Finally, Nightwish have revealed a live video for “Sleeping Sun”, taken from the upcoming reissue for the End Of An Era DVD. The footage features the final date of the “Once” Tour, back on October 21st, 2005.
In Dante’s Inferno, the second circle begins the proper punishment of Hell, a place where “no thing gleams.” It is reserved for those overcome with Lust, where carnal appetites hold sway over reason. In Nine Circles, it’s where we do shorter reviews of new (ish) albums that share a common theme.
I’ve had technical death metal on the brain lately. Mind you: not “tech-death” as in practically everyone on Unique Leader (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but more in that sweet, sweet Death vein. I watched the new documentary on Chuck Schuldiner Death By Metal this weekend and it all came back: the intricate riffing, odd time signatures but most importantly the hooks. Damn but Chuck and co. could craft some major hooks to go along with the incredible chops. So for this edition of Second Circle I decided to check out two new releases from bands putting their own spin on what Death did so well so many years ago: Horrendous and Revocation. Both bands have been a bit of a mixed bag for me in the past; let’s dive in and see if that’s still the case. Continue reading →
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last few days:
Leading off, an amusing tidbit from the world of Napalm Death: apparently, the band’s Spotify streams have gone up more than 200% since frontman Barney Greenway appeared on a radio show teaching ex-Labour Party leader Ed Miliband how to scream. (Miliband still can’t scream.)