CANTO: Nixil, Tsjuder, Scream Maker, and More

It’s a two week stretch of chaos and then I think things become more tolerable?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Donuts & CANTO: Tsjuder, Dååth, The Amity Affliction, and More

Knocking this out real quick before birthday festivities… which mostly involve me being alone in the woods.

  • We’ll start with Dååth, who dropped a cover of Death’s “”The Philosopher”. I have mixed feelings about certain things being covered, but I must say this is quite good. And I think we’re getting an album later this year maybe!
  • Rivers of Nihil released some live session footage as part of Audiotree’s From Nothing series. The clip actually includes Jake Dieffenbach on vocals, with the material coming right before their split, closing that chapter for the band.
  • New stuff from Tsjuder! The next single taken from Helvegr, titled “Iron Beast”, can be heard here. As a reminder, that album is set for a June 23 release through Season of Mist.
  • Static Abyss is dropping a new album on June 30 through Peaceville titled Aborted Reality. Yesterday they unveiled a new single from that, “Wormskinned”, which you can check out here.
  • And I’ll see myself out with the latest from The Amity Affliction. Check out the video for “Not Without My Ghosts” below. That’s the title-track from their new album, out on May 12 through Pure Noise.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

CANTO: Tsjuder, Cattle Decapitation, Enforced, and More

It appears this week will not be tapering off exactly as I would have hoped.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 45 (6.18.2018)


In the next few days the solstice will arrive, marking the longest day of the year before making its inexorable tread back to darkness.  So why not listen to some of the music the Nine Circles staff have been blasting in an increasingly futile attempt to impose some semblance of order into our chaotic lives? There’s a mix of a number of different sounds this week, running from hardcore and black metal to country and whatever we’re classifying Zeal & Ardor these days (besides excellent).

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Initial Descent: September 18’s New Releases in Brief

windhand band

What? Where’s “Wake Up and Smell the Satan”? Welp, our pal Ritual Grim’s taking a very well-deserved break this week. If I remember correctly, he’s spending his vacation standing menacingly in front of Kim Davis’s building in Kentucky, chanting various Satanic phrases. Grim gonna Grim, I guess.

In any case, you’ve got me to lead things off. And man, today’s a busy new release day. I don’t know if I just wasn’t paying close enough attention before, but after looking through the schedule earlier this morning, this week ended up being sneakily LOADED with new stuff. And more importantly, new stuff we actually care about, too! (For the most part, at least) Check it out:
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