CANTO: Watain, Skull Fist, Tombs, and More

Alright. After about 100 spins, I can still confirm Impera is really freaking good.

  • Tombs is releasing a new EP, Ex-Oblivion, which is how we’re going to kick things off. Check out the video for “Ex Oblivion” here. This final single will eventually be released on July 13th, so keep your eyes open for new material still to come.
  • Pink Floyd covers tend to grab my interest, so here’s a version of “Dogs” performed by Cokegoat. You can purchase the single here. They’re also releasing the track through video installments, the first of which can be seen here.
  • A couple things from Atomic Fire to touch on next. First, Skull Fist unveiled a new single and video, “For the Last Time”, ahead of the release date for Paid In Full. That album drops on April 22nd.
  • And from there, German hard rock collective Sinner have signed on with the label. A new album, titled Brotherhood, will be released at some point later this year. So we’ll keep eyes out for that one as well.
  • Watain has a new album dropping on April 29th through Nuclear Blast titled The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, and it only makes sense to close with new material from that. Below is the video for the third and final single from that album, “We Remain”.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 6 (8.29.2017)

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Greetings, friends. For consecutive weeks, we are running the playlist a day late because we are disorganized as hell behind the scenes. Just kidding. It’s because we do things with our lives and all of you are pretty low in the priority pecking order. The good news, however, is that we have a whopping 22 delicious tracks to help get you through the next couple hours. I think you know the drill at this point. The YouTube Channel is here. The playlist is below. En. Joy. Continue reading

Retrospective: Nachtmystium – “Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I”

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Alright, so Nachtmystium might have had a few tough years, which I will be getting into later. But in their day, they cranked out some the best psychedelic black metal the world had to offer. At this point, I’ve heard it all. From Reign of the Malicious all the way through the finality of 2014’s The World We Left Behind, there are albums that will be remembered for some time. One of the most definitive albums in this list, however, was Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I. Continue reading

Album Review: A Forest of Stars – “Beware the Sword You Cannot See”

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Wow. What an experience the last hour has been. Forgive me, but it’s taken until now for me to uncover the fantastic sounds that define A Forest of Stars. Over the course of their eight-year career, the Leeds, UK-based ensemble have spent four albums creating a psychedelic black metal sound that’s some kind of special. And the most recent of these—their new full-length, Beware the Sword You Cannot Seeis sure to be a record none of us will forget about anytime soon.

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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 28 (November 14, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 28 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

The guys return after a week’s break and tackle new albums from Machine Head, Carcass and Pink Floyd. Plus, news from AC/DC and Opeth, and Dan recaps his 800th Diarrhea Planet concert of the year–which is only a slight numerical exaggeration!

All that and more in Episode 28, so check it out!

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