The Nine Circles Playlist: Vol. 4 (8.14.2017)


A variety of death metal superpowers this week! That’s always exciting. It’s been kind of a weird weekend on a number of fronts, so putting this list together was the perfect supplement to my body’s futile attempt to process all the alcohol I’ve consumed. I will apologize, the list is a bit shorter than usual. Some of the Nine Circles staff are off doing a lot of life-things for whatever reason, so that trims us down a bit. Maybe some of you think that’s a good thing? We don’t care either way. You know the drill, past playlists can be found on our channel here, and this week’s can be activated directly below. Enjoy!

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Donuts & CANTO: Dio, Zao, Orange Goblin and more!

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July 28, 2017

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

    • Leading off…goddammit, the rumored Dio hologram tour is for real. Dates are here. Just know that if you go, I will hate you. And not out of jealousy.

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Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – October 30, 2015

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BEHOLD, all ye false dæmons and gods: ’tis almost the witching hour — the time where you pretend that you are not only okay with death and all it’s filth and gore but the time upon which you pretend you are one of me. Ha! I peel back my lipless mouth and revel in your faux hæthenism. For it is on Hallow’s Eve where I will come forth from my lair and slay many a child in the name of Our Father, Satan. The Hellmouth shall yawn open mightily and all of the Great Evil shall pour forth into your pathetic world to revel. Continue reading

Retrospective: Type O Negative – “World Coming Down”

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We all have bands that have influenced how we hear music. Maybe a few of them even changed our lives, if that is actually possible. Maybe an album can, under the right circumstances, alter our perception of reality and allow us to find out who we really are. For me, that band is Type O Negative. Many of their albums altered my perception of reality. Especially as their sound progressed over time becoming more introspective and mournful and less tongue-in-cheek. So today, for our retrospective, we look back at Type O Negative’s absolutely dark and beautiful album World Coming Down. Continue reading

Retrospective: A Pale Horse Named Death – “Lay My Soul to Waste”


One of my favorite album purchases of the last two years may not be what most would expect. Risen from the ashes left by Type O Negative, we have ourselves a project that may be a bit under-appreciated in A Pale Horse Named Death. Formed by Sal Abruscato, the ex-drummer of the aforementioned Type O, this young project has only seen the release of two albums since 2011. The most recent of these is Lay My Soul to Waste, and it’s one that I will be fond of for quite some time.

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