The Path to Paradise Begins in Hell – Tech Death

The Path to Paradise Begins In Hell

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote one of these, but now that I have some time to sit down and write, I decided to talk about another genre near and dear to my heart that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention (unless you are Unique Leader Records, which, in that case, they are doing the Lord’s work).

Last time I wrote something for the column, I finished talking about ten genres in metal that I was introduced to, in addition to adding ten more albums for reference. I also hinted at another genre that I love—I have too many of those—that will be discussed.

Also, the last time I wrote something, I was not under quarantine, so please remember to wash your hands.

Well, it’s time.

As many of you know, I have my favorite genres when it comes to my listening preferences, and I tend to not stray far from that path. However, since my early encounter with them, that genre is a comfort, one that I can reach out to when I need it.

Also, fair warning: I know I tend to hyperbolize a lot of things that have happened to me—because humor is the best medicine to dealing with misery—but make no mistake: they still come back to haunt me when I am feeling down.

Let’s talk about Tech Death. Continue reading

CANTO: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, Dark Tranquillity, and More

Dark Tranquillity

Gonna go run for a long time as soon as this is drafted.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 119 (3.7.2020)

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Evidently the internet at Vince’s house is blown. I’m assuming this is because he’s so damn fast and just shorted it out but the powers that be won’t budge to fix it in time so you got me instead. Hi. Anywho, Saturday means it’s time for good music and since we’re here we may as well make today a better day for all who come ’round to see what the 9C fam is blasting. We’ve got everything from a brand spanking new Vølus track as well as a new joint from The Goners, and some Ulcerate, King Dude, Darkthrone, COC, and, of course, some Waylon for good measure – seriously, Saturday ain’t Saturday without Waylon. But, you know there’s more, so head directly below to get your jam on. Cheers.

– Josh

CANTO: Vile Creature, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Heilung, and More

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This week has been… aggressive.

  • Vile Creature have announced a North American tour as well as an exclusive London show. The tour runs in May and June, and Elizabeth Colour Wheel will be joining them for a few dates, which is super cool. Their debut album with Prosthetic Records should be out in the near future as well.
  • Mörk Gryning have announced their first ever U.S. tour. There are only seven dates between April 30th and May 6th, but it includes an appearance at Art Noir Extreme Fest II in Brooklyn.
  • Heilung announced an upcoming release of their performance at Castlefest in 2017. It will be called Lifa – Heilung Live at Castlefest, and it drops on April 24th through Season of Mist.
  • Check out this new video from Fleshgod Apocalypse for “Monnalisa”. That’s a track taken from Veleno, which is out now on Nuclear Blast. They have a U.S. tour kicking off in just a couple weeks.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Scholar of the First Sin: Hera’s Best of 2019

Best of 2019

The Dark Souls franchise may own this title, but Aldia’s got nothing on me.

Last year around this time I made a statement, hoping that I would take it easier on the album listening; however, I also said that it would be for naught, as my 2019 release calendar was looking great and I was so excited about it.

However, life has a way of kicking you in the bollocks. Continue reading