Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – October 19, 2018

wake up and smell satan

The Adversary is seeing much invocation of late. A man declaring himself the son of Satan has been acquitted in the attempted murder of an elderly woman. Meanwhile, a woman who says she is Satan is in jail in a shooting case. Elsewhere in crime, Satan has been declared innocent as instigator of a fire pit in Arkansas. “As far as the spiritual Satan goes, we’ve ruled that out. … He didn’t come up and stick his pitchfork in the ground and blow that hole out.” Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Solar Temple and Asylum Belgian Tripel

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Solar Temple’s Fertile Descent and Left Coast Brewing Company’s Asylum.   Continue reading

Premiere: Gorycz – “Czarna Ciecz”

Gorycz cover

For those that have been paying attention to Nine Circles happenings in recent weeks, Gorycz might be a name you stumbled on in the most recent edition of our playlist. And with the release of their debut album, Piach, quickly approaching, we are thrilled to introduce you to another track off the new album titled “Czarna Ciecz”. Check it out immediately below.
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Receiving the Evcharist: Carpe Noctem and Blood Junkie

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: Carpe Noctem’s Vitrun and Three Weavers Brewing Company’s Blood Junkie.   Continue reading

Album Review: Steingrab – “Jahre nach der Pest”

Steingrab - Jahre nach der Pest

Depressive black metal is exactly what it sounds like – dark and dreary tones evoke a highly depressive atmosphere, one that makes you shut the curtains and bask in the tones that strangely comfort when feeling low. However, what surprises me sometimes about black metal and its tones is its inherent tendency to be warm. It’s almost ironic, if you think about it – black metal, whose main characteristic is being cold and bleak, has suddenly turned warm and comforting, it’s as if more and more listeners are finally able to find something they can connect to. This leads me to Steingrab, whose dark atmosphere and warm tonalities on Jahre nach der Pest present an interesting juxtaposition that should be looked into with a fine-toothed comb.   Continue reading