The Third Circle of Bandcamp: August 2020 Edition

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Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.  You got ’em, I got ’em, but more pertinent to this post Charles has ’em, so I’m jumping in to put together a batch of great music you can find on the grand poobah of digital music, Bandcamp.  We got metal, we got stuff that’s tangent to metal, and we got stuff that is unequivocally not metal.  Is that a typical Third Circle post?  Hell if I know, but let’s jump in and see what you think…

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 146 (9.12.2020)

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Welcome again to our Saturday morning playlist series. This week, we’ve got a truckload of good death metal for you including a new single from Dark Tranquillity, some prog/folk/rock courtesy of Little Tybee, and some classic Beastie Boys for good measure. All this and more of what we’ve been listening to in our off hours down below.

– Vincent

Initial Descent: August 23 – 29, 2020

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Catch that Enslaved Below the Lights stream last week? Maybe it’s still up but if not, and you missed it, shame on you is all I can say. Anyway, another new week and another massive pile of bloody metal to sink your teeth into. Shall we? Rhetorical, of course. The Bay Area’s death metal behemoths Necrot are back with a vicious slab of old school infused death that’ll set your head on fire and make your ears bleed, everyone’s favorite grind masters Pig Destroyer have an EP that is at once familiar but boundary pushing on the backside, Exist chair an all star class on how progressive metal should be done, and Panzerfaust hit us right in the raw yet hypnotic black metal feels and those are good feels, to be sure. See? I told you this week would be massive, and there’s still a ton more below. Enjoy.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 140 (8.1.2020)

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Did we get the date wrong in the title of last week’s column? When time has no meaning anymore, who can say? All we know is that THIS week’s playlist is jammed full of a diverse mix of what we’ve all been listening to this week, from Anhedonist (RIP Kim Harrington and thank you for some of my favorite riffs ever written) to Obsidian Kingdom’ new single, to Margo Price and Diarrhea Planet. Get in there and find something good.

– Vincent


CANTO: Rotting Christ, Necrot, Corey Taylor, and More

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To be clear, I’m going to use every excuse to share the above cover art possible. It is brilliant and I’m obsessed with it.

  • Rotting Christ shared a pro-shot live video for “The Fifth Illusion”, performed in the studio. That track was taken from 1994’s Non Serviam, so it’s cool to see them digging through the archives a bit for this.
  • Necrot dropped another track from their upcoming new album, Mortal. This one is called “Your Hell”. I hope everyone is as excited about this release as I am. Just another month until this thing drops (through Tankcrimes).
  • Corey Taylor dropped two new solo songs, “CMFT Must Be Stopped” and “Black Eyes Blue”. Some interesting guest spots on these. I’m going to spend some time with these later, but I’m definitely curious what everyone thinks about em.
  • And we’ll close with some heavy stuff out of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. This is Nagazi with the new video for “Triumphant”. Give it a watch and listen immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb