Sleep has been doing a few select tour dates this year with direct support from Virginia’s new doom legends, Windhand. I had the privilege of attending the sold out show at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millvale, Pennsylvania. There were no locals on the show as Windhand and Sleep together had sets long enough to fill the 3 hour show time. Attendees had packed in early as not to miss a moment of either band. Continue reading →
This past year’s been a good one for me as far as music writing goes. Following the early 2015 demise of a site I wrote for with some friends, I wormed my way into regular contributor gigs at three online metal blogs/pubs, all of which I was already a fan. It’s been a good year for metal, too. I’m not gonna lie and say 2015 blew my dick off the way 2014 did… because it just didn’t. But that’s not to say I didn’t hear some killer new shit this year, as well as find out about a handful of new, promising acts with which I wasn’t yet familiar. Continue reading →
Formed in 2008, Richmond, Virginia’s Windhand roared off the starting line with a fantastic self-titled debut full of dreary, mood setting storms and a stew of southern doom tinged with the heaviness of sludge. Then came Soma, a step up in production but a side step in delivery, despite the fact it was too long-winded for what it was. Now with their third full length, Grief’s Infernal Flower I truly was hoping for Windhand to either ride the middle line or go back to their roots. Unfortunately, the album did neither and, as a result, misses the mark. Continue reading →
Get ready, kids–it’s time for Episode 1 of the Nine Circles Podcast!
Dan and Corey return for their first episode under the brand new moniker! And to kick things off, they look back at two-and-a-half weeks’ worth of headlines, new releases, and other nonsense that happened during their hiatus–including news from GWAR and Blind Guardian, and new releases from Tribulation, Ølten and more. Plus, extended rants about Five Finger Death Punch and the NFL! The Nine Circles Podcast starts off with a bang RIGHT HERE: