The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 208 (12.04.2021)

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It’s late…so late I can barely keep my eyes open. As I write this I’m coasting on the fumes of a Brown’s Oatmeal Stout and Bloodmoon: I, the collaboration between Converge, Stephen Brodsky and Chelsea Wolfe. The week was rough, and we’re staring down the barrel of some serious evil, so why not grab a drink and toast to the end of the world, huh? Maybe the 208th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist is the one that plays as the world burns to ash…we’ll see.

We’re kicking things off with some classic Gwar before turning to a pair of great black metal tracks I recently discovered from Ferriterium and svrm. Vincent reminds us that Eight Bells are back after a long absence, and tunes into my wavelength with some sonic heaviness courtesy of Boris. Anton continues to hold down the fort with the newest single from post-metal masters Cult of Luna but sprinkles in some madness with Dessiderium. Then it’s Buke’s turn and he holds the classic metal torch high, blazing the light on some Death Angel, Edge of Sanity, and Entombed. Want something a little more extreme? Josh reminds us how incredible Imperial Triumphant are with a cut from their new live set, and also hammers us with some Alchemy of Flesh and Bongzilla. Angela gets some fury in as well, bringing in Carcass and MØL before Vincent takes us home with the latest from 40 Watt Sun.

Let’s do better, humanity. I’m tired and just want to see the daylight…preferably with some good tunes in my ears.

Chris

Gwar’s Blothar on new EP “The Disc With No Name,” the 30th anniversary extravaganza of “Scumdogs of the Universe,” whether or not Covid was their fault, and much more!

Gwar is an absolute metal institution and one that has stood the test of time for 37 years strong. They’ve done things their own way and have carved their own path from the word go and have been inspiration to so many bands since their 1984 start and to be clear, not many bands can lay claim to as many accolades as Gwar is worthy of. Fuckin’ legends, is what I’m saying. If anyone needs an intro to this band…leave the hall. With that said, head inside for an in depth discussion with Blothar via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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CANTO: Alcest, GWAR, Enslaved, and More

If I listen to anything but The Ocean and Enslaved the rest of the year, it will be a freaking miracle.

  • In celebration of the album’s 10th anniversary, Alcest are reissuing Écailles De Lune on December 18th. You can pre-order it here, and I gotta say it looks absolutely stunning. Being my favorite Alcest album, I may need to jump on this.
  • And as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Scumdogs of the Universe, GWAR have announced a streaming event on October 30th. “Scumdogs XXX Live” should be quite the spectacle. Tickets can be acquired here.
  • Speaking of Enslaved, they have their sights set on some tour plans in 2021. If all works out, they will be hitting a number of European cities with Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, and Crown. I adore this band, and they deserve to tour. So I hope all this happens.
  • And lastly, a new video from All Souls for “Winds”, a track taken from End of the World, which just dropped a couple weeks ago.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: MRTVI, Novarupta, Isolert, and More

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“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 86 (6.29.2019)

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We’ve reached the end of another one of those kinds of weeks that make me want to pull my hair out, had I any hair left to pull out in the first place.  Thankfully, music soothes the savage beast, and we’ve got a boatload of goodies in store for you today.  Take a listen below and let us know your favorite tracks we might have forgotten; we always appreciate hot leads on good music.

– Vincent