CANTO: Inexorum, Killswitch Engage, The Machinist, and More

Did you miss me? …Of course you didn’t.

  • We’ll start out with Gilead Media, which I subscribe to for some reason. Anyway, Inexorum have announced a new album, Equinox Vigil. That’s set for a June 17th release, and the title track is streaming over at Decibel.
  • As we all know by now, Killswitch Engage are releasing Live at the Palladium on June 3rd through Metal Blade. Taken from that collection is this new video for “Vide Infra”, one of my favorite KSE track’s ever.
  • The Machinist have unveiled details surrounding their second album. All is Not Well is set for a July 8th release through Prosthetic Records, and the title track is streaming over at Metal Injection right now.
  • Alright, let’s check out some live material from Powerwolf. This is the live action version of “Venom of Venus”, taken from The Monumental Mass – A Cinematic Metal Event. That will be out on July 8th through Napalm Records, for those interested.
  • Eyehategod has some tour dates coming up, so we’ll acknowledge that with their latest video. This one is for “Every Thing, Every Day”. That, of course, is taken from A History of Nomadic Behavior, which dropped last year through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 216 (1.29.2022)

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It’s getting a bit ridiculous, listening to so many great releases so early in the year. I’ve already listened to four albums coming out in the next few weeks that could easily be an AOTY contender…and we haven’t even gotten out of the first month of 2022 yet. And I’m not even talking about the new Earthless record which came just came out – they were my AOTY back in 2018 and damn if Night Parade of One Hundred Demons isn’t currently kicking my ass as I write this, so why not have a preview kick off the 216th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist?

You know who else has a new album album that we never talk about on Nine Circles? Steve Vai. So let’s get one of his new tracks on here, too. And since I don’t want to hog too much of the spotlight (although I threw one of my favorite Opeth tracks in there, too) we’ll start with Anton who is rocking his shiny bald pate to the new Allegaeon as well as Dischordia. Josh has been enraptured with the new Zeal & Ardor (so say we all….jeez it’s phenomenal) but still finds some serious gutter time with Malefic Throne and some classic sludge from Eyehategod. Like me, Vincent is bemoaning the breakup of The Might Mighty Bosstones but manages to find some solace in new music from 40 Watt Sun and Boris, as well as some older music from Elliott and Mitski. Buke gets down in the dirt with Crowbar, Cathedral, and Nile while Ian both confuses and concerns me by injecting some Mac Miller and something called “Getcho Mans” before wrapping up with some Wilderun and Coheed and Cambria bringing Springfield back for “Jessie’s Girl 2”.

Oh, and maybe one more new track for Buke…be seeing you.

Chris

Embracing the Descent: March 7 – 13, 2021

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Losing L-G Petrov this week hurt like a mother fucker. If there ever was a champion of death metal and loving it, he was it. So, as we always do, let’s turn to music for some solace since there’s some exceptional albums to talk about this week. Do run out, after reading up, and buy all of the ones we chose to speak on and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent.  

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Initial Descent: March 7 – 13, 2021

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First off, RIP to L-G Petrov. Death metal will never be the same without this legendary soul. This is not the way any of us wanted to start a new week, but here we are. Again. Unfortunately. New metal: Taking the lead is SC’s blackened thrash maniacs Demiser with a debut full length that’s sure to be the breakout hit of 2021, Eyehategod is back after a long silence and yep, you guessed it, they’re still the undisputed kings of sludge metal, The Crown offer up one of my favorite albums since Deathrace King, and Domestikwom lay out a physical release of their outstanding EP full of experimental metal and noise. Get some.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 169 (2.20.2021)

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Hello and welcome again to another Saturday morning mixtape. This week, we have the excellent new single from Gojira, my favorite Sad Boy Jams, and quite a bit more metalcore than we’ve had on here in a while. Check it out below.

– Vincent