Profile: Bogotá, Colombia’s AIRE Como Plomo

AIRE Como Plomo mix an amalgam of thrash, death metal, and hardcore punk that is as abrasive and violent as it is catchy as hell. They have one full length and a handful of singles available, the most recent of which “Erase The One” may be their best yet. Which begs the question as to when we’ll get the next full length and for now, the answer is mysterious but we recently posed out set of Profile questions to the band and they fired back to give us some backstory on the band and why they do what they do. With that said, head directly below to read how it went down and be sure to pick up all their stuff from the links contained within. And, play it loud.

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Album Review: Goatwhore — “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven”

Goatwhore - Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven

At this point in Goatwhore’s 25 years of existence, it’s safe to say there’s not a ton of meddling with the formula of black thrashing death metal that’s as viscous as the murky swamps from their home base of Louisiana. It’s also safe to say, if you’re reading this, you’re either a fan or not since there’s no middle ground here. Whether or not this eighth full length, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven will sway opinions on that matter is up to you. However, this band is nothing if not consistent and this effort is exactly that, but to assume that’s the whole story is, well… you know what they say about assuming.

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Steve Jansson and Enrique Sagarnaga of Daeva on their new album “Through Sheer Will And Black Magic…” and more!

Daeva
Image courtesy of Scott Kinkade

It’s been awhile since last hearing from Daeva. Five years to be exact. And since that time they’ve taken their brand of sweaty, priest burning black / thrash metal to a whole new level. Their EP, Pulsing Dark Absorptions, was a lightning rod, but debut full length Through Sheer Will And Black Magic… will turn heads far below the southern end of the cross. To put it in quick layman’s terms; imagine Mayhem and GG Allin in a knife fight and you’re in the realm of what’s included here. Buke recently spoke with guitarist Steve Jansson and drummer Enrique Sagarnaga about the new album, how it came to be, their much lauded Crypt Sermon ties, and a ton more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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Sammy Duet of Goatwhore on their new album “Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven” and much more!

Goatwhore
Image courtesy of Stephanie Cabral

Goatwhore started out, at least for me, as the band you wanted to hear but couldn’t get your hands on any material. That was then. And now with their eighth full length Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven these dudes are a household name in any house that lifts up damn good metal. Call it blackened thrash or thrash and death with a splash of black metal or whatever you want to call it, bottom line is this band rules and that’s all there is to it. Ahead of the new album, which rips the door to hell wide open, Buke got the chance to chat with guitarist and part vocalist Sammy Duet about the new album and how it came to be as well as the Goatwhore ethos and how it plays into metal in general. But, they don’t stop there, a ton is covered beyond that, rest assured. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy. 

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Nine Circles ov…Clearing Out This Week’s Promo Pile

The last time I did something like this was back in 2018, but maybe I need to do it more. With so much music coming out it’s easy to just sit back and cherry pick the albums you’re already anticipating and write about it. And as many of our staff focus on things other than review writing (thank the heavens for the consistent and consistently excellent output of Ian) I suspect we’re missing out on a lot of great music that just isn’t getting the attention here at Nine Circles it should. So, foolish as it may seem I called out to Fearless Editor Josh™ with my request: give me nine promos for albums coming out this week, and I’ll listen and give some semblance of commentary for them. Ambitious? Perhaps. Stupid? Almost certainly. But if it gets some visibility for some bands and gets me attuned to some new music instead of constantly digging into the bins for rock and prog circa ’69-’74 all the better. So for this edition of Nine Circles ov... let’s take a look at some of the music coming out this week.

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