The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 210 (12.18.2021)

playlist - mixtape

It’s a week until Christmas. My listening habits have leaned even more into metal than usual, but that’s probably because I’m whittling away on my year-end lists when I’m not editing some of the other you’ll see crop up in here in the next few weeks.

It’s been great seeing the love the latest from Iron Maiden has been getting from the metal community so let’s kick off the 210 edition of the Nine Circles Playlist with one of my favorites from their latest, Senjutsu. Funeral Mist just released a black metal bomb with Deiform, so it feels appropriate to defile the playlist with some of their new music. Elsewhere in the Nine Circles universe Anton maintains the extremity with some furious grind courtesy of Takafumi Matsubara and even more nastiness from White Void and Eximperitus. Josh may be on vacation with his family, but that didn’t stop him from picking some truly nasty music, with As the World Dies, Gingivectomy, and Demiser leading the pack. Vincent flexes his genre muscles with picks from Midwife, Creation Lily, and Yellow Eyes while Buke brings us back to the classroom with killers from King Diamond, Forbidden, and Amon Amarth, among others.

If that wasn’t enough, Angela wraps the week up with Lucy Dacus, Darkher, and a banger from Horrendous. Not sure if we’ll have playlists the next two weeks with the holidays falling on a Saturday, but if we don’t, this feels like a good one to end the year on! So until the unknown “next time,” keep it heavy!

Chris

CANTO: Kataan, White Void, Solbrud, and More

Some seriously cool shit to share this Friday. Not a bad way to start a weekend.

  • Kataan, the newest project featuring Nicholas Thornbury (Vattnet Viskar) and Brett Boland (Astronoid), have signed on with Prosthetic Records, and have announced a self-titled debut EP set for a May 7th release. Check out the first single, “Processor”, right now. It’s fucking unreal and I couldn’t be more excited about this project.
  • Decibel Magazine has announced a 200th issue livestream show, scheduled for April 30th. It’s a massive lineup featuring the likes of Khemmis, Wake, Horrendous, and more. The event is presented by Metal Blade, and you can get the full scoop here.
  • And a couple videos today, being a Friday and all. The first coming from Solbrud. This is the new clip for “Sjæleskrig”, taken from the audio/visual live album, Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn. That is set for an international release on March 26th through Eisenwald.
  • We’ll close with the new video from White Void for “There Is No Freedom But The End”, taken from their debut album, Anti, which is out now through Nuclear Blast.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
cmb

CANTO: Der Weg einer Freiheit, Cult of Luna, White Void, and More

Busy day out there today!

  • I woke up to a newsletter from Der Weg einer Freiheit this morning, which is always a good way to start a day. The black metallers out of Germany have signed a fresh contract with Season of Mist, and are preparing a new album for next year.
  • Cult of Luna shared a new track today, which is equally as exciting. “Three Bridges” is taken from their upcoming new EP, The Raging River, which is out on February 5th through Red Creek, and will be distributed by Metal Blade (in North America).
  • White Void have signed on to a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records, as they prepare for the release of their debut album. Anti will be out on March 12th, and you can check out a teaser of that album here.
  • INNO, the dark metal project featuring members of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Hour Of Penance, premiered a new video today for “The Last Sun”. That track is taken from The Rain Under (Time To Kill Records), and you can give it a watch immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
cmb