CANTO: Tool, The Ocean, Heilung, and More

Alright, so this weekend may have been a smidge more aggressive than I originally anticipated. Oops.

  • I guess it only makes sense that we fall in line and start with the Tool tour announcement. There will be an extensive run of shows in both the U.S. and Europe the first half of 2022. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 1st, and I’m already intimidated by how much these tickets may go for.
  • Alright, let’s talk booze. Heilung have announced their signature beer and mead. For now, us in the U.S. can scoop up the beer here, which was created with brewery Nevel. I’m more intrigued by the mead, so I’ll stay tuned for now.
  • 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.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 166 (1.30.2021)

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Last playlist of January and even though it’s a little late, there’s still plenty of time to rip your favorite beverage and jam. I mean, what the hell else you got to do?! Anyway, this week’s edition is stacked with stuff we’ve been digging this week; I’ve got the new Empyrium and 16, Vince has Amulets and Laster, Zyklonius has the new Stortregn, Angela has a cut from Heilung and the new Chelsea/ERR track, Ian brings new Genghis Tron and Tribulation, and Didrik drops new Soen and a pick from Baulds Draumar. All that and so much more behind the play button below. So, drink, listen, and be merry.

– Josh

CANTO: Amaranthe, Enslaved, Heilung, and More

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“Blinded by lack of reason, indulging the tales of doom.”

  • Amaranthe have officially canceled their North American tour with Seven Spires and Battle Beast. Those dates were supposed to fall mostly in August and September, so the canceling is understandable.
  • Remember those awesome upcoming Enslaved performances we’ll be able to watch from the comfort of our own homes? Well the July 30th edition just got better. The band has invited the fans to help curate the setlist.
  • Heilung have also made the decision to postpone their performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, which was scheduled for this coming October. The new date is set as October 5th, 2021.
  • We’ll close with some solid black metal from Somniate. This track is called “Of Fragrance and Light” and is taken from their debut album, The Meyrinkian Slumber, which drops on June 30th through Lavadome Productions.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Vile Creature, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Heilung, and More

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This week has been… aggressive.

  • Vile Creature have announced a North American tour as well as an exclusive London show. The tour runs in May and June, and Elizabeth Colour Wheel will be joining them for a few dates, which is super cool. Their debut album with Prosthetic Records should be out in the near future as well.
  • Mörk Gryning have announced their first ever U.S. tour. There are only seven dates between April 30th and May 6th, but it includes an appearance at Art Noir Extreme Fest II in Brooklyn.
  • Heilung announced an upcoming release of their performance at Castlefest in 2017. It will be called Lifa – Heilung Live at Castlefest, and it drops on April 24th through Season of Mist.
  • Check out this new video from Fleshgod Apocalypse for “Monnalisa”. That’s a track taken from Veleno, which is out now on Nuclear Blast. They have a U.S. tour kicking off in just a couple weeks.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 112 (1.18.2020)

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We’re back on a regular format today.  No more eulogies from me, thankfully.  Instead, we’ve just got our weekly assortment of whatever great tunes we’ve been jamming.  This week, I throw in some new Cult of Luna, which I enjoyed a lot more than its one hour and twenty minute run time would have had me believe I could, Anton throws in the new single from Sutrah which he’s been gushing about to anyone with ears around these parts, and we have a few picks from a site newcomer who you may or may not be hearing more from very soon…

Until then, enjoy.

– Vincent