I feel like I said this recently, but the everflowing stream of live shows and fests are excellent news. I mean, EXCELLENT. We’ve all missed them, and each other for that matter. Even if you’re the dude that loves to windmill dead in the middle of the crowded floor…you have been missed. Me? I won’t be in the middle of said floor, but will be holding up the bar in the back grinning from ear to ear to actually see this magical thing happen again. Anyway, I digress as we’re here for new metal and that we have tons of. Atmospheric black metal is something Svneatr dive into even deeper than before on their latest, Impaled Nazarene make sick music for sick folks and they continue their sick black metal pulverization of humanity this week, the band with the always stunning Conanish album covers and excellent heavy metal, Cirith Ungol, are once again upon us with a quick ripper of an EP, and Engraver offer up another quick ripper of an EP but this time thrash is the name of the game. Head below to find all the albums that will empty your wallet and go plan your upcoming events wisely. See you there.Continue reading
The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 163 (1.9.2020) – Alexi Laiho Tribute
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape series. This week, we’re focusing on a deep dive through the music of Alexi Laiho. Children of Bodom are a band that many of us on staff recall as being our gateway towards heavier music in our formative years, myself included. In honor of Alexi’s life and legacy, here are our favorite cuts he’s been a part of.
The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 52
Corey’s tied up this week, so joining Dan on the pod is special guest Daniel Jackson! Dan is the mastermind behind Void Ritual, Dead Wretch and a bunch of other projects, and was also recently named editor of the forthcoming Kwinn Metal blog. The conversation was recorded on Tuesday, and took the two Dans all over the place — from Opeth to Maryland Deathfest to Mare Cognitum and more. It’s a hell of a time, trust us.
All that and much, much more in Episode 52, so check it out!
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Album Review: Diavolos – “You Lived, Now Die”
These days people get so damn serious that they forget metal is supposed to be fun. Music is our escape. The one time that we don’t have to worry about terrorism, crises and other issues. Thankfully, Diavolos is here to bring us some straight forward, fun old school death metal that will help us forget about all our worries and anxieties. With their debut LP, You Lived, Now Die Diavolos have created a fun, head-bopping tribute to the heroes of the old school. Knowing who you are and what you want to accomplish is an unbeatable character trait and Diavolos have both with their shameless worship of the altars of death metal. Continue reading