CASPIAN Streaming New Track “Darkfield”

Massachusetts-based post-rock outfit Caspian have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Dust and Disquiet, over at Stereogum. Titled “Darkfield”, the track features driving percussion, thunderous bass-lines, hypnotic electronics and massive guitars that build up to an explosive climax. Check out the beast of a tune here.

Dust and Disquiet will be released on September 25 via Triple Crown Records. Pre-order here.

Be sure to check out the band on their upcoming tour with Circle Takes the Square. Those dates can be found below.

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Circle Takes the Square have announced an extensive Spring U.S. tour that will focus on the Western portion of the nation. The band will play roughly 30 U.S. cities, including a spot on the Skeletal Lightning Fest in Urbana, Illinois. The band will be joined by Loma Prieta and Calculator on select dates of the tour. You can find the touring schedule, as it currently stands, after the break.

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CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE Announce Fall North American Tour

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Circle Takes the Square have revealed the official dates for their forthcoming North American tour in support of their most recent effort, Decompositions: Volume One, which can be streamed after the break.  The band will be supported by B. Dolan on select dates of the trek. You can view the entire schedule after the break.

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In additional to their previously announced tour outings with Gehenna and Integrity, this upcoming Summer will see Full of Hell on tour throughout the U.S. with occult sludgers Seven Sisters Of Sleep and throughout Europe with screamo outfit Circle Takes The Square and fellow Philadelphian allies Code Orange Kids. A389 Recordings have also recently unveiled the release date of Full Of Hell’s long-awaited sophomore LP, Rudiments of Mutilation, as June 11th. Check out every band’s upcoming and most recent releases and the full tour circuit below.   Continue reading

CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE Would Like To Wish You A Happy Fucking Holiday


Circle Takes The Square have recently uploaded a video wishing us all a happy holiday season. The video features new music, but the question is, is it a teaser from their upcoming album or just some one off sound bit? Who knows. Either way, Happy late Festivus.


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Josh Huddleston’s Top 10 EPs Of The Year


It’s the end of the year and you know what that means, right? A whole month of pretentious bloggers telling you which albums you should have listened to. 2011 was a stand out year for metal and music in general. Because of this, coming up with a list of what I found to be the best albums of the year was not an easy task. If you haven’t heard any of these albums for some reason then you need to seriously go check them out. Continue after the jump to find out what my picks for this years top ten EP’s are.

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CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE Has Finally Released New Music!

Do yourself a huge favor and head over to Circle Takes The Square’s bandcamp to jam what very well may be the album of the year. After seven long years, Decompositions – Vol. 1. Chapter 1. Rites of Initiation is finally here. There was a lot of e-cynicism going around as to whether or not the new CTTS would meet the hype that has been built since the announcement of a new album several years ago.

Last week some of that cynicism was greatly diminished when NPR made the epic “Way of Ever-Branching Paths” available  for streaming. Now it seems all that apprehension was truly without merit because Rites of Initiation is an absolute smanger. I mean it’s only been out for thirty minutes and I’m already on my third listen.  The EP is fairly short and only seems to serve as a taste of what is to come when CTTS releases their second full length in November on their own Gatepost Recordings label.


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CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE Finally To Release New Music!!!


A lot of us Circle Takes The Square fans were starting to wonder if the bands new long-awaited full length would ever see the light of day. Well they recently released a statement that was full of good news. Not only will Decomposition Vol 1 be released in November, but CTTS will be releasing a three song EP titled “Rites Of Initiation” on next Tuesday via their Bandcamp.

I for one am beyond stoked. It has been seven years since the band released their amazing debut full length “As The Roots Undo”. The band has been working on new material since then and one can only hope that it is phenomenal. Here is the official press release. Continue reading



As promised, Circle Takes The Square have uploaded a teaser of “Rites Of Initiation”  off  their upcoming release Decompositions Vol. 1. I like what I am hearing but I wish the teaser was longer. Decompositions Vol. 1 is shaping up to be my most anticipated release of ’11.

Do yourself a favor, watch the teaser, and pick up a copy of As The Roots Undo to tide you over until Decompositions Vol. 1 is released.


— Josh Huddleston

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CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE Post Mixing Footage For A Limited Time


Circle Takes The Square have been busy recording their long-awaited upcoming album “Decompositions: Ritual Of Names” for the past few months. The new album has been put on hold for several years due to the writing process, member changes, and financial problems, but tonight marked the beginning of the mixing process. To commemorate the occasion, they have uploaded several videos to youtube documenting the mixing.


Continue to the full-page to watch all six of the mixing videos but hurry up cause they might be gone soon.


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