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.


Initial Descent: August 8 – 14, 2021

Eyes of Perdition by Krook9
Eyes of Perdition

We’re officially past the halfway point of 2021, it’s swamp ass hot, and live shows are all of a sudden on thin ice again. What the fresh hell is this?! Don’t answer that, but just keep your ears on all the excellent metal this year has had, and will have, to offer. On that note, this week’s batch of shiny new tunes includes a debut EP from Eyes of Perdition that’s heavy on death metal, boils over with hardcore attitude and is fantastic all the way through, Infex hits all the early Testament thrash feels, Lorna Shore shreds eardrums with their sick deathcore, and Ænigmatum offer up some speedy, melodic, and technical death metal. Yep, another killer week here in the new metal roundup, and of course, there’s tons more to be found in the list below. Get after it.

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CANTO: Lorna Shore, Teeth, Hexen, and More

Dang, whole lotta stuff to go through in the inbox this evening. Weird.

  • We’ll lead off with a tour (maybe two), because monitoring those will be interesting for the next several months I think. Lorna Shore have a number of U.S. dates lined up in September and October, with support from Enterprise EarthSentinels and Crown Magnitar. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Los Angeles extreme metal crew Teeth unveiled a nasty new single today. “Dreamless Hieroglyphs” is streaming over at Invisible Oranges, a track taken from Finite. That new album is set for a November 26th release through Translation Loss Records, in case you needed a reminder.
  • For the thrash fans out there, you might be intrigued to know that Hexen is reissuing their 2008 debut, State of Insurgency. The first vinyl and cassette runs (CDs will be available as well) of that album will be available on September 17th through M-Theory Audio.
  • Progressive stoner rock band Ealdor Bealu have signed on with Metal Assault Records, and are planning a new album release in early 2022. Better yet, they’ve also announced a new run of shows, scheduled from September 30th through October 9th. All on that other coast, unfortunately for me.
  • I’ve been listening to a lot of Rammstein lately (see also: always), so here’s a cover of “Sonne” as presented by Black Satellite. Check it out below. Seriously though… I’m curious what people think of it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 186 (6.19.2021)

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Welcome back to another Saturday morning, metal maniacs. This week, we have NEW CARCASS AT LONG LAST NEW CARCASS, a ripping goth rock monster from Unto Others, more from the upcoming Unreqvited album, and much more. Drop out and tune in below.

– Vincent

Quickies: Lord Dying Offer Up a New Tune; Fallujah Tour News and More

Busy day for us here at Horns Up today! A #tbt, an album review, even a little “breaking news” update this afternoon about that new Leviathan song! I like the idea of doing more timely news updates—and if you do, too, you should come do them for us! But until we can do so on a more regular basis, you’re stuck with our daily Quickies wrap-ups. Which brings us here: it’s Quickies time—let’s see what we missed in the metal world today!

  • Speaking of bands putting out new songs today, Lord Dying did just that as well! Check out “Offering Pain” here.
  • Fallujah has announced a spring tour with Archspire and Lorna Shore, and seriously, what the hell is it with this band and playing New York-area shows out in goddamn AMITYVILLE? That’s two tours in a row. Fix your shit.
  • Some news for any ’80s hair metal heads out there: (I mean, they have to exist, right?) it looks like Stephen Pearcy may have quit Ratt for good. Excuse me while I carry on giving no fucks either way.
  • Apparently, Sister Sin vocalist Liv Jagrell is going to appear in Penthouse magazine. This raises one question: what the hell is a Sister Sin?
  • Your move, Rick Allen.
  • And finally, had your dose of intentionally-bad (I’m assuming?) metal videos yet today? No? Well, we’ve got you covered with one from a band called Frozen By Fire. Check out “Driving Me Insane:”

Hat tip to the guys at Lambgoat for bringing that one to our attention. Anyway, that’ll do it for now. Check back tomorrow for more!


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