CANTO: The Ocean, Spiritbox, Gozu, and More

Alright, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Tanith, After The Burial, Obituary, and More

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Not gonna lie to ya, today was another weird one. Let’s get this over with…

  • After The Burial dropped their first music in a few years, so that’s as good of a place to start as any. The new double single, Embrace The Infinity, was released through Sumerian Records. Check out the clip for “Nothing Gold” here, and stream the two tracks here.
  • Obituary announced the “Barely-A-Live-Stream”, set to take place on April 22 and 23. They’ll be performing some classics from their discography on the 22nd, and then Dying of Everything in full the following day. This all falls before their headlining tour that kicks off on April 28.
  • In other tour news, Necrofier announced some dates in the Western United States, with Midnight and Early Moods. Those dates are in June, and you can see the full schedule here.
  • Sci-fi metallers Curse Of Cain shared a visualizer for “Hurt”, a track taken from their self-titled album. That one is set for a May 12 release through Atomic Fire.
  • New York City’s Tanith are releasing Voyage on April 21 through Metal Blade, and today they dropped a new video for “Olympus by Dawn”. That, my friends, is how I’m going to close out my productivity for the day. Drink time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Soen, Sanguisugabogg, Sylvaine, and More


Word on the street is that it’s going to snow overnight. That’s wild.

  • Leading off, we have a new performance video from Soen for “Fortune”. That’s the latest material taken from Atlantis, their new concert film, which drops this coming Friday through Silver Lining Music. That track, of course, is originally taken from 2021’s Imperial.
  • Next we have Sanguisugabogg, who have set February 3 as the release date for Homicidal Ecstasy. That album will be out through Century Media, and a video for “Pissed” is available here.
  • Spiritbox have announced “The Eternal Blue Tour 2023”, set to run in April and May. Support will be in the form of After The Burial and Intervals, and tickets for those dates go on sale this coming Friday at this location.
  • And closing out, we have the new music video from Sylvaine for “Everything Must Come To An End”. That track is taken from her latest, Nova, which dropped earlier this year through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 227 (4.16.2022)

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Seven days have come and gone, and I am still buried in the swirling green haze of classic psychedelic rock. I can’t escape…and frankly I don’t want to escape. But I also don’t want to burden you with more fuzz and scuzz from the late 60s and early 70s, so I’m kindly bowing out of this, the 227th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist and will let my fellow partners in crime hit you with the heavy stuff.

Anton brings us in with some Cosmic Putrefaction, followed by Tomarum and Syberia. Josh hits us with all kinds of rot, starting with Wormrot and quickly chasing it with some new Jungle Rot. After that it’s a swig of Denouncement Pyre, Kreator, Moon Tooth, and some classic Burst. Vincent has been all over the debut from the Linda Lindas, so you get some that plus tracks from Amulets and Superstition. Ian graces us again with his picks, hitting up The Weakerthans, Gregory Alan Isakov, After the Burial, and the long awaited return of Ignite. From there Angela brings it home with Darkher, Primitive Man, Horn, and a collaboration between Thou, Emma Ruth Rundle, and Mizmor.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.


CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Meshuggah, Ithaca, and More

Hey! I officially, and finally, have an order for the latest Stormkeep vinyl locked in!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”