That’s it. So long 2022, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. I just posted my end of year list, and yeah: the #1 pick is a crossover hardcore punk album that incorporates free jazz and noise and everything under the sun…what else did you expect? So let’s kick off the last edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with the mighty OFF! and see what else will help us close out the new year.
To paraphrase The Outer Limits, I will control the horizontal. I will control the vertical. So that means I’m also going to front-load this with the 80s metal I picked up on vinyl and cassette this week. Which means you’re getting dosed with some classic Accept and Satan…you’re welcome. Elsewhere in the Nine Circles universe we’ve got plenty of heavy to ring in 2023, including music from Angerot, Shores of Lunacy and Leper Colony, a blast of bangers from Yob, Mizmor + Thou and Nechochwen, more killer music from Predatory Light (I really need to revisit that) and Moonlight Sorcery, not to mention D. Morris BRINGING IT with some classic Harvey Milk. There’s a ton more, including God Mother, Windhand, Asunojuokei (for once not added by me, so thanks Ian!), and Morrow, among others.
That’s it for 2022. Get listening. Stay safe. See you next year…
Still shaking out the FITM cobwebs. In a good way. I wish I could say it’s nice to be home and back at work but… I’m not so sure it is.
Leading, we have news surrounding the first U.S. Accept tour in a decade. The dates run from September 29 through October 29, and include some meet and greet packages. Get the full scoop right here.
In other North American tour news, we have Wormhole, who will be joining the Shadow Of Intent headlining tour this coming October with the likes of Enterprise Earth and Inferi. All the dates can be found here.
Lybica, the new project featuring Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley on guitar, have revealed details surrounding the self-titled debut album. The release date is set for September 16, and it will be available through Metal Blade. Check out the video for “Manifest” right now.
We’ll close today with one of my favorite projects coming out of Iceland. This is the new video for “Hvítamyrkur” from Katla. That track is taken from their second full-length album, Allt þetta helvítis myrkur, available through Prophecy.
Finally. We slide, or stumble, into the damn weekend.
Voivod has announced a new live album, Lost Machine – Live, that will drop on November 27th through Century Media. The album was recorded during their show in Québec City while they were touring The Wake. Get your pre-order on right here.