CANTO: Cynic, Belphegor, Sonata Arctica, and More

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I ran ten miles and Liverpool won something. What a day.

  • Cynic have announced a reissue of their sophomore effort, Traced In Air. I mean, it’s only 11 years old, but I’m still going to check out this revision either way. It comes out on September 27th through Season Of Mist, but here’s a preview.
  • Belphegor have begun working towards a 2020 release. It will be their 12th studio album, and the anticipated release is sometime in the summer through Nuclear Blast. Here’s a snippet of a new track called “Sanctus Diaboli Confidimus”, that was recently performed live.
  • In case you missed it, Sonata Arctica are releasing a new album called Talviyö on September 6th. They’ve been dropping trailers in the build up to this, and today I’m happy to bring you the fourth installment of said trailers. This one focuses on band history and some other stuff. I think. I haven’t watched it yet.
  • Let’s close with some death metal. This is a lyric video from Abythic for a track called “Drifting Among Shadows”. Their sophomore effort, Conjuring the Obscure, drops on September 11th via Xtreem Music.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 17

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The guys look into the disappointing news around Cynic‘s (breakup?) then much more excitedly celebrate the No. 4 chart debut for Iron Maiden‘s new album, The Book of Souls. They then far-less-excitedly talk about the new Slayer album, Repentless. What can we say — it’s an episode of extremes!

All that and much, much more in Episode 17, so check it out!

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CANTO: Johan Hegg says things, Cynic gets dramatic, and Ex Deo is back!


Happy Friday! As always, I’m going to exert no effort in this post today.

Prisons and stuff. Why the Hell not?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Cynic calls it quits (again), new Dimmu is on the way, and more!

This coming weekend is going to be the last one where I have a reasonable amount of free time for awhile. Needless to say, it’s gonna get ultra aggressive. So that’s where my head is at… and it’s only Thursday.

I’m out. Time for beer.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Quickies: NEW AT THE GATES. The rest doesn’t matter. As much.

Hope you all enjoyed the Top 10 featuring Lamb of God. Some good stuff in there. Probably the only good thing about a Monday. But anyway, onto some current stuff:

This is all kinds of exciting. All of the kinds of exciting. THAT’S how you wrap up a Monday.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.