Nightfall shared a live performance of “Ishtar (Celebrate your Beauty)”, with footage taken from the Sierra studios in Athens. Give it a watch. Worth noting, that track is taken from 1995’s Athenian Echoes, which is getting the reissue treatment from Season of Mist at some point in the near future. Dope.
We welcome in October with a bit of a shorted playlist. 11 tracks in total, covering a decent spectrum with an obvious addition of tracks/albums we are looking forward to dropping soon. Halloween season is upon us officially, so we may as well pretend this playlist is in celebration of… something. Alright, I need go work or something. Whatever the hell it is I do. If you want to say hi on the YouTubes, you know where to find us. Continue reading →
Here we are at the dawn of October. One of the finest months of the year, obviously. What better way to kick it off than with a stacked list of metal that is as varied as the many horror movies you need to watch over the next 31 days. Anyway, Initial Descent knows you need it so, this week we have the amazing new album The Dark Hereafter from Winterfylleth, a jazzy avant-garde self titled debut from Brain Tentacles, Okkultokrati‘s Raspberry Dawn that is satan rock at it’s finest and of course Sorceress from everyone’s favorite target Opeth. For everyone still mad about the whole no death metal thing, news flash, they’re still great. Also Veilburner returns with their third full length of inherently evil and challenging black/death/experimental The Obscene Rite and Halshug cracks the earth in half with their brutal new album Sort Sind. Plenty here for you to enjoy so without further delay, get busy after the jump. Continue reading →
Remember all that drama surrounding Sólstafir and drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason? Of course you do. And I don’t was to get into it again. But the good news is that Pálmason is back with a new project called Katla, and so far it is really impressive.