Album Review: Inquisition – “Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith”


Everyone’s favorite Nazi but not Nazi (see?) Colombian/Seattle black metal 2-piece is back with Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith. I have no idea what this band’s world views are aside from talking a lot about Celestial Magic Satan or something or other. All I know is that since I first heard 2013’s Obscure Verses for the Multiverse I have loved this band. With their latest work, Inquisition gives us some of their standard rippers, some older sounds from earlier in the band’s extensive career, and some wonderful and sometimes completely surprising new ground. Continue reading

Episode 5: May 10, 2014

Apologies for the delay on this one, folks, but at long last, it’s time for Episode 5 of Horns Up – your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, co-host emeritus Kevin Davis joins Dan and Corey to weigh in on news from Inquisition, Nachtmystium and Mötley Crüe, before promptly disconnecting without warning! Because Kevin. After that, Dan and Corey check out new albums from Arkona, Epica and Noneuclid, revisit some classic albums from Amorphis and Strapping Young Lad, and ponder the alleged metallicness of Baltimore’s Future Islands.

All this and much, much more in this week’s episode — check it out! And don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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The Dump: Episode 4

Morning, metalheads! As promised, here’s the first edition of The Dump, our new series of podcast companion posts where we share all of the content we allude to in the episodes each week. We’ll break these down by content type (links, photos, videos, etc.) and then chronologically based on when they come up in each episode. That said, here goes:



  • Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun album artwork



  • Arch Enemy – “As the Pages Burn”

  • Judas Priest – “Redeemer of Souls”

  • Slayer – “Implode”

  • Solstafir – “Fjara”

  • “Dani Alves eats a banana thrown from the stands 2014”

  • Godzilla – Asia Trailer [HD]

  • Avril Lavigne – “Hello Kitty”

Look it up yourself.


  • Sólstafir – Svartir Sandar

  • Rammstein – Mutter

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Episode 4: May 2, 2014

It’s time for Episode 4 of Horns Up – your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, Dan and Corey jizz themselves over terrific new releases from Insomnium and Lord Mantis, recap the lineup announcement for this year’s Summer Slaughter tour and look ahead to a crazy month of concerts.

All this and much, much more in this week’s episode! And don’t forget to check back tomorrow for The Dump, a new companion post series where we follow up on our weekly episodes with all of the content we couldn’t physically show you on the air!


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Quickies: May 1, 2014

Welcome to May everyone! I am happy to report that there are absolutely zero of those stupid “IT’S GONNA BE MAY” memes on this page. I have decided to spare you all. You’re welcome. As I write this, Dan is at his first show of the month (he wasted no time) and I am enjoying my first night at the bar of the month (I also wasted no time). Anyway, some news from the day:


– Corey

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