Premiere: Let It Breathe – “Greater Than I”

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Let It Breathe – the aptly named slow-riding, fuzzed-out rockers from Minnesota – are quickly approaching the release of their self-titled debut album. While the April 27th official release date is still about a month away, Nine Circles is thrilled to whet your appetite with a new track titled “Greater Than I” RIGHT NOW.

While Let It Breathe is technically a debut, the gentlemen behind it are no strangers to each other nor the product they create. Randy Geraghty and Jason Knudson may have spent most of their time in the punk scene in 90s, but it was the arrival of Rob Rushing that allowed them to find their doomier sweet spot. Life may have eventually forced some distance between them, but this recent reunion shows no indication that these creative minds were ever apart. But don’t take my word for it. Check out “Greater Than I” immediately below. Continue reading

Profile: Ohio’s Epic Riff Kings Fuzz Lord

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With just a cursory listen to the self-titled debut from Ohio’s Fuzz Lord it’s immediately apparent the band can write some incredibly strong doom metal inspired by 70s fuzz rock. But with deeper inspection their tales of mythology, whiskey soaked vocals and moodiness take the listener on a journey right along with the story’s characters. The ebb and flow of these eight tracks are like surfing the arc of an epic a movie, the band switches between reflective quiet and thunderous guitar shredding to accentuate the story lines while keeping you on the edge of your seat. A tall order for a debut but Fuzz Lord successfully pull it off. Just behind the album’s release we had the opportunity to ask Steven Fuzz Lord (guitar) our set of Profile questions so keep reading to see what he had to say. Continue reading

Profile: Eddie Maestas of Post Hardcorists Fathers

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Denver’s post-hardcore / progressive metal juggernaut Fathers released their self titled debut digitally last year and will be reissuing it on vinyl March 30 via Sailor Records. To that point, we have a contest going on right now that is in its final stages where you can win a copy for yourself, go here to get the details and ENTER! Anyway, I didn’t see nearly enough noise about this album upon its initial release so I’m hoping things will change now. Over the course of nine songs the band weaves a story that screams at those who have been abused, hurt, forgotten or otherwise pushed aside and gives wings for them to fly and be heard. A favorite track is hard to come by here, I thought several times I’d settled on mine but it constantly shifted and to the point that I finally relented and just let the whole album be a favorite. Yes indeed it is that good. Chugging ferocity meets emotional depth and it honestly melted my heart down to a throbbing mass of muscle and blood. Just ahead of the vinyl reissue and our contest winding down we had the chance to discuss our Profile set of questions with guitarist Eddie Maestes and you don’t want to miss his responses. Head inside to see what he had to say and by all means support the band. But also, enter to win that vinyl!

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Giveaway: Vinyl Copies of Fathers – “Fathers”

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Denver’s post-hardcore band Fathers digitally released their self-titled debut last year via Bandcamp. Its an album that bludgeons one minute with ferocious hardcore infused metal then goes quiet and reflective with post-metal atmospherics the next. But, over the course of 40 some minutes it is a fully enveloping experience that you cannot put down. And one you’ll find yourself returning to over and over again. Not only that, the message the band conveys is an extremely important one; its a rally cry for those that have been hurt or wronged to fight back and realize they can lift themselves up. Sailor Records has announced a vinyl edition of this album set for release on March 30 and for the next two weeks we have an opportunity for two lucky winners to get their own copy. Details inside… Continue reading