CANTO: Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest, Wilderun, Mortiis, and More

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Only Canto this week. It’s what happens when you get back into town on a Tuesday night and immediately leave again the following Friday.

  • Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest 2020 has released the first round of bands — Converge, Satan, Napalm Death, Mayhem… — and breweries — Broken Goblet, 3 Floyds, Yards… — this is gonna be a party. Maybe this time I will make it.
  • Wilderun dropped a new song and lyric video from their upcoming new album, Veil of Imagination. The track is called “The Tyranny of Imagination”. Dabble, yes? That album drops November 1st, in case you needed a reminder. (You didn’t.)
  • Mortiis has been busy as well. A new album, titled “Spirit Of Rebellion”, will be out on January 24th. Furthermore, there are a decent number of live dates both here and in the EU penned for the rest of 2019 and early 2020.
  • Hour Of Penance dropped a new music video for a track called “Blight And Conquer”. Isn’t pixel art fun? Misotheism is out October 25th on Agonia Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Best of 2018: Chris’s List

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What does music do for you?

In the end, it’s the only question that matters.  An admittedly hard question to hear, what with the screaming of every opinion in every corner of the internet, but in the end when you step away from the noise and muck of screen shouting and scene guarding it’s your opinion in the end.  Every year that I’ve written an end of year list for Nine Circles it’s been a variation of the same theme: when we write about music, we’re writing about ourselves.  What matters is what the music does to you, and for you.

But what’s the point, if you’re really only writing for yourself? Continue reading

CANTO: Ghost, Rivers Of Nihil, Nightwish, and More

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Thanksgiving week. Hurray gluttony.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – October 19, 2018

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The Adversary is seeing much invocation of late. A man declaring himself the son of Satan has been acquitted in the attempted murder of an elderly woman. Meanwhile, a woman who says she is Satan is in jail in a shooting case. Elsewhere in crime, Satan has been declared innocent as instigator of a fire pit in Arkansas. “As far as the spiritual Satan goes, we’ve ruled that out. … He didn’t come up and stick his pitchfork in the ground and blow that hole out.” Continue reading

Circle Pit: Albums We Missed Q3, 2018

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From time to time we get together as a team and discuss some of our favorite albums we missed covering at release time and there’s been plenty of these discussions so far this year. Whether due to time slipping away from us or whatever the case may be, we miss them. Well, now that we’ve just passed the end of September, we are proud to bring you some overlooked highlights from the third quarter. So, without further delay, let’s jump right into it. Albums we missed in Q3, 2018. Here. We. Go. Continue reading