The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 56 (11.17.2018)

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As I write this I’ve got some furious death metal punching holes in my eardrums and some really freakin’ phenomenal bourbon coating my insides. So, a good Friday…wait, Saturday. I don’t know, it’s late or early – whatever. Anyway, Thanksgiving is closing in which, in the metal and music world in general, means EOY time. Yea, I saw the Decibel thing get blasted because some dope leaked it but I didn’t read ahead to see what they picked – all it really did was remind me that I’ve got to start whittling my own list down and decide on this year’s bounty (it’s a must that I stock my liquor cabinet well). Moving on, we’ve got another stacked playlist in store for you below that, more than likely, features songs that will be attending EOY parties across the globe. But the point to this is these are all songs we’ve been cranking lately and we wanted to share the joy. So, BEHOLD, Vol. 56 awaits…

Enjoy your weekend, Happy Thanksgiving, and we will be seeing you here next week.

– Josh

Receiving the Evcharist: Anomalie and Stoneface F-Bomb

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Or as Nergal would probably write it: Vvvvvvvvv vvv Vvvvvvvvv.

Anyway. Hey everyone. Here I am. Stepping in for whatever that guy’s name is that usually covers this post. Steve something? That sounds right. Quick reminder, Receiving the Evcharist is that weekly feature where we allow our collective alcoholism to take center stage and use the pairing of a metal album to justify our self-destructive ways. So on that note, let’s talk about things I like a lot depend on: alcohol and metal. Ahem. This week’s stuff: Anomalie’s Integra and Stoneface Brewing Co.’s F-Bomb. Continue reading

Album Review: Azusa – “Heavy Yoke”

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Over the years, graphics in video games have evolved from tiny pixelated 8-bit characters to much more photo realistic art styles, and while this is generally seen as an advancement of the medium, in the last 10 years or so, there’s been another movement to bring back that old 8-bit aesthetic, using modern tech to evolve that style to do things it never could in its original incarnation. Think of it as an alternate history. While it’d ever be a mistake to call anything that Swedish extreme metal band Extol did basic, their 5-album discography covered a lot of ground, and any of those albums could provide foundational anchor for a whole band. In the year 2018, we receive just such an album in Heavy Yoke, the debut album from AzusaContinue reading

Wintersun Live at the Palladium, 10.13.2018

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Band: Wintersun

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: Palladium, Worcester, MA

Date: October 13, 2018

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CANTO: Psycho Las Vegas, Bruce Dickinson, Imperialist, and More

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Let’s face it, this is probably the last Canto of the week. Fridays are for shits and the lack of giving them.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb