Initial Descent: October 14 – 20, 2018

Exxxecutioner

As we get deeper in the year the metal just gets better and better. And amazingly, it hasn’t been shabby to this point so count your blessings folks. The list gets a little longer each week from here on out and I could’ve easily put way more than four up here. Be sure to stick around at the end of the list for picks from last week we missed but have since rectified it with extended listening sessions and vinyl purchases. Yea, I’m that guy AND I’ve got tapes too. Nerd.

Anyway, kicking these festivities off in a raucous way is the debut, Death Sentence, from England’s Exxxecutioner and if you thought this was porno grind you’re dead wrong. It’s eight tracks of kick ass blackened speed metal perfect for a night of drunken debauchery. Next up is one of NY’s shining death metal legends, Internal Bleeding, and thank Satan the brutish death contained within Corrupting Influence is so much better than that artwork, just sayin’. Following that is Outre-Tomb with Nécrovortex and good god almighty this is down and dirty morbid death that needs to be in your ears, NOW. Switching it up a bit, tempo wise, is Domkraft‘s Flood which flips the Neurosis meets Ufomammut switch but adds major apocalyptic heft which makes for a devastating second effort.

So, crushing top slots here but fear not as there’s more where that came from directly below… Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Internal Bleeding, Dark Tranquillity, Coliseum and more!

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Internal Bleeding drummer William Tolley

April 21, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

  • Leading off, some horrible news from Internal Bleeding: drummer William Tolley died tragically while fighting a fire with the Fire Department of New York — his day job for nearly a decade and a half. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in power, Bill.
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The Nine Circles Podcast: MDF 2015 Minisode I (May 22, 2015)

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Welcome to the first edition of our special, Maryland Deathfest 2015 minisode series!

We’re down in Baltimore for the lucky, 13th edition of our most hallowed U.S. metal festival, and pleased to bring you a quick recap of Day 1 (Thursday) of this year’s shenanigans. With a guest appearance from co-host emeritus Kevin Davis, as well as brief cameos from his girlfriend AND cat, we share our thoughts on Origin, Internal Bleeding, Devourment and Mobb Deep, as well as the James Joyce Pub and something called Zombeavers! Fun for everyone!

 

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Stay tuned for more by-day recaps, and make sure to follow Nine Circles on Twitter and Instagram (#MDF and #MDF2015) for real-time festival commentary throughout the weekend!