CANTO: Der Weg einer Freiheit, Converge, Swallow the Sun, and More

Today has been a suboptimal day for my allergies.

  • If it wasn’t already obvious, I’m really excited about the new Der Weg einer Freiheit album. So we’ll start with this immersive VR video for “Monument”. Noktvrn is set for a November 19th release through Season of Mist.
  • And then we’ll hop over to Converge, who have announced a new collaborative album, Bloodmoon: 1. That project will feature the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, and Stephen Brodsky, which is awesome. That’s also a November 19th release, through Epitaph Records. Check out the lead track, “Blood Moon”, right here.
  • Swallow the Sun have announced a U.S. tour scheduled for this coming November and December. Support will be in the form of Abigail Williams and Wilderun, but unfortunately there are no dates near me. That said, this is an awesome bill and you should all go.
  • Extinction A.D. have signed on with Unique Leader, and have announced a new EP titled Chaos, Collusion, Carnage & Propaganda. That will be out on November 5th, and you can stream “Chaos” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 169 (2.20.2021)

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Hello and welcome again to another Saturday morning mixtape. This week, we have the excellent new single from Gojira, my favorite Sad Boy Jams, and quite a bit more metalcore than we’ve had on here in a while. Check it out below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Fire In The Mountains, Wilderun, Fuath, and More

Thankfully, there is a lot more to share today than there was yesterday.

  • Genghis Tron helped me open my day on a good note. They shared a new single, “Ritual Circle”, which is taken from their new upcoming full-length. Dream Weapon drops on March 26th through Relapse Records, and here is that pre-order link that you obviously need.
  • Yo, check out this Wilderun video for their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son“. That was released as a bonus track from 2020’s Veil of Imagination, out through Century Media Records. And it appears that Wilderun is working on their follow-up to that record, which is more good news!
  • Fire In The Mountains, my favorite festival on the goddamn planet, has made the decision to postpone one more year. Understandable, but obviously a bummer. As I’ve said throughout this year, I would rather hold out a little longer and get to experience the full version of something like a festival, than force the issue and rush an abbreviated (and potentially unsafe) version of it. That said, it looks like the festival planners have something in the works for us sooner than 2022, and that’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.
  • Finally, to end on a higher note, we have a new video from Fuath to share this evening. Check out “Into the Forest of Shadows” below. That, of course, is taken from II, which is out on March 19th through Season of Mist. I already pre-ordered it, did you?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Wilderun’s Evan Berry on their latest album, patience waiting on a major label, cancelled touring plans, Berklee College of Music, and more!

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Wilderun have, in a short timeframe, become a household name for progressive heavy metal fans and on the strength of their third full length Veil of Imagination, first for Century Media, they quite firmly place themselves at the forefront of thinking man’s progressive metal. We all need a reason to jump, cheer, and throw the horns right now and this band, and new album, is reason for all this.
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CANTO: Arcturus, Body Count, Wilderun, and More

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“As a traveler, I seek hospitality. As a wanderer, I seek immortality. As a journey through insanity, I seek divine comparity.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb