After years of seeing that cassette logo at the top of every edition of the Nine Circles Playlist (brought to you now for the 245th time) I finally caved and bought a cassette deck for my stereo system. I have a few tapes lying around from niche labels filled with strange and discordant sounds, so why not? Maybe I’ll even find those old mix tapes I used to have in college and see if they’re still in a playable condition…music as archeology, you know?
I don’t know if anything in this week’s playlist is available on cassette, but I can provide definitive proof you can find it on YouTube. The gang brings in tracks from Sarattma, the return of Toxik, as well as new music from Clutch, Revocation, Conan, Conjurer, Lathe, Ripped to Shreds and An Abstract Illusion. We throw in some shoegaze and indie from My Bloody Valentine and Broken Social Scene to break up the extremity (although I still think MBV’s Loveless is one of the most extreme albums to ever come out) before wrapping it all up with some classic tracks, including a live cut from Opeth, some Testament, Merauder, and Watchtower, among others.
Gothic rockers Christian Death have revealed a cover of David Bowie’s “Quicksand”. Here’s the video for it. I’m going to check this out eventually, but eventually is not now. Evil Becomes Rule is out on May 6th through Season of Mist.
Malevolence have announced a new album, Malicious Intent. Their third full-length album will be released on May 20th through their own MLVLTD label in partnership with Nuclear Blast. Pre-order it here, and check out the first single from that effort, “On Broken Glass”.
Spite are headlining a U.S. tour this coming May and June (and I guess July) with Boundaries, Vatican, No Zodiac, and Bodybox. Ticket go on sale this coming Friday here.
And we’ll close with the latest from Hammerfall. This is the new track and video, “Brotherhood”. Hammer of Dawn is out February 25th, this coming Friday, through Napalm Records.
Wow, two hundred of these things, huh? It may be a little early to break out the whiskey in celebration, but confetti and streamers should do nicely. Or maybe just more curated tunes instead. This time, we’ve got two generations of post-hardcore colliding on the new Seeyouspacecowboy… song, a classic Bloodbath jam from what is (IMHO) one of the more underrated Bloodbath releases, Marissa Nadler covering Metallica, and much more. Thanks for sticking with us.
SATURDAY. Finally. What a week, right? But now it’s time for some R&R or whatever you’ve got on your plate for the weekend. And, whatever that is, we’ve got the soundtrack for it with this week’s mixtape of what we’ve been jamming since last Saturday. We’ve got new jams from Wolves in the Throne Room, Lantlos, Craven Idol, Perilaxe Occlusion, and Morgue Walker as well as some sorta new ones from Bodybox, Oathbreaker, Amenra, and Møl. Obviously, there’s more hiding under the hood so click on the play button below and crack that cold one, or get to doing whatever it is you’re doing. We got you.
Welcome to this week’s Nine Circles Saturday morning mixtape playlist. This week, we’ve got Grey Aura‘s abstract black metal, the newest single from death metal stalwarts Hooded Menace, classic Batushka (from before there were, like, 80 of them), and much more. All available, free of charge, at the link below. Unless you feel like giving us your credit card information. We’ll gladly take it.