The Nine Circles ov… DEUTSCHLAND 2015!

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And what a year for Germany it has been. And I’m referring, of course, to metal. One after another, week after week, we find ourselves discussing another impressive release out of the central European nation. And we’re covering all metal genres: black, death, power, doom… you name it. For a country that has previously been accused of not producing enough extreme metal, 2015 has proven otherwise. In fact, nine spots isn’t nearly enough to cover all the bands worth mentioning from this year alone. Fortunately, Manny-O-War and I are on it. He shared his favorite metal exports from Germany last week. This time… it’s my turn. Let’s roll on. Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 36 (January 23, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 36 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys discuss new albums from Marilyn Manson and Obscure Infinity, rip Phil Labonte a new asshole, and attempt to understand why people like Liturgy. (The last part didn’t end too well.)

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

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Album Review: Obscure Infinity – “Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness”

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This week, I had the opportunity to check out the latest release from German death metal group Obscure Infinity, titled Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness. Naturally, I jumped at this opportunity, because, well…death metal. And because Germany. Full disclosure off the top, though: I had no prior experience listening to this band, and I didn’t get a chance look back at the two previous full-length albums they’ve released since forming in 2007. Yes, this is partly because Spotify didn’t hook me up, (DAMMIT, SPOTIFY, YOU HAD ONE JOB) but no matter: I listened to this with fresh ears and overall, I was not disappointed.

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Just the Tip: January 20’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week:

January 20, 2015

Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor (Hell, etc. / Cooking Vinyl)

Obscure Infinity – Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness (F.D.A. Rekotz)

We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 36!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Caina – Setter of Unseen Snares (Broken Limbs)
  • Angra – Secret Garden (earMUSIC)
  • Marduk – Frontschwein (Century Media)
  • Stormwitch – Season of the Witch (Massacre)
  • Lycanthia / Atten Ash – Lycanthia/Atten Ash split (Hypnotic Dirge)

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