CANTO: Dream Unending, Revocation, Rebel Wizard, and More

Revocation

The inbox has been blowing up today, which means there has to be some good stuff in there.

  • Dream Unending made waves last year with their debut, Tide Turns Eternal. And now, less than a year from that release, it’s time to prepare for their sophomore effort. Song of Salvation drops on November 11th through 20 Buck Spin, and “Secret Grief” is streaming now.
  • Fallujah released Empyrean today through Nuclear Blast (it’s quite good), and to mark the occasion they shared a new visualizer for “Mindless Omnipotent Master”. Give it a watch here. And if you need more reading material around that album, here’s Ian’s review.
  • Rebel Wizard is releasing a compilation vinyl titled The Warning of Three on September 23rd through Prosthetic Records. It will feature a collection of songs originally only released digitally, and pre-orders are up here. You can also check out a visualizer for “Floating Forward with Closed Eyes Filled with Light” here.
  • To jump into the weekend, we’ll close with the latest from Revocation. The video for “Nihilistic Violence” is below, a track obviously taken from Netherheaven. Their latest album dropped today through Metal Blade.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: September 4 – 10, 2022

Revocation
Revocation

It’ll officially be Fall later this month which means spooky season is right around the corner. I can’t think of a better way to get in that mood than the trio of death metal new releases that lead this week’s list; Revocation return with an album that after a few spins really hits a sweet spot for me, and even more so than anything they’ve done to date, then we’ve got Bloodbath who are on the forefront of every death metal fan’s mind, next up is I Am with a groovy bruiser (and killer album art to boot), and rounding out the top slots is Abrams who are not death metal but are favorites around this back office. Now, these four will definitely keep you busy, but don’t forget about the long list of other new stuff that follows as there’s a ton of good stuff out this week. Happy hunting and we’ll see you here throughout the next several days. Until next time…

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David Davidson of Revocation on their new album “Netherheaven” and much more!

Since 2006, Boston’s Revocation have churned out some of the most progressive and highly technical death metal. Now, with Netherheaven, the band’s eight full length, they still walk that line but have one of their most ‘straight forward death metal’ albums they’ve ever done. And it is GLORIOUS. Buke recently sat down with guitarist and vocalist David Davidson for a wide ranging discussion surrounding the new album, how it came to be, how David ended up in the engineer and producer’s chair, and much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy. 

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 245 (8.20.2022)

After years of seeing that cassette logo at the top of every edition of the Nine Circles Playlist (brought to you now for the 245th time) I finally caved and bought a cassette deck for my stereo system. I have a few tapes lying around from niche labels filled with strange and discordant sounds, so why not? Maybe I’ll even find those old mix tapes I used to have in college and see if they’re still in a playable condition…music as archeology, you know?

I don’t know if anything in this week’s playlist is available on cassette, but I can provide definitive proof you can find it on YouTube. The gang brings in tracks from Sarattma, the return of Toxik, as well as new music from Clutch, Revocation, Conan, Conjurer, Lathe, Ripped to Shreds and An Abstract Illusion. We throw in some shoegaze and indie from My Bloody Valentine and Broken Social Scene to break up the extremity (although I still think MBV’s Loveless is one of the most extreme albums to ever come out) before wrapping it all up with some classic tracks, including a live cut from Opeth, some Testament, Merauder, and Watchtower, among others.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Revocation, Immortal Bird, Labyrinth Of Stars, and More

Weird, annoying times my friends. That said, the clock keeps ticking closer to Wyoming…

  • Let’s open things up with a fresh tour announcement. Immortal Bird are hitting the road in September with Malevich, with dates mostly in places I can’t get to. Sad. But it sounds like they’ll focus on finishing their next album in the near future as well. Not sad!
  • Labyrinth Of Stars, a new project featuring some of the minds behind Lantlos and Valborg, have announced details surrounding their debut. Spectrum Xenomorph will drop on September 30th through Translation Loss Records, and you can check out “Star Pervertor” over at Decibel right now.
  • Funeral Chic unveiled more material from Roman Candle, so we’ll jump there next. Check out Last Line Blues over at Revolver. As a reminder, that album is set for a July 29th release through Prosthetic Records.
  • I feel like rounding out the day with Revocation is the right call. The video below is for “Diabolical Majesty”, the first single taken from Netherheaven. Their new album is set for a September 9th release through Metal Blade. Be sure to catch them on tour with Krisiun, Alluvial, and Inoculation later this year as well.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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