Episode 64 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing kicks off 2021 with a bang, as the gang waxes poetic about the latest from Swedish prog/goth/death rock/kitchen sink outfit Tribulation, whose new album Where the Gloom Becomes Sound has folks in a tizzy. Buke again assumes the captains chair and leads the chase with the usual suspects, and introduces newest member of the 9C gang Didrik to the insanity.Continue reading
I was going to skip this post today, but there’s way too much fun happening out there!
- We’ll start with Arrival Of Autumn, who released a cover of Ozzy’s “Bark At The Moon”. It’s definitely a new take on the classic, so I’m curious what everyone thinks.
- Green Carnation are staying active with a new single released today. “The World Without a View”, recorded entirely during lockdown, is available now through Bandcamp.
- Fuming Mouth have signed on with Nuclear Blast and released a new song called “Master of Extremity”. They have a new EP, titled Beyond The Tomb, slated for a release next Friday.
- Tribulation dropped a video for their new single, “Leviathans”, which you can check out below. More importantly, pre-orders are up for their next album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, which is out on January 29th through Metal Blade.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Not much small talk to be found. It’s early. And, I’m only on my second pot of coffee. So, let’s skip it. Now, if you’re an Enslaved fan, this is the week you’ve (we’ve) been waiting for as their fifteenth full length lands on Friday. It’s epic but that’s a surprise to literally no one. Anaal Nathrakh return with their most varied output to date and dare I say their most…progressive? On first blush it seems that way but you’ll have to decide for yourself—you know, your own opinion. Gorephilia nail the 90s death metal aesthetic and Fate plug into some seriously high voltage metal and punk to close out the top slots with a BANG. You know the drill by now but just in case, there’s a ton more to dig into below so go shuck cash at these artists and support them.Continue reading
“To truly understand the essence of antiquity, learn the lore of the land. Become the atavist. Embark on a journey through the aeons of time.”
- The Ocean have unveiled new details behind the release of Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, which will be out on September 25th through Metal Blade and Pelagic Records. You can also listen to a new track, titled “Jurassic | Cretaceous”, and this may come as a surprise, but it’s really friggin’ good.
- Emma Ruth Rundle dropped a new track today called “Staying Power”. This one was actually recorded during the On Dark Horses sessions, but wasn’t released until now. It can be purchased at this location, if you feel so inclined.
- Saor has announced reissues of Roots and Aura through Season of Mist. The release dates are scheduled for August 21st and September 11th, respectively. They can be pre-ordered now at this location.
- And we will close with this new video from Psycroptic for “Beyond The Black”. That one is taken from the 2018 album, As The Kingdom Drowns, available through Prosthetic Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
At least I can still spend time outside?
- Alright, let’s start with some clarifying updates from Enslaved. Their next album, Utgard, will drop sometime this fall. They made the decision to postpone the release a bit with Nuclear Blast. The good news is that the first track and video will be ready for May 22nd.
- Cirith Ungol unveiled a new track today called “Before Tomorrow”. That one is taken from Forever Black, which is out on April 24th through Metal Blade (and marks the first collection of new material in 29 years).
- Okkultokrati are releasing their next record, titled La Ilden Lyse, sometime in May through Southern Lord Recordings. I don’t know the specific date, but the good news is you can listen to a new song called “Kiss of Death” right now.
- Finally, we’ll close with the latest video from Architectural Genocide for “Gorge on Deceased”. That little number was taken from Cordyceptic Anthropomorph, which dropped on March 13th through Comatose Music.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”