Visions ov Hell: Quarantined With Nine Circles, Part 2

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Two weeks removed from Part 1 and we’re not out of the woods. And, quite to the contrary, we’re in the thick of it. Threat level 100….I guess. So much uncertainty, so much unknowing, so much virus, so much panic, so much hoarding, so much of all the bad stuff. We’re all tired of the ‘so much’ and it seems this thing is just getting a head of steam. Anyway, we’ve got a nice set of tunes to help push back the virus scares and bring forth the headbang; we’ve got Death, Obituary, Eyehategod, WASP, Katatonia, KISS, Mortician, and so much more. Indeed, all the bands you’d hold dear when trying to exorcize some demons and/or some asshole virus. So, jump inside that play button immediately below and try to forget, for just a second, what’s happening outside our windows. Maybe, just maybe, you find some sort of normalcy for a fleeting moment.


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

Donuts & CANTO: Enslaved, Ghost, Metal Church and more!

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Enslaved

April 24, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

    • As usual, a whole bunch of bands dropped new albums on Friday, including Night Demon and Artificial Brain. For a full breakdown, check out Josh’s recap.
    • Enslaved are hard at work on what will be their 14th studio album, which guitarist Ivar Bjørnson says will take “more risks than ever before” and a whole bunch of other standard-issue PR speak. Either way, color us excited!

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Initial Descent: October 9’s New Releases in Brief

kowloon walled city band

Looks like Manny-O-War beat us to the punch with his Kowloon Walled City review (link after the jump), but…whatever! It’s Friday! We’re not supposed to care about stuff like this. Especially not when there’s a nice batch of new releases in store. Here’s what we’ve got on tap this week:
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Retrospective: W.A.S.P. – “The Last Command”

WASP - The Last Command

In 1985, a time when hair metal and the excess of the Sunset Strip was just beginning to hit its peak, W.A.S.P. delivered their second full length, The Last Command. For this outing, the outside influences began to seep in, with ballads and melodic sensibilities that set the songs apart from the rawer sound of the band’s debut. That doesn’t mean it’s any less of an album; in fact it’s my favorite in W.A.S.P.’s discography. It’s heavy and catchy, and has this rough and rowdy mentality to it that all combined for a truly amazing album. Continue reading