CANTO: Moonspell, Fear Factory, Botanist, and More

I can tell this is going to be one of those awkward short weeks where I kinda wish it was a normal week because I have so much to do. Alas.

  • Let’s start with some gothic metal. Crematory released a new single with visualizer, titled “Rest In Peace”. Give that a listen and watch here. Their latest album, Inglorious Darkness, is out now through Napalm Records.
  • Dark metal masters Moonspell have announced a North American tour where they’ll be joined by Eleine, Oceans of Slumber, and Vintersea. Those dates run from April 29 through May 25, and tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Fear Factory have officially named their new vocalist, one Milo Silvestro. You can watch the documentary reveal here. Don’t forget that they’ll be on the road with headliners Static-X over the next couple of months.
  • Spectral Lore is a thing I like, so let’s go there next. The Greek atmospheric black metal act is releasing a new EP, 11 Days, on March 21. That collection’s opening track, “Moloch”, is streaming over at Invisible Oranges.
  • Closing out, we have a new track from Botanist titled “Angel’s Trumpet”, which you can stream below. Their forthcoming album, VIII: Selenotrope, drops on May 19 through Prophecy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 247 (9.3.2022)

Big week for big releases. I must have listened to that Megadeth album five more times after writing up my maiden voyage with the album for the site. Now it’s been a steady diet of Blind Guardian, King Buffalo and the Motörhead tribute Whitespade from the guy behind Midnight. The heavy is strong this week, indeed.

But it’s not all about me. The team has some massive tracks to share as well, from bands like Goatwhore, Armed for Apocalypse, some true insanity from Fluids, as well as the latest from Devin Townsend, Wolfbrigade, Escarnium, Crippled Black Phoenix and Cloakroom. Throw in the latest single from All Them Witches, a classic track from Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as Pantera, Moonspell and Killswitch Engage and, well…you got yourself this week’s playlist.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.


CANTO: Cave In, Pyrithe, Ithaca, and More

Slowly, but surely, I am catching up on life.

  • We’ll open with the latest from Cave In. The second single from Heavy Pendulum was unveiled today, titled “Blinded By A Haze”. And yes, it’s another good one. As a reminder, that album is out on May 20th through Relapse Records.
  • If you missed it, Pyrithe announced details surrounding their long-awaited debut full-length not too long ago. Monuments To Impermanence is out on April 29th through Gilead Media, and today they shared a new single through Decibel. Give “Ekphrastik I” a listen here.
  • Pivoting to some tour news for the sake of mixing things up, Moonspell have announced North American dates with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall. Those dates are in August and September, and tickets are available here.
  • Ithaca shared a new track today, titled “In The Way”, which is the opener from They Fear Us. Their second album is set for a July 29th release through Hassle Records.
  • Texas death/black metal act Haunter shared a clip from “Chained At The Helm Of Eschaton”, a track taken from Discarnate Ails. That album drops next month through Profound Lore.
  • Closing with new material from Clutch feels like the right thing to do, so here’s the video for “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)”. Fun fact, that video was directed by David Brodsky. Of course, it’s can be streamed here as well.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Wolves In The Throne Room, Obsidian Kingdom, Tomorrow’s Rain, and More


“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Rotting Christ, Tribulation, Ozzy, and More


I’m listening to Agalloch. That is all.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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