It haunts me. Teases me with brief glimpses and subtle hints of the delight to come. My every waking minute tears my attention in two directions: what is the present will become the past. But for how long? The clock only moves one hour, but what time will this all too-solid flesh remember?
(Yeah…I really am looking forward getting that extra hour of sleep)
Anyway, let’s get going with the 256th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist. I’m not going to burden you with more Darkthrone even though all I’ve been playing is Astral Fortress since it arrived on vinyl here at the compound. Instead we’re going to kick off with some new older school metal, starting with a 1-2 kick to the balls courtesy of Skull Fist and Riot City. Elsewhere we’re rocking with the tangy taste of Dead and Dreaming, …And Oceans, Devil’s Witches, Type O Negative, Mord ‘A’ Stigmata, a massive dose of death courtesy of a 3-way split between Lipoma, Trocar, and Fluids, some Trash Panda, Eyes of Eden, Lacuna Coil, and a host of music at the close to get to know our new writer Dan M. who just joined the 9C ranks.
Busy week ‘round these parts last week. Hopefully we can keep that momentum, but if you missed anything do catch up. Moving on to the reason you’re here…new releases and we’ve got a ton for this week that kicks off with a trio of excellent death metal from Undeath, Sentient Horror, and Corpsessed, a wickedly good heavy metal outing from Skull Fist, and a long list of other releases that are equally worthy of your time. Feel free to let us know what we missed and if your band or label wants to be included here, get in touch via our info found on this site. We’d love to hear from you.
Skull Fist are a tried and true heavy metal machine. Period. And on their fourth full length, Paid In Full, they fully cement the deal. So, obviously, Buke jumped at the chance to discuss this beast with vocalist and guitarist Zach Slaughter. The pair discussed the new album, as well as skateboarding and a broken neck, hitchhiking across Canada for Iron Maiden, getting a start on guitar at age 15 and early influences, what brings Zach joy, his other projects, hockey, and a whole list of other topics. We now present that conversation to you in its entirety so grab a beer, a chair, and enjoy.
Pink Floyd covers tend to grab my interest, so here’s a version of “Dogs” performed by Cokegoat. You can purchase the single here. They’re also releasing the track through video installments, the first of which can be seen here.
And from there, German hard rock collective Sinner have signed on with the label. A new album, titled Brotherhood, will be released at some point later this year. So we’ll keep eyes out for that one as well.
Watain has a new album dropping on April 29th through Nuclear Blast titled The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, and it only makes sense to close with new material from that. Below is the video for the third and final single from that album, “We Remain”.