CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Cabal, Primal Fear, and More

The Friday before what is going to be an insanely busy week coming up.

  • Leading off, Cabal have announced a new album through Nuclear Blast. Magno Interitus will be out on October 21st, and of course that update comes with some new tunes. Check out “Exsanguination” here.
  • Primal Fear are celebrating their 25 years as a band with a deluxe edition of their self-titled debut, which will be out on July 15th through Atomic Fire. Check out the lyric video for “Running In The Dust” right here.
  • Prosthetic Records have added Slugcrust to their roster, who will be releasing their debut album, titled Ecocide, on September 9th. The lead single from that album, “Echoless”, is available now.
  • New stuff from Vomit Forth emerged today, and that’s awesome. Here’s the clip for “Carnivorous Incantation”. Seething Malevolence is out on July 8th through Century Media. But you should have already known that.
  • It’s no mystery that we’re Spirit Adrift fans around here, so closing with their new track is an easy choice. Check out “Mass Formation Psychosis”, taken from the upcoming 20 Centuries Gone. That collection is out on August 19th and will feature two new tracks alongside six covers.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Inhuman Condition, The Halo Effect, Killswitch Engage, and More

Happy Friday, everyone! I have nothing further to add beyond that.

  • So this is awesome. Crowbar is touring with Spirit Adrift this summer, beginning July 16th and running through August 27th. Not sure how I missed this update earlier in the week. Alas, no stops right in my backyard, but where there’s a will… there’s a way.
  • The Halo Effect unveiled another new single, titled “The Needless End”. Curiously, after loving the first single, I kind of lost sight of this project. Regardless, their debut album, titled Days Of The Lost, is out on August 12th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Killswitch Engage shared more material from their Live at the Palladium streaming event, so we’ll jump there next. Here is the clip for “As Sure as the Sun Will Rise”. That performance is available for the first time digitally today through Metal Blade.
  • Haunt are releasing their seventh full-length album, Windows of Your Heart, on July 1st through Iron Grip and Church Recordings, and today they unveiled a new lyric video for “Mercenaries”.
  • We’re going to wrap up with the ferocious new track from Inhuman Condition, titled “I’m Now The Monster”. That’s the third single taken from Fearsick, which is out on July 15th through Listenable Insanity Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 228 (4.23.2022)

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As I write this it’s a few short hours until the next Record Store Day. I’m not normally the type to burst to my LRS in the dawn light just to snag an overpriced variant, but when you have sweet reissues from Opeth and Voivod, plus the debut of The Lord from Greg Anderson, well…you know I have to set the alarm for that, right?

So yeah…we’re gonna kick off the 228th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with what you can expect from those heavyweights, but we got more of the concrete coming straight for your head. Anton welcomes new music from Exocrine, Misanthropic Rage, and Ufomammut to the playlist while Josh doubles down on the brutality with Black Braid, Crypticus, Paganizer, Butchers Burial and a killer new track from site favorite Spirit Adrift. Vincent is knee-deep in his Pyrithe review, so he’s serving up some of their music along with Ultha, Orville Peck, and some classic New Order. Ian returns to the playlist with some Kardashev and Gojira, along with a healthy dose of the Pixies and some Planning for Burial. Angela is digging the latest from Tribulation and…wouldn’t you know it? For the first time, so am I! And she also has Mountaineer and Telekinetic Yeti bringing up the rear for this week.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Kardashev, Blut Aus Nord, and More

To reference Nathan Explosion, summer (or spring) colds are the worst.

  • When Spirit Adrift announces new things, it’s only right that we start with that. 20 Centuries Gone, a collection featuring two new tracks along with six covers, will be out on August 19th through Century Media. Check out the premiere of “Sorcerer’s Fate” here. It’s predictably awesome.
  • Arizona deathgaze crew Kardashev are releasing a new full-length on June 10th through Metal Blade, titled Liminal Rite. They shared a vocal playthrough for “Compost Grave-Song”, and preorders for the album are available here.
  • And then we have Severe Torture, who have emerged from a 12 year long hiatus. Their new EP, Fisting the Sockets, drops on June 10th through Season of Mist. Check out the title-track from that effort right here.
  • Next up we’ll explore some psychedelic thrash, in the form of Sadistic Ritual. Check out the premiere of “Maelstrom of Consciousness” over at Distorted Sound. The Enigma, Boundless is set for a May 20th release through Prosthetic Records.
  • Lastly, here’s the latest from Blut Aus Nord, “Tales Of The Old Dreamer”. Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses is out on May 20th through Debemur Morti Productions.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Carcass, Abbath, Druids, and More

Busy times at 9C these days… can’t hate it!

  • So this latest Carcass tour is enticing. With support from Immolation and Creeping Death, they’ll be hitting the road through most of the month of May, starting on the 12th in Austin. Tickets can be scooped up this coming Friday.
  • Can’t wait until Friday to hear Dread Reaver in full? Well, I have good news for you. Abbath is streaming his latest album in full a few days ahead of the release date. Give it a listen here. Spoiler alert: it’s quite good. That one is out through Season of Mist.
  • RippleFest Texas revealed their full 2022 lineup, and it’s a good one. The Sword, Crowbar, Spirit Adrift, and The Obsessed, to name a few, are all coming together for what should be an awesome weekend. The festival is set for July 21st through 24th, and tickets can be acquired here.
  • Out of Pelagic Records, we have a new album coming from psychedelic metal collective Druids. Shadow Work is set for a June 3rd release, and you can stream the first track from that album, “Ide’s Koan”, immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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