CANTO: Saor, Enforcer, Cult of Luna, and More

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This week has been weird.

  • Here’s cool news. Saor have signed on with Season of Mist. This can only lead to great things. It sounds like Andy is already working on new material, so we may not even need to wait that long for those things!
  • And now I have lots of new songs to share. First: Cattle Decapitation. “One Day Closer to the End of the World” dropped today. Their 9th studio album, Death Atlas, drops on November 29th.
  • How about Enforcer, since they have a massive North American tour with Warbringer coming up anyway? This track is called “Sail On”. Zenith, is available now worldwide on Nuclear Blast.
  • Most importantly (to me), is Cult of Luna. The video for “Lay Your Head to Rest” caught my attention today. Oh how I cannot wait for September 20th… that’s when A Dawn to Fear is released. In case you forgot.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: February 10 -16, 2019

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Endorphins Lost – courtesy of Jon Fett

It’s love week. Cupid, hearts….and all that. Who do you love? I say, who do you LOooOVE?! Whoa, the spirit of Bo Diddley got me for a sec. But, to further his point: we love metal and lists of new metal. We have both, in spades, right here. Keep reading, dear reader…

It’s been awhile since the last really good powerviolence fix but Endorphins Lost repair that missing element on the devastatingly vicious Seclusions – think Choose Your Way with more hate and venom. If you’ve been paying attention, speed metal with a heavy lean towards all things 80s is a very good thing and Chainbreaker do just that, tremendously so, on debut Lethal Desire. Saor don’t exactly break their own mold on Forgotten Paths but they still execute their brand of folk and atmospheric black metal well and if we we’re betting folks, we would bet that this album will be much better when played at Fire In the Mountains Fest. Last up top are the black ‘n’ punk phenoms Truchło Strzygi who offer one of the most seamless mixes of those two genres on Nad Którymi Nie Czuw Żaden Stróż.

Happy love week. Keep reading to find something you really love. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 62 (01.12.2019)

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I’m baaaaaaaack.  Thanks to Josh for covering for me while I was away.  I spent a great two weeks back in the icy winter of my home, Chicago, IL.  I got to spend the holidays with all my family, catch up with some old friends from high school and college, eat and drink myself into oblivion, and watch my California-Born-and-Raised partner’s face light up when some unexpected snow flurries blew in.  It was exactly the kind of recharge I needed after the trash fire that was 2018.  I feel ready to get back in the saddle again, and what better way to do that than share all the good stuff I and my cohorts have been jamming over our respective holiday-time adventures?  Check below for a list of tunes to whip your year into shape.

– Vincent

CANTO: In Flames, Fire in the Mountains, At The Gates, and More

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On a Friday? In this economy?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 59 (12.8.2018)

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Greetings once again, y’all.  As another week comes to a close, we’ve got another batch of killer songs that we’ve been listening to in our free time to share with you.  It’s a crazy time of year for music listening; there’s a push to finish out the year listening to all the albums still coming out in the next three weeks while also going back over everything that came out earlier in the year to flesh out those year-end lists we all love to read (and yell about) so much.  For now, forget about deadlines and distractions, and enjoy our weekly present to you.  Catch you next week.

– Vincent