Italian wake last night. Imagine the stereotype, then add legit anguish and cover it in the stifling scent of too many flowers and cologne. Leaving for the burial today, and thank god it was such a killer week for new metal. I’m kicking this off with the new releases that have kept the last 24 hours bearable, including Overkill, VoidCeremony, Metallica, Jesus Piece and Stillbirth – all of which came out this past Friday.
From there the 279th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist has your back with the staff picks: new music from Dødheimsgard, Thantifaxath, Fen, Aodon, Lunar Chamber, Pupil Slicer, and a whole lot more. But I gotta get out of here so the only way you’ll know is to dig in and find out for yourselves.
“Ahh, we are so far gone! I knew you once, what will you become?”
If you need something to relax to (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t right now?), I recommend this album Devin Townsend just dropped that is filled with guitar improvisation. Legit, it’s called Guitar Improvisation #1.
Former Misfits drummer Joey Image, who has been battling cancer since 2016, has reportedly passed away at 63. He was with the group from 1978 to 1980 and performed on a number of releases, including the Night of the Living Dead single.
We’re quickly approaching a decade since the last Times of Grace release, a project featuring members of Killswitch Engage, and it looks like new stuff might be on it’s way. Something to look forward to later this year or early 2021, perhaps?
Cultus Black have released an in-studio music video for “Witch Hunt”, which you can check out below. That track is also available to stream on pretty much every platform out there.
The work of goth/punk band Samhain may be forever overshadowed by singer Glenn Danzig’s previous and subsequent projects, the Misfits and Danzig. However, it is not for lack of influence, with its prodigious, unconfined sound and horror aesthetics giving early shape to a legion of styles. We All Want Our Time In Hell Samhain Tribute, a new compilation album by a range of emerging and veteran punk, metal and noise bands, is deeply grounded in that history, with a glance to the future. Continue reading →