In the Flesh: Khemmis, Crypt Sermon, and Sanhedrin (January 14th, 2017)

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Outside it was snowing, the flakes covering the sidewalks more than enough of a visual indicator it was cold enough Saturday night to freeze liquid; there was no need for me to be cool. Which was good: I don’t go to live shows too often, and when I do it’s not to pose in my hippest, as-casual-as-possible-yet-in-the-making outfit (I did wear a Vattnet shirt, but its coolness was negated by an Eddie Bauer vest) standing dispassionate and aloof to the side pretending to casually assess the crowd, the sound, the ambience of the gathering. Nope. I’m there to close my eyes, swing my head and boogie/shuffle/dance like a dork as I geek out to the power of live music. There’s no room for posturing once the tsunami of sound hits the crowd, and I was, as ever, determined to lose my fool mind and enter Dork Mode™ as Khemmis, along with Crypt Sermon and Sanhedrin hit the venerable St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn for a night of occult doom rock majesty. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 46

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The guys talk recent news from Wax IdolsKing Woman and Corrosion of Conformity, then Dan launches into not one, but TWO concert reviews! From TWO nights in a row! It’s like 2015 all over again! Plus, new albums from Sarabante and Astronoid.

All that and much, much more in Episode 46, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Concert Review: The Atlas Moth and Vattnet Viskar (August 25th and 26th, 2015)

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At this point in the year, metal shows are becoming a routine occurrence for most of us at Nine Circles. Which is great, because the experiences are always worth sharing. That in mind, Dan and I had were fortunate enough to attend the same show in each of our respective cities. We’ve been talking about The Atlas Moth tour with Vattnet Viskar most of the summer, and now it’s time to recap exactly how it went.

We’re going to do things a little differently, however. With Dan attending the August 25th show at St. Vitus and myself following up with the date at The Great Scott, we’ll be breaking this review up by band. Unfortunately, I had to duck out of The Atlas Moth’s set fairly early, so I’ll be covering Vattnet Viskar in full and leaving the headliner up to Dan. So, without further delay, let’s jump into it.

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