CANTO: Mortiferum, Spirit Adrift, Venues, and More

So let’s recap. I skipped the news round-up yesterday because… life, and I’m drafting it before I’ve even finished my coffee today because I’ll be on the road all afternoon. Fun times, indeed.

  • We’ll start with Mortiferum. Their sophomore release will be titled Preserved In Torment, and it is set for a November 5th release through Profound Lore. A few of us at the site are really excited about this news. Check out the first single, “Eternal Procession, right now.
  • Atreyu dropped a remix of “Warrior”, which features Travis Barker and Zero 9:36. As a reminder, their newest album, Baptize, is out now through Spinefarm.
  • For those somehow unaware, Spirit Adrift released Forge Your Future today, their predictably incredible new EP. That’s out through Century Media, and to celebrate, let’s check out the new lyric video for “Invisible Enemy”.
  • German modern metal collective Venues also have a new album out today. Solace is out through Arising Empire, and you can check out the new video for “Deceptive Faces” right now.
  • It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on DragonForce, so let’s close out the week with the new video from them for “Troopers of the Stars”, taken from 2019’s Extreme Power Metal. Quite the vibe these dudes are throwing out these days.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: August 22 – 28, 2021

Hooded Menace

Look at that pic up there. Gets the yearning burning for cooler weather and haunting season. Yes, haunting…as in Halloween and early fall. Hooded Menace know a thing or two about scaring the shit out of people with their deathdoom but with this week’s release they also show an 80s heavy metal side that we’ve yet to hear in this capacity…and it’s freakin’ killer. Next up in this list of new metal is Oxygen Destroyer who get the lead out with an “all genres on deck” approach to extreme metal, and again, killer release. Then we’ve got heavy metal champs Spirit Adrift with a very short EP that expands just a bit on their last release and furthers their journey into being one of metal’s current greats. Last, but not least, is deathpunkers Nunslaughter who literally kick ass and take names on their first utterance in seven years and first without drummer Jim Sadist (RIP)…and, you guessed it, another quality album. All that and a ton more to follow, so dive in skull first.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 192 (8.14.2021)

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Late night fishing on a Friday night makes for a rough Saturday morning. But, so does pounding beers. No idea the point here so let’s get on with it. Saturday’s alright for a playlist and we’ve got Ænigmatum, Spirit Adrift, Benediction, Sweven, Massacre, Conjurer, Dirty Vicar, and a ton more. Perfect for a lazy day by the water or speeding down the highway or training MMA. Whatever you’re doing, we got you. Cheers and enjoy.

Josh

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 191 (8.7.2021)

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The Playlist is BACK baby. Figured I’d take this one since it was my fault we missed the last couple. Hey man, gotta have a day in the sun and sand at least once a year right? Right. Alright then, you know how this works; we pull together a mixtape of jams we’ve been into this week, put it in a playlist, and paste it here for you to enjoy. This week we’ve got new Archspire, Spirit Adrift, Teeth, Eyes of Perdition, Deafheaven, Full of Hell, and Wolves In the Throne Room along with some choice cuts from Fluids, King Woman, Hail Spirit Noir, and True Widow. And that’s just naming a few as there’s several more in this mixtape that is fit for whatever you have going on this Saturday. So, hit the play button below and get your groove on. Or whatever else you want to get on. Your choice. Cheers.

– Josh

CANTO: Portrait, Spirit Adrift, Fire In The Mountains, and More

Well, I head out to California tomorrow and that’s a crazy concept to me.

  • Portrait have unveiled details surrounding a new album, titled At One with None. That will be out on September 3rd through Metal Blade Records, and you can check out the new single, “Phantom Fathomer”, right here.
  • Weedeater have announced the second leg of their 2021 U.S. tour. Those dates run from September 3rd through the 18th, and support will be in the form of The Atomic Bitchwax, Joe Buck Yourself, and Rebelmatic. Tickets can be acquired at this location.
  • Fire In The Mountains rolled out the first round of bands for the 2022 festival, which includes the likes of Eternal Champion, Obsequiae, Dreadnought, Haunter, Dbuk, and Ghosts of Glaciers. This is gonna be good. And I already have a ticket!
  • Spirit Adrift are releasing a new 3-song EP titled Forge Your Future on August 27th through Century Media. Pre-orders for that are available here, and you can check out the lyric video for the title track immediately below. What a great way to close a work week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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