Initial Descent: August 26, 2016

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Salt Lake City doom crew SubRosa release their fourth album, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages, via Profound Lore on August 26. (Image courtesy of the band)

Another Friday is upon us, and that means another slew of albums for y’all to digest. Leading the way is Salt Lake City’s SubRosa, who return with their fourth full-length, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages. (I just got my copy through #MetalBandcampGiftClub yesterday and am beyond psyched to dive in.)

We’ve also got a new album from Inquisition that contains a lot of words in its title (even more than SubRosa), as well as stuff from German legends Running Wild, other German legends Sodom and German not-quite-legends-but-still-pretty-damn-goods Imperium Dekadenz. (It’s a big week to be either verbose or German, what can we say?) We’ve got all that and more listed out below, so click that “Read More” link and get to it. Here’s what’s on tap for this week:
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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 19

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We’re back! Apologies to everyone for the extra week between shows–we probably would have gotten away with it all if it weren’t for those meddling technical difficulties!

Anyway, this week, the guys dig into new album announcements from Deafheaven and Children of Bodom, discuss an above-average number of sports-based things, and then Dan waxes poetic about Scottish symphonic power metal darlings, Gloryhammer. Plus, a tribute to late Nunslaughter drummer, Jim Konya.

All that and much, much more in Episode 19, so check it out!

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CANTO: RIP Jim Konya, album sales, and Ghost’s newest nun

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The last three days have been a particularly tiring stretch so I am definitely ready to start my weekend early. Like tonight.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey