The Nine Circles Playlist Vol. 61 (12.22.2018)

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Who knew when we started this thing that we’d be 61 volumes deep at this point. I don’t know but I do know that we just love it so there’s that. Brother Vince is off swashbuckling somewhere and probably killing his liver just a little bit more than usual so I’ll be your temporary host – miss me? I didn’t think so. Are we having fun reading all the best of 2018 lists yet? Yep, me too. AND, we will be hosting a few more of those in the coming days so stay tuned for that. Be sure to go back and check out what new blood J and Chris had to offer and you just might find something new or something you forgot about but shouldn’t have. After all, that’s the point. Anyway, you came for another loaded playlist and we’re here to be a blessing in that regard so hit the play button below. Oh and Merry Christmas or Merry Tuesday if you don’t celebrate. See you here next week.

– Josh

Initial Descent: December 9 – 15, 2018

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Deitus, photo courtesy of Nick Malone

It’s cold and that’s pretty much all I’ve got. Take that as you will. But, you know what warms me up? Another list of metal’s new releases — so, I’m in luck and you are too. Exactly what you are wondering…read on.

The UK’s Deitus return with their blasphemous second full length, Via Dolorosa, which finds the band leaning a little harder on the pure metal side of the black metal spectrum but still intense and still wildly entertaining. Next up, and another I, Voidhanger release, is Devil Worshipper on Music For the Endtimes and being that Ævangelist is in mastermind Matron Thorn’s wheelhouse, expect the same sort of extreme disdain for life, limb and existence as we know it on this debut. Moving right along, and with another D in the alphabet, is Dødsferd on Diseased Remnants of a Dying World which is Greece’s answer to raw black metal with a DSBM bent, and closing out the top slots is a Cronos fronted Venom on Storm the Gates so lay down your souls to the gods rock ‘n’ roll and get venomized — mileage may vary but it’s Venom so, there’s that.

I’m warmed…somewhat, but by the end of this list I’ll be toasty. Get in there and start a fire for yourself. Continue reading

CANTO: Venom, Five Finger Death Punch, A Perfect Circle, and More

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I resentfully put this post together tonight.

  • Venom are still doing things apparently. Not sure how I/we are just learning about this now, but their latest album, Storm The Gates, will be out December 14th via Spinefarm Records.
  • I like A Perfect Circle, I really do. But I don’t quite know why they covered AC/DC‘s “Dog Eat Dog”? I supposed it doesn’t really matter what I know. Give it a listen.
  • Five Finger Death Punch have announced their fill-in drummer: Charlie Engen of Scale The Summit. This is a good thing, he’s very talented.
  •  Here’s a video from something called Black Coast, which sounds kinda cool (the name, not the song – I haven’t listened to that yet). The track is called “Ill Minds” and it features on their new EP titled Ill Minds Vol 1 (Primordial Records).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – November 20, 2015

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I am tired. Oh so tired. You don’t know what it’s like to live for eternity. The lack of sleep can really catch up with you. Even if you are a soulless, ghoul of a being. I work tirelessly and, although I don’t technically require sleep or rest, there is an emotional toll that has been taken. Regardless, unlike you weak-willed mortals, despite my tired state I continue to do my job. I continue to kill, without mercy, your young, your infirm and your wicked. I strip the skin off of your stillborns for use as rope. For I am in league with He who controls the universe. Continue reading

CANTO: Iron Maiden beer, more tours, and religious advice! (…unfortunately)

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I’m exhausted. Here are some metal-based things. Now go away.

Pretty… pretty… pretty… pretty good.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
-Corey