Davao City, Philippines: Black/Death Metal Scene, Part I


The international underground scene is proliferate with bands deserving of more media coverage. From Southeast Asia, located in the southern-most island Mindanao, of the Philippines, Davao City has quietly birthed a fertile hotbed of underground black/death/thrash metal. Davao City has been the scene of many metal shows in the Southeast Asian region, including tourstops by the likes of Impiety and Abhorer. It’s about time some of the local bands from this city get some due attention. This article is the first in a series focusing on the Philippine metal scene. Continue reading

Interview: Marco Banco of Tyrants Blood


Tyrants Blood was started by ex-Witches Hammer/ex-Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco in the year 2006. Their underground classic debut album, Into the Kingdom of Graves, was recently re-released by Tridoid Records. Al Necro got together with the legendary guitarist of Blasphemy to revisit one of underground kvlt metal’s most defining moments. Continue reading

Album Review: Bestial Raids – “Master Satan’s Witchery”


In recent weeks, Nine Circles readers checked out my round-up consisting of three Nuclear War Now Productions! releases. The latest record from the vaunted underground label comes from a familiar name to fans of underground war/bestial black/death. The band is none other than Bestial Raids and their latest full-length album is called Master Satan’s Witchery.

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