The 35th anniversary of Nightfall is on the horizon, and to mark the occasion Candlemass are releasing a deluxe triple colored LP set. It drops next week, on March 10, through Peaceville, and you can see a trailer for it here.
Extreme heavy metallers Evil Invaders dropped a live video for “In Deepest Black”, which includes festival footage from last year smashed together with recordings from the release parties for Shattering Reflection. That album is out now through Napalm.
Major box checked today on the to-do list, which means it’s time to buy some stuff I don’t need.
Leading off, we have the latest from Majesties. I know we’re all excited for Vast Reaches Unclaimed, which is officially out on March 3rd through 20 Buck Spin, so let’s give “In Yearning, Alive” a listen. Unsurprisingly, it’s awesome. I can’t wait to hear this thing in full.
It happens like it does every year: things fall through the cracks, promos don’t arrive, or we simply didn’t have the capacity to cover everything we want to cover, let alone everything that comes out in a calendar year. At this point folks are finalizing end of year lists and maybe – just maybe – some of these records will be represented on them, and so some accounting was in order. Or it could just be that we needed some content this week, so I went through my folder of 2022 music and picked nine albums to briefly opine on for this latest edition of Nine Circles ov…
I love the phrase “cold comfort”. Taken in its intended meaning, the world may be falling apart, but at least the music’s been good, right? But I also find that with the cold weather comes the deep desire to drown in a wash of the nostalgic, the lived in, the…well, comfortable. So we’re kicking off the 258th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with the remaster of “Total Eclipse”, rightfully put back in the track listing for Iron Maiden‘s seminal 1982 album, now packaged with the incredible Beast Over Hammersmith live album.
From there we move onto more extreme corners, kicking things off with new Candlemass before going full on throat ripping with Sanguisugabogg, Ribspreader, Psionic Madness, Turbid North, Spider God, and new Nothingness. There are small breaks with classics from Against Me! and Refused before diving back into the filth with Cloud Rat, Wormrot, Falls of Rauros, The Otolith, new Gaupa and a lot more.