The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 247 (9.3.2022)

Big week for big releases. I must have listened to that Megadeth album five more times after writing up my maiden voyage with the album for the site. Now it’s been a steady diet of Blind Guardian, King Buffalo and the Motörhead tribute Whitespade from the guy behind Midnight. The heavy is strong this week, indeed.

But it’s not all about me. The team has some massive tracks to share as well, from bands like Goatwhore, Armed for Apocalypse, some true insanity from Fluids, as well as the latest from Devin Townsend, Wolfbrigade, Escarnium, Crippled Black Phoenix and Cloakroom. Throw in the latest single from All Them Witches, a classic track from Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as Pantera, Moonspell and Killswitch Engage and, well…you got yourself this week’s playlist.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Accept, Lamb of God, Lybica, and More


Still shaking out the FITM cobwebs. In a good way. I wish I could say it’s nice to be home and back at work but… I’m not so sure it is.

  • Leading, we have news surrounding the first U.S. Accept tour in a decade. The dates run from September 29 through October 29, and include some meet and greet packages. Get the full scoop right here.
  • In other North American tour news, we have Wormhole, who will be joining the Shadow Of Intent headlining tour this coming October with the likes of Enterprise Earth and Inferi. All the dates can be found here.
  • Lybica, the new project featuring Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley on guitar, have revealed details surrounding the self-titled debut album. The release date is set for September 16, and it will be available through Metal Blade. Check out the video for “Manifest” right now.
  • This performance video for “Hyperventilating” from Voyager is also worth checking out. They’ll be releasing the full virtual performance, A Voyage Through Time, on August 26 through Season of Mist.
  • Lamb of God unveiled a video for “Omens” today, the title-track from their upcoming new album. Check it out below. That record drops on October 7 through Epic Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Lamb of God, Boris, Hexed, and More

A few days of calm, before I’m back on the road this coming Thursday.

  • By far the biggest news of the day emerged from the Lamb of God camp. First off, their next album, Omens, is set to arrive on October 7th through Epic Records. Keep an eye out for “Nevermore” this coming Friday. And then from there, they also announced a massive headlining tour in September and October with the likes of Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Fit For An Autopsy and more (depending on the date).
  • Not really sure where to go from there to be honest. Oh, new stuff from Boris! “Question 1” has been unveiled, a track that will appear on Heavy Rocks. That album is set for an August 12th release through Relapse.
  • From there, we also have new material from Hexed. The first single from Pagans Rising, titled “Repentance”, is available for your listening pleasure now. That album is set for a release later this year through ViciSolum Productions. That date is still TBD as far as I am aware.
  • And we’ll close out our Monday with some doom. This is Monasterium, with their new track titled “Cimmeria”. Cold Are The Graves is out this coming Friday through Nine Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Inhuman Condition, The Halo Effect, Killswitch Engage, and More

Happy Friday, everyone! I have nothing further to add beyond that.

  • So this is awesome. Crowbar is touring with Spirit Adrift this summer, beginning July 16th and running through August 27th. Not sure how I missed this update earlier in the week. Alas, no stops right in my backyard, but where there’s a will… there’s a way.
  • The Halo Effect unveiled another new single, titled “The Needless End”. Curiously, after loving the first single, I kind of lost sight of this project. Regardless, their debut album, titled Days Of The Lost, is out on August 12th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Killswitch Engage shared more material from their Live at the Palladium streaming event, so we’ll jump there next. Here is the clip for “As Sure as the Sun Will Rise”. That performance is available for the first time digitally today through Metal Blade.
  • Haunt are releasing their seventh full-length album, Windows of Your Heart, on July 1st through Iron Grip and Church Recordings, and today they unveiled a new lyric video for “Mercenaries”.
  • We’re going to wrap up with the ferocious new track from Inhuman Condition, titled “I’m Now The Monster”. That’s the third single taken from Fearsick, which is out on July 15th through Listenable Insanity Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Inexorum, Killswitch Engage, The Machinist, and More

Did you miss me? …Of course you didn’t.

  • We’ll start out with Gilead Media, which I subscribe to for some reason. Anyway, Inexorum have announced a new album, Equinox Vigil. That’s set for a June 17th release, and the title track is streaming over at Decibel.
  • As we all know by now, Killswitch Engage are releasing Live at the Palladium on June 3rd through Metal Blade. Taken from that collection is this new video for “Vide Infra”, one of my favorite KSE track’s ever.
  • The Machinist have unveiled details surrounding their second album. All is Not Well is set for a July 8th release through Prosthetic Records, and the title track is streaming over at Metal Injection right now.
  • Alright, let’s check out some live material from Powerwolf. This is the live action version of “Venom of Venus”, taken from The Monumental Mass – A Cinematic Metal Event. That will be out on July 8th through Napalm Records, for those interested.
  • Eyehategod has some tour dates coming up, so we’ll acknowledge that with their latest video. This one is for “Every Thing, Every Day”. That, of course, is taken from A History of Nomadic Behavior, which dropped last year through Century Media.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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