Welcome to the weekend y’all. I for one am beyond stoked its here. Even if I’m gonna be running around buying (somehow) more furniture for my apartment, it still feels like I’ve got some more breathing room. The last couple days I barely had a minute to myself to unwind, but I’m excited to kick back with some tunes and fumble my way through vague Ikea instructions. And boy do we have tunes today. In addition to new albums from Ossuarium, Soen, Ithaca, and more heavy hitters, we bring you our own curated mix from across the sea of genres, for whatever mood your weekend takes. Click play, and don’t forget to double check to make sure you aren’t missing any hardware for your new computer desk.
I’ve been listening to these In Flames tracks way more than I probably should.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome to another weekend beer and metal pairing. This week’s offering is a celebration of both the old world and the new: a beer brewed in a traditional English style in the new world and a band that carries the sounds of traditional metal into the present day. Let’s get into it. The Metal: Magic Circle’s Journey Blind. The Beer: Ballast Point’s Piper Down Scottish Ale. Continue reading
Keeping the recaps and highlights of this past August’s Migration Fest moving along, we move on to our (my) second installment… you can catch the first part here. While the festival certainly jumped out to a good start with the events and bands of both Thursday night at Obsidian and the first night at The Capitol Theater on Friday, there is no doubt that Saturday was absolutely the high point of the weekend. I’ll do my best to recall some of the happenings below. But, ya know, it’s been awhile. And I’ve been busy, because life. No matter! Let us begin/resume. Continue reading
Skeletonwitch was so impressive fronted by Adam Clemans at Decibel Magazine Tour some handful of months ago, I made it a point to catch (and photograph) their headlining tour when it ran through Boston (er, Somerville) last week. This show wasn’t only about the Witch, though. Magic Circle, Lich King, and Black Mass also took the stage this evening and were equally as impressive in their own ways. Continue reading