Finally, It’s Halloween week. Not sure what you’ll be doing but as long as it involves horror movies and metal, all will be right in the world for at least a day. Since metal is in the equation, we have a looooong list for this week. So long, in fact, it seems everyone waited for Halloween to push out an album. Good news for us. Anyway, Sarcator open the pit of flayed bodies with their Swedeaththrash and holy smokes is this so crazy good for such a young band—I mean, age 16-21. All that to say, jump on this immediately. And, the mighty Carcass return for a quick hitter EP but quick hitter doesn’t mean slack on quality, it’s Carcass so you know what you’re getting. Stälker put both a classic metal feel and tons of demonspeed in their effort and those vocals? GLORIOUS. Rounding out the top spots is Wolverine who are back with their lush but impressive progressive metal and in audio visual format which is nothing short of amazing so please get your ears, and eyes, on this come Saturday. No matter what you do with Halloween this year, you’ll have plenty of metal to take along for the ride. Just don’t forget to load up on blood and gore as well.Continue reading
In this house we respect Pallbearer. Pallbearer is one of our favorite bands that we have enjoyed since their debut. When we saw that the Nine Circles inbox was blessed with the latest from the band, Forgotten Days, we decided to co-author a review instead of fighting each other to the death for who would do the honor. We decided to sit down and listen to the album and write this review together as a singular cohesive piece.Continue reading
Let’s talk about something near and dear to my heart; it’s October and nearly Halloween. ‘Tis the season for horror of all sorts, skulls and pumpkins, and fall vistas that look like the intro to many of the early Halloween movies. At least we’ve got that to get excited about. But also, it’s Monday which means new metal time so there’s another happy thing. This week brings us the next chapter of Pallbearer‘s trajectory which finds them back at their concise and to the point doom but, really, better than ever. Next up is a twofer of death metal starting with the brutal sort with Distant and the old school, rattle the coffins sort with Undeath. And, closing out the top spots is an alcohol fueled, four-on-the-floor, sinewy metal return from Raging Speedhorn. Better get your nasty decorating done and your costumes ready, or, just line up a long list of deliciously vicious horror movies. Dig in below for the rest of the new metal, tons to explore.Continue reading
Finally. We slide, or stumble, into the damn weekend.
- Voivod has announced a new live album, Lost Machine – Live, that will drop on November 27th through Century Media. The album was recorded during their show in Québec City while they were touring The Wake. Get your pre-order on right here.
- In more fun pre-order news, Blind Guardian have launched theirs for the 25th anniversary of Imaginations From The Other Side. That will be out on December 11th through Nuclear Blast.
- And then we have a couple fun new tracks to share to round out the week. The first comes from Accept, who released “The Undertaker” today. That is the first single from their upcoming new studio album, Too Mean To Die, which is out on January 15th through Nuclear Blast.
- And lastly, a new video from Ascension of The Watchers for “The End Is Always The Beginning.” Check it out below. Apocrypha is out next Friday through Dissonance Productions.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
What a long, strange week it’s been. New vinyl arrived today however, so at least there’s that.
- Wormwitch have released a live recording video for “Lord of Chains”, which you can check out here. They also announced a cassette release for a collection of their earliest works, titled Septentrion Revival.
- My Dying Bride have announced a new EP, Macabre Cabaret, which will drop on November 20th through Nuclear Blast. From that, they also dropped a new single and lyric video for a track called “A Secret Kiss”.
- A couple videos to share this Friday, and the first comes from Spirit Adrift. This one is for “Screaming from Beyond”, taken from Enlightened In Eternity. A reminder, that album drops October 16th through 20 Buck Spin if you haven’t already pre-ordered it. Hint: you should.
- Belphegor are re-releasing Necrodaemon Terrorsathan on November 6th through Nuclear Blast. You can check out a brand new video for the brand new version of title-track right now… perfect for a Friday!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”