CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Exist, Amaranthe, and More


A whole slew of new tracks to share today. Keeping Friday easy for me!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Retrocution: GOST returns with “She Lives in Red Light”


Still exhausted from the length of our last Retrocution post? I know I am. Well, fortunately for all of us, this post won’t be 700+ words long. After all, this time out, we’re covering a single, rather than a full album. The track in question? The newest Century Media signee, GOST, who returned this past week with the single, “She Lives in Red Light.” Hit the jump and dig in with us… Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 9

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It’s a packed episode this week, starting from an opening jab at everyone’s favorite metal punching bag, Sebastian Bach! From there, a new song round-up, some unfortunate news from Enabler, and new albums from Vardan, Possessor and, for better or worse, Cradle of Filth. (Spoiler alert: Dani Filth desperately needs to call it a day.)

All that and much, much more in Episode 9, so check it out!

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Album Review: Possessor – “Stay Dead”

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Writing anything terribly deep or profound about a four-song EP can be a tall order under normal circumstances, but with Possessor, it’s especially difficult. That kind of thing, those kinds of descriptions…they’re not really their bag. On their latest EP, Stay Dead, the London-based trio conjures up a blend of sludgy thrash that feels more akin to running through a crowd of people and bludgeoning people with the nearest blunt object. And you know what? That’s a hell of a lot of fun.  Continue reading

Initial Descent: July 10’s New Releases in Brief

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Cradle of Filth (Image via Team Rock)

Welcome to the first-ever Monday edition of Initial Descent! That’s right, with new releases now dropping on Fridays across the music industry, there’s no such thing as “new release Tuesday” anymore. (Pour one out!)

This new release global date *is* going to make things a little weird with the podcast, which we still record on Wednesdays, but…we’ll deal with that another time. For now, here are the new albums from last Friday’s crop that we’ll be talking about on this week’s episode!

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