CANTO: Tombs, Amon Amarth, Xenoglyph, and More


The work week before vacation always sucks, but what are ya gonna do?

  • The most obvious thing to open up with is the massive tour announcement featuring the likes of Amon Amarth, with Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation. Those dates are in November and December, and tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
  • If you like trippy, psychedelic black metal, check out the latest from Xenoglyph. They’re streaming Spiritfraud in full over at Decibel (accompanied by an interview). That one is officially out Friday through Translation Loss.
  • Oceans Of Slumber covered “House Of The Rising Sun”, which is pretty dope. That track is featured on Starlight And Ash, which drops on July 22nd through Century Media. Check out that visualizer right here.
  • Withered added some dates over the next few months around their festival appearances. Get the full schedule here, and be sure to drop in on one of these shows if your calendar allows for it.
  • Tombs gave us new stuff today, and I really like Tombs, so that’s the note we’re going to end on. Check out “Murder Legendre” below, the final single from the Ex Oblivion EP. All those tracks will be available on your favorite streaming platform soon enough.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Soilwork, Lorna Shore, Oceans of Slumber, and More

Sneaking in some quick updates before I disappear for the weekend.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Iotunn, Summoning The Lich, Culted, and More

Oh look, America broke. Who could have EVER seen this coming?? Anyway. 2/26 seems to be a popular date in today’s announcements…

  • Summoning The Lich just signed on to a deal with Prosthetic Records back in October, and today have announced details surrounding their debut album. The fantasy-themed death metal crew out of St. Louis will release United In Chaos on February 26th. Check out that clip for “The Nightmare Begins” while you’re at it.
  • Iotunn, the progressive metal band out of Denmark, have unveiled new album details. Access All Worlds will also be out on February 26th, through Metal Blade Records. Today, they released a new single for “Voyage of the Garganey I”, which can be heard at that link as well.
  • We’re still paying tribute to Alexi Laiho at Nine Circles, so let’s pause here and take a few minutes to watch this cover of “Downfall”. That clip includes members of Immortal Guardian, Helion Prime, and Oceans Of Slumber.
  • Blackened industrial doom project Culted are releasing a new album on, you guessed it, February 26th through Season of Mist, titled Nous. You can pre-order that here. Check out the new video for “Black Bird” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Best of 2020

Best of 2020

For this episode we go all in with most of the staff for our best of 2020 picks. We hit the high notes of what tickled our fancies for the year that was a shitstorm and even welcomed in a new member to the family. So, buckle up for an epic episode that has a wealth of stuff you may have missed and be sure to take notes, artists we mention need your support so open up those wallets and purses.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 162 (1.2.2020)

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Happy New Year. Hopefully that sentiment will actually be happy and not some bullshit sentiment you forget about in the next 3 seconds. But, if so, alrighty then and totally understood. Well then, here we are in the new year with some cracking tunes we’ve been jamming ’round the water cooler and we just know you’re going to love something here. We’ve got new stuff from Vokonis, Ceremonial Bloodbath, Kyrios, The Lylat Continuum, and Crypticus as well as some remixed Between the Buried and Me, some Srd, some Oceans of Slumber, Angerot, R.E.M., and MF Doom. As always, it’s a mixed bag of goodies so hit the play button below and veg out on this supreme Saturday. Enjoy!

– Josh