Two weeks removed from Part 1 and we’re not out of the woods. And, quite to the contrary, we’re in the thick of it. Threat level 100….I guess. So much uncertainty, so much unknowing, so much virus, so much panic, so much hoarding, so much of all the bad stuff. We’re all tired of the ‘so much’ and it seems this thing is just getting a head of steam. Anyway, we’ve got a nice set of tunes to help push back the virus scares and bring forth the headbang; we’ve got Death, Obituary, Eyehategod, WASP, Katatonia, KISS, Mortician, and so much more. Indeed, all the bands you’d hold dear when trying to exorcize some demons and/or some asshole virus. So, jump inside that play button immediately below and try to forget, for just a second, what’s happening outside our windows. Maybe, just maybe, you find some sort of normalcy for a fleeting moment.
Tomorrow, Unholy Desecration are releasing their debut full-length album to the world, Unholy Horde, through Confused Records. Start to finish, it is a tremendous display of blackened death metal and is absolutely an album you won’t want to miss. And today, however, we are thrilled to share this beast of a record a little early and ensure it gets on your radar. Give it a listen, end to end, after the jump.
Turin’s Hot Sunday Blood may or may not be a band you’ve heard of but since Kein Licht is their third effort, you should know them by now. Grunge is the dish du jour but this band has so much more to offer than just that, think 90s somewhat radio friendly altmetal but colored by today’s harder strains. The album hits on deep themes through the lens of a young woman’s eyes suffering from psychological chinks in the armor and hurls it at you with depressive tones and atmospheric riffs. Even though the album has been out since December, we recently had the chance to reach out with our Profile questions and below you will find their responses. Dig in and support! Continue reading
Ols, the one-woman dark neofolk project out of Poland, has revealed a haunting new video for “W ciemny las,” serving as the second single taken from the upcoming new album, Widma, out April 17th through Pagan Records. Translating to “Into A Dark Forest,” this song and visual offers an immensely somber and introspective journey, set entirely in the natural environment. Exploring a range of thought and emotion, it is as complex as it is compelling both in sight and sound. Today, Nine Circles is extremely proud to premiere both the track and video.
Episode 33 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is for the February Album of the Month pick which is Fluid Existential Inversions from L.A.’s Intronaut and it’s another stellar stop on their journey that’s taken them from sludge to atmospheric post-metal to truly progressive metal and everything in between. But, one thing is, and has been, abundantly clear about the band; each new album sees them actually progress in lieu of stagnate. Because of that, the conversation was all over the place but a deep discussion was had and resoundingly everyone liked it to one degree or another.