CANTO: Machine Head, Saor, Manticore, and More

I almost forgot it’s Saor release week! That’s a very good thing!

  • Speaking of which, Origins was premiered in full today. I had a break in between meetings and was able to check it out. It’s awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on the vinyl.
  • Looks like we’ve got new Devin Townsend coming! Lightwork will be out through Inside Out Music on October 28th. Pre-order details coming soon, but for now you can check out this tour trailer which offers some sneak peaks.
  • Manticore have set July 15th as the international release date of Endless Scourge of Torment, which will be out through Hells Headbangers. Check out the recently released “Empty Eyes, Hollow Temples” here.
  • I Prevail have announced a massive two-leg tour with Pierce The Veil, Fit For A King, and others this coming September through November. Get the full scoop here.
  • To close out the day with anything other than the new Machine Head track wouldn’t be right, so the video for “Unhalløwed” is immediately below. As a reminder, Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn is out on August 26th via Nuclear Blast Records and Imperium Recordings.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Visions ov Hell: Haken – “Initiate”

There are far too many days around here at Nine Circles where progressive bands are essentially ignored.  As the resident old man (along with Caryn) it’s up to me to put forth the effort to include progressive acts such as Haken. With their new album Affinity scheduled for release on April 29, 2016, the band has, through their label Inside Out, stepped up the PR machine. In that vein of promotion Haken have now released a video for “Initiate” which is the second track (and first song) on their upcoming release. Continue reading

Initial Descent: April 21’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Initial Descent! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

April 21, 2015

Tribulation – The Children of the Night (Century Media)

tribulation - the children of the night

[full review]

Ølten – Mode (Hummus Records)

olten mode cover

[full review]

The TangentA Spark in the Aether (Inside Out)

the tangent a spark in the aether


[full review]

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 49!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Gruesome – Savage Land (Relapse) [full review]
  • Acid King – Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere (Svart) [full review]
  • Kult of Taurus – Adversarial Paths: The Sinister Essence (Forever Plagued) [full review]
  • Nocternity – Harps of the Ancient Temples (Iron Bonehead) [full review]
  • Danko Jones – Fire Music (Bad Taste/MRI)
  • Aelter – Aelter IV: Love Eternal (Pesanta Urfolk) [full review]