CANTO: Abysmal Dawn, My Dying Bride, Nailed To Obscurity, and More

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Long, long day. But I got Rammstein tickets!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 111 (1.11.2019)

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There are some people whose presence on this earth are so large that you can’t imagine living in a world without them. For the world of rock music, Neil Peart was one of those powers. When I was a young man I thought I couldn’t stand Rush, mostly due to my distaste of Geddy Lee’s voice. Thankfully I got over myself eventually, but even in my days when I didn’t like the band, I always counted Neal Peart as one of the best drummers I’ve ever heard. There’s no one, Rush fan or not, who I ever heard call him anything less than the best. I’m sad we won’t hear any more of him, but his legacy will be here forever.

Here are some tunes.

– Vincent

CANTO: Mark Morton, Carnifex, My Dying Bride, and More

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Whoa. A full sweep this week. I think?

  • Mark Morton has revealed the first single from his upcoming solo EP. It’s called “All I Had to Lose”, and man, it has feels. A reminder that Ether drops on January 17th via Rise Records.
  • Some stuff from Carnifex today. First, they said farewell to guitarist Jordan Lockrey. From there, I’ll take this moment to remind everyone about their upcoming Meta X North American Tour with 3Teeth, The Browning, and Skold. 
  • One more tour to announce this week. Micawber are touring the U.S. in April and May. There are 17 headlining dates as part of The Intoxication of Western Civilization Tour. Yay.
  • Remember way back on Monday when I said My Dying Bride were dropping a new video for “Your Broken Shore”? Well, here it is. The Ghost Of Orion is out on March 6th through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Kvelertak, My Dying Bride, Moloken, and More

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Ok, back in the swing of things.

  • Let’s start with my favorite thing of all time today. Kvelertak have dropped a new song and video called “Crack of Doom”. Better yet? It features Mastodon’s Troy Sanders. Splid is out February 14th through Rise Records.
  • My Dying Bride have opened 2020 with some good news. Their next album, The Ghost Of Orion, will be out in March. At the end of this week, they are planning to drop a new music video for a song called “Your Broken Shore” as well.
  • Gargoyl have signed on with Season of Mist (which is a decision I will always support, of course). And in line with that, they are planning a new album and some live performances later this year.
  • Finally, let’s wrap all this up with a new animated video from Moloken for a song called “Unbearable”. Their next album, Unveilance of Dark Matter drops on January 31st.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Ov… My Dying Bride

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News flash: Ya boy Old Thunder looooves metal of the sad, mopey sort. You shouldn’t be surprised at all that you’re seeing this. If you know me anyway, you were probably expecting it. My Dying Bride, one of the cornerstone bands for gothic/doom metal, have been a longtime favorite of mine since I first heard The Dreadful Hours many years ago. Given their extensive, decades-long catalog, it’s only fitting that they eventually the beloved Brits would end up in this column. It is my pleasure — nay, privilege — to present the Nine Circles Ov… My Dying Bride.  Continue reading