Profile: Chris Kelly of Prog-Tech Behemoths Alustrium

Alustrium

We use the term Behemoths to describe Alustrium as the music on their upcoming third full length, A Monument To Silence, is matching in stature. Their progressive slant on tech death is an absolute diamond in a crowded gem mine and their attention to making each song pop with life and bravado helps keep them at the top of the heap. Their previous two outings were no slouches, but here they are unstoppable on all levels. Creative, catchy, heavy as hell, and bombastic are all proper descriptors but the list could go on and on. Just ahead of the album’s release we posed our Profile questions to guitarist and vocalist Chris Kelly to get under the hood a bit and find out what makes them tick. Head below to see how it went down and DO grab yourself a copy from the links contained within.

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Premiere: Gargowitch — “Cannibal Troten”

You may recall the premiere of “Les doigts de lampée – De la merde, lacustre – Cannibal troten“ back in March right here at Nine Circles. That stream, of course, was brought forth in anticipation of the first ever physical release of the first demos from French black noise practitioners Gargowitch, Avidee and Cannibal Troten. And today, it is our absolute pleasure to share the entirety of the mind-numbing journey that is Cannibal Troten, the latter of the two releases. Get lost in the 46 minutes of complete chaos immediately after the jump.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: An Autumn For Crippled Children was May 2021’s Album of the Month!

Episode 83 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing covers the ninth release from An Autumn For Crippled Children, As the Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes. Buke once again captains the episode with, again, a light cast of the usual suspects and one we haven’t heard from in awhile. The merry band of chatters break down the album, band, and its past releases. Head inside for the complete rundown.

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Profile: Sweden’s Rockers Electric Haze

Some folks are averse to having fun with music. But, not us and not Electric Haze. The Swedish heavy rockers just released their debut full length, Get In Line, and it’s a rocker from start to finish that works just as good by the pool or lake as it would on a hard partyin’ Friday night. It has riffs for days, melodies with hooks big enough to hang a coat on, amazing vocals, and a kinship to some of rock’s greatest. We recently sat down with the band and asked them our set of Profile questions to get some backstory and below are the results of said chat. Head inside to check it out and be sure to grab a copy of the new album from the links contained within.

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