Album Review: Stormo — “Endocannibalismo”

Prosthetic Records has been on something of a tear lately. From last year’s excellent Phobophilic album to upcoming releases from Dawn Ray’d and Sunrot, the label has been scooping up talent both new and established and seeing their artists release some of their best works underneath the PR banner. One release I have been particularly looking forward to is Endocannibalismo, the newest release from Italian hardcore act Stormo; while not a name I would have guessed I would see alongside the rest of Prosthetic’s roster, they nevertheless have risen to the challenge of putting out an album that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of the quality the label is putting out as of late.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Gillian Carter and Gray Whale Gin

Receiving the Evcharist 2018


Happy Friday. To celebrate another week down the hatch, I thought it might be nice to revisit this column yet again. This time, we’re spinning Gillian Carter’s Salvation Through Misery and sipping some Golden State Distillery’s Gray Whale gin.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Fucked Up and Hop Tub

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Let me tell you folks, it’s been a WEEK. I need this more than you know. Today’s pairing is Fucked Up’s Oberon and Whiner Beer Company’s Hop Tub. Drink from the cup of heresy, indeed.

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Video Premiere: Suffocater — “Plague”


Suffocater unveiled their new album, Rotting Existence, just this past Friday, and today it is our pleasure to follow that up with a premiere of their new video for “Plague”. The third track from that collection is a dense, bludgeoning display that leaves its mark without wasting a second of the concise runtime. Meanwhile, the visual component proves to be equally as compelling, adding a layer that expands the experience in a number of directions. But you know how this works… Don’t take my word for it. Give it a watch immediately after the jump.

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

Amorphis

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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