CANTO: Overkill, Imonolith, Cannibal Corpse, and More

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It’s a Friday. And it’s going to be a long weekend. Hurray.

  • Overkill have released a lyric video for the second single from their upcoming new album, The Wings Of War. The track is called “Head Of A Pin”. The album will be the group’s 19th and is set to drop on February 22nd.
  • Hey! Another new single! This one is from Imonolith and it’s called “Hollow”. This project features former Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, and Devin Townsend Project members… and honestly I didn’t expect it to sound like this. Interesting.
  • Cannibal Corpse have tapped Erik Rutan to fill in on guitars for Pat O’Brien for the next round of tours. While O’Brien deals with some personal stuff, you can catch Rutan on the Decibel Magazine Tour and the next US leg of Slayer’s farewell tour.
  • Let’s round this day off with some Finnish thrash. This is the new video from Carnal Forge for “Bound In Flames”. Their new album, Gun to mouth salvation will be out next week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Tool, Gibson, Eyes of the Sun, and More

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3/12/2018. All of a sudden I have a lot of pictures to edit again…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 32 (3.12.2018)

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Not sure about you but I’m still jamming Judas Priest’s Firepower and it still sounds freakin’ amazing. ICYMI, Chris discussed it right here. Come to think of it, there’s so many albums since January that I’ve yet to put down. Anyway, a new week dawns which means we’ve put together a whole new set of tunes we really dug into last week. Some new, some old and some not metal but they’re all good. So, grab that cup of joe — yes, that monster cup that occupies the biggest shelf in your cabinet — and hit the play button below. Also, don’t forget this is the last week of the giveaway for two vinyl copies of Fathers self-titled album, details on that here. Aaaand, subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Now, get after those tunes. Continue reading

Column: The Path to Paradise Begins in Hell

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Everyone has an album that they fondly remember as their first foray into metal, one that makes us feel nostalgic from time to time. Years later, after the countless albums and concerts one has gone to and listened to, we still remember our first, and we tend to defend it when someone talks shit about it. This led to the idea of exploring gateway albums, who or what introduced us to it, and how we came to love metal as our genre of choice.

After all, metal is one of those genres you get introduced to when you are old enough to make your own choices and you start rebelling against your parents. Thus we begin a new journey with our friend Hera so dive in and stay tuned for more chapters in this story. Continue reading

CANTO: Devin Townsend, Obituary, Heavy Scotland, and More!

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1/31/2018. Last day of January. That might mean something to someone.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb