CANTO: Cult of Luna, Celeste, Abhoria, and More

I believe the dust has settled on the misery that has been the last week.

  • Wake have a run of shows coming up in March with End, Portrayal of Guilt, and Yashira. The tour kicks off on March 3rd in Philadelphia, and wraps up on the 26th. Here’s the full story, for those interested.
  • Godflesh & Lustmord revealed the first single from The Others (Lustmord Deconstructed). Check out “Ashen” here, and pick up the compilation through Pelagic Records here. There are a ton of awesome names attached to this effort so… have at it.
  • New Cult of Luna is always worth sharing. Check out “Into the Night”, a track taken from their upcoming new album, The Long Road North. That one drops on February 11th through Metal Blade Records. I know a lot of Nine Circlers have already pre-ordered that one.
  • Abhoria premiered a new single from their upcoming self-titled new album. Check out the clip for “Sunless” over at Decibel. That album is out on February 4th through Prosthetic Records, and can be purchased here.
  • Let’s wrap up with the new music video from Celeste for “Le Cœur Noir Charbon”. The avant-garde black metallers are releasing Assassine(s) on January 28th, and you can pre-order that here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Nine Circles ov…2018 in NOT-Metal (so far…)

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Around this time last week, our good buddy Chris shared his thoughts on 2018’s best metal to date. And now — surprise! — I’m here to do the same for the NOT-metal side of things.

In my book — with some notable exceptions like Judicator, Amorphis and Wallachia — the metal’s kind been lagging behind all the other stuff so far this year. That’s not to say I’ve heard anything bad from the heavier realm this year; just that I haven’t heard as much that’s really stuck with me as in years past. That, of course, will have cleared up by the end of the year; it always does.

But for now, you’re getting a NOT-metal list and, dammit, you’re gonna like it! Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 15 (10.30.2017)

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Calling all ghouls, ghosts and freaks: our night is almost upon us and we have, collectively, put together a playlist that will be the perfect companion to whatever debauchery is on tap. But really, it’s a great playlist for anything so head inside to see what’s in store and don’t forget to subscribe here to stay up to date with these things. Oh and hang around until the very end for a couple of extra treats. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist – Celeste & Beach House Amber Ale

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Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Celeste’s Infidèle(s) and Strand Brewing Company’s Beach House Amber Ale.   Continue reading