Goatwhore started out, at least for me, as the band you wanted to hear but couldn’t get your hands on any material. That was then. And now with their eighth full length Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven these dudes are a household name in any house that lifts up damn good metal. Call it blackened thrash or thrash and death with a splash of black metal or whatever you want to call it, bottom line is this band rules and that’s all there is to it. Ahead of the new album, which rips the door to hell wide open, Buke got the chance to chat with guitarist and part vocalist Sammy Duet about the new album and how it came to be as well as the Goatwhore ethos and how it plays into metal in general. But, they don’t stop there, a ton is covered beyond that, rest assured. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.Continue reading
Four albums in with From the Fathomless Deep and Behold! The Monolith are heavier than ever. Call it sludge with black metal and progressive tendencies, call it metal with a nasty attitude, or call it whatever you want; these guys hit and hit hard. There’s no denying that fact. Buke sat down with guitarist Matt Price for a wide ranging discussion surrounding their new album, some band history, and so much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.Continue reading
Blooming into something strong and dynamic, combining elements of shoegaze, rock, metal, electronic, and more, Holy Fawn are back with their sophomore full-length album Dimensional Bleed. Getting into their stride, this release brings something a little new and a little more experimental while still showcasing the sounds and vibe fans fell for in the band’s debut. Dimensional Bleed offers electronic and ambient passages that feel cosmic and otherworldly, while at the same time grounding listeners with lyrical themes around death, nature, and the cosmos. The dynamic between the music and the lyrics make for an immersive and enlightening experience making this album something special and Holy Fawn a creative force to indulge in.Continue reading
Since 2013 Dreadnought have been spinning more plates in the air than you can shake a stick at, although why you’d want to shake a stick at anyone, let alone someone successfully spinning a myriad of plates in the ether is beyond me. Managing the tricky balancing act of doom, progressive rock, post-metal, and straight up black metal still seems to come effortlessly to this band. On The Endless, album number five sees those spinning plates shift ever so slightly in favor of the more progressive doom side of things, but it’s a shift that works well, creating a lovely dark atmosphere with enough dynamics to keep listeners coming back.
Endlessly, you might say.Continue reading
Once again it’s Album of the Month time and for July it was a pretty unanimous pick with Spirit of Ecstasy from Imperial Triumphant. The usual gang of suspects are present for the discussion as well as MC Supreme Buke. Much is made of just how insanely good this album is and the band’s penchant for being over the top in the best way possible. Elsewhere the gang spends a good portion of the runtime gushing over everything else they listened to since they last got together and since we had a technical glitch (absolute obliteration) with our June episode, some time was spent looking back on that as well.
In other words, just another episode of the Nine Circles Audio Thing.Continue reading