CANTO: Carach Angren, Osi and the Jupiter, Within Temptation, and More

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“They spoke of the loneliest shadow, a thousand year old enemy. When man bowed for souls of the new world, a thousand year old legacy.”

  • Osi and the Jupiter have announced that July 31st will be the release date of the new Appalachia EP through Eisenwald. Needless to say, this is one I will be picking up… and FITM nostalgia is only, like, 10% of the reason.
  • Carach Angren have released their third new single from their upcoming album, Franckensteina Strataemontanus,  which drops on June 26th through Season of Mist. Check out “Operation Compass” right here.
  • We’ll close with a couple new videos, because that just sounds fun. The first is from Within Temptation, for a new track called “Entertain You”. You can check that out here. Side note, you should be happy that I didn’t work a pun into this bit of news.
  • And finally, a new lyric video from Green Carnation for “Sentinels”. In case you haven’t checked out Leaves of Yesteryear yet, it’s very good. And it’s out now through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Static-X, Sepultura,Within Temptation, and More

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I can’t stop listening to the new stuff from Green Carnation and Paradise Lost. Just in case you were worried.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Scholar of the First Sin: Hera’s Best of 2019

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The Dark Souls franchise may own this title, but Aldia’s got nothing on me.

Last year around this time I made a statement, hoping that I would take it easier on the album listening; however, I also said that it would be for naught, as my 2019 release calendar was looking great and I was so excited about it.

However, life has a way of kicking you in the bollocks. Continue reading

CANTO: Within Temptation, Thy Art Is Murder, Killswitch Engage, and More

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I’m making a lot of cold brew. Weird, right?

  • Thy Art Is Murder announced a North American tour with Cannibal Corpse. They cover a lot of ground in October and mostly November, so check them out in a city near you.
  • Within Temptation canceled their set at a festival in Lebanon in response to another band, Mashrou’ Leila, being forced off the bill by Christian groups that apparently took issue with their openly gay singer and lyrical content, from what I read. I commend Within Temptation.
  • In case you wanted to see the cover artwork for Tool’s upcoming Fear Inoculum, here you go.
  • Check out this music video from Killswitch Engage for “I Am Broken Too”. It’s very Killswitch Engaging, and if you like clean vocal KSE, you’ll be all about this. Atonement drops on August 16th via Metal Blade.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

“What Did They Say?” Early 2019 Faves From the June AOTM Episode

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Did you listen to the June Album of the Month podcast episode?  Did you do the homework?  Did you think we would leave you hanging?  Fear not, for below you will find a quick list (with links to boot!) of all the albums mentioned by the Nine Circles crew as early 2019 favorites.  Dive in, take a listen, and let us know what else is killing you so far this year.

*Note: Abbath isn’t actually in this list.  That is an oversight, because I’ve been loving Outstrider.  But any chance to post a picture of Abbath can’t be passed up, so… Continue reading