CANTO: Paradise Lost, Wake, Darkest Hour, and More

Paradise Lost 2020

Had to take the last few days off due to travel and drunken shenanigans.

  • Paradise Lost have announced a streaming show, which will take place on November 5th. Tickets for the event can be purchased here, and as always, there are VIP options and some swag.
  • Wake just dropped a new EP yesterday titled Confluence. Give it a listen here, and maybe also buy one of those gorgeous physical copies, which will be released through Translation Loss Records.
  • Darkest Hour are performing a streaming event as well, with Misery Signals, on December 5th. Proceeds from the event will support struggling music venues, so make sure you scoop up a ticket here.
  • Finally, some fresh death metal out of Ukraine. Here is a new music video from Hell:on for “My Testament”, a track taken from their upcoming new album, Scythian Stamm, which drops on November 1st.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Third Circle of Bandcamp: May 2020 Edition

third circle of Bandcamp headerACAB. Black Lives Matter. Transphobes can DIAF.

What, you don’t come here for the politics? Too fuckin’ bad. This is my house. Two things make me happy: people in the streets, and music. I can’t be in the streets due to health reasons, but I can sure as shit find and share music. So that’s what I’m doing.

Why link those two things together? Because tomorrow Bandcamp is donating 100% of their cut to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. So go buy some tunes. Buy lots of tunes. Because if there’s one thing I know, it’s that cops are throwing Black people in jail during these protests, and they’re going to need lawyers. So make with the buying.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Paradise Lost was May 2020’s Album of the Month!

Episode 44 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is all about the Album of the Month for May which is Obsidian by veteran UK gothic/death/doom/metal purveyors Paradise Lost. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Angela, and Ian, who had the pick for the month!
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 130 (5.23.2020)

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We had this playlist all sorted until Enslaved dropped “Homebound” and now we’ve got a new lead off video. If this is any indication of what to expect from their next album, we are in for a treat, folks. A TREAT, I tell you. We’ve got that, some new Couch Slut, a new one from Ulcerate and Triptykon, Sorcerer and Binary Code, and Zyklonius closes things out in epic fashion with a 24 minute Fleshvessel pick. All that and much more awaits directly below. Making your Saturday better is our goal so we hope you’ll enjoy. Missing brother Vince? No worries, he’s off saving the world but he’ll be back in short order. Kick back, pop a top or fresh crack a bourbon, and enjoy some tunes. See you here again soon.

– Josh

Album Review: Paradise Lost — “Obsidian”

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Paradise Lost are one of those bands where everyone has their favorite album, and they’re all different from person to person.  Whether it’s Draconian Times or Host or their eponymous debut, The Plague Within, One Second, whatever, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t something to enjoy in the vast scope of their catalogue.  Personally, when I first heard 2018’s Medusa, I was sure that they could not get better than the ultra-heavy kick-in-the-face that album was.  I was wrong.  Obsidian is more than just a follow-up to Medusa.  It’s everything that was good about Medusa turned up to 11. Continue reading