The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 92 (8.17.2019)

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Look here, we enjoy doing these playlists and sharing what we, collectively, have been listening to over the past week. And, it’s a great opportunity to share some really amazing track premieres too – always a plus. At the end of the day though, we do it to share all this with YOU as our little way of making the weekend better. With that said, feel free to tell us in the comments if you dig these things or not. And if not, what would you change or do different? Anyway, we’ve got another heaping pile of picks from across the spectrum of metal, and beyond, so hit the play button and crank it.

– Josh

Receiving the Evcharist: Cerebral Rot and California Radler

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Cerebral Rot’s Odious Descent Into Decay and Three Weavers Brewing Company’s California Radler.   Continue reading

CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (August 16, 2019)

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I turn 30 tomorrow! And for my birthday, the metal world has gotten me not-a-lot-of-album-art-to-make-fun-of-this-week. Which, honestly, is a good thing, cause I had an oddly busy week at the day job. But, there are still five albums featured in this week’s post — including one particular stalwart act that should surprise nobody for their inclusion here — so let’s not waste any more time. Hit the jump for this week’s cover art highlights!

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CANTO: Black Tusk, Behemoth, Four Stroke Baron, and More

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Hey! I’m finally done editing Fire In The Mountains photos! Now what do I do?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Cynic, Belphegor, Sonata Arctica, and More

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I ran ten miles and Liverpool won something. What a day.

  • Cynic have announced a reissue of their sophomore effort, Traced In Air. I mean, it’s only 11 years old, but I’m still going to check out this revision either way. It comes out on September 27th through Season Of Mist, but here’s a preview.
  • Belphegor have begun working towards a 2020 release. It will be their 12th studio album, and the anticipated release is sometime in the summer through Nuclear Blast. Here’s a snippet of a new track called “Sanctus Diaboli Confidimus”, that was recently performed live.
  • In case you missed it, Sonata Arctica are releasing a new album called Talviyö on September 6th. They’ve been dropping trailers in the build up to this, and today I’m happy to bring you the fourth installment of said trailers. This one focuses on band history and some other stuff. I think. I haven’t watched it yet.
  • Let’s close with some death metal. This is a lyric video from Abythic for a track called “Drifting Among Shadows”. Their sophomore effort, Conjuring the Obscure, drops on September 11th via Xtreem Music.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb