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Darkness in Many Forms

Atmospheric and brooding.  Gothic and creepy. Venomous and aggressive. These are just some of the ways we get to hear the dark this week.  Generally speaking, they are all enjoyable, it just comes down to what you prefer.  If you’re not sure, just stick through he show and try them all!

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Reviews:
MastodonCold Dark Place (Reprise)
Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay (Nuclear Blast)
Great American GhostHatred Stems from the Seed (Good Fight)
Vices to VeilsExist Expire

Live Review:
Gojira, Torche, and Code Orange at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on October 6, 2017

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Out of Shape Shirtless Guppy

We are now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  So, that means you stuck with just Nick and Brian, but you get three new album reviews and a whole slew of live reviews since Nick was busy this last week.

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Reviews:
Filter Crazy Eyes (Wind Up)
Mantar – Ode to the Flame (Nuclear Blast)
Primitive Weapons – The Future of Death (Party Smasher Inc.)

Live Reviews:
The Sword, Royal Thunder at Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton, MA on April 15, 2016
KvelertakTorcheWild Throne at Middle East (downstairs in Cambridge, MA on April 17, 2016

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Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.

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Reviews:
Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

Tours:
w/start dates

  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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I told you posting the show late wouldn’t be a regular thing.  You’re welcome.  Anyway…in addition to our regular four-album lineup, we do something we haven’t done in a while and chat about some news from the past week!  There are two stories in particular and both are significant in their own right, so feel free to share your own thoughts about them in the comments.  Oh, and you can talk about he albums there too…or Nick and I…or suggest bands we should check out (we do follow those suggestions). But first, you have to listen to the show, so get moving.

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Reviews:
The Agonist Eye of Providence (Century Media)
Bleeding Gods – Shepherd of Souls (Punishment 18)
Muck – Your Joyous Future (Prosthetic)
Torche Restarter (Relapse)