Profile: Poland’s Extreme Grindcore Unit Hostia

Hostia
Hostia

Warsaw, Poland based Hostia will be your favorite grindcore band on the strength of their self-titled debut full length due out this week on Via Nocturna. And you’ve probably never heard of them. Strong statement? Maybe. But they made us believers with their venomous approach to an already devastating genre. It’s thirteen songs of spewed bile rallying against religion, establishment and the boring status quo that sucks you in from the opening bell of “Corroded Cross” and finds you picking up teeth along the way to closer “Karl’s Delicatessen.” Plus, the production on this thing is such that not a second is wasted or lost under the weight of blasts and warp speed riffs. Just ahead of Hostia we sat down with the band to get acquainted via our set of Profile questions. Read on to see what they had to say and be sure to support the band from the links contained within. Continue reading

Profile: Kyle Rasmussen of Vitriol

Vitriol
Vitriol – pic courtesy of Charlotte Gane

We here at Nine Circles are telling you here and now: this death / extreme metal band from Portland, Oregon are the real deal. Vitriol will be releasing their independent EP, Pain Will Define Their Deathon November 10 and you need to be the first in line to grab a copy. This is a band that could care less about trends or whatever the current metal “spice of the day” is and aren’t afraid to tell you as much. They instead rely on what is extreme to them and what gets their point across that humanity is a dumpster fire of epic proportions and they have the soundtrack to prove it. Indeed, Hate Eternal, Nile and Deathspell Omega will be used as jump off points for describing their sound but within the three tracks that grace Pain Will Define Their Death, this band weilds the power to split the genre wide open. As luck would have it, we had an opportunity to ask Kyle Rasmussen (guitars, vocals) our set of Profile questions and he was an absolute champ with his responses and it is a MUST read. Move on it and be on the lookout for the EP to hit Bandcamp… Continue reading