CANTO: In Flames, Entrails, Devin Townsend, and More

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And today was the most Monday-ist Tuesday ever.

  • In Flames have announced a North American tour this November and December. Headlining this time around, support will comes from Arrival of Autumn and Red. Could be a fun one. I may dabble.
  • An update from Dave Mustaine, who was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier in the year. It seems like he’s making strong progress in his recovery, which is great to hear. Megacruise is just around the corner, for those taking part. Best wishes continued for the dude.
  • In lead up to their new album, Rise of the ReaperEntrails offered us a new single today called “The Pyre”. It’s quite good. The album itself drops on October 11th, so not too much longer to wait now.
  • This is from yesterday, but whatever. Devin Townsend’s animated music video for “Why?”. Empath dropped back on March 29th. Hopefully you have all checked it out at this point.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

“What Did They Say?” Early 2019 Faves From the June AOTM Episode

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Did you listen to the June Album of the Month podcast episode?  Did you do the homework?  Did you think we would leave you hanging?  Fear not, for below you will find a quick list (with links to boot!) of all the albums mentioned by the Nine Circles crew as early 2019 favorites.  Dive in, take a listen, and let us know what else is killing you so far this year.

*Note: Abbath isn’t actually in this list.  That is an oversight, because I’ve been loving Outstrider.  But any chance to post a picture of Abbath can’t be passed up, so… Continue reading

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Devin Townsend was March 2019’s Album of the Month!

It’s almost as if we kinda know what we’re doing! Like an elephant bashing the drums with a gorilla on guitar, the Album of the Month series continues its ramshackle adventure into the heart of metal, this time crowning Devin Townsend and his solo opus Empath as our Album of the Month selection for March 2019!
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 75 (04.13.2019)

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Welcome to another Saturday, weekend warriors.  We all collectively pulled through another one.  Why not treat yourself?  Kick back, try not to think about all the fun everyone’s having at Roadburn, and plug in some headphones.  We’ve got a brand new mixtape for you, chock full of good stuff old and new, metal and not.  Something for everyone.

– Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 70 (03.09.2019)

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Greetings once more, fellow travelers on the journey of life.  Too much?  Maybe.  I’m just glad it’s the weekend again.  Or it could be that I’m just hungry.  It’s lunch time when I’m writing this, and I’m lusting after some chinese food (I’m eating food from home though, and my wallet better thank me for this one).  Either way, it’s time to get this party started, and there’s no better way than our weekly playlist.  We’ve got lots of good tunes coming this time, and there’s a little something for every taste in there.  I personally included the CHVRCHES song I’ve been jamming on all week, because sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the bleak and the heavy, and CHVRCHES whip ass anyway.  I’ll catch you all next week.  Back to dreaming about chow mein…

– Vincent