Concert Review: Devastation on the Nation, 5.6.2022

And just like that, my second (metal) show since the start of The End Times is in the books! This time around, I had the privilege of the covering the Manchester, NH date of the absolutely stacked 2022 edition of Devastation on the Nation. Rotting Christ headlined a massive six band bill, featuring the likes of Borknagar, Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, Vale of Pnath, and Stormruler. It was a long, hot, exhausting night, but one in which each performance was memorable and well-worth the investment in time. I’ll do my best to highlight the experience without taking up too much of anyone’s time. Here we go…

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CANTO: Trivium, Hypocrisy, Bonded, and More

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After having not been in Boston for almost two years, I guess I’ll be there the next two days?

  • Trivium have announced a couple of upcoming livestream shows, which will be performed from their new HQ, “The Hangar”. In Waves is set for December 11th, with Deadmen & Dragons set for the following week. Tickets are available here.
  • As if Worship wasn’t an awesome enough record, the latest effort from Hypocrisy became the first metal album in space. The event took place as part of a special listening experience at the album’s release last Friday. Give it a watch here if you’re curious.
  • Want some more Ghost Bath content? Here’s a drum playthrough for “For It Is a Veil”, which, of course, is a track taken from Self Loather. That album dropped on October 29th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Mass Worship are dropping a new album, Portal Tombs, on February 4th through Century Media, and today they shared a new track from that album. Give “Revel In Fear” a listen (and watch) right here.
  • And we’ll close with some German thrash, in the form of Bonded. They just released a new video for “Watch (While The World Burns”), a track taken from Into Blackness. That album dropped back on November 12th, also through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Amorphis, Hypocrisy, Ghost Bath, and More

Apparently I missed a lot of shit at the end of last week. Oh well.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 203 (10.30.2021)

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I’m not sure where you all are, but here in New York it finally feels like Autumn…right on the porch knocking at the door of All Hallow’s Eve. It’s the time of frights, of golds and browns and dark and whispers. So I can’t think of a better way to kick off the two hundred and third Nine Circles playlist than with a little Samhain to get you all in the mood. And since more than a few of the staff are completely head over heels for the new Mastodon, we threw a doozy of a late track in here for you, too.

Elsewhere we got you covered no matter your tastes: Josh comes in hot with some classic Fastway and one of my favorites for the year, Green Lung. Zyklonius is gushing over the new tech metal from Allegaeon, while Vincent throws some delicious curveballs with toe and his beloved Mountain Goats. We’re not quite back to the extreme, as our Northern Brother Jon dips into his first tastes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, but tempers it with some mewithoutyou. The Man with the Mic himself Buke goes old and new school with Manowar and Monolord, while Ian goes crazy for Archspire and Angela digs into the new Ghost Bath and closes us out with a bonafide classic from Siouxsie and the Banshees. And that’s only the tip of iceberg of what’s in store, so buckle up, grab your mask, and hit play below. We’ll see you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Ghost Bath, Tombs, Deserted Fear, and More

I ordered two new records today, which was a nice feeling.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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