Episode 92 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing covers the fifth full length from Year Of No Light, Consolamentum. Buke once again captains the episode with Hera, Ian, Angela, and Vincent in tow as they break down the album, band, and how this one lands in the trajectory of one of post metal’s shining lights.Continue reading
Work is dumb. I leave for California in three days? Weird times.
- Let’s start with Wolves in the Throne Room, who released another new track from Primordial Arcana. Here’s a visualizer for “Spirit of Lightning”, which a whole new level of epic from Wolves. A reminder that their debut with Relapse Records is set for an August 20th release. Pre-order it here.
- Capra have announced a North American headlining tour, set to begin on October 4th. Support will be local for each of the 18 dates. Looks like more dates are going to be announced as well, which is cool. I expect to have a pretty full concert calendar this fall, and I’m not complaining.
- Down have announced the NOLA Town Throwdown, which will take place at the Fillmore in New Orleans on August 13th. In-person and virtual tickets are available as well. It’s nice of them to make this event accessible to those outside of NOLA, even though I would argue this is probably only worth attending in-person. Shrug emoji.
- Let’s wrap up with the new video from Year Of No Light for “Objurgation”. That track is, of course, taken from Consolamentum, which dropped on July 2nd through Pelagic Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
From what I understand, post-metal is a genre that can either lull you into a sense of security or gut you so hard that you wonder who hurt the people who make music in that genre. My experience with post-metal has been very minimal, and that can be attributed to two bands on opposite sides of the spectrum: Cult of Luna and Kontinuum. However, after watching Roadburn Redux this year, I found myself wondering if my musical education needed to be expanded upon once again; after all, the more I continued watching several sets throughout those two or so days, the more astounded and enamored I became of how bands seemed to push past the limits of their own creativity in order to play their sets. It was during this flurry of events that I went through the majority of the Pelagic Presents roster showcase, and I met a band that pulled the rug under me and let me believe that, perhaps, there may be something avant-garde about post-metal after all. Get ready to ascend and pass into eternity, because that is what Year of No Light wants to do on their newest album, Consolamentum.Continue reading
Much like past new release lists of late, this is another one as packed as I am when readying bourbon for a vacation…or just a weekend away…or, you get the idea. Anyway, Diabolizer kick things off with one of the best examples of ass kickin’, speed demon death metal that I’ve heard all year. ALL. YEAR. Next up, Sewer Fiend get nasty on their all too quick death metal EP that I wish had at least 30 more minutes of runtime, Year of No Light continue to expand post-metal’s limits, and brutal death metallers Anthropophagus Depravity (say that 10 times fast) snap necks and cash checks. I DON’T KNOW, it just came out of my head, sounded good, and here we are. Moving on, the comment section is open so you can flood us with all the shit we missed or need to hear. After all, we’re one site and can’t know or hear them all despite what anyone else tells you. Pop a top, folks.Continue reading
I don’t know about anyone else, but Roadburn Redux delivered some seriously memorable sets this past weekend.
- We have ourselves a tour announcement! Deicide with Kataklysm, cruising through the United States this coming August. No idea when tickets go on sale, but we will obviously share more details as they emerge. For now, let’s just be happy that we can start thinking about tours and concerts again.
- Feeling the need for a little avant-garde black metal on a Monday? Check out this new track and clip from Obsolete Theory for “Onirica”. Their second full-length album, Dawnfall, is set for a May 21st release through My Kingdom Music.
- Year of No Light have announced a new album, Consolamentum, as well as a discography box set. That new album will be their first through Pelagic Records, and you can check out a new track titled “Réalgar” right now. As for the box, that drops on July 2nd and you can pre-order it here.
- Everyone is talking about the latest from Cannibal Corpse, Violence Unimagined, and with good reason. So let’s close with another new video from that album. This is “Necrogenic Resurrection”. If you haven’t purchased the album yet, here’s that link. And if you want to know what Angela thinks of the album, you can have that link as well. Enjoy.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”