(I might add a track or two, anyway. Prerogative of the writer, and all that)
Lots of good stuff on tap this week, including a new track from masters of metalcore Botch, new music from Tribal Gaze, The Halo Effect, Russian Circles, Devil’s Witches and Guapa (one to definitely watch out for). There’s also plenty of classics if that’s more your taste, including killer cuts from Twisted Sister, Running Wild, and Praying Mantis, a band I haven’t heard in FOREVER so thanks, Buke! All that and more…plus some Mastodon, of course.
Thanks Fearless Editor Josh™ for covering the last two weeks of the playlist while I was away. I survived on a steady diet of alcohol and 80s thrash, and I *think* I got most of it out of my system by now.
Anyway, we’re gonna streamline this thing moving forward. You got tracks from the likes of Warforged, City of Caterpillar, Krisiun, and Amon Amarth, not to mention a whole lot of other stuff that may or may not be heavy. I mean, it’s the 243rd edition of the Nine Circles playlist, after all. What else did you expect? Well, since I’m back maybe you expected some classic rock or maybe some 80s thrash. We’ll see. There will definitely be some Boris, that’s for damn sure…maybe some Incantation, Night Eternal, you know – stuff like that.
Power metal kings Stratovarius unveiled a new track, so we’ll jump there next. Give “Firefly” a listen here, the latest sample taken from Survive. That album is out on September 23rd through earMUSIC.
It’s a Friday, and it’s time to get aggressive, so let’s send ourselves into the weekend with some Amon Amarth. The Great Heathen Army is officially out today through Metal Blade, and we’re ringing it in with the new video for “Find A Way Or Make One” below.
Another seven day rotation and we’re back with more new metal. New metal Monday’s, as it were. Or, whatever you want to call it. Anyway, this week’s list isn’t as bulky as recent ones but you can bet the quality is still there. You want proof? Sure, how about Psycroptic who understand how to mix great songs with tech death, or Fleshrot who just make killer dirty death metal, or Amon Amarth who have completely cornered the melodic viking death market, or Abaddon Incarnate who make vicious as hell deathgrind. And DO NOT forget about Soulfly, don’t you do it. So, go do your homework and find what trips your trigger then shower it with your purchasing power. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the week.
The work week before vacation always sucks, but what are ya gonna do?
The most obvious thing to open up with is the massive tour announcement featuring the likes of Amon Amarth, with Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation. Those dates are in November and December, and tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
If you like trippy, psychedelic black metal, check out the latest from Xenoglyph. They’re streaming Spiritfraud in full over at Decibel (accompanied by an interview). That one is officially out Friday through Translation Loss.
Oceans Of Slumber covered “House Of The Rising Sun”, which is pretty dope. That track is featured on Starlight And Ash, which drops on July 22nd through Century Media. Check out that visualizer right here.
Tombs gave us new stuff today, and I really like Tombs, so that’s the note we’re going to end on. Check out “Murder Legendre” below, the final single from the Ex Oblivion EP. All those tracks will be available on your favorite streaming platform soon enough.