Throwback Thursday: Market Square Day and Dio, v. 2016


Remember last year (or maybe two years ago?) when I used Market Square Day as a reason to talk about Dio? Well, that time is here again. A few key pieces of background information: 1. I live in Portsmouth, NH — the best small city on the god damn planet. And that’s partly because 2. Dio was born here. Finally, 3. This coming Saturday is Market Square Day. So what better opportunity is there to talk about all of the above than the present? Continue reading

CANTO: Immortal updates/drama, Scar Symmetry tour, and more


“Where has he gone? What have you done? A voice commands from high above this earth. From the soil his blood cries out to me. Murder, liar, vengeance, deceit.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Let’s Immortalize Dio in Downtown Portsmouth!


Good morning, everyone! I’m coming at you this fine Wednesday monrning with a special edition of the Canto. This is partly I’m working in Boston today and probably won’t get to do the real Canto tonight. But more importantly, there has been a recent push to build a statue of the late Ronnie James Dio in his place of birth, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (which, of course, I also call home). This, my friends, is something that deserves all the attention and support it can generate. So as Literati Overlord here at Nine Circles, I made it my duty to alert the masses. Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Resurrection Kings – “Who Did You Run To”


Last week, resident doom metal artist turned power metal fiend, Dustin Grooms brought you his review of Resurrection Kings debut self-titled album. This week, Resurrection Kings dropped a video for “Who Did You Run To” off that very album. I can honestly say that I share in Dustin’s enthusiasm for whatever cheesy genre name you want to slap on Resurrection Kings. Born out of members of Dio, Dokken and Black Sabbath, the credentials back up a powerful, gloriously cheesy metal performance. Continue reading

CANTO: RIP Jimmy Bain, visa issues for Cradle of Filth, and news from Amon Amarth


Today has been productive. Which is good, given the previous several days. Hurray!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey