DragonForce (still a thing), have revealed details regarding their next album. Their eighth full length will be called Extreme Power Metal and it drops on September 27th. You can check out a video for the first single now, titled “Highway to Oblivion.”
We here at Nine Circles endeavor to bring to you, our devoted readers, as much razor sharp insight and commentary into the hidden pockets, nooks, and crevices the extreme metal world can offer. We have burrowed into the underground scenes of Singapore and the Philippines, profiled some of the best and darkest metal labels around, and even reviewed a record or two.
But even our exacting eye and archeological know-how can’t dig up every release that comes out in a year. Sometimes things get lost in the panoply of splits, reissues, cassette only demos and 800g quadruple sided splattered with the tears of an angel vinyl exclusive. Who knows how these obscure nuggets missed our Sauron gaze? Lack of marketing funds? Little social media presence? It doesn’t matter, for in today’s edition of Nine Circles ov… I attempt to shed some light on these obscure, little known bands…
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Leading off, ’tis the season for Maryland Deathfest cancellations! Word on the Twitter is that Batushka has had to cancel their appearance at this year’s edition of the festival. Not seeing an official statement from either party yet, but…FUUUUUUUUUUCK if true.