Hello friends! It is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means—Bandcamp Friday! Time to support some of your favorite artists (if you can/want…I’m not here to peer pressure) as Bandcamp waves their revenue fee today. I know that one of my purchases will be this dynamite EP that I am about to dive into as it is time to drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offerings: MŮRA‘s Doom Invocations and Narcotic Rituals and Firestone Walker’s Brewing Company‘s Chocolate Cherry Stout.Continue reading
Cave Of Swimmers have been around since 2012 and have finally released their debut full length Aurora. And what a surprise it is after two EP’s worth of what could be described as “doom-prog.” This album shifts effortlessly between a Mars Volta meets System of a Down vibe to a thrashtastic Megadeth vibe while giving a world music spin to their particular brand of metal. It’s a mouthful on paper but rest assured it works seamlessly and is an absolute blast to experience. Head below to get the details of a recent chat between Buke and drummer Arturo Garcia.
On March 9th, exactly one week from today, Domestikwom’s Wallowing in Misery EP will see a physical release through Philip K. Discs. Originally offered as a digital-only release last summer, amidst the height of the global pandemic, we at Nine Circles are extremely excited to celebrate the limited cassette run for this project, and the first release of the year from PKD, with the premiere of the impressively jarring new video for “Queen of Putrescence.” While the second track on the EP has been available for streaming through Bandcamp, this added visual element offers a completely different experience and is well-worth the emotional exploration. Give it a watch for yourself directly below.Continue reading
Hello friends and happy Friday! The last Friday of January, if you can believe it. It has been cold and a little gloomy here in Chicago and I have been looking forward to diving into this week’s offerings: Sumeru‘s Blood Ordinance and Sketchbook Brewing‘s Honeybird.Continue reading
Every so often, an album comes around that seems hell bent on breaking all the rules. Metal is no stranger to this, and even in a genre where the rules are played exceptionally fast and loose, we’ve seen lots of innovation in arrangement, songwriting and instrumentation. Sometimes this innovation is simply doing what’s least expected for its own sake, but sometimes it comes from a place that is truly inspired, seemingly beamed into the world as an already conceived idea flowing out of a human vessel. Enter Farer and their truly unique debut Monad.Continue reading