CANTO: Goatwhore, Alcest, Tengger Cavalry, and More

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It’s rainin’.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 77 (04.27.2019)

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Welcome back readers.  Saturday is upon us once more, and with it comes another of our world famous (ok, maybe not yet) mixtapes for you.  The year is only one-third over and we’ve already been graced with a preposterous amount of good music lately, and this week in particular we got the first new track from the upcoming Yellow Eyes album, who are one of my favorite bands in existence, let alone in black metal.  That one’s not on Youtube, so you can have that for free.  We’ve tried to cram as much of it here as we can; here’s hoping it provides the soundtrack to a kick-ass day for you.  Cheers!

– Vincent

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 70 (03.09.2019)

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Greetings once more, fellow travelers on the journey of life.  Too much?  Maybe.  I’m just glad it’s the weekend again.  Or it could be that I’m just hungry.  It’s lunch time when I’m writing this, and I’m lusting after some chinese food (I’m eating food from home though, and my wallet better thank me for this one).  Either way, it’s time to get this party started, and there’s no better way than our weekly playlist.  We’ve got lots of good tunes coming this time, and there’s a little something for every taste in there.  I personally included the CHVRCHES song I’ve been jamming on all week, because sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the bleak and the heavy, and CHVRCHES whip ass anyway.  I’ll catch you all next week.  Back to dreaming about chow mein…

– Vincent

 

Album Review: Various Artists — “We All Want Our Time In Hell” (Samhain Tribute)

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The work of goth/punk band Samhain may be forever overshadowed by singer Glenn Danzig’s previous and subsequent projects, the Misfits and Danzig. However, it is not for lack of influence, with its prodigious, unconfined sound and horror aesthetics giving early shape to a legion of styles. We All Want Our Time In Hell Samhain Tribute, a new compilation album by a range of emerging and veteran punk, metal and noise bands, is deeply grounded in that history, with a glance to the future. Continue reading

Album Review: Ringworm – “Snake Church”

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Since 1991, not counting an extended hiatus, Ringworm have belted out a hybrid of hardcore, thrash and death metal with a frenetic energy that’s nearly unparalleled. On their eighth full length — counting a live album — Snake Church the band doesn’t stray far from this formula. And for the most part that’s a good thing, fans of the band know what to expect and newcomers will either love it or hate it. But after this many years Ringworm could care less. It’s always been about the thrill of the moment, the bruise you got in the pit or the black eye kind of feeling their music illicits. Continue reading