Initial Descent: September 30 – October 6, 2018

Behemoth 2018

October, finally. The best month of the year is upon us which is a cause for celebration. ‘But, it’s Monday’ you say – hogwash, it’s the first day of October. Moving on, metal is celebrating another release week and we’ve got your fix for all things shiny and new. What’s in store? Keep reading…

The world is pretty dark and Behemoth loves us as noted from the title of their eleventh full length I Loved You At Your Darkest. What can I say? Behemoth is still Behemoth and even though it’s not a great album it is a good one, if you dug their last handful you’ll dig this one as well. Based on the lead off single, High On Fire is back sounding better than ever with Electric Messiah which should come as no surprise – galloping riff thunder from the riff lord, color me excited. The ever chaotic and apocalyptic brand of black metal that Carpe Noctem debuted back in 2013 is even more upfront on Vitrun but more than that, this thing is an absolute beast that towers over their debut – highly recommended. Last up top is Brazil’s Piah Mater with a truly progressive death / black / rock effort on The Wandering Daughter and when I say this thing impressed the hell out of me I mean it wholeheartedly. They strike an outstanding balance of Opeth and Enslaved but turn it into something wholly their own and show off some outstanding chops in the process. Just go buy it already.

Enough chat, there’s a long list to get to down there so have at it. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Corrosion of Conformity, Enslaved, Slayer and more!

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July 11, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Corrosion of Conformity have just about wrapped up their first album with Pepper Keenan since 2005’s In the Arms of God. Get excited, folks.

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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 50

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The guys discuss the latest announcements about the forthcoming Maryland Deathfest XV, then Corey highlights his first-ever trip to Chicago for the inaugural Chicago Open Air festival. Plus, new music from Vow of ThornsPsalm ZeroBlood Red Throne and others!

All that and much, much more in Episode 50, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Chicago Open Air happenings and a handful of tours

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“Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 39

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We got us a good ol’-fashioned CONCERT POD here, kids! The guys talk about their different experiences with the Decibel Magazine tour (seeing TribulationSkeletonwitchHigh on Fire and Abbath) as well as their shared experience at Behemoth‘s Blasfemia Amerika tour stop in New York City! Plus, a recap of Sig:Ar:Tyr and some of the albums we’ve been listening to over the past few weeks!

All that and much, much more in Episode 39, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan