Initial Descent: January 23 – 29, 2022

As it turns out, Snow-Ice-Mageddon 2022 (part one) wasn’t terrible for us and nowhere near as bad as forecasted. Some didn’t fare as well, and that blows. However, I could’ve easily made some killer atmospheric black metal album covers out of the pictures taken from the storm so any bands looking, I got you covered. As hinted at, the new metal release list is a bit longer this week with several quality offerings for all discerning metal heads. Leading that charge is a trio of equal parts old school and hard hitting death metal from Ectoplasma, Malefic Throne, and Ravenous Death then we’ve got a horror / proto-metal offering from Possessor that’s infectious as hell. Definitely a great way to kick off the last full week of January and don’t forget about the rest that lie in wait below these four. Get some.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 161 (12.26.2020)

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Welcome to another Saturday morning mixtape, perfect to get you up and awake if you find yourself in a post-Christmas hangover state. We jammed this one full of our favorite holiday themed tracks, plus a few choice secular jams to round things out. Grab your cup of cheer and listen down below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Spirit Adrift, Exist, Amaranthe, and More

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A whole slew of new tracks to share today. Keeping Friday easy for me!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Retrocution: GOST returns with “She Lives in Red Light”

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Still exhausted from the length of our last Retrocution post? I know I am. Well, fortunately for all of us, this post won’t be 700+ words long. After all, this time out, we’re covering a single, rather than a full album. The track in question? The newest Century Media signee, GOST, who returned this past week with the single, “She Lives in Red Light.” Hit the jump and dig in with us… Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 9

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It’s a packed episode this week, starting from an opening jab at everyone’s favorite metal punching bag, Sebastian Bach! From there, a new song round-up, some unfortunate news from Enabler, and new albums from Vardan, Possessor and, for better or worse, Cradle of Filth. (Spoiler alert: Dani Filth desperately needs to call it a day.)

All that and much, much more in Episode 9, so check it out!

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