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.
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.
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, Pikevs 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.
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.
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.
And we’ll close with Voivod, who have revealed a new single and video from Syncho Anarchy. Give “Planet Eaters” a watch directly below. And then go get a beer because this week is fucking over. That album is also out on February 11th, also through Century Media.