CANTO: Amenra, Gaerea, Harakiri For The Sky, and More

What a freaking day. But it’s all good… back on trails tomorrow.

  • Amenra have signed on with Relapse Records and are preparing for a new full-length album sometime in 2021. This is one of my favorite projects going, so I’m excited about this news.
  • We have a whole slew of new tracks and/or videos to share. Let’s start with Katla, who released a new track from their upcoming EP, Blótar gömlu goðin. This one is called “Farg”, which refers to a heavy burden. As a heads up, that EP is only available with premium editions of the upcoming full-lengh, Allt þetta helvítis myrkur, which is out on November 13th.
  • And then we have Harakiri For The Sky, who are releasing their next album, Mӕre, early next year through AOP Records. Check out the video for “I, Pallbearer”, from that upcoming release.
  • Finally, Gaerea, who released a new music video for “Urge”. That track is taken from Limbo, which dropped earlier this year through Season of Mist. And if you haven’t checked it out in full yet, you’re missing out.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Rammstein, Harakiri For The Sky, Wombbath, and More

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What goodies do we got today?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: February 11 – 17, 2018

Harakiri for the Sky
Harakiri for the Sky

Did you spend some quality time with your valentine? Yea, it was in the middle of the week…and work…and stuff. But, it’s the weekend now so no excuses right?! Take them camping, start a fire, go for a hike but whatever you do, don’t forget your headphones and might want to bring a splitter so you both can enjoy what this week’s new releases have to offer. Kicking off this week of heart’s is Austria’s Harakiri for the Sky as they continue to mix post-metal melancholy with black metal aggressiveness on Arson, thought provoking black metallers Eignelicht offer up their highly anticipated full length debut Self-Annihilating Consciousness and even though it’s only five tracks its all consuming nature makes it feel so much more expansive, Chaos Echoes successfully trump their own astounding debut on Mouvement and further prove that they are the reigning champs of extremely complex and contextual music, rounding out the opening slots: punk attitude meets hardcore intensity on The Good The Bad and The Zugly‘s third full length Misanthropical House. As you can clearly see, buying that headphone splitter is a great idea so you can share all the good stuff this week has to offer. There’s more to follow so head inside and enjoy. Continue reading

Nine Circles ov…a 9C Review Preview (aka my Vacation Playlist)

9C metal vacation playlist

That’s right, folks…in a few short hours I will be on a plane and getting out of this god forsaken hell hole where it’s already stating to snow AGAIN and heading South for warmer climes, cooler waters, and copious amounts of alcohol – copious in this instance meaning maybe 1-2 drinks since I’m old and sleepy and my liver won’t stand for much more than that at this point.

But fear not!  Our lovely editor has made sure I am not forgoing my Nine Circles duties, and has loaded me up with  a ton of music to start digesting so when I get back I can get back to sharing what’s hot, what’s not, and what’ll curl your toes with glee or disgust (who am I to judge?).  So for this edition of Nine Circles ov… I give you a purview of a few things on my radar over the next few weeks.  Does this seem like a quick ploy to bang a column out before I leave for vacation?  Sure!  Does it matter?  You be the judge!     Continue reading