CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Swallow The Sun, Imperial Triumphant, and More

And as our journey around the flat circle of time continues, we have reached another weekend.

  • As is the case with most Fridays, we have a couple videos to share. And the first one is pretty awesome, featuring a Killswitch Engage performance of “Us Against the World” from their streaming performance at the Worcester Palladium.
  • Fit For An Autopsy have announced a new album, Oh What The Future Holds, which will be out on January 14th through Nuclear Blast. Check out the NSFW video for the first single from that album, “Far From Heaven”, right here.
  • Here’s a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years”, brought to you by Beyond the Black. I haven’t listened to it yet, so if you check it out, do share how it went. Please and thanks.
  • It’d be a mistake to leave out Imperial Triumphant news. They announced a new live album, An Evening with Imperial Triumphant, which will be out on November 26th through Century Media.
  • We’ll close out the week with the new video from Swallow The Sun for “Woven Into Sorrow”. Moonflowers is set for a November 19th release through Century Media, and pre-orders for the record officially went live today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Embracing the Descent: September 5 – 11, 2021

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Been awhile since we did one of these. Extra day off, extra time, all that jazz. Whatever. You know how this rolls, we pick a fresh batch of albums that struck a chord and you go binge on them. Simple, right? We don’t need to tell you but will anyway; 2021 has given us some gems and will continue to do so and for that we all need to thank the dark lord that bands are even still making music after the shit everyone has been through and still going through. New favorites are coming out every week with no end in sight. This week we’ve got five that struck like lightning; two of them are from last week, but demand your prompt attention. Head inside to see what’s in store and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent.

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CANTO: Iron Maiden, Necronautical, Act of Denial, and More

I have returned from California. What a nice thing that is.

  • Iron Maiden news doesn’t quite excite me like it used to, but that’s quite alright. Their 17th studio album will be another double album (which is… fine, I guess) titled Senjutsu. Pre-orders start on July 21st, with September 3rd set as the release date. Check out the clip for “The Writing On The Wall” if you want. There’s a lot going on in a very good way.
  • Municipal Waste have announced some dates later this year. They’ll be joining Volbeat for a couple nights in early October, as well as a run of shows with Circle Jerks in December. Any of these would be a ton of fun to attend… if they happen to fall in your particular region of the country.
  • Let’s toss in the latest from Act of Denial, titled “Your Dark Desires”. There are some big names in that project, for example Ron Thal Bumblefoot on this track, so I like keeping up. Negative is out on August 13th through Crusaders and Golden Robot Records.
  • We can wrap up with a little bit of black metal. Here is the new video from Necronautical for “Necropsychonautics”. That track is taken from Slain In The Spirit, which is set for an August 20th release through Candlelight and Spinefarm. Pre-order it here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 190 (7.17.2021)

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Good morning and welcome to another exciting Nice Circles mixtape. This week, we bring you new singles from Iron Maiden, King Woman, Four Stroke Baron, and many, many more. Plus, classic Baroness, Bloc Party, and lo-fi sad boy jams to cover all your bases. Check it out at the link below.

We’ll see you in a couple of weeks; the mixtape is taking a short break while our intrepid Editor in Chief takes a much needed vacation.

– Vincent

CANTO: Osi and the Jupiter, Dawn Of Solace, Body Count, and More

Third consecutive days in the 90s, and I didn’t skip a single run. Dumb!

  • Osi and the Jupiter, one of my favorite discoveries in the last couple of years, have set the release date for their fourth album, Stave. That will be out on August 27th through Eisenwald on CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. Check out the new track and video, “Folk of the Woods”, right now. Now where is my pre-order link???
  • Voyager have announced a new special virtual show which they’ve titled “A Voyage Through Time”. The show will air on Sunday, September 5th, a date that also celebrates the launch of Voyager 1. Tickets can be acquired here, and more details are to follow soon (I hope).
  • Dawn Of Solace, the solo project of gothic death/doom icon Tuomas Saukkonen, has set November 12th as the release date for Flames of Perdition. The third album under that project will be out through Noble Demon, and can be pre-saved/ordered here.
  • Iron Maiden covers are entertaining, so I’ll link in this version of “Flight of Icarus” from White Wizzard. The track features regular touring vocalist Mikey Dean Gremio (ex-Cellador), which is a fun fact of sorts.
  • And we’ll wrap up with the latest fan-created Body Count video for “The Hate Is Real”. That’s the second such version for that track, which is taken from Carnivore (Century Media). Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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