Best of 2016: Jonathan Petkau’s List

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Many of you know Jonathan Petkau from his podcast Respectably Loud or his other podcast, which he does with his wife, The X-Hausted Files or from his tireless efforts with the almighty Skulltoaster on Metal Minute or from his black metal project Domestikwom or possibly for keeping the list for MetalBandCampGiftClub nice and tidy. To say Jon is a busy man is an understatement and what I’ve mentioned doesn’t even include Dad duties. So, it is with extreme pleasure and appreciation that we are able to present his Best of 2016 list. Honestly I don’t know where he finds the time to listen to music at all but even the busiest of people need a soundtrack so without further ado, click that continue reading button and jump in. Continue reading

CANTO: Updates from Carnifex, Death Angel, and a new project called Oracles

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“Who would pray to anything but the mountain, and wish for anything but lightening to split the night? Who would praise anything but the sun above, that brings each dawn and our radiant day?”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Black Tusk/Holy Grail Tour, Abbath Snow Globes, and More!

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I took yesterday off because I was in Boston and also didn’t care.

Yeah, it’s weird. And by weird I mean kinda bad.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles Podcast: MDF 2015 Minisode IV (May 25, 2015)

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Happy Memorial Day!

We’re back with our fourth and final recap of Maryland Deathfest 2015–this time, covering Sunday’s shenanigans. While bands like D.R.I., Early Graves, Thantifaxath and Portal were slaying at the Soundstage and Rams Head Live, Dan, Corey, Kevin and special guest / friend of the pod Dan Blumenthal were holding it down at the Edison Lot for Tombs, Goatsnake, Demilich, Anaal Nathrakh, Primordial, Neurosis, AMORPHIS (!!!) and a whole host of others.

Special shout-outs again to the many friends we made or caught up with this weekend down in Baltimore. Won’t spell everyone out here, as we already do so in the episode, but suffice it to say, this weekend wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you all!

That all being said, give this final mini-sode a listen and see how it all went down on Sunday!

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Daily Bang: Corey’s Top 25 Albums of 2014

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Not one to miss out on another chance to share ‘The Best of 2014’, get excited to see a complete rundown of all the albums that made it into my Top 25 in a straightforward, easy to read list. That’s right. No reviews, no write-ups… just the list. Quick note, the Top 10 is ordered, the honorable mentions are not. So, without further delay, here they are…

– TOP FOUR –

Behemoth – The Satanist

Sólstafir – Ótta

Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen

Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity

– REMAINING TOP 10 –

Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun

Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere

Saor – Aura

Arkona – Yav

Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite

Enthroned – Sovereigns

– HONORABLE MENTIONS – 

Fen – Carrion Skies

Demonic Resurrection – The Demon King

Panopticon – Roads to the North

Novembers Doom – Bled White

Anathema – Distant Satellites

Vallenfyre – Splinters

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun

Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire

Alraune – The Process of Self-Immolation 

Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum 

Devin Townsend – 

Eyehategod – Eyehategod

Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Triptykon – Melana Chasmata

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden

And there you have it! Everything we’ve talked about and reviewed over the past few weeks on both the blog and in our podcast is right here. Yes, I am aware this was promised to you yesterday. Unfortunately some lingering holiday obligations after work prevented me from getting this done yesterday evening. Deal with it. And on that note, I think, just maybe, 2014 is officially a wrap…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.