Receiving the Evcharist: Uprising and Tropical Darkroom

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Uprising’s II and Coronado Brewing Company’s Tropical Darkroom.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: June 7 – 13, 2020

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Beyond Deth

My new favorite thing in the blackened thrash spectrum of metal is Georgia’s Beyond Deth and this week sees the release of their second full length, good for me and good for you since, plainly put, this is my favorite album of this ilk thus far in 2020—definitely do yourself a favor and check it out. Ulthar continue to push the boundaries of death metal far beyond its limits on their second outing, Uprising offer up their second effort of straight forward black metal (smack in the middle of digital and physical releases so get in on it now), and Curse the Son are back with what I call working man’s doom metal—dirty, gritty, fuzzy, and worth every bit of effort spent. Folks, right now we need an escape, any escape, and these top four, along with the remainder of the list below, offer just that. Enjoy. Continue reading

Josh Thieler’s Favorite Releases of 2017

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Its been a long time since I posted anything for Nine Circles. Of all the things 2017 has been for me, it has definitely been the busiest I’ve ever been. I joined more bands, recorded drums / vocals for other bands, art for my bands and other bands, PR for my bands and others, started a record label, and a bunch of other stuff. I miss being more active with Nine Circles but it looks like the current staff has been crushing it!

Anyway, the time has come for year end list. I love reading everyone’s lists and seeing what albums I might have missed or maybe need to check out again. I hope you find some new music in here you will enjoy. Continue reading

Special Stream: Uprising – “Uprising”

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Tomorrow, Tridroid Records will be doing a special cassette reissue for Uprising‘s self titled black metal behemoth and if you missed it the first time around take this opportunity to get acquainted. It’s an album that has the teeth and bite of early black metal yet ushers itself into the modern day scene with a heavy dose of atmospherics. For right now we have a special stream of the entire album just ahead of this reissue, after the jump. Continue reading