The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 170 (2.27.2021)

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It’s Saturday afternoon here on the east coast and before too long it’ll be an actual weekend for me. Hope the same for you. And, to go along with that, we’ve got another playlist tailor made for weekend vibes; I’ve got new stuff from Timo Ellis and Portal of Pazuzu, Chris has some King Gizzard and Transylvania Stud, Vince brings The Ruins of Beverast, Ian drops Astronoid and Loathe, and Angela showcases YOB and Ahab. Stacked playlist to be sure, but there’s way more included so jump in and enjoy….

– Josh

CANTO: SNAFU, Body Void, Brand of Sacrifice, and More

This has been one of the weirdest weeks ever. Oh well. At least hockey is on tonight.

  • Detroit hardcore/thrash crew SNAFU are releasing their sophomore effort, Exile//Banishment, on March 26th through Life After Death Records. You can pre-order that and check out the first single, “Choking Game”, through Bandcamp. I’ve already done both. Go Red Wings.
  • Blackened doom duo Body Void have signed on with Prosthetic Records and are releasing their debut through that label on April 23rd, titled Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth. Here’s the pre-order link, and a new track titled “Wound” is streaming over at Metal Injection.
  • A couple videos today, and I’m in a sludge mood, so here’s something new I found in the inbox that I’ve been vibing with. This is the latest clip from Aulnes, a collective based out of Quebec, for “Vivre dans l’abandon”. That’s the title-track from last year’s release, which can be scooped up here.
  • And we’ll close with the new video from Brand of Sacrifice for “Altered Eyes”. That’s a new single taken from Lifeblood, which is set for a March 5th release through Blood Blast Distribution.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Receiving the Evcharist: Body Void & Keeper and Raspberry Blush

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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: Body Void & Keeper’s Split and Mikkeller Brewing Company’s Raspberry Blush.

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Embracing the Descent: March 10 – 16, 2019

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So, with this being our third Embracing the Descent you should be up to speed but as a reminder: we briefly discuss a handful of the current week’s new releases that stood out for whatever reason. We say handful since going all in for 40 – 60 albums just ain’t happening. Now that you’re back up to speed, again, let’s jump into a few from this week and don’t forget to check out the full listing from Monday’s Initial Descent. And by all means, leave us a comment if you have thoughts on this particular piece. Continue reading

Album Review: Body Void – “I Live Inside a Burning House”

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When you talk about something being heavy, what does that mean to you?  Heavy as in the music, the tone of the instrumentation, the thickness of sound?  Heavy as in the songwriting, the manner in which the riffs hit the ears?  Heavy as in the subject matter, the lyrical inspirations of the album?  With San Fransisco’s Body Void and their latest album I Live Inside a Burning Houseyou get the sum of all three of these, and the result is undeniably heavy.   Continue reading