New Blogger Alert – Welcome Ritual Grim!

We’ve got another addition to the Nine Circles family! We’re pleased to introduce our newest contributor: Ritual Grim! Here’s a bit more about Satan’s favorite disciple in his own words:

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Thanks for the kind words, Daniel. You truly are a servant of our dark underlord. And thanks to the staff at Nine Circles for being so welcoming. It’s truly an honor to join such an illustrious team of mortals. Although I will live on long after you are all dead, it will be nice knowing you for the brief time you are on this earth.

Throughout my life, I have brought nothing but desecration, death, disease and suffering to you mortal peoples and, through my posts here at Nine Circles, I hope to “pay it forward,” as you say. I hope to be able to give you a lens through which you can see what it’s like to be a Dæmon in service of our Lord Satan. As you will find out, I not only enjoy torture, death and maiming, I also have a lighter side. I enjoy music, photography and complete and utter loneliness. Looking forward to sharing more on a weekly basis!

Natually, Grim’s going to be taking over our regular “Wake Up and Smell the Satan” series every Friday. On occasion, he may also share his thoughts on some of the more Satanic albums that cross our radar screen. In the meantime, make sure to check out his Tumblr blog and follow him on Twitter. Welcome aboard, Grim!

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 3 (June 6, 2015)

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The guys cover news from Ghost and Sólstafir, then discuss new albums from Paradise Lost, Nekrogoblikon, Clouds Collide and others. PLUS, it’s a soccer sportball extravaganza with news on the deposed emperor of the FIFA thing, Sepp Blatter! (Guys, it’s sports! Play for your team!)

All that and much more in Episode 3, so check it out!


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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 2 (May 29, 2015)

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We’re back for our second full episode! Actually, that’s only partially true; we’re still very much recovering from MDF weekend. I guess you could say we’re…mostly back for our second full episode! And we jump back in with a bang, covering news from Soilwork and Neurosis, as well as some overdue discussion on new releases from Faith No More and Drudkh. (Our man from Holland, Jesse Dolman, joins us to discuss the latter and also shares some exciting news on his website, Black Ivory Tower!)

All that and much more in this week’s episode, so check it out!

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The Nine Circles Podcast: MDF 2015 Minisode IV (May 25, 2015)

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Happy Memorial Day!

We’re back with our fourth and final recap of Maryland Deathfest 2015–this time, covering Sunday’s shenanigans. While bands like D.R.I., Early Graves, Thantifaxath and Portal were slaying at the Soundstage and Rams Head Live, Dan, Corey, Kevin and special guest / friend of the pod Dan Blumenthal were holding it down at the Edison Lot for Tombs, Goatsnake, Demilich, Anaal Nathrakh, Primordial, Neurosis, AMORPHIS (!!!) and a whole host of others.

Special shout-outs again to the many friends we made or caught up with this weekend down in Baltimore. Won’t spell everyone out here, as we already do so in the episode, but suffice it to say, this weekend wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you all!

That all being said, give this final mini-sode a listen and see how it all went down on Sunday!

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The Nine Circles Podcast: MDF 2015 Minisode III (May 24, 2015)

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Welcome to our third Maryland Deathfest 2015 minisode!

Day 3 is in the books, and now it’s time for our recap! Our busy Saturday at the Edison Lot included sets from Serpentine Path, Twilight of the Gods, Einherjer, Triptykon, Arcturus, Razor and more, as well as a great meet-up with our friends at the Metal Heads Podcast. So give it a listen and see how everything went down!

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Don’t forget to follow Nine Circles on Twitter and Instagram (#MDF and #MDF2015) for real-time festival commentary from the final day of the festival!