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Welcome to The Nine Circles Audio Thing, a podcast supplement to the wide-ranging metal coverage we offer up on a daily basis over at the Nine Circles blog. We'll have all kinds of metal-related audio #content geared toward people averse to the written word! (And/or people who maybe just prefer the drunkenly-spoken word, to be fair. But just those two types of people. No others.) Check back regularly for the latest!

Welcome to The Nine Circles Audio Thing, a podcast supplement to the wide-ranging metal coverage we offer up on a daily basis over at the Nine Circles blog. We'll have all kinds of metal-related audio #content geared toward people averse to the written word! (And/or people who maybe just prefer the drunkenly-spoken word, to be fair. But just those two types of people. No others.) Check back regularly for the latest!

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Welcome to The Nine Circles Audio Thing, a podcast supplement to the wide-ranging metal coverage we offer up on a daily basis over at the Nine Circles blog. We'll have all kinds of metal-related audio #content geared toward people averse to the written word! (And/or people who maybe just prefer the drunkenly-spoken word, to be fair. But just those two types of people. No others.) Check back regularly for the latest!

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English


Episodes

TECHNICALLY INCLINED: Necrophagist

2/21/2021
Woohoo, it's new segment time! Technically Inclined will be a new jam here on the Audio Thing, devoted primarily to appreciating the oft-overlooked -- at least on this blog -- genre of technical death metal. Tech death: Buke's known and loved it for years; Dan's neutral and limited in his knowledge of it. And so, Technically Inclined will celebrate the genre by having Sensei Buke educate Padawan Dan on its many intricacies -- one album (or in this case, one band) at a time. (Plus, with...

Duration:00:29:20

Demiser's Demiser the Demiser on their upcoming album "Through the Gate Eternal," the intense need to get out and tour, album art and a mascot, working with Damian Herring, and so much more!

2/10/2021
Demiser, a blackened thrash band from South Carolina, may need a slight introduction now but when their debut full length "Through the Gate Eternal" drops, introductions will be a thing of the past. The band revels in its classic take on metal but excels in its fresh ideas on how to push their brand of blackened thrash further than ever thought possible. Honestly, this is the breakout album of the year and you don't even know it yet. BOOM. Josh chats with vocalist Demiser the Demiser about...

Duration:00:45:16

Tribulation was January's 2021's Album of the Month!

2/9/2021
Episode 64 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing kicks off 2021 with a bang, as the gang waxes poetic about the latest from Swedish prog/goth/death rock/kitchen sink outfit Tribulation, whose new album Where the Gloom Becomes Sound out on Century Media and Metal Blade has folks in a tizzy. Buke again assumes the captains chair and leads the chase with the usual suspects, and introduces newest member of the 9C gang Didrik to the insanity! You know how this works...team members take turns picking...

Duration:01:23:05

Tribulation's Adam Zaars on their new album "Where the Gloom Becomes Sound," Jonathan Hultén's exit and Joseph Tholl's entry, Adam's entry into, and fascination with, heavy metal, writing an album in the midst of a pandemic, what 2021 may hold for the ban

1/27/2021
At this point, Tribulation need zero introduction since they have been a powerhouse of both death metal and gothic metal over the course of four full lengths. And, with Where the Gloom Becomes Sound the band fully cement their gothic meets death metal stance. It's January but already we're feeling vibes of "best of 2021" with this album since it truly is their best yet and fully fleshed out album to date. And, that's saying a lot since any fan of the band would already say they've climbed...

Duration:00:49:35

Chris and Dan count down their Non-Metal Favorites of 2020!

1/10/2021
With #BestOf2020 coverage having been fully underway here at Nine Circles for a couple of weeks, it’s time for a bit of a breather. Time to crank down the volume, switch off the HM-2 pedal, and talk some non-metal for a change. If you read Ian’s end-of-year Rainbows in the Dark blog post and thought to yourself, “boy, I sure would like a two-and-a-half-hour audio version of THAT,” well, reader, have we got the episode for you! A little while back — okay, almost a month back now, because Dan...

Duration:02:11:49

Best of 2020: Last Call

1/6/2021
For this episode we go all in with most of the staff for our best of 2020 picks. We hit the high notes of what tickled our fancies for the year that was a shitstorm and even welcomed in a new member to the family. So, buckle up for an epic episode that has a wealth of stuff you may have missed and be sure to take notes, artists we mention need your support so open up those wallets and purses. Needless to say, 2020 was a wasteland of a year but it drove metal to be an epic beast throughout...

Duration:02:47:54

Tombs' Mike Hill on new album "Under Sullen Skies," working with Season of Mist, making music from a fan's standpoint, refining sound, and so much more!

11/18/2020
Tombs are on the eve of releasing their fifth full length Under Sullen Skies which is much like biting the head off a rocket and reveling in the burn of the explosion. No surprise really, the band have been incendiary since their debut Winter Hours and just get better and better with each release. This album however finds them better and more vicious than ever. It's not a stretch at all that they've already been placed high on one specific best of 2020 list and we are certain they'll be on...

Duration:00:59:13

Wolverine's Thomas Jansson and Marcus Losbjer on new album "A Darkened Sun," mechanics of making an audio/visual release, maturation, and so much more!

11/4/2020
Sweden's Wolverine have just released their seventh full length, A Darkened Sun, and continue to be on the forefront of the progressive rock/metal landscape with lush melodies, heavy lyrical content, powerful performances, and music that is truly timeless. Along with that list of accomplishments they can now add an audio/visual release that is stunning, to say the least. Just on the heels of this release, Thomas Jansson and Marcus Losbjer took some time to chat with Josh about the album and...

Duration:01:02:30

Blood Red, Audio Edition -- Episode 3: HOST (2020) and THE PLATFORM (2019)

10/20/2020
Someday, we'll be able to do these horror excursions in a more timely manner. But until then, here's the good news: we're sorry! By way of an apology for our first episode in... almost two months... we jump back in the saddle with a conversation about TWO horror films for your listening, er... pleasure? And guess what? Our resident horror noob, Buke, picked both of them! First up, we dig into Host: a nifty, resourceful little Shudder exclusive from earlier this year involving a seance gone...

Duration:01:21:16

Forêt Endormie's Jordan Guerette on new album Une voile déchirée, Using French as a Lyrical Basis, Pandemic Effects, Fire In the Mountains, Handling Creative Overlap Between Bands, and so Much More!

10/14/2020
Portland Maine's Forêt Endormie recently released their second full length Une voile déchirée which sees the band further their vision of apocalyptic chamber folk with the theme of place and how it relates to each individual that experiences it for themselves. Since 2016, their music has been unique in not only sound but in the effect it has when enjoyed in the right setting. Just behind Une voile déchirée's release, Jordan Guerette took some time to chat with Buke and Corey about the new...

Duration:00:59:16

Lik's Niklas Sandin on new album Misanthropic Breed, Pandemic Effects, Swedish Death Metal, the Power of the HM2 Pedal, Jazz, and so much more!

10/1/2020
Sweden's Lik have just released their third full length Misanthropic Breed and stand to crush it in the Swedeath scene with a sound that is instantly recognizable yet inherently unique. It's heavy as hell yet deep in the pocket with fellow countrymen of the same ilk. Just ahead of Misanthropic Breed's release, guitarist Niklas Sandin took some time to chat with Buke about their new album and the effects of this current pandemic on the band. They also spend some time on Swedish death metal...

Duration:00:35:47

The Ocean was September 2020's Album of the Month!

9/29/2020
Episode 55 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is all about the Album of the Month for September which is Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic by Germany's post metal/progressive metal juggernauts The Ocean which is available now on Metal Blade Records and Pelagic Records. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Ian, Angela, Hera (Cat), and Jon! The pick this month was a mere suggestion from Corey which grew legs to become an all in team pick. And, it's easy to see why, this is The...

Duration:02:22:14

Blood Red, Audio Edition - Episode 2: VEROTIKA (2019)

8/29/2020
We're back, baby! A multitude of events in this increasingly dystopian world of ours forced us to sideline Blood Red for... [checks notes] ...three months... but now, with less than a month until the return of the annual Hooptober horror film marathon, we return with a doozie of a discussion on a highly entertaining, not-quite "horror," not-quite-"film." It's Verotika. The thing we're discussing is Verotika, Glenn Danzig's 2019 directorial debut. Actually "directorial debut" doesn't quite...

Duration:01:23:41

Cult of Lilith's Mario Infantes on new album Mara, employing odd instruments, meaning of Necromechanical Baroque, Cult of Overthinking as an alternate band name, and so much more!

8/25/2020
Iceland's Cult of Lilith are technically a young band in the sense that they only have one EP available but with the release of their impending full length debut Mara they stand to crush it in the death metal scene with a sound that's akin to modern heavy weights in the scene but with their own unique take on it and unique use of odd instruments to firmly place the exclamation mark on it all. Harpsichord, 80s style synth, and intriguing songcraft make this band stand out from the crowd like...

Duration:00:56:40

Exist's Max Phelps on new album Egoiista, life for the band since their last album, advantages of longer songs, music teaching, Chuck Schuldiner's lasting legacy, and so much more!

8/18/2020
Baltimore, MD's Exist have a deep lineage across the metal spectrum and with some of the most heralded bands in history. So it should come as no surprise they've made a splash since their mid 2000s debut or that they've shared tours with many elite bands. Their first two albums were an encyclopedia of how progressive metal is done and now with their third, Egoiista, ready to roll they, yet again, hold a masterclass in how to stay atop this crowded genre and dive deeper into their own...

Duration:01:04:40

Primitive Man's Ethan Lee McCarthy on new album Immersion, their mind blowing live experience, being louder than anyone else, early influences, and so much more!

8/12/2020
Denver Colorado's Primitive Man have been banging out the sickest and gnarliest sludge/doom jams since 2012 and have risen to the top of this heap in very short order. No light, no hope, ear smashing, and soul crushing are all things this band has been doing with aplomb since their debut Scorn. And now, with their third full length Immersion, the band is poised to slaughter eardrums and souls worldwide. They've figured out exactly how to build tension and let it simmer to the boiling point...

Duration:00:43:57

Judicator was July 2020's Album of the Month!

8/11/2020
FIFTY EPISODES! HOLY CRAP! I wish we could say we had something special planned for this milestone, but nope...it's just another round of the Nine Circles Audio Thing. The gang gets together for July's Album of the Month: the blistering power metal opus Let There Be Nothing by USPM masters Judicator. Buke managed to wrangle Ian, Angela, Vince, and - in a rare sighting - DAN! Who incidentally had the pick for the month! As Buke points out, this might be the first time a power metal got...

Duration:01:14:59

Necrot's Luca Indrio on their upcoming album Mortal, the importance of hard work, the impact of their debut Blood Offerings, Luca's early days, the Metal vs Racism platform and so much more!

7/29/2020
Bay Area's Necrot have, in short order, become a household name for those of us that love our death metal sinewy and with tons of blood and guts yet keeping intact the basic tenets that death metal was built upon. Their first full length Blood Offerings saw the band explode with tons of positive coverage and electrifying live shows to back it up. And now with their second offering Mortal they build on this success with an even gnarlier sound that will appeal to not only death metal fans but...

Duration:00:50:04

Aversio Humanitatis was June 2020's Album of the Month!

7/22/2020
Episode 48 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is all about the Album of the Month for June which is Behold the Silent Dwellers by Spain's black metal purveyors Aversio Humanitatis. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Ian, Charles, and Anton who had the pick for the month! The crowd may have been thin for this episode but that doesn't mean the discussion was any less than stellar regarding the latest by Aversio Humanitatis, which, as Anton very colorfully points out, may well...

Duration:01:38:04

Falconer's Stefan Weinerhall on new album "From a Dying Ember," closing the book on a 20 year run, future possibilities, who sits at the power metal roundtable, and more!

7/2/2020
Power metal elicits passion like no other fanbase in metal. As a genre it's stuck to its guns of pomp and bombast, technical wizardry and anthemic hooks and carved a truly unique niche that continues to surprise to this day. And for 20 years over the course of nine albums Falconer have been staunch advocates for forward-thinking, aggressive and righteous metal that never catered to a fad. New album From A Dying Ember may be the closing chapter of the band, but as you'll see from our...

Duration:00:53:23