The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 74 (04.06.2019)

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Like Stephen Tyler said, ‘I’m back in the saddle again.’  Thanks to Josh for once again picking up this column while I was off on my sojourn to the Pacific Northwest.  I fought no demon hordes in my tenure there (although I did steal a couple souls…), just a lot of hiking, sightseeing, and stuffing my face with doughnuts and beer.  As all good vacations should be.  And now, back to business.  We have a ton of good tunes for you on this week’s playlist, so dive right in and see what’s been running through our collective headphones lately.

– Vincent

CANTO: 30 seconds of Ghost, a month-plus of Toxic Holocaust & Lord Dying, and more!

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Six damn posts today. And it would have been seven if I’d had time to finish the podcast last night. (Look for that sometime tomorrow.) Either way, it’s an exhausting cap to what’s been an exhausting week, so naturally in my exhaustion, I’m heading off to Saint Vitus later tonight to stand on my feet for four more hours and listen to some black metal. Woof. Anyway, here’s what we missed today:

  • Not one to be outdone by Iron Maiden’s “release-30-seconds-of-a-new-song” approach, Ghost issued about that much of another track from their upcoming albumMeliora. It’s called “Absolution,” and it’s…fine, I guess? Hard to tell with only 30 seconds.
  • Toxic Holocaust and Lord Dying announced a mammoth, month-plus tour run beginning at the end of August.
  • Sad about Obscura dropping off the Summer Slaughter tour? Here’s some good news: the band’s finished their new album!
  • Apparently, Guns ‘N’ Roses are still a thing, so it comes as little surprise that their revolving door of lineup changes would be, too. The latest casualty? Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal — otherwise known as the only talented one in the bunch.
  • And finally, The Sword released a new song earlier today. Here’s “Mist and Shadow”:

Good god, that was boring. Oh well, I’m off to see False, Thou and Fórn. Oh, and Sunrot, I guess. Later, kids.

Keep it heavy,

Quickes: Darkest Hour’s 20th Anniversary Tour, Megadeth’s New Guitarist… and More Tours!


Hey, it’s basically my Friday… but Thursday! So I’m gonna get these taken care of then find better things to do. Apathy!

That video takes the song to a whole new level. I approve.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Quickies: Metallica’s money woes, Mustaine & Adler’s taco date, and RIP AJ Pero

The week’s over, so let’s make these, well…quick. Here are today’s Quickies—let’s see what we missed in the metal world:

  • Very sad news from the Twisted Sister camp today, as drummer A.J. Pero passed away at age 55. Rest in peace, A.J.
  • Needed further fuel on the rumor that Chris Adler‘s working with Megadeth? Photographic evidence has surfaced of the Lamb of God drummer on a “taco date” with Dave Mustaine. Hmmm…
  • A new report suggests that the members of Metallica have, since 2010, lost more money than they’ve made. Which…when you focus your efforts on an ill-conceived concert film and the worst album of your career…tends to happen.
  • SHOTS FIRED: In a new interview, Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum called bands like Limp Bizkit or KoRn “bad music.” Basically…these guys are awesome at calling stuff like it is. Remember Mike Patton’s rant against Wolfmother?
  • In case you missed it yesterday, Misery Index and Lord Dying are going to be touring in April! May 1 at St. Vitus would be fantastic if I wasn’t going out of town. Balls.

Honestly, not seeing many (/any) good videos today, so I’ll leave you there. Check back tomorrow for Episode 44!

Keep it heavy,


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Quickies: New song from Barren Earth, New video from Lord Dying, and Oderus Urungus in Mortal Kombat?

Happy Friday, everyone. Let’s get right into it.

Good fun right there. Anyway, I’m out.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.