

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The guys discuss the recent Ticketmaster class action settlement — and the free tickets to shows absolutely NOBODY wanted to see that were handed out as a result. Plus, news from Decapitated and a recap of a few of our first-half album highlights from 2016!

All that and much, much more in Episode 48, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Trap Them, Blackdeath Fest II, Epica, and more

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“In the name of diabolical oligarchy. In the kingdom of demise rules supremacy. Solipsistic crowned nobility. Stern reigning gunboat diplomacy.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Interview: A Conversation with At The Gates’ Tomas Lindberg

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I found At The Gates in a roundabout way. It was 1998 or 1999,  I think, and I was still in high school and living in a shitty little town in South Arkansas. At The Gates was already history by then, having broken up after releasing their landmark achievement, 1995’s melodic death metal masterpiece, Slaughter of The Soul. While I had other European imports like Emperor and In Flames handed to me by friends (and friends’ older brothers/cousins), I heard At The Gates by association, via poking around the other way we found new music: mIRC. Through the bustling community of metal listeners in Dalnet’s #mp3_deathmetal and similar channels, I became acquainted with At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Dissection, and a number of other bands I still love to this day. But, even from that initial first listen, nothing left a mark on me quite the way Slaughter of The Soul did. Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Decapitated – “Veins”

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It’s been well over a year since Decapitated‘s latest effort, Blood Mantra, was released. September of 2014, to be more precise. While 2015 may have been a slower one in terms of new music for the technical death/groove metal band out of Poland, they could still be found touring throughout the year, most notably with Soulfy. Now, in an effort to stay active into the new year, they have kicked 2016 off with an interesting new video for “Veins” from the aforementioned Blood MantraContinue reading