Katatonia have announced a new live album as well, titled Dead Air. This is a physical release of their livestream performance from earlier in the year. It will be out through Peaceville Records on November 13th, and can be pre-ordered here.
Mastodon released a collection of rare tracks digitally for the first time today, known as Medium Rarities. Here’s the link to scoop that up. As a bonus, it includes a brand new song as well, titled “Fallen Torches”.
Looks like Hatebreed are dropping their first album in a minute. Weight of the False Self will be out on November 27th through Nuclear Blast. A lyric video for the title-track can be viewed immediately below. Pre-order it here, if you’re feeling it.
If you are at all familiar with our Nine Circles Audio Thing podcast, you’re most likely acquainted with (and probably tired of) my constant refrain of, “I just don’t like prog, dude.” We’ve been covering a lot of progressive stuff on our recent Album of the Month episodes, between February’s Intronaut and our recent Katatonia episodes, so I’ve had a lot of reason to make my feelings on the subject known. But, if you look at any of my year end lists, you can see quite a number of albums on there that are, without question, prog metal albums of some degree or another. Most famously, last year’s Waste of Space Orchestra album won my heart despite being very prog heavy, and breaking my “I don’t like albums longer than an hour” code as well. So when it comes down to it…do I actually not like prog? And if I do like it, why do I spend so much time maligning it? These questions gave me a lot of thought, and with nothing better to do during a quarantine than pick apart my own psyche, I decided to at least be scientific about the process and write it all down. What’s to follow is something of a primer about what makes an album ‘Prog That I Like’ versus ‘Prog That I Don’t Like’ and is inspired by four albums, of this ilk, I’ve listened to lately. Continue reading →
Holy crap, we made it to Episode 40 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing! It may be May, but this here is the Album of the Month for April which is City Burials by veteran Swedish art/doom/metal/anything goes rockets Katatonia. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Ian, Angela, Charles, and Hera, who had the pick for the month! Continue reading →
It’s Playlist Saturday again. Hail Playlist Saturday. This week, I’m bringing the new Ulthar jam to the table, Anton contributes the new one from Spain’s Aversio Humanitatis, and Angela freshens things up with some new Fiona Apple. All this, and more, at the link below.