Throwback Thursday: Bolt Thrower – “The IVth Crusade”


With the sudden and unexpected tragic death of Bolt Thrower’s drummer, Martin Kearns (affectionately known as ‘Kiddie’) I figured we would take a look at what is easily one of the best and most important metal albums of all time: Bolt Thrower’s 1993 release The IVth Crusade. The album marked a switch for Bolt Thrower as they dropped the speed, thickened the bottom end and essentially invented death doom as we know it today. And yes, Martin Kearns didn’t play on the album, Andy Whale did, Kearns spent over twenty-one years playing these tracks live. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 18

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The guys touch on amusing news from Abbath and Sabaton, then dig into new albums from Windhand and Funeral Throne. (Okay, a new album from Windhand and a reissue from Funeral Throne. Whatever.) Plus, a rant about waste-of-life, hedge-funder-turned-pharmaceutical-executive Martin Shkreli!

All that and much, much more in Episode 18, so check it out!

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CANTO: RIP Martin Kearns, a new Bodom track, and more


Last day of the week for me. I believe Dan will be making an appearance tomorrow for these. But anyway, still plenty to cover today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey