The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 134 (6.20.2020)

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Welcome to another exciting edition of our Saturday morning playlist. This week, we’ve got the outrageously good Unleash the Archers single, one from the new Vile Creature album (also a confirmed good time), a smattering of post-hardcore favorites, and much more. Click down below if you’re not a false.

– Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 102 (10.26.2019)

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Welcome to a special s p o o k y Saturday edition of the Nine Circles Playlist.  To celebrate the fact that Halloween is right around the corner, we decided to include not only the songs we’ve been jamming this week, but also some of the staff’s favorite horror movie clips.  If you’ve ever wanted to get even further into the minds of the people who write for this site, that you’ve come to know and love (hopefully), then today’s your lucky day.  Or who knows, maybe you just want something that’ll scare you senseless first thing in the morning.  It be like that sometimes.

Thrills, chills, and a whole lot of riffs await you below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Flotsam and Jetsam, Triptykon/Roadburn, and More

Ronnie James Dio

I hope you assholes voted today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Throwback Thursday: Mercyful Fate’s “A Dangerous Meeting”

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Earlier this week, I got the opportunity to turn a friend on to Mercyful Fate. Of course, I chose the same route I’d taken many years ago—introducing them to “A Dangerous Meeting,” from the band’s classic album, Don’t Break The Oath. And funny enough, my friend had the same reaction as I’d had: his jaw hit the floor in amazement. From the loud, trebly production, to King Diamond’s vocal performance, to Oath‘s sinister artwork, this was and still is metal embodied to its fullest. So let’s use this week’s #tbt and dig in a bit… Continue reading

Quickies: Ride the Lightning turns 30, Overkill hit the Top 40, and more

Popular opinion claims that there are only two things we can be certain of–death and taxes. I, however, would argue for the addition of a third to that list–Quickies. Because here we are again, folks–as we are everyday–to deliver you links to other people’s metal sites for coverage of metal news we missed throughout the day. Like a well-oiled machine. Anyway, let’s take a look at what we missed today:

That’ll do it for today. Check back tomorrow for more Horns Up stuff!


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