Album Review: Spaceslug – “Eye the Tide”

Spaceslug - Eye the Tide

Spaceslug.  The very name implies the music contained therein.  Swirling cosmic waves of fuzz that move along slowly, inexorably to some distant unknown horizon.  Releasing their third full length and fourth overall album in a little over two years, Eye of the Tide sees the Polish band moving in a heavier melange of doom and post-rock aggression that keeps the foundation of psychedelic stoner rock from losing the thread.   Continue reading

Profile: Bartosz Janik of Psychedelic Doomsters Spaceslug

Spaceslug – photo courtesy of Radek Sławuta

Due in no small part to Behemoth, Poland might not be the first place that crosses the mind when it comes to psychedelic doom and stoner metal. But, Spaceslug are out to change that on third full length Eye the Tide which is due out later this week on BSFD Records. Over the course of the first three tracks, the album builds very slowly with the kind of atmospheric tranquility generally associated with a space odyssey but by the fourth track it rears its head with brushstrokes of black metal and heavily weighted doom metal. Eye the Tide is an interesting journey and one listen is nowhere near enough to take in all the nuances and surprises hidden in its six tracks. Just ahead of the album’s release we had the opportunity to ask guitarist/vocalist Bartosz Janik our set of Profile questions to get a better understanding of the band. Check out what he had to say and be sure to pick up a copy from the links contained within. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 25 (1.15.2018)


Fifteen days into 2018 and I’m already blown away by metal’s new releases and equally blown away by what’s to come. It was a busy weekend that was surrounded by a handful of these albums and by last night it hit me that I hadn’t listened to the same album twice (well, I did listen to that Pillärs album more than once). Yea, 2018 looks to rule, hard. Anyway, I need a weekend to rest from my weekend but bills and food and stuff, tough luck and back to work. Moving on, we’ve got another tasty playlist for you that should help wipe the cobwebs away so hit the play button below and don’t forget to keep up with us on YouTube right here. Continue reading