Quickies: More Tours, Album Sales, and David Lee Roth’s Busted Face

Hello, everyone. After a rare early weekday off from Quickies, I’m back. And, of course, it’s April Fools Day. That said, I have no idea whether or not the below articles are legit. Let’s be real, I don’t look into these things that much. I invite you to be as skeptical as I am.

The band features Baroness’ Pete Adams, so naturally it caught my attention. Not a bad track, either. The new album, Shadows, will be out May 19th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 45 (March 28, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 45 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys discuss the news around Strong Scene Productions—one of the strangest happenings in at least as long as we’ve been ‘casting—then recap last weekend’s Enslaved / Yob / Ecstatic Vision show at the Gramercy Theatre. Plus, our new blogger Jesse joins us from Holland to discuss the hotly debated new Liturgy album, “The Ark Work.”

All that and much, much more in Episode 45, so check it out!

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Quickies: Albums Sales, a New Van Halen Tour, and the Tragic Passing of Scott Clendenin

Happy Wednesday, everyone. I just want to let you know that I’m listening to Liturgy’s The Ark Work and I’m hating every second of it. Cheers!

It’s not bad. I gotta admit. Their self-titled EP is available now.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

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Album Review: Liturgy – “The Ark Work”

Liturgy The Ark Work

Here it is, the third album from the Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy—the band that’s launched a thousand or more fights among metal fans since their debut dropped in 2009. They’ve since become extremely polarizing, inspiring volumes of thinkpieces that collectively exceed in length any treatises frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix has written in his entire life. And on this third album, The Ark Work, the band has managed to distill every divisive element of their sound and persona, not to mention created a thrilling and beautifully confusing work.

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Just the Tip: March 24’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

March 24, 2015

Liturgy – The Ark Work (Thrill Jockey)

Liturgy The Ark Work


Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Stellar (Season of Mist)

Der Weg Einer Freiheit Stellar

Fórn – The Departure of Consciousness (Gilead Media)

Forn The Departure of Consciousness


[full review]

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week—including a slightly more receptive take on Liturgy than you’re likely to get from us on the podcast!—but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 45!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire (Thrill Jockey)
  • Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers (Century Media)
  • Sorcerer – In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross (Metal Blade)
  • Frosthelm – The Endless Winter (Black Work / Alkemy Brothers)
  • Fulgora – Stratagem (Housecore)

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