CANTO: Eluveitie, Oranssi Pazuzu, Sepultura, and More

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Back to the mountains.

  • Eluveitie have announced a fall North American tour. Those dates aren’t until late September, and I don’t know who else is joining them, but at least we know it’s happening!
  • Oranssi Pazuzu news is always good news. Their next album, Mestarin kynsi, will be out on April 17th through Nuclear Blast. Here is a link to an album trailer if you felt the need for one.
  • Misery Index have premiered a mini-documentary called History Is Rotten, as they kick off their European tour tonight. You can check out the whole documentary here if you have about ten minutes to kill.
  • The latest from Sepultura, Quadra, dropped today through, well, also Nuclear Blast. We can celebrate by checking out the new music video for “Means To An End”. I’ve heard this album is a good one. I should dabble eventually.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: The Black Dahlia Murder, Archspire, Sepultura, and More

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I like when new records show up in the mail.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Weedeater, Abbath, Sepultura, and More

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This has been a long, yet productive, week. Let’s keep it rolling.

  • Let’s start with a tour. Weedeater have announced some North American headlining dates. Those are in March (well, aside from the 2/29 date in Asheville), and support will be in the form of The Goddamn Gallows.
  • As Abbath prepares for his band’s upcoming European tour, he took a couple minutes to share this message. Sounds like he’s a couple months sober, which is great. But he also isn’t in corpse paint, which threw me off for a second. Either way, great update indeed!
  • Sepultura are releasing Quadra on February 7th through Nuclear Blast, if you weren’t previously aware. If you’re anticipating this record like I am, this album trailer might be of interest to you.
  • Here’s a new lyric video from Queensrÿche for “Inner Unrest”. That one was taken from The Verdict, which dropped last March on Century Media Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Donuts & CANTO: Steel Panther, Ministry, Eyehategod and more!

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Steel Panther

July 18, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news — mostly tour date announcements, but news nonetheless — you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, in “tour packages that don’t make sense,” we’ve got Stone Sour and Steel Panther! Because reasons. Anyway, they’ll be going around to these places in September and October.

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Nine Circles ov…”Obscure” Metal Records We Didn’t Review in 2017 (Until Now)

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We here at Nine Circles endeavor to bring to you, our devoted readers, as much razor sharp insight and commentary into the hidden pockets, nooks, and crevices the extreme metal world can offer.  We have burrowed into the underground scenes of Singapore and the Philippines, profiled some of the best and darkest metal labels around, and even reviewed a record or two.

But even our exacting eye and archeological know-how can’t dig up every release that comes out in a year.  Sometimes things get lost in the panoply of splits, reissues, cassette only demos and 800g quadruple sided splattered with the tears of an angel vinyl exclusive.  Who knows how these obscure nuggets missed our Sauron gaze? Lack of marketing funds? Little social media presence?  It doesn’t matter, for in today’s edition of Nine Circles ov… I attempt to shed some light on these obscure, little known bands…

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