CANTO: Children of Bodom, Amaranthe, Angel Witch, and More

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Friday Canto! What a treat! This truly is the best of times.

  • A whole lot of change is coming for Children of Bodom. It was announced today that the final show with the current line up will be in Helsinki on December 15th. Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Blacksmith (bass), and Janne Wirman (keyboards) will all be stepping away at the end of the year. Whoa.
  • Emmure is back with a new track called “Pigs Ear”. Give it a listen if you feel so inclined for some reason. Emmure is also touring with As I Lay Dying and After The Burial the next couple months, just in case you needed another reason to roll your eyes.
  • Amaranthe have announced a North American tour with Battle Beast and Seven Spires in 2020. These dates are actually a ways out. We’re talking August and September, mostly.
  • Angel Witch celebrated the release of their latest album, Angel Of Light, with a new music video for the track “Death From Andromeda”. It rips. That album is out today on Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

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

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 53

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With just a couple of days until the guys leave for Migration Fest, Corey returns to the fold for another Concert Pod! He talks about seeing Exmortus, Spellcaster and Seven Spires in Boston, as well as Skeletonwitch, Magic Circle, Lich King and Black Mass in Somerville, MA. Dan, on the other hand? He’s got stories from Carcass and Paul McCartney to speak of.

All that and much, much more in Episode 53, so jump on in and take a listen!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Concert Review: Exmortus, Spellcaster, and Seven Spires (July 26, 2016)

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Exmortus, The Middle East, 7.26.2016

The Middle East in Cambridge has become a bit of a home away from home for me over the last couple of years. While I have grown familiar with virtually all of the Boston venues, this particular establishment has been the recent go-to when it comes to concerts. This has proven to be a blessing and a curse. I love the Middle East with its 194 person capacity upstairs… it’s one of the best places to see a show because of it’s up close and personal atmosphere. But at the same time, the lighting and tight spaces makes it’s a pain in the ass to photograph at. But I digress. Keeping the recent trend alive, I ventured back down last Tuesday for The Fellowship of the Strings Tour, featuring Holy Grail, Exmortus, Spellcaster, and Seven Spires as the local opener this evening. Continue reading