The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 266 (1.14.2023)

The beginning of the year always rekindles the flame of metal for me. Excitement for what’s coming, for what already has been comes faster, easier. I’m still going through the latest CD and vinyl acquisitions and it’s been pretty much non-stop Celtic Frost (seriously that Danse Macabre box set is killer), Wayfarer, and – thanks to Fearless Editor™ Josh – the new Misþyrming, so let’s kick off the 266th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with what you can hear if you pass by my place right now.

As per usual the rest of the gang has plenty of the tunes pouring through their speakers for you to get down to (in a total, like, metal way of course). So let music from the likes of Sanhedrin, Black Magnet, Ulthar, Days of Desolation, Moonlight Sorcery, Inherits the Void, Periphery, Night Demon, Sanguisugabogg as well as cuts from Nile, Rotten Sound, Big Black, and a small tribute to guitar legend Jeff Beck (RIP) take you away for the week.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week…

Chris

CANTO: Rammstein, Alice Cooper, Enslaved, and More

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A Tuesday that feels like Monday even though it truly is a Tuesday is a very weird mental situation.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Faith No More, Necropsy, Dave Mustaine, and More

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Tomorrow I should find out if I’m going to Germany next year.

  • Necropsy have released the first single, “Butcherado”, from an upcoming 4-song EP titled Exitus. If you want some death metal on a Tuesday night, I wouldn’t blame you. Have at it.
  • When I see updates from Dave Mustaine, I tend to stop all things and see what the latest is. Well, fortunately, I have another positive update to share. Here is the full interview, but the main thing to take away is that he had continued responding well to treatment. And that crazy amount of support is cool to see, as well.
  • Sorry, did you want some kind of follow up to that Faith No More hint from yesterday? Here you go. They return in 2020, to the tune of some festivals across the pond. Fret not, I’m sure there is more on the horizon as well.
  • In case you were interested in seeing Ozzy Osbourne perform with Post Malone, here you go. This is from his show in Inglewood on November 21st.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Ozzy Osbourne, Exmortus, Falling In Reverse, and More

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I had to skip Canto yesterday to set up my new, and slightly less mediocre, sound system. Priorities!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Abbath, Dead To A Dying World, Allegaeon, and More

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I took a day off midweek for no reason whatsoever.

  • Abbath has announced his sophomore album, Outstrider, will be released on July 5th. Personally, I thought his debut was… fine? But Immortal‘s post-Abbath success last year means I will be paying close attention to this one.
  • I missed this yesterday so I’m sharing it now. Dead To A Dying World released a new track called “Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns”. Of course it’s good, but it’s not fair to dig into it too much until we have an entire album to digest. Remember Litany? Yeah. Like that. But the new album, Elegy, will be out in about one month. Not long to wait.
  • Underoath have released a new…. *delete*.
  • Let’s check in on Ozzy and his recent health struggles. It seems like he’s doing better, which is a good thing. A reminder that the U.S. leg of his tour is right around the corner.
  • Allegaeon dropped a new music video for “Extremophiles (B)”, in the continued build to the April 19th release of Apoptosis. I know at least one person pumped for that album, so let’s see what this clip is all about.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb