The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 141 (8.8.2020)

playlist - mixtape

Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist.  Today, we’ve got the new Gojira single for you, alongside other new cuts from Primitive Man, Black Crown Initiate,  Uada, and Incantation.  And you know there’s plenty more in there that you’ll like, so jump in below and get your morning started right.

– Vincent


Album Review: Black Crown Initiate — “Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape”

Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape

Black Crown Initiate made a splash with Song of the Crippled Bull, an EP that crawled deep into my skin and never left. On Selves We Cannot Forgive, they had struck gold with the balance of death metal and progressive tendencies that many would compare to the sound Gojira explored on Magma, albeit with a more melodic dissonance that made the album a delight to listen to. With this in tow, Black Crown Initiate managed to avoid the second album pitfall and now had a new direction to explore: whether their progressive tendencies could bloom into full technical mastery with an experimental edge. With the release of Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, Black Crown Initiate has succeeded in this regard, creating an album that shows adept mastery into their craft while also revealing just how deeply emotional they can be. Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Quarantined With Nine Circles, Part 1

Coronavirus bah

While many of you feel as though we are at a threat level shown in the image above, we certainly are not. Unless you’re searching for toilet paper or antibacterial gel and then, all bets are off. But seriously, tons of us are fighting with social distancing, schools being called off, stores baring less and less, restaurants and local bars calling it a day for awhile, and the barest of essentials unrelated to the virus being scarce at best. Thanks hoarders, we’ll be sure to flay your skin first in the next major pandemic. Anyway, while you’re at home, we understand there’s a huge need for entertainment and far be it from us to keep you from it. Consider this Part 1 of a need to keep the good times flowing with everything from Khemmis covering Dio, ACxDC’s new one, Warbringer, new Witchery and beyond. Plus, we’re hoping the new Black Crown Initiate will make Buke smile. Enjoy and stay safe, friends.


CANTO: Green Carnation, Hatebreed, Whitechapel, and More

The Ocean

A couple long days in the books. A couple long days until mountains.

  • Yo, check out this lineup for UK Tech-Fest. The Ocean, Black Crown Initiate, Fit For An Autopsy… There is zero chance of me making this festival (July 2nd – 6th), but if I could I absolutely would.
  • Hatebreed have announced a headlining 2020 tour here in the U.S. The dates are in May and support is in the form of After The Burial, Havok, and Creeping Death. Tickets can be found here this Friday.
  • One more tour for today. Whitechapel have announced the Burn To Emerge U.S. tour this coming May and June. Support on that one will be from As I Lay Dying and Shadow Of Intent. I will 100% NOT be attending this one.
  • Green Carnation have revealed new album details. It’s been 14 years since the last album, but May 8th will bring us Leaves of Yesteryear through Season of Mist. You can check out the title-track right now.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Alcest album details, GWAR vodka, In Flames teaser, and more

alcest

“There is this face in the still water I can’t remember ever wearing. Like fingerprints on your heart, reading out the last lines of code. To the untrained eye, a secret. I bled away the last of you.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey