Nine Circles ov…Things to Look Forward to in 2019

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#1 New Darkthrone.

#2-9 see #1.

I kid (kind of).  There’s a ton of stuff to look forward to this year, just as there is every year.  But rather than do the usual “Most Anticipated Albums” post I thought for this edition of Nine Circles ov… I’d run down the list of everything I’m looking forward to regarding metal in the Year of Our Dark Metal Overlords 2019.   Some might be albums, some might be experiences or just things I’d like to see happen.

But yeah…really I just want new Darkthrone.  Let’s jump in. Continue reading

CANTO: Flotsam and Jetsam, Triptykon/Roadburn, and More

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I hope you assholes voted today.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Light The Torch, Emma Ruth Rundle, Hellfest Open Air, and More

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It’s been forever since I did one of these because I was in the wilderness for a week. But I’m back now. Chris will be so happy.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Nine Circles ov… Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)

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Well, we made everyone. Or at least… everyone that will also be participating in Maryland Deathfest 2016 festivities. It’s Tuesday, which means I leave for The Land of Nothing and The Wire tomorrow night. And to follow up last week’s recap of MDF 2014, I will now take this opportunity to remind myself and everyone else how amazing MDF 2015 was. Because, without a doubt, it was my best experience at MDF to date.  Continue reading

Yelphammer, Epistle VIII: Chili’s, Jersey City

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In Which Sweet Torment Taints Tom G. Warrior’s Chili’s Dr. Pepper-Glazed BBQ Ribs Experience… Continue reading