The Nine Circles Audio Thing

The Nine Circles Audio Thing

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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.


Blood Red, Audio Edition - Episode 2: VEROTIKA (2019)
Aug 29 • 83 min
After three months, the audio edition of Blood Red is back, baby! This time out, Chris, Dan and Buke get together to discuss Glenn Danzig’s 2019 horror “film,” VEROTIKA.
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!
Aug 25 • 56 min
Buke chats with Cult of Lilith’s vocalist 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!
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!
Aug 18 • 64 min
Buke chats with 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!
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!
Aug 12 • 43 min
Buke chats with Primitive Man’s Ethan Lee McCarthy about their upcoming album Immersion, their mind blowing live experience, being louder than anyone and anything else, early influences, and so much more!
Judicator was July 2020’s Album of the Month!
Aug 11 • 74 min
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…
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!
Jul 29 • 50 min
Buke chats with Necrot’s Luca Indrio about their upcoming second full length Mortal, the importance of hard work and results of it for them, the impact of their debut Blood Offerings, Luca’s early days, the Metal vs Racism platform and so much more!
Aversio Humanitatis was June 2020’s Album of the Month!
Jul 22 • 98 min
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…
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!
Jul 2 • 53 min
Our champion of the mic Buke sat down with Stefan Weinerhall the visionary behind power metal veterans Falconer to talk about the band’s final album “From a Dying Ember.” There’s a lot to cover in a 20 year career, including songwriting, collaborations,…
Netherlands’ Timo Ellis on new album “Zombie Techno,” side effects of current events and staying busy creating music, an explosive new video, and more!
Jul 1 • 38 min
Josh chats with Netherlands mastermind Timo Ellis about their latest album Zombie Techno, current events, creating more new music than ever, videos, and a whole bunch more!
Wilderun’s Evan Berry on their latest album Veil of Imagination, patience in waiting for a label deal, cancelled touring plans, Berklee College of Music, and so much more!
Jun 24 • 40 min
Buke chats with Wilderun’s vocalist and guitarist Evan Berry about their latest album “Veil of Imagination,” patience in waiting for a label deal, cancelled touring plans, Berklee College of Music, and so much more!
Paradise Lost was May 2020’s Album of the Month!
Jun 3 • 88 min
Episode 44 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is all about the Album of the Month for May which is Obsidian by veteran UK gothic/death/doom/metal purveyors Paradise Lost. Buke once again captains the episode joined by Vince, Angela, and Ian, who had the pick…
Blood Red, Audio Edition. Episode 1: BLOOD QUANTUM (2019)
May 26 • 59 min
Chris, Dan and Buke get together to talk horror and take the Blood Red column to a new medium! In this week’s edition, the gang discusses the 2019 Canadian zombie film, BLOOD QUANTUM.
Nine Circles presents…an ALTERNATE take on the 2020 Name of the Year bracket!
May 18 • 106 min
While No. 1 overall seed Mathdaniel Squirrel walked away with the 2020 Name of the Year championship in real life, we here at Nine Circles had a bit of a different take on the proceedings. Join Dan, Chris, Buke and special guest Patrick Leyn (bassist in…
Pile of Priests on their upcoming self titled album, life during Covid, working with Dan Swanö, 70,000 Tons of Metal and so much more!
May 14 • 82 min
Buke chats with Pile of Priests’ Evan, Patrick, and Daryl about their upcoming, self titled second full length, life for artists during this Covid mess, working with Dan Swanö, the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, the vibrancy of the Denver metal scene and so…
Katatonia was April 2020’s Album of the Month!
May 12 • 110 min
Holy crap, we made it to Episode 40 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing! It may be May, but this here is the Album of the Month for April which is City Burials by veteran Swedish art/doom/metal/anything goes rockets Katatonia. Buke once again captains the…
Metal Logo March… er, April… Madness!
Apr 16 • 169 min
In the absence of all sports due to quarantine — no, UFC doesn’t count — the guys got together and did a sorta sports-y thing: put together a bracket of 64 of our favorite bands for a METAL LOGO MARCH MADNESS tournament. Except it happened in April.…
Wake was March 2020’s Album of the Month!
Apr 14 • 99 min
Buke hosts as Vince, Ian, Anton, Jon, Charles, Hera and podcast debuttante Angela discuss Wake’s “Devouring Ruin” — our album of the month for March 2020!
GiantBomb’s Alex Navarro on Video Games, Metal, and More!
Mar 29 • 66 min
It’s metal-adjacent time as Buke goes all in on his other passion - video games - with Alex Navarro of GiantBomb!
Traveler’s Matt Ries on upcoming album “Termination Shock,” touring at the outset of a pandemic, recording at home, and so much more!
Mar 25 • 51 min
Buke chats with Traveler’s guitarist, founding member and primary songwriter Matt Ries about their upcoming sophomore effort “Termination Shock,” nearly being caught abroad at the outset of a pandemic, recording at home, and so much more!
Intronaut was February 2020’s Album of the Month!
Mar 18 • 83 min
Episode 35 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is for the February Album of the Month pick which is Fluid Existential Inversions by the ever evolving, progressive metallers Intronaut.
Chris and Dan Count Down Their Favorite Non-Metal of 2019!
Dec 24, 2019 • 87 min
Episode 34 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing takes a break from all that loud metal for the holidays as Chris and Dan go on for probably too long about their favorite non-metal music of 2019!
Schammasch was November 2019’s Album of the Month!
Dec 17, 2019 • 52 min
Episode 33 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is for the November Album of the Month pick which is Hearts of No Light by everyone’s favorite avantgarde black metallers Schammasch. The house wasn’t packed but we still had an amazing roundtable about an…
Vomit Fist’s Nick and Leo Didkovsky on new album “Omnicide,” the (un)importance of genre tags, Frogvasions, and much more!
Dec 11, 2019 • 60 min
Josh chats with Vomit Fist’s guitarist Nick Didkovsky and drummer Leo Didkovsky about their new album “Omnicide,” why and how they just rendered genre tags (un)important, Frogvasions, and so much more.
Exhumed was October 2019’s Album of the Month!
Nov 19, 2019 • 61 min
Since Episode 31 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing is for October’s Album of the Month, it’s fitting we’re chatting about Exhumed and their latest deathgrind masterpiece Horror. I mean, what better month to wax on blood, guts, death metal, and all those…
Opeth was September 2019’s Album of the Month!
Oct 30, 2019 • 50 min
Right at the tail end of the month we bring you our most delayed AOTM yet! Episode 30 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing has the geometry you need, provided it comes in fours, because that’s how many people we have lined up to talk about the Swedish Gods…
Car Bomb’s Greg Kubacki on “Mordial,” advantages of DIY, Metallica, and much more!
Oct 23, 2019 • 27 min
Josh chats with Car Bomb guitarist Greg Kubacki about the band’s new album Mordial, the many advantages of being DIY, a deep love of Metallica, and much More!
Creeping Death’s Trey Pemberton on new album “Wretched Illusions” college football, and more!
Oct 9, 2019 • 39 min
Buke is back, getting crazy and going in deep with Creeping Death’s guitarist Trey Pemberton about the band’s debut full length Wretched Illusions! College football, the pros and cons of power metal and black metal, and the dangers of allergies are…
Hope Drone was August 2019’s Album of the Month!
Sep 18, 2019 • 56 min
We’re back in classic trio format to cover all the angles for Episode 27 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing! Chris, Vincent and Charles come together like some weird off-brand Voltron to discuss the long-awaited return of Australian black/post/little bit of…
Falls of Rauros was July’s 2019’s Album of the Month!
Aug 25, 2019 • 67 min
With some last minute injuries our Scholar of the First Sin Hera is called from the bench to lead Episode 26 of the Nine Circles Audio Thing! Together with Vincent and Charles depths are plumbed and gauntlets are thrown concerning the many, many virtues…
Baroness was June 2019’s Album of the Month!
Jul 28, 2019 • 68 min
Episode 25! How the hell did we make 25 of these?! It boggles the mind, but not as much as the production choices on Gold & Grey, the latest from Savannah rocking sludge merchants Baroness and not coincidentally our Album of the Month selection for June…
Darkthrone was May 2019’s Album of the Month!
Jun 28, 2019 • 67 min
It’s a crowded house, but not Crowded House because we’re a metal site and I can’t get anyone to do a retrospective on the genius of Temple of Low Men. Anyway, if you’re reading these words you know it’s Album of the Month time and - as usual - it’s right…
Paladin’s Taylor Washington on new album “Ascension” making videos, and more!
Jun 5, 2019 • 39 min
Matt makes his Nine Circles debut chatting with Paladin’s vocalist/guitarist Taylor Washington about their recently released debut album Ascension. NASCAR, video games, and the perils of making a video are discussed, along with upcoming tour plans, and…
Allegaeon was April 2019’s Album of the Month!
May 22, 2019 • 44 min
We’re back, and in (almost) trio format! Think of it as Rush when they were a blues band, or like a bunch of folks with no idea what they’re doing but enthusiastic about it anyway, the Album of the Month series keeps on a-rolling, with Allegaeon taking…
Devin Townsend was March 2019’s Album of the Month!
Apr 15, 2019 • 63 min
It’s almost as if we kinda know what we’re doing! Like an elephant bashing the drums with a gorilla on guitar, the Album of the Month series continues its ramshackle adventure into the heart of metal, this time crowning Devin Townsend and his solo magnum…
MASTOCHAT: “Crack the Skye” turns 10!
Apr 12, 2019 • 49 min
Chris, Dan, and Josh get into it as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mastodon’s “Crack the Skye.”
Moon Tooth’s Nick Lee on upcoming album “Crux,” a new tour, and more!
Mar 20, 2019 • 40 min
Josh chats with Moon Tooth’s guitarist Nick Lee about the band’s upcoming album Crux, a new tour, solid advice for new bands, and much more!
Ithaca was February 2019’s Album of the Month!
Mar 12, 2019 • 64 min
Two in a row! And not nearly as late as usual! Like an out of control freight train in a late 90s action film, the Album of the Month series continues its perilous journey, this time picking Ithaca and their debut full-length The Language of Injury — our…
Mo’ynoq was January 2019’s Album of the Month!
Feb 23, 2019 • 27 min
And we’re back! And late as usual! Happy 2019, folks…the Album of the Month series returns, bestowing the honor upon Mo’ynoq and their debut full-length Dreaming in a Dead Language — our Album of the Month selection for January 2019!
Crypteria’s Austin Burleigh and Kevin McCombs on the band’s new self-titled album and more!
Nov 29, 2018 • 42 min
Josh chats with Crypteria’s guitarist Austin Burleigh and bassist Kevin McCombs about the band’s new album, their collective influences, Floridian death metal and a whole bunch more!
Beyond Creation was October 2018’s Album of the Month!
Nov 27, 2018 • 39 min
Surprising no one, we’re cutting it right down to the wire on this one…Huzzah! The Album of the Month series returns, bestowing the honor upon Beyond Creation and their new LP Algorythm — our Album of the Month selection for October 2018!
ALLFATHER’s Tom Ballard on the process behind “And All Will Be Desolation”
Nov 20, 2018 • 32 min
Josh chats with ALLFATHER vocalist Tom Ballard about the band’s terrific new album, “And All Will Be Desolation”!
A Forest of Stars was September 2018’s Album of the Month!
Oct 27, 2018 • 35 min
Hera, Vince and Jon get together to talk about A FOREST OF STARS and their new album, “Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes” — our album of the month for September!
Bummer was August 2018’s Album of the Month!!
Sep 28, 2018 • 23 min
Josh, Vince and Petkau get together to discuss Bummer’s album, “Holy Terror,” our album of the month for August 2018!
METALLICAST: “…And Justice for All” turns 30!
Aug 23, 2018 • 75 min
Dan and Chris have a comprehensive chat about Metallica’s “…And Justice for All” in honor of its 30th anniversary
Imperial Triumphant was July 2018’s Album of the Month!
Aug 16, 2018 • 41 min
Our largest podcast group to date gets together to discuss the new Imperial Triumphant — our album of the month for July 2018!
BEHIND THE CROOKED ‘CAST: a 30th-anniversary look-back at Slayer’s “South of Heaven”
Aug 2, 2018 • 32 min
Chris and Josh get together to discuss Slayer’s seminal album “South of Heaven” in honor of its 30th birthday last month.
Netherlands’ Timo Ellis on the band’s new album, “Black Gaia,” and more!
Jul 26, 2018 • 41 min
Josh chats with Netherlands mastermind Timo Ellis about Black Gaia, touring with Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. and a whole bunch more!
Group Chat: Highlights from the first half of 2018!
Jul 19, 2018 • 29 min
The 9C team gets together to discuss some of their favorite albums from the first half of 2018!
Gaerea was June 2018’s Album of the Month!
Jul 12, 2018 • 36 min
The group gets together to discuss June’s album of the month — Gaerea’s “Unsettling Whispers”
Amorphis was May 2018’s Album of the Month!
Jun 15, 2018 • 66 min
The 9C team gets together for a chat about one of our collective favorite releases from May 2018 — the new Amorphis album!
YOB’s Aaron Rieseberg on “Our Raw Heart,” defeating adversity, and more!
May 31, 2018 • 38 min
Josh chats with YOB bassist Aaron Rieseberg about the band’s new album, Our Raw Heart, and much more!
Panopticon was April 2018’s Album of the Month!
May 13, 2018 • 67 min
The 9C team gets together for a group chat/review about one of April’s highest-profile releases — the new Panopticon record!
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PODCAST YAY!
May 4, 2018 • 43 min
Nine Circles is turning four — so Dan, Corey, Josh and Chris get together to celebrate, reminisce and layout future plans for continued metal blogosphere…erm…”domination”?
Couch Slut’s “Contempt” — the Nine Circles group review
May 4, 2018 • 37 min
The Nine Circles blog team — okay, PART OF the Nine Circles blog team — gets together for a review and discussion of Brooklyn band Couch Slut’s second album, Contempt!