Welcome back, friends! Today we have something special going on in the way of a two-for from Pelagic Records. As you already know, Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offerings: MONO’s Beyond the Past: Live in London with the Platinum Anniversary Orchestra and Pelagic Coffee’s The Great Dying.Continue reading
Only one more day until one more day until the weekend!
- Svalbard vocalist Serena Cherry has announced a new black metal solo project known as Noctule. The debut album, Wretched Abyss, is set for a May 28th release through Translation Loss. Today, a video for the title-track was released. Give that beast a watch.
- Hey, there’s a new Mono live clip out there, so that’s a must. This is the official video for “Nowhere, Now Here”, performed live in London with The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra. The album that’s taken from, Beyond the Past, is out on March 19th through Pelagic Records.
- Fun fact, you can stream the new split EP from -(16)- and Grime, titled Doom Sessions Vol. 3, in full over at Cvlt Nation. It’s highly recommended that you do so. It technically drops on Friday, but why the wait the extra couple of days if you don’t have absolutely have to?
- The best way to wrap up yet another barely tolerable day is with a new Cannibal Corpse video. Check out the clip for the first single from Violence Unimagined, “Inhumane Harvest”, immediately below. That album drops on April 16th through Metal Blade Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Confirmed that it is going to be a very long week indeed.
- Genghis Tron have announced their first full-length album in 13 years, which is a huge deal to our Nine Circles… circle. Dream Weapon will be out on March 26th through Relapse Records. Check out the video for the title track right now.
- Mono are releasing a live album, titled Beyond the Past • Live in London with the Platinum Anniversary Orchestra, that will be out on March 21st. It features footage from a performance back on December 14, 2019, in front of a sold out audience.
- The noise crew out of Atlanta known as ’68 are dropping a new album on March 16th through Cooking Vinyl. It’ll be titled Give One Take One, and it’s available for pre-order here. Check out the video for “The Knife, The Knife, The Knife” while you’re at it.
- Another Nine Circles favorite, -(16)-, dropped a new song and video today, so we obviously need to share that beast. This is “Tear It Down”, taken from the split with Grime, Doom Sessions Vol. 3.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Every year I come up with a list of albums, and every year I have trouble trying to firmly rank them. Also, doesn’t everyone just scroll to the end to see what the best album is? I know I do. So here’s my list where the first entries are the best, and it gets decidedly fuzzier after that. But one thing is certain, every album on this list is one of the best albums of the year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
(ed: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or just happy Wednesday, whatever. Consider this a break from the family deal where there’s too many bags of torn gift wrap and cousin Eddie is playing banjo on your last nerve. Enjoy Charles’ picks and check all these out seeing as you’ve got all those gift cards and/or extra cash burning a hole in that pocket.)
This month’s Third Circle is all about energy. You’ll need it to suffer through the holidays, and suffer you will, because that’s always how it goes. So here’s just over an hour of November’s primo Bandcamp finds.