The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 50

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The guys discuss the latest announcements about the forthcoming Maryland Deathfest XV, then Corey highlights his first-ever trip to Chicago for the inaugural Chicago Open Air festival. Plus, new music from Vow of ThornsPsalm ZeroBlood Red Throne and others!

All that and much, much more in Episode 50, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Initial Descent: July 15, 2016

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Halfway through July, and we’ve got another busy week of new metal releases for you cretins. For starters, Norwegian deathsters Blood Red Throne return with Union of Flesh and Machine, their seventh album in the last 13 years. (Can’t fault a band for being steady!) We’ve also got Stranger to Violence from Psalm Zero — the Queens outfit’s final release with recently-dismissed guitarist Andrew Hock.

Beyond that, North Carolina’s MAKE return with Pilgrimage of Loathing less than a year removed from their previous album, The Golden Veil. Plus, new stuff from CaïnaEcferus and more. So let’s dive in and take a listen. Here’s what’s we’ve got this week:
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Album Review: Vow of Thorns – “Farewell To The Sun”

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The debut LP from Vow of Thorns, titled Farewell To The Sun, was one I initially opted to bypass. Yet, despite the recent inundation of atmospheric black and doom metal in my listening periphery, curiosity still pulled me into this record. Turns out that was a good thing. Within the expansive tracks of this album, the Ontario-based group define a certain unique personality to their music that calls upon a number of influences. With this debut, it all comes together to create a sound as progressive as it is emotional.  Continue reading