Alcest released Spiritual Instinct last Friday, and having listened to it a few times to this point, I can say with confidence that it’s a great album. If you want to learn a little bit more about the lyrical themes and artistic direction, check out this trailer they dropped today.
An update from Dave Mustaine, who was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier in the year. It seems like he’s making strong progress in his recovery, which is great to hear. Megacruise is just around the corner, for those taking part. Best wishes continued for the dude.
Tonight’s video comes from Full of Hell, and it’s coupled with new album news. So all kinds of good things, basically. Weeping Choir (awesome album name) drops on May 17th, and the track we’ve been treated to today is called “Burning Myrrh”.
I may have said this before, but a large part of my life’s journey over the last 20 years has been analyzing what the media we consume says about us. Each of us is obviously more than the sum of what they’ve read, watched, or listened to, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a hell of a lot of those films, books, and albums tied into the bundle of molecules that makes up who were are. Whether it’s that record you heard at your first college party or the movie you remember watching over and over again with your father as a little kid, this seemingly disposable media is anything but…
Especially when you’re not in the most optimal mental or emotional state. That’s when you turn to those things the resonate closest to you, that help you reinforce and re-align your identity with yourself. For years I’ve kept an ever-expanding list of songs and albums under a playlist simply titled “Self Definition.” It’s my lifeline for when the water gets too choppy, for when things seems to fall in on themselves in such a way you feel like you’re buried under a million things that won’t let you breathe, let you be heard. And since the past few weeks have felt like to me, I wanted to take this edition of Nine Circles ov… to share some of those tracks that get me through the dark and remind me in a note or a chord or lyric of who I am. Let’s dive in… Continue reading →
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:
Leading off, Wolves in the Throne Room have announced a new album, titled Thrice Woven. The album will drop September 22 via the band’s own label, Artemisia Records, and features a guest spot from Neurosis’ Steve Von Till. Sounds better than Celestite already!