The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 205 (11.13.2021)

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We’re kicking through November, and I’m here with my usual: a steaming cup of coffee in a cup big enough to swim in, and a playlist of all the metal I’ve listened to in 2021 to start sorting out end of year stuff.

It’s a loooong list.

So to make it easier OF COURSE I’m going to kick it off with some Darkthrone. But the rest of the crew is definitely going to bring you to some uncharted corners for Volume 205 of the Nine Circles Playlist. I don’t know who Thangorodrim are, but they’re bringing the dark vibes on their debut. Jon just has a birthday, so he’s letting loose with some faves like Dethklok and Strapping Young Lad. Josh is over the moon over the news that Death Breath are coming back, and The Halo Effect, aka In Flames 2.0 seem to be moving in a good direction with their debut single. Vincent crosses the border into pop with some good good CHVRCHES but quickly hops back over with the long awaited new song from Nechochwen. And Ian closes us out this week with some Spiritbox, Owen, and Coheed and Cambria. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in this week’s list, so settle in and give your ears a workout.

Chris

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 204 (11.6.2021)

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The cold weather’s finally kicked in. I’ve got a steaming cup of coffee so big I need two hands to bring its caffeinated goodness to my lips, and I’ve spent the past hour fiddling with parametric EQs to kick my headphones into high gear while listening to newest single by one of my favorite guitarists on this great glob of a world, Wata from Boris. Wherever you are I hope you’re finding some kind of aural and chemical comfort (feel free to pick your own poison; I’ll stick with coffee) right now.

Of course that’s not the only thing we’re blasting in Volume 204 of the Nine Circles Playlist. After thinking they were done Porcupine Tree is back in the saddle and released a new single which feels like Steven Wilson bringing his pop sensibility into the band and the band fighting back, and I love it. Josh brings the filthy death metal with Under the Church and Concrete Winds, while Vincent splits his time between the grace of Alcest and the brutality of Atræ Bilis. Anton revels in the swirling symphonic chaos of Dessiderium, and Buke? Buke is living in the glory his (and my) youth with classics from Twisted Sister, Down, and even some Spinal Tap. Finally, Angela brings it all home with the latest from 9C favorite Emma Ruth Rundle and some new stuff from Monolord. In other words it’s a stacked house, so settle in and enjoy the tunes.

Chris

CANTO: Tombs, Fear Factory, Decapitated, and More

Can I also start this with a bier, bitte?

  • We’ll start the week with Tombs, who have released another new track. This one is called “Bone Furnace”, and you can check it out over at Decibel. A reminder that Under Sullen Skies drops on November 20th through Season of Mist.
  • Decapitated have signed back on with Nuclear Blast, and are hinting that new material might be coming our way sooner rather than later. Moving on.
  • Burton C. Bell has quit Fear Factory, and it did not seem to be on good terms (which is probably a shock to very few). We’ll see how Dino and crew eventually respond.
  • Yo, check out this cover of Alice In Chains’ “Rain When I Die”, brought to you by Mastodon, Russian Circles, Mutoid Man, and more. It’s super fun and super good.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Khemmis, Sabaton, Pestilence, and More

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My body hurts. That’s about all I got for today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Donuts & CANTO: The Haunted, Spellcaster, Satyricon and more!

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The Haunted

May 11, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, The Haunted have announced that their new album, Strength in Numbers, will be out August 25 via Century Media. Let’s see if the Swedes can keep their post-Peter-Dolving momentum going!

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