The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 215 (1.22.2022)

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I’m back, baby…took a week off to get out of the cold and storms and hit the Florida Keys, where despite being mandated to listen to things like Bertie Higgins and other assorted yacht rock, I still pounded some righteous metal. Holy CRAP the new Falls of Rauros, y’all…can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

And you can hear the first single “Clarity” now on the 215th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, as well as the latest from Napalm Death who have an EP coming soon. I can’t believe it’s January and I already have two EOY contenders. Elsewhere in the 9C universe Josh brings the super heavy with new music from Undeath and Deserted Fear as well as site favorites Amorphis and Ghost. Vincent mixes things up with Piet Onthel, some vintage Bloc Party and the newest from Alto Arc. Have I mentioned Buke has some weird wiring that allows him to know what I’m listening to any given moment and reflect that in his playlist picks. How else to explain his inclusion of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Tom Waits? have no fear: he also throws in some classic Dio and Black Sabbath to ensure heaviness reigns. Anton once again packs for bear, giving us Slugdge covering Napalm Death and a new collaboration between Lustmord and Godflesh.

Finally Angela gets us back on extreme metal ground with cuts from Druid Lord, Sowulo, and Zeal & Ardor which feels like a great close to this week. I need a coffee refill, so we’ll leave you with the playlist. Be seeing you…

Chris

CANTO: Falls of Rauros, Meshuggah, Ingested, and More

Extended weekend, just in time for a sanity check.

  • Missed this yesterday, but Venom Prison released a new track and video for “Nemesis”. That, of course, is a track taken from Erebos, which is out on February 14th through Century Media.
  • The biggest news of the day, however, comes from Meshuggah. New album details have finally been unveiled. Immutable will be out on April 1st through Atomic Fire Records. Preorders start in a couple weeks, so we’ll keep you posted.
  • More good stuff emerged today from Falls of Rauros, who are releasing Key to a Vanishing Future on March 25th through Gilead Media. They’re streaming a new song titled “Clarity” over at Bandcamp. Spoiler alert: it’s different, and it’s awesome.
  • Slaegt also revealed new album details today. Goddess will be out on March 18th through Century Media, and you can preview that with “Fealty, Thunder Whip” right here.
  • And we’ll wrap up the week with the new video from Ingested. This one is for “Rebirth”, a track taken from the new album that is set for a release later this year through Metal Blade Records. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Gaerea, Equilibrium, Wayfarer, and More

How come everything explodes at work right at the end of the day?

  • Anyway, let’s talk about Gaerea, who are still riding the momentum following the very impressive Limbo, are already back in the studio recording a new album. We can expect that next year at some point, through Season of Mist.
  • Wayfarer have announced two exclusive performances next January. The first is scheduled for the 22nd at Saint Vitus, and the second for the 28th at The Bluebird Theater in Denver. That Vitus date is a performance with Falls of Rauros, and having seen that exact lineup in recent years, I can confirm that you absolutely cannot miss that show if you are in NYC.
  • Nightwish confirmed the North American dates of the “HVMAN. :||: NATURE.” world tour. They run from May 4th through the 22nd, and basically go coast to coast. Check out a trailer for the tour right here.
  • Closing with Equilibrium is always a good idea, so here’s the new clip for “Met (20 Years Later)”. There are a ton of guests in that reimagining of the first Equilibrium song ever, so definitely take a few minutes to check it out below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Forêt Endormie’s Jordan Guerette on new album Une voile déchirée, Using French as a Lyrical Basis, Pandemic Effects, Fire In the Mountains, Handling Creative Overlap Between Bands, and so Much More!

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Portland Maine’s Forêt Endormie recently released their second full length Une voile déchirée which sees the band further their vision of apocalyptic chamber folk with the theme of place and how it relates to each individual that experiences it for themselves. Since 2016, their music has been unique in not only sound but in the effect it has when enjoyed in the right setting. Head below for an amazing conversation surrounding this album and a ton more!

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 146 (9.12.2020)

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Welcome again to our Saturday morning playlist series. This week, we’ve got a truckload of good death metal for you including a new single from Dark Tranquillity, some prog/folk/rock courtesy of Little Tybee, and some classic Beastie Boys for good measure. All this and more of what we’ve been listening to in our off hours down below.

– Vincent