In a few short weeks another year will finally kick the bucket. At this point most of us are on autopilot, dead-walking through a daze of days gesturing in the fervent hope we can pass as having some semblance of work ethic until the clock turns over and it’s back to the same old song and dance again in the Year of Our (Loud) Lord 2020.
Until then, we managed to pry some choice picks of 2019 from the gnawed fingers of the 9C staff. We’ve crunched the numbers, tallied the votes, screwed up and tallied them again, and came up with the first ever (unless I’m wrong… it’s too late and I’m too lazy to check) Nine Circles Combined Staff Top 9 for the year. It’s basically a Nine Circles ov… Nine Circles, v. 2019. So enough procrastinating… hit that link and let’s do this thing. Continue reading
Did you listen to the June Album of the Month podcast episode? Did you do the homework? Did you think we would leave you hanging? Fear not, for below you will find a quick list (with links to boot!) of all the albums mentioned by the Nine Circles crew as early 2019 favorites. Dive in, take a listen, and let us know what else is killing you so far this year.
*Note: Abbath isn’t actually in this list. That is an oversight, because I’ve been loving Outstrider. But any chance to post a picture of Abbath can’t be passed up, so… Continue reading
What’s happening friends. Currently I am attempting to recover from the Los Angeles leg of the Decibel Magazine tour, a night of gargantuan death metal performances from acts both new and well-established. Blood Incantation ripped through the entire 20 minutes of their “Vitrification of Blood pts. 1 and 2” and, if my ears did not deceive me, closed their set with a brand new song, proving beyond doubt why they are my favorite death metal band going right now. Necrot got the circle pits going and put on a hell of a show, including beseeching the crowd to help them summon ‘the motherfuckin’ devil.’ Morbid Angel are nothing short of the godfathers of death metal, and one of my favorite acts in the genre, so to finally be able to see them was a real treat for me. Finally Cannibal Corpse closed out the night in fine form, with replacement guitarist Erik Rutan shredding in fine form. Quality evening with a quality soundtrack, but I’m dead on my feet today. So here’s hoping our little mix tape provides the kind of quality soundtrack to whatever evening you’ll be having.
Good morning ladies, fellas, and the people that don’t give a fuck. We’re going to keep this short and sweet today because once again I am behind on time, somehow. Even though my work week got cut short (thank you massive server error), it only meant I had to spend my free time doing all the important errands I had been putting off. But now there’s breakfast, coffee, my car doesn’t make quite as many weird sounds as it used to, and of course there’s good music to get me pumped on yet another rainy Southern California day. Lets hope this gets your weekend off to a good start too.
Can I go to Grand Teton now?
“Ein Bier… bitte.”