CANTO: Between The Buried And Me, Ihsahn, Finntroll, and More

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Seems like a quiet day out there, but I’m sure I’ll find something.

  • Between The Buried And Me are going to be hosting a weekend streaming event in which they will be performing Colors in its entirety. There are two performance, on August 7th and 8th, and then a live Q&A on the 9th. Awesome stuff.
  • Finntroll are dropping their first new album in seven years. Vredesvävd will be out on September 18th through Century Media Records and you can hear the first new single, “Ormfolk”, right now.
  • Knotfest at Sea has been postponed indefinitely. The Slipknot festival was set to take place next month, before being rescheduled to August 2021. Now, however, we will cross our fingers and hope that it happens at some point in the future at all.
  • And here’s the confirmation we were looking for. Ihsahn has announced his next EP, Pharos, drops on September 11th. That will be out through Candlelight Records and you can check out the first single, “Spectre At The Feast”, immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Venomous Concept, Ihsahn, Falling In Reverse, and More

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“Complete the shadow’s circle, to become all that you are. Surrender to the darkness, to shine just like a star.”

  • Falling In Reverse released a new track called “Carry On” that was originally recorded during the 2017 Coming Home sessions. You can stream it here if you feel so inclined.
  • Moving in a different stylistic direction, Venomous Concept also released a new track titled “Eliminate”. That one is taken from their upcoming full-length, Politics Versus The Erection, which is out August 28th through Season of Mist.
  • Ihsahn is hinting at something here. If I were to take a guess, I would say (and strongly hope) we are getting the follow-up EP to Telemark, which dropped earlier this year.
  • And we will mix things up with some Swiss metalcore to round out the evening. This is End of Silence with the new video for “Edge Of The Road”, taken from 2019’s Sail To The Sunset. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Ihsahn, Varathron, Black Sabbath, and More

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“She spoke to me like hope was real, that peace was something I could feel.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: February 9 – 15, 2020

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Hoo boy did I ever miss the mark last week not putting Sepultura’s Quadra up top. That album is straight fire from top to bottom. Missed opportunity for sure but hey, it got opening sentence this week so, score?! Anywhoo, new metals this week include an outstanding death metal debut from Plague who take the tried and true death template and do amazing things with it – actual wizardry in death metal? Absolutely. Noise rock friends of Nine Circles Disastroid are back with an outstanding follow up to 2017s Screen, ethereal doom knows no bounds in the hands of Frayle on their latest, and Ihsahn is up with an EP that really grabbed me from the lead off singles but who knows, the rest might be a techno trance jam. I kid, I kid – I jumped on the preorder so there’s that. Much more awaits those who care to plunder the depths below. Enjoy. Oh, happy V day and all that. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 109 (12.21.2019)

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Welcome to another Saturday mixtape. We’ve got a whole lot of good stuff put together for you today, and seeing as how I’m battling my first hangover of the Christmas party season I won’t waste too much time pontificating over it. Besides, you trust us at this point, right? Dive in at your leisure.

– Vincent