The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 208 (12.04.2021)

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It’s late…so late I can barely keep my eyes open. As I write this I’m coasting on the fumes of a Brown’s Oatmeal Stout and Bloodmoon: I, the collaboration between Converge, Stephen Brodsky and Chelsea Wolfe. The week was rough, and we’re staring down the barrel of some serious evil, so why not grab a drink and toast to the end of the world, huh? Maybe the 208th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist is the one that plays as the world burns to ash…we’ll see.

We’re kicking things off with some classic Gwar before turning to a pair of great black metal tracks I recently discovered from Ferriterium and svrm. Vincent reminds us that Eight Bells are back after a long absence, and tunes into my wavelength with some sonic heaviness courtesy of Boris. Anton continues to hold down the fort with the newest single from post-metal masters Cult of Luna but sprinkles in some madness with Dessiderium. Then it’s Buke’s turn and he holds the classic metal torch high, blazing the light on some Death Angel, Edge of Sanity, and Entombed. Want something a little more extreme? Josh reminds us how incredible Imperial Triumphant are with a cut from their new live set, and also hammers us with some Alchemy of Flesh and Bongzilla. Angela gets some fury in as well, bringing in Carcass and MØL before Vincent takes us home with the latest from 40 Watt Sun.

Let’s do better, humanity. I’m tired and just want to see the daylight…preferably with some good tunes in my ears.

Chris

CANTO: Blind Guardian, Amorphis, Hath, and More

There’s a massive of pile of awesomeness today, so let’s see what five or six items I care about most.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Receiving the Evcharist: Nekromant and Schilling Beer Co.

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

I’m not going to lie to you, it has been an absolute beast of a start to the holiday season. Not in a good way, nor a bad way, but in a way of some form or another. Anyway, aren’t you all lucky, because I still carved out time to blast back a few beers to some heavy metal and talk about it for some reason. This time around I give you Temple Of Haal from Nekromant and the Landbier Dunkel from Schilling Beer Co. They have nothing to do with each other in any way, shape, or form (that I know of), but I sure needed both today. Let’s share feelings!

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Desert Island Albums!

Episode 102 is upon us! After an extended time away, Chris and Dan rejoin Lord Goldenvoice himself, Buke, for a rousing, back-and-forth-and-back-again discussion of their “desert island picks” — the albums they’d want to be their Wilsons if ever stranded in the South Pacific. (Or South Atlantic. Or maybe even Indian. We don’t discriminate here.) 

In any case, the crew — henceforth to be known as The Power Trio™ — covers a wide net, with everything from jazz to progressive metal to classic hip-hop getting a seat at the proverbial, uh… log next to the signal fire? There’s also a mention of the band Orgy, which is one more mention of the band Orgy than there should ever be in a Desert Island albums chat. But, we digress.

So grab a seat and at least one adult beverage, ’cause this is a long one. Enjoy!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

CANTO: Enslaved, Voivod, August Burns Red, and More

Whoa. Finally back at this thing after what has been a very hectic first half of the week.

  • I’m aware this news may be a couple days old, but I don’t really care. We start with Enslaved, who announced “The Otherworldly Big Band Experience”. The virtually streamed concert will take place on December 21st, with tickets and bundles available here. That event, of course, celebrates the release of the Caravans To The Outer Worlds EP that dropped last month.
  • Voivod have a new album coming early next year! Synchro Anarchy will be out on February 11th through Century Media. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, since they were active last year in releasing Lost Machine – Live and all that. But still, good news is good news.
  • Skeletal Remains and Vitroil are joining Defeated Sanity on the Sanguinary Impetus tour next year. Those dates run from February 24th through March 26th.
  • August Burns Red dropped a live video for “Paramount”, a track taken from Guardians, and given how short I am on time today… this feels like a good note to end on. Check it out below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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