CANTO: Amon Amarth’s new drummer, MDF XV lineup, Steel Panther updates, and more

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“Behold all that you now know… evil, evil.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 52

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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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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Receiving the Evcharist: Pelican and Finch’s Beer Co.

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So I’ll admit that my timing with the Chicago beer is a little curious. I suppose I was only in that city two weeks ago, but it would have made more sense to run this little number last week. Regardless, I decided to follow last week’s trend and spin (literally) a more recent record (literally) this Thursday evening. And by evening I mean basically Friday morning… it just about to strike midnight. I know, I know, my game has been weak this… week. But life changes frequently and sometimes you gotta go with the flow. More on that front in a couple weeks when I run my column. For now, let’s focus on what really matters. The Metal: Pelican – The Cliff. The Booze: Finch’s Beer Company Hardcore Chimera. Continue reading

Album Review: Denouncement Pyre – “Black Sun Unbound”

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Before exploring the inner workings of Black Sun Unbound, the latest effort from Australian black metal quartet Denouncement Pyre, it’s worth prefacing this review with the acknowledgement that less than two months ago I was not even aware of this band’s existence. It was a brief, yet undoubtedly momentous, performance at Maryland Deathfest under the midday sun that projected them into my periphery. This particular festival has quite the track record of serving as an introduction to previously undiscovered black masters for myself and many of my compatriots (Mgła, Taake, etc). With this third full length effort from Denouncement Pyre, that trend continues. As impressive as their performance was two months ago, this release builds off that successfully. Black Sun Unbound will prove to be one of the premier albums of 2016 across genres. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 50

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The guys discuss the latest announcements about the forthcoming Maryland Deathfest XV, then Corey highlights his first-ever trip to Chicago for the inaugural Chicago Open Air festival. Plus, new music from Vow of ThornsPsalm ZeroBlood Red Throne and others!

All that and much, much more in Episode 50, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan