Initial Descent: September 15 – 21, 2019

Exhorder
Exhorder

It’s fully warranted, at this point, to have the fall and Halloween stuff out in stores but I’m already seeing the xmas stuff out in full force. Seriously. I mean look, I get it, santa is a heck of a money maker but pump the brakes on everything except Halloween, just for now. Thanks. Anyway, we’ve got yet another great list of new metal this week so let’s dig in…

Exhorder return with a KILLER slab of melodic thrash and it’s so freaking good after 27 years of silence, it’s aggressive and in your face – welcome back! Cult of Luna push the limits of post metal on their seventh full length, Engulf offer up another EP of wicked good extreme death metal plus a guest spot from a certain member of Vitriol doesn’t hurt (mile wide grin for me), and Monolord slow it down a bit as well as trim a hair or two off their fuzz to make their Relapse Records debut a doom outing to remember. TONS more await…go do the thing.  Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 93 (8.24.2019)

playlist - mixtape

I may have been behind in my playlist duties last week but I’m coming back with a vengeance today.  Thanks to Josh, as ever, for having my back when life causes things to slip through the cracks.  As usual, today brings another opportunity for us here at 9C to grace your ears with our sublime and spotless taste in songs.  This week, my own playlist picks run the gamut from folk to classic Coheed and Cambria to death metal, we’ve got new jams from Coffins and Blanck Mass, and Chris throws some Joe Satriani in there for good measure.  Drop out of life with coffee in hand and get your weekend started right.

– Vincent

 

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 89 (7.27.2019)

playlist - mixtape

Folks, it’s Saturday. The day that felt like it’d never come. But alas and long week be damned it’s time for whatever it is you do when you’re not paying the bills. And of course we’re here to help soundtrack the whole thing with another loaded playlist of the things we’ve been jamming this week. We’ve got tons of death metal, some hardcore..ish sludge, a little bit of black metal, a lot of stuff in between, and we close the whole thing down with a tribute to Des Kensel who just announced his departure from High On Fire, sad news. Go, hit the play button, and let the rough side drag. Oh, if you were subscribed to our YouTube channel you could’ve had this playlist last night so do that right here.

– Josh

CANTO: Batushka, Monolord, GosT, and More

Batushka - Hospodi

I’m gathering that I’m not supposed to like both Batushka things happening. I’m also gathering that I don’t care.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Wormrot, Monolord, Ghost, Heavy Scotland

children of bodom band

I have so much delicious music to listen to this coming month. So exciting.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb