CANTO: Skeletonwitch and Metallica news, Louder Than Life lineup, and more


“A perfect body, a twisted mind. Starvation and loathing, we fuck ’til it bleeds. Scratch claw and scream,’til it feels like I’m almost alive… These are the words to justify… All against all.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles ov… Maryland Deathfest XII (2014)


Ahhhh it is finally mid-May. Which means the annual countdown to Maryland Deathfest is well in place. Of course, the reason MDF has become an annual tradition is because of all the incredible memories from past experiences. And what better way is there to reflect on some of the better moments from America’s premier death metal festival than with this particular piece of content? Let’s start by revisiting the highlights of MDF 2014…

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I’m exhausted. Here are some metal-based things. Now go away.

Pretty… pretty… pretty… pretty good.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

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Hey everyone, I’m officially back into the flow of the routine now that MDF is all said and done. I still haven’t decided if that’s a good thing yet. But, you don’t care, so let’s bring metal back into focus:

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

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!