It’s a week until Christmas. My listening habits have leaned even more into metal than usual, but that’s probably because I’m whittling away on my year-end lists when I’m not editing some of the other you’ll see crop up in here in the next few weeks.
It’s been great seeing the love the latest from Iron Maiden has been getting from the metal community so let’s kick off the 210 edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with one of my favorites from their latest, Senjutsu. Funeral Mist just released a black metal bomb with Deiform, so it feels appropriate to defile the playlist with some of their new music. Elsewhere in the Nine Circles universe Anton maintains the extremity with some furious grind courtesy of Takafumi Matsubara and even more nastiness from White Void and Eximperitus. Josh may be on vacation with his family, but that didn’t stop him from picking some truly nasty music, with As the World Dies, Gingivectomy, and Demiser leading the pack. Vincent flexes his genre muscles with picks from Midwife, Creation Lily, and Yellow Eyes while Buke brings us back to the classroom with killers from King Diamond, Forbidden, and Amon Amarth, among others.
If that wasn’t enough, Angela wraps the week up with Lucy Dacus, Darkher, and a banger from Horrendous. Not sure if we’ll have playlists the next two weeks with the holidays falling on a Saturday, but if we don’t, this feels like a good one to end the year on! So until the unknown “next time,” keep it heavy!
Anyway, let’s start with Aeon, who announced their first new album in absolutely forever. God Ends Here will be out on October 15th through Metal Blade Records, and you can check out a lyric video for the first single, titled “Church of Horror”, right here. This kicks ass.
Anyway, I hinted at Lamb of God news, so let’s go there next. Today they released “The Making of Redneck Music Video” clip, which I needed so badly today. And truthfully I can’t believe that came out in 2006. A reminder that a digital reissue of Sacrament will be out this coming Friday.
The Lion’s Daughter have announced a concert stream that will be held via Knotfest’s Twitch channel. The event is scheduled for August 20th (Friday) at 8:00 EDT. They’ll be supporting the recently released new album, Skin Show, which is out through Season of Mist.
And we’ll close with a new video from Caustic Casanova, because a little stoner rock sounds like the right way to wrap up a Tuesday. Here’s the clip for “Memory King”. That track is taken from 2019’s God How I Envy The Deaf.
Some seriously cool shit to share this Friday. Not a bad way to start a weekend.
Kataan, the newest project featuring Nicholas Thornbury (Vattnet Viskar) and Brett Boland (Astronoid), have signed on with Prosthetic Records, and have announced a self-titled debut EP set for a May 7th release. Check out the first single, “Processor”, right now. It’s fucking unreal and I couldn’t be more excited about this project.
And a couple videos today, being a Friday and all. The first coming from Solbrud. This is the new clip for “Sjæleskrig”, taken from the audio/visual live album, Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn. That is set for an international release on March 26th through Eisenwald.
We’ll close with the new video from White Void for “There Is No Freedom But The End”, taken from their debut album, Anti, which is out now through Nuclear Blast.
Horrendous are the latest to announce a live streamed concert. They’ve teamed up with Saint Vitus Bar for the event, which is scheduled for March 19th at 7:00 EST, and the stream will be available for a full 48 hours if that time isn’t ideal. Get your tickets and additional information here.
Act Of Denial, a supergroup of sorts, has signed on to a deal with Crusader Records, and their debut album, Negative, is scheduled for a release this year. First and foremost, however, they’ve also announced a new single that will be out on March 29th. Check out the preview for “Slave” right here.
And lastly, the new music video from thrash crew Mordred. This is “Love of Money”, taken from their 2020 EP Volition. Give it a watch immediately below.
Here’s a new video from Redwood Hill. This is a clip of “Polar”, taken from the upcoming album Ender at Sweet Silence Studios. The footage was captured during a session last November. Ender will be out this coming March.