CANTO: The Contortionist, Lorna Shore, We Came As Romans, and More

I know I just referenced it yesterday, but we are officially one month away from Fire In The Mountains.

  • For now, we’ll stay focused on the items at hand. For example, The Contortionist have announced a headlining tour with Rivers of Nihil, with dates running this September and October. Tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
  • If you’re looking for a little noise rock in your day, check out the new stuff from Chat Pile. “Why” is available for your listening pleasure here, a track taken from God’s Country. That album drops on July 29th through The Flenser.
  • In the metalcore world, We Came As Romans have unveiled details surrounding their next album. Darkbloom will mark their first album in five years, and is set for an October 14th release through Sharptone Records. Check out the visualizer for “Plagued” here.
  • Hard rock quintet Wage War release Manic last October through Fearless Records, and today they shared a new live music video for “Godspeed”, taken from that album. Give it a watch here.
  • And we’re going to close out with the monstrous new track from Lorna Shore titled “Into The Earth”. Keep an eye out for Pain Remains, their new album which is set to drop sometime in October. More details to come, of course.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Moon Tooth, Abbath, Incite, and More

I guess we’re on the every other day plan this week. Oh well.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: September 19 – 25, 2021

Unto Others

Look, I don’t know all the answers, nor does anyone else for that matter, apparently. However, I do know a good one which is something the old guard of country knew well: let’s just get wasted and kick all the footlights out. Very effective. Anyway, new metal time and we’ve got another long list ahead that’s full of it. First up are the undisputed kings of goth metal, Unto Others, with their second full length that’s everything you loved about Mana, but better. Next up is a technical platter from Rivers of Nihil who continue to show how adept they are at exceptional ideas and making them heavy as lead, then we’ve got Wraith who show that the thrash revival is better than ever, and last up top is LLNN with their healthy serving of sludge, hardcore, and post-metal. Many, many more follow these picks so jump in and grab them all.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 194 (8.28.2021)

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Another Saturday is upon us which means another mixtape of tunes we haven’t been able to get enough of this past week. For this edition we’ve got Krisiun and some classics from Opeth and Grand Magus, new Rivers of Nihil, Deafheaven, Lingua Ignota, Bizarre, and a ton more. Take this playlist with you wherever you go and for whatever you’re doing today, it’s fit for warriors, players, drinkers…and everyone in between.

Josh

CANTO: Rivers of Nihil, Mono, Nekromant, and More

All of a sudden it’s super hot out? Dumb.

  • Let’s start with Mono, a crowd favorite here at Nine Circles. Today they released another new single and video, “Innocence”, from Pilgrimage of the Soul. That album is set for a September 17th release through Pelagic Records… a label that has been on an absolute roll this year.
  • Swedish heavy metal trio Nekromant have announced their fourth full-length album. Temple Of Haal will be out on December 3rd through their new label home, Despotz Records. Give “The Woods” a listen… right now.
  • I’d also recommend jumping on over to Decibel to check out this full set performed by Wolf King, Live at Rapture Recordings. That set, of course, showcases material from their second album, The Path of Wrath, which dropped this passed March through Prosthetic Records.
  • Let’s close with the new music video from Rivers of Nihil, which I have seen all over the interwebs today. The clip for “Focus” is available directly below, a track taken from The Work. That album drops on September 24th through Metal Blade.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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