Fearless Editor Josh™ is on a much needed vacation from the 9C offices cooking up some lovely shrimp dishes with his family, so I’m taking the reins for this week’s Initial Descent to let you heathens know what’s the what in new music being released this week. And right off the bat we got Matt Harvey and the gang from Exhumed serving up their new platter just in time for, uh…monsters and pirate cosplay, I guess? Who knows, the album kicks ass. Elsewhere we got a pair of post-rock hammers falling with both God Alone and Lost in Kiev, the re-emergence of SubRosa in their new guise of The Otolith and finally, since you know you’re curious, rising like a one-eyed yellow and black phoenix it’s Stryper. Because I don’t know if we’ve ever mentioned Stryper on this site, and I admit I dig the single.Continue reading
CANTO: New music video from Gojira, new lyric video from Pain, and more
“Let me feel my palms around your throat. Let me see the pain of lost control. Let me hear your heart racing inside. Let me see the darkness that you fight, when the night crashes down.”
- We got ourselves a feud. Brian Baker, guitarist for Bad Religion, has called out Bring Me The Horizon for some arrogance displayed at Resurrection Fest. All you really need to know is that both parties are being children. I’m entertained a bit.
- Michael Sweet, frontman for Stryper, is preparing to release a solo album on August 26th. The album will be called One Sided War. Sounds like an unfortunate circumstance.
- There’s been a lot of debate recently regarding cell phone use at concerts. iPhone apparently has a means of blocking them altogether, but should they be banned, or this is a reasonable alternative?
- Pain has a new lyric video out! It’s for a new track called “Black Knight Satellite”, which will be on their upcoming release Coming Home, which drops September 9th.
- Gojira has a new music video out for “Low Lands.” Check it out.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Best of 2015: Curtis Dewar
Being a publicist I didn’t listen to a ton of new music that was outside of stuff I was pushing. I mean, I did listen to a ton of music but in all honesty a lot of it was catch up and as a result I probably only heard about 50 albums of stuff from 2015 that I wasn’t working on. That being said, I still heard quite a few great albums and these are the ten that I felt were stellar in 2015. This list is in no particular order