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

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 36

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Oh hey, did you all miss us? Well, we’re back at last with a new episode! This week, the guys discuss news from AC/DC and Sepultura, and dig into albums from CobaltAmon Amarth and more. Plus, a celebration of the mercurial Syracuse Orange basketball team’s run to the Final Four of the 2016 NCAA Tournament!

All that and much, much more in Episode 36, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 35

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The guys touch on a disgusting development involving Psalm Zero frontman Andrew Hock, then finally review their epic trip to Boston to see Taake, Young and in the Way, Vattnet Viskar and Lord Almighty. Plus, new albums from Slaves BC and Sarke!

All that and much, much more in Episode 35, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Concert Review: Taake, Young And In The Way, and Vattnet Viskar (February 20, 2016)

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Finally, Taake has begun their first North American tour. An occurrence many years in the making kicked off this past Saturday night in Boston, and there was no way Nine Circles wouldn’t be involved. Of course, this was not the first Taake show here in the United States — we had seen them at Maryland Deathfest a few years prior. But as for tours? This was 23 years in the making. But not due to lack of effort… we all remember the visa issues from last year that forced them to postpone such a tour. Luckily enough, things worked out this time around and we were treated to a tremendous performance by the Norwegians. And the three opening acts? Just as impressive. Continue reading

The Nine Circles ov… Corey’s Top Live Performances of 2015

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For those who know me, I go to a lot of shows. But I’m not alone in that, many of us here at Nine Circles choose to let live music dominate our schedules and, more significantly, our income. But with good reason. For as good as the music is that we listen to on record, it is even more impressive live. Being surrounded by the energy that fills a venue as bands we admire pour their sounds over an audience, with all the visual and sonical elements that go with them, is among my favorite experiences on this God forsaken planet. So, with that said, before we roll into our more traditional formats for The Nine Circles ov… series, I would like to take this opportunity to share nine of my favorite live performances from 2015. Continue reading