Concert Review: Withered, Wake, Valle Crucis, Altar Blood and Greves (4.7.2018)

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When it was announced that Withered was on a headlining tour with Wake as support I knew it would be a no-miss situation. But when the dates rolled out and they were to come through my neck of the woods at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC it was set in stone. And I wouldn’t have to make a 4 hour round trip like I normally do. Win, win. The tale of this evening when three opening acts played like their lives depended on it, a first time experience with one act and seeing an old favorite burn it down.  Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 36 (4.9.2018)

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It’s been a minute (awhile actually) since I got out for live music but this weekend ended that unfortunate snap and man oh man was it ever EPIC. And local to me so that was a definite plus. Can’t go into details just yet but I’m halfway through my review of it so stay tuned for that. I will say this though, do not miss the opening acts when these openers pique interest. I repeat, DO NOT MISS THEM. Enough said. New week and a new set of tunes that we collectively jammed on last week so head inside to find that play button and enjoy. Oh, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel here so you never miss a thing. Here’s to a good week ahead, now go and enjoy! Continue reading

CANTO: At The Gates, Primordial, and a Couple Tour Announcements

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1/18/2018. I think we have some good stuff today.

  • At The Gates have completed recording their new album, To Drink From The Night Itself, which will be out on May 18th. Here’s the latest studio recap from a three part series.
  • WAKE have announced an upcoming tour with Withered. The run of shows kicks off mid-March and will feature 21 dates across North America.
  • And another tour for good measure. Fistula will have embark on a brief run of shows this coming May with Come To Grief. There will be 13 dates covering a good chunk of the US.
  • Primordial news! They have a new album coming out! It’s called Exile Amongst The Ruins and will be out March 30th. Here’s a video for the first single called “Stolen Years.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Best of 2016: Josh Thieler’s List

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My name is Josh Thieler. I love music. I love metal. I love lists. I say many things about metal music that I love in list form below. You know what this is. I don’t need an introduction paragraph. Continue reading

Best of 2016, Q2: Josh Thieler’s List

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2016 has been an incredible year for music. So much came out in the first quarter that I never could narrow it down enough to name any favorites. For this second quarter, I was determined to compile this list if it killed me. There probably would be more on this list, but a lot of records came out in the final week of June that I will probably sneak into my Q3 list. Through much internal wrestling, tears, and over 1,000 hours of listening to new records, I have finally been able to come up with my list of favorites for 2nd quarter 2016. Continue reading