The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 80 (05.18.2019)

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It is Saturday, my friends.  Get yourself a cup of your morning beverage of choice and get ready for another of our weekly mixtapes.  This week we’ve got a Battle of the Batushkas, a Not Metal band that I think is heavier than a good chunk of metal bands, and a brand new jam from the Florida sons in Torche.  Look upon our works, ye mighty, and despair.

– Vincent

CANTO: Cattle Decapitation, Weedeater, Batushka, and More

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A little late today, but a lot of stuff happened that I felt like sharing. Aka easy content.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Batushka, Cradle of Filth, and Nailed to Obscurity

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First Canto of 2019! Hope you all enjoyed the holiday season! Just kidding. No I don’t.

  • Oh, Batushka. I remember that thing. Sorta. Anyway, looks like there was some kind of a lineup split and… it didn’t go well.
  • Iggy Azalea wore a Cradle of Filth shirt in an Instagram post. Why is this news? Because she wore THAT Cradle of Filth shirt. CoF was entertained, as am I.
  • Manowar have announced a new guitarist for obvious reasons. Whatever. Some people probably care. I 100% do not.
  • Nailed To Obscurity have released a new music video for “Tears Of The Eyeless”. It’s quite good. Their new album, Black Frost, will be out on January 11th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Column: The Path to Paradise Begins In Hell – Black Metal

The Path to Paradise Begins In Hell

Last month, I discussed my penchant for symphonic metal and how its fandom eventually led me to listen to it with a lot of caution. Now, the three albums I chose for that segment weren’t my first gateway albums, but are three that remain close to my heart and are underappreciated by a lot of listeners. Anyway, for this chapter of the column – and for the sake of a timeline – I decided to talk about a subgenre that has remained controversial despite the claims of apolitical affiliations and people making terrible decisions.

It’s time we talk about black metal. Continue reading

CANTO: Batushka, Sorcerer, Hallatar, and More

Hallatar

10/18/2017. I leave for Detroit on Friday.

This is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. The above video? Also impressive.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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