CANTO: Fallujah, Volcandra, MMXX, and More

Hey, I’m back! And I leave for the mountains tonight. So I’m not really back!

  • We can start with a tour. Fallujah and Psycroptic are co-headlining a run of shows in September and October with support from Interloper and Cognitive. This is going to be a lot of fun. Wish I could go. Oh well.
  • Now I’m going to jump to a couple things from yesterday. First, new Bloodbath. Survival Of The Sickest drops on September 9th through Napalm Records, and the video for “Zombie Inferno” is available here. Awesome.
  • And then Gaerea announced their third album, Mirage. That one will be out on September 23rd through Season of Mist. Check out “Salve” right here. I’m really excited about this one, and this leading single is a hell of a start.
  • Doom collective MMXX unveiled a new lyric video for “This Breath Is Not My Breath”, which features Mikko Kotamäki of Swallow The Sun. Full album details and still to come, but I can promise a lot of major names are tied to this project, so we’re going to keep tabs on this one.
  • Closing out our Thursday, we have a new video from Volcandra for “Resonance Cascade”. That’s taken from the melodic black metal group’s Border World EP, which dropped last Friday through Prosthetic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Psycroptic, Xenoglyph, The Cross, and More

Slowly, but surely, I am working through all of my concert photos from the past month.

  • Psycroptic revealed details surrounding their eighth studio album earlier today. Divine Council will be out on August 5th through Prosthetic Records. The lead single, “Rend Asunder”, is available for your listening pleasure now.
  • We’ve also got some fresh cosmic black metal coming our way soon. Xenoglyph are releasing their sophomore full-length, Spiritfraud, on July 15th through Translation Loss Records. Check out the title track over at Invisible Oranges.
  • From there, let’s balance things out with a little doom. The Cross unveiled a new video yesterday for “Behind the Stone Gate”, taken from Act II: Walls of the Forgotten. That’s out on May 27th through Pitch Black Records.
  • We can close with some new GWAR, why the hell not? The below video is for “Berserker Mode”, the second track from The New Dark Ages. That album is out on June 3rd through Pit Records, and you’ll have the opportunity to catch them live basically now through mid-June.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: The Ocean, Emma Ruth Rundle, Saor, and More

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“To truly understand the essence of antiquity, learn the lore of the land. Become the atavist. Embark on a journey through the aeons of time.”

  • The Ocean have unveiled new details behind the release of Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, which will be out on September 25th through Metal Blade and Pelagic Records. You can also listen to a new track, titled “Jurassic | Cretaceous”, and this may come as a surprise, but it’s really friggin’ good.
  • Emma Ruth Rundle dropped a new track today called “Staying Power”. This one was actually recorded during the On Dark Horses sessions, but wasn’t released until now. It can be purchased at this location, if you feel so inclined.
  • Saor has announced reissues of Roots and Aura through Season of Mist. The release dates are scheduled for August 21st and September 11th, respectively. They can be pre-ordered now at this location.
  • And we will close with this new video from Psycroptic for “Beyond The Black”. That one is taken from the 2018 album, As The Kingdom Drowns, available through Prosthetic Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 117 (2.22.2020)

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Welcome to another Saturday mixtape, friends. Today we bring you a triple dose of Intronaut, a new Cirith Ungol song (which is not something I thought I’d ever get to say), and a host of other jams of various and sundry genres. As always, take a listen below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Revocation, Amon Amarth, Municipal Waste, and More

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How long has it been? Over a week? Jesus, I’m sorry about that. Blame marathon training.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb