The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Tribulation was January 2021’s Album of the Month!

Episode 64 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing kicks off 2021 with a bang, as the gang waxes poetic about the latest from Swedish prog/goth/death rock/kitchen sink outfit Tribulation, whose new album Where the Gloom Becomes Sound has folks in a tizzy. Buke again assumes the captains chair and leads the chase with the usual suspects, and introduces newest member of the 9C gang Didrik to the insanity.

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Death Metal Stew: Frozen Soul, Nervosa, and Asphyx

I slept, and I dreamed.

I dreamed of ripping, gain to 11 HM2 riffs with an edge so brittle they would shatter. I dreamed of cavernous reverb, and of blistering tempos jackknifed into mid-paced stomps that locked into a pocket so deep I could feel the void. I dreamed of vocals both guttural and vicious, speaking to me in the tongues of ancient religions, intoning rites of passage into another world, another time.

I woke, and realized it was February and I had slept on killer old school death metal releases from Frozen Soul, Nervosa, and Apshyx. Rising from my decrepit tomb of a bed I exhaled a chilled breath and decided to rectify the situation.

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CANTO: Voivod, Teloch Vovin, Demon Head, and More

Holidays are dumb. I’m stressed.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: System Of A Down, Blind Guardian, Schammasch, and More

What a strange week! It’s been entertaining, if nothing else.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
cmb

CANTO: Benediction, Terror, Tallah, and More

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There is much to share today and I’m still only going to hook you up with four links.

  • Starting with Benediction, who have announced their next album (and first in like forever), will be out on October 16th through Nuclear Blast. It will be titled Scriptures, and you can listen to a new track called “Rabid Carnality” right now.
  • Terror have announced a 10th anniversary reissue of Keepers of the Faith. That will be available on October 2nd through Century Media Records and is available for pre-order right here.
  • Atmospheric metal collective Briqueville are releasing Quelle on October 2nd through Pelagic Records. You can pre-order that here, and check out a new track called “Akte XIII” here.
  • And we’ll close with a new video from Tallah for “Placenta”. Matriphagy is also out on October 2nd through Earache Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb