The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 278 (4.08.2023)

Not gonna lie. Sure there’s been some great extreme music that came out this week (like the latest from Devangelic) but damn if this new Crown Lands albums isn’t some of the best Rush worship I’ve heard since, well…Rush in their heyday, which if you ask was pretty much their whole career outside of the debut and that small blip from Presto to Roll the Bones. So we’re kicking off with a single from the Canadian duo’s stellar new release before diving into the guttural extremity of Devangelic’s fourth album Xul.

From there the 278th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist goes all over the place, as you would expect. We’ve got music from the likes of Rotten Sound, Demonical, and the scorching new cut from the forthcoming Cattle Decaptiation. We’ve got technical progressive death metal from Pronostic and glam from Steel Panther. And in between there’s cuts from Planning for Burial and Chapterhouse, Oranssi Pazuzu and Gorguts, Lo! and Godflesh, not to mention a host of killer cuts to close things out, including Opeth, Sabaton, Judas Priest, and others.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week…


CANTO: Blind Guardian, Sabaton, Tribulation, and More

Let’s kick things off with a couple leftover videos from last week.

  • We’ll start with Tribulation, who released a new video for “Hour Of The Wolf”. A reminder that the new album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, drops on January 29th through Metal Blade (in North America). Pre-orders are up here.
  • From there, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than with Blind Guardian? They released a special xmas greeting last Friday, and it legitimately might be the holiday holiday song I listen to this year because… reasons.
  • In case you need something a little more grim in your life, you should keep an eye out for the next release from Szary Wilk. The debut from the Polish project, titled Wrath, drops on February 19th through Putrid Cult. You can listen to a new track, “Mortuos Voco” right now.
  • Finally, we have the new animated music video from Sabaton for “No Bullets Fly” immediately below. That one is taken from Heroes, and was released as part of an advent calendar they are doing, and in celebration of hitting one million YouTube subscribers. Doin’ stuff!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Khemmis, Sabaton, Pestilence, and More


My body hurts. That’s about all I got for today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Sabaton, Bismuth, Horseneck, and More


“In times they are needed, such times they appear. When a leader has fallen, a hero arise.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Rammstein, Sabaton, Puscifer, and More

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Happy Friday, everyone. And a well-deserved Friday at that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb