CANTO: Suicide Silence, Cabal, Anthrax, and More

Hey! I just locked in a super cool show next week! It’s been awhile…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Dark Funeral, Converge, Power Paladin, and More

2022 is off to as bad of a start as I could have expected.

  • Converge have announced a run of shows with Full of Hell, Thou, and Uniform. Those dates are in March. Purchase tickets, and find more information, right here.
  • The cover art for With The Magic Of Windfyre is incredible, so we’ll shared the new video from Power Paladin for “Creatures Of The Night”. Give it a watch here. That debut album is out now through Atomic Fire Records.
  • If you need a little metalcore in your life today, check out remastered version of “Good Stories” from Annisokay. Their latest album, Aurora, has a new special edition dropping on February 4th, which you can pre-order at that link.
  • German blackened death project Mystic Circle are releasing their self-titled comeback album on February 4th through Atomic Fire Records. Check out “Belial Is My Name” right here.
  • We’ll wrap up the week with the latest from Dark Funeral. Check out the clip for “Let the Devil In” directly below. We Are The Apocalypse is set for a March 18th release through Century Media, and preorders are up here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Initial Descent: September 26 – October 2, 2021


Did you find a ton of metal from last week that still has you reeling? I, for one, certainly did and between all the new release lists out there, Bandcamp, unknown, and surprise releases, if you didn’t find something I’d be shocked. And here we are with another new week and another new list of releases to sink your teeth into, as we do. This week we’ve got Bummer who continue to harsh your mellow with grueling sounds, Full of Hell return with another deathgrind beast, Xenosis successfully tick off all the tech death boxes, Enslaved are back with an EP that dives deeper and deeper into their progressive black metal, and, as always, there’s a ton more lying in wait below. So, another stacked week here on Initial Descent that’ll have everyone walking away with something. Enjoy.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 198 (9.25.2021)

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Welcome to another Saturday morning playlist, friends. This week, we have a slew of new singles, from the death metal of Atrae Bilis and Dream Unending to the scenecore revival of Seeyouspacecowboy. Plus, my personal favorite Envy song, Chvrches upbeat synthpop, and much more. Check it out below.


CANTO: Wolves in the Throne Room, Obscura, Omnium Gatherum, and More

Wolves In the Throne Room

Apparently there’s a lot going on today?

  • So let’s start with Wolves in the Throne Room, who have announced an early 2022 North American tour with Uada and Full of Hell. Those dates run in January and February, starting and ending in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • And then we have a few new tracks and/or videos to share. The first of which comes from Obscura. This is the third single taken from A Valediction, titled “Devoured Usurper”. As a reminder, that album drops on November 19th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Extreme metal collective Apes have signed on Translation Loss Records, and have announced a new EP titled Lullabies For Eternal Sleep. In conjunction, they also gave us this vicious new music video for “Cornwall”, the opening track from said EP.
  • And then we have another one from Season of Mist Underground Activists. Necrofier dropped a new video for “Betrayal of the Queen”, which is taken from their debut full-album, titled Prophecies of Eternal Darkness. That drops on October 22nd.
  • And last but certainly not least, we’ll wrap up with Omnium Gatherum, one of our longtime favorites. The video for “Reckoning” can be found below. That’s another new one off of Origin, which is out on November 5th through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”