CANTO: Vulture, Dunk!festival, Epica, and More

It’s pouring out, and I still need to go for a run, but I am happy tomorrow is Friday.

  • Dunk!festival is going virtual for 2021, and will feature the likes of Amenra, Brutus, B R I Q U E V I L L E, and many more. The online edition takes place the weekend of May 13th (which is a Thursday, but you know what I mean). Even better news… the event is free!
  • Vildhjarta premiered a new track today, titled “När De Du Älskar Kommer Tillbaka Fran De Döda”. If I planned it right, it premiered less than an hour prior to this posting. That one is out through Century Media, and will be available on all streaming platforms tomorrow.
  • Epica have announced “Ωmega Alive”, their first universal streaming event. That is, obviously, in support of their new album, and is scheduled for June 12th. Get your tickets and merch bundles here. And if you need help making a decision, you can also check out this trailer.
  • Vulture is dropping a new album on May 21st titled Dealin’ Death, and today they released a new video for “Star-Crossed City”, taken from that album. The album will be out through Metal Blade, and the video is available for your viewing pleasure immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 161 (12.26.2020)

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Welcome to another Saturday morning mixtape, perfect to get you up and awake if you find yourself in a post-Christmas hangover state. We jammed this one full of our favorite holiday themed tracks, plus a few choice secular jams to round things out. Grab your cup of cheer and listen down below.

– Vincent

Circle Pit: Albums We Missed Q1, 2019

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I don’t know about you, but 2019 started a little thin and then by the first quarter’s end just exploded all over the good linen like a beast.  This year, more than most, we’ve been a little behind the ball in getting reviews out, but with a lot of new blood coming in I have a feeling that’s going to change soon.  In the meantime we got your quarterly round up right here of all the stuff we wanted to review, should have reviewed, but didn’t.

Until now.  So let’s dive in. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 65 (02.02.2019)

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Welcome to the weekend y’all.  I for one am beyond stoked its here.  Even if I’m gonna be running around buying (somehow) more furniture for my apartment, it still feels like I’ve got some more breathing room.  The last couple days I barely had a minute to myself to unwind, but I’m excited to kick back with some tunes and fumble my way through vague Ikea instructions.  And boy do we have tunes today.  In addition to new albums from Ossuarium, Soen, Ithaca, and more heavy hitters, we bring you our own curated mix from across the sea of genres, for whatever mood your weekend takes.  Click play, and don’t forget to double check to make sure you aren’t missing any hardware for your new computer desk.

– Vincent

Album Review: Brutus – “Murwgebeukt”

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I’m not the writer that’s going to get into the politics and intricacies of brutal death metal. Rather, I will take a look at Brutus’ 2016 release Murwgebeukt through a purely musical lens. Further, while I can assume their lyrics and topics are not my own and are potentially adverse to my personal stances (based on the cover art) they sing in their native language which I will never be able to understand no matter how many hours I spend with Rosetta Stone. So, with that said, we explore the gruesome musical brutality of Brutus. Continue reading