The Many Faces of Manny, March 2015 (“Why I Hate Moshing”)

The Many Faces of Manny
Manny-O-War

Welcome to The Many Faces of Manny—a new monthly-ish column from yours truly that we’re (mostly) proud to introduce here at Horns Up!

For the past couple months, I’ve been writing album reviews on a relatively consistent basis, and through these, you’ll have discovered that I’m not only a medium for conveying music via multisyllabic descriptions, but also a terribly narcissistic person with a literally never ending appetite for attention. But I also have feelings, and unfortunately for those around me, those feelings are often deeply-rooted in anger and expressed through severe and unrelenting aggression. Thus, at the recommendation of my therapist(s), I’ll be working through those feelings by writing this column (which does not, in any way, reflect the views of Horns Up) on a disparate and varied range of topics.

The Many Faces of Manny will run on the second Tuesday of every month going forward. Please feel free to email the Horns Up team or tweet at me with topics and suggestions for me to violently rage about in future columns. But for now, let’s kick things off with this first edition: why I detest the ancient practice of “moshing.” Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 35 (January 16, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 35 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys discuss new albums from Sylosis and The Crown (plus a new-old album from Metallica!) and share their thoughts on mosh pits, plus Corey recaps last week’s Dark Tranquillity / Insomnium show at the Worcester Palladium.

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

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Quickies: Slipknot’s #HotMoshingTake, Christopher Lee’s Christmas hilarity and more

It’s Quickies time! I’m coming in a bit early with these, but no matter–let’s see what we missed in metal today:

Leather Leaf is based in Austin and, coincidentally, will also never be making it out of there.

Anyway, that’ll do it for today. Check back tomorrow for more!

-Dan

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