Nine Circles is a team-run blog dedicated to heavy metal music of all types. Created by Corey Butterworth and Dan Kaplan, the site was born as Horns Up in April 2014 and has established itself as a broad look at the world of metal through news stories, album and concert reviews and much, much more. It’s irreverent, banter-filled coverage of the genre we know and adore.
Since being reborn as Nine Circles in March 2015, the vision has continued to shift to provide an ever greater array of content and the addition of a chaotically entertaining podcast known as The Nine Circles Audio Thing. At present day, Nine Circles now includes: unique columns, daily news recaps, reviews, profiles, interviews, podcasts, photography, and, of course, strong personalities and opinions.
Nine Circles is a constantly growing and evolving site that implements new content and writing styles regularly. While some of the guard has since ventured elsewhere in life, the Nine Circles soul remains intact.
If you’d like to pitch us on any content or if you are interested in joining our team, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Denizens of Hell
Corey Butterworth – Literati Overlord
Chris Voss – Necrolytic Scribe
Dan Kaplan – Serious Art Critic™
Vincent Martinek – Metal Visionary; Passionate Man
Zyklonius – Devourer of Donuts
Hera Vidal – Scholar of the First Sin
Matthew Buchan (Buke) – Opeth Lover & Podcaster Extraordinaire