CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Insomnium, Bring Me The Horizon, and More

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I didn’t expect to have time for this today. Yet, here I am…

  • Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel had to step away from the current tour to attend a family emergency. Of course, our thoughts are with the dude and we hope everything turns out ok on the home front. The band’s production manager, Josh Mihlek, will take over for the next couple shows.
  • Insomnium studio update! The melodic death metallers out of Finland are hard at work on their next album, which they expect to drop this coming fall. It has been a few years since Winter’s Gate was released, so I’m curious to see what direction they go in from there.
  • Bring Me The Horizon have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their current U.S. tour. Frontman Oli Sykes ruptured his vocal chord and, well, that makes what he does a bit of a challenge. I’m not a BMTH fan by any means  (although I admittedly didn’t hate their set at Wacken 2014), but we still hope he recovers quickly.
  • Hey look, a new music video from Clutch. It’s for “Ghoul Wrangler” and it’s a lot of fun. K bye.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Nergal, Tool, A Pale Horse Named Death, and More!

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1/30/2018. The SOTU is tonight. Let’s all avoid that and drink instead, shall we?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Zakk Wylde, Mammoth Grinder, Studio Announcements, and More

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1/4/2018. It did, in fact, snow. Still is!

  • A couple studio announcements to kick things off on this miserable Thursday: Clutch (yay) and Protest the Hero (less-yay).
  • Not sure if you’ve read the Nielsen Music Year-End Report, but one of the themes is rock’s overall decline. Silver lining? Metallica and Linkin Park had strong showings.
  • I have seen Zakk Wylde perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” a couple of time over the years, specifically at Ozzfest. Changing gears a bit from that, here he is performing it at a Chicago Bulls game. Because why the hell not?
  • Mammoth Grinder have dropped a new video for “Servant of the Most High” from their upcoming Cosmic Crypt. They have some tour dates on the horizon, so be sure to catch the one in your area.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 12 (10.9.2017)

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For some it’s a holiday, which means no work, but for others it’s just another Monday. I fall in to the latter but who cares, right? As Corey mentioned last week Halloween is approaching and it’s a joyous time of year — horror movies, haunted houses, costumes (good and bad), candy and seasonal beer (again, some good some bad). One thing is for sure though, no matter what you have going on we have the playlist for it and with this being the 12th volume, and back to a robust size, there’s literally something for everyone. Drop by and say hello on our YouTube channel but in the meantime hit the play button immediately below and kick the week off right. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Aura Noir, Ihsahn, The Black Dahlia Murder and more!

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June 13, 2017

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

    • Leading off, Aura Noir will be headlining Stardust NYC’s two-night “Nightmares Over Brooklyn” series in October, with the band’s original trio lineup performing live in North America for the first time ever. And, once again, I’ll be away at school. Goddammit.

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