Nine Circles ov…Surprises and Releases That Got Away From Us

What can I say? Sometimes it’s not that the promo pile is brimming over with releases and you miss out on a few things, sometimes you just get so caught up you simply forget. You miss the signs that something you’ve been waiting for forever slips by (ahem, *Hällas*) or that one album your friend has been telling you is damn good and you need to hear it and…you don’t. Sometimes a band you love just ups and sneaks one past you without a word.

And sometimes…sometimes children…you don’t get a promo at all.

We’re not complaining; we’re a small site and we do this for the simplest of reasons, and whether or not that also happens to feed the vicious masochistic streak hiding below our tender skins well, so be it. So for this edition of Nine Circles ov… let’s check out a few that got away.

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CANTO: Sylvaine, Dark Funeral, Destruction, and More

Today has been such a long week.

  • We’ll lead off with the new track from Sylvaine for “Nova”. That’s the title-from from the new album, which is set for a March 4th release through Season of Mist.
  • Thrash metal veterans Destruction have announced a North American headlining tour this coming April and May. Support will come from Nervosa and Sunlord, and you can find the full schedule here.
  • NYC experimental tech death collective Aeviterne dropped a new track today, titled “The Gaunt Sky”. That’s taken from The Ailing Facade, which drops on March 18th through Profound Lore.
  • Death/industrial outfit To End It All have a brief run of shows over on that other coast this coming April, which I kind of wish I could be part of. Learn up on those dates here.
  • I’ve made a habit of closing with new Dark Funeral as their tracks have become available. No different today. Below is the clip for “Nightfall”. Yet another reminder that We Are The Apocalypse is out on March 18th through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Kvelertak, Destruction, Let Us Prey, and More

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New vinyl arrived today! Yay!

  • The Maryland Doom Fest 2020 has been rescheduled, unsurprisingly. The festival will still take place in this calendar year, it will now be held from October 29th through November 1st. As a reminder, headliners include Cirith Ungol, Blood Ceremony, The Skull, Witch Mountain, and more.
  • In case you missed Kvelertak‘s “Live From Your Living Room” event, you can check out a clip of the performance of “Bråtebrann” right now. Not gonna lie, they did a really, really good job with this.
  • Destruction is dropping a live album that will be available digitally on May 8th. Their first live album with the current lineup will be called Born To Thrash – Live In Germany and you can check out the track listing here.
  • And we will wrap up with the music video from Boston’s Let Us Prey for “Halo Crown”. Virtues of the Vicious is out on July 24th through M-Theory Audio, so be sure to keep that on your radar as we continue to inch toward summer.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 92 (8.17.2019)

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Look here, we enjoy doing these playlists and sharing what we, collectively, have been listening to over the past week. And, it’s a great opportunity to share some really amazing track premieres too – always a plus. At the end of the day though, we do it to share all this with YOU as our little way of making the weekend better. With that said, feel free to tell us in the comments if you dig these things or not. And if not, what would you change or do different? Anyway, we’ve got another heaping pile of picks from across the spectrum of metal, and beyond, so hit the play button and crank it.

– Josh

Donuts & CANTO: Hail of Bullets, Destruction, King Woman and more!

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March 16, 2017

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

  • Hail of Bullets is dead, long live Hail of Bullets. The Dutch death metal crew have officially called it quits, a year and a half after parting ways with vocalist Martin van Drunen.
  • Hey, thrash kids! DestructionWarbringer and Jungle Rot are going out on tour together in May and June. Destruction dropped an album last year, Warbringer is dropping an album at the end of the month, and Jungle Rot is Jungle Rot.
  • So this is kinda neat: Tuesday night’s King Woman show in Brooklyn was supposed to be cancelled, with frontwoman Kristina Esfandiari stranded across the country thanks to Winter Storm Stella. And then, this happened. Huge ups to Kristina, Saint Vitus and the hero woman responsible for this turn of events.
  • Author & Punisher have signed to Relapse Records, and will be releasing a new album through the label early next year. I haven’t ever really listened to Author & Punisher, but whatever this concoction is sure seems amusing.
  • Dutch symphonic black metal weirdos Carach Angren have released details about their upcoming album, Dance and Laugh Among the Rotten, out June 16. One of the album’s preorder packages includes a set of dice — you know, just in case your list of vices includes both cheesy metal and gambling.
  • I’m sure, somewhere out there, someone’s thinking to themselves, “boy, I could sure use some grandma-fronted grindcore in my life.” Well fear not, possibly-existent person: The Grindmother are touring the U.S. later this month and April. I sure could not use any grandma-fronted grindcore in my life, so I’ll be taking a pass.
  • And finally, Animals as Leaders released a video for “Cognitive Contortions,” which you probably shouldn’t watch while high. Or maybe you should. I dunno. Here it is:

Another condition that should merit caution before watching this video? Thinking that you’re good at music. Anyway, that’ll do it for now, but check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan