The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 237 (6.25.2022)

“But wait, Chris! What happened to Episode 236 of the Nine Circles Playlist?!”

Sometimes playlists are just too wild to be contained on the webpage of a humble music blog. Even now, if you listen closely between the high pitched whine of the street lamps you can hear the fading tremolo picking and blast beats of a runaway playlist, foraging on the remains of boy bands (rest in peace, BTS) and the tattered remnants of forgotten 00s dub step. If you love something, set it free…but if you simply forget to post something at least make the story fun.

Anyway, let’s talk about the much more present edition, which is literally below for you to relish with your favorite accoutrements. Josh is kicking it off with the latest from Megadeth…maybe the best song they’ve done in 15 years or more. And if that doesn’t rock your world, the new Krisiun is even more brutal. Followed with a hefty dose of Lorna Shore you should be off to a great start. Anton gleefully shoves some Antigama, Aenaon, and Xenoglyph to ensure you have 100% of your extreme intake complete. Vincent gets a massive track from Scarcity on and is slowly fulfilling an unspoken promise to feature every track from Bloc Party‘s debut in the playlist. Hera fuels my nightmares with something called AWS which I am assured is not Amazon Web Services…unless it is? She also has White Ward, Apocalyptica, Leprous, and a great collaboration between Trent Reznor and Danny Elfman. Ian brings in some great new music from the likes of Wake, Saor, and Russian Circles, as well as a classic banger from Alexisonfire to celebrate the release of their new album. Finally Angela returns as a voice of calm and serenity, giving us soothing lullabies from the likes of Deathwhite, Silent Majority, Stay Inside, and Aptera, which I’ve also been enjoying immensely.

As for me? I’ll end the playlist this week with a few tracks you can expect to see me review in the coming weeks.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Krisiun, Dreadnought, Megadeth, and More

Best Megadeth I’ve heard in a long time? Best Megadeth I’ve heard in a long time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Krisiun, Bullet For My Valentine, Executioner’s Mask, and More

The good news is that I’m only a couple of days away from being caught up on photos.

  • Let’s start with Krisiun, something I’m fairly excited about. The Brazilian death metal trio are releasing a new studio album on July 29th through Century Media titled Mortem Solis. Check out the first new material from that album, “Serpent Messiah”, right now.
  • Executioner’s Mask revealed a new track and video from Winterlong. Check out the visualizer for “Hart Island” here, and be sure to keep an eye out for that new album, which drops on June 17th through Profound Lore.
  • Black metal/synthwave project Nighted, which features Ivo Henzi (ex-Eluveitie, Cellar Darling), shared their third single, titled “Nighted”. Check it out here, and get ready for the release of their debut album, Absence. More information to come, I’m sure.
  • Bullet For My Valentine are releasing a deluxe version of their self-titled album on August 5th through Spinefarm/Search and Destroy, and that announcement comes with a new video for “Stitches”. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 194 (8.28.2021)

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Another Saturday is upon us which means another mixtape of tunes we haven’t been able to get enough of this past week. For this edition we’ve got Krisiun and some classics from Opeth and Grand Magus, new Rivers of Nihil, Deafheaven, Lingua Ignota, Bizarre, and a ton more. Take this playlist with you wherever you go and for whatever you’re doing today, it’s fit for warriors, players, drinkers…and everyone in between.

Josh

Initial Descent: September 2 – 8, 2018

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Krisiun

We’re hitting you with this one on Labor Day so hopefully all of today’s visitors have the day off and the time to actually go through this list of new releases. That also means NO MONDAY BLUES. Until tomorrow. Ugh. Nevermind that for now, keep reading.

Starting us off is everyone’s favorite Brazilians Krisiun with their eleventh full length, Scourge of the Enthroned, and honestly if it weren’t for the rest of this list, I could make a home inside their robust ass kicking death metal. But, there’s MA’s Morne up next with To the Night Unknown and I’m not sure if you’ve been following this band or not but you’ll want to now —- this band is doing truly amazing and unique things with doom and post-metal. And then there’s Pig Destroyer who cut the strings on a six year silence with the abrasive yet instantly catchy Head Cage, one thing I’ve learned over the past several years is these guys can do no wrong and whether you’re into grindcore or not GET THIS ALBUM. And on top of all that is And All Will Be Desolation from Allfather which I have tagged below as beard metal – it’s in their catch phrase, look it up – but in reality this thing is a smorgasbord of sludge, death metal and beat down hardcore that is the best work this UK band has done to date, check out “Citadels” for proof – good god man.

I told you today was good. And you haven’t sent the rest yet, much more of this to come below. If you’re off, enjoy and happy Labor Day. If you’re working…well, that sucks and happy Labor Day anyway. See you here throughout the week. Continue reading