The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 154 (11.7.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape series. This week, we’ve got an incredible reworking of a pop music staple by Khemmis’ Ben Hutcherson (subscribe to the man’s Patreon to fund further hijinks), plus some classic Glassjaw, the new music video from Schammasch, and even outlaw country for good measure. Check it out below.

– Vincent

Initial Descent: October 25 – 31, 2020

Sarcator

Finally, It’s Halloween week. Not sure what you’ll be doing but as long as it involves horror movies and metal, all will be right in the world for at least a day. Since metal is in the equation, we have a looooong list for this week. So long, in fact, it seems everyone waited for Halloween to push out an album. Good news for us. Anyway, Sarcator open the pit of flayed bodies with their Swedeaththrash and holy smokes is this so crazy good for such a young band—I mean, age 16-21. All that to say, jump on this immediately. And, the mighty Carcass return for a quick hitter EP but quick hitter doesn’t mean slack on quality, it’s Carcass so you know what you’re getting. Stälker put both a classic metal feel and tons of demonspeed in their effort and those vocals? GLORIOUS. Rounding out the top spots is Wolverine who are back with their lush but impressive progressive metal and in audio visual format which is nothing short of amazing so please get your ears, and eyes, on this come Saturday. No matter what you do with Halloween this year, you’ll have plenty of metal to take along for the ride. Just don’t forget to load up on blood and gore as well.

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CANTO: Wayfarer, Carcass, Heathen, and More

Time for a beer. A root beer. And a water. In no particular order.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
cmb

CANTO: Carcass, Behemoth, Armored Saint, and More

Behemoth 2018

I spent all day hiking. As a result, I don’t know why I’m writing this.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Vader, Tool, Allegaeon, and More

tool 2019

I mean, nothing else to do these days, right?

  • So here’s a fun thing. Allegaeon dropped of a cover of Yes’ classic “Roundabout”. You can watch/listen to it here. And if you want a behind-the-scenes look at how it came to be, that’s available here.
  • Tool officially announced the very-much-assumed postponement of their 2020 shows that weren’t already, well, postponed. If you want or need a full list of those dates, here it is.
  • Carcass have announced that the release of their next album, Torn Arteries, will be delayed. It was originally planned for an August release through Nuclear Blast, and no new timeline has been established yet.
  • Let’s close with a new music video from Vader. This one is for “Into Oblivion”, which is taken from the upcoming new album, Solitude In Madness. That is out May 1st through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb