The word of the day, is “dumb”. As in, other people’s inability to pay attention created a dumb waste of my time.
- Swedish hardcore veterans Refused are returning to North America for a headlining tour next February and March. They will be joined by Metz and Youth Code within those dates. I will also use this space to remind you that their next album, War Music, will be out on October 18th via Spinefarm and Search & Destroy.
- Omnium Gatherum released a new song and lyric video today. The track is called “Chaospace”. For those of us on the other side of the Atlantic, you can catch OG live in Europe over the next month or so.
- Updates from Obsequiae, which is always exciting. We’ve got a couple new tracks, called “L’autrier M’en Aloie” and “Ceres In Emerald Streams”, that you can check out right now. That new album, titled The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings, will be out on November 22nd through 20 Buck Spin.
- Finally, how about a new video from Second To Sun. This one is for “Devil”. It’s black metal, from what I understand.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I think I only did one of these last week, yeah? Let’s fix that.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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
When it comes to concerts, I try to go to at least one a year. After all, in between school and other events, it becomes rather difficult to catch them sometimes. However, when I heard that Amorphis was coming into town with three other bands I was curious about but never really dealt with before, I knew I had to see them. Thus, I decided to do the only thing I was able to do: prepare myself for a night filled with music by listening to the four band’s latest albums in order to know what to expect.
Of the four, I am most familiar with Amorphis – I had seen them once before as support for Nightwish in early 2012 – so I was expecting a good time from these guys. Seeing the others was a bonus. Continue reading