The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 97 (9.21.2019)

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Welcome back to another exciting edition of our Saturday morning playlist.  This week, I unearth Ancient Sad Boy Jams, Josh has you covered with all the new singles that dropped this week, and Anton brings his usual prog and tech goodies into the mix.  It’s a pretty wildly mixed bag this week in terms of genre, which always tends to make things more fun.  Grab a cup of something strong and let this mixtape help wake you up.

– Vincent

Receiving the Evcharist: Cloud Rat and Hamaica Cider

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Cloud Rat’s Pollinator and Golden State Cider Company’s Hamaica Cider.   Continue reading

CANTO: King Diamond, Mark Morton, Monotheist, and More

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Hopefully I’m done writing my Best of 2018 post tonight… but I wouldn’t be optimistic.

  • Black Flags Over Brooklyn, New York’s first ever anti-fascist metal festival, has finalized its lineup. Notables (to me) include Morne, Cloud Rat, and Glacial Tomb, among others. The festival is January 25th and 26th at Brooklyn Bazaar.
  • Some news from Monotheist. The group welcomes new drummer Chris Stropoli and vocalist Cooper Bates. They’ll be on tour with Cognitive next month for a handful of shows. Get at that.
  • Mark Morton has released the second single from his debut solo album, Anesthetic, which will be out on March 1st. This track is called “Cross Off” and it features Chester Bennington.
  • King Diamond’s Songs for the Dead Live won’t be out for a couple more weeks. Fortunately, you can peep a preview right now. This is “Arrival (Live at Graspop)”. Enjoy the shit out of it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Cloud Rat//Disrotted – “Split”

Cloud Rat//Disrotted - Split

Cloud Rat sometimes sound like punk grindfreaks, but they don’t sound that way on this commemorative split release care of Halo of Flies and Dry Cough Records.  You might anticipate that Disrotted will go at a funeral pace, since they’ve been a doom band from the beginning, but Cloud Rat serve fans notice that they’re likely to change style fitting for their creative impulses.  It teaches us not to expect things, which sometimes results in pigeonholing a band for doing one thing distinct.

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Donuts & CANTO: The Haunted, Spellcaster, Satyricon and more!

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The Haunted

May 11, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, The Haunted have announced that their new album, Strength in Numbers, will be out August 25 via Century Media. Let’s see if the Swedes can keep their post-Peter-Dolving momentum going!

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