Lacuna Coil has announced a relatively brief run of shows on the West Coast with The Birthday Massacre, Blind Channel, and Edge of Paradise. Those dates are all in May, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
Satanic Warmaster has set December 30th as the international release date for Aamongandr, which will be out through Werewolf Records. Give “Bafomet” a listen here. Black metal… in all its glory.
Like I was saying, Metallica revealed a new track today titled “Lux Æterna”, the video of which is below. A new album, 72 Seasons, is slated for an April 14th release. I’m not sure if I was the only one completely caught off guard by this first track, but I definitely dig it. Fingers crossed for more good shit to come.
It haunts me. Teases me with brief glimpses and subtle hints of the delight to come. My every waking minute tears my attention in two directions: what is the present will become the past. But for how long? The clock only moves one hour, but what time will this all too-solid flesh remember?
(Yeah…I really am looking forward getting that extra hour of sleep)
Anyway, let’s get going with the 256th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist. I’m not going to burden you with more Darkthrone even though all I’ve been playing is Astral Fortress since it arrived on vinyl here at the compound. Instead we’re going to kick off with some new older school metal, starting with a 1-2 kick to the balls courtesy of Skull Fist and Riot City. Elsewhere we’re rocking with the tangy taste of Dead and Dreaming, …And Oceans, Devil’s Witches, Type O Negative, Mord ‘A’ Stigmata, a massive dose of death courtesy of a 3-way split between Lipoma, Trocar, and Fluids, some Trash Panda, Eyes of Eden, Lacuna Coil, and a host of music at the close to get to know our new writer Dan M. who just joined the 9C ranks.
Moving in a different direction, dark neo-folk collective Vévaki shared a new music video for “Heimdalagaldr”. Their sophomore full-length, Fórnspeki, drops on October 28th through Season of Mist, their debut with the label.
Closing out, we have the next offering from Comalies XX. Lacuna Coil shared a new video for “Swamped XX”, which you can view below. As a reminder, that reimagined classic will be out on October 14th through Century Media.
Clutch is popular, so we’ll jump there next. They unveiled a new single and video, titled “Slaughter Beach”, which can be viewed here. That track, naturally, is taken from Sunrise On Slaughter Beach, which drops one month from today through Weathermaker.
We’re going to close with something I’ve been anticipating for a bit now, and that is the latest from Stormruler. Their new album, Sacred Rites & Black Magick is set for an October 14th release through Napalm Records. Check out the video for the title track here. It rules.
Halestorm have added some summer and fall headlining and festival dates, which coincide with that massive tour with Evanescence. Those start in July and run into December. Get the full schedule, and tickets, here.
Netherbird will release their sixth full-length album, titled Arete, on August 6th through Eisenwald (a label I’ve become a huge fan of recently). Check out the new track, “Towers of the Night” right here.
We’ll close with Lacuna Coil, who released another new live track and video. This one is for “Veneficium”. That is, of course, taken from Live From The Apocalypse, which drops this coming Friday through Century Media.