Now that ‘best of’ season is almost behind us (key word: almost. Also, I’m going to miss it.), what’s everyone hoping to get this year from the metal world? While we don’t have a looking glass to see past these first few months, I’m optimistic that 2022 will have some epic releases to offer by the time December rolls around again. Maybe. We’ll see. Anyway, we’re leading off this week’s new metal list with three that could certainly fit the bill of ‘most anticipated’ and we kick those off with another doom stunner from Mizmor, Wiegedood’s darkest and most surprising album to date, and a blackened deathcore body blow from Worm Shepherd. For the second full week of January, this is a hell of a start. PLUS, there’s several more in the list that follows. You know what to do from here.Continue reading
Squeezing one more in this week, just because I was cleaning out the inbox anyway.
- We’ll start with Anomalie, one of my favorite discoveries of the last couple years. Their new album, Tranceformation, is out on November 5th through AOP Records, and today they shared a new track titled “Cerulean Sun”, which features Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ. Awesome.
- And then we have Whitechapel, who are following up on the news of their massive upcoming tour with Cannibal Corpse with a new track and video for “Orphan”. That’s another one taken from Kin, which is out on October 29th through Metal Blade Records.
- Sticking with Metal Blade for another couple seconds, if you couldn’t wait to hear God Ends Here, the latest from Aeon, the full album is now available for streaming right here.
- Wiegedood, which is kinda just fun to say (assuming I’m saying it right), dropped a new track today titled “Nuages”. That’s taken from their upcoming new album, There’s Always Blood At The End Of The Road, which will be available on January 14th through Century Media.
- I guess we’re going to double up on Century Media today as well. Omnium Gatherum (also fun to say) released a video for the new track “Fortitude”. Origin is out on November 5th, and the aforementioned video is available below. Enjoy that while I finalize packing for L.A.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Skipped yesterday because… I was doing something? Skipping tomorrow and Monday as well because long weekend. Yay negligence!
- We should probably start with the dope Skeletonwitch tour announcement that dropped yesterday. U.S. dates with Soft Kill, portrayal of guilt, Devil Master, Martyrdöd, and Wiegedood. Yes, that is a large bill. And holy crap am I pumped.
- Screw it. Here’s another tasty tour. Mastodon (yay), Coheed & Cambria (less yay), and Every Time I Die (yay again). In case you weren’t aware, Crack The Skye turns 10 this year, so Mastodon will be playing that album in full. That’s just straight up awesome. I wanna go.
- Not sure if you’ve familiarized with the project known as Elizabeth Colour Wheel. If you haven’t, allow me to introduce you to “Pink Palm”, the opening track to the upcoming debut album, Nocebo. That drops March 15th via The Flenser.
- I had a lot of videos to pick from today, so I decided to settle on some doom from Wolf Counsel. This track is called “Nova” and will be featured on their upcoming album, Destination Void, which drops next week.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I was down for the better part of yesterday with off and on fever and generally just felt like death warmed over. As you can guess, this morning has been tons of fun so far. And I can’t even manage a decent cup of coffee — TONS of fun. Anyway, we’ve got another good playlist of songs we collectively jammed last week. The pickings have been strong so there’s no shortage of great music lately and this week’s list reflects that. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel here then hit the play button below. We’ll be seeing you here throughout the week. Continue reading
So, besides championing the music I love to the masses here at Nine Circles, I also bash a bunch of instruments together under the perhaps ill-conceived name Necrolytic Goat Converter. I mention this for two reasons: 1) so it doesn’t feel like it’s coming out of nowhere when I mention my new album Isolated Evolution comes out August 18 and you can pre-order it here, and 2) one of the things that often gets mentioned in both reviews and interviews for ANY band or album is influences. Drawing comparisons and tracing lines to other music is par for the course when it comes to reviewing albums – heck, we do it ourselves here all the time.
So, since it’s been asked of me more than once and it gives me the chance to briefly wax poetic on some of the music I love, this edition of Nine Circles ov… highlights some of the specific songs and bands that served as a foundation upon which I constructed the album. Which I will again gladly point out you can pre-order using the link above. That being said, let’s dig in… Continue reading