The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 6 (8.29.2017)


Greetings, friends. For consecutive weeks, we are running the playlist a day late because we are disorganized as hell behind the scenes. Just kidding. It’s because we do things with our lives and all of you are pretty low in the priority pecking order. The good news, however, is that we have a whopping 22 delicious tracks to help get you through the next couple hours. I think you know the drill at this point. The YouTube Channel is here. The playlist is below. En. Joy. Continue reading

Retrospective: Nachtmystium – “Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I”


Alright, so Nachtmystium might have had a few tough years, which I will be getting into later. But in their day, they cranked out some the best psychedelic black metal the world had to offer. At this point, I’ve heard it all. From Reign of the Malicious all the way through the finality of 2014’s The World We Left Behind, there are albums that will be remembered for some time. One of the most definitive albums in this list, however, was Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I. Continue reading

Album Review: A Forest of Stars – “Beware the Sword You Cannot See”

A Forest of Stars Beware the Sword You Cannot See album cover

Wow. What an experience the last hour has been. Forgive me, but it’s taken until now for me to uncover the fantastic sounds that define A Forest of Stars. Over the course of their eight-year career, the Leeds, UK-based ensemble have spent four albums creating a psychedelic black metal sound that’s some kind of special. And the most recent of these—their new full-length, Beware the Sword You Cannot Seeis sure to be a record none of us will forget about anytime soon.

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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 28 (November 14, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 28 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

The guys return after a week’s break and tackle new albums from Machine Head, Carcass and Pink Floyd. Plus, news from AC/DC and Opeth, and Dan recaps his 800th Diarrhea Planet concert of the year–which is only a slight numerical exaggeration!

All that and more in Episode 28, so check it out!

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Throwback Thursday: The Berlin Wall Fell 25 Years Ago… So, Rammstein!

So for those unaware, I enjoy many beers. But aside from that, in real world talk, the Berlin Wall fell November 9, 1989. This would be 25 years ago this past Sunday. Allow us to dabble in yet another timely-ish Throwback Thursday (if there has ever been an untimely Throwback… we’re doing it wrong).

Now, much can’t be done with the fall be The Berlin Wall. You all know there is footage all over the place. Not to mention, this crazy Roger Waters performance of The Wall in Berlin back in 1990, but Pink Floyd has come up enough this week (yes, coming from me), so let’s share something different.

When in Germany, do Germany. Here’s Rammstein:

For the idiots out there, this is Rammstein’s full Live Aus Berlin album/performance, from back in 1998. Is this as timely as the Roger Waters show? No, because that was partly put on because of the fall of the wall. But… relative to aforemention, when doing German, one must go all German.

As for the set list itself… naturally it’s predominantly their earlier work. You get your classics like ‘Du Hast’, ‘Herzeleid’, ‘Engel’, and ‘Tier’ in there, which is all kinds of awesome. Although shit… now I feel old because this stuff came out so long ago. No matter, they sound great, without a doubt. But I gotta ask, what the fuck is Till wearing in this?

Anyhoo, think what you will, but it’s worth a viewing.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

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