CANTO: Black Anvil, Lorna Shore, Ingested, and More


Yep, it’s official. My head and heart are still very much in Wyoming.

  • Leading off with some live dates, we have Lorna Shore hitting the road for the “The Pain Remains Tour” with support from Aborted, Ingested, and more. Those dates are in October and November, with VIP packages going on sale tomorrow, and the usual general admission stuff on Friday.
  • Speaking of Ingested, they also have a new album dropping on November 4th through Metal Blade titled Ashes Lie Still. Check out the music video for “Shadows in Time” right here.
  • Belphegor videos are usually something to behold, and this new one for “The Devils” certainly falls into that category. That is, of course, the title-track from their latest album, which is out now through Nuclear Blast.
  • We’ve waited quite some time for new stuff from Black Anvil, and today we finally have it. So that’s how we’ll end our day. Check out the clip for “Castrum Doloris” below, the first sampling from Regenesis. That album is slated for a November 4th through Season of Mist. They’re also joining Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, and Dark Funeral on the road towards the end of the year, so those dates are worth checking out as well.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Carcass, Abbath, Druids, and More

Busy times at 9C these days… can’t hate it!

  • So this latest Carcass tour is enticing. With support from Immolation and Creeping Death, they’ll be hitting the road through most of the month of May, starting on the 12th in Austin. Tickets can be scooped up this coming Friday.
  • Can’t wait until Friday to hear Dread Reaver in full? Well, I have good news for you. Abbath is streaming his latest album in full a few days ahead of the release date. Give it a listen here. Spoiler alert: it’s quite good. That one is out through Season of Mist.
  • RippleFest Texas revealed their full 2022 lineup, and it’s a good one. The Sword, Crowbar, Spirit Adrift, and The Obsessed, to name a few, are all coming together for what should be an awesome weekend. The festival is set for July 21st through 24th, and tickets can be acquired here.
  • Out of Pelagic Records, we have a new album coming from psychedelic metal collective Druids. Shadow Work is set for a June 3rd release, and you can stream the first track from that album, “Ide’s Koan”, immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 219 (2.19.2022)

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Third week in a row where February continues to just pummel us with great music releases. The latest from Australia’s Neptune Power Federation brings the heavy rock and roll swagger my body craves, and then Immolation just wrecks with their signature menacing take on death metal. Good way to kick off the 219th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, I’d say…

Elsewhere in the ether Vincent slays with some Madame Germen, Battle of Mice and Amenra. Josh shares my joy at the news of new Somali Yacht Club forthcoming, and bridges the old (Dangerous Toys) with the new (Undeath). Ian only has one thing on his mind, and that is the new single from Amon Amarth. Anton is all about Transcending Obscurity this week, bringing both Dischordia and Sisyphean into the playlist. Angela always plays the game hard, and this week is no exception with Health X, Nothing, and Cult of Luna while Buke is always reliable for a wide range of music: this week he throws in Hath, Nuclear Assault, Nails, and ends us with some classic epic prog courtesy of Yes, of all bands.

Get listening. See you next week.

Chris

Initial Descent: February 13 – 19, 2022

Immolation

Every time I see another news blip that Chris Barnes has opened his mouth, I shake my head and wonder why he’s even talking. For a guy that hasn’t put out a good death metal album in 23 years, he sure can talk some stupid shit. So, in case you missed it, just type it in the search bar and read up for a good laugh. MOVING ON… speaking of good excellent death metal, Immolation are back with a beast of an album and again, I get to knock off another preorder for one of my highly anticipated releases. Much excite. The death metal rolls on with speed freaks Schizophrenia and techies The Last of Lucy, Pike vs The Automaton lands and it’s absolutely Matt Pikeian (good, good thing), and we close with tons more in the list below. By the way, death metal ain’t dead folks. It’s just getting better everyday.

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CANTO: The Halo Effect, Allegaeon, Immolation, and More

Drafting this early because I have shit to do later. Happy Friday, gang.

  • Like I said, it’s a Friday, so that obviously means we have a few videos to share. We’ll start with the new clip from Allegaeon for “Of Beasts and Worms.” I dig it. That’s taken from Damnum, which drops on February 25 through Metal Blade Records.
  • And then we’ll check in with Kreator, who unveiled a live video for “Violent Revolution.” That’s taken from the 20th anniversary edition of the album, which you can pick up through Nuclear Blast. That reissue is absolutely loaded with cool stuff, just a heads up.
  • Plague Years, the death thrash collective out of Detroit, are embarking on March tour with Somnuri. Alas, they won’t make it to my general area, but this should be a fun one for anybody that’s able to attend.
  • The third, and not at all final, video we’ll share today comes from Immolation. This one is for “The Age of No Light”. That’s taken from Acts Of God, their 11th album, which is set for a February 18th release through Nuclear Blast.
  • Let’s close with the second single from The Halo Effect, the project featuring current and former members of In Flames and Dark Tranquillity. You’re familiar with the names. This one is titled “Feel What I Believe.” You can purchase the single here if you want… while I wait for album news.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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