CANTO: Necronomicon, The Well, Chiasmata, and More


Three straight weeks from Hell begins… NOW.

  • In case you weren’t aware, some stuff was stolen from the Musonia School of Music that was once owned by the legendary Randy Rhoads back on Thanksgiving night. Well, a couple weeks later, some of the items have surfaced… in a dumpster.
  • Necronomicon dropped a new music video for “The Thousand Masks”. It’s NSFW for anyone still at W at this point in the day. Reminder that Unus dropped back in October via Season of Mist.
  • The Well have announced a run of shows in both Europe and North America. The dates run late January through early March. Support is in the form of R.I.P. on some dates, and Zig-Zags on others.
  • It’s a slow day, so let’s close with some prog metal. This is Chiasmata with the track “Absolution”. I am of the understanding that there will be a new album out in the near future.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Embracing the Descent: May 5 – 11, 2019


Welcome back to another edition of Embracing the Descent and another opportunity to catch some fire from this week’s incoming metal. Miss us last week? Rhetorical question, of course. Recap time: if it’s your first visit, we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason and maybe, from time to time, a week behind. We won’t be hitting everything because a 40 – 60 entry piece ain’t happening and who’s got that kind of time anyway. Let’s jump in and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 76 (04.20.2019)

playlist - mixtape

Hmm.  Today feels like a significant day for some reason?  I don’t know why I’m getting that impression.  It’s just a normal Saturday, after all.  Maybe because it finally feels like spring is here: the trees are growing, the buds are blooming, herbs are sprouting, and grass covers the high hills around here.  To be blunt: it fucking rules.  And we’ve got the perfect soundtrack to get the joint hoppin’.  Rise and grind and check it out below:

– Vincent