Concert Review: Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum, 9.24.2018

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When it comes to concerts, I try to go to at least one a year. After all, in between school and other events, it becomes rather difficult to catch them sometimes. However, when I heard that Amorphis was coming into town with three other bands I was curious about but never really dealt with before, I knew I had to see them. Thus, I decided to do the only thing I was able to do: prepare myself for a night filled with music by listening to the four band’s latest albums in order to know what to expect.

Of the four, I am most familiar with Amorphis – I had seen them once before as support for Nightwish in early 2012 – so I was expecting a good time from these guys. Seeing the others was a bonus. Continue reading

In the Flesh: Ulcerate, Zhrine, and Phobocosm (November 2, 2016)

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Welcome to another edition of In the Flesh, a recap of the best live metal has to offer. On the 2nd of November, I had the extreme pleasure of catching New Zealand’s Ulcerate on the opening date of their Shrines of Paralysis North American tour, featuring support from Montreal’s Phobocosm and Zhrine from Reykjavik, Iceland.  These three bands, from vastly different parts of the world, getting together on one bill was like the stars lining up, and it proved to be one of the most crushingly heavy shows I have seen in recent memory.  Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 46 (April 3, 2015)

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It’s time for Episode 46 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, It’s the first podcast in April, so the guys look ahead to Q2 and talk about some of their most anticipated music for the next three months. Plus, we pour one out for Immortal, Corey discusses his adventures with Nergal’s autobiography, and Dan rips the entire state of California a new asshole over their “laissez-faire” approach to water consumption during a four-year-long drought.

All that and much, much more in Episode 46, so check it out!

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