Ah tech death: my comfort genre. I have kinda missed writing about tech death and I’ve been looking for a reason to pick it back up. Maybe a weird thing to say, but we actually have quite a few on staff who appreciate tech death in all its permutations and glory, if you can believe it. I proudly count myself among the fold. As much as I vibe with music that is deep and emotionally affecting, sometimes I just want crazy fretboard acrobatics for their own sake and nothing more. Fortunately, on Greylotus’ debut full-length record Dawnfall, I don’t have to choose!Continue reading
At least it’s finally nice out and stuff. Mondays still suck.
- It looks as though Cloak is going to spend most of 2022 on the road, and that is good news for all of us. Following their current run with Acid Witch, they’ll embark on a brief tour with Bewitcher in June and July. No dates near me, unfortunately.
- Speaking of Bewitcher, let’s also take this opportunity to recall all the touring they’re doing in the near future. Preceding the tour above, they’ll be on the road with Municipal Waste and Integrity, and then in August they’ll be part of the Vile Ascension Tour with Goatwhore, Incantation, and Caveman Cult. It’s gonna be an epic 2022.
- The first of two new videos today comes from Dawn of Solace. The new EP, Notes Of Perdition, is out now through Noble Demon, and the video for “White Noise” can be seen here.
- And from there, we’ll wrap up our Monday with the new single and music video from Greylotus for “Chiaroscuro”. Their debut full-length, Dawnfall, will see a July 8th release through The Artisan Era.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Nine Circles Playlist. The 232nd, in fact. And the metal has been flowing here at 9C. Some really strong music coming out lately, both from heavy hitters like Cave In and Blut Aus Nord as well as some smaller but really killer bands like Predatory Light and Kvaen, who I just got turned onto thanks to the awesome staff here at Nine Circles. So let’s kick it off with some of that and then get to the crew.
Have you been knocked to the floor yet? If so, pick yourself back up, because Anton’s back and he’s got new music coming from Warforged, Greylotus, and Inanna. Then Josh barrels into the room (careful not to spill a drop of his choice bourbon) with Tombs covering Motörhead, Abaddon Incarnate, Dismorphic Demiurge, Periphery, and some killer new cuts from Wormrot. Next up it’s Vincent over the moon with news that Imperial Triumphant is back with new music. He’s also bringing the variety with Cocteau Twins, new Nechochwen, A Pregnant Light and some Martyrdöd – I just picked this up on vinyl and it is indeed vicious. Buke alternates between old and new with some classic Rainbow, Amon Amarth, Sanctuary, and Opeth before following it up with some new music from Master Boot Record. Finally Angela makes sure we all go home satisfied with some Alexisonfire, Sowulo, and Ethel Cain.
Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.