Guess who’s back (back, back), back again (gain, gain). I won the inter-office rock-paper-scissors competition for who gets to drink on the job this week, so naturally I’m going to overindulge in both righteous tunes and choice beverages. Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Týr’s A Night at the Nordic House and Victory Brewing Company’s Golden Monkey.Continue reading
How many weeks in a row have I said “if I can just get to Friday…”? Oh yeah, all of them.
- One more (at least) massive tour announcement to share. Behemoth are heading back to North America with Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, and Unto Others. Those dates run from April 16th through May 15th, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
- Undeath unveiled new details behind their sophomore album. It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave is set for an April 22nd release through Prosthetic Records. “Rise From The Grave” is streaming now, and you can pre-order the album at this location.
- Cradle of Filth have announced “The Infernal Vernal Equinox” stream, scheduled for March 20th. They’ll be performing Dusk… and Her Embrace in full, along with other fan favorites. Tickets are available here.
- Týr has announced a new live DVD, A Night at the Nordic House, which features a performance with the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands. That will be out on March 18th through Metal Blade. Check out the clip for “By the Sword in My Hand” right now.
- Let’s close with the new, incredible, music video from Mizmor for “Wit’s End”. That, of course, is the title track from the new EP, which is out now through Gilead Media.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome back to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist, guaranteed to wake you up faster than a cup of coffee and a Red Bull combined. Every week we’re bringing you the best of what we’ve been listening to in our spare time, because we know you’re curious about what our staff do with their off-hours. This week, Josh stacks up Cloak and Tribulation side-by-side in a battle of goth-n-roll, Hera combines black metal, melodeath, and Rammstein in a quintessential Hera move, and I throw in a tribute to an artist I’ve long admired who unfortunately passed away this past week, the inimitable Daniel Johnston. Sit down, tune in, and get your weekend started right.
If you recall, last week we shared our first Embracing the Descent. As a reminder if you can’t click that link: we briefly discuss somewhere between one and a handful of the current week’s new releases. There is a possibility we’ll look back a week but for the most part we’ll try and keep it current and somewhat regular. That’s the plan anyway. Now, there will be bias because let’s face it: listening to 40-60 albums each week ain’t happening so we’ll be highlighting a select few that stood out for whatever reason. Now that you’re back up to speed, let’s jump into a few from this week and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. Continue reading
You might get one more of these this week, you might not. Isn’t it great living in mystery?
- Can we please start with the hilarity that is this Eyehategod poster? And the subsequent hilarity of the comments in the post by “Snowflake Senator” Jason Rapert? I mean honestly, if he ate fewer babies this probably wouldn’t even be an issue…
- Emma Ruth Rundle has a busy couple of months ahead. She’ll be touring a collab show with Thou in March and April… and then touring with Mono in May and June. And you can bet your ass I’ll be at BOTH dates in my area of the world.
- Drudkh have released a new song called “Autumn in Sepia”. Their new compilation, called A Few Lines in Archaic Ukrainian, will be out on April 5th.
- Týr have released a new music video for “Sunset Shore”… Let’s watch it together!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”