CANTO: Chrome Waves, Satan, Bleed Someone Dry, and More

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Been listening to A LOT of In Flames in recent days. Not gonna explain why just yet.

  • Chrome Waves, a project I caught onto after the release of A Grief Observed in 2018, just completed their second full-length. Where We Live will be out this coming September through Disorder Recordings. Here’s a teaser for those interested.
  • Satan has announced the upcoming release of Early Rituals, which will include a collection of their fully remastered demos. That will be available September 25th through Listenable Records.
  • Mörk Gryning also dropped a teaser for their upcoming new album, Hinsides Vrede, which drops on October 23rd through Season of Mist. Get an idea of what’s upcoming right here.
  • Bleed Someone Dry released a new lyric video today for “Mephistophelian”, which you can check out below. Unorthodox is available now through Wormholedeath / The Orchard.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Mastodon, Black Magnet, Sentencia, and More

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I guess I’m back in the regular routine again. How exciting.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Barishi, Epica, The Way of Purity, and More

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How is it only Tuesday?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Pimeä Metsä – “No Blood No Glory”

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Look, between you and me I understand: that album cover’s not doing anyone any favors. I don’t know if any other genre covers the range of content and quality in album art quite like metal does, and sure: there can be as much beauty in lo-brow pen scrawls as in slick professional-grade artwork. But man, this one ain’t much to look at. And I know I’m risking further aversion by telling you Pimeä Metsä plays Viking death metal in the vein of bands like Amon Amarth but they hail from Spain. But bear with me, because No Blood No Glory doesn’t care for things like borders or album covers and just want to keep it metal, keep it viking, and keep it fun. Continue reading

Initial Descent: December 18 – 24, 2017

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Krallice

Merry Christmas! One more Initial Descent to go and 2016 is in the rearview mirror. Also, if you haven’t finished your christmas shopping, may the force be with you as you find empty shelves and hells minions in the stores. Or you could just give up and Bandcamp gift everyone on your list something from the massive metal year we’ve had. See, we truly care about you readers and are here for you. Speaking of; we here at Nine Circles want to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you that have stopped by and spent any amount of time with us. We hope you will continue to visit us in 2017 and we will do everything we can to keep it interesting. Also we want to thank all the bands, artists, labels, PR firms and all those behind the scenes that offer us an opportunity to do this and the means in which to do it with. To our staff; we appreciate you and everything you do more than you know. You volunteer your time to do this and being that time is in short supply it means so much that you sacrifice it for us to move forward. You rule, period. This week KRALLICE leads the charge with Prelapsarian and yes they still kill it, on the Viking metal front we have No Blood No Glory from Pimeä Metsä, Nahtrunar continues their grim approach to black metal on Existenz and Panzerfaust takes a look at evil as it relates to the human condition on their extremely dense black metal album The Lucifer Principle. As usual that’s only the beginning so hit that continue reading button and see what else is out there. Continue reading