Initial Descent: May 26 – June 1, 2019

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Do you still get that rush when you find a new band that just does it for you? Or how about a new album from an old favorite that does the same? Each week these lists offer chances to experience that and this one is no different so let’s get the ball rollin’.

Darkthrone chose to let the fans hear new album Old Star, in its entirety, before anyone so Friday is the day to hear what will surely be the next chapter of black n’ punk that we’ve come to expect, love, and crank as loud as possible. Italian death metallers Fulci return with their second full length Tropical Sun, which is based around the movie Zombi 2, and it’s freaking great and nasty and vile but most of all it’s just wicked good death metal – family fun in the tropical sun. Speaking of wicked good death metal, Nekroí Theoí gets all up in the brutal side of the genre on debut Dead Gods but expect many surprises well beyond just sheer brutality – that’s all I’m giving up, go check it out. And rounding out the top slots this week is Gloryhammer with Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex which continues their forward march of damn near single handedly taking power metal to a whole new level.

There you have it but way more awaits immediately below so go find that rush. Continue reading

CANTO: Gloryhammer, Combichrist, Fallujah, and More

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Today was… a day.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 27

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We’re back with more Best-of-’15 recaps this week, as the guys look back at albums from ObsequiaeDeath Karma and Thulcandra, among others. Plus, Spotify’s year-end listening data, and a celebration of the now-MLS-CHAMPION PORTLAND TIMBERS! (You’re probably not excited about this so we’re going to get EXTRA excited about it!!!!)

All that and…really, not all that much more in Episode 27, but check it out anyway!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Visions ov Hell: Gloryhammer – “Rise of the Chaos Wizards”

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Gloryhammer are not messing around. Sure, their thing might be a bit tongue in cheek. Sure, they prefer monikers like their fictional names Angus McFife XIII, Prince of the Galactic Empire of Fife, and Zargothrax, the Dark Sorcerer of Auchtermuchty. But, when you think about it, who wouldn’t? Those are some pretty badass names. And if the frozen wizard had become unfrozen and risen to once again unleash hell, you’re going into battle with a cool name. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 19

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We’re back! Apologies to everyone for the extra week between shows–we probably would have gotten away with it all if it weren’t for those meddling technical difficulties!

Anyway, this week, the guys dig into new album announcements from Deafheaven and Children of Bodom, discuss an above-average number of sports-based things, and then Dan waxes poetic about Scottish symphonic power metal darlings, Gloryhammer. Plus, a tribute to late Nunslaughter drummer, Jim Konya.

All that and much, much more in Episode 19, so check it out!

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