CANTO: Amon Amarth, Animals As Leaders, Ignite, and More

My Abbath-looking dog is god damn hyper. Unfamiliar territory. Anyway, Thursday news and shit I guess…

  • We’ll kick off the evening with the new single from Animals As Leaders, titled “Gordian Naught”. That, of course, is the latest offering from Parrhesia, which is out on March 25th through Sumerian Records.
  • Including new material from Amon Amarth feels like an obvious decision. Check out the new single and video for “Put Your Back Into The Oar”. It’s also available for purchase, if you want to add a picture disk to your collection.
  • Germany’s atmospheric folk metal project Mosaic has announced a new album through Eisenwald. Heimatspuk will be out on all formats on April 22nd. Check out the brand new track, “Wir sind Geister”, to get a sense of what’s coming.
  • And Without Waves also unveiled a new single today. “Sleight in Shadows” is the latest sample from their third album, Comedian, which drops on March 18th through Prosthetic Records.
  • This Thursday round-up has had a very Friday feel. The video we’ll close with today comes from Ignite, for “This Day”. Their self-titled album drops on March 25th through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 210 (12.18.2021)

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It’s a week until Christmas. My listening habits have leaned even more into metal than usual, but that’s probably because I’m whittling away on my year-end lists when I’m not editing some of the other you’ll see crop up in here in the next few weeks.

It’s been great seeing the love the latest from Iron Maiden has been getting from the metal community so let’s kick off the 210 edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with one of my favorites from their latest, Senjutsu. Funeral Mist just released a black metal bomb with Deiform, so it feels appropriate to defile the playlist with some of their new music. Elsewhere in the Nine Circles universe Anton maintains the extremity with some furious grind courtesy of Takafumi Matsubara and even more nastiness from White Void and Eximperitus. Josh may be on vacation with his family, but that didn’t stop him from picking some truly nasty music, with As the World Dies, Gingivectomy, and Demiser leading the pack. Vincent flexes his genre muscles with picks from Midwife, Creation Lily, and Yellow Eyes while Buke brings us back to the classroom with killers from King Diamond, Forbidden, and Amon Amarth, among others.

If that wasn’t enough, Angela wraps the week up with Lucy Dacus, Darkher, and a banger from Horrendous. Not sure if we’ll have playlists the next two weeks with the holidays falling on a Saturday, but if we don’t, this feels like a good one to end the year on! So until the unknown “next time,” keep it heavy!

Chris

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 194 (8.28.2021)

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Another Saturday is upon us which means another mixtape of tunes we haven’t been able to get enough of this past week. For this edition we’ve got Krisiun and some classics from Opeth and Grand Magus, new Rivers of Nihil, Deafheaven, Lingua Ignota, Bizarre, and a ton more. Take this playlist with you wherever you go and for whatever you’re doing today, it’s fit for warriors, players, drinkers…and everyone in between.

Josh

CANTO: Völur, Ilsa, Amon Amarth, and More

Not really sure what to say here today. Where even am I?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Schammasch, Abbath, Steel Panther, and More

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Yesterday I was in Boston and Tuesday I was working on a city council campaign (not my own). Tomorrow I’ll be on Martha’s Vineyard. Doin’ stuff!

  • When your favorite black metal band drops a new track, you always start there. That band would be Schammasch and that song would be “Rays Like Razors”. And more importantly, they announced their next album will be out on November 8th through Prosthetic Records. It will be called Hearts of No Light and you can pre-order it now. Credit card, please.
  • Ok, I’m going to get heavy on a couple videos I stumbled on today. First, check the clip for “Fuck Everybody” from Steel Panther, because it is ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.
  • And then we have a live video from Abbath for “Hecate”. This song is really good. I should probably go back and listen to Outstrider in full at some point. Too bad I’m still busy blasting myself away with that Abbath-less Immortal record from last year…
  • Oh and finally, a new battle-y music video from Amon Amarth for “Shied Wall”. In all truthfulness, I still haven’t listened to their latest album, Berserker. But like with anything AA, I generally know what I’m going to get and I’m generally going to enjoy it. This is no different.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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