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

Initial Descent: July 29, 2016

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Ghoul release their new album, “Dungeon Bastards” on July 29. (Image courtesy of the band)

It’s Friday! And I’d like to talk about Ghoul for a second. You see, Ghoul are releasing their fifth full-length, Dungeon Bastards, today. The vinyl edition of the album comes with a gatefold jacket that opens into a board game, which they described as follows in the August 2016 edition of Decibel:

“Essentially, it’s a board game in the style of Candyland or the traditional Creepsylvanian game, ‘Ivan Must Escape from the Pederast.’ It can truly be said that when playing this game no one gains anything and there are no winners. The only thing you will gain is a drinking problem, and you will certainly lose friends.”

Welp, sign me the fuck up. If you don’t love this band after reading that, you’re doing it wrong. That’s all there is to it. Anyway, there’s some other stuff out this week, too! Like A.M.S.G. and Ringworm! And also Descendents, even though, okay, they’re not metal. So let’s dig into it. Here’s what’s on tap this week:
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Quickies: May 21, 2014

My MDF vacation is officially underway. At long last. With all the MDF talk here this week, I’m gathering a sense that those who AREN’T going to MDF are probably starting to hate this site. Either out of jealousy or boredom. Either way… not a single shit has been given. That said, the Quickies are a great way to get your fill on everything else in the metal world outside of MDF! …So why not kick off today’s Quickies with an MDF related headline??


Where to begin? Probably with the performer asking for circle pit. And then there’s the punch… I don’t get people. Anyway, no more Quickies for today. Tomorrow’s Quickies will be brought to you while Dan is literally on his way to Baltimore! Isn’t that exciting! No, not really.

Prost.

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.