I’m really excited about the new album from Paradise Lost, so here’s a fresh new trailer. Obsidian is out on May 15th (next Friday) through Nuclear Blast. I hope you pre-ordered it like I did.
And we’ll close with this guitar playthrough for “Shape Your Reality” from power metallers Northtale, the band’s first song ever. Their most recent album, Welcome To Paradise dropped last year through Nuclear Blast.
The Dark Souls franchise may own this title, but Aldia’s got nothing on me.
Last year around this time I made a statement, hoping that I would take it easier on the album listening; however, I also said that it would be for naught, as my 2019 release calendar was looking great and I was so excited about it.
Tombs (who I love) have signed on with Season of Mist, and have revealed details behind a new EP as well as a new song. The EP will be called Monarchy of Shadows and it drops on February 28th. Check out the new title-track below.
In a few short weeks another year will finally kick the bucket. At this point most of us are on autopilot, dead-walking through a daze of days gesturing in the fervent hope we can pass as having some semblance of work ethic until the clock turns over and it’s back to the same old song and dance again in the Year of Our (Loud) Lord 2020.
Until then, we managed to pry some choice picks of 2019 from the gnawed fingers of the 9C staff. We’ve crunched the numbers, tallied the votes, screwed up and tallied them again, and came up with the first ever (unless I’m wrong… it’s too late and I’m too lazy to check) Nine Circles Combined Staff Top 9 for the year. It’s basically a Nine Circles ov… Nine Circles, v. 2019. So enough procrastinating… hit that link and let’s do this thing. Continue reading →