The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 30

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Big news about Behemoth‘s plans to tour The Satanist (in full!) this spring, then a breakdown of new albums from Hostium and The Lion’s Daughter. Plus, the guys pay tribute to fallen cultural heroes David Bowie and Alan Rickman in our Heaven & Hell section.

All that and much, much more in Episode 30, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Initial Descent: January 15, 2016

Welcome back to Initial Descent! There’s finally enough new stuff dropping this week to make a post out of! Plus, definitely had to get back in the swing ahead of next week’s slate of new releases, which promises to be absolutely ridiculous. Anyway, we’ve got some death, some funeral doom, some black…a little of everything this week. So check out our highlights after the jump:
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Album Review: Hostium – “The Bloodwine of Satan”

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When the calendar turns from one year to the next, after all the end of year posts have run, the attention quickly turns to the album that will bring in the new year. After obsessing over twelve months of music only a week ago, it becomes a moment of excited anticipation and renewed curiosity for upcoming releases. When I examined the albums slated to drop in the early stages of 2016, my attention immediately fell the debut full-length album from Vancouver’s Hostium. Consider it a case of judging a book by its cover, but Drinking the Bloodwine of Satan was an album I had high expectations for. And for the most part, the quality contained within these passages are undeniable. Yet, at the same time, the potential Hostium evidence early does not feel fully realized. Continue reading