The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 234 (6.4.2022)

When this comes out I’ll be 49 fucking years old. One goddamn year away from being half a century old. I haven’t been listening to metal for quite as long, but it’s close, you know? I gave quite a bit of thought about simply punting the playlist picks and just forcing all my favorite music down your throats. But I suppose age begets some kind of patience and humility, and besides…I’ll be doing that to my family all day. So maybe I’ll just sprinkle some aggressive favorites throughout and let you suss out which ones they are in this, the 234th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist.

I’m not going to do the usual gang of idiots round up (that’s a reference to Mad Magazine, the crew here all rule); but I’ll mention that folks seems to be pretty hot on new music from Artificial Brain, Gwar, Amon Amarth, Benighted and Origin. Find that inside plus a ton more music to get your weekend in the proper gear ratio.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 219 (2.19.2022)

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Third week in a row where February continues to just pummel us with great music releases. The latest from Australia’s Neptune Power Federation brings the heavy rock and roll swagger my body craves, and then Immolation just wrecks with their signature menacing take on death metal. Good way to kick off the 219th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist, I’d say…

Elsewhere in the ether Vincent slays with some Madame Germen, Battle of Mice and Amenra. Josh shares my joy at the news of new Somali Yacht Club forthcoming, and bridges the old (Dangerous Toys) with the new (Undeath). Ian only has one thing on his mind, and that is the new single from Amon Amarth. Anton is all about Transcending Obscurity this week, bringing both Dischordia and Sisyphean into the playlist. Angela always plays the game hard, and this week is no exception with Health X, Nothing, and Cult of Luna while Buke is always reliable for a wide range of music: this week he throws in Hath, Nuclear Assault, Nails, and ends us with some classic epic prog courtesy of Yes, of all bands.

Get listening. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: New tour alerts, Rob Zombie’s potential horror-comedy, and more!

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Coming at you super late tonight because I’m a busy human and none of you take priority. In other news, did anyone else see Lewandowski’s ridiculous five goals in nine minutes display today? Holy Christ.

That should do it for another day. Bye now!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Quickies: Potentially good news from Wintersun and Tool? More importantly, ‘St. Anger’ got a face-lift.

I have nothing interesting to say. It’s a Tuesday. Who honestly gives a shit about Tuesday?

I can dig it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.