CANTO: Enslaved, Dawn Ray’d, Ensiferum, and More

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“A hammer not for building, but for breaking the glass. For bending the passion of days to the deeper will.”

  • Enslaved have announced a cinematic summer tour. In coordination with three different festivals, Enslaved will present three different shows on July 30th, August 20th, and September 30th. I plan on witnessing… all of them.
  • Dawn Ray’d are planning a limited edition release of Behold Sedition Plainsong, with proceeds benefiting Refugee Rescue. It will be available this coming Friday through Bandcamp (a day when Bandcamp is also waiving all fees).
  • In case you wanted the full lineup of Record Store Day releases coming our way in a few months, you can find everything here. I’ve got my eye on a couple of things, but we’ll see what happens.
  • We previously shared Ensiferum‘s new track “Rum, Women, Victory”, and now we have a video to accompany it that features fan-submitted content. Thalassic drops on July 10th through Metal Blade Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 130 (5.23.2020)

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We had this playlist all sorted until Enslaved dropped “Homebound” and now we’ve got a new lead off video. If this is any indication of what to expect from their next album, we are in for a treat, folks. A TREAT, I tell you. We’ve got that, some new Couch Slut, a new one from Ulcerate and Triptykon, Sorcerer and Binary Code, and Zyklonius closes things out in epic fashion with a 24 minute Fleshvessel pick. All that and much more awaits directly below. Making your Saturday better is our goal so we hope you’ll enjoy. Missing brother Vince? No worries, he’s off saving the world but he’ll be back in short order. Kick back, pop a top or fresh crack a bourbon, and enjoy some tunes. See you here again soon.

– Josh

CANTO: Enslaved, Green Carnation, DevilDriver, and More

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“Celestial buried mind resting, resting without peace still.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Imperial Triumphant, Enslaved, Epica, and More

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Another quiet day in the world of Nine Circles. No matter, there’s always news to share.

  • Imperial Triumphant have announced a new album scheduled for a July 31st release. It will be titled Alphaville and will be released through Century Media Records. You can check out some behind the scenes footage as well.
  • For those anticipating the release of Utgard, the next installment in the Enslaved legacy, you’ll probably be interested in the new details/background info the band shared about the album. It doesn’t drop until this fall (Nuclear Blast), but I am already getting excited.
  • Epica dropped the third vlog from their studio sessions for their next album. This one focuses in on the guitar and bass recording and you can check it out here. For the fans in Europe, there’s a tour with Apocalyptica you can look forward to.
  • Finally, here’s a new music video from The Night Flight Orchestra for “Golden Swansong”. Aeromantic is out now on Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Enslaved, Cirith Ungol, Okkultokrati, and More

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At least I can still spend time outside?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb