As we slip further into the abyss, I fully believe metal will be the savior to it all. Obviously not but it will give us all a good soundtrack to keep us occupied. Oh, by the way, GOOD JOB last Friday hitting Bandcamp in droves and helping artists, do that more. Really, a lot more. And on that note, there’s a ton of stuff to throw money at this week starting with the always razor sharp grind of Wake but on this new one they have bested all their back catalog, Angerot brings some serious death and black metal on their sophomore effort, Temple of Void show how true, heavy doom is done, and Demonic Death Judge reek havoc in the sludge / stoner arena. See? Plenty of hits already and there’s TONS more below so get to it. Stay safe and well, friends. Continue reading
Why doesn’t it feel like the weekend?
- Couple tours to throw at you today. The first features Origin, who will be cruising around North America with Beneath The Massacre, Wake, and Defeated Sanity. Those dates run through March and early April.
- The next tour comes from Yob, who not only announced some west coast and European dates in March and May, but also an appearance at Fire In The Mountains. Man, really wish I could go this year. Maybe 2021.
- Hexvessel dropped the first single from their upcoming album. Kindred isn’t out until March 20th (on Svart Records), but “Demian” can be streamed right now.
- Lastly, because this seems like a fun thing for a Friday, here is a new video from Macabre for “The Ted Bundy Song”. For those that may not remember, that was a track from 1993’s Sinister Slaughter. Their entire discography is now available digitally, which is why they are celebrating with this throwback. Fun!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
There are some people whose presence on this earth are so large that you can’t imagine living in a world without them. For the world of rock music, Neil Peart was one of those powers. When I was a young man I thought I couldn’t stand Rush, mostly due to my distaste of Geddy Lee’s voice. Thankfully I got over myself eventually, but even in my days when I didn’t like the band, I always counted Neal Peart as one of the best drummers I’ve ever heard. There’s no one, Rush fan or not, who I ever heard call him anything less than the best. I’m sad we won’t hear any more of him, but his legacy will be here forever.
Here are some tunes.
Only one of these this week because reasons.
- Fire In The Mountains updates, obviously! Wayfarer, Hexvessel, and DBUK added to next year’s lineup. Not too much of a surprise with a couple of those, but killer all the same.
- The third annual INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival is set for July 10-12 in Mansfield, Ohio. Headliners this coming year are Limp Bizkit (still a thing), Blink-182 (also still a thing), and Weezer (I think you get the idea). Still, this looks fun and I’d love to go some year.
- Wake (who some of us at 9C really like a lot) have a new full-length album coming out on March 27th via Translation Loss Records. It will be called Devouring Ruin, and you can listen to a new track called “This Abyssal Plain” right now.
- Enthroned have released a new music video for “Aghoria”, a track featured on this past June’s Cold Black Suns. I like Enthroned. Let’s watch this together.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Everyone is going insane.
- How about a tour? Ulthar will be hitting the road with Scorched. The dates run from late March through late April and cover a good chunk of the U.S. So, I suggest you get in on that action.
- It appears that Slipknot is partnering up with Supreme for some kind of a clothing line. That’s a weird combination. I have a hunch this won’t interest me too much.
- Ya know what? One more tour. We like WAKE here, so let’s celebrate more east coast dates to start the year off. Specifically in the month of April.
- Behemoth have launched a new music video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”. Go watch it. I will eventually, just not right now.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”