Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Leading off, Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker has indicated that the band will not be playing any David Vincent-era songs on their upcoming tour dates. That “whoosh” you just heard was my already-limited interest in seeing them at MDF nosediving even more.
Good morning, and a happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all. It’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Ahead of the release of their upcoming album The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Ulverreleased a new track called “Nemoralia.” It’s wildly fine.
Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker tried waaaaaaay too hard to appease alienated fans, using “death metal” three times in a single sentence to describe what the band’s new material sounds like. When asked for a follow-up comment, guitarist Trey Azagthoth simply kept banging hardcore and radical. (I’m assuming.)
Remember how lame Danzig‘s covers album, Skeletons, was? Well, good news! The legend’s dropping a new album of original material in May. It will probably suck less?
Against overwhelming odds, it appears the Nachtmystium train’s building up steam once more. The band’s been booked for the invite-only (WTF??) Carnis Festum Open Air in California. We shall see.
I’m sure there are some symphonic metal fans among our readers here at Nine Circles, right? Maybe? Well, if so…good news for y’all: Xandria has announced their first-ever North American headlining tour.
Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and his ambient side project, BardSpec, have announced their debut album, Hydrogen, which drops June 23. I’m excited for a couple of reasons: first, the band cites both Tangerine Dream and Godflesh as influences; and second, that cover art kicks an ass.
And finally, Kvelertak released a video for “Bronsegud,” off last year’s Nattesferd. You can check it out below:
Not sure why a 2:57 song had to turn into a 6:22 video. BOLD STRATEGY, COTTON, LET’S SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT FOR ‘EM. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time on Monday for our next edition!
“Spineless from the start, sucked into the part. Circus comes to town, you play the lead clown. Please, please, spreading his disease, living by his story. Knees, knees, falling to your knees, suffer for his glory. You will.”
Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Hate Eternal, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) is set to release his sophomore solo album whenever his crowdfunding campaign allows. Hannes did this a bit differently than the usual campaign. You can basically purchase stock in the album by way of pre-sale. A bit more interesting since you have the chance to actually hear a bit of the product you’re investing in. The media presence has been pretty intense. You can catch a video chat with Hannes here. Last month saw the debut of the first single from The Crypts of Sleep which you can listen to here.
“Why don’t you spend nowhere with me? Follow the river and the path of the ones. Write our names on the shore. Forever – I can’t find, struggling in a world undefined. Decide how you want it to be, I’m not eternity.”