The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 92 (8.17.2019)

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Look here, we enjoy doing these playlists and sharing what we, collectively, have been listening to over the past week. And, it’s a great opportunity to share some really amazing track premieres too – always a plus. At the end of the day though, we do it to share all this with YOU as our little way of making the weekend better. With that said, feel free to tell us in the comments if you dig these things or not. And if not, what would you change or do different? Anyway, we’ve got another heaping pile of picks from across the spectrum of metal, and beyond, so hit the play button and crank it.

– Josh

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 88 (7.20.2019)

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Hello.  It’s me again, your old pal.  You’ll have to excuse my absence, I was off having the time of my life at Fire in the Mountains in Wyoming this past weekend.  Three straight days of camping, music, revelry, and the most glorious nature I’ve experienced in all my life added up to be one of the best weekends I’ve had in as long as I can remember.  More about my experiences there might be coming later on down the line, provided our own Corey Butterworth makes it back from backpacking in the Tetons alive.  But if you’re curious as to what my weekend was like, I included some choice cuts from some of my favorite sets in our weekly roundup playlist; it is Saturday after all, and that’s why we’re here.  Alongside my own picks are some of the best new tracks that this week has given us, plus just about whatever else floats our collective boat.  Tune in, turn the volume up, and get your weekend started right.

– Vincent

Receiving the Evcharist: Nightfell and Payback Porter

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Welcome back to another offering of the most unholy sacraments. As is usually the case on this column, tonight dark beer and dark music go hand in hand. Perfect for the time of year where the sun is already well set by the time I venture home from work. The Metal: Nightfell’s Darkness Evermore. The Booze: Speakeasy Brewing Company’s Payback Porter. Continue reading

Concert Review: Migration Fest, Part 2

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Keeping the recaps and highlights of this past August’s Migration Fest moving along, we move on to our (my) second installment… you can catch the first part here. While the festival certainly jumped out to a good start with the events and bands of both Thursday night at Obsidian and the first night at The Capitol Theater on Friday, there is no doubt that Saturday was absolutely the high point of the weekend. I’ll do my best to recall some of the happenings below. But, ya know, it’s been awhile. And I’ve been busy, because life. No matter! Let us begin/resume. Continue reading

Nine Circles Ov… Tragedy

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It’s no secret that I enjoy my punk rock crusty, loud, aggressive and simply unrelenting. It’s because of that penchant that Tragedy is likely one of my favorite bands of all time. The blend of hardcore and punk, combined with the classic d-beat sound of the British punk wave often border on death metal. In fact, Todd Burdette even took some of his Darker Days Ahead style of compositions and formed the blackened death metal act Nightfall. Continue reading