CANTO: System of a Down, Grave Digger, Hellyeah, and more


“In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Esxcelsi”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 23


It’s #CONCERTPALOOZA2015! The guys throw aside the headlines this week because they have three shows to discuss this week — including one tour they both caught! Hop on in and take a listen to our thoughts on: Killswitch Engage & Rise AgainstDeafheaven, Envy & Tribulation; and of course, Blind Guardian & Grave Digger! Also, new albums from Abigail Williams and Horrendous, too.

All that and much, much more in Episode 23, so check it out!

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Keep it heavy,

Concert Review: Blind Guardian and Grave Digger (Halloween 2015)


I’ll start this review off by saying last night’s experience was a first for me on a number of levels. For one, it was my first time seeing Blind Guardian after many, many attempts. While my taste in metal may be more on the extreme end, Blind Guardian will always hold a special place in my heart. So, finally getting to see them is a monumental event in my lifetime. Beyond that, it was my first Halloween not spent blitzed out of my mind in some absurd costume in almost a decade. Good for me, right?

Good for me, indeed. Being Halloween, it was an incredible evening full of twists and turns that absolutely nobody expected or could have prepared for. I know many are planning on seeing this same show in coming days. If you are among those, stop reading here. You owe it to yourselves to wait and have your own experience. It was an amazing night and one that I will remember for a long time. Now, allow me to get into more detail. Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Grave Digger – “Heavy Metal Breakdown”


Grave Digger is one of those German heavy metal bands that has been around forever. And I mean that quite literally. They originally formed in 1980, broke up seven years later, and then reformed in 1991. Since then, they’ve been writing and touring consistently, leading up to the current run of shows with fellow countrymen Blind Guardian. This is what brings us here. Accompanying this tour, Grave Digger will release several re-recorded hits from years past, including 1984’s  “Heavy Metal Breakdown,” complete with a shiny new music video.

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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 14 (July 19, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 14 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, Dan and Corey take a listen to new albums from Novembers Doom and Demonic Resurrection, weigh in on the first wave of Maryland Deathfest’s 2015 lineup(!!!), and send the World Cup off with a rousing discussion of German hero Mario Götze’s boat boner.

All that and much, much more in this week’s episode, so check it out!

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Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.