CANTO: Machine Head, This Will Destroy You, Nile, and More

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My brain hurts.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: This Will Destroy You, Suffocation, ORCumentary, and More

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I went for a run today. Like, an outside run. It’s been awhile.

  • Not sure if anyone caught this last night, but one of my favorite bands made their way into a Super Bowl commercial. Specifically, I’m referring to This Will Destroy You and their song “The Mighty Rio Grande”.
  • Suffocation currently has no vocalist, as we are all very much aware… but that’s not gonna stop them! Looks like Ricky Myers might take over those duties and a new album could be on the horizon.
  • While everyone else was miserably watching Maroon 5, I was focusing on the vastly superior halftime show performed by ORCumentary. Just in case you missed it, here ya go.
  • John 5 is always an interesting time. There’s a new album coming out eventually, but more importantly there’s a new song available now called “Crank It – Living With Ghosts”. Dabble, won’t you?

“Ein Bier… bitte.’
– cmb

The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 23 (1.1.2018)

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We, well…most of us, made it through another New Year’s Eve and I’d love to regale you with tall tales regarding last night but let’s just say I’d rather have that one back with a different set of circumstances. Anyway, here we are, freshly minting a new year where the metal slate is clean for all comers. I’m expecting big things this year out of metal and you should be too, seek out what you love and challenge your listening habits. But for now we have our playlist full of things that were in our rotation from last week. Subscribe here, grab some coffee, and head inside to have a listen. And if you do nothing else today please take a minute to call a loved one or a friend and tell them how much they mean to you, we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Continue reading

Concert Review: Deafheaven, This Will Destroy You, and Emma Ruth Rundle, 3.16.2017

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Deafheaven has become one of my favorite live bands for many reasons. I’ve seen them numerous times over the past few years and they have always delivered great performances. Hell, I saw them twice in one day during Chicago Open Air last year. But what I’ve respected as much as anything else is the diversity of the lineups they perform with. Tribulation, Envy, Carcass, Between the Buried and Me… the list goes on and on. Varying bands from varying forms of metal, one tour to the next. This lineup at the Paradise Rock club a couple weeks back, featuring the likes of Emma Ruth Rundle and This Will Destroy You, might have been the most intriguing (or curious) yet. Continue reading