The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 60 (12.15.2018)

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Welcome back y’all.  It’s been an interesting week.  Work sucks (who actually likes their job anyway?) but I’ve been consoling myself by taking extra time in the mornings to take the train to work in lieu of driving.  It gives me time to listen to an album on the way there and an album on the way home, which when coupled with the cold winter air and exercise has been doing wonders for my moods.  It’s also helping immensely when it comes to categorizing my year end list.  I still took time to check out the new song from American Football though; I grew up a sad man from Illinois and I’ll die a sad man from Illinois.  Want to see what else I and my colleagues have been listening to?  Check the playlist below…

– Vincent

Receiving the Evcharist: Envy and Rubus Red

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Envy’s Alnair in August and Hangar 24 Brewing Company’s Rubus Red.   Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 6 (8.29.2017)


Greetings, friends. For consecutive weeks, we are running the playlist a day late because we are disorganized as hell behind the scenes. Just kidding. It’s because we do things with our lives and all of you are pretty low in the priority pecking order. The good news, however, is that we have a whopping 22 delicious tracks to help get you through the next couple hours. I think you know the drill at this point. The YouTube Channel is here. The playlist is below. En. Joy. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 23


It’s #CONCERTPALOOZA2015! The guys throw aside the headlines this week because they have three shows to discuss this week — including one tour they both caught! Hop on in and take a listen to our thoughts on: Killswitch Engage & Rise AgainstDeafheaven, Envy & Tribulation; and of course, Blind Guardian & Grave Digger! Also, new albums from Abigail Williams and Horrendous, too.

All that and much, much more in Episode 23, so check it out!

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Concert Review: Deafheaven, Tribulation, and Envy (November 3, 2015)


Maybe it was the exertion from the first two shows in the previous three days, or maybe it was the letdown in excitement level from the first show to the second. But for one reason or another, convincing myself I actually wanted to see Deafheaven and Tribulation on a weeknight down in Boston proved to be a challenge. Regardless, as always, I eventually overcame my fleeting moment of responsible thought and found myself en route to the Royale for my third show in four nights. And, despite my apathy going into it, the last show of this extended weekend very well may have been the best one.  Continue reading