CANTO: Nuclear Power Trio, Fires in the Distance, Dawn of Ouroboros, and More

Late night canto because fucking everything is annoying right now.

  • Fires in the Distance and Dawn of Ouroboros announced a run of live dates this coming October, titled The Perseverance of Light tour. Alas, nothing anywhere near me, but here’s the full schedule for those that can make it happen.
  • Canadian progressive metallers Oni dropped a beast of a new single, titled “Silence In A Room Of Lies”. That track features Jared Dines, a name I haven’t heard in a minute. There’s a music video for that one you can check out here.
  • Next, we’ve got some stuff from Primal Fear. Check out the latest single and video, “Another Hero”, the first taste from Code Red. That new full-length is slated for a September 1 release through Atomic Fire.
  • Nuclear Power Trio announced a new album, Wet Ass Plutonium. Their sophomore album will be out on July 28 through Metal Blade, and a video for “Nyetflix and Chill” can be seen directly below. I’m entertained.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Mournful Congregation, Defiled, Malevolence, and More

Not too sure what’s so good about this Friday, aside from the fact that I’m back in the 313 in about 12 hours.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Donuts & CANTO: Mélancolia, Dawn of Ouroboros, Messa, and More

Once again, beer got in the way of clearing the inbox on a Friday night. So Saturday morning it is!

  • Let’s start off with some blackened deathcore. Mélancolia announced their debut album, HissThroughRottenTeeth, which is scheduled for an April 21 release through Greyscale Records and Nuclear Blast Records. Give “[Inure]” a listen here.
  • Next, we’ll jump over to Killing Joke. They released a brand new single, “Full Spectrum Dominance”, which comes in celebration of their sold out headlining show at Royal Albert Hall on March 12. That’s available through Spinefarm, and can be heard here.
  • Italian doom metal collective Messa are releasing their 2022 Roadburn performance, Messa – Live at Roadburn, on April 28 through Svart Records. Pre-order that on your preferred format here.
  • Holy shit, it’s Winger! To celebrate 35 years, they’re releasing Seven on May 5. Their first new release since 2014 can be pre-ordered here, and be sure to check out “Proud Desperado” while you’re at it.
  • We’ll wrap up with the latest from Dawn of Ouroboros, “Velvet Moon”, the video of which can be found below. That’s taken from Velvet Incandescence, out on April 21 through Prosthetic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 270 (2.11.2023)

Sometimes it takes something simple like, say…bullshitting with your friends over (virtual) drinks about a record to reignite your passion for something. Since starting these Album RAMBLES I’ve been listening to more metal than I have in ages, and In Flames in particular, so since I’m still so hot on new album Forgone we’re gonna bookend the 270th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with the two parts of the title track.

But that’s not all (it never is, is it?): we’ve got some classic All Out War and Turbonegro (we don’t talk enough about Turbonegro) and then the walls come down with new cuts from Dawn of Ouroboros, Wallowing, Dying Fetus, Distant, Torn in Half, Insomnium, Stormo, Blaze of Sorrow, some old and cold Sacramentum, and more. We’ve also sprinkled in some lighter fare with cuts from Elliot Smith, Channing Wilson and midwife to give your nerves a small break.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week…


CANTO: Obituary, Tribulation, Enslaved, and More

Hey! I bought concert tickets today! For a show… in August.

  • Fresh off the release of Dying of Everything, Obituary have announced a North American headlining tour this coming April and May. They’ll be joined by Blood Incantation, Immolation, and Ingrown. So, yeah, a stacked bill for sure. Tickets will be available here.
  • Enslaved unveiled another track from Heimdal, titled “Forest Dweller”. Check out the video for that one here. As a reminder (which I’m sure you don’t need), their new album drops on March 3rd through Nuclear Blast.
  • Blackened progressive metallers Dawn of Ouroboros have set April 21st as the release date for Velvet Incandescence, their sophomore full-length. That one will be available through Prosthetic Records, and you can check out the music video for “Rise from Dissolution” over at Knotfest.
  • Tribulation have revealed details surrounding a new EP, titled Hamartia, which will be out on April 7th through Century Media. With that, a video for a new track titled “Axis Mundi” can be seen below. Worth noting, this is the first composition by new guitarist Joseph Tholl. Personally, I like it. It’s a little different, but not in a bad way.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”