CANTO: Insomnium, Lock Up, The Order Of Apollyon, and More


I ran out of witty introductions six weeks ago, if anyone happened to notice.

  • Insomnium is planning an exclusive live stream of a performance of 2016’s Winter’s Gate in its entirety (among other tracks) on May 29th at 1:00 PM EDT. Better still, the broadcast will be available a full week after the performance.
  • Lock Up have officially announced their new drummer. Adam Jarvis (Misery Index, Pig Destroyer) will take over following the departure of Nick Barker. I support this addition.
  • Just a heads up, Motörhead Day 2020 is coming up on Friday. Yes, on the 40th anniversary of Ace of Spades, we are all invited to share in the celebration of all things Motörhead. And I can assure you I will be doing exactly that.
  • I’ve always wanted to go to Ascension Festival, so let’s close with a live music video from The Order Of Apollyon for the track “The Lies Of Moriah” taken from that specific event. Enjoy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles ov…Pig Destroyer

Pig Destroyer

Our coverage here at Nine Circles includes a ton of different bands and subgenres, yet so far it’s been completely void of Pig Destroyer. So for this “Nine Circles ov” list, my aim is to rectify that. To me, there’s no argument: Pig Destroyer rules the grindcore genre, hands down. From the first note I ever heard from the band through the last note of their latest release, Book Burner, they’ve epitomized all things aggressive and devastating. And it’s high time they get their due. Continue reading