CANTO: Distant, Revocation, Prong, and More

Lots of big announcements yesterday, so I wonder what the inbox holds this evening…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Boris, Katatonia, Distant, and More

WordPress is asking me what my two favorite things to wear are. Huh. Never thought about it before.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 253 (10.15.2022)

For the last five days I’ve been trapped, sequestered in this tiny 9’X12′ space not because I’m sick, but because I’m the only one not sick. After more than two and half years my entire family have fallen ill to the COVID, and I attribute my still (reasonably) healthy body to the massive amounts of metal sliding into my brain pan. May this, the 253rd edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, keep you free from illness as well.1

We’re kicking things off with some Rhythm of Fear, whose brand of thrash has my old man bones quaking with nostalgic joy. From there we have a cut from the recent EP by Asarhaddon which hits that atmospheric black metal button I thought I had tucked away for a while now. Elsewhere the crew is pushing some great stuff, including new cuts from a slew of great bands, including Lamentations, Lost in Kiev, Exhumed, Distant, A Pregnant Light, Woods of Desolation, Envy, and frickin’ Blink-182, which is a big ol’ blast of fun. There’s even more surprises in store, but I don’t want to give away the whole store, you know?

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.


1 Listening to copious amounts of metal shouldn’t be the only thing used in the fight against disease. Use your brain, get vaccinated, and maybe wash those hands a little more often, ya filthy animals.

CANTO: Blind Guardian, Distant, Unsane, and More

Coming at ya a little later because everything is chaos.

  • Unsane have some West Coast tour dates next February. If a ticket link ever emerges, or if I manage to spend more than five seconds looking for one, we’ll be sure to circle back with that. Maybe.
  • If you want some deathcore fresh out of The Netherlands, spend a few minutes with Distant. Here is the video for the new standalone single “Human Scum”. They’re also on tour over in Europe, if you happen to be in those parts.
  • A second tour to announce today comes from Sleep Signals. The Death Do Us Part Tour with QUOR also includes a handful of West Coast dates, mostly in December. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Plum Green was a recent discovery that I’ve really appreciated, so here’s a cover The Sisters of Mercy’s “Valentine”, over at The Obelisk. As a reminder, Somnambulistic is out now through Nefarious Industries.
  • Somehow I still haven’t gotten around to listening to The God Machine, but we’re still going to close with Blind Guardian. Below is the video for “Life Beyond The Spheres”. That album is out now through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Distant, Stoned Jesus, Vananidr, and More

This is a rushed post because I have things to do tonight, so my apologies for any clumsiness in advance.

  • We’ll start with the latest addition to the Century Media roster. Distant have announced their new deal with the label, and are marking the occasion with a new track titled “Exofilth”. Give it a listen here, and let’s keep an eye out for future album news.
  • Fucked Up are releasing a new EP on October 7th through Trankcrimes, titled Oberon. The four track collection can be pre-ordered here, but “Strix” has been available for a couple weeks now. So, you know, have at it and stuff.
  • Need some black metal in your Monday? Check out the latest from Vananidr. Beneath The Mold drops on October 28th through Black Lion Records, and a new track titled “Awake” can be streamed early here.
  • Ukrainian sludge rock trio Stoned Jesus shared a new track, titled “CON”, and that’s how we’re going to end the day. That sample is taken from Fatherlight, which will be released at some point next year… through Season of Mist, I anticipate.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”