Best of 2017: Zorn of Zornheym

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Sweden’s extreme metallers Zornheym released their debut full length, Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns, back in September on Non Serviam Records. Epic and grandiose are just a couple of words that describe the nine tracks found on this symphonic metal album, it’s heavy and extreme in precisely the right places but the atmosphere is the real star here and the super crisp production helps drive the point home. Zorn (lead guitarist) sent us his picks from 2017, head inside to see what he chose.  Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Ministry, D.R.I., Thou and more!

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Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen

July 12, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. It’s a quiet week here at Nine Circles, but is that the case around the metal world? WE SHALL SEE. Here’s some stuff you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Revolver (I know, I know) has a new feature on Ministry during which Al Jourgensen describes how the band blew much of their $750,000 advance for the Psalm 69 record on drugs. Let’s go live to San Diego for a reaction!!!

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CANTO: First round of MDF bands, upcoming Kataklysm tour, and more

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“Why don’t you spend nowhere with me? Follow the river and the path of the ones. Write our names on the shore. Forever – I can’t find, struggling in a world undefined. Decide how you want it to be, I’m not eternity.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: RIP Philthy Animal

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Long day in Boston before a night out in Boston. Two things I don’t hate.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

Canto: Updates from Lindemann, Lamb of God, Thy Art is Murder, and More!

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Hello. It’s Friday. Let’s get weird.

  • Obviously, we’re all a little curious about Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann‘s new project, Lindemann. Some further details emerged today, as it turns out Carach Angren keyboardist Ardek will be contributing orchestral arrangements.
  • Well, we finally have some legitimate evidence that a new Lamb of God record is coming in the near future. And by “near future” I mean “probably 2016.” Better than nothing, I guess.
  • Here’s a new tour alert for your Friday: Veil of Maya, Revocation, Oceano and others will be hitting the road together in May and June. That could be fun…for people other than me.
  • Thy Art is Murder almost wanted to make noise with the cover of their upcoming album, Holy War. It looks innocent enough now…but it almost featured a suicide bomber. That probably wouldn’t have gone over well.
  • Finally, because it’s Friday, you’re getting a David Hasselhoff music video. Because it’s metal as all hell.

You must be entertained!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey