Nine Circles ov…Consuming Metal in Isolation


Being into metal can be isolating enough…I remember as a kid in in high school (this would be circa 1990?) having to do a social studies project where kids would sing songs with social or political relevance.  I can’t tell you how many kids did Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire.”

Me?  I did Testament’s “Greenhouse Effect.”  Being isolated wasn’t a problem after that.

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Donuts & CANTO: Maryland Deathfest, Converge, Cannibal Corpse and more!

maryland deathfest 2018

July 26, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:

    • Leading off, Maryland Deathfest announced the second wave of lineup additions for its 2018 edition. Some of the more notable acts in this round? HelmetToday is the DayMaster’s HammerKhemmis and a bunch more. Check out the full list here.

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Donuts & CANTO: Satyricon, Pelican, Today is the Day and more!

satyricon band

July 13, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Satyricon has revealed the title of its upcoming album: Deep Calleth Upon Deep. It’s the band’s ninth studio record, and will drop September 22 via Napalm Records. You can peep the cover art here.

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Profile: Curran Reynolds of Today is the Day, Body Stuff and Curran Reynolds PR

We here at Nine Circles first met Curran recently while he was promoting the fantastic Eight Bells album Landless. Since then we have harassed him to no end, made fun of him and joked around (all in good fun). Curran is not only a publicist but has also played in multiple bands including Today is the Day, Wetnurse and currently Body Stuff. If you want to know more about Curran (which you should) you can check out his official website. Most importantly, Curran is a hardworking musician, publicist and general good guy that deserves a bit of attention and spotlight for all the work he does. So follow the jump to learn more!

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Quickies: Jeff Loomis playing with Arch Enemy is kinda weird…

Anybody else still hungover from Thanksgiving Weekend? Yes? Thought so.

This is all well and good. But I’m more curious about what writing is going to come out of this transition.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.