Thanks Fearless Editor Josh™ for covering the last two weeks of the playlist while I was away. I survived on a steady diet of alcohol and 80s thrash, and I *think* I got most of it out of my system by now.
Anyway, we’re gonna streamline this thing moving forward. You got tracks from the likes of Warforged, City of Caterpillar, Krisiun, and Amon Amarth, not to mention a whole lot of other stuff that may or may not be heavy. I mean, it’s the 243rd edition of the Nine Circles playlist, after all. What else did you expect? Well, since I’m back maybe you expected some classic rock or maybe some 80s thrash. We’ll see. There will definitely be some Boris, that’s for damn sure…maybe some Incantation, Night Eternal, you know – stuff like that.
Heilung are releasing their third full-length album on August 19th through Season of Mist, titled Drif. Along with this news, they released a video teaser for a track titled “Anoana”, which can be seen and heard here.
Black metal solo artist Hulder is releasing The Eternal Fanfare MLP through 20 Buck Spin this coming July, and today unveiled the artwork, track list, and most importantly the first single, “Sylvan Awakening”. July tour dates with Skeleton are on the horizon as well.
Let’s close with the new video from Benighted for “Casual Piece of Meat”. It’s pretty damn wild. That’s another sample from their 2020 album, Obscene Repressed, which is out through Season of Mist. If you need to round out your day with some deathgrind, this is a good place to start.
I haven’t seen any of the trailers for The Northman yet, but I might check out the latest one, which features music from Heilung. Specifically, “Hakkerskaldyr”. Give it a watch here. Fun fact, the name behind this film, Robert Eggers, is a Portsmouth man! So we’re basically best friends.
Moloken is a thing that I dig, so we’ll close with their new video for “Hollow Caress”. That’s a track taken from their fourth album, Unveilance of Dark Matter, which was released through The Sign back in 2020.
Heilung have announced a 2022 North American tour, running from late August through October 1st. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at this location, if you happen to be interested in that one. As an added perk, one tree will be planted for each ticket sold. I support things like that.
As you’ve learned by now, we always share Moon Tooth things, so here’s a video for “The Conduit”. They have a few shows coming up later this month before, what I assume will be, a busy 2022.
Arch Enemy are back with a new single and video, titled “House of Mirrors”, and that’s how we’ll close out the day. That’s the first new material we’ve heard from them in a minute, and it’s available for purchase here.
Bastarður, the crust punk project fronted by Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, released another new single from the upcoming new record, Satan’s Loss of Son. Check out “The Whispering Beast” right here. As a reminder, that album is out on October 29th through Season of Mist.
And we’ll close with The Ocean, who shared the first clip from the upcoming release of Phanerozoic Live. Check out the clip for “Devonian: Nascent” below. That footage, of course, is from the streaming event performed in Bremen. The live album drops on November 26th.