CANTO: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Sylosis, and More

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Reporting from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

  • Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have announced an exclusive live streamed concert that will take place on April 10th at 12:00 pm. Tickets are very affordable, so I encourage every single one of you to “attend” this. Personally, I can’t fucking wait.
  • Have some money to burn while hiding out in quarantine? How about Nameless Ghoul or Papa Nihil statues? These are expensive, but stunning, and are surely on every Ghost fan’s wish list.
  • Couple new videos to share today, and the first comes from Sylosis. This is a live clip of “Cycle of Suffering”, performed at their album release show in London earlier this year.
  • And secondly, we have a new video from Igorrr for “Downgrade Desert”. That track is taken from their recently released new album, Spirituality and Distortion, available through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Refused, Omnium Gatherum, Obsequiae, and More

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The word of the day, is “dumb”. As in, other people’s inability to pay attention created a dumb waste of my time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Insomnium, Morbid Angel, Vastum, and More

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I think I only did one of these last week, yeah? Let’s fix that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Scholar of the First Sin: Hera’s Best of 2018

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Yes, that title is a Dark Souls reference, and it’s a title I would like to have some day.

Anyway, it’s that time of year where we all just want to enjoy the last vestiges of holidays before the new year begins and we all decide to make lists. Whether it is for presents, things to throw out, or just a general shopping list for Christmas, we are bound to make one.

However, here in the hallowed halls of 9C, we are making one better: It’s time for EOY list season!

2018 was an impressive year for music in general. The sheer amount of releases this year was mind-blowing – so much so that I decided to make it into a top 20. That’s right: I expanded my list because 10 ain’t gonna cut it. However, there were a lot of albums left out from this list because they weren’t being as heavily played as they were supposed to be or they came out too late for me to actually put on this list (sorry Within Temptation!). I also decided to cut EPs from this list, as they deserve their own separate thing that won’t be explored until I have some more time. Let’s get started… Continue reading

Omnium Gatherum Live at the Whisky A Go Go, 9.24.2018

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Band: Omnium Gatherum

Photographer: Hera Vidal

Location: Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA

Date: September 24, 2018

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