CANTO: Dark Tranquillity, Snow Burial, Barishi, and More

Dark Tranquillity

Week two, reporting from the abyss.

  • Founding guitarist Niklas Sundin is stepping away from Dark Tranquillity. You can read his full post here, but it basically sounds like he wants to trade touring duties for family time, which I understand. It does sound like he will stay involved from a creative standpoint, which is pretty cool.
  • Snow Burial are planning a live stream to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event will take place on March 26th at 8:00pm EST over at the Prosthetic Records Youtube Channel. Cool event, cool cause, we all win.
  • Like everyone else, Sebastian Bach has rescheduled the 2nd leg of his 30th anniversary tour for the album Skid Row. Those new dates have already be set, and they fall from late October through December.
  • Finally, we’ll close with the tasty new track from Barishi titled “The Silent Circle”. Their upcoming new album, Old Smoke, drops on April 24th through Season of Mist. Enjoy.


“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Monte Pittman, Cannibal Corpse, Trappist, and More


Me can Canto also?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: “Master of Puppets” turns 30 and other stuff I wouldn’t normally talk about.


“Nailed by some cruel device, leave me be. The void is me, yeah I know you see: ‘Ambition is the last refuge of failure'”.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 9

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It’s a packed episode this week, starting from an opening jab at everyone’s favorite metal punching bag, Sebastian Bach! From there, a new song round-up, some unfortunate news from Enabler, and new albums from Vardan, Possessor and, for better or worse, Cradle of Filth. (Spoiler alert: Dani Filth desperately needs to call it a day.)

All that and much, much more in Episode 9, so check it out!

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CANTO: Sebastian Bach’s a doofus, tour announcements galore, and more!

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I love moments when Sebastian Bach makes a moron of himself. Which is, to say, most times. Luckily, we get one of those moments to lead off tonight’s Canto. So why don’t we do just that?

  • So hey! Here’s that Sebastian Bach moment I mentioned earlier. Apparently dude’s realized he doesn’t have a lot of friends and is now selling tickets to attend his wedding. For $300. I can’t wait ’til exactly zero people show up to this thing.
  • KEN Mode announced a whole buttload of fall tour dates to support their new album, Success. How much of a buttload? Try two months and more than 50 shows. That Acheron gig in Brooklyn could be fun.
  • Speaking of tour dates: Kataklysm and Belphegor are hitting the road together this fall.
  • Some interesting stuff here: a handful of guys from Cryptopsy and Neuraxis have teamed up to form a new project called Akurion. And hey, it’s apparently going to be “ball-crushingly heavy,” guys!
  • And finally, here’s a new video from Phinehas:

Song’s called “White Livered,” and…whatever. See you kiddies tomorrow.

Keep it heavy,