The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Car Bomb’s Greg Kubacki on their new album “Mordial,” advantages of DIY, Metallica, and much more!

Car Bomb

Car Bomb is, in many ways, an anomaly in extreme metal. They’ve done things on their own terms for nearly twenty years now and with each new album they continue to push not only their own boundaries but the boundaries of extreme metal. The recently released Mordial is yet another shining example of pushing forward and even toppling their fantastic Meta from 2016. Progressive, mathy, grind, bombastic, are all tags that fit the band’s sound but still barely touch the totality of their capabilities and they showcase all of this and so much more on this new album. Head below to dig in. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Immortal Bird and Sanctification

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: Immortal Bird’s Thrive On Neglect and Russian River Brewing Company’s Sanctification. Continue reading

Profile: Justin Vølus of Vargheist Records

Vargheist Records

We’ve profiled a ton of bands over the last handful of years but very few labels – yea I know, total fail. Today we’re proud to feature one such label, Vargheist Records, and its owner Justin Vølus. Vargheist Records is based out of South Carolina and is making its mark featuring some of the most extreme underground metal you’ll find anywhere. We’re in this really good place where these kind of labels are popping up again and it’s a very good thing indeed. In the coming months we hope to feature more but for now, head inside to see what Justin had to say to our ‘Record Label’ curated set of Profile questions, then head over to the links embedded below to load up on Vargheist Records’ offerings – their roster is growing so don’t miss out. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Primitive Man & Hell and Yeti Imperial Stout

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: Primitive Man & Hell’s Split and Great Divide Brewing Company’s Yeti Imperial Stout.   Continue reading

Second Circle: WOORMS and Orchid

Second Circle

In Dante’s Inferno, the second circle begins the proper punishment of Hell, a place where “no thing gleams.” It is reserved for those overcome with Lust, where carnal appetites hold sway over reason. In Nine Circles, it’s where we do shorter reviews of new (ish) albums that share a common theme.

In sharing a common theme, Louisiana’s WOORMS and India’s Orchid are out there on the spectrum of tripping the light fantastic. One does it with mind melting sludge and noise while the other does it with mind challenging technical ecstacy in the form of the avantgarde and extreme. So, for this Second Circle we’re taking a look at Slake and Miasma and how it would be best to take both in separate listening sessions so complete brain corrosion is avoided. Continue reading