CANTO: Between The Buried and Me, Ghost(s), Apotheus, and More

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Probably only one or two more of these in 2020… Out of a possible three, to be clear.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Sylosis, and More

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Reporting from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

  • Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have announced an exclusive live streamed concert that will take place on April 10th at 12:00 pm. Tickets are very affordable, so I encourage every single one of you to “attend” this. Personally, I can’t fucking wait.
  • Have some money to burn while hiding out in quarantine? How about Nameless Ghoul or Papa Nihil statues? These are expensive, but stunning, and are surely on every Ghost fan’s wish list.
  • Couple new videos to share today, and the first comes from Sylosis. This is a live clip of “Cycle of Suffering”, performed at their album release show in London earlier this year.
  • And secondly, we have a new video from Igorrr for “Downgrade Desert”. That track is taken from their recently released new album, Spirituality and Distortion, available through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles ov…Ghost

If you think about it, Ghost has covered a buttload of ground for a metal-adjacent band — hell, for any kind of band — in a dozen or so years of existence. They’ve closed out Maryland Deathfest, signed to a major label and won a Grammy award. They’ve weathered a very public legal saga between frontman Tobias Forge (“Papa Emeritus”) and numerous former “Nameless Ghouls.” And now, they’re headlining arenas across the country. Not bad for a largely anonymous group of Satan worshippers!

With four albums under their belt — and, more to the point, with your author heading to the Giant Center in Hershey, PA, to catch them this Thursday — it’s high time we put their discography under the microscope for a Nine Circles ov treatment. So grab a communion wafer and let’s jump in!

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CANTO: Khemmis, Ghost, Tronos, and More

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There is a very real chance this is the only Canto you see this week. None of me apologizes for that. Also, it’s April 1st… is any of this news even real?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Sunn O))), The 69 Eyes, Deafheaven, Ghost, and More

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I’m going to Boston for work on Thursday… that’s all I’ve got.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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