Nine Circles ov…Prog Rock in 2019

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Sometimes you want those blast beats and cavernous riffs to pound your skull from the inside…and sometimes you just want to float away on layers of keyboards, odd time signatures, and a plethora of instruments you’ve never heard of.  ‘Round these extreme parts we tend to only look at progressive music when it’s attached to the word “metal” but there’s been some excellent releases this year where the “prog” takes command of the music and allows its freak flag to shine.

Sometimes they’re not even Opeth.

So for this edition of Nine Circles ov…. I wanted to take a look at 9 prog releases from the Year of Our (Dark) Lord 2019 that have kept me moving in strange waters when I tired of the bludgeon of more extreme music. Continue reading

CANTO: Hypocrisy, Dream Theater, Soen, and Toska

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Hey, I’m doing these again! So exciting. I can’t wait to see the look on Chris’ face.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Donuts & CANTO: Vattnet, Nails, Slayer and more!

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Vattnet

June 1, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Even though our exclusive stream might have beaten us to the punch. Whoops. Anyway, here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Vattnet appear to have scrubbed their Instagram, changed their handle (it’s now @vattnetband) and are teasing something for this Friday. In related news, I need to go change my pants.

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Donuts & CANTO: Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Ghost and more!

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Skeletonwitch

March 29, 2017

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

  • Leading off, it looks like Skeletonwitch has begun work on a new album, which will be their first full-length with new singer Adam Clemans. Let’s go to a live look at our Literati Overlord upon hearing this news…

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CANTO: New Opeth song, Dream Theater tour, Danzig updates, and more

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“She walks across the country. She holds her head up high in the rain. A mother is screaming for help. And she turns around to stare at a scene from her memory.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey