Say goodbye, February. I wish I could say goodbye to the panic, the anxiety, and the fear as well, but tyrants are gonna tyrant, I guess. At least there’s music to keep us from falling over the brink, so let’s just jump into the 220th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, and do what we can to stay informed, stay sane, and make what small differences we can to make this planet better for everyone.
I’m framing the playlist out with some Scatterbrain, because that describes my mental state at the moment and quite frankly it’s the music I needed to lighten the mood up. Anton brings in Ernia, Mass Worship, and Playgrounded. Josh mixes it up with Analepsy, Atoll, Black Flag and some vintage Dokken, among others. Vincent continues falling for Mitski and toe, but also rages with Worm and the new Falls of Rauros. Angela features the latest from Messa, Celeste, and Trna as well as a banger from Oathbreaker. And Buke? Buke goes with the latest from Spirit Adrift and Evil Invaders, but then hits the wayback button for some Candlemass, Dark Angel, Mercyful Fate, and Megadeth.
Third part to this. THIRD. And no end in sight. Whatever. Don’t go insane, keep it tuned right here with us as we bring you live footage, actual videos, and a killer collab thanks to the fine folks at Two Minutes To Late Night. We’ve got the newest from Twilight Fauna, some old Acid Bath, a new..ish track from Pyrexia, grind from Nasum and Pig Destroyer (and more), and a whole slew of other gems to help stave off the mundaneness of looking at the walls or naps. Actually, I love naps but damn, enough is enough. I digress, quarantine with us and raise a glass. Ours is raised to you. Stay safe and well, friends.
And a big happy birthday to our very own Dan Kaplan, who finally turned 16! Just kidding, he’s 68. All joking aside, Happy Birthday, Dan. I’m sure a Monday back at work has made it a great one. Okay, that covered, what else is going on?
It’s time for Episode 25 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!
This week, the guys laugh their asses off about Eluveitie’s branding agreement with Honda, then splooge themselves all the way to change-pants-o’clock over the new Winterfylleth album. Then…things get a little angry, when Corey rails against health insurance, and Dan levels the world’s idiotic approach to containing Ebola. Hooray!
All that and much, much more in Episode 25, so check it out!