The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 243 (8.6.2022)

Thanks Fearless Editor Josh™ for covering the last two weeks of the playlist while I was away. I survived on a steady diet of alcohol and 80s thrash, and I *think* I got most of it out of my system by now.

Anyway, we’re gonna streamline this thing moving forward. You got tracks from the likes of Warforged, City of Caterpillar, Krisiun, and Amon Amarth, not to mention a whole lot of other stuff that may or may not be heavy. I mean, it’s the 243rd edition of the Nine Circles playlist, after all. What else did you expect? Well, since I’m back maybe you expected some classic rock or maybe some 80s thrash. We’ll see. There will definitely be some Boris, that’s for damn sure…maybe some Incantation, Night Eternal, you know – stuff like that.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.


Nine Circles ov…Albums I Missed While on Vacation

Can’t a guy take a few weeks off with dozens upon dozens of new albums being scattered into the winds? Thank the heavens for Ian and Angela, who covered (and covered me) with reviews of Ithaca, Imperial Triumphant, and Wailin Storms so I was able to read up and listen while burning to a crisp in Mexico. But – like every week – that was just the tip of the iceberg for heavy music, so for this edition of Nine Circles ov… let’s play a quick game of catch-up with a bunch of releases from the past two weeks we didn’t cover on the site.

I have coffee and copious amounts of aloe vera applied to various appendages. Let’s do this.

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CANTO: Blind Guardian, Krisiun, The Night Flight Orchestra, and More

This post is only dropping because I needed a break from work in the early afternoon.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Initial Descent: July 24 – 30, 2022


We’ve featured some best of mid year picks recently and thinking about those along with my own running list I keep throughout each year, it is absurd how much really good metal we’ve been handed thus far in 2022. I mean, ABSURD… in a good way of course. And, the last half is looking pretty damn good as well. So, there’s that. Speaking of good stuff, this week’s list of new releases offer up more of that from Krisiun, Triumvir Foul, Chat Pile, and Grima. As usual though, there’s a loaded list that follows these four that are certainly worth exploring. Go do that and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Arch Enemy, Krisiun, Conan, and More

One. More. Day.

  • We’re going to bookend this roundup with Century Media happenings, and the first item comes from Krisiun. A new single from Mortem Solis was unveiled today, titled “Swords Into Flesh”. Check out the lyric video. Oh, also, that album is out July 29th if you needed the reminder.
  • England doom veterans Conan are releasing Evidence of Immortality on August 19th through Napalm Records, and today they shared a video for “Righteous Alliance”. And let me tell you, it is an absolute monster.
  • Wake has a series of record release shows for Thought Form Descent coming up, followed by a few September stops in the Midwest. That album is out on July 22nd through Metal Blade, and we’re excited about it… so consider this yet another reminder of that.
  • Over in the black metal world, Sorgteid revealed the first track from Natt av Tusen Dödsfall, titled “Havet Djupare än Sorg”. I copy and pasted both of those things. Anyway. That album is out later this year through Werewolf Records.
  • A new video from Arch Enemy sounds fun, so the clip for “In The Eye Of The Storm” is below. They sure have a reputation of pushing out a ton of music videos, and I’m not particularly upset by it. Deceivers is out through Century Media on August 12th.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”