Amorphis’ Olli-Pekka Laine on new album “Halo,” the band’s long career, hardcore, and much more!

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Amorphis has had a long and storied career in death metal that has seen the band become influences for so many and one that has produced many exceptional albums. Upcoming album Halo is yet another feather in the hat of a band that gets better with age. Just ahead of the new album, Buke and bassist Olli-Pekka Laine uncover some backstory on Halo and some of the differences of this album to Queen of Time, they go down memory lane of Amorphis and how their sound has changed over the years and what’s been instrumental in adding fans over the years, Olli’s past with hardcore and some of his favorites from the genre, the importance of Tales from the Thousand Lakes, and they discuss an upcoming tour and memories of touring in the U.S. With that said, jump in for an excellent chat via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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Album Review: Korpiklaani — “Jylhä”

Alcohol has been deeply intertwined with Korpiklaani in the past, but much like alcohol does, the band has matured. The process that seemed to start with the band’s previous release, Kulkija, now continues with Jylhä, although it’d be hard to say it continues on in the same vein. An album full of different kinds of stories that seem joined together by the title – Jylhä – a fairly untranslatable phrase that comes closest to “majestic.” In a dark and awe-inspiring sort of way.

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Within Temptation live at the House of Blues, 3.3.2019

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Band: Within Temptation

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: House of Blues, Boston, MA

Date: March 3, 2019

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Receiving the Evcharist: Cosmic Church and Mountain Rescue Session Ale

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Cosmic Church’s Täyttymys and GoodLife Brewing Company’s Mountain Rescue Session Ale.   Continue reading

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Amorphis was May 2018’s Album of the Month!

We’re well into a new month, so that means we’re back with another chat about our favorite album from the old month! For this May-2018-edition of “old-month,” that album is Amorphis‘ spellbinding new set, Queen of Time. (Or, as one Chris Voss might refer to it, Queen of Bee.)

Whatever you call it, it’s the Finnish legends’ thirteenth album to date, and we here at the blog were all pretty taken with it. (This time out, “we here at the blog” translates to: Dan, Corey, Chris, Vince, Hera and Mark. Josh S. wanted to be here, too, but Google Hangouts had other ideas and wouldn’t let him in. SO MUCH FOR NOT BEING EVIL, AMIRITE?)

Anyway, we all got together this past Sunday to discuss the album and are thrilled to be bringing that conversation to you now. Jump on in and take a listen!

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