Interview: Victims talk New Album, Concerts and Politics

There are few bands that span the hardcore and punk river as well as Victims. They’ve been around since 1997 and have not slowed their output or their veracity. Their upcoming album, Sirens is yet another terrific edition to their catalog. On the album Victims continues their assault against global injustice with their straight forward, hardcore influenced d-beat punk rock. In advance of that album we got a chance to sit down and have a brief chat with Victims. Below are the results.

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Rainbows in the Dark: Wailin Storms – “One Foot in the Flesh Grave”

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Artwork by Bruno Guerreiro

Back in August, the 23rd to be exact, I wrote a piece about the reissue of Wailin Storms debut EP Shiver. That EP was reissued by Magic Bullet Records as a way to drum up enthusiasm before the release of Wailin Storms debut LP One Foot in the Flesh Grave. The North Carolina (by way of Texas) outfit is heavily steeped in the psychobilly tradition drawing heavily on The Cramps, Samhain and Danzig. Wailin Storms proves that it’s OK to be defined by a genre. It’s OK to hem yourself in, choose your sound and go hard at achieving that sound if you do it well. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Wailin Storms – “Shiver”

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We talk about plenty of metal here at Nine Circles, but we also enjoy music from other genres. “Rainbows in the Dark” is our outlet to explore those other types of sounds and share them with you.

Originally self-released all the way back in 2014, Wailin Storms sophomore EP, Shiver, was recently reissued by Magic Bullet Records. And that’s a good thing, because the EP deserves any and all attention that it gets. In a sea of Danzig and Cramps impersonators, Wailin Storms manages to stand out as a must-listen.  Continue reading