Video Premiere: Domestikwom — “Queen of Putrescence”

On March 9th, exactly one week from today, Domestikwom’s Wallowing in Misery EP will see a physical release through Philip K. Discs. Originally offered as a digital-only release last summer, amidst the height of the global pandemic, we at Nine Circles are extremely excited to celebrate the limited cassette run for this project, and the first release of the year from PKD, with the premiere of the impressively jarring new video for “Queen of Putrescence.” While the second track on the EP has been available for streaming through Bandcamp, this added visual element offers a completely different experience and is well-worth the emotional exploration. Give it a watch for yourself directly below.

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Profile: Eifion of Tech Proggers Arcaeon

Tech prog may have been a bit much for what Arcaeon have to offer on their just released full length Cascadence, but it fits the avant nature of what the band offers over the course of 12 tracks and 50 minutes of run time. It is technical in nature, progressive in its ideals, but heavy as hell when it needs to be. The way the band weaves soaring vocals, lead heavy riffs, and insane time signatures is next level and that’s just complementing the first couple tracks on this thing. I took note of this band back in 2018 with their EP Balance and they’ve managed to up their game in every possible way. The album is catchy, technical, forward thinking, and insanely heavy which means you need to check it out posthaste. We recently had the chance to catch up with bassist Eifion to get the scoop on all things Arcaeon so check it out below and be sure to secure a copy from the links contained within.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Tribulation was January 2021’s Album of the Month!

Episode 64 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing kicks off 2021 with a bang, as the gang waxes poetic about the latest from Swedish prog/goth/death rock/kitchen sink outfit Tribulation, whose new album Where the Gloom Becomes Sound has folks in a tizzy. Buke again assumes the captains chair and leads the chase with the usual suspects, and introduces newest member of the 9C gang Didrik to the insanity.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Best of 2020

Best of 2020

For this episode we go all in with most of the staff for our best of 2020 picks. We hit the high notes of what tickled our fancies for the year that was a shitstorm and even welcomed in a new member to the family. So, buckle up for an epic episode that has a wealth of stuff you may have missed and be sure to take notes, artists we mention need your support so open up those wallets and purses.

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