Tombs’ Mike Hill on new album “Under Sullen Skies,” working with Season of Mist, making music from a fan’s standpoint, refining sound, and so much more!

Tombs are on the eve of releasing their fifth full length Under Sullen Skies which is much like biting the head off a rocket and reveling in the burn of the explosion. No surprise really, the band have been incendiary since their debut Winter Hours and just get better and better with each release. This album however finds them better and more vicious than ever. It’s not a stretch at all that they’ve already been placed high on one specific best of 2020 list and we are certain they’ll be on many more to come. Head below to hear Mike break it all down.

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Initial Descent: November 15 – 21, 2020

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Monday. A chance at a new week, new beginnings, or just more of the same. You decide. It’s all about perspective, I guess. Anyway, for new metals this week we’ve got Tombs who return with a gritty and extreme triumph over their last effort, Fuck the Facts astonish with their intense yet moody grindcore, Nader Sadek stay at the top of death metal even with an EP, and Stormkeep stoke the medieval black metal fires with some high horsepower members (do your research). 2020 will be gone before you know it but it appears we’ll be riding it out with quality releases so dig in below and find a new favorite.

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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 152 (10.24.2020)

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Good morning and welcome to another Nine Circles Saturday morning playlist. This week, we’ve got new Tombs, old Cap’n Jazz, some trippy Dark Buddha Rising, and so much more. Check it all out below.

– Vincent

CANTO: Tombs, Fear Factory, Decapitated, and More

Can I also start this with a bier, bitte?

  • We’ll start the week with Tombs, who have released another new track. This one is called “Bone Furnace”, and you can check it out over at Decibel. A reminder that Under Sullen Skies drops on November 20th through Season of Mist.
  • Decapitated have signed back on with Nuclear Blast, and are hinting that new material might be coming our way sooner rather than later. Moving on.
  • Burton C. Bell has quit Fear Factory, and it did not seem to be on good terms (which is probably a shock to very few). We’ll see how Dino and crew eventually respond.
  • Yo, check out this cover of Alice In Chains’ “Rain When I Die”, brought to you by Mastodon, Russian Circles, Mutoid Man, and more. It’s super fun and super good.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 145 (9.5.2020)

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Hello and welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape series. This week, we’ve got new singles from Six Feet Under, Anaal Nathrakh, and Tombs, plus a whole slew of other favorites across genre lines. I can think of no better way to kick off your long weekend.

– Vincent