Album Review: Pyrrhon — “Abscess Time”

Pyrrhon - Abscess Time

Brooklyn experimental tech-death purveyors Pyrrhon returned last week with their new, fourth full-length, Abscess Time. Check out my thoughts in a new video review after the jump!

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Netherlands’ Timo Ellis on new album “Zombie Techno,” side effects of current events and staying busy creating music, an explosive new video, and more!

Netherlands

Current events have been a bitch for artists the world over but for Brooklyn rockers, Netherlands, it’s afforded the opportunity to double down on creating music. Last week the band released their fifth full length Zombie Techno via frontman Timo Ellis‘s Records and Tapes Records imprint and it’s another in a long line that’s incredibly hard to pin down but for those of you living under a rock and completely unaware, their sound is somewhere between sludge, pop, avantmetal, and heavy as heck with amazing vocals. It’s catchy, entertaining, unique and carries a powerful message. So, yeah…if you like Netherlands, it’s time to get excited and if you don’t know, it’s time to get acquainted.
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VIDEO Album Review: Katatonia — “City Burials”

Katatonia - City Burials

A thing I generally like and get excited about is Katatonia. So, the news that the band would be releasing a new full-length, titled City Burials, was a pretty welcome development in Dan-land.

However, a thing I don’t generally like or get excited about is writing album reviews. So how, then, to celebrate and dissect the arrival of said new Katatonia album?

Welp, I made a video.

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Video Premiere: Pale Mare – “Descolada”

Pale Mare

Toronto’s Pale Mare is a band you may remember from their self titled EP that came out two years ago. Comprised of only three songs, the EP gave us just enough of an inside look to know the band’s roots come from the hard hitting but sludgy side of metal. Simply meaning, this thing ruled and is still something we’re spinning when in need of that extra adrenaline. The band recently signed with Black Bow Records and will be re-releasing the EP soon so be sure to grab a copy when it’s available. Ahead of this re-release, we are proud to feature a Video Premiere of the opening track “Descolada” and it’s about the best example of how heavy the band can be as they gallop through nearly six minutes of serpentine riffs and viscous rhythms.  Continue reading

Video Premiere: Death On Fire – “Hope”

Death On Fire - Hope

Melodic death metallers Death On Fire recently teamed up with Corpse Paint and Dayglo (C.A.P.D.) for a split, Hope, that is wildly different from most things you’ve heard recently. C.A.P.D.’s side has been described as the perfect dance music for the Dark Lord while Death On Fire’s side is more of their unapologetic death metal BUT there’s a twist. Each offers original tracks but also a few unexpected covers that are spicy to say the least. Today, we are proud to bring you the lyric video premiere for the title track, “Hope,” from Death On Fire so head inside to check it out.  Continue reading