The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Creeping Death’s Trey Pemberton on “Wretched Illusions,” College Football, and Much More!

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Wretched Illusions, the debut full-length from Dallas, TX’s death metal powerhouse Creeping Death landed on September 27th via Entertainment One and it’s a screeching old school groove death fest, with more riffs than a Catskill comic and an authenticity that’s second to none. The 9C crew has been keeping this on repeat since it dropped in the old inbox, and we couldn’t wait to get the chance to hit the band up for some more info. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 98 (9.28.2019)

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Welcome one, welcome all to another Saturday morning, and another edition of our weekly mixtape, made just for you.  This week we’ve got new jams from Caïna (YES), Alcest (FUCK YES), Josh brings a slew of good death metal to the table, and I finally listened to The Cowboy Album ™ and found it…pretty good honestly.  Get your weekend started at the play button below.

– Vincent

Nine Circles ov…Death Metal in 2019

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Death metal has seen a banner year. And, it’s seen a year that clearly divided the genre into swampy caveman ooze and extreme for the sake of extreme. Basically, whatever is your preference is out there and your favorite album awaits. This is the year for death metal fans and that’s the bottom line. Yes, I do realize we’re closing in on EOY season but for us, all that fun is held until, you know, the end of the year so why not broach some of the good shit now? Rhetorical, of course. As a reminder, last time we did this was for black metal and it was a silver platter of offerings so be sure to revisit that. Moving on, we do have rules for this piece. I hate rules. But, the only one for this Nine Circles ov… is that anything covered here can only be albums we haven’t covered in long form which leaves out Vitriol, Fluids, Tomb Mold, and several other holy-hell-top-notch albums. Be that as it may, there’s tons here to dig into from 2019 so get your shovel and dig until you hit the coffins.
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Initial Descent: September 22 – 28, 2019

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Expect Halloween talk here for a bit, just FYI. Between Chris kicking off this year’s Hooptober, 3 From Hell, and AHS 1984 starting, the season is off to a killer start (see what I did there?). Those things are all great and as a bonus we’ve got, what might be, the longest list of new metal thus far so let’s jump right in…

Everything’s bigger in Texas, is what they say, and Creeping Death prove it on their full length debut of cracking death metal – don’t miss it folks, just don’t. Opeth return with their next prog filled opus and honestly some old Opeth creeps in but without a doubt, it’s another great album and I can’t wait to see all the “I’M MAD STILL” happen – wait for it…. You want psych metal that’s as retro as it is exceptionally great? The Neptune Power Federation definitely have you covered there and no they’re not a throwback rasslin’ group for those of you with questions. Last up top is everyone’s favorite sludgers, Fister, who cover classic metal tracks in their own wretched way. And it’s fantastic, so get on that. 

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 91 (8.10.2019)

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Hello once again, fellow travellers.  We’re gonna keep this short and sweet today.  We’re back at you once again with another edition of our handcrafted playlist.  This week, I’m back on my Peter Gabriel bullshit, Russian Circles gets some nice representation, and Josh has rounded up the best track premiers from this week and beyond.  What else is in there?  Only one way to find out.

– Vincent