Happy Walpurgisnacht. That’s a thing with the metal community, right? I can’t keep up with your predilections. I think I hit the wall a few days ago listening to new music, stuff bouncing off me with little to no connection. Does everyone go through this? I’m sure it will come back, but for now I think I’m going to leave the 229th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist to the staff who have been going slow, hard, and deep into the metals for your weekly listening pleasure.
Vincent takes the lead this morning with some new Terzij de Horde and a little nugget from the last Deafheaven album. Then a surprise appearance from our Literati Overlord who has been over the moon with the new single from Saor. He also throws in some Nite, Dark Funeral, and a cut from site fave King Dude. Have you ever known Josh not to bring the ridiculously heavy? This week he comes in hot with Scepticflesh, Black Void, Unholy Pestilence, and Kanine. Anton can always be relied on to present new music, and he doesn’t disappoint with tracks from Spook the Horses, Final Light and Path of Might. Angela looks to challenge Josh for heaviest music with something from the new Mizmor/Thou collaboration, some Primitive Man (making its second appearance in two weeks), and a buzzing dose of punk and hardcore from the great Fucked Up before wrapping with some Astronoid. Finally Buke takes us home with a bevy of songs, including Iron Maiden, Pharmacist, Power Trip, Tom Waits, UFO, and some new Rammstein to close it up.
Another Saturday and another chance to look behind the veil of what we’ve been jamming recently. Let’s face it, the world is shit right now BUT, shit in, shit out. So, how about we all hit play at the same time and just float away on the ether of the latest from doombringers Pallbearer, or metalcore from Jesus Piece and FINALLY some new Raging Speedhorn. Same can be said for the new Of Feather and Bone joint and a new funeral doom epic from Frowning. All that and some classic 3 Inches of Blood and Power Trip and Vincent drops yet another The Mountain Goats track for good measure. But, that’s only the beginning so hit that play button below and float off somewhere better than where we are at the moment. Happy Saturday.
Good morning and welcome to another edition of our weekly mixtape series. This week, we have an episode dedicated solely to the music of Power Trip. The Texas thrash band’s vocalist Riley Gale passed away earlier this week, and has left an enormous hole in the extreme metal scene. Power Trip are an incredible band that made me remember that thrash was good after all, and Riley was a gifted performer and by all accounts a joy to be around. We at Nine Circles want to send our sincere condolences to Riley’s many friends and family, as well as other Power Trip fans like us grappling with this untimely loss. Music is what keeps us together in times like this, so celebrate the life of a great human being by digging in to our favorite cuts from his most famous band. There’s several full shows at the tail end of this playlist so we want to thank all of those entities that made these shows available for us to enjoy.
Absolutely heart-breaking news to share today about the passing of Power Trip frontman Riley Gale. At this time, we don’t know exactly what happened, but I’m sure more information will emerge eventually. For now, let’s just recognize that metal lost a great one. Our thoughts are with those close to Riley. RIP.
We’ll close the day with a new video from symphonic metallers Memoira for a track called “Shooting Star”, taken from the album Carnival of Creation. That is set for a September 25th release through Inverse Records.
Power Trip have surprised us a new album, Live in Seattle 05.28.18, which is out now via Dark Operative. I recommend picking a copy up over at their Bandcamp site, but otherwise it’s available to stream pretty much everywhere.