The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 55 (10.27.2018)

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Yea, I know it’s been almost a month since we had one of these. Things happened, blah blah. Anyway, this here playlist is back – at least for this week. A lot has happened since the last one, a lot has been released and we’ve had our ears on a lot of stuff. Some of which we’re sharing with you directly below. I mean, we always talk music around the water cooler anyway so why not share, right? Right. And yes, we give you The Ocean right off the bat, album is FINALLY out this week – score. You came here for the tunes and not the talk so, shall we…

– Josh

Quickies: Battles for Black Sabbath, free shows for Boston, and more!

black sabbath without bill ward

Mother of Satan, I’m glad this week is done with. Let’s get right into it—it’s Quickies time! Here’s what we missed in the metal world today:

  • OLD PEOPLE FIGHTING! Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward took shots at each other over why Black Sabbath hasn’t invited Ward back into the fold. Okay, it was probably Sharon posing as Ozzy, but at this point…probably best not get your hopes up for a full reunion any time soon.
  • If you live in Boston, good news! Converse is putting on a series of free shows this summer, with acts including Slayer and Doomriders lined up. (Also, if you like non-metal things, Chance the Rapper! The Replacements! Lots of others!) So if you live in Boston, I kinda hate you.

SPEAKING OF BOSTON THINGS: Corey’s running in the Boston Marathon this weekend, and has been working his ass off to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. If you haven’t donated, please consider doing so!

  • Anyway…Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is recording some vocals for a North Carolina sludge band called Sourvein. Leading the sessions? None other than Corrosion of Conformity bassist Mike Dean. I don’t really know Sourvein, but I’ll check this out for that reason alone.
  • This is never something you want to hear: three fans were killed and several more injured at a Doom show in Santiago, Chile, last night. Please keep everyone in your thoughts here.
  • And finally, here’s a video of some guy using a marionette to drum along to “Tom Sawyer,” because you probably haven’t had your recommended daily dose of Rush:

For a little wooden guy, that’s not a bad Neil Peart impression. Anyway, that’ll do it for us. Check back tomorrow for the podcast!

Keep it heavy,

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.