Thanks Fearless Editor Josh™ for holding down the fort last week! I’m back to traveling again for work which means not only was I away in Dallas which was colder than New York last week, but I also picked up the convention crud. But they say nothing cures the crud like a nice whiskey and some metal, so let jump into this the 269th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, kicking off with some of what kept me entertained while I was away: WuW, which might be in the running for my favorite release of 2023 so far. Their new album L’orchaostre just came out so be sure to jump on that post haste, whodoncha?
From there I’m gonna be generous and let the staff take over. We got some classic prog-infused Enslaved, new music from Fredlös and Lamp of Murmuur, a fossil from Grouper, some classics from Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne to honor the man upon the news of his retirement from touring, and then just a ton of metal, including Boris, Yob, Burial Hordes, Atonia, Maggot Crown, Siege of Power, Terrestrial Hospice, Black Math Horsemen, Thrice + Holy Fawn and a ton more.
From there we have a quick update from Debemur Morti Productions, who have added Bacchus to their roster. The debut full-length from the atmospheric black metal collective should arrive in 2023, so we’ll keep an eye for more details as they emerge.
Sticking with black metal for a minute, but going a bit underground, we have the latest from Mons Veneris. September 11th has been set as the release date for Inversados d’Um Abismo de Podridão, through Signal Rex. If you need a preview, check out “Satanás Impera” here.