Starting with Cloak who are touring the U.S. with Demiser this coming October and November. I know one Nine Circler that’s going to be PSYCHED about this one. Well, two. Throw me in that bucket. Tickets can be acquired here. Both of these bands rule, so go do that.
And then we have Heavy Temple, another band I enjoy immensely. This is a shorter run of shows, but they have some U.S. dates in August and early September. They’ll be supporting their new album, Lupi Amoris, which dropped back in June through Magnetic Eye Records.
Polish black metal crew Misanthur have set October 15th as the release date of Ephemeris. Their debut will be out through Season of Mist Underground Activists, and you can check out the first single taken from that album below, titled “Black Clouds & No Silver Linings”.
Good morning and welcome to another Nine Circles Saturday mixtape. This time around, we have the latest from The Mountain Goats (always cause for celebration), some Lord of the Rings themed grind, ripping death metal, and a whole lot more. Check it out, as always, at the link below. (ed’s note: also, a fresh and sick set from Inhuman Condition to close things out).
We’ve been regular here on Embracing the Descent but for first time visitors or those with short memories and/or attention spans; this is where we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason. We say handful since going all in for 40 – 60 albums just ain’t happening. Since that brief reminder is out of the way, let’s jump into a few from this week and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. And do leave us a comment if you have thoughts or gripes. Continue reading →
Staking claim to the Philly/Delaware corner of stoner rock is the five piece known as High Reeper and they have set November 3 for their independently released self titled debut. It’s an album full of Sabbathian riff worship mixed with the kind of DIY ethos St. Vitus was known so well for in their early days (think Born Too Late). The power of the riff definitely compels this band as they bend and mold each one with an unfettered ease generally reserved for the more seasoned vets. But on top of that they keep a mean groove throughout and the vocals remind of early Ozzy so there’s that, and it doesn’t hurt a bit. Today we have a premiere of lead off track “Die Slow” and it’s all of the above and much more so dive in to take a listen. Continue reading →