CANTO: Wilderun, Dawn Of Solace, The World Without Us, and More

Wilderun

Tomorrow is going to be a long one. Anyway, not much to share here but I’m sure we’ll find something.

  • Most importantly, we’ll lead off with the Wilderun headlining tour, set to kick off on June 2nd in Atlanta, and wrapping up on the 10th in Boston. Tickets are available here. I’m really hoping to get to at least one of those dates. Wilderun rules.
  • Next up we have The World Without Us, who are releasing a new EP on July 8th, titled Body Forth. Check out the video for “Eden”, premiered by The Circle Pit. Side note: I bet the world without us would be a wonderful, wonderful place.
  • Hyperspace Metal Festival announced 2023 details, and they don’t suck! The Vancouver festival will feature Exmortus, Striker, Judicator and more, and is set for April 13th through 15th next year. Should be a good time. Here’s the ticket link.
  • We’ll wrap up our Monday with Dawn Of Solace, who are following up the January release of Flames Of Perdition with a new EP, titled Notes Of Perdition. That drops on May 20th through Noble Demon. Check out the acoustic studio video for “Event Horizon” directly below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Best of 2020: Chris’s Honorable Mention List

Best of 2020

It’s the beginning of the end. Of the year. This shitty, terrifying, mind-screw of a year. But you know what?  It’s also the beginning of list making, which by now (if you’ve been reading me over the last four years) you realize I relish even as I qualify and condition every list I make.  As per usual I kicked it off with a list of great albums that  – for various reasons – didn’t make my main lists, but that didn’t make them any less special.  Every album does that for me: even the ones I don’t connect with tell me something about how I connect with music, and sometimes that’s just as important as finding an album that does make that connection. Continue reading

CANTO: Schammasch, Judicator, Spirit Adrift, and More

judicator band 2020

I’m ready for another vacation… only one more day!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Judicator was July 2020’s Album of the Month!

FIFTY EPISODES! HOLY CRAP! I wish we could say we had something special planned for this milestone, but nope…it’s just another round of The Nine Circles Audio Thing. The gang gets together for July’s Album of the Month: the blistering power metal opus Let There Be Nothing by USPM masters Judicator.  Buke managed to wrangle Ian, Angela, Vince, and – in a rare sighting – DAN! Who incidentally had the pick for the month! Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 139 (8.1.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist. We’ve got a house full of new picks from Judicator, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, and much more. There’s bound to be something you’ll like in there, stop what are you waiting for?

– Vincent