The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 18 (11.20.2017)


Short work week ahead so that’s always a plus but we still have a few days to slog through to get there. And it’s Monday so hopefully you’re caffeinated and ready to roll. But if not we have the perfect playlist consisting of all the stuff we jammed on last week to help you get the proverbial juices flowing and see you through the day. We hope you dig it and as usual you can subscribe to our YouTube channel here to get a jump on what we do the minute it happens. Instant gratification at its finest. Anyway, head inside and hit the play button… Continue reading

Initial Descent: November 12 – 18, 2017

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Lady Beast

By the time you read this piece next week we will all be in a turkey coma and waiting to see who moves first on getting the hundreds of boxes down for decorations and such. It’s a standoff, everyone in the room will be hoping you’ll do it while you hope they do it. Good times indeed. But for this week we have another sizable load of metal for your ears to get wrapped around so let’s get to it. First up is glorious NWOBHM meets thrash of Lady Beast‘s sophomore album Vicious Breed which is raucous good time, next up is the varied and all-encompassing palate of death metal, noise rock and post-metal on Last Bastion of Cowardice from Northless, Cavalera Conspiracy return with their fourth full length Psychosis and honestly I’m not sure what I was expecting but this far exceeds anything I was anticipating, let’s just say: the roots are revisited and this thing is an absolute must and closing out the top slots is Daxma with their stunning post-metal meets doom metal approach on The Head Which Becomes the SkullAs usual, we’re not even close to being done so get in there and enjoy… Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Baroness, Judas Priest, Deftones and more!

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July 19, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Baroness have been announced as the headliner of something called the Brewtal Beer Fest out in Pittsburgh. They’re the only band on the bill that I really could give two shits about, but hey, at least there’ll be some good breweries!

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Donuts & CANTO: Oranssi Pazuzu, Enslaved, Cavalera Conspiracy and more!

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Oranssi Pazuzu

May 24, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, I’m super pumped because I’ll be seeing Oranssi Pazuzu at MDF this weekend. If you don’t have plans to go to MDF this weekend, but do live in the New York City area, you’re in luck: the band announced a show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus. Get on it.

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Just the Tip: November 4’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday!

Unfortunately, as we mentioned yesterday on the Twitter, the pod’s taking this week off due to some complications both foreseen (Dan moving) and unforeseen (Time Warner Cable sucking a fat one and not assigning a technician to Dan’s internet-setup appointment on Sunday, thereby rendering him Internet-less until Thursday)–so we won’t really be discussing these guys, but…maybe they might be worth a listen for some of you? I dunno. Oh well, here’s what we’ve got this week:

November 4, 2014

Cavalera Conspiracy – Pandemonium (Napalm)

The Skull – For Those Which Are Asleep (Tee Pee)

Sidious – Revealed in Profane Splendour (Kaotoxin)


As you may notice, there’s an absence of Lordi here! Finally, Spotify came through and shat the bed on getting an album we actually couldn’t care less about for a change! And even if they’d gotten it, I can tell you with absolute certainty that I wouldn’t have touched Scare Force One absent an opportunity to rip it to shreds on the podcast.

Anyway, barring any further Time Warner fuck-uppage, we should be back with the podcast as usual next week–just in time for new stuff from Machine Head, Carcass and…maybe even Pink Floyd? (Oh hell, who are we kidding…definitely Pink Floyd. Corey’s Floyd-boner will not be suppressed by genre-boundary-crossing.) Anyway, check these out if you feel like it, and then check back later today for Quickies!


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