CANTO: Autograph, Soulrot, Dead Animal Assembly Plant, and More

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I’m gonna start going back to song lyrics with these intros. Way easier.

  • Check out this live acoustic performance from Árstíðir. This was put together in partnership with Club Weltenklang, a virtual venue where you can view performances from a wide range of artists. Not the most current happening, but that’s still a concept definitely doesn’t suck.
  • Autograph released a new single last Friday through Bandcamp, called Souls on Fire, and proceeds from that release will benefit Trinity Health of New England. So if you ever need an(other) excuse to buy some new tunes, here ya go.
  • Soulrot have announced a release date for a new album through Memento Mori, titled Victims of Spiritual Warfare. That will be out on July 27th, but if you want to get a taste of what’s to come, you can check out “God Forsaken” right now.
  • And finally, we will end things with a little industrial metal. This is Dead Animal Assembly Plant with the video for “A Violent Breed”. Their new album, Bring Out the Dead, will be out on Armalyte Industries.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: April 23 – 29, 2017

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Soulrot

If you’ve been following along, I talk about time a lot and mostly how fast it escapes us. On that theme, as of this month Nine Circles turns three years old. And it’s been an amazing ride thus far. To all writers and contributors, past and present, thank you sincerely. To our readers, thank you from the bottom of our blackened hearts for spending your time with us and being the best audience ever. And to the PR firms, labels, bands and venues we appreciate you. Now, we have metal to get to and truth be told that’s why you came so without further ado: Nameless Hideous Manifestations is a scorcher of a death metal debut from Chile’s Soulrot but also one that will have you rockin your headbanging skills like it’s 1990 again. Life of Agony have finally returned after 12 years with A Place Where There’s No More Pain and truthfully they haven’t missed a step since then and this album is a firm declaration of where they are now — a good place I might add. Buildings return with their third full length You Are Not One of Us (A+ for that title) and it’s a massively dynamic noise/punk/rock album that finds the band at their best yet. And rounding out the opening slots is Duel with Witchbanger, this band just gets better and better at their brand of doom by way of classic heavy rock — proto metal if you will, highly recommended. As usual we have much, much more to get to so jump in and stay awhile. Once more, thank you for spending time with us and we hope to be sending this message out again next year. Continue reading

Album Review: Soulrot – “Nameless Hideous Manifestations”

Soulrot - Nameless Hideous Manifestations

We have, in our pages, covered some really good death metal bands from South America. It’s a region that’s ripe with the kind of bludgeoning obliteration that the genre is known for. We can now count Chile’s Soulrot as a contender for these same accolades on their debut full length Nameless Hideous Manifestations. There’s a lot of familiarity in this bands sound, particularly of the older persuasion, and while it’s true the glory days of death metal and Swedeath have been well-tread, Soulrot use it as the foundation for a timeless sound. Continue reading