Cattle Decapitation’s Josh Elmore on their new album “Terrasite” and much more!

Cattle Decapitation
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No one, and I mean no one in the extreme metal game has given us a better glimpse of what our impending apocalypse is going to look/feel/sound like than Cattle Decapitation. For the past nine albums the band have blazed a nasty deathgrind path and put the exclamation mark on it all with their last crowning achievement Death Atlas. So, where to go from there? How about deeper exploration of the textures and ambiance from that album and somehow coming away with a superior final product in the form of Terrasite! Crazy but oh so true. You’ll hear it soon enough but for now, our man Buke got a chance to chat with guitarist Josh Elmore about the new album, some history, their upcoming tour, and a whole lot more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Enslaved was March 2023’s Album of the Month!

There’s no doubt as to whether or not Enslaved are household names at this point in their career, and have been for quite some time. With the release of Heimdal our back office halls went nuts so it was the obvious choice for the March Album of the Month pick. Well… maybe not obvious as in landslide but close. The rest of that story will surface during this discussion as Buke once again captions the episode alongside several of our usual suspects as they cover this album, catch-up discussions since last time, an enormous section on everything else that tripped their triggers across March, and the usual banter back and forth on literally anything and everything. Pro tip: pack a lunch and a case of beer, this one’s lengthy.

In other words, just another Album of the Month episode of the Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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VoidCeremony’s Garrett Johnson on their new album “Threads Of Unknowing” and much more!

California’s VoidCeremony are readying their second full length Threads Of Unknowing and if you dabbled with their debut, then you already know we’re all going to be in for a hectic black and death metal ride. With this band, it’s far more than just those two genres, the way they cross the chasm with their music is akin to the old style of jazz improv which to some says prog but to us it’s just…massive. Just ahead of the album’s release, Buke spoke to mastermind, vocalist and lead guitarist Garrett Johnson about the album, how it came to be, some band history, and so much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy. 

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Ulthar was February 2023’s Album(s) of the Month!

It’s Album of the Month time again and for this edition, Ulthar’s third AND fourth full lengths, Anthronomicon and Helionomicon won the most votes. For those keeping score of these sorts of things, the votes weren’t unanimous but really close. Buke once again captains the episode along with Ian, Dan M, Colin, Hera, and Vince. The conversation pretty much dives head first into the album, how it compares to the band’s first two, and deep thoughts surrounding it all and Ian gets lengthy runtime here since he nailed the double review. Elsewhere, the gang spends a good portion of the runtime gushing over everything else they listened to since they last spoke, and the usual banter back and forth on literally anything and everything.

In other words, just another episode of the Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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