Best of Q3: Manny-O-War’s List

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Here we are at the end of September. Another three months (or “quarter” as financially successful people refer to it) gone. Some high-quality releases were once again dumped upon the masses by some bands willing to take risks and explore new sounds. While not all of it was exceptional (or even listenable) some will be involved in a tight battle for a shot in the year’s top nine. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 16

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The guys discuss the assault allegations against Deiphago guitarist Sidapa, then dig into new albums from Mgla, Amorphis and Iron Maiden. Plus, Dan rips into New York City’s elevated park / hell-on-Earth candidate, The High Line!

All that and much, much more in Episode 16, so check it out!

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Album Review: Deiphago – “Into the Eye of Satan”

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In a sea of blackened death metal, black metal, death metal, grindcore, thrash and the all encompassing “extreme metal” Deiphago stands out as only one thing: Deiphago. Their unique blend of Satan-centric black metal is on full display throughout their new LP Into the Eye of Satan. It’s a mesmerizing trip — filled with blasting beats, chaotic songwriting and nearly free-jazz, ritualistic guitar work in one of their best collections to date. Continue reading

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – July 10, 2015

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Buenos dias, amigos! Welcome to the center of hell. On a bright note, today is a special day because the USA Women’s Soccer Team are rolling through the Canyon of Heroes in New York City to celebrate their World Cup Championship! So that’s super exciting. Especially if you’re in the New York City area and can actually see Rapinoe, Wambach, Rampone, Morgan, Lloyd, Klingenberg, Johnston, Holiday, Krieger, Solo, O’Hara and crew in person! So get excited! Continue reading