The Nine Circles Playlist: Vol. 2 (7.31.2017)

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Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to the second volume of our playlist series. Once again, the team is pumped to bring you a collection of tracks that we have been listening to over the past week. It’s been a busy few weeks and it’s only going to get more hectic as we move through what is (already) the climax of the summer, so we’re going to keep this introduction short and sweet. Here’s to hoping you enjoy our sampling and that it makes the start of another week a little more tolerable! Continue reading

Concert Review: Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth, 7.25.2017

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When it was announced that Slayer was headlining a run of shows this summer with support from Lamb of God and Behemoth, I made the claim that it was going to be the premier metal tour of the summer. I understand that there are other notable tours kicking around this time of year (Summer’s Laughter, for one). But how often does a tour feature the three-headed monster that this one does? (Pardon the lame reference to the tour poster). Each band is quintessential to the metal world in their own way. We have Slayer, the legends of death metal that they are. The hugely popular thrash groove intensity of Lamb of God. And Behemoth, who I would consider the very pinnacle (in terms of success) of present day extreme metal. Undoubtedly, this a tour that every metal fan was at the very least aware of. And I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to cover it. Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Corrosion of Conformity, Enslaved, Slayer and more!

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July 11, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Corrosion of Conformity have just about wrapped up their first album with Pepper Keenan since 2005’s In the Arms of God. Get excited, folks.

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Donuts & CANTO: Vattnet, Nails, Slayer and more!

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June 1, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Even though our exclusive stream might have beaten us to the punch. Whoops. Anyway, here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Vattnet appear to have scrubbed their Instagram, changed their handle (it’s now @vattnetband) and are teasing something for this Friday. In related news, I need to go change my pants.

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CANTO: Live In Flames, plus updates from Winterfylleth, Red Fang, and Ozzy

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“Grandma, welcome home. You have been gone for far too long. Is this a dream, are you really back? Let me help you out of the chair. Grandma, let me touch you, let me feel.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey