Receiving the Evcharist: Gaerea and Escorpion Negro

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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: Gaerea’s Limbo and Baja Brewing Company’s Escorpion Negro.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: July 19 – 25, 2020

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If you’re reading this, I highly recommend doing your research on all the new metals we’ve got this week and particularly the lead off four albums. I’m not Australian but CRIKEY this is a good week. How good? Read on… Gaerea had a great debut album two years ago but now, on their sophomore effort, they have an excellent album that’s equal parts dark black metal and thundering melodies—they truly have found their calling here. Next up is a trio of death metal delights: Exhibit A is of the technical / brutal persuasion from Defeated Sanity which is a barnburner of epic proportions, if you can get past the production. Exhibit B is of the technical (not tech) variety from Ahtme and is a blast from start to finish, plus that crazy album art. And, Exhibit C is of the “all in but the kitchen sink” variety from Writhing and while it is very short, it’s a whole lot of ass kicking in six minutes. So, four down and tons more to go. Explore, explore and the more you will know. Poet and didn’t know it…and all…whatever. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 138 (7.18.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape.  This week, we have a ton of new singles from Unleash the Archers, Primitive Man, Black Magnet, and Full of Hell & Health.  Plus, Chris gives us a triple dose of Fear, we throw a bunch of Rebel Wizard at you (because seriously Magickal Mystical Indifference absolutely rules), and much more.  As always, listen below, and thanks for checking this out.

– Vincent


 

CANTO: Sabaton, Bismuth, Horseneck, and More

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“In times they are needed, such times they appear. When a leader has fallen, a hero arise.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 133 (6.13.2020)

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Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mix tape. This week, we’ve got the great new Terminal Nation track, a surprising amount of brutal death metal from Chris, and I bust out one of my favorite sad boy jams. Take a listen below.

– Vincent