CANTO: Suicide Silence, Cult of Lilith, Wacken World Wide, and More

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Hi. I’m on “vacation”, but figured I would spend an hour picking through emails. Let’s see what I’ve missed…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Suicide Silence, Septicflesh, Korpiklaani, and More

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“War berates us. The simplest heartbeat connects us. Rivers all flow into the ocean. I will meet you at the bottom.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Suicide Silence, Fallujah, Hostia, and More

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Week nine of this shit I think? Who cares. I’m having beer delivered shortly.

  • Suicide Silence are the latest to announce a virtual tour, and this one sounds pretty cool. The band will be offering unique sets, exclusive merchandise, and custom experiences for each market. That’s a creative way to put a “world tour” spin on the virtual tour reality we’ve become familiar with, and I’m all for it.
  • This seems pretty definitive. While previous rumblings that Mayhem Fest was going to return in 2020 didn’t quite pan out due to the current pandemic, the festival organizers appear ready for a full return in 2021.
  • It appears as though Fallujah are back in the studio, getting to work on a new record. I’m curious how they follow up Undying Light, which I wasn’t crazy about, because I was crazy about The Flesh Prevails and to a lesser extent Dreamless. We shall see…
  • Hostia has a new album dropping called Carnivore Carnival this fall through the Deformeathing Production label. They offered their first track from that effort today, called “Slaves”, so we will tie things up with that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Nine Circles ov…Random VNYL Metal Records

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It started about two years ago, and I have our Fearless Editor Josh to blame.  For Christmas I received a flat, square cardboard box containing a creamy white edition of the self titled album from Succumb.  I didn’t have a turntable…yet.

Two years later and I have a hefty collection spanning a plethora of genres, largely thanks my inability to stop my subscription to VNYL, a curated record subscription service.  Every month I get three albums created to my tastes based on my listening history on Spotify as well as my Discogs collection.  It can be hit or miss, particularly with their metal selections, but every time I start to pick up the phone to cancel another batch comes in with a surprise that makes me think, “Damn…maybe I should hold off another month.”   So for this edition of Nine Circles ov…let’s dive into nine curated metal selections sent to me and see if they’re truly reflective of my listening tastes.

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CANTO: Napalm Death, Lordi, Suicide Silence, and More

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Another clean sweep!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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