The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 224 (3.26.2022)

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Holy shit…we’re already a quarter of the way through the year? Are you kidding me!?!? It’s funny how time plays tricks on you: it feels like the year just kicked off, but as the same time it feels like it’s been an eternity since the world was normal (if it ever was). Last night for the first time in over two and half years I went to a show and it…was…okay? I don’t think I’ll ever be completely comfortable being packed like cattle in a too-hot room with hundred of other sweaty bacteria-laden bodies, but man was it great to catch that vibe of live performance again. So you’ll forgive me if I open the 224th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with some tunes that speak to the heart of my comeback concert.

Don’t worry, though: I think the rest of the 9C gang has the metal covered for you. Josh is first out of the gate this week with the newest from Jungle Rot, and some killer music from Enslaved, Stabbing, Thou, and a slick mashup I won’t spoil. Anton brings the new brutal with a terrifying video from Cult Burial, Katharos XIII, and the latest from Ufomammut. Vincent sticks to more sedate waters with more Orville Peck and Midwife, but throws in som vintage Depeche Mode and than some nasty death with Hath. I don’t like playing favorites (except when it’s Buke) but Angela has fast been proving to be a veritable fountain of great recommendations, and this week she brings it with NOÊTA, Chalk Hands, and a killer new track from the mighty hardcore legends Terror. And if that wasn’t enough Buke comes in to clean up with Anthrax, Kvaen, Druid Lord, Mystifier, and some Joe Walsh of all people before finally tucking us in with some Dio.

Get listening. Stay safe. See you next week.

Chris

CANTO: Deathwhite, Mantar, Terror, and More

Well, once again it was proven that The Ocean is greater than all things.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Withered, Terror, Cold Cave, and More

Metal internet is mostly garbage, and we do our best to be slightly less garbage.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Soilwork, Within Temptation, Culted, and More

Hold your children close and pray for oblivion.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Benediction, Terror, Tallah, and More

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There is much to share today and I’m still only going to hook you up with four links.

  • Starting with Benediction, who have announced their next album (and first in like forever), will be out on October 16th through Nuclear Blast. It will be titled Scriptures, and you can listen to a new track called “Rabid Carnality” right now.
  • Terror have announced a 10th anniversary reissue of Keepers of the Faith. That will be available on October 2nd through Century Media Records and is available for pre-order right here.
  • Atmospheric metal collective Briqueville are releasing Quelle on October 2nd through Pelagic Records. You can pre-order that here, and check out a new track called “Akte XIII” here.
  • And we’ll close with a new video from Tallah for “Placenta”. Matriphagy is also out on October 2nd through Earache Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb