CANTO: Suicide Silence, Fallujah, Hostia, and More

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Week nine of this shit I think? Who cares. I’m having beer delivered shortly.

  • Suicide Silence are the latest to announce a virtual tour, and this one sounds pretty cool. The band will be offering unique sets, exclusive merchandise, and custom experiences for each market. That’s a creative way to put a “world tour” spin on the virtual tour reality we’ve become familiar with, and I’m all for it.
  • This seems pretty definitive. While previous rumblings that Mayhem Fest was going to return in 2020 didn’t quite pan out due to the current pandemic, the festival organizers appear ready for a full return in 2021.
  • It appears as though Fallujah are back in the studio, getting to work on a new record. I’m curious how they follow up Undying Light, which I wasn’t crazy about, because I was crazy about The Flesh Prevails and to a lesser extent Dreamless. We shall see…
  • Hostia has a new album dropping called Carnivore Carnival this fall through the Deformeathing Production label. They offered their first track from that effort today, called “Slaves”, so we will tie things up with that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Allegaeon, Nile, Porn, and More

Allegaeon

“Life’s a stage and we’re all in the cast.”

  • Allegaeon have announced a U.S. headlining tour that will also feature the likes of Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. Those dates are all in April. This one is pretty tasty, I might need to dabble.
  • Alright, so there’s a lot of tour stuff out there today. This also includes Nile’s 43 date, second installment of the Vile Nilotic Rites tour. Those dates are September through November, however. So you’ll need to wait a spell for that one.
  • Fine, one more tour. Paladin with Aether Realm. The Atlanta thrashers (not referring to the defunct hockey team, but that is kinda funny), will be on the road in April and May. I might check this one out too, because why not?
  • And we will close with the latest video from Porn, for a track called “Low Winter Hope, pt.2”. No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III will be out this coming March.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: March 10 – 16, 2019

Venom Prison
Venom Prison

Rain. Rain. More rain. I just can’t deal. Soooo tired of it and ready for dry and summer and longer days. Well, one out of three ain’t bad and if you read that and said ‘dammit, totally forgot to spring forward on my clock’ good luck explaining that one to the boss – happy Monday. We have a fix for the blahs though and it comes in the form of new metals. Read on friends…

It’s safe to say we’ve established Venom Prison as complete bad-assery and on Samsara they kick their venomous death metal up several notches since their last outing – is that even possible?! Anyway, everything about this album topples Animus and that’s no easy feat nor is it a slight to that album in any way, the band has grown and it’s obvious during the opening salvo of “Matriphagy.” Moving along, Noisem returns with a new lease on life and a new attitude on Cease To Exist which finds them stoking their death thrash with extremely confrontational grind and it’s a sound to behold. Next up is the debut, Nocebo, from MA’s Elizabeth Colour Wheel and the blackgaze tag seems too simple after the onslaught of 90s rock, noise and ethereal moments of bliss found all over this thing – it’s hard to pin down but it is a journey best left travelled and enjoyed, I very much have enjoyed it – just sayin’. Last up top is progressive death metal stalwarts Fallujah with their fourth full length Undying Light which finds them, once again, toying with tech death, blackened stylings, and proggy structures – definitely a step up and one you won’t want to miss.

Feeling better? See? I knew it and glad we could help. You’re welcome. Now, get to the rest of this list… Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 66 (02.09.2019)

playlist - mixtape

Good morning ladies, fellas, and the people that don’t give a fuck.  We’re going to keep this short and sweet today because once again I am behind on time, somehow.  Even though my work week got cut short (thank you massive server error), it only meant I had to spend my free time doing all the important errands I had been putting off.  But now there’s breakfast, coffee, my car doesn’t make quite as many weird sounds as it used to, and of course there’s good music to get me pumped on yet another rainy Southern California day.  Lets hope this gets your weekend off to a good start too.

– Vincent

CANTO: Gloryhammer, Combichrist, Fallujah, and More

gloryhammer rise of the chaos wizards
Today was… a day.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb