The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 27

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We’re back with more Best-of-’15 recaps this week, as the guys look back at albums from ObsequiaeDeath Karma and Thulcandra, among others. Plus, Spotify’s year-end listening data, and a celebration of the now-MLS-CHAMPION PORTLAND TIMBERS! (You’re probably not excited about this so we’re going to get EXTRA excited about it!!!!)

All that and…really, not all that much more in Episode 27, but check it out anyway!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Visions ov Hell: Gloryhammer – “Rise of the Chaos Wizards”

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Gloryhammer are not messing around. Sure, their thing might be a bit tongue in cheek. Sure, they prefer monikers like their fictional names Angus McFife XIII, Prince of the Galactic Empire of Fife, and Zargothrax, the Dark Sorcerer of Auchtermuchty. But, when you think about it, who wouldn’t? Those are some pretty badass names. And if the frozen wizard had become unfrozen and risen to once again unleash hell, you’re going into battle with a cool name. Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 19

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We’re back! Apologies to everyone for the extra week between shows–we probably would have gotten away with it all if it weren’t for those meddling technical difficulties!

Anyway, this week, the guys dig into new album announcements from Deafheaven and Children of Bodom, discuss an above-average number of sports-based things, and then Dan waxes poetic about Scottish symphonic power metal darlings, Gloryhammer. Plus, a tribute to late Nunslaughter drummer, Jim Konya.

All that and much, much more in Episode 19, so check it out!

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Best of Q3: Dan’s List

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All things considered, this was a pretty solid three months for metal. I’ll admit up front that I probably didn’t listen to as much from July through September as I had during either of 2015’s first two quarters, but luckily, the stuff I did listen to has held up pretty damn well. Here’s what I’ve got for ya: Continue reading

Initial Descent: September 25’s New Releases in Brief

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Look at that picture. How can you not get excited about a band with that kind of promo photo? That’s Scottish / Swiss power metal crew Gloryhammer, who’s leading the way in, admittedly, a lighter week of new releases than we had last week. Here’s what’s on tap:
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