I have acquired a dog named Athena that looks like Abbath. Life is weird.
Converge have announced the first Bloodmoon shows in the United States. The Bloodmoon collaboration will be performing April 9th in Boston and April 10th in NYC, with Caspian supporting both nights. Tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
In case you somehow weren’t aware, Abysmal Dawn is releasing a new EP on Friday titled Nightmare Frontier, which will be out through Season of Mist. Better still, you can stream the album in full right now… just in case you can’t wait a couple extra days.
Absent In Body, a project featuring current and former member of Amenra, Neurosis, and Sepultura, have announced their debut album… something we should all be excited about. Plague God will be out on March 25th through Relapse Records. Check out the video for the first single, “The Acres/The Ache” below.
There is a certain danger inherent in this kind of Babe Ruth-esque shot calling when it comes to mid-year lists. I myself am already guilty of attempting to label something my pre-emptive ‘Album of the Year’ and then almost immediately finding something I like more that takes its place. Twice in this case. But on the other hand, in an effort to buck my natural instinct to focus on only the worst aspects of my existence, I would like to acknowledge the albums that have made the first half of this year worth being present for. It’ll be quick and dirty, and I make no claims that this will represent me six months down the line when AOTY Season rolls around, but if you’re interested in what I’ve been enjoying so far in 2020, read about it under the cut in this Nine Circles ov… edition.
Welcome back friends, how is 2020 treating you? Canada is sicking their federal dogs on indigenous protesters and a new coronavirus has infected tens of thousands globally. Are you feeling the doom? I’m feeling the doom. And so is January’s Third Circle.