He saw the light flash like a child’s sparkler on the 4th of July. It registered for an instant, then faded in the roar of the explosion reverberating in the open air. There was an odor that he couldn’t identify by name (it was cordite, not really used in gunpowder mixtures since the end of WWII) but instinctually knew. All of this happened in the space between synapses before his body acknowledged the impact of the bullet that – according to the laws of physics – he should have noticed before the sound of the revolver, or indeed the smell. As he dropped to the ground, consciousness slowly fading into the ether he had one solitary, lonely thought:
“What’s going to kick off the 275th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist?”
“The title track from the new Night Demon album,” a voice we only hear at the end of our life’s thread replied.
What’s the rest of the staff listening to? How about Boris, new Frozen Soul, Sortilege, Noxium Ferus, Lunar Chamber, Hideous Divinity, Paraphilia, Úlfúð and Afsky, not to mention the “correct” mix of a classic Megadeth song. There’s also tracks from Midwife & Vyva Melinkolya, Catherine Wheel, Mrs. Piss, old school love with Exodus and Exumer, a brutal throwback to Death Grips and much more.
Hey! I just locked in a super cool show next week! It’s been awhile…
Speaking of shows, we may as well start with an awesome tour announcement. The Acacia Strain, Fit for An Autopsy, Full of Hell, and Primitive Man are covering North America next March. I, for one, can’t wait. Tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
Battle Beast was kind enough to share a new single with as well. Featured as a bonus track on Circus of Doom, “The Lightbringer” is now available as a standalone single, and available for your streaming pleasure here.
It would be a poor choice to not close out the week with the latest from Exodus. Check out the clip for “The Fires of Division” below. Pre-orders are up for Persona Non Grata, out through Nuclear Blast, and I know you know what to do with that information.
We’ll start with a quick one. Testament has announced their new drummer. Dave Lombardo is back, and that is definitely an awesome thing. Be sure to catch them on tour this coming April and May with Exodus and Death Angel.
From there, we have a couple of notable tours to share today. First, we have Gatecreeper. They have April and May dates lined up with Narrow Head, 200 Stab Wounds, and Fearing. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday at Gatecreeper’s website.
Closing out what has been an absolutely wild Tuesday with the new track from Hell Militia for “Lifeless Light”. Hollow Void is set for a March 18th release through Season of Mist Underground Activists.
For those that have the ability to get to Northwest Terror Fest, I recommend that you make that happen, for I cannot. The lineup for 2022 features Panopticon, Ludicra, Repulsion… etc, etc. Honestly, it’s absolutely stacked. Tickets can be acquired here, but I expect them to go quickly.
Exodus dropped the second single (with lyric video) from Persona Non Grata, titled “Clickbait”. Just a casual reminder that the new album drops on November 19th through Nuclear Blast.
I’m also going to throw in something I completely (and stupidly) missed earlier this week. And that, of course, is the news from Thulcandra. It’s been forever since Ascension Lost, but I’m happy to share that a new album, A Dying Wish, drops on October 29th through Napalm Records. Check out the new track, “Funeral Pyre”, here.
We’ll close with the latest video from Insomnium, because that will let me cruise into the weekend on a high note. Below you’ll find the clip for“The Wanderer”, the latest track taken from Argent Moon. That EP is officially out today through Century Media.