Circle Pit: Albums We Missed, Q3 2017

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Here we are at the end of the third quarter, well really two weeks into the last quarter of the year. But, who’s counting? We missed some things that we wanted to cover around their respective release dates — it happens. As we do from time to time, a few of us got together to share some albums that we feel strongly about and that should garner more of your time as a listener. Whether you decide to set aside some precious time for these is up to you but we love them and hope you feel the same. So without further ado, here’s our picks out of what we didn’t cover but should have… Continue reading

Profile: Shon of Synapse Defect

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Synapse Defect

Last month Atlanta transplants Synapse Defect released Gridsludge, a single taken from their upcoming album Quantitative Easing. The band identifies as a cross between death metal and grindcore which, based on this single, is a fair take. But that’s not the complete picture, one run through of the track and technical, mathy and even alienesque seem to paint the complete picture. Behind the single’s release and ahead of the album we had the opportunity to ask Shon our set of Profile questions so head inside to see what he had to say and while you’re there take a listen to Gridsludge. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 13 (10.16.2017)

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Fitting that we’re in October and are on lucky playlist number 13. Not sure about you but I stayed up way too late watching Hammer Horror films last night and am currently drowning myself in pot after pot of coffee. But, ’tis the season for this kind of thing. As usual we have an eclectic mix for you in the following playlist and since it’s Monday we all need an extra kick in the head to get moving. Catch up on the last 12 volumes right here and subscribe while you’re at it. Without further ado, hit the play button below and see what we’ve all been listening to.  Continue reading

Video Premier: Death on Fire – “American Scum”

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We mentioned yesterday in Tim Kenefic’s Profile that Death on Fire has been cooking up some new material and today we are premiering a new video for their track “American Scum.” If the title doesn’t give it away, this is a scathing look at the high cost of the so called American Dream and just how we, as a nation, have all played a role in one form or another. The band’s mix of death and thrash metal here provide an unforgiving backdrop for the also unforgiving scenes contained in the video. Head inside to see and hear for yourself. Continue reading

Profile: Tim Kenefic of Death on Fire

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Tim Kenefic

Back in May of this year Death on Fire, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Tim Kenefic, released Lazerwulf Demos. The band’s blend of classic metal, thrash, death and even a touch of experimentation translates extremely well and even though it may not sound like it on paper, it is indeed cohesive, and not to mention, a multi-headed beast of an effort. Death on Fire is currently working on new material so stay tuned for more information on that. But for now, head inside to get acquainted with Kenefic via his answers to our set of Profile questions.

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