Donuts & CANTO: Aura Noir, Ihsahn, The Black Dahlia Murder and more!

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Aura Noir

June 13, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Aura Noir will be headlining Stardust NYC’s two-night “Nightmares Over Brooklyn” series in October, with the band’s original trio lineup performing live in North America for the first time ever. And, once again, I’ll be away at school. Goddammit.

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Donuts & CANTO: Behemoth, Exodus, Fear Factory and more!

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May 9, 2017

Good morning. It’s been a minute. But now that school and final exams are done for the semester, it’s time, once again, to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off with something I know will make our Literati Overlord happy, Behemoth frontman Nergal revealed that the band has started writing the follow-up to 2014’s The Satanist. Unfortunately, we’ll likely have to wait ’til late 2018 to hear it.

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Donuts & CANTO: Amorphis, Decapitated, Khemmis and more!

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Ex-Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelavuori

April 28, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, longtime Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelävuori has left the band, citing not issues with his bandmates, but rather, issues with alleged mismanagement. The band has recruited original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine to fill in for their upcoming summer festival commitments.

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Exclusive Stream: Iraconji – “Road to War”

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Iraconji is a death metal/thrash hybrid project originating out of Nashville. After a few lineup changes and a temporary dissolution in 2011, Iraconji have spent the majority of the last few years fine-tuning their brutally aggressive take on metal through a number of live shows and a 3 song demo. Enter 2016, and Iraconji is gearing up for the release of their debut full-length Global Genocide set to drop on October 1st. Nine Circles is proud to bring you an exclusive track, “Road to War”, after the jump. Continue reading

CANTO: Epic new Skeletonwitch, teasers from Opeth, and more

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“Black clouds bring rain. A white cloak and mantel enshrouds all of the great monoliths. Deities of frost crave an offering to storms. Great firs felled by the wind.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey