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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Album Review: Gloryhammer – “Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards”

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It was little more than a year ago that long running German power metal enthusiasts, Edguy, released Space Police – Defenders of the Crown. Now, in 2015, Gloryhammer is here with their own take on space battle. Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards is symphonic power metal that will inevitably get under your skin. Annoyingly so. Like a rash you can’t scratch. What begins as a tongue-in-cheek soon turns into a tension filled, nail-biting journey. The album is, simply put, a blast. OH WHAT WILL BECOME OF OUR SPACE HEROES!?

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