Well, that certainly was a week. However, three days to recover ain’t a bad gig so there’s that. Brother Vince might be mad at me for hijacking this week’s mixtape but, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to congratulate Demiser on signing with Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records! Freakin’ stoked for them and can’t wait to see what the future holds. And for the mixtape, of course we’ve got the brand new joint from Demiser (obviously) but also new stuff from Archspire, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Shy, Low, as well as Vitriol, Osi and the Jupiter, and many more so smash that play button below….
Growth and change are never a bad thing in a band, within reason, of course. Some bands take the experiences of the road and of growing older and use it to forge a new path for themselves, and some use it to hunker down and double up on what makes them great. Wormwitch, a band I have had my eyes on for some time, have opted for the latter on their newest release, Wolf Hex. Their furious blend of black metal, old school thrash and death metal has always been a winning combination, and it is on this release that they seem to have found the winning proportion of everything.
A couple videos to share this Friday, and the first comes from Spirit Adrift. This one is for “Screaming from Beyond”, taken from Enlightened In Eternity. A reminder, that album drops October 16th through 20 Buck Spin if you haven’t already pre-ordered it. Hint: you should.
Belphegor are re-releasing Necrodaemon Terrorsathan on November 6th through Nuclear Blast. You can check out a brand new video for the brand new version of title-track right now… perfect for a Friday!
* Hey it’s Thursday! And it’s more than 9! What else is new? I hereby fully (don’t) apologize for the late entry that clearly doesn’t at all conform to the format. Suck it….
I tried to keep my 2019 End of Year list(s) brief…I really did. But like last year simply too much happens in the span of 365 days to limit advocating and championing the things one comes to love. And I’m not talking about the release of records. I’m speaking to the way we change and grow and mutate with every experience, the way what we hold dear or take comfort in stands as a totem or ward against the hate and pain of a world gone mad, a world that grinds away at our compassion, our love, and our fortitude to stand against it while maintaining the core of who we are. Continue reading →
Did you listen to the June Album of the Month podcast episode? Did you do the homework? Did you think we would leave you hanging? Fear not, for below you will find a quick list (with links to boot!) of all the albums mentioned by the Nine Circles crew as early 2019 favorites. Dive in, take a listen, and let us know what else is killing you so far this year.
*Note: Abbath isn’t actually in this list. That is an oversight, because I’ve been loving Outstrider. But any chance to post a picture of Abbath can’t be passed up, so…Continue reading →