CANTO: Drab Majesty, Killswitch Engage, Armored Saint, and More

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What a week. He says for the seventh straight week.

  • This announcement came as little surprise, but Fire In The Mountains has been postponed to 2021. I say postponed and not canceled because it looks like they are going to keep some of the key elements of 2020’s festival intact, which is great. I am going to do everything I can to be there next year.
  • Killswitch Engage are releasing Atonement II B-Sides For Charity. 100% of those proceeds will go directly to COVID-19 relief, which is awesome. It’s officially on Bandcamp right now, before moving to all other platforms next week. Jump on that shit.
  • Drab Majesty news is always worth sharing, so here they are performing a cover of Blind Melon’s “No Rain”. As expected, it’s a ton of fun. Here’s the Bandcamp link. Also, if you haven’t already, go spend a ton of money on Bandcamp today.
  • Armored Saint has released a new video for “Isolation (Live from Isolation)”, a live re-recording of the track taken from 1987’s Raising Fear. Let’s watch it together, because in all this, I am enjoying seeing bands pull these kinds of things off.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Chris and Dan Count Down Their Favorite Non-Metal of 2019!

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Episode 34 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing takes a break from all that loud metal for the holidays as Chris and Dan go on for probably too long about their favorite non-metal music of 2019. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 94 (8.31.2019)

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We’re back again folks.  I don’t have much to say except that I’m grateful again for my colleagues and friends who pick up my weekly column when life gets in the way (go check out Corey’s Evcharist from this past week and witness his return to the throne).  This week has had some pretty amazing highs and some pretty serious lows but I’m grateful for the music that’s allowed me to hit the pause button on life along the way.  You’ll find some of our favorite stuff here that we’ve been jamming the last week, as usual, irrelevant of genre and release date constraints.  Just an honest look at what we here listen to in our down time.  Take a look and a listen below, and thanks for checking it out.

– Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 85 (6.22.2019)

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Another week has gone by and I’ve found myself beset with yet another annoying round of illness.  I’m beginning to question if there isn’t some divine presence out there that is punishing me for something or another; I used to be one of those people who never gets sick, and in the last 7 months I’ve dealt with everything from the flu to e. coli.  Fortunately it’s the weekend, which means I get free reign to lay around in bed and recuperate with some good music, and so do you, thanks to another installment of our weekly playlist.  Of particular note this week is the new Drab Majesty single and video accompaniment, which a ton of us on staff are going nuts for, but there’s plenty in there for any and all tastes.  Take a listen below, and as always, thanks for checking us out.

– Vincent

CANTO: Drab Majesty, Devourment, Metal & Beer Fest, and More

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I’m bored.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb