Profile: Black Metal Funsters Necrosexual

Necrosexual
Necrosexual

In case you missed the underlying theme in the above band pic, Necrosexual are out for fun, black metal riffage and evidently Mustangs. Grim 1, the band’s debut, will see its release later this week and the nine tracks contained will either make you smirk with knowing affinity or smirk with the sheer amount of fun unearthed. Black metal and fun normally don’t go together but the marriage here is nearly inseparable. Ahead of Grim 1 we had the chance to discuss our set of Profile questions with the band and you definitely will want to read the band’s responses. Head inside to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Chaos Echoes and Carnevale

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Chaos Echoes’ Mouvement and The Lost Abbey Brewing Company’s Carnevale.   Continue reading

Album Review: Eigenlicht – “Self-Annihilating Consciousness”

Eigenlicht - Self Annihilating Consciousness

What is black metal anymore?  Does the label have any meaning left?  When it comes down to it, the music we celebrate here at Nine Circles is loud, abrasive, and marches to the beat of a rebellious heart.  People get caught up in categorization and labelling, under the impression that pigeonholing something gives them some sort of power over it.  Eigenlicht is having none of that on debut full length Self-Annihiliating Consciousness, a towering monolith of sound that pushes against the constraints of the genre, refusing to bow before something as devoid of meaning as “black metal” even as it uses some of the building blocks of the movement in its nebulous and far-reaching shape.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Rotting Sky and La Fin du Monde

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Rotting Sky’s Sedation and Unibroue Brewing Company’s La Fin du Monde.   Continue reading

Nine Circles ov…a 9C Review Preview (aka my Vacation Playlist)

9C metal vacation playlist

That’s right, folks…in a few short hours I will be on a plane and getting out of this god forsaken hell hole where it’s already stating to snow AGAIN and heading South for warmer climes, cooler waters, and copious amounts of alcohol – copious in this instance meaning maybe 1-2 drinks since I’m old and sleepy and my liver won’t stand for much more than that at this point.

But fear not!  Our lovely editor has made sure I am not forgoing my Nine Circles duties, and has loaded me up with  a ton of music to start digesting so when I get back I can get back to sharing what’s hot, what’s not, and what’ll curl your toes with glee or disgust (who am I to judge?).  So for this edition of Nine Circles ov… I give you a purview of a few things on my radar over the next few weeks.  Does this seem like a quick ploy to bang a column out before I leave for vacation?  Sure!  Does it matter?  You be the judge!     Continue reading