I most certainly do not need to go into detail about all the chaos and confusion that has existed in the world over the past three years. 2022 has been especially filled with new challenges and uncertainties, to the point where now I just throw my hands in the air and laugh as it all keeps piling up. Chaos. And confusion. But those that know me, know that I have few specific pursuits each day that help me keep at least some order in all of this. One of those, of course, is this blog. And a second one is running. Which is what brings us here today.Continue reading
Receiving the Evcharist: Teratoma and Tree House Brewing Company
Well, after a bit of a hiatus due to some really good and some not-so-really good happenings, I’m back to share what music I’m consuming my alcohol with… or is it the other way around? It doesn’t matter. Anyway, I took some inspiration from the wonderful Mr. Voss and decided to dive into a previously unfamiliar band and album for this week’s adventure. And I have good news to share, everybody! Not only did the tunes kick ass, I had just the beverage to go with it…Continue reading
Drummer, sound engineer, and producer Hannes Grossmann on new album “To Where the Light Retreats,” creative process between solo work and guest slots, TAMA drums, and much more!
Anyone familiar with Epitaph era Necrophagist or Obscura or Alkaloid, to name a few, will undoubtedly be familiar with Hannes Grossmann as he was an integral driving force behind all of it. Beyond drumming, he’s also a sound engineer and producer with a long list of credits under his belt. As if all that wasn’t enough, we’re on the eve of his fourth solo album, To Where the Light Retreats, which promises to be as technical and heavy as anything he’s ever been a part of. Head inside for an in depth discussion via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.Continue reading
Technically Inclined | Ep. 1: Necrophagist
Woohoo, it’s new segment time! Technically Inclined will be a new jam here on the Audio Thing, devoted primarily to appreciating the oft-overlooked — at least on this blog — genre of technical death metal.
Tech death: Buke’s known and loved it for years; Dan’s neutral and limited in his knowledge of it. And so, Technically Inclined will celebrate the genre by having Sensei Buke educate Padawan Dan on its many intricacies — one album (or in this case, one band) at a time. (Plus, with these goons, you know there’ll be jokes and banter involved. It’s basically written into our contracts at this point.)
So! For our first (and hopefully not only) venture into this world, jump on in and join us for our thoughts on dormant German tech legends NECROPHAGIST!
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Keep it heavy,
The Nine Circles Audio Thing: The Ocean was September 2020’s Album of the Month!
This episode of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is all about the Album of the Month for September which is Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic by Germany’s post metal/progressive metal juggernauts The Ocean which is available now on Metal Blade Records and Pelagic Records. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Ian, Angela, Hera (Cat), and Jon!Continue reading