Donuts & CANTO: Linkin Park, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and more!

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July 21, 2017

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

    • Leading off with some sad news: Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died yesterday of an apparent suicide. He was just 41. Rest in peace.

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Concert Review: Deafheaven, This Will Destroy You, and Emma Ruth Rundle, 3.16.2017

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Deafheaven has become one of my favorite live bands for many reasons. I’ve seen them numerous times over the past few years and they have always delivered great performances. Hell, I saw them twice in one day during Chicago Open Air last year. But what I’ve respected as much as anything else is the diversity of the lineups they perform with. Tribulation, Envy, Carcass, Between the Buried and Me… the list goes on and on. Varying bands from varying forms of metal, one tour to the next. This lineup at the Paradise Rock club a couple weeks back, featuring the likes of Emma Ruth Rundle and This Will Destroy You, might have been the most intriguing (or curious) yet. Continue reading

Best of 2016: Josh Thieler’s List

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My name is Josh Thieler. I love music. I love metal. I love lists. I say many things about metal music that I love in list form below. You know what this is. I don’t need an introduction paragraph. Continue reading

CANTO: Carcass/Deafheaven tour, new stuff from Metallica, and more

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“I can’t feel my bones, the blood has all dried up. I am caught in-between. I can’t feel my bones, the blood has all dried up. I’m not even dead.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles ov… Corey’s Top Live Performances of 2015

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For those who know me, I go to a lot of shows. But I’m not alone in that, many of us here at Nine Circles choose to let live music dominate our schedules and, more significantly, our income. But with good reason. For as good as the music is that we listen to on record, it is even more impressive live. Being surrounded by the energy that fills a venue as bands we admire pour their sounds over an audience, with all the visual and sonical elements that go with them, is among my favorite experiences on this God forsaken planet. So, with that said, before we roll into our more traditional formats for The Nine Circles ov… series, I would like to take this opportunity to share nine of my favorite live performances from 2015. Continue reading