The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 228 (4.23.2022)

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As I write this it’s a few short hours until the next Record Store Day. I’m not normally the type to burst to my LRS in the dawn light just to snag an overpriced variant, but when you have sweet reissues from Opeth and Voivod, plus the debut of The Lord from Greg Anderson, well…you know I have to set the alarm for that, right?

So yeah…we’re gonna kick off the 228th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with what you can expect from those heavyweights, but we got more of the concrete coming straight for your head. Anton welcomes new music from Exocrine, Misanthropic Rage, and Ufomammut to the playlist while Josh doubles down on the brutality with Black Braid, Crypticus, Paganizer, Butchers Burial and a killer new track from site favorite Spirit Adrift. Vincent is knee-deep in his Pyrithe review, so he’s serving up some of their music along with Ultha, Orville Peck, and some classic New Order. Ian returns to the playlist with some Kardashev and Gojira, along with a healthy dose of the Pixies and some Planning for Burial. Angela is digging the latest from Tribulation and…wouldn’t you know it? For the first time, so am I! And she also has Mountaineer and Telekinetic Yeti bringing up the rear for this week.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Kardashev, Blut Aus Nord, and More

To reference Nathan Explosion, summer (or spring) colds are the worst.

  • When Spirit Adrift announces new things, it’s only right that we start with that. 20 Centuries Gone, a collection featuring two new tracks along with six covers, will be out on August 19th through Century Media. Check out the premiere of “Sorcerer’s Fate” here. It’s predictably awesome.
  • Arizona deathgaze crew Kardashev are releasing a new full-length on June 10th through Metal Blade, titled Liminal Rite. They shared a vocal playthrough for “Compost Grave-Song”, and preorders for the album are available here.
  • And then we have Severe Torture, who have emerged from a 12 year long hiatus. Their new EP, Fisting the Sockets, drops on June 10th through Season of Mist. Check out the title-track from that effort right here.
  • Next up we’ll explore some psychedelic thrash, in the form of Sadistic Ritual. Check out the premiere of “Maelstrom of Consciousness” over at Distorted Sound. The Enigma, Boundless is set for a May 20th release through Prosthetic Records.
  • Lastly, here’s the latest from Blut Aus Nord, “Tales Of The Old Dreamer”. Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses is out on May 20th through Debemur Morti Productions.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 181 (5.15.2021)

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The work week is over, for some of us, and for some of you. But, we all still need a playlist…er, mixtape of stuff that lends well with beers, work, cutting grass, or doing whatever you’re doing. Enter Volume 181 of our “around the water cooler in the back office tracks” we’ve been loving this week to save the day. We’ve got some bowel moving Fluids, and other amazing death metal in the form of Morbific and Killing Addiction, and of course, some The Mountain Goats from brother Vince. We’ve also got Suidakra, Kardashev, Ophidian I, Gojira, and a ton of other tracks to make today better. Point your cursor to that play button below and crack a cold one, you’ve earned it.

– Josh

Album Review: Kardashev — “The Baring of Shadows”

Astute readers of this site might recognize that I have already written some words about Kardashev and their monumental EP The Baring of Shadows.  When I think about the releases that I missed in 2020, The Baring of Shadows was one that made me feel like I needed to actually write something about it, simply because of how hard I was kicking myself for foregoing the chance to talk about music that touched me so deeply.  Naturally, then, when the EP got a major label reissue, I knew I couldn’t let this chance slip through my fingers a second time.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 169 (2.20.2021)

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Hello and welcome again to another Saturday morning mixtape. This week, we have the excellent new single from Gojira, my favorite Sad Boy Jams, and quite a bit more metalcore than we’ve had on here in a while. Check it out below.

– Vincent