CANTO: Crown The Empire, Anthrax, Black Label Society, and More

Coming at you really late tonight because there was just that much going on today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 225 (4.02.2022)

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We’re back, and it feels like Spring is really starting to take a hold. I’ve been re-organizing my vinyl collection the past few days, figuring out just where the hell everything is going to fit and how I’m going to explain to my wife why I need to take over another room before the next stack arrives. First world problems to be sure, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use it to kick off the 225th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, you know?

We’re gonna kick things off with some of the surprises I’ve discovered the last week, starting with new music from Michael Romeo, who brings the heavy prog I crave from Symphony X on his new solo joint. Anton ups the tech factor with some ripping new Inanimate Existence and follows it up with Luminous Vault and Lustmord collaborating with The Ocean. Josh digs into the dank earth of death metal to give light to Analepsy, Visceral Explosion, and Flesh Configuration before shaking things up a bit with Downcross and Real Steel. Vincent goes wide as usual with the newest single from Devil Master, Tzompantli, Falls of Rauros and deep cut from the Pieces of April soundtrack by Stephin Merrit. Hera returns to the playlist and brings Ibaraki, Ghost, Terzij de Horde, Playgrounded, Sadist, and something I’m assuming is called You May Kiss the Bride? I don’t know..it’s heavy though! Next up is Angela bringing some long awaited new music from Meshuggah as well as Frayle, Amenra, and Bhleg. Once again bringing up rear guard is Buke, and he’s chock full of great stuff, from the new Haunt single to some real old classic Opeth, Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse, Autopsy, and finally some truly classic prog in the way of the might Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Cradle of Filth, Bewitcher, Slaegt, and More

What a stupidly annoying Monday today was.

  • We can start with a new tour announcement, featuring Bewitcher and Nite. Those dates out west run through April, kicking off on the 17th in Boise. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Danish collective Slaegt unveiled a new lyric video for “Deceived By An Amethyst” (technically Friday, I believe), which you can watch here. That’s a track taken from their new album, Goddess, which is out now through Century Media.
  • Nighted, the new black metal synthwave duo featuring Ivo Henzi (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie), have released their debut single. “Aeons” is available through Klang Machine Records, with a new album titled Absence on the way as well.
  • Luminous Vault have a new album coming in the near future. Animate the Emptiness will be out on May 20th through Profound Lore, and “Regeneration” is available for streaming right now.
  • Why yes, we will close with the new video from Cradle of Filth. Taken from Existence Is Futile, check out the clip for “How Many Tears To Nurture A Rose?” below. That video premiered as part of their “Infernal Vernal Equinox Deadstream”, and now it’s available to everyone, which is cool.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 49

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After two weeks away, it’s time for another CONCERT POD®! (Not actually ®) The guys chat about recent live shows from Dragged Into SunlightThe Tallest Man on Earth and Inter Arma, all of which — spoiler alert! — kicked ass. Plus, new albums from Anicon and, well…Inter Arma! (It’s a pretty solid episode for the dudes from Richmond, all told.)

All that and much, much more in Episode 49, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan